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Thanks Gents. U sent g&g an email last night asking about that but still have not heard back from them yet. How quick is their response time usually via email?

They're not open yet. Give them time!
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St. James II in vintage cherry (thanks grc1).

You're welcome cheers.gif

Rocking them today:

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You're welcome cheers.gif

Rocking them today:

it was picture like this that did it for me. Just hope color in real life as good as your pic smile.gif
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Hello guys,

I'm looking to place my first MTO order with G&G and thought that perhaps some of the veterans here could point me in the right direction.

A couple of years ago I saw a thread regarding these shoes by another maker:




1)Would using Vintage cherry(dark) really achieve the look I'm going for, or would it be better to just get the regular vintage cherry and pay for a patina service?(I think G&G can do this if I'm not mistaken?) or just wear the shoes and let the patina evolve by itself?

Here's a photo of dark cherry





Source: http://www.styleforum.net/t/236162/gaziano-girling-appreciation-shoe-appreciation-thread-including-reviews-purchases-pictures-etc/4860#post_5762719

And here's Nick's description:

http://www.styleforum.net/t/236162/gaziano-girling-appreciation-shoe-appreciation-thread-including-reviews-purchases-pictures-etc/4890#post_5767841
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First wear of G&G Warwicks Deco Last (Vintage Rioja)

Gents is this a good fit since laces are closing completely with thin socks. With slightly thicker socks it will be too tight for me in the toe area.
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 Agreed.  The implication of "another 10% discount" is that overseas orders are included.  I will email GG about the discount to US and post the reply.


G&G email confirmed that the 10% "Brexit" discount is available for overseas orders.

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G&G email confirmed that the 10% "Brexit" discount is available for overseas orders.
Yes it's available for US and already ordered Burnhams with 10% off and lower exchange rate. A good deal to pass by and it's coming tomorrow.
post #20753 of 21771
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First wear of G&G Warwicks Deco Last (Vintage Rioja) Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Gents is this a good fit since laces are closing completely with thin socks. With slightly thicker socks it will be too tight for me in the toe area.

 

 

Great shoe you've got there - the trousers are a nice touch as well.

 

In my opinion that's perfectly fine. Ideally, we'd all want our laces to have that perfect 1.5cm gap when brand new but unfortunately it's not always easy to get an idyllic fit from a RTW shoe. I think what's most important is how your heel fits into the heel cup. I am so above and beyond particular about any minute amount of movement that I will refuse to wear a shoe and sell it for a loss if needed. (check my signature for proof :( ) Most people aren't so anal - so it comes down to personal preference. For me - I have to feel like my heel is locked in the cup like a firm hug. I like the rest of the shoe to also adhere to that 'wet-suit' like level of support. I like my toes to be able to wiggle just a bit, but not enough to where I have much negative space - I don't care if the shoe is designed to have an elongated toe-box or not. Those are the most crucial elements of fit for me...generally this equates to having some lace gap - but not always. I have a couple shoes that lace just like yours right out of the box and they're meet my strict fit criteria.

 

I hope this was helpful and didn't provide more complication to your question. The last thing you want to do is be like me and analyze your fit like a golf swing - you'll never be happy.

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Originally Posted by MrVenneri View Post
 

 

 

Great shoe you've got there - the trousers are a nice touch as well.

 

In my opinion that's perfectly fine. Ideally, we'd all want our laces to have that perfect 1.5cm gap when brand new but unfortunately it's not always easy to get an idyllic fit from a RTW shoe. I think what's most important is how your heel fits into the heel cup. I am so above and beyond particular about any minute amount of movement that I will refuse to wear a shoe and sell it for a loss if needed. (check my signature for proof :( ) Most people aren't so anal - so it comes down to personal preference. For me - I have to feel like my heel is locked in the cup like a firm hug. I like the rest of the shoe to also adhere to that 'wet-suit' like level of support. I like my toes to be able to wiggle just a bit, but not enough to where I have much negative space - I don't care if the shoe is designed to have an elongated toe-box or not. Those are the most crucial elements of fit for me...generally this equates to having some lace gap - but not always. I have a couple shoes that lace just like yours right out of the box and they're meet my strict fit criteria.

 

I hope this was helpful and didn't provide more complication to your question. The last thing you want to do is be like me and analyze your fit like a golf swing - you'll never be happy.


Thanks a lot @MrVenneri for a perfect response to my question and really appreciate that. After wearing few G&G's now i like a snug fit as well as they fit better for me than C&J/Carmina/EB.

The fit on this one is snug in heel area :) but little tight for my small toes because of the Deco last i believe and hope that with few wears it will be better. 

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Thanks a lot @MrVenneri
 for a perfect response to my question and really appreciate that. After wearing few G&G's now i like a snug fit as well as they fit better for me than C&J/Carmina/EB.
The fit on this one is snug in heel area smile.gif but little tight for my small toes because of the Deco last i believe and hope that with few wears it will be better. 

You are quite welcome sir! Help those who help themselves I always say. You're leaps and bounds ahead of the norm which evidently consists of citing your size in random brands and asking the community for a declarative answer. It's akin to asking "I like potatoes will I also like asparagus? They're both vegetables." But you know what they say about a fool and his money right? smile.gif

As for the overall fit - I'm sure you can agree at this point that the intentional design and foot feel is truly unlike any other brand. I'm glad that you also find it enjoyable! As for the pressure on the small toes...as long as it's not an outright pain when you walk than I believe it will ease with wear. I have also experienced a similar sensation and wondered/worried about the same thing...but to my surprise, after about 40 cumulative hours on the foot the pressure either went away or I became accustomed to it.

As a general rule of thumb that I go by - snug is good, tight is bad. I know that seems rather obvious but sometimes they're hard to differentiate, especially when you really WANT to believe the shoe fits. I like to be able to 'feel' the shoe exerting some pressure/support on my foot but if I notice that my gate and footfall is changing throughout the day...that's a good indication the shoe is too tight.

I hope this helps!
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Yes it's available for US and already ordered Burnhams with 10% off and lower exchange rate. A good deal to pass by and it's coming tomorrow.
Which shipment method are they using? Can you let us know if you have to pay customs/duties? I am assuming you are US based.
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Which shipment method are they using? Can you let us know if you have to pay customs/duties? I am assuming you are US based.
Ups & yes
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Thanks, TTown. What should I expect to pay -- around 10% to 12% of the declared value?
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Thanks, TTown. What should I expect to pay -- around 10% to 12% of the declared value?
Some thing like that give or take last time I had saintcrisoin I was hit with 100$
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