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They have normal shoes with deco last they are around 770 pounds like grant. The new one you see are full deco rtw that is why they are priced 1300 pound vs going all out & going Mto deco which lot pricier than rtw deco.

Ttown, can you explain how the Deco specific regular calf leather choice (I think it's called pearl something?) adds £330 to the mix?

Assuming I'm not mistaken and it is regular calf, that seems all sorts of crazy.
Eric, gg has rtw shoes, then selected few rtw shoes with deco last. But recently they came out with full deco rtw shoes for 1300 pounds. Then above that they have full deco mto shoes I believe in total of 16 pair only catered toward mto deco line.. That are fully made with deco specification they have more hand work, deco tree & color etc. Example would be deco black which is only available through mto deco shoes. There are more color & options & leather to this but you get the idea. It's same thing grc1 does when he makes his deco shoes. Also some times gg lets you get those deco color in gmto or single mto for there regular shoe with deco last. Depends upon were you buying your shoes from. GG can break rules other retailers can't. Hope this helps.
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Eric, gg has rtw shoes, then selected few rtw shoes with deco last. But recently they came out with full deco rtw shoes for 1300 pounds. Then above that they have full deco mto shoes I believe in total of 16 pair only catered toward mto deco line.. That are fully made with deco specification they have more hand work, deco tree & color etc. Example would be deco black which is only available through mto deco shoes. There are more color & options & leather to this but you get the idea. It's same thing grc1 does when he makes his deco shoes. Also some times gg lets you get those deco color in gmto or single mto for there regular shoe with deco last. Depends upon were you buying your shoes from. GG can break rules other retailers can't. Hope this helps.

Indeed, I phrased my initial post poorly. 

 

In MTO, do you know what makes the "black deco calf" color nearly 300 pounds pricier than a regular calf? That is more in line with what you see from cordovan and other exotics, so I was wondering what made the black deco calf that much better.

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Indeed, I phrased my initial post poorly. 

In MTO, do you know what makes the "black deco calf" color nearly 300 pounds pricier than a regular calf? That is more in line with what you see from cordovan and other exotics, so I was wondering what made the black deco calf that much better.
Deco black is cool looking faded color or bleached color my man definately different than normal black shoe that's for sure. You are not paying up charge for deco black you are paying for work that goes in making fully deco shoes. Example would be hand made, hand painted, tighter waist etc just to name few things from top of my head. If gg is a good fit for a person feet, I would say deco is the closest thing you can get to bespoke. With out actually going all out bespoke. It's pure luxury item that stands out & speak for itself, & color like deco black are just icing on a cake. Some thing that stand out & unique but there are lot more options that they offer. If you have time to kill just mess around on gg site & make your own gg full deco shoes biggrin.gif
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Deco black is cool looking faded color or bleached color my man definately different than normal black shoe that's for sure. You are not paying up charge for deco black you are paying for work that goes in making fully deco shoes. Example would be hand made, hand painted, tighter waist etc just to name few things from top of my head. If gg is a good fit for a person feet, I would say deco is the closest thing you can get to bespoke. With out actually going all out bespoke. It's pure luxury item that stands out & speak for itself, & color like deco black are just icing on a cake. Some thing that stand out & unique but there are lot more options that they offer. If you have time to kill just mess around on gg site & make your own gg full deco shoes biggrin.gif

Deco is special. Even if I think it may look cool for some, I would never wear them my self. Too pointy for me. The waist of the deco is very nice.
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Indeed, I phrased my initial post poorly. 

In MTO, do you know what makes the "black deco calf" color nearly 300 pounds pricier than a regular calf? That is more in line with what you see from cordovan and other exotics, so I was wondering what made the black deco calf that much better.

Deco shoes originally came in Deco black only, with the toe area bleached to give an antique look a la Foster & Sons. F&S offers the fading service at £125 some time ago, not sure if the price is higher now.

http://www.theshoesnobblog.com/2014/03/foster-sons-new-antiquing-option.html
Edited by Chowkin - 8/27/16 at 10:08pm
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It's surprising how EG's web shop has product pictures that make their shoes look like museum pieces, whereas GG's looks like they opened their web shop in 1999 and haven't upgraded since.

Dear GG, go back to the photographer you used for the previous iteration of your web shop, the shots back then were superb!
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It's surprising how EG's web shop has product pictures that make their shoes look like museum pieces, whereas GG's looks like they opened their web shop in 1999 and haven't upgraded since.

Dear GG, go back to the photographer you used for the previous iteration of your web shop, the shots back then were superb!


I have to agree on this. 

 

Yestoday I sent a picture of Holden in deco last and asked my girlfriend's opinion. She commented: "Not so good looking."

 

:smarmy:

 

A crucial period time for me to decide whether I should keep my holden or her.

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I own G&G MTO and G&G Deco shoes

I used the TG73 last on my Deco shoes.

The Deco shoes look better...I like the Deco designs of the Collcut and Byron

My Deco TG73 lastes shoes fit better than my MTO TG73 shoes

Even if I opt for an MTO design, I would ask...and have to pay the premium to make it on the Deco standard

It creates a better looking and better fitting shoe in my experience

I originally went for the Deco shoe because I liked the bleached Black shoes Fosters made...and hoped G&G would offer a comparable faded black color service.

Sadly, G&G's faded black (Deco black) has not met my expectations, and have opted to recolor both of the shoes I got in Deco black

Hope this helps those on the fence about getting a G&G Deco shoe

Deco involves a higher standard of making a shoe compared to the G&G RTW/MTO line. It offers 2 special Deco lasts...which are not to my tastes. It also offers some unique designs compared to the standard MTO line.

The shoes lasts for the Deco shoes are much nicer than the MTO line
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Wish I could have incorporated more shoes into these moments but it's a little awkward taking pictures of your shoes around "normal" people. smile.gif
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Looks lovely, V.

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Looks lovely, V.

 

Thank you my good man. It was a nice work reprieve while it lasted.

 

BTW: I can't believe your Rothschild's are still available at that blowout price! Brand new GG's for under $700? That's absolutely insane.

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Connaughts
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Sweet. Love austerity brogues in general. Can't believe I have but one pair.
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Can't believe I have but one pair.

My exact thoughts, upon contemplating my shoe wardrobe this morning!
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Austerity Brogues love !! I think you need two for sure 😀
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