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Excellent choices !!! You can add to it Bramhall with deco last or Lamport with Margaux patina.
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I like Gable and think it is quite unique, as I can't recall I have seen similar design from other brands.

And I think Sinatra in TG73 (in E width) is the best looking wholecut in the market. I own a pair in F width but somehow I find them less attractive than the E width, may be because they become less aggressive in wider width.


Agreed on both counts.  EB wholecut is close, but I think Sinatra wins (non-Deco line anyway).

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Gents, I need some recommendations on iconic GG oxford models. Any thoughts?

Trying to take advantage of the anniversary promo, and so far I'm only inspired to pick up the Walkton in a combo leather make-up. I have the St. James, so I would like to order a different model here. Might just pick up the Oxford (cap toe) model, since incredibly I don't have this staple in my wardrobe still.
Just received Cambridge in DG70/vintage cedar. It's a great makeup if not exactly iconic.
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11th hour G&G 10th anniversary gifts to myself - the anniversary Saviles and the Arrans with the extreme beluga patina.

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Chestnut Hatch Grain Burnham + Rota Today !!
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Chestnut Hatch Grain Burnham + Rota Today !!

At last! Awesome pairing!
Edited by Easily Amused - 10/15/16 at 11:25am
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Originally Posted by JubeiSpiegel View Post

Gents, I need some recommendations on iconic GG oxford models. Any thoughts?

Trying to take advantage of the anniversary promo, and so far I'm only inspired to pick up the Walkton in a combo leather make-up. I have the St. James, so I would like to order a different model here. Might just pick up the Oxford (cap toe) model, since incredibly I don't have this staple in my wardrobe still.


I find the Rothschild to be one of the most well balanced oxford full brogue on the market:  Quintessentially English with G&G's finesse. I tend to like it most on the GG06, but, it is beautiful on any last.

For a classic toe cap, the Cambridge is right up there.  DG70 or TG73 both work really well with the Cambridge.

And I could not agree more:  The Gable is a very special shoe indeed.

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Question on the Arran chukkas: if I have a pair that is a single sole, would y'all recommend adding topy for traction and a sunken toe plate or just sunken toe plate (or something else?).
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Question on the Arran chukkas: if I have a pair that is a single sole, would y'all recommend adding topy for traction and a sunken toe plate or just sunken toe plate (or something else?).
I would personally just add sunken toe tap
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Question on the Arran chukkas: if I have a pair that is a single sole, would y'all recommend adding topy for traction and a sunken toe plate or just sunken toe plate (or something else?).
Friend, it is all personal preference based on your needs. I have three Arrans with single soles, with no taps or topy. Single sole is my go-to now for GG, I put my trust in the quality of the Barker soles. I would not blame others for doing different however.
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Question on the Arran chukkas: if I have a pair that is a single sole, would y'all recommend adding topy for traction and a sunken toe plate or just sunken toe plate (or something else?).

 

I'd be leary of adding a sunken toe plate to a single leather sole unless I had tremendous confidence in the skill of the cobbler.  In fact, it's a feature that I either order installed by the manufacturer, or do without.

 

Topy is fine if you want better traction.  Just about killed myself yesterday walking briskly over polished marble in my single leather sole Burnhams.  That said, I'll probably leave them as-is and just be more careful.  I have plenty of shoe and boot options with synthetic soles.

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Friend, it is all personal preference based on your needs. I have three Arrans with single soles, with no taps or topy. Single sole is my go-to now for GG, I put my trust in the quality of the Barker soles. I would not blame others for doing different however.

 

You're right about personal preference.  I like a really solid, firm feel underfoot.  While I love by Burnhams, I'd love them more with a double leather sole.  The single leather just feels a bit flimsy to me - almost like I expect to feel the cracks in the sidewalk (not that I actually do).  No doubting the quality, just personal preference.

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Chestnut Hatch Grain Burnham + Rota Today !!


The wait for my vintage chesnut Burnhams just gets harder and harder... Those are lovely! DG70 last?

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You're right about personal preference.  I like a really solid, firm feel underfoot.  While I love by Burnhams, I'd love them more with a double leather sole.  The single leather just feels a bit flimsy to me - almost like I expect to feel the cracks in the sidewalk (not that I actually do).  No doubting the quality, just personal preference.
Completely agree, that makes complete sense to me. I like the flexibility and lightness of the single, so it's what I enjoy best. I can see the need for double or rubber in different cases. My GG boot with HAF soles and toe taps feel equally correct on that shoe to me. They are a nice change of pace at times.
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Chestnut Hatch Grain Burnham + Rota Today !!


The wait for my vintage chesnut Burnhams just gets harder and harder... Those are lovely! DG70 last?
Yes sir not much longer man biggrin.gif
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