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Here are some boxy pedestrian round toes for your viewing pleasure. 
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Delos, Delos, Delos, JLP, JLSJ

Not to derail the thread, here's a G&G bespoke, in pedestrian not-so-round-square-toe in pedestrian black color and classic design.



p.s., I don't think people go bespoke shoes/suits to go full retard peacocking; there's already MTO for that.
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Originally Posted by chogall View Post

Here are some boxy pedestrian round toes for your viewing pleasure. 
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)








Delos, Delos, Delos, JLP, JLSJ

Not to derail the thread, here's a G&G bespoke, in pedestrian not-so-round-square-toe in pedestrian black color and classic design.



p.s., I don't think people go bespoke shoes/suits to go full retard peacocking; there's already MTO for that.

Sure there is an RTW for uggly stuff as well.
Thank you for making my point. Still boxy, ugly, and commonly pedestrian no matter how you put it. Well made for sure, but nothing special.
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FWIW, I've got the St. James in polo suede and find them to be versatile and timeless. As much as I might enjoy looking at the Oakhams, they appear to me as more aggressively-styled and therefore may give you less utility.

You are right. And my first instinct was the St James at the first, have been wanting them for a while now since I don't have nice suede shoes like that. You have som fit-pic of your shoes :)?


Quick iPhone shot; I can wear on Monday and give you fit pics then...

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Masa said GG branded waxes are supplied by La Cordennerie Anglaise (which in turn are made with their specification by Avel)

The wax is softer than Saphir. It dries out and cracks in the tin relatively quickly. OTOH the wax still works quite well even dried and cracked.

Does G&G not give out the wax on MTO? I have one G&G MTO pair when they first started the business and I don't remember if I got a tin of wax then.
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Apparently it's 8 months from order to delivery for a pair of bespokes. I got measured. Now just a decision to make...

shorter than i would have expected.
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Got a good laugh out of that line. biggrin.gif
FWIW, I've got the St. James in polo suede and find them to be versatile and timeless. As much as I might enjoy looking at the Oakhams, they appear to me as more aggressively-styled and therefore may give you less utility.

+1. the STJ in polo suede is one of my fave shoes. hope to get a pair sooner than later.
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The wax is softer than Saphir. It dries out and cracks in the tin relatively quickly. OTOH the wax still works quite well even dried and cracked.
Does G&G not give out the wax on MTO? I have one G&G MTO pair when they first started the business and I don't remember if I got a tin of wax then.

i do not recall geting one either.
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Wow, they look great. Not sure if it's a colour I'd personally go for but it's definitely got me thinking about a suede/calf combo on a pair of oxfords in future.

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Wow, they look great. Not sure if it's a colour I'd personally go for but it's definitely got me thinking about a suede/calf combo on a pair of oxfords in future.

These are from bespoke-england tumblr. I would do this model but in black.

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shorter than i would have expected.
+1. the STJ in polo suede is one of my fave shoes. hope to get a pair sooner than later.
i do not recall geting one either.

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Originally Posted by poorsod View Post

The wax is softer than Saphir. It dries out and cracks in the tin relatively quickly. OTOH the wax still works quite well even dried and cracked.
Does G&G not give out the wax on MTO? I have one G&G MTO pair when they first started the business and I don't remember if I got a tin of wax then.

In the G&G finishing room you will often find tins of polish intentionally left without the lids on to help dry the polish out to make it harder so it dries quicker when it's applied on to the leather.

Sending tins of polish with MTO's can cause difficulties with customs. I once sent a tin in the shoe parcel to the US and customs requested documentation because of the chemicals. This was more hassle than it was worth and delayed the shoes arriving.
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What kind of shoe cream color does G&G recommend using on there vintage oak?
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In the G&G finishing room you will often find tins of polish intentionally left without the lids on to help dry the polish out to make it harder so it dries quicker when it's applied on to the leather.
Sending tins of polish with MTO's can cause difficulties with customs. I once sent a tin in the shoe parcel to the US and customs requested documentation because of the chemicals. This was more hassle than it was worth and delayed the shoes arriving.

no worries, my friend. i was not expecting it in the least. just letting poorsod know that he was not alone.
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Alone in what? I have a number of tins from my bespoke orders. I thought the wax may have been included in all orders.
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Sure there is an RTW for uggly stuff as well.
Thank you for making my point. Still boxy, ugly, and commonly pedestrian no matter how you put it. Well made for sure, but nothing special.

 

You have the taste of a butcher from Dubai who won the lotto. - Fuuma

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lolol hilarious saying.
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Alone in what? I have a number of tins from my bespoke orders. I thought the wax may have been included in all orders.

i thought you were saying you couldnt recall getting a tin with the MTO, i was saying that in my MTO i didnt get a tin. just confirming the MTOs dont generally come with tin, at least if they are being shipped to the US.
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You have the taste of a butcher from Dubai who won the lotto. - Fuuma

Thank you chogall. You're too kind! I have the best taste and I am not afraid to stand up for it.

By the way, how did you know that I am from Dubai and won the lotto???

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I think I'd be quite happy with a few boxy, ugly and commonly pedestrian bespoke round toe shoes by Delos.

More so than with the somewhat bourgeois prevailing chisel toe, in fact.
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Sure there is an RTW for uggly stuff as well.
Thank you for making my point. Still boxy, ugly, and commonly pedestrian no matter how you put it. Well made for sure, but nothing special.
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