Stitches, you make me regret not pulling the trigger on those St. James...mostly because I really want mole suede. Congrats on your excellent kops!
So since I'm not going to have time to visit Bespoke England while I'm in London in October, I decided to come to Vegas to visit St. Nick at his booth at Magic! It was great to meet him in person....very gracious with his time and a true gentleman all around. Was an absolute pleasure!
Here's some quick iPad pics of the booth and some glorious shooz!
The first pair is an MTO I have been working on with Nick for a little bit, and once again he came through like only he does. I went with the St. James II in Polo Suede, on the 73 last. Made it personal with a medallion on the toe and green leather lining. There were many questions back and forth, but Nick put up with me all the way through, with nary a complaint, and the end result was nothing short glorious.
Pair #2 was very serendipitous for me. They are the Uppingham, also on the 73, in Vintage Rioja Calf. These shoes are the very first GGs I fell in love with, about 2 years ago or so. I saw them on the BE site and have wanted them from that first glance. I never picked them up because there were other needs in my shoe rotation that were more pressing, but as soon as these went on sale, I really had no choice in the matter.
I cant thank Nick enough for his exemplary service, and I would HIGHLY recommend anyone who is looking for GGs, to make Nick your first stop, and hopefully, your only stop.
I have a quick question. Does the height of the toe box differ much between the MH71 last and TG73 lasts? The MH71 (only G&G last I've ever tried on) fits me really well, and I understand that the TG73 should fit about the same, but from most pictures I see of the TG73 lasted shoes, the toe box seem a little lower compared to the MH71. If this is true, I'm wondering if the difference is significant or negligible. Thanks.