Originally Posted by NORE
Not sure one can just jump head-first into G&G. One needs to work up to it IMHO. I'm still not there FWIW.
Not sure what you mean by this, I should work my way up in quality or sleekness/ aggressiveness of last? The reason I fancy these is that I bought a pair of AS Handgrade Moore's from Leffot a few months back (the pair that look exactly like the G&G St James II) and they didn't have the AS tree, so gave me the G&G MH71 and it fits the shoe perfectly. I love the fit and style of the AS pair and have heard a lot of good things about G&G, so figured they would be a good next shoe. I also want to buy in Sterling as the Swiss Franc is so strong at the moment I am in effect getting a huge discount.
Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH
Are you set on an oxford? Because I think the Ralph Lauren Darlton is as classic looking as it gets. Plus, it is shell and cheaper than G&G.
These look nice but I much prefer Oxfords to Derbys.
Originally Posted by HughJ
+1, exactly what came to my mind when I read the title. That said, they may not be as sleek as what the OP is after.
Exactly, my favourite shoes are a pair of EG's on the 888 and the aforementioned AS, so i do seem to prefer the sleeker look.
While procrastinating, I saw these
on the same sight and bought them (again, love the weak £...) so I will wait to see how they fit and if I like them as much as I expect I will, I'll pull the trigger on the Rothschilds.