Wonderful pictures, and congratulations. I see as well as John Lobb's leather, you have John Lobb's logo on the waist.
Originally Posted by Henry Carter
@bboys, the olfe is beautiful in real life, and most definitely not bulky. Bulkier compared to the vil or new ray sure, but bugger all people can fit in to them!
And that is the point, isn't it? Thinner lasts are supposedly more "elegant", but unless you have thin feet, it means you have to size up to the point where the toes are just too long and break in the wrong place. I've seen a lot of G&G pics on here where that appears to be the case. I think quite often when the advice is "size up for this last", it really should mean "get a last that's wide enough for your feet". The toe shape makes a big difference to how the last looks, but personally I think the New Rey is extremely narrow, and although it looks good in the pics, it's a shame they didn't pick a more "average" shape for their default Linea Maestro last. It's not their fault though - G&G, even JL and EG, also seem to default to a pretty narrow style in the name of elegance.
Originally Posted by terrorsquad
Anyone has any idea what other makers makes a shoe like the one below?
In the Meermin price range, check this out from Septieme Largeur. 245 Euros including VAT (about 204 without), in a couple of nice colours. Or alternatively, buy it in undyed "crust" and choose your own patina for an extra 75 Euros (62.5 without VAT). Not hand-welted, but not made in China either. $300 for a completely customised quality balmoral with channeled stitching and a pretty waist, it's a pretty good alternative by all accounts. Again, I fear this last is a bit narrow for me though, and they don't do MTO.
Edited by mimo - 5/14/13 at 6:14am