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Originally Posted by tifosi View Post

For me, I'm not a fan of lasts that are too squared off or chiseled. EG's 606 is a square as I go (and the shape of the last isn't really square, it's just the toe of the sole).

I'd have to go with StC's Classic last. I think it looks great in those styles.  

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Originally Posted by dddrees View Post

 Yeah but some of us really don't care for some of those sharper angles.​

Oh I know what you mean. I like those angled lasts for certain shoes but I get them from GG and EB anyway so I want to try something different. That is why I want to stay away from the screwdriver and Novello, and that is why I'm looking more at the classic or Riva since they are more rounded for a completely different look.
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Originally Posted by tchoy View Post

First time using the Fedex option to ship my incoming Galway to Australia and it was a big mistake. The shoe tree was quarantine and had to be inspected with taxes and custom charges got slugged Aud $411.00. Never had this happen with the regular post.

Damn. Hope Canada Post has no big surprises for me.

Can't wait to get them. How's the shade of Doak!?
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Originally Posted by dddrees View Post

Yes but, the fact that you knew enough about shoes to carry on a discussion about shoes proves something.​


Shoe geek, your a shoe geek. LOL

I think that most of us like both even if we sway more to eithe shoes or boots. I've taken both sides and now I'm just a shoe and boot geek!!!!
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Originally Posted by Steel28 View Post

Damn. Hope Canada Post has no big surprises for me.

Can't wait to get them. How's the shade of Doak!?

I won't know until tomorrow I had to sort up the charges before they will deliver. I'll post a pic when I get it. Hopefully you won't get any surprises like I did.
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Originally Posted by JubeiSpiegel View Post

My last GG chukka (for now) is finally on it's way:



I'm pretty excited about it, will be my first DG70 last GG... bounce2.gif

Thank you Skoak for the great service, and GG for allowing me to use their deco black calf beached leather on a non-deco shoe (probably the last time it will happen)...

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Originally Posted by JubeiSpiegel View Post


I'm not sure how their deco black bleached leather is made now, but I have an older MTO in their original version. The old version I believe was made by actually bleaching a black crust leather:
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Based on the purplish hues coming from my incoming chukka (which i like). I would guess that they are now using the pearl grey crust leather as their base, and adding to it to create this finish.

Either way, i like it. Glad everyone does too...


Wow they are amazing and I was thinking the same thing about them possibly using the grey pearl as a base to give it more of that purple hue. We will need to see pics from you when they come in too so we can really compare! Great choice and I hope you like the dg70. I have one pair on it and it is nice bit only works for certain styles in my opinion, with your choice as a great one!
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Originally Posted by Leaves View Post

Than you! Yes, they came out darker than I have seen Arran before, but it's Arran Grain. As you know, this happens from time to time, although G&G are known for consistency.
It's almost a different shoe, but I still quite like it, and had planned on darkening it regardless, so this is awesome.

I'm about to finish off the details for my second Bonafè cordorvan boot, I'll be going for a colour 8 jumper. I recently got my EB wingtip boots, on the 74945(think I got that wrong), but the instep is quite a bit big. When I lace them, both sides of the leather touch but there's still a bit of movement. Towards the front of the foot is fine. How does the the 363 Mod last fit in comparison and what would you recommend. I also feel the height of the jumpers will help.
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Originally Posted by mw313 View Post

I think that most of us like both even if we sway more to eithe shoes or boots. I've taken both sides and now I'm just a shoe and boot geek!!!!

I think at one point even though I had a number of decent shoes the real nice boots had the advantage. However I think I've reached the point now were i have enough nicer shoes were there is greater balance in my rotation.
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Might need to copy those chukkas. Trying to stop buying so many GGs though lol. Need more StCs
post #16584 of 23698
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Originally Posted by nickrut View Post

Might need to copy those chukkas. Trying to stop buying so many GGs though lol. Need more StCs

G&G and St Crispins make some of the nicest chukkas out there.
post #16585 of 23698
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Originally Posted by tchoy View Post

First time using the Fedex option to ship my incoming Galway to Australia and it was a big mistake. The shoe tree was quarantine and had to be inspected with taxes and custom charges got slugged Aud $411.00. Never had this happen with the regular post.

 

Sad.. I have something incoming to Sydney too :(

The only time I have been slugged by customs for shoes was from Edward Green directly, using DHL

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Originally Posted by charliechan View Post

Sad.. I have something incoming to Sydney too frown.gif
The only time I have been slugged by customs for shoes was from Edward Green directly, using DHL

If it's under $1000 you'll be fine but it was the wooden shoe trees that set off the alarm bells with customs. I had another pair of Galway deliver Skoaktiebolaget last time by Aus Post and there was no problems with duties.
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Originally Posted by ThunderMarch View Post
 

 

The asuterity wingtip derby in scotch grain is a really interesting makeup. 

I like it a lot, for a great pair of wet weather shoes. 

 

Thanks!

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Originally Posted by nickrut View Post

Might need to copy those chukkas. Trying to stop buying so many GGs though lol. Need more StCs
This is why I started out with even number from all brands lol
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Speaking of chukkas. If anyone is interested in a mole suede Arran chukka GMTO through Skoak, be sure to take a look at my GMTO thread...

http://www.styleforum.net/t/506788/gmto-gaziano-girling-mole-suede-arran-chukka/0_20
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Originally Posted by sleepyinsanfran View Post

@Leaves


We've been discussing a Bonafe Apron Toe Boot gmto on the Bonafe gmto thread.
So this:


in boot form,
with a flat (hand) welt,
on the 804 last,
preferably just the apron toe without the split raised stitch at the toe.

In any full grain calf (smooth, lama, grain in order of preference) in meleze/dark-ish brown or even brown shell,
with any sole,
reverse or flat hand-welt (not norvegese or bentivegna)

currently it's @laufer
and me
(I remember you or @GabrielOB
mentioning that bonafe has a lot of unlisted styles so you need to check with them before confirming, so before we try getting one more person to join we wanted to confirm if an apron toe boot is even possible

I wanted that exact boot in dark brown shell but the closest model Bonafe had was a chukka height split toe boot with an extended stitched toe and truncated squared off apron. This boot probably requires the creation of a new pattern which'll be more than the 15% usual surcharge. I think about 30% - 50%. I'll be happy to be proven wrong.
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