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G&G Shoe Porn

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Manton, Mar 14, 2007.

  1. Manton

    Manton Well-Known Member

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    Tell me: Do you always wear taps?

    No. I got them only once before.

    Yes. I wear down the toe area of my shoes quite fast. It's annoying to have to resole them so soon, especially when the rest of the sole and heel are fine.

    Not necessary. I find the hard rubber wedge plenty strong enough.

    I don't like the sound, but I like paying to resole bespoke shoes every two years (or sooner) even less. I used to work in a building that had stone floors, 20 foot ceilings, and hallways longer than a football field. In that place, walking with taps sounded like gunfire. My current office building is carpeted. So I will hear a little noise on the street, which I expect I can live with.
     
  2. Artisan Fan

    Artisan Fan Well-Known Member

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    It's heartening to see so many fans for tapered heels all of a sudden.

    I wonder where you folks were when I was making a case for tapered heels a few months ago?
     
  3. johnapril

    johnapril Well-Known Member

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    It's heartening to see so many fans for tapered heels all of a sudden.

    I wonder where you folks were when I was making a case for tapered heels a few months ago?


    I was at home. Washin' my tights.
     
  4. Cantabrigian

    Cantabrigian Well-Known Member

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    That's the nicest color of suede I've ever seen.
     
  5. hmhill

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    I love those shoes. Later in the year I might ask Tony to make me a similar pair. I always wanted a seude pair of shoes.

    Max
     
  6. LARon

    LARon Well-Known Member

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    Shoes as beautiful as these should be seen, regardless.

    Consider walking on your hands with an umbrella clasped between your knees.


    [​IMG]
     
  7. janne melkersson

    janne melkersson Well-Known Member

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    What a beautiful pair of shoes. My compliments to the maker.
    The finnishing of the bottom is as the rest of the shoe great workmanship.
     
  8. Teacher

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    Very beautiful! The toe box might be a touch long for my taste (it's hard to tell), but the rest is just stunning. I like how the waist actually comes to a crest. I've never seen that before.

    Is canted heel like a cowboy boot heel?


    More like a Cuban heel, but not as extreme or as narrow or high.
     
  9. dopey

    dopey Well-Known Member

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    What a beautiful pair of shoes. My compliments to the maker. The finnishing of the bottom is as the rest of the shoe great workmanship.
    For those who don't know, this guy knows. His website A fan site.
     
  10. grimslade

    grimslade Well-Known Member

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    No. I got them only once before.


    Yes. I wear down the toe area of my shoes quite fast. It's annoying to have to resole them so soon, especially when the rest of the sole and heel are fine.


    Do you think G&G would put similar toe-taps on MTOs?

    Nice shoes, dude.
     
  11. gehrig

    gehrig Well-Known Member

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    Looks like a great color for suede. Once you go bespoke will they do MTO on your last?
     
  12. teddieriley

    teddieriley Well-Known Member

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    Wait, you smell that?
    Looks like a great color for suede. Once you go bespoke will they do MTO on your last?

    Interesting question. Considering the hard work of making the last is finished, would it still be considered a bespoke commission if you end up getting something they typically do with MTO anyway? That's a what...$1600 difference?

    But then again, one could argue MTO is only for stock lasts, and no matter how you spin it, your personal last is not a stock last.
     
  13. bengal-stripe

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    Do you think G&G would put similar toe-taps on MTOs?
    Yes, they will (on request). But only the straight variety. Apparently those are called "Lou-Lous". (I've seen Messrs Gaziano and Girling today.)

    [​IMG]
     
  14. fritzl

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    Interesting question. Considering the hard work of making the last is finished, would it still be considered a bespoke commission if you end up getting something they typically do with MTO anyway? That's a what...$1600 difference? But then again, one could argue MTO is only for stock lasts, and no matter how you spin it, your personal last is not a stock last.
    You don't know a lot about last- and shoemaking, don't you? [​IMG]
     
  15. LARon

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    Yes, they will (on request). But only the straight variety. Apparently those are called "Lou-Lous". (I've seen Messrs Gaziano and Girling today.)

    [​IMG]


    Hey bengal-stripe, are these your new G&Gs? No matter who makes 'em, they're damn good-looking. [​IMG]
     
  16. Manton

    Manton Well-Known Member

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    Hey bengal-stripe, are these your new G&Gs? No matter who makes 'em, they're damn good-looking. [​IMG]

    That's not any G&G model I recognize, and the waist treatment is totally different.
     
  17. Manton

    Manton Well-Known Member

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    Interesting question. Considering the hard work of making the last is finished, would it still be considered a bespoke commission if you end up getting something they typically do with MTO anyway? That's a what...$1600 difference?

    They won't do it. Tony has an explanation as to why; essentially, it boils down to, you lose a lot of the individual properties of the last using factory machines. To make the shoes conform to an irregular bespoke last, they have to be closed by hand. Nonetheless, EG Top Drawer will use a bespoke last. Tony says those shoes won't fit like bespoke. Who's right? I don't know.
     
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    That's not any G&G model I recognize, and the waist treatment is totally different.

    Look like Lobb to me.
     
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    The soles of the Bengal-Stripe ones aren't particularly impressive.
     
  20. LARon

    LARon Well-Known Member

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    That's not any G&G model I recognize, and the waist treatment is totally different.

    Neither detracts from my view that they're damn good looking shoes.
     

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