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Gaziano & Girling Appreciation & Shoe Appreciation Thread (including reviews, purchases, pictures, e

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by luk-cha, Apr 7, 2011.

  1. grc1

    grc1 Well-Known Member

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    Rothschilds, beluga patina on the round deco last.

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  2. daizawaguy

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    888 size 8 = GG 8 1/2 for me
     
  3. Flake

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    I size up one half size on all G&G lasts from EG 606 as well. For me 606 size 8.5 = any G&G 9.0
     
  4. JubeiSpiegel

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    The one pair of EG I did get was on the 888 last, ordered in my GG size. I will be sizing down by 1/2 as well if I ever pick up another EG pair.
     
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    As you can tell, fit and sizing vary like political opinions...There's no right or wrong answer, it's all perspective and preference. I know this has been reverberated multiple times, but there is simply no substitute for hands-on (in this case, foot-in) experience with the shoes you're interested in. Believe me, I know it's tedious, annoying, and sometimes downright arduous to find the means of experiencing a proper fitting...but said experience is truly invaluable. Unless monetary means are of no obstacle for you, you will save a tremendous amount of time, money, and frustration by either attending a trunk show or ordering from an online stockiest with a solid return policy to dial in your fit. A luxury expense of this magnitude deserves your diligence. I, like many before me and many more to come, have made the hastily over-zealous decision to purchase high end footwear 'in the blind' and have paid handsomely on the resale. It would behoove you to learn form the mistakes of many before you (myself included)...but, I empathize with your situation and understand the frustration.

    Keep in mind two general correlations about fools - they're soon parted with their money and they have a tendency to rush in.
     
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  6. grc1

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    ^ I fully corroborate as a recovering fool (degree of recovery being debatable :lol:)
     
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    Black Friday haul finally arrived!

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  8. tdes81

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    Vintage Rioja Cherry Lamports on the TG73 Last:

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    Have a bit of a gap, but I'm expecting they should close up fairly nicely once broken in.
     
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    ^^^^man they came out very nice tdes81 [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  10. SuitedDx

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    Rioja is such a successful colour! My Wigmores in rioja get so many compliments.
     
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    Woops! They're actually vintage cherry! I must have wine on the mind. :)

    Wigmores are definitely a fantastic looking boot. Pretty high on my list of G&G's to add to my collection.
     
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  12. HKuncovered

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    Hi, I'm looking for a nice black wholecut to wear with a dinner jacket at black tie and also to work - can you tell me if it's worth spending the extra on the COOPER Deco vs the standard SINATRA given the price difference is almost double.

    I think I prefer the deco last for its sleekness given I'm 6 foot 3 83kg but the difference in price is large.

    Also for the MTO Deco any thoughts on black calf vs black Deco calf - for black tie ideally just be the Plain black.

    No need to patina for black tie I guess.

    Thanks in advance
     
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    Both excellent colors. I initially thought they were light Rioja, likely due to the lighting. Wear in good health!
     
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    I'd go Sinatra as I don't think I've ever seen a major difference between deco vs mto. I know the finishing is a little better but on a black shoe I'm not sure how much that matters. Maybe others know more specifics about what separates a full deco shoe from a mto on the deco last
     
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    Mainly heel work.
     
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    Hm I'll have to check my pairs to see the difference
     
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    Shorter and narrower heel stack which tapers to follow the contour of the waist. A much more pronounced notched waist too.
     
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    Thanks so hard to justify 770GBP vs 1345GBP.

    To clarify this would be Sinatra on non deco last vs Cooper on Deco last.

    I do prefer the narrower heel given my height and shoe size and the detailing is nicer.

    It's tough because want the nicest black while it I can get but 600GBP extra seems a lot.

    Any experience of black calf vs black deco calf (again black deco calf adds 200GBP to price)
     
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    *nicest black whole cut
     
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