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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. JonathanCWalker

    JonathanCWalker Well-Known Member

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    Very nice looking boot what model is it?
     
  2. Patek

    Patek Well-Known Member

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    Anyone here try the Hove in peccary leather?

    [​IMG]
     
  3. mrbrioni

    mrbrioni Well-Known Member

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    Saw them at Leffot, they are beautiful but I feel that there isn't a lot of visible texture to the leather since it's all natural as opposed to like a pin grain.

    Very classic
     
  4. in stitches

    in stitches Well-Known Member

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    they look outstanding in the pic.
     
  5. Patek

    Patek Well-Known Member

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    I'm trying to diversify around my favorite EG 888 and am looking for some other options and I thought these look interesting. I was looking at the EG Dover but this seems like an interesting alternative.
     
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  6. in stitches

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    personally, i like the hove more than the dover.

    im pretty sure dereks has, or has had, both. you could ask him. i think he has the hove in some kind of of pebble.
     
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  7. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Well-Known Member

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    I have them, they're great
     
  8. Patek

    Patek Well-Known Member

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    I know this is a GG thread, but what spcifically would you say you like more about these than the Dover?
     
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  9. Saratorial_Splender

    Saratorial_Splender Well-Known Member

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    Peccary leather is used for gloves. It does not take polish well and waxing is a nightmare. Unless you know what to expect, stay away.
    Like gloves, they only look good at the departmenr store table.
     
  10. Gdot

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    How are they holding up in terms of creasing and holding thier shape? I think of peccary as being more or less like pigskin (very soft and flexible).

    In general I don't love pigskin shoes for this reason. Love the look when new - don't love them so much when they start to get 'lumpy'.
     
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  11. Hampton

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    + 1
     
  12. Patek

    Patek Well-Known Member

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    Interesting feedback. I'm hesitant to go forward with these.

    I have credit with Leffot that I don't like just sitting there.

    Any thoughts on the G&G Arran vs. the EG Silverstone in antique dark oak? Both beautiful chukka boots, but I kinda like the double sole on the G&G. Once again, I know I am in the G&G thread but I would like to get some detailed feedback prior to moving out of my EG comfort zone. In the spirit of disclosure, I am wearing a pair of Silverstones in mink suede today. I love them but don't want all of my shoes to look alike.
     
  13. in stitches

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    just like the design better, more appealing to me. maybe just dont get it in piccaly, after what SS said.
     
  14. unbelragazzo

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    Only worn them once so far, I've been kind of saving them for fall. They're not really a summer shoe to me. But I'll try to come back and update once I'm a few wears in.
     
  15. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Well-Known Member

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    I really like the hove design. I will almost certainly get a pair in medium brown hatchgrain at some point.
     
  16. Saratorial_Splender

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    I agree. Anything in calf family would be better. The hove is a very appealing design and would look nice in brown hatchgrain from GG.
     
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    Thank you and please do.

    A first hand experience is always the best information.

    Tanning is an amazing thing and the process used can greatly alter the performance of a hide.

    In any case - they are beautiful shoes.
     
  18. Patek

    Patek Well-Known Member

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    Another option to consume my credit with Leffot. Any opinions? Anyone have these?

    Look pretty awesome in the pictures.

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  19. ThinkDerm

    ThinkDerm Well-Known Member

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    these are nice
     
  20. Saratorial_Splender

    Saratorial_Splender Well-Known Member

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    I have these in Brown pin grain calf with double soles and toe tips. Best fitting boots ever. I posted some pictures of them ealier. Much more awsome in person. See the bottom of page 307 and below:

    [​IMG]
     
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