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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. Saratorial_Splender

    Saratorial_Splender Well-Known Member

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    I think around $1,550 including the shoe trees and toe tips, give or take.
     
  2. mrbrioni

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    Thanks!

    I think I'm going to order them in the DG70 with dainite soles.

    Beautiful collection!
     
  3. Saratorial_Splender

    Saratorial_Splender Well-Known Member

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    I am certain that the DG70 will look outstanding and with Dainite soles, you can get more use out of them than I. Enjoy!
     
  4. Frank the sheep

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    That´s the set up i´m thinking of doing, with storm welt and lined shaft.
     
  5. Saratorial_Splender

    Saratorial_Splender Well-Known Member

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    :slayer::nodding:
     
  6. Gdot

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    Exactly what is the Wensum sole. I see it on the custom order page but am wondering what it is.
     
  7. gsugsu

    gsugsu Well-Known Member

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    I am too. I emailed Nick but no response most likely because of the spam filter. Looks like a non-leather sole that better approximates a single leather sole better than Dainite or micro?
     
  8. Saratorial_Splender

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    It is a thinner rubber sole. Provides insulation and traction while maintaining a dressier more elegant look that a chunckyier Dainite sole.
    Personally, I would use it on dress shoes (osxford, monks, derbys), not boots.
     
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  9. gsugsu

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    So in terms of boots, would you choose Dainite over micro? also, where do you see the micro sole being best used? Any difference in wet/snow but not icy conditions?
     
  10. Saratorial_Splender

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    Dainite for harsher conditions and more casual boots. Micro otherwise. They both offer good traction and wet insulation, but I think with dressier shoes you should keep them from becoming too casual looking by adding additional weight and heft to them. Leave those option for boots.
     
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    Thank you - that is more or less what it looked to be. But my search of the interwebz didn't generate any detailed information.
     
  12. gsugsu

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    Makes sense. I have no experience with micro soles. I want to do 2 MTO's for boots to get me through winter and was looking at the Canterbury and Thorpe. What do you think: Canterbury on micro and Thorpe on Dainite?
     
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    I've seen a Caterbury on Dainite on Nick's tumblr that is out of this world. He even had it made in Burgundy Sell Cordovan. That would be my first choice.
     
  14. gsugsu

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    Burgundy I could go for. Have never had cordovan because I have never really liked the way it looks.
     
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    IMHO, when Shell Codovan looks like this, you ought to consider it. This is my next boot.


    [​IMG]
     
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  16. gsugsu

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    Nice colour, nice shape. Still don't know about shell but who knows. Kind of interesting, the boot looks to be on a Ridgeway sole based on the way that heel looks. Pretty unique all round I'd say.
     
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    it is the ridgeway. you can tell from the grooves of the rubber heal and the gap between the bottom of the shoe and the table on which it sits
     
  18. gsugsu

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    What's your opinion on the use of the Ridgeway sole on this boot?
     
  19. ap10046

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    The Ridgeway looks kinda goofy...?
     
  20. gsugsu

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    It's a great sole for poor conditions but I like it better for a non-balmoral boot.
     

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