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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. Ty_Webb

    Ty_Webb Well-Known Member

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    Thanks chogall,

    Do you think the medallion on the shoe I posted looks awkward or is it just because the shoe that I'm thinking of is black? I think the shoe with the medallion that I posted looks great, but I'm struggling to imagine what it would look like in black.
     
  2. bourbonbasted

    bourbonbasted Well-Known Member

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    medtech continues to win the forvm.
     
  3. chogall

    chogall Well-Known Member

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    IMO, single piece swan neck shaped vamp looks a bit goofy and the medallion made it more pronounced. Just my $0.02.

    Here's C&J Rosemoore, which has swan neck one piece front/vamp with toe and heel medallion. In black. Just visually erase the heel medallion and it is your make-up.

    [​IMG]
     
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  4. chogall

    chogall Well-Known Member

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    I thought I have something special with my boot tab pulling strength. But I am not the only one. :(

    Is that calf?
     
  5. kolecho

    kolecho Well-Known Member

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    That is a great collection worth a re-quote. Wear them in good health, E!!
     
  6. Fraiche

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    Flawless victory.
     
  7. goodlensboy

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    I don't know why, but when I look at GG's I don't get a feeling of a really well made shoe
     
  8. goodlensboy

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    Yup the fit is good for rtw, the creases are minimal. But the discoloration and the difference in leather texture IN the creases bothers me, not the amount of creasing cause everybody knows creasing in unavoidable
     
  9. luk-cha

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    go light on the wax, but expect creases like with shell
     
  10. Nick A

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    When I first wear G&G's and these lighter creases appear I use a polish by Kiwi called "Renovating" polish. This has more dye in it which fills in the colour lost in the initial creasing of the leather. It's really important to get a perfect match with the colour though because the dye will stain those areas, which is what you want. Basically, those lighter areas will not be there. I'm not sure how accessible Kiwi renovating polish is worldwide but I'm sure other shoe polish suppliers or makers will have similar.
     
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  11. chogall

    chogall Well-Known Member

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    In your experience which manufacturers' shoes do you feel to be really well made?
     
  12. claes500

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    Nope, it's cordovan!
     
  13. davesmith

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    Can say that again! If I only own one of those pairs in my lifetime I'll be lucky!
     
  14. Needsmoreshoes

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    Can anyone please verify if Nick and GG take MTO requests with differing left and right foot sizes?
     
  15. in stitches

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    do you have vision impairment?
     
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  16. in stitches

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    i would imagine so, as the shoes are being made for you specifically anyways, so its not as if they would be breaking up 2 pairs of shoes by doing so. just email nick, he will tell you for sure.
     
  17. Quadcammer

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    absolutely. Its a very interesting hypocrisy.
     
  18. in stitches

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    lol, the fact that people are harping on that for a full week, proves the original post wrong.

    what it should say is, "people who dont like pointy shoes will be saying too pointy."

    :)
     
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  19. goodlensboy

    goodlensboy Well-Known Member

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    which they try to copy
     
  20. claes500

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    +1!
     

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