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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.

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    I really like the light brown ones!
     
  3. occupiedthrone1

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    Damn sign me up for those!
     
  4. Silence

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    A quick noob question - with a 41 in Vass F and a 8.5D in AE 5, what size will I be in the KN14?

    TIA!
     
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    cross post from the bespoke thread. Bespoke hatch grain whole-cut with seamless back, enjoy.
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    Beautiful
     
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    Stunning shoes Sir! Love the G&G Hatch Grain
     
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    Thanks for the very kind words gents. :bigstar:
     
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    From G&G's blog:

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    These impala brogues looks almost identical to Luk-cha's pair he posted a while ago, don't they?

    Luk-cha's babies
     
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    add911_11 - fantastic!


    pretty sure i have seen these before. i want them so bad.
     
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    I specifically ask the team to make an identical pair to Gaz's one. Long term members must have seen them before.
     
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    Is this in need of a resoling? Any signs of imminent failure?

    Do you think getting it Topied will suffice?
     
  15. nickrut

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    Looks like normal wear to me.
     
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    It looks like the original heel to me and the heel is the first to need replacing. Push with your thumb into the centre of the sole: if it feels hard, the sole is fine. If it feels soft and spongy, the sole will need replacing soon.
     
  17. Ilovelobbs

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    BS is right - soft and spongy means you're near the cork filling....

    I see the picture is also exposing the stitches where its been channeled (around the edges). Many people seem to get overly
    concerned when they see this. Perfectly fine.
     
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  18. daizawaguy

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    Think youre fine. They seem a bit dry - if I were you I`d put a neutral leather lotion on the soles - will make them last that extra stretch
     
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    That pair has been worn plenty but evenly. It's odd to see that even the fiddle back shows signs if contact
     
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    With this amount of wear, is it advisable to get it topied at this stage?

    Thinking of extending the 'sole life' as much as possible before a resole. I'm just afraid that applying topy will weaken the actual leather sole further.
     

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