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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. GothamRed

    GothamRed Well-Known Member

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    Picked my MTOs up today. A couple of cosmetic things weren't done, but I didn't want to send them back and wait for 2 months to have them done. So, I brought them home and just took them out for some photos to share with y'all, when I discovered this:

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  2. JubeiSpiegel

    JubeiSpiegel Well-Known Member

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    Looks like maybe the welt was not stitched correctly on the heel. Can we see pics of the welt stitching on that heel?
     
  3. Itsuo

    Itsuo Well-Known Member

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    I have ths same issue with width, I feel like short of an MTO I'm mostly stuck... One interesting option is Nick at Bespoke England stocks limited RTW models in a wide width. Options are extremely limited compared to regular stock, but at least they're options. I'm currently working with him on securing my first G&Gs.
     
  4. in stitches

    in stitches Well-Known Member

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    @ red - :(
     
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  5. GothamRed

    GothamRed Well-Known Member

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    Close as I can get.

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  6. GothamRed

    GothamRed Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, a little disappointed. In other news:

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  7. chogall

    chogall Well-Known Member

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    I think G&G only welt waist to waist so theres no welt at the heel.
    Looks like the heels are not set properly and need to be either remake or hammer down.
     
  8. poorsod

    poorsod Well-Known Member

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    Agreed. It doesn't look like a 360 degree welt so the welt ends at the waist. I think if you alert your G&G vendor, they can send it back for rehabilitation. I recently had a pair of G&G bespoke shoes resoled. Their rehabilitation skills are impressive to say the least - they even fixed some cracks on the upper.
     
  9. jas0nt

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    It might look nice but anyone claiming lasted shoe trees outperforms non-lasted ones would have rocks in their heads.
     
  10. GothamRed

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    Indeed, I have no doubt they can remedy quite easily, as well as address the couple of other items that weren't done. Though, do I want to wait another 2-3 months (factory holiday, including the move to the new factory) or just wait until they need the first resole, then have that and the other items addressed? This doesn't seem likely to affect durability in the near term, although if someone thinks otherwise, let me know.

    As stichy would "say," moar [quickly taken iPhone] pictars:

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  11. emiristol

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    Thanks for the feedback with regard to the lasted shoe trees--I'm very close to pulling the trigger on a pair of Rothschilds in Dark Oak, but I'm not very familiar with G&G's lasts, and I can't find that many applicable comparisons in this thread. I fit into 7.5D AEs, 6.5E 7000 last JLs, 6.5F 109F AS. Carmina's Simpson in 6.5 is a bit narrow in the front area of the foot (near the toes). From what I see here, I'm under the impression that a 7.0E in the DG70 last would be best for me, but I'd like some other opinions.
     
  12. JermynStreet

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    Nephew, looking good in your croctopus tassels.
     
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  13. in stitches

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    lovely shoes, red. hope you get them back soon.
     
  14. SuitedDx

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    Sounds about right. I'm half size up from AS and JL; same size as EG.
     
  15. Flake

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    Cthulhu shoes?
     
  16. in stitches

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    im tempted to put mine in a pile or circle, and photograph them. :D
     
  17. brahimas

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    Do these shoes fit me? I have a long background of buying shoes and clothes that doesnt fit and i am scared to death that this will be just another mistake. Therefor I am asking for your help styleforum!!

    The shoes feel tight and I cannot close the gap shown in the picture. This is all good right? I am also worried that I have a too high instep for these. At the left part of the medallion it also feels abit uncomfortable (I marked this with blue)

    The shoe is a TG73 uk9 f grant
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  18. Farhad19620

    Farhad19620 Well-Known Member

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    Looks ok from here but you are the only one to know how your feet feel ! The gap In between will eventually get closer after a few wears
     
  19. in stitches

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    no way to tell from a pic. lacing not closing is fine, and new shoes usually feel a little snug. as long as they don't hurt, they will likely be fine, ime. but with shoes, comfort is of prime importance.
     
  20. Flake

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    Grant (and Sinatra) are designed to have a slight gap. My Sinatras have a similar gap, by the way. A little more than optimal due to my high instep, but yours look fine to me. They are not supposed to be fully closed, at least at the top.
     

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