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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. brax

    brax Well-Known Member

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    Done! Just bought a pair of "Oxford" in black calf.
     
  2. SuitedDx

    SuitedDx Well-Known Member

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    Argh, do I need a Vintage Rioja balmoral boot when I already have a Vintage Rioja Wigmore? Maybe a St. James II...

    Man, it's really a nice sale since shoe trees are included in the price.
     
  3. JubeiSpiegel

    JubeiSpiegel Well-Known Member

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    New GG trees arrived (MH71 last):

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    As a quick comparison to the original trees:

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    A bit darker, handle heel, longer facing, & bigger plaque. Changes are not that severe...
     
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  4. JubeiSpiegel

    JubeiSpiegel Well-Known Member

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    I just noticed GG changed their logo, interesting.

    On another note, if this MH71 last is anything to go by, i'm really going to enjoy my future Hoves...
     
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  5. PCK1

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    I think I'm gonna pick up a pair or two from Nick's sale...

    He has 4 models that I would like to order...
     
  6. stevent

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    Crazy to buy a Vintage Rioja St. James II if I have one in cherry already?
     
  7. JubeiSpiegel

    JubeiSpiegel Well-Known Member

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    Not crazy, but definitely insane... :)
     
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    Is VAT also deducted on top of the 30%?
     
  9. daizawaguy

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    Full price minus 30% minus VAT, versus Ex vat minus 30% would be the calculation I`d say
     
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    JS - thanks for the tip man!

    Now I have to decide between MH71 or TG73, Oxford or Cambrdge. definitely doing 1(or 2) though. Anyone know how log the sale goes on for?
     
  11. JubeiSpiegel

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    Sale lasts through July, as far as the promo email says...
     
  12. Ironist

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    nevermind...
     
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    VRaivio Well-Known Member

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    Sorry, Jubei; lasts as petite as G&G's really would need trimmer cuffs -- 20 cm girth max. Otherwise the pairs become swamped under cloth.
     
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    I don't think it's the girth that's the most important, but rather the amount of break on the pants. Shoes as sleek as GGs really do demand very clean lines from the pants too IMHO.
     
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    Yeah, they've been pressured by Coco Chanel for a while (with the mirrored C:s, claiming that G&G:s mirrored G:s were too alike) so when they were to change factory and new store they decided to just update the logo and get rid of those stupid fashion people-lawyers hanging over their backs.
     
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    To me, apart from change in appearance, re-design mainly serves technical purpose of preventing the tongue from deforming, longer facing to fully support tongue rather than supporting just half of the tongue. Just like JL did sometime back.
     
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    Is the Burnham chelsea boot available RTW anywhere? Was it discontinued? I'm looking for an 11.5 or 12, darker color
     
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    Are the new trees lighter than the old ones?
     
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    How does G&G sizing compare to EG 888 sizing? Are all G&G lasts the same regarding sizing?
     
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    Pretty close. Our general recommendation is to wear the same size. G&G sizing is very similar in al lasts although I find the TG73 fits me more snug. But most clients wear the same size across all G&G lasts.
     

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