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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. laufer

    laufer Well-Known Member

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    How about Navy Hatch Grain on MH71 last?
     
  2. gyasih

    gyasih Well-Known Member

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    10.5eUK, anyone willing to proxy? I'll pay for your time. Thanks
     
  3. tomrakewell

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    Finally, some photos of the bespoke Barclays I picked up at the sale yesterday:



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  4. jaywhyy

    jaywhyy Well-Known Member

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    Bespoke? They look like MH71 to me..
     
  5. JubeiSpiegel

    JubeiSpiegel Well-Known Member

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    I'm down for the MH71, and the hatch grain leather, but i think we are going to struggle getting people on the navy boat.
     
  6. tomrakewell

    tomrakewell Well-Known Member

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    That's what Tony said (and the box). Even bespoke can be based on or modelled around a last shape that pretty much resembles an existing last.
     
  7. jas0nt

    jas0nt Well-Known Member

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    How does one pick up bespoke items off the shelf? Does that mean the shoes are modeled off someone else's foot? :paranoia:

    Also, if someone proxies for me am happy to pay them 20% of the cost for their time :) (8F - interested in brown oxfords and Hoves)
     
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  8. tomrakewell

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    Of course that is what it means ... no worse than RTW unless that someone else's foot is completely misshapen. These happen to fit me perfectly (better than the RTW version), so I'm happy.
     
  9. SuitedDx

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    that's a generous offer! You're close to MSRP prices there. :)
     
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    "So, for those of you not able to make it at all, we have both decided to offer up what is leftover after the sale, so not to worry too much. It will take about a week to rearrange it all, but for those of you with serious inquiries you can email me at justin@jfitzpatrickfootwear.com or G&G at sales@gazianogirling.com .

    G&G asked to give it about a week before emailing and I will make a proper post of it soon listing out what will be available.

    For those of you in or around London and yet to make it, you better hurry quick before these goodies go!"

    http://www.theshoesnobblog.com/2014/08/the-sample-sale-updates.html
     
  11. jas0nt

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    I did not know that. Kind of defeats the purpose of my contribution then :embar:
     
  12. othertravel

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    Proxy Suggestion:

    Hey guys,

    Why don't we come up with a coordinated proxy? That is, let's try to find one point of contact for the proxy and combine our proxy fee for him/her.

    So I propose we offer 5-10% proxy fee to anybody who's interested.

    What does everybody think about that?
     
  13. rc121

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    Thanks VR! fingers crossed...
     
  14. jreigen

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    I think they should find me some UK 10E's! :nodding:
     
  15. OzzyJones

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    Agree!
     
  16. Monkeyface

    Monkeyface Well-Known Member

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    Depending on the price of the shoe, but if it has to be shipped to the US a 10% fee would just about cover the shipping.
     
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    proxy fees would be after shipping cost
     
  18. Ironist

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    Yeah, I would probably only want chestnut hatch grain. Already have oak coming in and navy and Rioja don't interest me.
     
  19. othertravel

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    10% would obviously be on the high end. But maybe 7-8% if it's a group effort (economies of scale).

    So if the shoes are 299, we each pay 24 pounds for the proxy effort (assuming 8%).

    So a potential proxy could make 120 pounds for proxying 5 pairs.

    That's pure profit.
     
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  20. mimo

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    I'm in, and would happily pay that or more.
     

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