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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. armsignet

    armsignet Well-Known Member

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    If you opt for Vintage Cherry over Rioja, this is probably the best price ($899) you'll find RTW. Add Skoak's trees for $94, and you have a pair of G&Gs with good fitting trees for less than $1000 before shipping. Hard to beat that for retail, unless you find what you want on Bespoke England's End of Line page with current sale.

    Also, I find the Vintage Cherry to be more subdued in life compared to boutique pictures.

    http://www.skoaktiebolaget.se/colle...roducts/gaziano-girling-st-james-ii-in-cherry
     
  2. thebeebs

    thebeebs Well-Known Member

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    having a very hard time deciding between rioja and vintage cherry on the st james. i think i like the semi square MH71 last better, though interested to hear if anyone has differering views in favor of the square toe.

    i see the vintage cherry as being more unique, but worried that it may be too red, kind of like the alden color 4. rioja seems more like color 8 to me, though i haven't seen either in real life.

    anyone own one or the other and have comments? want to pull the trigger on these ASAP.
     
  3. laufer

    laufer Well-Known Member

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    I have bought cherry and rioja, cherry is lighter and more red. Rioja is definitely more versatile. Cherry is kind of statement color, just to show that you can buy something that you definitely do not need. Rioja is so dark that at night might appear black.
     
  4. JubeiSpiegel

    JubeiSpiegel Well-Known Member

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    Some thoughts for @thebeebs

    I would be hesitant to rush such a purchase, it's no small sum to risk doing it wrong, be it in size or specs. I assume you have your sizing down already?

    Spec wise, IMO the St. James is best in vintage cherry, on the TG73 last. It's the one i would get, but it is indeed a bit dandy, which i think is in harmony with the GG ethos "classic designs with a twist"...
     
  5. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Well-Known Member

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    the vintage rioja seems to have a lot of variance in color, some of the pictures look eggplant-y while others have much more red in it. There is also quite a bit of variation in the darkness of the shades as well.
     
  6. othertravel

    othertravel Well-Known Member

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    Need sizing advice.

    RLPL G&Gs are marked 7.5UK/8.5US, whereas regular GGs have only a half size difference in uk/US sizing. In the case of the RL sizing, does the same principle apply?

    That is, if the RL is 7.5UK, is it really 8US as opposed 8.5US as marked?

    Thanks!
     
  7. thebeebs

    thebeebs Well-Known Member

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    thanks all, really appreciate it
     
  8. stevent

    stevent Well-Known Member

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    RL sizing on box is incorrect, US size is the actual size of shoe (UK / US inside shoe)

    Also most G&G for RL is D width instead of E width, which I believe will work well for you


    thebeebs, I would go for the vintage cherry, it's a eye catching shoe and not that red indoors:
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  9. Chowkin

    Chowkin Well-Known Member

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    +1

    St James II in vintage cherry was what caught my eyes when I first looked at G&Gs and I have never been happier owning them. OK, they are not as versatile as a pair in vintage rioja but you need a pair of kick ass shoes!

    Plus I believe they derived from a pair of bespoke shoes:

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    http://the-shoe-aristocat.blogspot.hk/2012/02/gaziano-girling-shoes.html
     
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  10. Chowkin

    Chowkin Well-Known Member

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  11. JubeiSpiegel

    JubeiSpiegel Well-Known Member

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    GG Hove MTO, picked up today from the post office:

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    I'm very pleased with the details, and i like the contrast from the black sole and lacings. This is my first MH71 last GG, and i'll be honest, it's hard for me to see the difference from my other TG73 last shoes. I'll have to compare them side by side some more later. Thanks to Skoak for the great service :thumbs-up:
     
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  12. SoGent

    SoGent Well-Known Member

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    congrats it's a great looking shoo I think I missed delivery of my hatchgrain version today
     
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  13. stevent

    stevent Well-Known Member

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    Beautiful, looks like a normal width shoe! :slayer:
     
  14. Flake

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    Congrats! Those look great
     
  15. JubeiSpiegel

    JubeiSpiegel Well-Known Member

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    Same thing happened to me yesterday, had to pick these up from the postoffice today. I look forward to seeing yours tomorrow :lurk:



    GG makes a nice G width, i'm very pleased.
     
  16. Ironist

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    Ah, you ordered the 10 from SkoAB? I ordered the 6.5 and mine is still stuck in customs limbo. Surprised no one else wanted it besides us.
     
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    JS, whats the size and width on those?
     
  18. Hirsh

    Hirsh Well-Known Member

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    Now wearing my Gaziano and Girling MTM Oxford Brogues everyday, but they're nowhere near as comfortable as my Lobb of St James black mid box boots, think if I buy more G and G I'll have to go fully bespoke:)[​IMG]
     
  19. JubeiSpiegel

    JubeiSpiegel Well-Known Member

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    10.5 G width, hoping it will translate to my EG size in the near future...
     
  20. PCK1

    PCK1 Well-Known Member

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    Congrats Jubei...you've been wanting those for a long time now...
     

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