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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. RogerP

    RogerP Well-Known Member

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    If this thing gets off the ground in something other than Kudu, somebody please drop me a line. Would prefer smooth calf of some kind.
     
  2. nickrut

    nickrut Well-Known Member

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    Doesn gaziano and girling have a model similar to the Halifax? That's like Arran and Hove combined.
     
  3. Leaves

    Leaves Well-Known Member

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    Nope
     
  4. nickrut

    nickrut Well-Known Member

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    Can you get them to fix that? I feel like you should have pull with them
     
  5. ray1022

    ray1022 Active Member

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    My Gaziano & Girling made to order shoes have arrived! Very impressed with the quality, packaging, and overall styling of these two pairs. This is my first order from this company - I have yet to wear them outside but hopefully they will be as comfortable as they look stylish!

    1st Pair: "Grant" in Vintage Rioja on TG73 last. I used the "Hayes" medallion instead. 5 eyelets instead of 6.
    2nd Pair: "Uppingham II" in Midnight Blue on TG73 last. I deleted any brocade, medallion, etc for a more modern look.

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  6. Leaves

    Leaves Well-Known Member

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    G&Gs blue is amazing, great styles, both of them.
     
  7. sacafotos

    sacafotos Well-Known Member

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    @ray1022

    Congrats. Gorgeous shoes.

    Do you know if G&G works with crup (crust?) leather for all its shoes? I feel like their finishing is always on point.
     
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    JubeiSpiegel Well-Known Member

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    I believe most of their non-textured calf leathers are crust, with the exception of expresso calf (which feels like a box calf), and possibly black calf (which i think Dean mentioned is a semi-crust)...
     
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  9. Beach Bum

    Beach Bum Well-Known Member

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    question in light of those beautiful blue shoes above, and the two eyelets.

    Does that make it slip on tighter and more like a loafer that has some stretch to it on the tongue? I've never worn a pair just have seen enough pics.

    Maybe fit is no different to say a five eyelet shoe, just curious from those that own.
     
  10. SuitedDx

    SuitedDx Well-Known Member

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    Back to basics: [​IMG]
     
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    venividivicibj Well-Known Member

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    What is the difference between black and the Deco black? and is there an upcharge associated with it?
     
  12. Michael Ay329

    Michael Ay329 Well-Known Member

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    Deco black was G&G's answer to Foster's black fading, but I am unaware if there is an upcharge on MTO.

    It use to be an exclusive offering for the Deco range...with NO upcharge

    Deco black is a specific leather which can take G&G's own fading process (I was told its not standard black calf).

    You have to be specific on how much fading you want on the Deco black. I've seen it done with little fading and this is not to my liking. I prefer to have heavy or extreme fading...and usually you have to be specific on where you want it done...like the heel counter, throat, front apron...etc.

    G&G's Deco black is still more subtle than the black bleaching/fading that Foster's offers.
     
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    Michael Ay329 Well-Known Member

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    You should look into G&G's Chukka monk strap boot as a more unique alternative, especially with a Wesum sole
     
  14. JubeiSpiegel

    JubeiSpiegel Well-Known Member

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    Speaking of patina/bleaching effects, from Nick's tumbler. GG is experimenting with this Oxblood finishing, hopefully it will make the MTO options list, cause it's lovely:

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    Will need to mock-up an Arran in this color... :drool:
     
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  15. SoGent

    SoGent Well-Known Member

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    that's an absolute winner
     
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    chobochobo Well-Known Member

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    Nice. The G&G stingray is pretty amazing, the only problem is finding events to wear them to. I was going to get a black pair as my wedding tux shoe but G&G could not source the leather, so I went with alligators. The stingray pair that I bought later are actually more 'wow' then the gator.
     
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    they should make a wholecut stingray boot for the hell of it...just to say they did....
     
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    jas0nt Well-Known Member

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    Looks nice but I wouldn't describe that as oxblood. Looks more like JL's museum calf.

    Then again oxblood is very similar to their Vintage Rioja...

    This is my idea of oxblood FWIW.

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  19. Leaves

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    Wow, that's awesome.
     
  20. agedashidofu

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    Are those 2 the same pair or is it just the lighting? I really like the 1st one
     

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