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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. NAMOR

    NAMOR Well-Known Member

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    75% off and 2 different colors in one

    and doubles as 2 cup holders

    amazing!

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  2. dddrees

    dddrees Well-Known Member

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    Cup holders, now why didn't I think of that.

    Now I have no worries when the wife sees my latest pair of boots. LOL
     
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  3. Ironist

    Ironist Well-Known Member

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    With those babies you won't even need a cup. Just drink it straight out of the boot like a real man.
     
  4. dddrees

    dddrees Well-Known Member

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    New glasses, now my wife should really appreciate that.


    She's been talking about getting new glasses. LOL
     
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  5. NAMOR

    NAMOR Well-Known Member

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    rubber double dainite right? built in tumbler right there, non slip even
     
  6. dddrees

    dddrees Well-Known Member

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    Non-slip, non-spill, and split toe to boot. LOL
     
  7. CHRK33

    CHRK33 Well-Known Member

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    So unfortunately we had a couple folks drop out of the Burgundy Highland Grain GMTO that I am trying to organize through Skoak. We are back down to 3 people confirmed right now on the E width - any additional interest out there? Unfortunately I think the Arran Highland Grain might be siphoning our interest. But I am still holding out hope.

    Just a reminder for the specs:

    Burgundy Highland Grain
    Exposed antiqued brass eyelets (all eyelets)
    Double Dainite with storm welt
    MH71

    Members currently with confirmed interest in E width:
    myself
    @justinkapur
    @heelguy

    I have had inquiries from the following members who were doing their diligence - perhaps you are in now?
    @domino123
    @rydenfan
    @KenRose
    @gngrprince
    @IGotId
    @jkater1

    We still do not have the elusive 5 of the same width orders to take it to the next step. Shoot me a PM if you are interested or if you have any questions.

    Awesome mock up to give you a taste of what the finished boot will look like:
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    Two photos of burgundy highland grain on other makeups under different lighting conditions:
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  8. Ironist

    Ironist Well-Known Member

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    About to confirm my order for Rothschild in Vintage Chestnut on DG70. Do you guys think Vintage Chestnut would look better with natural edge trimming or the normal darker edge? Also, has anyone seen the new vintage chestnut in person? Is it more similar to the second photo or third?

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  9. dddrees

    dddrees Well-Known Member

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    Great choice.

    I've been giving this one some serious thought myself lately.
     
  10. laufer

    laufer Well-Known Member

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    There is a new Vintage Chestnut color. I have small swatch that I posted already. I would say that 2nd and 3rd photo are accurate.Keep in mind that one is taken under artificial and the other under natural light.

    The new vintage chestnut is on the left side the swatch on the right side is Vintage Cedar.

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  11. murakamiharuki

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    given that the new chestnut is lighter (according to the previous poster), you'd probably be able to get away with natural. it already looks good on the old chestnut. [EDIT: right swatch is actually cedar, not old chestnut. my recommendation holds though]
     
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    +1 for the natural sole edge. To clarify, that pic from our shop is the "new" Chestnut.
     
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    I did not say that it's lighter. The swatch on the rights side is Vintage Cedar.
    I do not have a old chestnut to compare to.
     
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  14. murakamiharuki

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    oops, misread. corrected.
     
  15. Ironist

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    Should do it!

    Thanks for the recommendations and swatches@Leaves @murakamiharuki @laufer. I think I'm going for the natural edge. Hope it turns out like the third pic. So vibrant.
     
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    I may, I just may. I'm potentially thinking of going with something more like what Leffot offered however. But I'm not quite ready yet, so we'll just have to see.

    Can I ask why you've decided to go with the DG70 Last for this shoe?
     
  17. Ironist

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    Honestly, I feel like it just doesn't look right chiseled. I usually see Rothschild in Dg70 and I think it's because the round concaves of the wingtip go better with a round toe. The leffot version looked decent enough in MH71 though. You think it looks better in MH71?

    Also not sure about Ridgeway and stormwelt on shoe. Looks cool but wearing shoes in inches of snow doesn't seem like a good idea.
     
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  18. venividivicibj

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    FWIW, I've seen lots of austerity brogues on chiseled lasts, and they look great.
     
  19. dddrees

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    On one hand the Ridgeway sole seems like it belongs on only boots, but I kind of like the idea of having a rather stylish shoe for slightly foul weather days. I don't foresee me hiking through the tundra or even wading through water or snow in them though.


    Anyway that's one of the reasons I want to take some more time and think about it. But I thought they kind of looked pretty cool anyway. We'll see.................
     
  20. rydenfan

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    another vote for natural edge
     

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