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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. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Well-Known Member

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    Trying to get

    Austerity brogue
    st James [done]
    Balmoral captoe (Warwick)
    Gable [done]
    Captoe Adelaide (EG Laughton) [on order]
    Black wholecut [on order]
     
  2. Shouldaville

    Shouldaville Well-Known Member

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    Thanks everyone. ^ That'll be a great rotation Veni. If I didn't have other austerity brogues, I'd probably have a Connaught as well. Maybe I'll mix it up a bit with something like the Strand.
     
  3. mw313

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    what do you guys think of this? I just found a few pictures of this and it is a Norwegian style storm welt by GG. [​IMG]

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    I have seen their normal storm welt, but have never seen one so unique before. This definitely is a clean look with the upper level welt and I guess that it is a modified version of a Norwegian welt construction. Does anyone know much about this type?
    If not I'm sure we could ask one of the guys at GG.
     
  4. dddrees

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    ^My immediate reaction is that I don't find it aesthetically appeasing. Almost looks as though you have two soles one which is slightly bigger on the bottom of another.
     
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  5. mw313

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    I know what you mean! It is really "different". I actually don't mind it on a casual suede chukka like this and it probably would work with a casual boot with a hardy grain upper or Zug, but I can't see it working for anything else. It definitely is for the boot guys to consider for a real work boot!
     
  6. SuitedDx

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    If the top row of stitching was a different color it might be more interesting. With the dark welt, it just looks like a reverse from afar. Non G&G related, and most of those on the EG thread have likely seen it, but 1 more is needed for a chestnut blucher re-order. Details are "spoiled" below:
    I believe only 1 person in an E width is needed to get the order going: [​IMG] Details: Order via SkoAB Sandringham Last: 202 Chestnut antique Double leather sole ETA is approximately 4 months Price is 7700SEK (which is just under $900 today) @dddrees, are you in?
     
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  7. mw313

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    I thought that you were going to go with the GG instead.
     
  8. SuitedDx

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    I did, just wanted to help out on the Sandringham I started. :)
     
  9. grc1

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    Love the rotation. Liar indeed ;)
     
  10. dddrees

    dddrees Well-Known Member

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    Sorry missed this the other day, very nice!!!
     
  11. Shouldaville

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    Thanks again guys! I really will try to refrain from buying another oxford [​IMG]
     
  12. grc1

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    ^ Now that shit right there - that's funny! :rotflmao: Hoo boy, that belly laugh really made my day.

    So seriously - what's the next oxford style you're thinking of? I'm not seeing any St James II's in your stable. Which is tantamount to heresy.
     
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  13. Shouldaville

    Shouldaville Well-Known Member

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    ^ I know. I've had my eye on the St. James, but the right combo/deal hasn't hit yet...I know it's lurking though. The more I look at the espresso Strand on Leffot's site, the more I like it. Just not $1500 "like".

    On another note, I never understood people having sizing issues with the MH71. Mine were always perfect. Along comes the Kensington though, and it is noticeably more snug than my other 9.5Es. The VR is so nice, I'll probably still just try to break it in.
     
  14. grc1

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    ^ yeah, I've noticed that while most of my 9.5Es fit pretty consistently, I have one pair that is definitely narrower than the others - same deco last. And I have a KN14 in the same size that is hell on the heels. I'm going to get them stretched to alleviate the problem.
     
  15. grc1

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    Not a black cap-toe in sight :violin:

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  16. davesmith

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    Beautiful.
     
  17. dddrees

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    Great little rotation you got there!!!
     
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    The more the merrier I say.
     
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  19. mw313

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    wow! that is very nice of you. I may go for a pair like that eventually, even though it is similar to my Alderley, but it probably would have to be another leather shade or leather type all together.
     
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    Agreed! St. James II is a must for lovers of oxfords! They are my all time favorite oxford, especially on the TG73 last. They even look great in my large size, so I think anyone who loves oxfords should take a shot at them.
     

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