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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. fritzl

    fritzl Well-Known Member

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    what do you have in mind then?
     
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    BE, nick is the man.


    +1, and not just with shoes :)
     
  3. Gdot

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    Stitchy,

    So, to be clear these are seconds/rejects just for trying on? Please tell me yes - as the stitching around the lacing on the Westministers is not right. Although I'm digging the vintage chestnut color!

    How do they fit? I'm very happy with my two pairs on the TG73 last. It fits true to size for me.

    Greg
     
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    sorry fritz, didnt mean to leave you hanging. im planning to go with vintage oak.


    i dont think they are seconds. i havent tried them on yet. tomorrow is the big day. maybe its the pic that is making the stitching look off? :confused:

    the color is really great, but again not something for a rookie, its very light and almost orangeish. well, more like a chestnut really. maybe down the line.
     
  5. Gdot

    Gdot Well-Known Member

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    Vintage Oak, good choice, versatile.

    About the stitching - this is what I'm referring to:

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    They MUST be seconds. As this shows up in all the photos.

    Anyway - I guess since you aren't keeping them it doesn't much matter.
     
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    wow, good eye and good point. i didnt really look at them much. just took em out for the photo op.

    and yes, versatility was one of the reasons i chose that color :)
     
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    ^ I'm not sure what the objection is...that stitching is a deliberate choice and one that is made by factories and some bespoke makers all over the world--it anchors the tongue to prevent it from sliding to one side or the other.
     
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    in stitches Well-Known Member

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    i swear, the things you learn when an expert chimes in.
     
  9. kolecho

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    All my G&Gs have that stitching to keep the tongue in place. And mine are not seconds.
     
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    The Westminster pair need work on the toecap as the antiquing is a FAIL and the toecap medallion piece is slightly askew on my monitor.
     
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    luk-cha Well-Known Member

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    i think they call it burnishing
     
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    the antiquing does look better in person, the light of the room and camera are not helping here.

    as to medallion, if all the these things are handcrafted, isnt there and expectation for things to be slightly off, and isnt that part of the character of the shoe?
     
  13. chogall

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    No. That's just inexperienced laster.
     
  14. fritzl

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    despite of the name. not my cuppa. horses for courses.
     
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    just rub a little harder and faster ;-)
     
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    Well, This obviously shows my lack of experience with such shoes.

    I've only owned Italian shoes for many years and have only recently been delving into other types and I've generally avoid laceups in general as well.

    But in any case to my eye it looks just terrible on these light colored shoes.
     
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    +1 I always learn something new when DWFII speaks
     
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    Amazing how much there is to know.

    And yes - Thank you DWFII!
     
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    ...one more to chime in: Gdot, those extra stitches indeed help keep the tongue in place. I removed mine to improve fit as they only help some feet.
     
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    Deco Black is actually much more subtle than what the pictures makes it out to be. The fading is very discreet.
     

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