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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. grc1

    grc1 Well-Known Member

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    That purple lining just broke my Internet. It's beyond glorious.
     
  2. grc1

    grc1 Well-Known Member

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    Sigh. If ever there was a first-world problem, it's that my shoes have no purple lining.

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  3. TtownMD

    TtownMD Well-Known Member

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    grc1 you crack me up [​IMG] By the way nice color combo.
     
  4. grc1

    grc1 Well-Known Member

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    I'm only half-kidding :lol: :cry: - that purple lining has caused me a serious case of shoe-envy. I can see a few toys being thrown out of my pram if I can't get it next time I place a deco order. ;)
     
  5. Easily Amused

    Easily Amused Well-Known Member

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    @TtownMD, amigo! How about a Vintage Pine Connaught challenge - let's see if you can respond to this combo :slayer:

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  6. agedashidofu

    agedashidofu Well-Known Member

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    Question guys - I'm seriously considering to make a loafer (which is normally on KN14 last) on a TG73 last - I just think that the TG73 looks a lot sleeker.

    Do you think this is a good idea? Would the KN14 be shaped differently around the heel vs. the TG73 for example?

    I fit well in both (TG73 oxford or KN14 loafer) - but haven't really tried a loafer in TG73.

    Appreciate it!
     
  7. atia2

    atia2 Well-Known Member

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    I suspect the bigger worry would be whether the instep on the loafer last is lower than on the Oxford last, to compensate for the lack of tightening mechanism. If so, then you might find the switch disastrous.
     
  8. Shouldaville

    Shouldaville Well-Known Member

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    Cross posting this once. Please see thread for discussion.

    • Gaziano & Girling Canterbury
    • MH71 last in E width (first six)
    • Full brogue
    • Vintage Rioja Hatch Grain (medium to heavy polish)
    • Antique brass metal eyelets with four speed hooks
    • Double leather sole tapered to single at waist
    • Dark lining
    • No pull tab

    http://www.styleforum.net/t/521322/gaziano-girling-canterbury-boot-gmto
     
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    Shouldaville Well-Known Member

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    No problem...I want it similar to the photos, and G&G seems to indicate the level of requested antiquing in a lot of its photos, so I want to at least request a higher level of polish and leave it to them. My current hatch grain is pretty flat compared to the photos posted.
     
  11. SoGent

    SoGent Well-Known Member

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    I have loafers on both lasts and find the heel cup only slightly more narrow on the TG (not enuff to obsess over)
    personally, I don't think the slightly longer toe box and shape of the TG is really that much 'sleeker'
    both lasts work well for loafers.
     
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  12. TtownMD

    TtownMD Well-Known Member

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    You have me beat with laces & couple of Connaught pair you own. I only have one & sadly no cool laces.
     
  13. Easily Amused

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    No cool laces - *yet*. One pair - *for now*. ;)
     
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  14. TtownMD

    TtownMD Well-Known Member

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    For some reason I thought you had more than one pair of this shoes.
     
  15. saurabh

    saurabh Well-Known Member

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    I finalized my order with G&G Savile row store.
    Its the G&G Arran Boots in Chestnut Kudo on the Deco last with double wensum soles and Deco lasted lacquered shoe trees.

    Very excited and now the wait begins :)

    Inspiration was from these pics:

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  16. TtownMD

    TtownMD Well-Known Member

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    Very nice saurabh & congrats those are amazing [​IMG][​IMG]
     
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  17. saurabh

    saurabh Well-Known Member

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    Thank you sir :) and also excited to get my Oak Kudo Thorpes soon.
    Past few days have seen amazing makeups of G&G Kudo on the thread and couldn't resist placing another order.
     
  18. Easily Amused

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    Hahaha, I meant you! No cool laces in your collection yet, only on pair of Connaughts for you so far - I'm sure you'll add both!
     
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    is there interest in a gmto for a kudu/calf Oxford, ie Sr. James II or similar?
     
  20. saurabh

    saurabh Well-Known Member

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    Now Kudu is only available as a Single MTO and not as a GMTO. This was confirmed to me earlier by skoak.
     
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