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Gaziano & Girling USA Trunk Show Schedule April 2007

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by iyorito, Feb 21, 2007.

  1. EvEr37

    EvEr37 Well-Known Member

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    Well, I am no shoe expert, but I think we need some more information. Dress? casual? Are there any holes you want to fill in your shoe collection? Do you want something traditional? More edgy? And so on.

    Yeah I gues i could of been a little clearer. Ok gotta be dress, edgy is good, no black. Honestly I don't really NEED another pair of shoes so i'm really just looking for something different. You can pretty much see that I don't really know what to get. If some of you were to buy a G&G shoe today what would you get?

    thanks again
     
  2. aportnoy

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    Yeah I gues i could of been a little clearer. Ok gotta be dress, edgy is good, no black. Honestly I don't really NEED another pair of shoes so i'm really just looking for something different. You can pretty much see that I don't really know what to get. If some of you were to buy a G&G shoe today what would you get?

    thanks again


    Here's link to a ton of bespoke models that Tony created for either G&G or EG. Seek and you shall find....[​IMG]

    http://homepage.mac.com/syrit/PhotoAlbum7.html
     
  3. teddieriley

    teddieriley Well-Known Member

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    Here's link to a ton of bespoke models that Tony created for either G&G or EG. Seek and you shall find....[​IMG]

    http://homepage.mac.com/syrit/PhotoAlbum7.html


    That's sweet. Who compiled this photoalbum - Tony himself?
     
  4. EvEr37

    EvEr37 Well-Known Member

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    Here's link to a ton of bespoke models that Tony created for either G&G or EG. Seek and you shall find....[​IMG]

    http://homepage.mac.com/syrit/PhotoAlbum7.html



    That's alot of shoes. Thanks for the link.
     
  5. grimslade

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    All this makes me frustrated that I missed CSE (got called away on a business trip that proved useless in the end. Grr...). I'm interested in G&G shoes, but I don't want to waste their time and fear I won't be in a position to place any orders in April... Would have been nice to see them in the flesh, though. Anyone want to invite me along to their appointment in April? [​IMG]
     
  6. Manton

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    Anyone want to invite me along to their appointment in April? [​IMG]
    Sure.
     
  7. Will

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    Yeah I gues i could of been a little clearer. Ok gotta be dress, edgy is good, no black. Honestly I don't really NEED another pair of shoes so i'm really just looking for something different. You can pretty much see that I don't really know what to get. If some of you were to buy a G&G shoe today what would you get?

    thanks again


    I am not one for Tony's more modern models but the G&G full brogue may be the best looking ready to wear oxford I've ever seen.
     
  8. luk-cha

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    I am not one for Tony's more modern models but the G&G full brogue may be the best looking ready to wear oxford I've ever seen.

    which one is this the savoy or the michell?
     
  9. aportnoy

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    I'm meeting with Tony on 4/20 in NYC...[​IMG]
     
  10. Master Shake

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    I imagine he means the Rothschild, which is just an incredible shoe. I couldn't resist it last October. Can't wait until I get it (hopefully soon).
     
  11. Will

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    I imagine he means the Rothschild, which is just an incredible shoe. I couldn't resist it last October. Can't wait until I get it (hopefully soon).

    Yes, the Rothschild.
     
  12. EvEr37

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    Yes, the Rothschild.

    That's the one pair that I am sure about. Ordering in black on MH71 last. Still have no idea what to order for the second pair.
     
  13. Will

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    That's the one pair that I am sure about. Ordering in black on MH71 last. Still have no idea what to order for the second pair.

    If you haven't been fitted, I'd order one to start. Tony said that the fit is the same as an EG 888 and I took a flyer based on that, but only for one pair.
     
  14. luk-cha

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    If you haven't been fitted, I'd order one to start. Tony said that the fit is the same as an EG 888 and I took a flyer based on that, but only for one pair.

    so with that i am assuming you have ordered the Rothschild - but on which last di you get it on?
     
  15. Ambulance Chaser

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    Yeah I gues i could of been a little clearer. Ok gotta be dress, edgy is good, no black. Honestly I don't really NEED another pair of shoes so i'm really just looking for something different. You can pretty much see that I don't really know what to get. If some of you were to buy a G&G shoe today what would you get?

    thanks again

    I would get one of G&G's twists on the classics -- e.g., Savoy, Hanly, Antibes. If I order a pair, the first one would probably be the Savoy in mole suede. A dark brown cap-toe brogue is a classic, and the V-cap gives it a fresh spin.

    The Rothschild on the smart round last was at CSE. It is an amazing shoe.
     
  16. teddieriley

    teddieriley Well-Known Member

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    Just curious as to what to expect from visiting Tony at his site.

    So I'm assuming you peruse the shoes he brings with him on tour, and with the MTO program you can select the last, leather, and color. Are adjustments made to the shoes in order to accomodate, for example, lower insteps?

    Is the price of 455 BPS + 75 BPS for trees the same across the board for all shoes (assuming no extra handwork required), regardless of last and leather?
    Do they expect entire payment up front, or can you leave a deposit?

    Thanks.
     
  17. Manton

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    It's 445, not 455. Shoes with more handwork are 500. Those prices get you any leather in his MTO swatch book. He also has a separate book that has swatches for bespoke shoes only; he considers that stuff too delicate for factory machines and won't use it for MTO shoes.

    There are, essentailly, two different lasts and four different toe shapes. One last is for lace-up/buckle shoes, the other is for slip-ons. You can choose any of the four toe shapes for either last, I believe. Certainly, any of the four toe shapes can be done on the lace-up/monk last. Again, same price.

    On his first trip to NY, he had one sample for every model in the catalogue. Since then, the samples have scattered a bit. In London, in January, he had maybe 12 or 15. Last week in NY, there were about two dozen. I assume when he comes back in April, he will have them all.

    They also have a range of "try on" shoes -- unfinished black oxfords made solely to give you an idea of the fit. Last week, they had every size through 12 in a D fitting, as well as several (but not all) in E fittings. Dean said that they have made them all up in E as well as D, however, and he expects to have the full range in NY in April.

    It's best to talk to them directly about fit adjustments. My own experience is that they will be as flexible as they can be, but can't do just anything. These are after all still factory made, standardized shoes. So if you just need a little stretching here or there, then probably, yes. A lower instep? I don't know, and would be skeptical

    They expect payment of half up front. It might have been slightly less than half, but it was about that.
     
  18. itsstillmatt

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    . On his first trip to NY, he had one sample for every model in the catalogue. Since then, the samples have scattered a bit. In London, in January, he had maybe 12 or 15. Last week in NY, there were about two dozen. I assume when he comes back in April, he will have them all. They also have a range of "try on" shoes -- unfinished black oxfords made solely to give you an idea of the fit. Last week, they had every size through 12 in a D fitting, as well as several (but not all) E fittings. Dean said that they have made them all up in E as well as D, however, and he expects to have all those in NY in April.
    I have heard that most better shoemakers don't make sizes above 10.5. Is this true [​IMG][​IMG].
     
  19. Manton

    Manton Well-Known Member

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    I have heard that most better shoemakers don't make sizes above 10.5. Is this true [​IMG][​IMG].
    Only little wiener frogs.
     
  20. teddieriley

    teddieriley Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Manton, you are most informative.

    I know this is a bespoke shoe off their website, but can anyone tell me if I wanted at least something similar would I be able to get it from their MTO? What would the last shape be, color, and style? This shoe is absolutely exquisite. It looks like the RLPL Mackays/EG Asquith, but way better IMO since it doesn't have that blunt bottlenose dolphin toe as the Mackays.

    [​IMG]
     

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