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Who here is interested in the Galway GMTO we've been discussing? If so, please let me know. We need a minimum of four participants to make it.
is there a final makeup? I think that is the clincher. Maybe offer three dream ideas and take a vote/pulse?
 

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Dover in Horween saddle brown hatch grain. Stefan’s creation. If you’re curious, I find the Horween leather to be a bit thicker and a bit stiffer than the normal EG country calf. However, it is breaking in nicely. After I placed my order I had second thoughts because I remembered that I have a G&G Stamford in oak hatch grain and a Dover in walnut CC. But then it arrived and it’s a fair bit darker in shade than either of the other split toes in brown grain I have. And yes, it’s silly to have all that but whatever. Styleforum bros.

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And PS, if you’re really curious, that’s the Private White/Permanent Style raglan overcoat peeking through.
 
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Dover is Horween saddle brown hatch grain. Stefan’s creation. If you’re curious, I find the Horween leather to be a bit thicker and a bit stiffer than the normal EG country calf. However, it is breaking in nicely. After I placed my order I had second thoughts because I remembered that I have a G&G Stamford in oak hatch grain and a Dover in walnut CC. But then it arrived and it’s a fair bit darker in shade than either of the other split toes in brown grain I have. And yes, it’s silly to have all that but whatever. Styleforum bros.

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And PS, if you’re really curious, that’s the Private White/Permanent Style raglan overcoat peeking through.
Great look! You don't find it too warm down here?
 

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Great look! You don't find it too warm down here?
I’ll be honest, I am cold whenever it’s below 50. So it was great this morning (about 35 degrees). Basically my body is 100% adapted to extreme heat. I wear a jacket and tie all summer long with little issue. But when it gets a bit chilly... :freeze:

To be a bit more serious, I have a similar coat from Magee in a donegal tweed and wore it a ton last year. That let me know this one would be fine.
 

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I’ll be honest, I am cold whenever it’s below 50. So it was great this morning (about 35 degrees). Basically my body is 100% adapted to extreme heat. I wear a jacket and tie all summer long with little issue. But when it gets a bit chilly... :freeze:

To be a bit more serious, I have a similar coat from Magee in a donegal tweed and wore it a ton last year. That let me know this one would be fine.
Awesome, well the coat looked amazing from all the product photos
 

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Awesome, well the coat looked amazing from all the product photos
I couldn't recommend it enough. It's much higher quality than the Magee coat that I have. The buttons are better, the fabric is woven tighter and is softer, cashmere lining on the pockets, etc. I also tried a Harris Tweed raglan coat from O'Connell's (Chrysalis makes it I think) and sent it back immediately. It was thin and really underwhelming. The Private White coat was the same price and a much better product. Grab one if you're thinking about it. You won't regret it.
 

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Dover in Horween saddle brown hatch grain. Stefan’s creation. If you’re curious, I find the Horween leather to be a bit thicker and a bit stiffer than the normal EG country calf. However, it is breaking in nicely. After I placed my order I had second thoughts because I remembered that I have a G&G Stamford in oak hatch grain and a Dover in walnut CC. But then it arrived and it’s a fair bit darker in shade than either of the other split toes in brown grain I have. And yes, it’s silly to have all that but whatever. Styleforum bros.

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And PS, if you’re really curious, that’s the Private White/Permanent Style raglan overcoat peeking through.
That is one classy combination. Very well done sir.
 

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Probably on the boring side, but I'd be interested in something in Rosewood CC
Rosewood CC is cool. However, I wouldn't recommend it as our GMTO. EG, Gentlemen's Footwear, Leffot, Dashing Chicago, and Meet The Hand offer Galways in Rosewood CC. They're easily obtainable there.
 

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Rosewood CC is cool. However, I wouldn't recommend it as our GMTO. EG, Gentlemen's Footwear, Leffot, Dashing Chicago, and Meet The Hand offer Galways in Rosewood CC. They're easily obtainable there.
Fair enough, I look forward to seeing what you all come up with
 

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Re our GMTO, here's what we've discussed, generally:

Option 1:
- DOAK upper with mink suede shaft;
- 72 last;
- Ridgeway sole (I'm telling ya'll, the R2 sole is more comfortable, but I'm happy to cave).

Option 2:
- Camel suede;
- 72 last;
- R2 sole.

Option 3:
- All DOAK;
- 72 last;
- Ridgeway sole.

BONUS ROUND:
- All chestnut antique calf;
- 72 last;
- R2 sole.

Thoughts?
 

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Not that I have any skin in the game since I hope not to participate 🤣 but once you are going for a more a rustic galway how about some kind of kudu or bison? no idea if available... just a thought. would certainly be different.

ETA: kangaroo and camel are both also very cool and a bit more subtle. recently got pairs in both leathers from GS and Viberg... recommended. Again, no idea if available.
 
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