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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

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    I think it's the smooth calf that's done it - for me, textured-leather belongs firmly on boots. (Don't ask me where pigskin and hatch-grain sit in the simplistic, neat style categorisation in my head!)
     
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    Received notice that my black Cambridge's landed at Skoak. First black shoe I have purchased in a long long time.
     
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  3. TtownMD

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    Very nice & congrats I only have 2 pair black shoes. Sinatra & black button boot with black peccary shaft.
     
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    Black pig skin wells incoming from skoak
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    Personally I thought these looked pretty good as well.



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  6. dddrees

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    Very nice, Congrats!!
     
  7. grc1

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    To each his own - to me they look good in pictures, but I wouldn't wear them myself. I'm guessing most folk would feel the same way about my own collection! :)
     
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    I actually agree with you. One of the first spectator styled shoes I saw from G&G was a reddish Mountain Ram and burgundy leather quarter brogue. They looked cool, but way too fast and brash for my taste.

    This shoe stuff is largely about fit and whether you will actually wear the goods and get some value/enjoyment from them. I have no doubt @dddrees will rock those kicks and enjoy them, and that's the bottom line.

    Personally, I still waver about whether I like Kudu and Mountain Ram or not. They are such a bold texture that I'm not sure I can rightly call them elegant and suitable for me. Then again, I like a shiny alligator finish, which is by no means subtle.
     
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  9. dddrees

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    Agree completely.
     
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    Great find!

    How were they with large sizes? Do you know if they had any for us extra big guys at 12 UK and up?
     
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    G&G had 5 pairs in size 12, nothing larger. There was a rioja Hove, a couple of brown adelaides, some kind of wholecut with raised seams, and I think a brown loafer with twisted strap. The Hoves were beautiful but a little too large in the vamp for me.

    J Fitzpatrick had a lovely dark brown boot in 12.5, sadly too large for me. Not much else in the big sizes.

    The Hoves and the JF boot were the top picks. Also some great shoes on display in the queue!
     
  12. dddrees

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    Anybody have any ideas as to which color Saphir polish works best on Vintage Cedar?
     
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    I am going to use neutral. I looked for matching colors but i could not find one.
     
  14. dddrees

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    Thanks and I've been using neutral, but long term I would like to be able to use something with color if I can find a suitable match.
     
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    ^^^ That's what I'd do.
     
  16. dddrees

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    Well it sounds like I'm not the only one after all.
     
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    Some New Goodies Picked Up, TG73 Last !!!
     
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  18. dddrees

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    Very nice, Congrats!!
     
  19. TtownMD

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    Thank you sir
     
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    What beautiful colour is that?. It seems darker than dark oak. Fantastic shoe, congrats.
     

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