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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. TtownMD

    TtownMD Senior member

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    I will check and post pic of my doublemonk oakham have two of them. Bad ass double monks sir !!
     
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    Very nice. Matching is overrated - who's going to notice if your belt matches your shoe buckles? Then do you get your watch buckle or bracelet to match? Madness lies on this path!
     
  3. jhcam8

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    Not more comfy?
     
  4. JubeiSpiegel

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    I find that the elastic buckle holders allow more slip for me, so I prefer the more precise holding of the leather buckle holders.

    I have noted that other brands like AE have done the same with their monks, citing that customers were experiencing the leather buckle holder snapping (which i have not experience personally in an older pair of AE monks). I always suspected this was a cost saving measure that more budget conscious brands were using, but did not expect the likes of GG to start using them as well.

    It's not a deal breaker for me, it's a small detail for sure, but it does irk me...
     
  5. JubeiSpiegel

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    As an update, Dean was nice enough to elaborate in an email.

    Evidently the single monk strap styles are always made with the elastic buckle keeps, and double monk strap styles are made with leather buckle keeps.

    GG prefers to make the single monks with some flex, and their double monks to have more of a tight oxford fitting.

    Thanks to Dean for always making himself available for inquiries.
     
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  6. Geran Brown

    Geran Brown Senior member

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    Hello. I was wondering if I could get some insight before buying my first pair of G&Gs.

    I recently went and got measured by a local shop that stocks G&G shoes. He said that one foot measured at an 8E and the other at 7.5F.

    For the Cambridge or St. James, leather on both, on a TG73 last, which size should I get?

    Thanks for the help.

    -G
     
  7. daizawaguy

    daizawaguy Senior member

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    I`d suggest you need to try on a few sizes and walk around as far as they will let you. There is little substitution to trying them on, and getting a first hand feel.
     
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  8. clee1982

    clee1982 Senior member

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    Try 8E and see if width is good for your 7.5F foot, just always have to fit the larger foot
     
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    I'm no expert, but I'd think that you have to accommodate your longer foot. 8E would probably fit both feet.
     
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    If I'm not mistaken, 8e width is close to 7.5f width. Id definitely go 8E either way. As you size up the shoe gets a little wider.
     
  11. MrVenneri

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    I just so happen to have some 8E's for you to try... [​IMG]
     
  12. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    DEAN IS AWESOME.
     
  13. TtownMD

    TtownMD Senior member

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    Plus one +++1
     
  14. j ingevaldsson

    j ingevaldsson Senior member

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    Cross post from the bespoke shoe thread: I showed you the making process of this bespoke pair from Gaziano & Girling earlier, here's some pics of how they turned out (much more on my blog for those interested):

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  15. andrel42

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    @j ingevaldsson Stunning Jesper; thanks for sharing !!
     
  16. MrVenneri

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    @j ingevaldsson Beautiful finished product! Thank you for sharing.

    While I'm sure it's on your blog, it may be useful for future SF searches if could share some of your experience cliff notes on here? If you wouldn't mind that is. :)
     
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    @Mr.Venneri I would have bought both your G&G's if only they were 3 sizes larger!! They are both exactly what I am looking for...!
     
  18. JubeiSpiegel

    JubeiSpiegel Senior member

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    Damn, I feel like a new born calf navigating this new site...lol
     
  19. grc1

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    Me too!
     
  20. MrVenneri

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    You could always cut off some toes. I mean, do you really need all 10?
     

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