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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. HORNS

    HORNS Senior member

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    To go back to the durability of stingray leather, I believe it's one of the most durable, if not the most durable skin available. There's so many of these mineralized beads that a shoe doesn't have just a few dedicated flex lines, therefore taking the stress off of one particular area of leather.

    Here's a tidbit I found:

     
  2. Leaves

    Leaves Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Thanks, but there is a mocha calf color, not suede, that I'm looking for. Bespoke England offers it in their mto selection.

    Sorry, forget my earlier post, yes there's a Mocha Calf (aniline), quite close to Vintage Chestnut in colour. Espresso Calf is much darker.
     
  3. TheWraith

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    The one on the right is fucking beautiful... God damn. Color is just amazing, although it kind of looks like it would hurt my feet the way the side is shaped. But I would endure the pain just to wear those shoes. [​IMG]

    +1
     
  4. hsiangwang

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    Dear medtech_expat

    Thanks for your great picture of DECO.
    I have heard that the last is pointer than current last.
    Do you know the size comparison to the DG70?
    If I wear UK8E in DG70, what size should I wear in DECO last?
     
  5. mzmart

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    We really need to see pictures of the deco samples as worn on the foot. Otherwise its gonna be a long wait until the first set of orders can be viewed.
     
  6. Leaves

    Leaves Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Dear medtech_expat

    Thanks for your great picture of DECO.
    I have heard that the last is pointer than current last.
    Do you know the size comparison to the DG70?
    If I wear UK8E in DG70, what size should I wear in DECO last?


    You should be a 8E in the Deco as well.
     
  7. mktitsworth

    mktitsworth Senior member

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    We really need to see pictures of the deco samples as worn on the foot. Otherwise its gonna be a long wait until the first set of orders can be viewed.

    I will be there in Dallas on Tuesday and see what I can do.

    BTW, this thread is NOT doing anything to make that wait time for Tuesday come any faster. Grr.
     
  8. SpooPoker

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    ^ Lots, and lots, and lots of pics!
     
  9. medtech_expat

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    Dear medtech_expat

    Thanks for your great picture of DECO.
    I have heard that the last is pointer than current last.
    Do you know the size comparison to the DG70?
    If I wear UK8E in DG70, what size should I wear in DECO last?


    You should be a 8E in the Deco as well.

    +1

    Dean confirmed the fit is the same across all lasts, and with the one Deco pair I tried on this is consistent with my experience. The Deco last is slightly elongated as compared with the standard lasts (perhaps my 0.5cm), although this is limited to toe box extension.
     
  10. medtech_expat

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    I will be there in Dallas on Tuesday and see what I can do.

    BTW, this thread is NOT doing anything to make that wait time for Tuesday come any faster. Grr.


    I'm sure Despos will be much more understanding with taking pics. I had to rush through mine a bit as the gents at Wilkes got nervous when I pulled out the Lumix, even to go so far as to ask me if I'm in the men's shoe business. I suppose I have that "footwear industrial espionage" look about me. [​IMG]
     
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    I'm sure Despos will be much more understanding with taking pics. I had to rush through mine a bit as the gents at Wilkes got nervous when I pulled out the Lumix, even to go so far as to ask me if I'm in the men's shoe business. I suppose I have that "footwear industrial espionage" look about me. [​IMG]

    The easiest thing to do is always to ask politely and explain why. If someone says no, then that's that. If they say yes, then bully. At the very worst I can point them at this conversation.
     
  12. Metroboy

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    And here is an amazing young talent hard at work hand finishing the bench made shoes.

    [​IMG]


    He seems like quite a looker.
     
  13. luk-cha

    luk-cha Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    He seems like quite a looker.

    more like, he needs a good hair cut
     
  14. Metroboy

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    more like, he needs a good hair cut

    you know how hard it is to get à haircut in kettering[​IMG]?
     
  15. luk-cha

    luk-cha Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    you know how hard it is to get à haircut in kettering[​IMG]?

    if you hang around some of the pub's, i hear you can get scalped for free on a friday night[​IMG]
     
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    you know how hard it is to get à haircut in kettering[​IMG]?

    I'm guessing that the lad on the pic and the poster of this comment is a Swede! [​IMG]
     
  17. Metroboy

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    I'm guessing that the lad on the pic and the poster of this comment is a Swede! [​IMG]

    Quite swedish. Meatballs and ABBA everyday.
     
  18. bengal-stripe

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    Quite swedish. Meatballs and ABBA everyday.

    Swedish meatballs are so yesteryear, Ikea has introduced them to the world.
    As a Swede you can always introduce Kettering to the delights of Surströmming:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Surströmming



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  19. janne melkersson

    janne melkersson Senior member

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    bengal-stripe,
    last summer we had a feast for one of our US-students and part of the meal was "surströming" which is a traditionally "poor mans" dish. However, today it is in the northen parts an important dish. Anyway, I have never had such fun when I saw the studentd eyes was about to pop out and his body started to make convulsions. So you need to have an experienced Swede near by when trying this the first time.

    Btw, it is made of fermented herrings from the Baltics. Hereby I invite all my clients to have a bite during the fitting :)
     
  20. bengal-stripe

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    Hereby I invite all my clients to have a bite during the fitting :)

    Isn't that dangerous, they might throw up over the new shoes. - Gives a totally new meaning to "individual patina". [​IMG]

    I'm next month in Stockholm, but, to be on the safe side, I might stick to meatballs.
     

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