Gaziano & Girling Appreciation & Shoe Appreciation Thread (including reviews, purchases, pictures, e

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by luk-cha, Apr 7, 2011.

  1. fritzl

    fritzl Senior member

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    hmmh, i have a different understanding of patina.

    i like the vintage rioja without black blotch better, though.
     


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    no, you are correct imo. there is a small blotchiness in the toe area. but outside of that its a beautiful dark cherry color. wouldnt be my choice for a first pair but would love something in that color down the road.
     


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    Interesting. Handled by G&G itself or BE?
     


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    chogall Senior member

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    I like VR without any black spots as well, but it shouldn't be that hard to conceal with a bit of polishing and wearing.

    And IMO, slight imperfection adds some character in an otherwise perfect pair - as long as its slight.
     


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    fritzl Senior member

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    i have no experience with pre antiqued numbers...


    i'm all for character, no worries.
     


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    fritzl Senior member

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    what do you have in mind then?
     


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    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    BE, nick is the man.


    +1, and not just with shoes :)
     


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    Stitchy,

    So, to be clear these are seconds/rejects just for trying on? Please tell me yes - as the stitching around the lacing on the Westministers is not right. Although I'm digging the vintage chestnut color!

    How do they fit? I'm very happy with my two pairs on the TG73 last. It fits true to size for me.

    Greg
     
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    sorry fritz, didnt mean to leave you hanging. im planning to go with vintage oak.


    i dont think they are seconds. i havent tried them on yet. tomorrow is the big day. maybe its the pic that is making the stitching look off? :confused:

    the color is really great, but again not something for a rookie, its very light and almost orangeish. well, more like a chestnut really. maybe down the line.
     


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    Gdot Senior member

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    Vintage Oak, good choice, versatile.

    About the stitching - this is what I'm referring to:

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    They MUST be seconds. As this shows up in all the photos.

    Anyway - I guess since you aren't keeping them it doesn't much matter.
     


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    wow, good eye and good point. i didnt really look at them much. just took em out for the photo op.

    and yes, versatility was one of the reasons i chose that color :)
     


  12. DWFII

    DWFII Bespoke Boot and Shoemaker Dubiously Honored

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    ^ I'm not sure what the objection is...that stitching is a deliberate choice and one that is made by factories and some bespoke makers all over the world--it anchors the tongue to prevent it from sliding to one side or the other.
     


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    i swear, the things you learn when an expert chimes in.
     


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    All my G&Gs have that stitching to keep the tongue in place. And mine are not seconds.
     


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    The Westminster pair need work on the toecap as the antiquing is a FAIL and the toecap medallion piece is slightly askew on my monitor.
     


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