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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. luk-cha

    luk-cha Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    i think they call it burnishing
     


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    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    the antiquing does look better in person, the light of the room and camera are not helping here.

    as to medallion, if all the these things are handcrafted, isnt there and expectation for things to be slightly off, and isnt that part of the character of the shoe?
     


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    No. That's just inexperienced laster.
     


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    despite of the name. not my cuppa. horses for courses.
     


  5. luk-cha

    luk-cha Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    just rub a little harder and faster ;-)
     


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    Well, This obviously shows my lack of experience with such shoes.

    I've only owned Italian shoes for many years and have only recently been delving into other types and I've generally avoid laceups in general as well.

    But in any case to my eye it looks just terrible on these light colored shoes.
     


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    +1 I always learn something new when DWFII speaks
     


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    Amazing how much there is to know.

    And yes - Thank you DWFII!
     


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    ...one more to chime in: Gdot, those extra stitches indeed help keep the tongue in place. I removed mine to improve fit as they only help some feet.
     


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    Deco Black is actually much more subtle than what the pictures makes it out to be. The fading is very discreet.
     


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    DWFII Bespoke Boot and Shoemaker Dubiously Honored

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    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    :lol: awesome, i would like that to be added to the SF emoticon list.
     


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    You can specify how much fading you want in different areas of the shoe. You don't have to get any if you don't want.
     


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    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    I tried on both pairs and these shoes are like walking on a cloud, seriously the most comfortable shoes i have ever worn. soft but very supportive. like butter but also felt like i was standing firmly on the ground.

    but a funny thing happened. there is no question that the size 11 is correct, its as perfect a fit as i have ever tried on. however, the st. james on the MH71 in size 11 was damn near impossible to put on my feet, maybe I didnt open it wide enough, but it was really hard getting it on. once i was able to get it on, it fit perfectly. not loose and not too snug, just perfect. the westminster on TG73 in size 10.5 slipped right on, but was way to tight, not even a question.

    i emailed nick and he said that its not the first time he heard that about the st james. anybody have a similar experience with the st james or any other shoe?
     


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