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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. Nick A

    Nick A Senior member

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    It's a great sole if you like thicker double soles because you still get the beveled waist which we all love G&G for.
     
  2. kolecho

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    Please post a shot of the bottom of the soles. Thanks.
     
  3. claes500

    claes500 Senior member

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    wow cool

    "HAF" would be perfect for Hove
     
  4. Deedee

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    What does characterizes a HAF sole, if I may ask?
     
  5. fritzl

    fritzl Senior member

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    it looks strange, almost all of the time, imo.
     
  6. Deedee

    Deedee Senior member

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    But is it just a normal double leather sole or is it different? I'm sorry if these questions don't make much sense but I tried to google it and couldn't find any real info on it.
     
  7. pabloj

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    Double sole tapering to single, should give you the best of both worlds, but sometimes (and in this case IMHO) doesn't look that good
     
  8. bengal-stripe

    bengal-stripe Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I happen to like a double sole which tapers into a single sole. But I think, the waist
    ought to be square (not bevelled) and it even looks better (as in this sample) with a
    'stitched seat' (360 degree welt)..

    [​IMG]
     
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  9. Xenon

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    I agree with fritzl that it often doesn't look that good - lack of balance for more refined shoes. The photo you posted looks good because of the more substantial heel but most importantly it looks like the heel is of the correct height/higher than usual. Often with HAF soles there is no compensation made with the heel height and you get a shoe tip that is too far of the ground. For instance the G&G shoe looks like it is leaning backwards
     
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  10. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    i can think of only a few others on par with nick. they are all SF affiliate's. they, along with nick, have without question provided me with the most enjoyable purchasing experiences i have ever had.

    huzzah huzzah for SF affiliates!
     
  11. Michael Ay329

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    B.S., do you have more photos or a link to this shoe?
     
  12. fritzl

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    exactly. totally agree.

    thanks bengal for posting this exemplary picture.
     
  13. Gdot

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    It would be nice to see the whole shoe from G&G - cutting off the heal in the photo doesn't help.

    Although I tend to agree the HAF sole is a risky thing to try on a model such as the Uppingham - which is decidely sleek and elegant.

    Although, on the foot, and in 'the wild' I'm betting 99% of the world wouldn't even discern the difference.

    Bengal Stripe - thank you for the photo - it is a beautiful shoe you posted - elegant and sturdy at the same time.
     
  14. JulianL

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    Woohoo. My order (Grant TG73 vintage oak) placed directly with Dean on 23rd August - email from Dean on Friday (27th Jan) to say that they're ready for dispatch. That's 5 months and 4 days. Given that Dean's estimate when I placed my order was that 4.5 months would be optimistic and 5 months was more likely, and that in the UK many companies, especially smaller ones, usually close for the entire week between Christmas and the yew year, that seems pretty true to Dean's estimate.

    I read posts from a while ago where the waiting time seemed to be getting longer and longer and, based on my single data point, that at least doesn't seem to have happened in my case. Hopefully G&G are avoiding too much creep and are keeping the waiting time within roughly 5 months. For me quality is most important but, after that, predictability is what matters to me. If I know that I'll need to wait 5 or even 6 months for my next order then so be it, at least I can plan for that, but what I really don't want to experience is a 5 month estimate turning into an 8 or 9 month wait.

    Sadly I'm travelling right now so I probably can't give Dean the go-ahead to ship until the end of this week and might not get them until next week but at least I can now start thinking about breaking them in, seeing how happy I am with the quality and the fit and, all things being well, placing my next order. I might just be able to get my next order in in time to get some lighter-coloured summer shoes to go with cream linen trousers, something in vintage pine maybe.

    - Julian
     
  15. fritzl

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    actually, it doesn't helpt that i don't like this particular model.

    the haf sole discussion is a dead horse, which has been punished several times. can we move on..?
     
  16. Leaves

    Leaves Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    I just summed up all Gaziano & Girling models and I count to 71 models (60 "normal" G&G RTW + 11 Deco). How many of these models are included in your wardrobe? :D

    Oxfords
    Astaire
    Burlington
    Cambridge
    Connaught
    Gable
    Grant
    Hanly
    Harrow
    Hayes
    Hilton
    Hughes
    Kensington
    Kent
    Mitchel
    Oxford
    Regent
    Rothschild
    Savoy
    Sinatra
    St Ives
    St James
    Walkton
    Warwick
    Westbury
    Westminster

    Derbys
    Buccleuch
    Derwent
    Eton
    Fairmont
    Hove
    Isham
    Wells
    Wilshire
    Woburn

    Monks
    Carlyle
    Carnegie
    Grosvenor
    Mayfair
    Regency
    Windsor

    Casuals
    Antibes
    Barclay
    Biarritz
    Cannes
    Chelsea
    Chester
    Corniche
    Dorchester
    Dorhester II
    Monaco
    Nice
    St Tropez
    St. Thomas
    Tatton
    Toulouse

    Boots
    Arran
    Burham
    Canterbury
    Thorpe
    Wigmore

    Deco
    Bates
    Bowlly
    Byron
    Cliffe
    Collcut
    Cooper
    Ellington
    Holden
    Joyce
    Papworth
    Rogers
     
  17. tomrakewell

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    Five, namely:
    Oxfords
    Gable
    Hayes
    Sinatra
    Derbys
    Wiltshire
    Boots
    Wigmore
     
  18. in stitches

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    none yet :(

    waiting on;
    westminsters.

    and damn, i didnt realize they had that many models out.
     
  19. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I actualy spoke with Tony last Friday. He mentioned that your order is way ahead of schedule.

























    NOT. :)
     
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  20. fritzl

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    me too, broski
     

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