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

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

  1. papado

    papado Member

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    Can anyone give guidance as to how they care for their hatchgrain shoes? My rough research indicates one should condition every once and a while (as usual) and to use sparing amounts of cream polish as too much will get gunked up in the grain if you don't take it easy; Also saw that wax polish was a definite no.

    Also, on an unrelated note, here's a comparison pic of the TG73 (on the left) to the John Lobb 8000 last--I also realized that I had basically purchased another pair of the same style shoe, but I do love burgundy/oxblood shoes so I can't complain :)

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  2. Easily Amused

    Easily Amused Senior member

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    You're correct on the care of the hatchgrains - conditioner, occasional cream polish. Haven't tried wax on my Rioja Hatchgrain Burnham boots, don't intend to either. Nice G&G/JL comparison too.
     


  3. jhcam8

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    I bet you have another pair just like these - :crackup:
     


  4. MrVenneri

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    IMG_5789.JPG Gave these a subtle, dull, shine today in preparation for this weeks rotation. I like how the pearl-gray patina speaks loud enough on its own that it doesn't demand a brilliant high gloss shine.
     


  5. c21ban

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    Getting my first pair of Chelsea boots from G&G. Small defect at toe resulted in a great price so figured I couldn't pass them up! A light drizzle was the cause of any bubbles you may see.

    Vintage Oak MH71

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  6. jhcam8

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    Nice pickup. I'd probably whack the toe the first 10 minutes I had them on anyway.
     


  7. MrVenneri

    MrVenneri Senior member

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    @c21ban Great choice! I don't see any inclination of a defect, nor does it matter because they'll develop their own character after the first wear. Arguably the best Chelsea boot in production.
     


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    I'm so jealous of anyone with a pair of Chelseas in oak :(
     


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    Thanks guys! And yes, I thought the same thing about whacking the toe and that was exactly what I said when the shoes were offered.
     
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