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

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

  1. jhcam8

    jhcam8 Senior member

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    Holy moly, MrV - some Thorpes, bro!
     


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    Interesting - you think they start with a nude shoe and paint the rest of the shoe black? Rather than starting with a black shoe, stripping the toe box of its original color, and maybe applying a neutral paint to the toe box.
     


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    From what I was told they bleach the toe tips to give the deco black color faded look.
     


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    Nice. You also asked them to drop the V seam on the side. May I ask why?
    :)

    I had asked the 39 Saville row store whether or not I could bring in a black shoe for them to repatinate as reverse Margaux patina, and they said it was not possible because it was a nude shoe coloured that way, rather than a black shoe that is bleached. I thought deco black is the same.
     
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    Interesting. I'm emboldened after I stripped & repainted a pair of Edward greens that I didn't like the color on. I used corthay / g&g as a template for my painting.

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    Thanks guys! I thought they came out really well. Took forever though...I felt like I ordered them years ago.

    @supern0va I have to be honest...I loathe the side stitch on the stock Thrope. It aesthetically offends me.
     


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    Yea for patina they start with naked shoes that patina is sick I got that for my London jodhpur with alligator !!
     


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    @jonathanS Are you taking on Commission work? :cheers:

    I am not totally fond of my Vintage Cherry and would like them to be darkened to more of a Mahogany color with some burnishing added! Nice work.
     


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