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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. janne melkersson

    janne melkersson Senior member

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    yea, to bad but you got a point there. I ask my wife to make some trad swedish meatballs instaed to be on the safe side[​IMG]

    Hey, welcome to my shop next month
     


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    Agreed.

    If I may clarify, when you refer to Lobb, I presume you mean John Lobb Paris. If this is the case, as with Corthay and Aubercy, the designers are French. Specifically, they represent a far more progressive French or continental approach to shoe design than say the traditional English shoe design, West End or otherwise.

    Perhaps a better way of looking at this is that the G&G design within the context of English shoemaking is a little more progressive. They are closer to what Anthony Cleverley was making when he was alive. His design was characterised by a sharper, narrower last that is sleeker due to the use of a blind welt (thanks Teemu for this bit of information). You can of course find this with the Anthony Cleverley RTW range as well.

    My 2 cents, based on spending a week talking shop with William and John Hunter Lobb, Teemu-Pekka Leppanen, Emiko Matsuda and, of course Tony.


    Emiko is beautiful isn't she? I'd take her over any fxxking shoes if you ask me.
     


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    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Tight as shit but their maiden voyage was today! [​IMG]
     


  4. Mr. Moo

    Mr. Moo Boxercise Toughguy

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  5. luk-cha

    luk-cha Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Emiko is beautiful isn't she? I'd take her over any fxxking shoes if you ask me.

    lol
     


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    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Lookin' good Spoo.

    Tight as shit though [​IMG]
     


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    Mr. Moo Boxercise Toughguy

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    Tight as shit though [​IMG]

    Too tight, or tight but wearable? Either way, you can have a cobbler try to stretch them a bit... or thinner socks...
     


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    Emiko is beautiful isn't she? I'd take her over any fxxking shoes if you ask me.

    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    She is a wonderful person and very impressed with her knowledge of the craft. Being trained by Terry Moore is also a huge plus!
     


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    Too tight, or tight but wearable? Either way, you can have a cobbler try to stretch them a bit... or thinner socks...
    Speaking of thinner socks, anyone have any recs? I have always used Pantharella as my thin socks, as I have found Marcoliani to be entirely too thick, but I would be open to more ideas. Also, lovin the shoes spoo.
     


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    Just think of it as good for the soul, or shoe karma. You'll wear them and they'll stretch, and the fit will become like a second skin.
     


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    Mr. Moo Boxercise Toughguy

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    Too tight, or tight but wearable? Either way, you can have a cobbler try to stretch them a bit... or thinner socks...
    Lengthwise, perfect. Width on the right foot is slim, but I know will break in over a few wears. Left foot, my pinky toe is still throbbing, walking with a slight limp at the end of the day. Gotta figure that out as I dont want to get rid of these... [​IMG] And the strange thing is that I am a US 9.5, pretty much perfect across the board. These are labeled a 9.5D...and G&G is always UK size tagged, right?
    Speaking of thinner socks, anyone have any recs? I have always used Pantharella as my thin socks, as I have found Marcoliani to be entirely too thick, but I would be open to more ideas. Also, lovin the shoes spoo.
    Polo makes thin socks.
    Socks are Pantharella.
     


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    Mr. Moo Boxercise Toughguy

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    Get em stretched... cobblers have little thingamajigs they put in where it's rubbing to make a bit of room.
     


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    Get em stretched... cobblers have little thingamajigs they put in where it's rubbing to make a bit of room.

    That could take time! My suggestion: It's time for a toe amputation.
     


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