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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. gazman70k

    gazman70k Senior member

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    Those are pretty rockin' and I'm not the biggest G&G fan in general. What type of leather is used there? It looks like calf with a subtle texture.

    Hi D, its actually buffalo.

    Hope all is well with the family.
     
  2. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Pics aren't great, but as we know we are always excited for a new pair of shoes! [​IMG] [​IMG] Black Hayes with an extended medallion and recessed metal toe plates.
     
  3. SpooPoker

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    ^ Nice, Patrick. What made you do TG73 over say, a DG70? I had you pegged differently in lasts.
     
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    Good question. I love the chiseled toe, but when I placed the order I told myself that my next will be a DG70, Grant maybe. Then of course I walked into the trunk show and saw the Deco line. Now I am like, hmm always room for an even more chiseled last. That Bowlly is looking mighty fine...
     
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    I have these on order in Black Deco Calf and a pair in Vintage Cherry Calf...Can't wait to wear them.
    [​IMG]
     
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    Good question. I love the chiseled toe, but when I placed the order I told myself that my next will be a DG70, Grant maybe. Then of course I walked into the trunk show and saw the Deco line. Now I am like, hmm always room for an even more chiseled last. That Bowlly is looking mighty fine...

    I would argue that the deco line is more pointy, but not more chiseled. You get a more chiseled last with bespoke. [​IMG]
     
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    A couple of shots by Charlie Bennet, snapped with a Hasselblad H3DII-50, of G&G:

    Carlyle in Vintage Chestnut:
    [​IMG]

    Nice in Fox Suede:
    [​IMG]
     
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    Wow, those are some incredible shoe shots.
     
  9. patrickBOOTH

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    I would argue that the deco line is more pointy, but not more chiseled. You get a more chiseled last with bespoke. [​IMG]

    I don't know, I guess. When I saw the Deco line in person I felt that they were a little less aggressively pointy than in pictures. I would say that my Corthay and Rider balmoral are the most "chiselled" of any of my shoes and certaintly the most bespoke looking.
     
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    A couple of shots by Charlie Bennet, snapped with a Hasselblad H3DII-50, of G&G:

    Carlyle in Vintage Chestnut:
    Nice in Fox Suede:


    great pictures!

    I don't know, I guess. When I saw the Deco line in person I felt that they were a little less aggressively pointy than in pictures. I would say that my Corthay and Rider balmoral are the most "chiseled" of any of my shoes and certaintly the most bespoke looking.

    i dont find deco's too aggressive, they are slightly longer than the regular range but when i compared them to my first bespokes from G&G there are very similar - i find corthay a lot snoutier and pointy
     
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    Sorry to bump with an old pic but what last is on this croc? [​IMG]
     
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    Sorry to bump with an old pic but what last is on this croc?

    [​IMG]


    Its baby alligator in a bespoke last
     
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    Its the object of some nocturnal emission for spoo

    FTFY [​IMG]
     
  14. Wes Bourne

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    I wear them anytime but usually as an alternative to black, especially with a suit. They are dark enough to pull this off, even through they really dark brown.

    Luk Cha will take some on foot shots on Saturday

    Unless you know what they are most people would never guess they are Stingray


    [​IMG]
     
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    ^ Well done.

    Oh yeah? [​IMG]
     
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    Oh yeah? [​IMG]

    I love going back in time [​IMG]
     
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    Since I know next to nothing on the bespoke footwear process, can somebody enlighten me on a few things? When you are getting bespoke, since you are going that route to get the best fit you can how much say do you have on the style of the last? Will you always end up with something chiselled, or is that dependant more on which maker you are using? To some degree, since it is your foot, will you end up with a similar looking last regardless on which maker you employ?
     
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    Since I know next to nothing on the bespoke footwear process, can somebody enlighten me on a few things? When you are getting bespoke, since you are going that route to get the best fit you can how much say do you have on the style of the last? Will you always end up with something chiselled, or is that dependant more on which maker you are using? To some degree, since it is your foot, will you end up with a similar looking last regardless on which maker you employ?

    i had so much say that i never had to end up with something chisselled.

    all the makers i used recommended a similar looking shape for my orders.
     

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