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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. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    mutli quote has changed, you have to hit quote now on the last selected post. :(
     
  2. lee_44106

    lee_44106 Senior member

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    single quote I can do, but multiple quotes.......:fu:
     
  3. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    it used to be better, they updated the site yesterday and it got messed up. i think they are working on it. :)
     
  4. lee_44106

    lee_44106 Senior member

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    I have no problems with the Moderators making changes.

    Their website = their rules. Don't like, don't play....


    Now, to get back on track,

    Does anybody have pictures of real-life, G&G Deco range shoes being worn?
     
  5. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    agreed, i think this was unintentional though.

    i think mktitsworth posted a pair not too long ago. they were schweet! time for some more.
     
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  6. LeJouvre

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    Nik from "Bespoke England" will definitely be able to fix you up with good English slippers.


    All the masturbating wrecks from the old English Private Boarding schools would be forced to own a pair of slippers as part of their obligatory uniform. This is what eventually made them so popular and, how they developed into the well designed slippers we see today.

    These have evolved from the original slipper designed for Prince Albert into a standard uniform at British Private Boarding schools.

    Typically a scholar would be required to own a pair of "softs" like these :-

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    which do not tear up the floors and corridors of the old school dormitories. These would only be permitted by "seniors", who had such entitlements. The lowly "juniors" would be required to use nothing other than their "house slippers", like these:-


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    A "House Slipper" actually also got its name from the "House" to which you belonged at your private school. Like all those Harry Potter stories our kids all read. These English Private School kids were all allocated a "house" to belong to when they first enrolled. The crest of that house was embroidered on a pair of "house slippers". Typically your "house slipper" was the popular "Albert" slipper which everyone loves to use today.

    The reason it was not a "soft" is because you would be allowed to slip out of your more formal "dress shoes" and into "something more comfortable" after school classes and lectures were over.

    The "house slippers" were then a comfortable shoe/slipper used to walk between your dormitory and your dining room, or your club rooms, library or to any event which the school would be holding, like a school play or dance. You wore your "house slippers" also to events where the school "houses" competed. This slipper was obligatory dress code in private schools, and you would be whacked on the side of the head with a cricket bat if school "prefects" caught you wearing anything not "uniform".

    So now the "house slipper" is still known by that name and is generally associated with a hard soled velvet lined Albert with a crest to display your "house" and which is used for small and short trips between your home and the local grocery store on a Sunday, or, to the local Opera, which makes a lot more sense than tight ill fitting patent leather blister busters everyone wears to the Opera. Only the "servants" and the "working class" would need to wear those!!!
     
  7. chogall

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    Very interesting information...
     
  8. Stirling

    Stirling Senior member

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    Use it....
     
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  10. Sir F

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    You're Crazy pB [​IMG]
     
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    The look more aggressive in the pictures than they really are.But it's not exactly a Budapester. :) If you're worried they'll look "untrendy" in 5 years, look on the bright side, they'll look cool again in 15. :embar:


    Ah yes, don't wear them outdoor please. First of all it looks, well..let's just say wear them indoors. :happy: Of course, if you own a mansion, walk around in a robe drinking Whiskey all day and make a living off nude girls, then it's totally fine. And if you answer to the title Maharadja. Also, from a practical point of view, they won't last very long if you'd use them outdoors. Construction.
     
  12. chogall

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    my peasant ass did not study in a boarding school. and opera pumps/velvet slippers w/ tux? pffffft.
     
  13. LeJouvre

    LeJouvre Senior member

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    You never wore black velvet slippers with a tux? or pumps to an opera? You never went to a boarding school?

    Man, I'm all tears here.

    Don't worry chogall, with good counseling and lots of time, you could get over it.

    Or you could blame your parents!
     
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  14. Mr. Pink

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    Are these vintage cherry?
     
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    USPS dropped off a lovely package courtesy of Nick:

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    Had an email from Nick at Bespoke England and he said G&G slippers soon, Can't wait to see these
     
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    we're talking about slippers, amirite?
     
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    A lovely story but one that many people will believe I am afraid, I do not know if you made it up or copied it from elsewhere but this is how internet myths start. A little correct information and a lot of hokum
     
  20. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    MAZAL TOV!!!! looks great :slayer:
     

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