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

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

  1. Sir F

    Sir F Senior member

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    Everything can be bought if you pay the right price :) Even those shoes in any size.
     
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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Maybe usable stingray hide isn't that big?
     
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    Yeah, maybe you can't make a wholecut out of stingray that large. But why not another style? A wholecut stingray is pure sex though.
     
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    Not that this is an issue for me (size 7.5 maybe) but are you serious? Why is 9 the maximum? It can't be the size of skins as I have stingray skins that are 16" wide by 35" long. You could make a wholecut pair of 13s in a single skin.
     
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    IIRC, I believe it's because of the inherent nature of stingray leather in that it doesn't really hold up well when cut and stitched together.
     
  6. Sir F

    Sir F Senior member

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    Maybe, my bad.
     
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    great explanation. many thanks.
     
  8. Sir F

    Sir F Senior member

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    For brand new G&G is it good from the start to put an extra sole under the shoes (so the real sole dont get used) ?
     
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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    What? :confused:
     
  10. musicguy

    musicguy Senior member

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    He's talking about Topys
     
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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Ugh, no topys, ever. Damn, you people.
     
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    Poor guy - he doesn't know the shit storm he's stepped into. :lurk:
     
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    This was the issue as far as I was told. Apparently G&G were finding it quite hard to source skins large enough to do wholecuts over size 9 that were of sufficient quality. When I asked about it I was told that unless there was an influx of high quality, large stingray skins, there would be no stingray wholecuts in my future.
     
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    Are you familiar with the ancient art of foot binding? My understanding is that after the first few times they break your toes that it starts to be less agonizing with every year.
     
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    If size of the skin is an issue than you need to check often with G&G (or anyone else) as the supply of quality big skins IS sporadic. So if they don't have any now it doesn't mean they won't have any in 2 months time. I had to wait 3 months for my order of 16" wide skins.
     

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