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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. Gdot

    Gdot Senior member

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    I find that the lovely leather G&G uses loosens up a good bit with wearing. My personal advise would be to select a size that is quite snug upon initial try on.

    My first pair of G&Gs (the exact Oakhams you mentioned) is 1/2 size larger than my second two pairs and the difference in terms of creasing is dramatically different.

    When I first put on the smaller sized pairs I temporarily paniced because they were so tight - but after just a day of wearing they were PERFECT!
     


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    Gdot Senior member

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    Thank you VERY much for the detailed explanation.

    Having done some reading, and soliciting the advise of kind experts such as yourself I am FINALLY comfortable that I understand the concepts of the various welting/seaming methods in terms of diagramatic arrangement. As an architect this is important to me, as this is a large part of how my mind works.

    Thank you again.
     


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    Well I consider a black stingray wholecut to be fairly formal and I can't imagine G&G or any bespoke maker using a sewing machine to close a stingray upper. With a sewing machine the needle would deflect off the nodules and the stitches in the lining would be awfully messy looking. By hand you can easily guide the needle in between the bumps (although uneven spacing the thread becomes invisible) but still line up and space the holes in the lining. Slow and tedious as hell though.

    Anyone: If the high end makers are using a michine on stingray any idea how its done?
     


  4. DWFII

    DWFII Bespoke Boot and Shoemaker Dubiously Honored

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    I don't do stingray for the very reason you mention (as well as others) but I have seen it done. And it was always done by machine and it was always a mess...if you looked close.

    I would not think that doing it by hand would result in a significantly better appearance excepting the fact that a machine driven needle might break a pearl now and again. Regardless of how it is done, if the machine driven needle deflects because it cannot penetrate the pearl, rest assured that the hand-held needle would not be able to penetrate the pearl either and so would have to enter the stingrray in just about the same position.
     


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    My experience with G&G has been exactly the same.
     
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  6. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    [VIDEO][/VIDEO]
     


  7. in stitches

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    i had the same with carmina as well.
     


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    :cheers:

    ill try and post the pics he sends in anticipation of this event.
     


  10. Gdot

    Gdot Senior member

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    I believe a star is rising in the east.........

    The clouds are parting and a magnificent chorus seems to be eminating from teh sky..............

    Why do I feel an urge to get on my camel and travel to Baltimore bearing gifts?

    Life is so confusing!

    :D
     


  11. Sir F

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    Oh yes, will watch them in my phone while im taning, to get even more relaxed [​IMG]! Now I need to pack my bag guys, see you in a week! Will have some great pictures for you all!
     
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  12. in stitches

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    lol, please do!


    see u soon. have fun!
     


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    :lurk: :cheers:
     


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    Have a nice time! I´m packing myself...going to Spain and Italy for 3.5 weeks :D
     


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    Same too you! We really need to get away from this weather man.. enjoy!
     


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