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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 Kung Joo Moderator

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    you mean to kill for. no point in great shoes if your dead. :)
     


  2. Hampton

    Hampton Senior member

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    True but I wouldn't mind if someone put them on my feet when i'm in the grave [​IMG]
     


  3. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    :laugh:
     


  4. Hampton

    Hampton Senior member

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    The metal tip on G&G MTO shoes is it allwas the same that should be used? When I give them to my local shoemaker for a new sole should he use the same or shall I order new ones, how does it work?

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  5. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    interesting questions. the G&G sole is a thing of beauty in general, i would always want them to do the resoling.
     


  6. Hampton

    Hampton Senior member

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    Edit: Did pm Nick now to see how all this work.
     
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  7. Ich_Dien

    Ich_Dien Senior member

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    Lovely colour.
     


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    I live in the Netherlands and I am yet to find a cobbler that is able and is willing to install sunken toe tips. To install sunken toe tips the cobbler has to cut and shave a layer of leather off the sole that leaves a space that exactly mates with the metal toe tip. This must also be done with great precision to avoid cutting through the welt stitch.

    Most shoemakers can install the non sunken ones. I would recommend to send the shoes back to the original manufacturer for a recraft and having them install the top tips.
     
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  9. Hampton

    Hampton Senior member

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    I understand. You you are prob right as in stitches also said. Will ask my C&J local shoemaker first if he can do it, if not i'll send them. And thanks for the information Michael.
     
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  10. Hampton

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    delete.
     
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  11. sdolina

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    Go to the Sir Max in Amsterdam, they are not only re-crafting the shoes, but also can intall the metal toe-tips, unfortunately needs 2-3 days for this, so I didn't install it on my shoes.


    By the way, today have tried at this shop the G&G TG73 in my UK9,5E (C&J, JL) - they are not simply narrow, I even can't get in! Next week will in Sweden will try other sizes and lasts (which SirMax doesn't have).
     


  12. Hampton

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    £240.00 for new sole (includes new heels and refurbishing the insoles)
    £75 for new metal toe tip.

    [FONT=verdana, arial, sans-serif]£40 shipment from my part and £40 shipment from Bespoke-England.[/FONT]
    Total: £395

    [FONT=verdana, arial, sans-serif]So you all know the information![/FONT]

    [FONT=verdana, arial, sans-serif]Cheers![/FONT]
     
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  13. patrickBOOTH

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    I had to go up a half size for G&G.
     


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    +1. Take EG size
     


  15. Hampton

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    I'm very close to buying StThomas or Nice for my next pair... I think I saw some Nice way back in this thread, owner?
     


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