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

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  1. kolecho

    kolecho Senior member

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    Thanks fellows. There's a lot of really informative and fun shoes articles out there in Japanese (especially from MEN's EX), and I don't think it will hurt anyone here to get to chance to read some of them.... I'm currently working on the Alden page, which will complete this article, hopefully soon! Thanks for all the encouragement!

    Thanks to you, sir. I will let you know when I am next in Taipei. Maybe we can meet up for some dumplings.
     
  2. Parker

    Parker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Due to popular request, here is my scanlation of the EG Dover dissection (from June issue of MEN'S EX). Again, I attached a crisper image below.

    Thanks Nutcracker. The scanlations were really fun to read.
     
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    We have about the same approach in lux retail in Russia. [​IMG]

    Have you considered tolls? There's usually a toll of 20-30% on textile and leather goods made within the EU that is shipped outside the free trade zone. And of course shipping, agent fees, adoptation/translation of advertising/PR, etc adds up... I'm not taking sides here, I'm just saying there are a lot of costs attached to expanding outside your home market.
     
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    Have you considered tolls? There's usually a toll of 20-30% on textile and leather goods made within the EU that is shipped outside the free trade zone. And of course shipping, agent fees, adoptation/translation of advertising/PR, etc adds up... I'm not taking sides here, I'm just saying there are a lot of costs attached to expanding outside your home market.

    Not true. European made merchandises have lower price tags in the U.S. It'd blame it on supply and demand. Furthermore, luxury goods in many non-U.S. market are considered "status symbol", and thus always be bought at full price, unlike the "sale/discount" consumer culture in the US which ultimately drives the actual price down.

    Anyway, I should not go CE here. Carry on.
     
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    Not true. European made merchandises have lower price tags in the U.S. It'd blame it on supply and demand. Furthermore, luxury goods in many non-U.S. market are considered "status symbol", and thus always be bought at full price, unlike the "sale/discount" consumer culture in the US which ultimately drives the actual price down.

    Anyway, I should not go CE here. Carry on.


    love the sale / discount mentality in america - for clothing. but it means people are always primed for a "sale"
     
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    Not true. European made merchandises have lower price tags in the U.S. It'd blame it on supply and demand. Furthermore, luxury goods in many non-U.S. market are considered "status symbol", and thus always be bought at full price, unlike the "sale/discount" consumer culture in the US which ultimately drives the actual price down.

    Anyway, I should not go CE here. Carry on.



    What is not true? It's not true there are tolls? Or are you just disagreeing with my arguments why some European luxury goods are more expensive outside Europe? [​IMG] I'm not saying it's the complete and absolute truth, just giving people some of the reasons behind a pretty complex subject. The market dictates the price of course. Fierce competition in the US drives down prices, which is good for the consumer. But there are still tolls and other expenses related to expanding outside your home market, and someone is paying for them; in some regions it's the consumer, in other the retailers or manufacturers.
     
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    clee1982 Senior member

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    Nice to meet you too! Then you must know I must be sweating whenever I wear fine shoes out at the rubble-filled streets of Taipei [​IMG]

    Haven't been back to Taiwan during summer for god knows how many years, though do remember those childhood days, god, summer is awful in Taipei...
     
  8. w.o.e.is.me.

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  9. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    More Rock, Less Talk!

    Just came here to post this.
     
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    DW, completely random question, but how much alligator skin would you need to make a pair of shoes? If its a custom project and you supply the skin - US size 9.5.
    I see what you did there...
     
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    I see what you did there...

    What.
     
  12. Mblova

    Mblova Senior member

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    What.

    ...and where you are going with that. [​IMG]
    Shoes like that would be dope yo
     
  13. onix

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    Any pictures of regularly used G&G?
     
  14. ThinkDerm

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    Any pictures of regularly used G&G?

    [​IMG] SF'ers do not wear their shoes.
     
  15. luk-cha

    luk-cha Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Any pictures of regularly used G&G?

    can be arranged, let me see if i have time to take pictures over the weekend
     

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