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

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  1. JonathanCWalker

    JonathanCWalker Senior member

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    The camera might not be giving a true colour still a great looking shoe
     


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    You really think so? I think they look quite different. The Oakhams really looks like cherry, to me anyway.







     


  3. Saratorial_Splender

    Saratorial_Splender Senior member

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    There is Vintage Rioja and Vintage Cherry calf, but no Dark Cherry calf offered by Bespoke. It could be a bespoke color, but I doubt it.
    This could be Bordeaux Calf.

     


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    Definitely not Oakhams in vintage cherry. As the vintage cherry is out and out red.

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    vintage Rioja looks closer.

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  5. Rodney

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    I've ordered an MTO pair a couple of weeks ago through Nick and getting one of the MTO colors more darkened is an option.
     


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    Why are you chained to your briefcase?

    Extra G&Gs inside? :D
     
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  7. Nick A

    Nick A Affiliate Vendor

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    The color wasn't a G&G standard option. The shoes left the G&G factory as Vintage Cherry , however, they were re finished to this color as a special request from the client through Bespoke-England to change the Vintage Cherry to a deeper, darker color. I renamed it "Dark Cherry". It did look very similar to Vintage Rioja but it had strong undertones of the cherry and when I held them next to a pair of vintage rioja shoes there was a definite difference. It's a truly beautiful color. The shoe in the image above began life the same color as the shoe below.

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    Wow, that's great. I learned something today
     


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    dido
     


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    Great service as usual. I should ask for these special perks as well.
     


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    Fantastic. Wish I'd known of this option. Can the color now be requested on MTOs?
     


  12. Nick A

    Nick A Affiliate Vendor

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    Vintage Cherry before antique and polish
     
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  13. Nick A

    Nick A Affiliate Vendor

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    There was a sur charge of £100.00 for this due to the time involved to create the color. It's not an option yet because this one was the first trial for such a deep color on the Vintage Cherry crust leather. Above is an image of Vintage cherry calf before its antiqued and polished. G&G had to remove the polish that was originally applied and then create the darker finish.
     
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    Painted finish, burnished finish, or just shoe cream/wax induced finish?
     


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    Unfortunately I didn't see how Tony did it so I cant comment on his method. I was on holiday at the time. He told me that it took him ages to do it and it was a challenge. I personally think its so close to Vintage Rioja Calf that G&G would be reluctant to introduce this color to their range. However, if it was popular I'm sure something could be arranged in the future but it would be for G&G to decide. Here's another image of the same pair from my iPhone

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    And here's the Oakham in Vintage Rioja Calf below:

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