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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. sdolina

    sdolina Senior member

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    I agree, prefer the sude St.James to the calf.
    Very nice mktitsworth!
     
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    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    :nodding: i want a pair in polo suede so bad. mk, what last is that? looks like 73 to me from the pics. correct?
     
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    I must say I have the exact same pair/model but I have never seen it polished, photographed and presented this way. Bravo! It's beautiful!
     
  4. poorsod

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    I prefer it in an almond shaped last.

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  7. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    indeed what last is that? because that is beautiful.
     
  8. claes500

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    Looks bespoke to me but I could be wrong
     
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    the stitching and brouging led me to believe the same when i saw the pic.
     
  10. mimo

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    They also look to be slightly different sizes - I think you're right. Either way, they're gorgeous. :)
     
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    Cgo what kind of wax colors did you use to get that shine? It's well epic..!
     
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    Thanks guys. I am also ecstatic with how they came out. Props continue to go to Tony for the suggestion. Stitcheroo: Yes, they are TG73. I love this last - almost as much as I love the deco.
    I like the contrast stitching on these, and agree that the almond shape looks good. The rounded toe just does not a appeal to me as much. I envy your lighting though.
     
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  13. nickrut

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    What's the best price I can expect to find a pair of St. James II? Those shoes are absolutely absurd...

    Any lower cost alternatives?
     
  14. poorsod

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    I've posted them in the bespoke thread before. Wanted to give a comparison of an alternative toe shape in a suede Adelaide.
     
  15. Frank the sheep

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    You are about one week late. Edward of Manchester had a januari sale with a 20% discount.
    G&G is never low cost but if you live outside europe you can deduct VAT. Bespoke England has St James in both MH71 and TG73. Skoaktiebolaget has them in MH71.
     
  16. nickrut

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    Anything comparable for cheaper? Trying to take the step past allen edmonds lol
     
  17. in stitches

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    they are truly a beautiful pair of shoes. thanks for sharing.
     
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    Alfred Sargent Moore in cherry.
     
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    I was eyeing those. How are the quality of those AS's? Pretty decent step up from Allen Edmonds? They run about $520 from what I've seen...
     
  20. no frills

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    I own a pair. Lovely shoes. Definitely a step up from the two AEs I own (as befits the higher price point). Blasphemy perhaps for this thread but if you place the AS Moore beside the St James II in vintage cherry it's hard to tell the difference at first glance - then you notice the burnishing, the rolled waist, etc.

    But, for a cheaper alternative it's hard to beat.
     

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