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

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by luk-cha, Apr 7, 2011.

  1. Stirling

    Stirling Senior member

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    Indeed.
     
  2. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    +1

    almost all my shoes develop some degree of creasing, depending on the leather. sometimes, brogue-ing, punching and capping will diminish it, but you cant wear shoes and avoid creasing entirely, no matter how well they fit.
     
  3. Hampton

    Hampton Senior member

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    Couldn't agree more.
     
  4. Saratorial_Splender

    Saratorial_Splender Senior member

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    dido
     
  5. chogall

    chogall Senior member

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    Who says Cordovan is a durable leather? My G&G Cordovan pull tab torn this morning.

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  6. hendrix

    hendrix Ill-proportioned

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    I think it's durable in terms of abrasion resistance but has poor tensile strength due to its short grain.
     
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    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    #knowledge
     
  8. DWFII

    DWFII Bespoke Boot and Shoemaker Dubiously Honored

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    I'm surprised at G&G...there's a fundamental flaw in construction that is the cause of this damage. Any strap that will bear weight or strain is never to be stitched across. It is tantamount to the perforations on a ticket stub and is begging for a rip.
     
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    yup

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  10. chogall

    chogall Senior member

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    Yes. I didn't pay much attention to the pull tab inside-face details until today; and I realize the pull tab broke most likely due to the horizontal stitching that hold it against the shaft.

    The breakage is so clean and neat too!
     
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    this worries me since i have a similar boot coming in
     
  12. joshuadowen

    joshuadowen Senior member

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    Whiskey Shell with a Hatch Grain shaft. Hopefully I'll avoid this particular problem...
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    NAMOR Senior member

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    those were yours?! awesome man. really awesome
     
  14. joshuadowen

    joshuadowen Senior member

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    Yeah I'm pretty excited. They are in the mail.
     
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    NAMOR Senior member

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    epic. i wish i had gone with something a bit more interesting than a black shell bal boot but i guess ill have an awesome staple
     

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