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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 Senior member Moderator

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    i have both, and like them both very much. i would recommend you try the 71 just to have variety. i think that shoe will look great on either last.
     
  2. JubeiSpiegel

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    I have contemplated GG models I would like, but have trouble deciding on last preference. Are there certain models that look better in certain lasts?

    Every time I decide on DG70 or MH71 for a certain model, I see a TG73 version that looks amazing. Is there a model that doesn't look great on last TG73?
     
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    I think it lies on the difference between Derby or Oxford laced design. Emphasis should be on the fit and not the look.
     
  4. in stitches

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    im very partial to the 71 and 73, but in my mind, either casual shoes, or very classic dress shoes, do better in the rounder lasts, and the more edgy models do better in a more square last.

    for example the hayes model posted above, or the decos, or the gable, look better imo because they are on a square last. where as something like the rothschild, or the regent, do beter on the rounder lasts. and the models that fall in between, can really go either way.

    just how i see it.
     
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  5. Saratorial_Splender

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    I personaly prefer the TG73 for a modern and sleek look. The DG70 is a next runner up. The MH71 is conservative for my taste, but it looks good on the example above.
     
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    True fiddleback waist would be expensive to resole.

    Faux fiddleback is just like a typical resole job.


    IMO, it really depends on preference and the shoe style. Sleek last better pair with sleek sole and waist and design. But for country shoe designs like Hove or country leather like cordovan/pigskin, it's better to have less sleek lasts IMO.

    But nothing stops someone to order a cordovan double monk in Deco last and HAF sole.
     
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    May I know the differences between the two and how one can tell them apart?
     
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    Blind welt can only be done with hand and can have a much narrower waist with its wais/arch support. No machine can do blind welt. And not all bespoke makers can do blind welt.

    GY welted fiddleback is just wilting the waist narrow and trimming the welt/sole close and shape the sole.
     
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    Green savoys, love the color really want to get a boot with the racing green now
     
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    Would love to see these as a MTO option. They look very much like a Hogan trainer tho!
     
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    ^^ Wow, I cant carry off this style but they look smoking hot. Love the polish on them.
     
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    nutcracker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    wow. Tony working his magic. I guess 'G' on both sides of the shoes makes sense :lol: they look like cemented soles.
     
  16. JonathanCWalker

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    I really hope they do something like this in the future as a MTO option
     
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    I think it's the work of the Devil.

    A spectator or saddle would be a far more gentlemanly "sport" alternative. :)
     
  18. nickrut

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    Yikes, not a fan of the sneakers.
     
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    Maybe someone should suggest it as MTO of the month? :)
     
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