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

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

  1. Saratorial_Splender

    Saratorial_Splender Senior member

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    People in the know will always appreciate and buy G&G at full price. Large department stores will never stock more than few styles and limited sizes. There are few G&G from Ralph Lauren as well, but it is doubtful you will see them again. Stick with G&G for what you really like. MTO and bespoke were you get to choose color, last, astyle, finsh, etc.

    Discounts are a bonus. If you get one good for you, if not (like me size 13), there will always be satisfaction with MTO.
     
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  2. laufer

    laufer Senior member

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    I did stick with what I really like. I am awaiting delivery of St. James in Vintage Rioja on CG06 last I would not buy something I would not like even if it is 1/3 of the regular price. As a marketer I am just interested in people perception. This can get really complex for example if G&G strategy is to move into retail stores then these discount may have negative consequences on the MTO program. You see if you see shoe heavily discounted you may decide to forgo MTO and instead wait for next year sale when the shoe you like may be available.

    I noticed that Allene Edmonds have reduced discounts, for example at shouebuy you cannot use discounts on AE and you hardly ever see 20%-30% discounts across the AE stores anymore. I think this was a good move by AE.
     


  3. PhiloVance

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    Definitely seen this before with saks and rl. With RL its a bit different in that they have new models each season so they are always discounting at seasons end. With saks, it was more like this - moving out models that just haven't sold. At least, that is why I think these two models were selected for steep discount. Someone on eBay had the gable up for years and it just didn't move - either ascot or Margot&ralph. Certainly not at these prices though.
     


  4. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    INORITE!!


    does not change my perception a bit. there are always things to be snagged at deep discount in limited offerings. one can get a kiton or attolini suit for under 2k, NWT. but only a few designs and not guaranteed in your size. i think it kind of whets the palate. keeping people engaged with the brand. same here, were are talking about a total of three models, in a particular last, and particular color, available in a few sizes, and very quickly sold out.

    so i dont think a flash sale once a year or so on a few items will affect anyones ability to sell GGs at full price normally.
     


  5. laufer

    laufer Senior member

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    I was just about to write how surprised I am that Barney's did not discount some other G&G shoe such as one in green color as this clearly is not a color that appeals to majority of population especially at such a high prices. Well guess what G&G Windsor and Savoy are on sale today $669.00
     


  6. PhiloVance

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    Actually, bloomingdales might be the better example. They stocked EGs for one season. They didn't sell at retail and they ended up having a severe discount at year end. Under 400. Fromes were flooding the market.
     


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    stevent Senior member

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    Anybody have real life pics of the Savoy? NEED a pair
     


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    This PSA definitely made up for missing out on the Drake's pop-up sale.

    I'm assuming the SAs at Barney's work on commission. The SA I spoke to (cool guy) seemed very happy that he scored a cross-border customer for a $400 pair of shoes.
     


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    Saratorial_Splender Senior member

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    From Bespoke England's (Nick's) site

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    Barneys Savoy is Dark Green. Lots of sizes.

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    Windsor - Single Monk Strap

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  11. UnreasonableMan

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    How did you manage to get both? Thought they were sold out, online at least in a UK11.

    I'm empty handed. If any you guys having buyers remorse on a pair of UK11's shoot me a pm.
     


  12. in stitches

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    i had really hoped these were gonna be on sale, love em!


    he got em a while back, end of nov. at the first sale price of 739.
     


  13. UnreasonableMan

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    That explains it.
     


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    fromes are ugly.
     


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    Savoy 2 left (8.5 and 11), Windsor more than 5 left.
     


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