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

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

  1. chogall

    chogall Senior member

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    glue it down using cement gel. happens and sucks. some manufacturers do horizontal cuts and some (vass) do biased diagnoal cuts that holds better.
     


  2. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    looking forward to see what is in the boxes
     


  3. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    nephew,
    good looking boots, enjoy wearing
     


  4. NAMOR

    NAMOR Senior member

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    Only one pair belongs to me. It'll be years before I can afford the others
     


  5. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    nephew,
    i have not had this experience. email picture to nick at bnelson and ask for his input
     


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    mcarthur Senior member

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    nephew,
    based on your abilities and ambition it will be sooner then later
     


  7. Saratorial_Splender

    Saratorial_Splender Senior member

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    75 pounds
     


  8. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    i do want a pair, but that has nothing to do with this per say. :)


    that stinks. my other GGs have toe taps, so no issue with them. interesting/relieving that many others have had this issue, and with many makers.


    that seems to be the popular vote. what cement gel do you recommend?


    i was thinking about that. your sign off gives me a greater trust of them. thanks.
     


  9. PhiloVance

    PhiloVance Senior member

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    I've never had that problem with lobbs or EG. Only ever seen it in person with my grenson masterpieces.
     


  10. mktitsworth

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    Stitch, I had the same thing happen with my decos. The way it was explained to me was that it has to do with the fact that G&G uses a channeled soul. You'll notice that even though they are welted, the soles of the shoes do not show the stitching. From what I understand, this is accomplished by making a flap in the leather used for the soul, applying the welt, and then reattaching the flap so as to cover the stitches. The reason you may not have seen this on your shoes with taps is then immediate.
     


  11. EBugatti

    EBugatti Senior member

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    ^^^ Stitchy, that's a common problem with channeled soles. Just glue them back down.
     
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  12. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    thanks guys, i think i will indeed just use something to re-adhere the flap. any recs as to good shoe glue/cement gel? what have ya'll found to be effective?
     


  13. NAMOR

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    super glue worked for me. just make sure to fix them before your next wear
     


  14. hendrix

    hendrix Ill-proportioned

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    go to a craft store and ask for a leather cement.

    i wouldn't use super glue, but at the end of the day it's going to get worn through anyway so it's unlikely to do permanent damage to your shoes.
     


  15. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    cool, thanks, guys.
     


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