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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. scatterbrain

    scatterbrain Senior member

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    These 6.5 E G&G "Hughes" are at my local thrift store, selling for $250. I'm not sure whether 6.5E denotes 6.5US or UK. I'm not sure whether there is tax on shoes purchased from a thrift store. If so, tax is 13%.
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    Originally I thought they were unworn, until I took a second look over them. The toe of the right shoe has two scuffs on the toe. I'm not sure whether they would polish out, because I don't really know that much about what polishes out and what doesn't.


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    Very minor scuffs on heel.


    I was originally going to buy and ebay, but after seeing the toe scuff I'm not sure if it is worth it.

    PM me if anyone is interested.
     
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  2. lhuynh

    lhuynh Senior member

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    If those were my size, I'd be all over it. Shoe trees alone would sell for over $100 US.
     
  3. scatterbrain

    scatterbrain Senior member

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    I would be too! I was so disappointed when they were too small.
     
  4. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    sidebar - the soles are a pretty good indicator that they have been worn, lol. sick price though. especially with trees.
     
  5. scatterbrain

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    Yeah, definitely. But I didn't look at the soles the first time I was in. I just checked the size, saw it was not my size, and left.
     
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  6. scatterbrain

    scatterbrain Senior member

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    The shoes are spoken for. I'm proxying for a beer.
     
  7. NAMOR

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    Make sure you at least get a Sierra Nevada. That's a very generous gesture on your part worthy of more than a bid light.

    :cheers:
     
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    You lucked out on the condition if those are from the warehouse sale. They don't look like they've ever been tried on.
     
  11. fred astair

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    I'm so jealous of those Arrans. Too awesome.[/quote
    The ones that are upside down are the bomb

    Sent from my PC36100 using Tapatalk 2
     
  12. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    250 for GGs with trees is incredible.
     
  13. earthdragon

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    Update as of one hour ago at Madison Ave Barney's.
    Burnham 12.5E
    Antibe 8.5E
    Lobb ( Green Becketts) in 8 & 9 I think ( both pretty beat
    up and distressed).
     
  14. GothamRed

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    Antibes (dark oak) 8UK available online right now.
     
  15. clee1982

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    Still waiting for my ever elusive Fairmont, guess no one is returning that...
     
  16. _AMD

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    An 8.5UK was returned the other day (an SF member posted about it).

    Aaron
     
  17. clee1982

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    ah damn, calling them for 9E UK right now...

    edit: just checked, no 9E UK, only one shoe left, which is 8.5EUK, 9US...
     
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  18. lhuynh

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    Taking my Midnight Blue Gables on TG73 for a spin today. They feel great.

    Has anyone noticed that where the shoe creases, some residue comes off? It seems like it's dried blue cream or dye or something. Also, where the leather creases, it's white. Thoughts on that?

    Also, it seems a I have a number of shoes that just don't fit me well. The Fairmont in Vintage Rioja (I somehow bought two of these without realizing it), Chelsea MH71 (UK 7.5/US 8) in Vintage Cherry, Arran in Black Calf are going back. If you want them, then PM me. Otherwise, I'm taking them back to the store.

    I'm on the fence with the Walkton. They're snug. Can't decide if it's too snug.

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  19. SuitedDx

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    Could this be because they use crust leather? This happens to my EG and AS... just taking a stab since I really don't know.
     
  20. Saratorial_Splender

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    Nice shoes. Socks??? My advise stick to sold or ripped nany socks.
     

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