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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. wurger

    wurger Senior member

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    I really should stay off SF, couldn't resist and now the 6.5 section is missing a pair....

    The only consolation for my credit card is that I hold out on the lasted shoe trees. I have a few extra woodlore shoe trees, since I retired a lot of shoes due my recent Alfred Sargent purchases that came with free lasted shoe trees. After testing out both lasted and generic ones, while lasted trees do look awesome, but the generic ones do the job as well. I guess for me, shoe trees' main purpose is not to fill every inch of the inside of the shoe but to level the sole out again and so pull the creases out of the vamp, which all come back once I put the shoes on my feet and start to walk.

    But then, a pair of 700 pound shoes probably deserves a pair of lasted shoe trees to complement them.
     
  2. JubeiSpiegel

    JubeiSpiegel Senior member

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    I've read similar opinions from The Shoe Snob blog, but I do worry about warping the shape of high end shoes with generic trees. Might have to post this on the leather thread.
     
  3. wurger

    wurger Senior member

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    Yes, the reason for my is purely the extra money I have to pay.

    As for the shape, the from the vamp to the toe, that's the most shape defining parts of the shoe, but they should never deform no matter how you wear the shoes, and I guess that is where the exact shape of the lasted shoe tree will fill in those parts perfectly.

    From vamp to the heel counter, the upper should wrap around our feet, so I am not too fussed about keeping the exact shape for that area.
     
  4. Odd I/O

    Odd I/O Senior member

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    The Wensum is winsome.
     
  5. Odd I/O

    Odd I/O Senior member

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    A question for those who've ordered from Bespoke England. For the Wigmore there is an option to place an order for a delivery in three months if they don't currently have your size in stock. Do they charge you the full amount upon receipt of your order or are you charged only after the shoes are completed and ready to ship? For a regular MTO I know it's 50% up front and the remaining 50% upon completion of the shoes but I'm not sure these qualify as a real MTO as there is no upcharge.

    Also, has any Canadians ordered from them? How much were the custom/duties? While the sale prices are attractive customs/duties are no joke.
     
  6. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    congrats, wurger. look forward to seeing what you got.
     
  7. rdaws

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    Well, thanks to this enabling bunch I just picked up the last pair of Walktons in my size -- since it's my first time with G&G I only picked up the one pair. If they get here before the discount code runs out and I love 'em, I'm gonna have to pick up another couple pair.
     
  8. wurger

    wurger Senior member

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    Congraz on the purchase, hope you get a good fit.
     
  9. jreigen

    jreigen Senior member

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    Picked up a big package from from the post office today...

    [​IMG]
     
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  10. JubeiSpiegel

    JubeiSpiegel Senior member

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  11. wurger

    wurger Senior member

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    wow, 4 pairs, nearly 4K worth of shoes. photos please :slayer:
     
  12. wurger

    wurger Senior member

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    Since I don't foresee myself having too many pairs of GG, I purchased one pair that I would wear the most, during my 5 day business working week in and out of the office. "Oxford" in Black Calf - (MH71)
     
  13. JubeiSpiegel

    JubeiSpiegel Senior member

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    Your black captoe shoe collection is now complete... :)
     
  14. jreigen

    jreigen Senior member

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    [​IMG]
     
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  15. justinkapur

    justinkapur Senior member

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    WOW. :drool:
     
  16. niklasnordin

    niklasnordin Senior member

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    hnnnggggghhhmmmmmmmmnnnffff

    awesome, grats man
     
  17. j ingevaldsson

    j ingevaldsson Senior member

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    Truly awesome!
     
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  19. wurger

    wurger Senior member

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    Yes, I hope so too!


    Nice
     
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    nephew,
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