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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. Fiddler

    Fiddler Senior member

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    Is this model called the Maori?
     
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  2. Fiddler

    Fiddler Senior member

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    Is this the TG73...it sure does not look like KN14 at first glance? Lovely pair either way...i think it would look great even sans tassels.
     
  3. JonathanCWalker

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    Its the TG73
     
  4. Xancatrius

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    Hi guys, I'm looking to purchase my first pair of proper leather shoes, and I'm deciding between EGs or G&Gs.

    I do need your advice on this, as my feet are rather problematic.

    I'm flat footed, and so whenever I place my full weight on my feet, they both tend to cave inwards, due to the lack of arch support.

    As such, I have wider, horribly supported feet. Also, after walking for an hour or two in my current leather shoes, my last two toes always end up red and swollen.

    I was wondering if you guys would know of any EG lasts that you guys think would be good for my feet, or any recommendations at all regarding how to solve this problem of mine. I don't want to spend 800 pounds on a pair of shoes and have the same problem all over again, I think that defeats the purpose of getting proper well made shoes at all.

    Much thanks in advance!
     
  5. wurger

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    what shoes are you currently have? Problematic feet are not good for online advices unfortunately.
     
  6. chogall

    chogall Senior member

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    Get fitted by G&G themselves. Or EG themselves. You won't find any good online fitting advices especially on Styleforum.
     
  7. Xancatrius

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    That's a real pity, given how there are no EG nor GG stockists where I live. The nearest would be the Armory in Hong Kong, will have to try my luck out there then. Or maybe even fly down to London.

    Thanks anyways!
     
  8. chogall

    chogall Senior member

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    Check G&G trunk show schedules.

    Or opt for Japanese bespoke.

    Where you based? There's venders in HK, SG, KR, TW, JP and Oz...
     
  9. stevent

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    What about Saint Crispins? Phillip is at the armoury quite a bit and can modify lasts for you
     
  10. SushiOfTheGods

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    Just met Phillip today in Vancouver at the trunk show hosted by Leatherfoot. I posted some stuff over at the StC thread.
     
  11. DWFII

    DWFII Bespoke Boot and Shoemaker Dubiously Honored

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    The problem is with your feet...it cannot be addressed by the last or the brand name or even a cursory measuring up. Pathologically flat feet is not an issue that can be waved away. It will not go away and it will get worse unless you do something about it now.

    Even a bespoke maker can only do so much, but short of a doctor that's what you need to come anywhere close to comfort. A bespoke maker will carve or modify the last to counter the pronation you're experiencing and build a stable arch cookie into the insole such that the arch cannot collapse. All of which needs to be done in your case but often lacking the precision that a medical diagnosis can provide.

    A doctor will diagnose your foot and build a precise orthotic that will insert into the shoe and support your foot along the entire length...controlling the way in which the foot moves and flexes during weight bearing and walking while supporting the arch and preventing pronation. An orthotic is really the best solution if you're insistent upon RTW footwear. The catch-22 there is that hardly any RTW footwear will fit both your foot and the orthotic.

    Best solution of all is to see a doctor, have an orthotic made and then go get your feet measured...with the insert...at EG or G&G (if they will do it) or, best of all, a bespoke maker.
     
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  12. gyasih

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    Great advice DWF!!
     
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    These are actually my pair, en route from Northhampton as I type. Quite excited! At the time, they had recently added laser cutting to their offered features and I wanted something different. It feels a little western to me.
    It is actually a standard G&G medalion, except they connected the brogue dots with lines
     
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  14. PhiloVance

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    ^^^ Looks very elegant. Can you get that on ready to wear models, or is it only available via MTO?
     
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    I am guessing it has to be bespoke...
     
  16. PhiloVance

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    The one option I didn't consider - still, quite different from the standard broguing look.
     
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    If it was available in MTO, I think I would be in trouble...
     
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  18. PhiloVance

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    I hear you - I think I'd have to get it just to add some variety in the shoe closet!
     
  19. Xancatrius

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    I really appreciate the help and advice gents.

    I live in Singapore, and there is a G&G stockist. Who happens to be a rather famous tailor, if I may put it as such.

    The tailor stocks G&G in his personal showroom, where he happens to smoke and drink whisky as well. The shoes have not been done any justice at all in my opinion, and I honestly doubt he has the technical knowhow to address my problem. The leather is dry and the shoes I tried on had been tried on so much that I didn't even bother asking, because they weren't of the original shape. I asked if they had new shoes and they simply asked me to try the fitting shoes on.

    I used to wear orthotic insoles as a child, but I disregarded them because at the time all I wore were New Balances, so honestly, I didn't even feel any difference because they were comfy.

    Now that I have to move on to structured leather shoes, and walk around quite a bit, then do I realize how important insoles are.

    I think the first priority now is to talk to my old orthotic and see if we can somehow find a way to fit the insoles into the shoes without compromising on sizing.

    Then I guess I'll head to The Armory in December and see if something can be worked out. If not, I guess I'll have to very grudgingly go bespoke.
     
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