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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. SuitedDx

    SuitedDx Senior member

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    Just free associating...

    This might be too much of a design change but how about a G&G version of the EG Nevis? Vintage oak for the uppers and hatchgrain (since it seems to be a favorite) shaft?

    I found a picture here off SF similar to what I had in mind but with the stitching that of the Hove:
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    Another boot thought is a vintage oak Arran with the quarter and ankle area in hatchgrain.
     
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  2. gyasih

    gyasih Senior member

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    Laufer, I want those Hoves :slayer:
     
  3. laufer

    laufer Senior member

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    Nuts I changed my mind about those. Also I think I found a way to make Inverness wearable with the help of little padding.
     
  4. JubeiSpiegel

    JubeiSpiegel Senior member

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    From the GG tumblr, is this more of what you had in mind:

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    I suspect it was a bespoke model though...
     
  5. SuitedDx

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    Thanks JS, now looking at the leather overlays the hatch has to be throughout the shoe. I guess I was thinking there was some way to do a contrast between smooth and hatch.

    I guess my other thought of the Arran in vintage oak and hatch on the back would work. I'm still on the fence about the high ankle boot look.
     
  6. HRoi

    HRoi Senior member

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    This question is not meant to be rude or sarcastic, but why wouldn't you just get the Nevis if you want something like it?
     
  7. SuitedDx

    SuitedDx Senior member

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    Had 2 boots in mind:

    High boot with NST but the shaft in hatch grain (might not really work out)

    or

    Chukka Arran with the quarter and ankle section in hatch grain

    I could go the EG MTO route for Nevis but then again, that would be half a grand more than BE if a GMTO is started.

    Just tossing ideas around and maybe something will draw interest. Nothing is too pressing to be an solo MTO at this point. I appreciate the suggestion.
     
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  8. JubeiSpiegel

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    I was posed the same question during my boot MTO conceptualizing as well. I would say that I am quite happy with GG, and they have been accommodating. So I choose to give my business to them over EG, who I have no experience with. Simple as that for me...
     
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  9. PCK1

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    G&G Westminsters - TG73 - Vintage Burgundy

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    Lets do an MTO Oakham double monk on the TG73 in vintage rioja and rioja grain
     
  10. HRoi

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    Makes sense. There are some stories around these parts about how poor EG customer service is - my experience has been the opposite but i don't blame anyone for getting second thoughts.

    Regarding dpprdr's decision, it's a very easy one for me if you care to hear my opinion - - the Arran is one of the best boots ever and far outclasses the Nevis design and possibly it's variants
     
  11. JubeiSpiegel

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    I agree, the Arran is fantastic chukka...
     
  12. NAMOR

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    DrDppr, excuse me if its already been mentioned but have you considered the G&G Thorpe? It's the G&G equivalant of EG nevis
     
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  13. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    PCK1 - lovely minsters. they were my first pair of GGs, a perfect shoe really.
     
  14. member2000r

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    From a private source, I can get a standard RTW price if we can get at least 5 pair of GMTO, i.e. no MTO surcharge.
    It is not a discount, just to get a RTW price by group order

    I suggest this

    shoe design : Bramhall
    size : 9F (TBC)
    Sole : Single Oak Bark sole
    last : TG73
    color : Racing Green
    Shoe tree included.

    Shoes shall be delivered to my city and then DHL to your home at your cost. Or you can give me a flavor by sending the shoes to anyplace and delivery my pair to me at good price or waived.

    Just express your opinion.
     
  15. j ingevaldsson

    j ingevaldsson Senior member

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    Don't want to disappoint you or anything, but you do know that G&G always remove the upcharge for group orders of six pairs or more? Like most maker offering MTO (Edward Green, Carmina, Meermin etc).
     
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    the diiference is I can have one pair less to make a go
     
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    Very nice, I am considering this exact specification for my next MTO order.

    Any reason why the sole painting is in the opposite direction to the usual style?
     
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  19. PCK1

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    These Westminsters were "private-labeled" for Paul Stuart in NYC which is perhaps why the sole painting was done in the reverse.

    If you like them as they are you can buy them directly from Paul Stuart and save yourself the MTO Upcharge. They all seem to be on the TG73.

    http://www.paulstuart.com/category_...odCatId=1008&SubProdCatId=2169&headermenuid=1

    I think on their website they call them the "Carnaby", even though on my shoe box it says westminster.

    They have about 10 models of G&G's available and they are really the only place in NYC that has inventory in my size.
     
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  20. itraxx

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    Thank you for this! Will definitely consider picking up a pair, do they come with trees?
     

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