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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    Different closing method usually requires different lasts for bespoke makers.

    But for RTW, they just put loafers on normal lasts.
     
  2. bengal-stripe

    bengal-stripe Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Some do, some don't! - Edward Green has at least four dedicated lasts, solely for loafers (or 'casuals' as they are called in English shoemaking).

    Differences in the last for a loafer:

    A loafer last is shorter; less allowance in front of the toe.

    Higher instep to enable you to get easily into the shoe, but not too high to fall easily out of the shoe. This depends in the length of the vamp. 'Low vamps' might not need any increase at all.

    Tighter top-line. The top-line should should fit snugly to the foot to avoid gaping.

    Snug heel. The back of the heel is more nipped-in as to 'click' into place.

    Some bespoke firms will make (and store) a separate loafer last; others will adjust a last temporarily for a particular order and reverse the changes for the next lace-up. (There are stories being told, where the reversal was forgotten and the customer got his next lace-ups made on the previously adapted loafer last. But then, these stories might just be urban myths.)
     
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  3. chogall

    chogall Senior member

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    True. G&G also has a loafer last. Same with JL I think.
     
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    Okay,
    If you got a tracking # emailed from me today - your shoes are on their way. If not, they are being sent from another store, which hopefully is closer to you and will get to their final destination faster...

    Thank you guys for everything. I am off for two days, but will try to get a list of whats currently available to this thread on my day off...and of course I always respond to emails any time of day.
     
  5. mcarthur

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    nephew,
    sorry to hear
     
  6. bengal-stripe

    bengal-stripe Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Of course, if you go for an "Elastic on Instep" design you can avoid changing the last, as the elastic solves a number of potential fitting problems.


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    http://www.johnlobbltd.co.uk/main/main.htm

    At one time the most popular style of slip-on shoes, (presumably to the chagrin of shoemakers) the design has rather fallen out of favour in the last twenty or thirty years.
     
  7. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    KN14 i think.


    :slayer: a well deserved break for the tacomiester.
     
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    Fear not, good sir. Getting your shoes wet is simply an opportunity to practice your shoe care techniques.
     
  9. tacobender

    tacobender Senior member

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    I'm in the process of moving...I'd rather be working... :)
     
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    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    bummerz. good luck!
     
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    tacobender Senior member

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    Its over 100. I'm staying indoors the whole time....gotta hit up craigslist under the labor section.
     
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    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    holy shit, batman! get some hired hands. yikes.
     
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    Final sale, no returns.

    As for the loafer, I think loafers require a more precise fit because you don't have the laces to pick up the slack. That's my experience, anyway.
     
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    Do you know what color and last are those Burnhams? To me they look like vintage cedar from Barney's web site but I cannot be 100% sure.
     
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    I believe so. I saw them yesterday, extremely light weight. Pretty damned nice.
     

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