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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. JubeiSpiegel

    JubeiSpiegel Senior member

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    There are basically no real options where i live. The only reason i know my GG size is because of Nick's help. I would have to plan a trip to NY to become familiar with other brands, and find my size in them. I might do so later this year, and maybe dip by toes in bespoke suitings while i'm at it...
     
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    That's because we have come out from one of the worst recessions since the Great Depression in the 20's / 30's [​IMG]
     
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    oddly enough I was in the process of pulling together pricing on a G&G I've had my eye on for months
    then along comes this jubie fella with the hatch mockup so I'm ready to bite the bullet for two to beat the messed up price increase.
    when the hove fell through I felt it was a god send 'cause I would have eventually gone for that Bestetti anyway.
     
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    it's a freakin awesome looking shoe. you're getting same color ?
     
  5. JubeiSpiegel

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    Looks like a great shoe, you should go for it.

    I'll probably place my Hove order before the end of the month. The more i look at the Hove design, the more i am enamored by it. Even compared to the model it is mimicking (the EG Dover), it's lines are move compelling to my eyes. The 4 eyelet design and longer apron are just so elegant. It might be a contradiction to have it in hatch grain leather, but i think it tethers nicely on the line of dress and casual shoe. Will work nicely for me...
     
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    different color, chestnut instead of brown, G&G instead of bestetti
     
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    from the looks of your mockup I can't see why it would be a contradiction. it's adding some character to the mix
    include some darker brown or black burnishing at the toe and it will be killer
     
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    that's going to look great in chestnut
     
  9. Gianni Cerutti

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    Beautiful model, beautiful workmanship, beautiful shape and perfect sewing ... I've been able to take this shoe Bestetti in my hand and I have to say that it is really very special!
     
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    Yeah...those Bestetti's norwegian split toes are gorgeous...

    Having seen the price increases with G&G and having owned StC...I think I may go a new route and do Bestetti's Novecento semi-bespoke...probably looking at a balmoral and a chukka for my first orders. Just dont know what lasts/leather first.

    If I did a Bestetti bespoke...that split toe would be a serious consideration. Very different from any other that I've seen...
     
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    The split toe is made on his almond toe last. And if you go Novecento, you can order the exact same shoe... The alligator facings will make them cost more than standard though, but you can always choose regular calf there.

    I'm really glad I placed my MTO-order (Hove, Dg70, vintage oak, single Dainite through Sko-AB) before the price increase. I understand that they want to get a better flow in the factory and get rid of too much MTO:s, but it's a shame for people like me who need F-width. Like mentioned before, I hope that they will be keeping more models in F-widths as stock models. Love G&G, and there are still many models from them that I would like, but not to any cost.
     
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  12. JubeiSpiegel

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    You can hope for more RTW F width shoes, but I can't imagine them making RTW in G width. I honestly do not know if I will be able to justify another GG MTO after this one, so it might be my last...

    (iGent problems)
     
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    Thanks for the info j [​IMG] I am definitely going forward with some Bestetti Novecento projects...just making decisions. Have just posted in the "Bestetti bespoke project" thread with some shoes and questions.


    As far as G&G MTO's go...I will probably still do G&G MTO's going forward...but to a lesser degree than I had originally planned. I posted previously a list of 15 pairs of G&G's I wanted to aquire...but that list will certainly be cut back some. I think at the top of my list are a double monk, another pair of wigmore's with some custom detailing, the gable in british racing green, and maybe a cooper wholecut. and maybe a full brogue like a rothschild or gatsby.

    I'd really like it if they expanded their RTW to more colors then I wouldn't have to explore these shoes as MTO's.
     
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    I would also (like others) like for them to expand their RTW to at least an F width.

    Aside from my Hove and Oakham ideas, all the other GGs on my list are staple models, in staple colors...
     
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    I will sign your petition for G widths in RTW
     
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    Just one thought but might this change in policy have something to do with them being in the process of opening their own flagship store in London? It might be that they will expand their RTW offerings and need to free up capacity to keep up with production for this and other retailers. I remember reading somewhere that they wanted to stock a considerable number (can't remember exactly how many) of models in the store.
     
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    This isn't G&G, but it is a hatch grain make up. I figure if they are all sourcing from Horween then they will look kind of similar.

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  18. JubeiSpiegel

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    Those look mighty fine to me :nodding:

    How difficult was it to burnish your pair?
     
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    Thank you.

    Done by Mr. Meccariello, so you'd need to ask him :). He didn't make any comment about it being difficult, in fact I asked for a slightly more subdued pair than his usual.
    This pre finishing pictures shows the burnish a little better.

    [​IMG]
     
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    the guy seems really easy to work with
     

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