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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. mimo

    mimo Pernicious Enabler

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    Yes. A thousand times, yes.

    Dare I say it, there are people in this thread who are kidding themselves that their shoes fit. [​IMG]
     


  2. JubeiSpiegel

    JubeiSpiegel Senior member

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    I would be interested to read more information on the hallmarks of a proper fit. My knowledge is limited to proper creasing on the vamp, nice secure heel, no bowing on sides, and a slight gap on oxford lacing. In the end i defer to my foot comfort, shoes that i thought that fit a year ago now agitate the sides of my pinkie and big toe. Comfort in the toe box is always the most difficult for me.
     


  3. JubeiSpiegel

    JubeiSpiegel Senior member

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    chogall Senior member

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    Proper creasing isn't part of fit determination as creasing don't really set in after several wears. Same with bowing on sides. Actually, the gap in lacing is the least important part of proper fit; lacing gap does not hurt your ability to walk but just look unsightly. However, lacing without any gap is much more problematic to walk and requires some padding to fill the space.

    It's experience, preferences, and touching the right places. Maybe I will find time to repost old AA thread from '08 and/or taking some fit determining methodology pictures from Men's Ex/Last.

    Some people prefer a very tight fit, like a foot straitjacket/corset. And some prefer normal or a loose fit. So the individual feedback is part of the process. And of course, there will always be some who buy shoes due to the brand and the look on the display rack, not due to good fit.

    Whoever claim a pair of RTW shoes fits like a glove is just lying to themselves unless they have identical left and right foot shape/measurements. But who does?

    Mud? How clean are the welts?
     


  7. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    could be that the flap was coming loose and was cemented back down, but done sloppily.
     


  8. JubeiSpiegel

    JubeiSpiegel Senior member

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    I was thinking that as well.

    Sorry Chogall, there are not too many pics of the welt all around.

    The more i think about it, i should just pass and save up for a new pair, would be disappointing to find a surprise later...
     


  9. cgo

    cgo Senior member

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    Just got the St James II in Vintage Cherry MH71 last.... a while wait from Edward of Manchester sale back in late Jan.

    [​IMG]
     


  10. laufer

    laufer Senior member

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    This was MTO? If you do not mind me asking you how it was shipped?
    I placed the order too but for EG MTO
    BTW they seem to fit great, congratulation.
     


  11. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    those look great, such a versatile shoe.
     


  12. mcarthur

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    wear in good health
     


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    Very nice!
    I got mine (on TG73) a week ago but I had to send them back due to bad finish. Never thought that would happen with a pair of G&G. Now I'm waiting to hear what EoM has to say.
     


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    I got measured by Tony late last year and he recommend a 5.5D (small, i know) across the board size. He insists that all the lasts should fit the same but given the last few responses on this thread, I'm beginning to think different. Would it be more prudent of me to go for the MH71 or the DG70? I do great in the same size for EG's 82 last but I'm not quite sure how EG's 82 last sizes up with G&G's lasts.
     
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  15. styledamage

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    Isn't the 82 based on the 888? Normally your size in the EG888 will fit G&G across the board.

    Correct me if I'm wrong.
     


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