Gaziano & Girling Appreciation & Shoe Appreciation Thread (including reviews, purchases, pictures, e

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  1. fritzl

    fritzl Senior member

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    ah, ok.

    what's RL?
     
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    fritzl Senior member

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    yes
     
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    luk-cha Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Russian Leather IE the Russian Reindeer
     
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    An Andy Warhol loafer in chestnut Gator

    Likely a Norwegian ala Dover in Maple/Brandy calf.
     
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    Nyet.
     
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    fritzl Senior member

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    i fairly hope you'll take a better archetype.
     
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    Can I get some opinions on which, if any, G&G is 'iconic'? - if such a thing is possible for a co only a few yrs in operation.

    And for G&G owners - after a few months of possession, which G&G do you think of as a 'go to' kinda 'can't live without' shoe?

    thx!
     
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    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    I think that moreso than a particular shoe, I think their lasts are iconic - specifically the 71 and 73.

    For a go to shoe? I can't live without my Westminsters.
     
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    Westminster - and the Woburn (derby) is similar. I can see that, but square's not me, more a 70 smart round guy.


    the Rosthchild looks close to perfect IMO in vintage rioja or rosewood [​IMG]
     
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    luk-cha Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    for me there are perhaps 12 shoes i like whihc are G&G, but what does it for me is G&G are perhaps the only English maker willing to push the craft forward

    moreover, when you see shoes like these IRL you cant just help but go wow

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    i am sure there are other makers shoes which will have the same effect, but Delos dont travel :(

    also dont forget Tony worked for Cleverleys for 6-7 years and then how ever long he ran the EG bespoke operation and Dean worked for John Lobb, yes as a company they have only been together since 2006, but it does not take their recent history as all they have done
     
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    care to explain?
     
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    DWFII Bespoke Boot and Shoemaker Dubiously Honored

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    As much as I like G&G, I suspect that's a bit overstated.

    Stylistically, perhaps. And there's not many makers that finish their shoes to the high degree that G&G do; not many that can pull it all together with such finesse and grace. Impeccable craftsmanship.

    That said, GY welting always pushes the "craft" / Trade / shoe backward.
     
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    Ha Ha Ha Ha!!!!!

    Is that true, Stitch? :eh:
     
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    Thats a great looking shoe, funny enough, I have been talking to the guys at Saint Crispin's for a wholecut in the new russian calf, but wasnt sure if it'll look good on a wholecut :) According to Mr Car, their russian calf is made from cow leather but treated with a high fat portion which makes it soft and nearly water resistant.
     
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    The stuff from cow leather is not Russia Leather, its a new look a like. The original was tanned in Russia from Reindeer hides
     

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