Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by luk-cha, Apr 7, 2011.
Russian Leather IE the Russian Reindeer
An Andy Warhol loafer in chestnut Gator
Likely a Norwegian ala Dover in Maple/Brandy calf.
i fairly hope you'll take a better archetype.
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?
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.
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
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
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
care to explain?
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.
Ha Ha Ha Ha!!!!!
Is that true, Stitch?
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.
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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