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

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  1. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    wear your loafers in good health
     
  2. mcarthur

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    wear your good looking loafers in good health
     
  3. Jsocol

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    Just got my first pair in the mail from Barneys in SF- where they still seem to have some supply.
    Got the grants in midnight blue-9.5. The Walktons (9s) are still on their way.
    The Grants are a little scratched up with some areas of mild discoloration. A bit disappointed. Is this typical for the Barney's sale? Or did I get unlucky?
    I will likely be returning these in NYC in the next few days if anyone wants em.
     
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    Didn't even know they carry grants, yea I would say you got unlucky. Though don't expect them to have a sell like this next time, they're discounting on carry GG. How bad is the discoloration?
     
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    stevent Senior member

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    A good amount of the pairs are going to have lots of shop wear
     
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    I'm waiting to see how my pair coming today will look as well. At these prices, I am grading on a curve... :)
     
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    If anyone doesn't want their uk8.5/us9, lemme know.
     
  9. in stitches

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    i saw the grants in blue in the NYC store, they are awesome. enjoy.

    a good amount of the barneys shoes have had some shop damage, and i think the blue for some reason shows wear easily.
     
  10. Jsocol

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    I will post pictures tonight.
    I tried to buff with a little renovateur- not much improvement.
    They are beautiful shoes. Not sure whether to keep or not.
    Would love any thoughts.
     
  11. badsha

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    My MTO Rothschild Vintage Cherry came in. Thanks Nick for the best packaging I've ever seen and beautiful photos.

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  12. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    super-de-duper-splendiferous!
     
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    Was that the standard cherry color or did you ask for different burnishing? My understanding is that cherry can be made lighter or darker shade. I believe nick already has Cherry Rothschild in stock so I am assuming you choose MTO because you wanted some customization.
    By the way they are great and certainly seem darker shade of cherry.
     
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    Correct, not standard, it is darker. However, the photos make it look darker than in person. Burnishing looks darker in the photos as well. I asked for light burnishing and added the flush metal toe taps.
     
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    if you are going MTO, you gots to get the toe taps or nails. AMIRITE!!
     

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