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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. DWFII

    DWFII Bespoke Boot and Shoemaker Dubiously Honored

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    Celastic is celluloid acetate impregnated cloth. Celluloid acetate is what ping pong balls and Kewpie dolls are made of--plastic, IOW.



    Or a Timex movement in a Bedat case? Or pvc in a Leonard Logsdail suit?
     
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  2. PCK1

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    Swatch produces the watch movements for 90%+ of the world's watch makers...

    That $20,000 you just dropped on a watch...its probably a Swatch....
     
  3. DWFII

    DWFII Bespoke Boot and Shoemaker Dubiously Honored

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    I don't know what the point is...if you buy a Bedat or a Bvlgari and it doesn't have a Swatch movement but instead has a Timex movement, it's still gonna run, keep time (sort of), and it's still gonna look like a $10,000 watch.

    Is what it looks like, or the name on the face, all, or even mostly, what's important?
     
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  4. chogall

    chogall Senior member

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    You be surprised how many Swiss made watches are using Chinese made movements instead of the good old ETA.
     
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    I believe the luxury watch market is all about aesthetics, after all cheap quartz watches keep time better than the best mechanical watch. If you go to the watch enthusiast sites, it is more about the beauty of the movement than its accuracy. Personally, I wear a watch more for the aesthetics. My iPhone keeps better time, automatically synchs to the timezone, daylights savings and etc.
     
  7. DWFII

    DWFII Bespoke Boot and Shoemaker Dubiously Honored

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    Sounds like a good reason to buy a Rolex off the street corner.

    :tinfoil:
     
  8. PCK1

    PCK1 Senior member

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    G&G's are still freakin' awesome shoes...

    'nuff said
     
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  9. ValeriyMahmutov

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    Excuse me,is a very poor translation.
     
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  10. Gianni Cerutti

    Gianni Cerutti Senior member

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    The form I have to admit that it is very nice indeed.
     
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  11. jdanielca

    jdanielca Senior member

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    This forum thread is starting to get a bit irritating
     
  12. RogerP

    RogerP Senior member

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    No kidding. Some dudes just won't ever get off their soapbox.
     
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    The one value I do see with G&G is the quality of their soles. Fiddle waist and finish are nice touches but I refer to the durability.
     
  14. Skoaktiebolaget

    Skoaktiebolaget Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    It's actually the laces. They happened to get tucked in with the shoe trees.
     
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  15. VRaivio

    VRaivio Senior member

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    Oh, just my shoe-OCD playing tricks with me then.
     
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    TheWraith Senior member

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    Amen to that.
     
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    We all have our opinions about what looks good and what does not look good. Our opinions may be influenced by other people's opinion as they explain what they like about a particular object. And that is all useful and fun and helps inform our decision of what we want to buy. But DWFII brings a different perspective because he deals with objective criteria of quality. What techniques are considered best practices are important informational tools for those of us who not only want our aesthetic impulses satisfied but also want that product to be a quality product. And for me, a discussion about subjective impressions is less useful as I have an innate sense of what I like and what I don't like than a discussion about objective construction quality as those things must be learned. What we do with that knowledge is, of course, up to us.
     
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    Curious as to how the new G&G store is doing. I know there was much attention to it earlier. I wish them well but I also hope that Nick's business is not significantly affected by it. With increased attention, I hope both locales experience more customer flow.
     
  19. DWFII

    DWFII Bespoke Boot and Shoemaker Dubiously Honored

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    How much for the watch?
     

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