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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. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    No, its a non-issue for me. I just enjoy bringing it up a lot.
     
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    There is nothing in the world quite like being a squeaky heel.
     
  3. meister

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    :crackup:
     
  4. oshinex

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    Clever :nodding:
     
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    Nope. These were a Leffot makeup.


    Thanks man. Looking to wear them with a light gray suit or navy pinstripe


    ha, no worries, my heart will always belong to a shell Cordovan boot.


    Thanks, I couldnt be happier. I wore them once already and for a shoe thats so sexy, they are just as comfortable. G&G sold me on their first pair.


    Great combination. I intend on pairing my shoes with a similarly colored shoe.


    nay. what do you mean by squeak?


    my bad. My pair is in vintage chestnut. must have had one too many drinks that night :D


    damnit, you are right. I kind of like it though. Remind me of a girl I once dated who had a birth mark on her ass. Omg, what.an.ass. Ever since then, I have been partial to the birth mark.
     
  6. luk-cha

    luk-cha Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    after 4 days of travel

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    1st round and 2nd round BS

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  7. mktitsworth

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    Luk - let me be the first one in this thread to say those are stunning. What differences do you find between your first and second round?
     
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    Great shoes, especially love the top view of your 2nd round BS
     
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    My new 'Astaires' in midnight blue calf and navy suede....
     
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    Don't like the DG70, personally.
     
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    Don't like opinions without explanations, personally ;)
     
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    is the DG70 the round-toe last? it's their best IMO
     
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    GG06 is the round toe. DG70 is fantastic as well. Ive had both, but prefer the slightly pointier DG70.
     
  15. luk-cha

    luk-cha Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    i'd say the round 2 shoes are touch touch wider and when i got the the heel was a little high so once i got thr resoled a few months back i had them reduce the heel which seem to help reduced some of the creasing - i might need to send them back at some point to get the to shrink the excess across the vamp
     
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    luk-cha Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    those Astaires would look so much better with a medallion ;)
     
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    the clean lines are appealing.

    just wondering, why he didn't make them himself?
     
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    Doesn't some of this depend on the style of shoe? In Medtech's fairly recent group shot (http://www.styleforum.net/t/236162/gaziano-girling-appreciation-shoo-porn-theard/1155#post_4837757) the one that leapt out at me was the plain old black Oxford and I've been trying to work out what gave it that something extra to my eyes; one thing that I came up with is that, to my eyes at least, the DG70 last suits the Oxford style so well.

    My default choice tends to be the TG73 but, on the basis of some stuff that I've seen here, I would definitely be tempted to use a DG70 for an Oxford (which might well be my next commission, although in a light colour for summer use).

    Ultimately it's all personal opinion and sometimes it's really hard to explain objectively why one style does it for a particular person and another doesn't.

    - Julian
     
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    Personally I like medallions on shoes that otherwise have nothing on them (e.g. whole cuts) or one's that are very simple. But as the Astaire is quite complex in itself, I prefer the plain toe. But as I have gathered from your shoes, you quite like medallions...


    Time is not always a luxury that I have....Plus, the uppers are not always readily available to me. On my last pair (the Rothschilds), the upper was just a reject that was lying around the factory and happened to be my size so Tony so kindly let me use it to make a pair with. But don't you worry, I have another shoe that I will be making soon, similar to the Astaire (as far as aesthetics go) but different in materials used and design pattern....I am quite excited for it....
     
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  20. The Shoe Snob

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    Thank you sir....Did you ever seen my green bespoke rothschilds? I thought of you when I put them up on the bespoke appreciation thread......you are the one who loves green shoes right?
     

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