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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. chogall

    chogall Senior member

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    How about going to Mississippi, hunt some giant American alligator, skin the hide thorn cut for a pair of boots, and eat the filet sashimi while drinking it's blood?
     
  2. justinkapur

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    They only have a few sizes.
     
  3. VRaivio

    VRaivio Senior member

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    I've been drooling in my mind over high buckle boots since I first saw them on Boardwalk Empire:

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    ...and a post on Die, Workwear! about a late Purdey model didn't help me either. For the moment, this project is still pending as I'm adding a pair of black suede hippopotamus chukka boots to the collection.

    Still, those G&G boots are, well, stupendous. That's the right word.
     
  4. mimo

    mimo Senior member

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    Tell more, please!
     
  5. VRaivio

    VRaivio Senior member

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    Well, the hide is hippo with nice striated texture from repeated bird-pecking, soles are Vibram Eton rubber units, 360-degree welt with white goyser stitching, round toe, three blind eyelets, black calf piping, seamless back. I'll write more about them once the boots arrive and I can fondle some hippo butt.

    I have this strange dream to own shoes made from all leather types available. After that hippo, elefant, shagreen and kangaroo remain. Lizard was nasty so I sold those old pairs, and I'll likely steer clear from toad, fish and other ugly hides. Mountain ram looks gorgeous in pictures but I'm not sure if it ages well. I don't smoke and rarely drink, footwear is my only vice. A man should have one, it makes for a more intresting character -- and all the lore around shoemaking is beautiful.
     
  6. Saratorial_Splender

    Saratorial_Splender Senior member

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    I agree. Good "hunting" for different lethers.
     
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  7. chogall

    chogall Senior member

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    Big game hunting boots....
     
  8. mimo

    mimo Senior member

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    Goyser stitching? Rozsnyai?

    Fantastic, and I have a similar thought about getting these things: a hippo chukka also occured to me, and an elephant ear loafer perhaps. I agree that snakes and lizards aren't usually that lovely. And as I don't drink or smoke either, I think this is the most gentlemanly of vices.

    Oh, was this thread about G&G? Sorry. I saw a lovely sueded croc loafer in their shop...
     
  9. chogall

    chogall Senior member

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    Anyone making new orders this round of trunk shows?
     
  10. dlind

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    Someone say croc suede loafer?! :drool:

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    These two were in their new store when I was there last week:) see my Instagram for more pictures of the store, it was stunning! :slayer:
     
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  11. PCK1

    PCK1 Senior member

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    I'm considering an order...loafer style
     
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  12. Gianni Cerutti

    Gianni Cerutti Senior member

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    The suede crocodile is really very special. But he has an amazing charm.
     
  13. agedashidofu

    agedashidofu Senior member

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    Am about to receive my 2nd Deco MTO next week! How exciting!
     
  14. VRaivio

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    mimo, all in good time. I will share the shots in our very own, very fine shoe p0rn thread. I trust hippo will prove to be...something else.
     
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    Apologies if this has already been answered, but what have others seen from stretch in the leather, particularly in the instep? I tried on a pair of G&G Westfields at Bergdorf last weekend and am highly considering picking them up, but they were a little bit tight in the instep. Here's a picture or two:

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    Unfortunately they were a bit blurry. Anyhow, the price was pretty good and the Bergdorf rep said they came with the shoe trees. Do y'all think these will stretch a bit in the instep?

    I might buy them and try them on, return if I don't like, too.. Not sure yet.
     
  16. simian

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    ^^None of my G&Gs (7 pairs) has stretched much in the instep. I've worn two of them (Oxford TG 73 and Harrow GG06) extensively - lots of walking, The others have not been used much.
     
  17. KenRose

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    What were the price?
     
  18. Jsoftz

    Jsoftz Senior member

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    They were $1140, about.

    I wasn't really wearing dress weight socks here. Forgot to pack socks and just bought a bunch of Uniqlo socks while I was in NYC.

    It's interesting to hear that they don't stretch too much because the reps at both Leffot and The Armoury said that I could expect St Crispin and others to give a bit in the instep.
     
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  19. gyasih

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    Just wanted to add something
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  20. Jsoftz

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    Also my bad the shoe was the Mitchell. Westfield was a C&J.
     

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