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

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by luk-cha, Apr 7, 2011.

  1. clee1982

    clee1982 Senior member

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    ha oh well, slapped by the old man, I am not American, I am from the thrifty part of the world (or cheap)...
     
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    Glad to help! I'm happy to see that the toe came out so nice. I can't even tell!

    This was my first time seeing G&G shoes in person. Between seeing them in person and seeing the pics posted in this thread, I am definitely going to buy myself a pair... in around 10 years. [​IMG]
     
  3. DWFII

    DWFII Bespoke Boot and Shoemaker Dubiously Honored

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    No slap...I am an American. But, on the other hand, if you're not, what does that say?

    :tinfoil:
     
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    oh i definitely agree. if im paying full price for the model i want, im going with nick. no question about it. even if the same thing was available at barneys for a little less id still go with nick. outside of these 60% off deals id feel like i was cheating buying from anyone else.

    also, while i cant quite put my finger on it. ime, the MTOs are of a better quality, and have a nicer finish, than the RTW from barneys.
     
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    justinkapur Senior member

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    I tried on a few pairs a couple weeks ago at Barneys in SF and their shoes had so many flaws that it made me really appreciate the manufacture being the only one touching my shoes.
     
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    Picked up some Barclays in mole suede from the sale at Leffot.

    [​IMG]

    Need to get that pant leg (re)-hemmed...
     
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    clee1982 Senior member

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    Nice, by the way is Barclay basically the same thing as Chelsea except the toe (not sure how you call, V-captoe)?
     
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    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    nice shoes, frills.
     
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    You know, they certainly do look alike. I'll need to compare them side by side to make sure.

    Thanks, Stitchy. I quite like it, very comfortable. And that nano suede protector really works, hahaha:
     
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    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    where to kop nano protector?
     
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    looks pretty amazing, does it work for calf as well, or just suede? edit: though I guess for calf I would need to worry about future polish since there is a protection layer on it already...
     
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    no frills Senior member

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    Got mine from Leffot, but I suppose it's available in many other places. Google Tarrago nano suede protector - probably available via amazon haha.
    Supposedly works for leather and other textiles too. Haven't tried it. Want to spray it on my head and face and walk out into the thunderstorm. Probably not the healthiest thing to do.

    There's a video from Leffot that demo's it too, but of course it's a "marketing" video. Hot coffee! But when I tried it myself, I was pretty amazed. Hahaha!
     
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    thanks, mang. ill look into it.
     
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    haha hot coffee as well, might as well apply to the sole in that case though I wonder if it will become slippery...
     
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    I got the nano protector for my St. Tropez Mole Suede's I got from Barney's at Leffot as well. I was actually pretty skeptical about the video but Steve said it was legit. Clee gladly drank the kool-aid - glad it's legit. Having seen both videos still won't try it myself.
     

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