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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.

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    LOL. Don't look at me. I've been watching them (9.5E) for a few days. Decided to pull the trigger today and BAM!, nutting on the website:fu:
     


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    Same here. Within 30 mins of the sale announcement it was gone.
     


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    i bought them all. they will be on B&S this week. keep an eye out.
     


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    Niiiiiiice............:slayer:
     


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    lolz
     


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    I tried to buy the Rothschild's too.
     


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    cross post from the shoe care thread :

    complete color change of some g&g lazyman's from the Barney's sale :
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    not completely there yet but well underway to a burgundy black

    also darkening the original insipid blue on the Gable
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    Wow... awesome. How do you do that? If I wanted to color some lighter colored shoes green (lighter calf than your first shoe) how do I go about doing that?
     


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    first step is an old fashioned nut check .... followed by a deep breath
    darkening the gable was & is a no-brainer. it's simply saphir navy blue dye over the top. works like a cham & buffs to perfection

    the lazyman was a fortunate accident. after eyeing the original 'auburn' color for a few weeks, i finally decided i couldn't stomach it
    & started bouncing ideas around in my head. having seen a similar style japanese bespoke in black i decided that's what i would go for.

    the accidental part was when i started applying saphir black dye, let it dry then buffed it out . . . . it started to reveal a REALLY rich black burgundy
    the original color was 'bleeding' through because i didn't even try to strip the original color. the pics really don't show the true depth when buffed out.
    when i decided i truly liked the outcome, i began layering saphir creme wax in blacks & dark browns over it. that pair is now totally useable for me

    a few things I did learn with this is :
    - i like the result best when i don't attempt to strip the original color. i let it sit for a couple days to let the color ' set '
    - applying the dye with an old t-shirt works MUCH better than the wool dauber that comes with the dye
    - remembering that i can always go darker but lightening probably wasn't going to work aka slow down & take the time to darken in steps
     


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    hum, I wonder how it would work over time if you didn't strip the original color. By the way where did you buy Saphire dye on the US side
     


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    the creases & time will answer the first question. Ron Rider's boot shop answers the second.
     


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    I ordered a pair of the Rothschilds in 10E UK before the last round of markdowns that just arrived today. Gorgeous shoes, but DG70 last just doesnt seem to work for me, at least in a balmoral. Will pass on at cost if anyone wants. (Approx $800 plus ship and fees)
     


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    That's an interesting MTO, I wonder how do people the tweed part clean though
     


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