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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. SuitedDx

    SuitedDx Senior member

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    Vintage chestnut... sorry, not cedar.
     
  2. KenRose

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    Decided to go with the Nice in green and the Mayfair in vintage oak from Arne at Leatherfoot. What a great guy he is! Bought the lasted trees as well. Decided to hold off on the Rothschild; I like it but I seem to like lots of shoes. I'm still really wanting to pick up the Wigmore's at some point too. Will most likely be selling my Windsor's and Savoy's in size 9E.
    Thanks everyone.
     
  3. Nick A

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    Styleforum July Group MTO for "Chester"

    The Chester is the first GMTO this month. (Others to follow)


    Please see the details below and if you would like to order a pair for yourself or if you have any additions you would require or questions please mail me on here or to my email nick@bespoke-england.co.uk

    Style: Chester
    Material: Vintage Oak Calf
    Last: TG73 Classic Square
    Size and Width: Any size or width can be ordered
    Sole: Oak Bark Single Leather Soles
    G&G New Style Trees: Included...Mahogany or Natural

    Group Price: £790.00
    Shipping: £40.00

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  4. JubeiSpiegel

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  5. Ironist

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    Very nice D. I'm thinking I'm getting a pair of wigmores just like these with the pair of galways. What do you guys think of the combination of grain and calf balmoral boot though? Isn't that not ideal since grain is country while balmoral is very formal? Would suede be better? Stock model is cheaper but I was debating getting suede with vintage rioja or maybe going with a vintage oak instead.
     
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    I personally like the grain contrast; the aforementioned material is my preference over suede. I recently picked up a pair of JL Chambord in suede and it's slowly warming to me.
     
  7. JubeiSpiegel

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    My Wigmore's are in suede / crust calf, but i feel like if i had to do it again, i would go with the classic highland grain / crust calf combo look. IMO, it is as iconic as the EG Galway in that make-up...
     
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    Speaking of Galways, I really wish G&G would offer an open-laced boot besides the Thorpe. That said, I did just order a pair of the new Lamport model in polo suede.
     
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    Well, I have just been informed that my Deco Wilde MTO's in Midnight Blue are in transit to me and will arrive Monday.

    They will arrive on time...production took only 4 months...

    So not sure why some of you have to wait 7+months...

    Maybe you should order from Leffot in the future...they seem to get things done on time.

    Pics to come when I receive them.
     
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  10. JubeiSpiegel

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    You know I also noticed different vendors have different timelines. Both Bespoke and Leffot list it at 4 months, while Skoak lists it at 6 months.

    Not sure if the 4 month timelines are more optimistic, and the 6 month more realistic, but usually I just don't hold my breath.

    Luck was on your side good sir, I look forward to those pics...
     
  11. MoosicPa

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    My first pair of G&G shoes, the Mayfair double buckle in vintage oak.....

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  12. JubeiSpiegel

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    Those are beautiful monks, congrats.
     
  13. KenRose

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    I just bought those exact same ones.
     
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    I have been dealing with Bespoke for years now and Nick always delivers in 4-6 months depending on your request and time of order. I think most peopel forget that Europeans (unlike Americans) go on longer vacations and this impact delivery times. Most are closed for August and December. I have experience the same delivery pattern with MTO by Bestetti and Edward Green through Leffot as well.
     
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    Good point. I am quite envious of the extended holidays that Europeans have in comparison. It is something that we Americans don't quite understand, thanks to our rat race kind of culture...
     
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    Thanks, I took the plunge on the stock model. The wigmore was the first very nice boot / shoe purchase I made so I was sad to let it go awhile back due to the advice I got in this thread about fit. Can't wait to get it back.
     
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    We HongKongers smiles
     
  20. JubeiSpiegel

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    If I didn't know any better it looks like AE trees to me...
     
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