1. And... we're back. You'll notice that all of your images are back as well, as are our beloved emoticons, including the infamous :foo: We have also worked with our server folks and developers to fix the issues that were slowing down the site.

    There is still work to be done - the images in existing sigs are not yet linked, for example, and we are working on a way to get the images to load faster - which will improve the performance of the site, especially on the pages with a ton of images, and we will continue to work diligently on that and keep you updated.

    Cheers,

    Fok on behalf of the entire Styleforum team
    Dismiss Notice

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

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

  1. JubeiSpiegel

    JubeiSpiegel Senior member

    Messages:
    5,377
    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2011
    Location:
    Sartorial Wasteland
    

    I decided to pass on the black stitching as well. I didn't know if i would like it, and this was a safe bet...
     
  2. jas0nt

    jas0nt Senior member

    Messages:
    433
    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2010
    Location:
    Australia
    
    Hoves with three eyelets, very unique indeed! I assume this was MTO? How much did it cost you if you don't mind me asking?
     
  3. JubeiSpiegel

    JubeiSpiegel Senior member

    Messages:
    5,377
    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2011
    Location:
    Sartorial Wasteland
    
    This was before the price increase and shoe tree stipulation, so about $1100. We'll see what the duties are...
     
  4. jas0nt

    jas0nt Senior member

    Messages:
    433
    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2010
    Location:
    Australia
    Wait was it an MTO? I could have sworn the Hoves usually had four eyelets.
     
  5. JubeiSpiegel

    JubeiSpiegel Senior member

    Messages:
    5,377
    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2011
    Location:
    Sartorial Wasteland
    Yes, it usually does have 4 eyelets, so MTO...
     
  6. Odd I/O

    Odd I/O Senior member

    Messages:
    1,027
    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2009
    

    What's the upcharge for a deco over an ordinary G&G?
     
  7. thebeebs

    thebeebs Senior member

    Messages:
    1,092
    Joined:
    May 26, 2012
    New to G&Gs: what is the "quintessential" G&G brown balmoral (model, color, last)?

    In other words, if you buy just one G&G bal, what would it be?

    I'm in the market for one and considering JL and EG as well.

    Thanks
     
  8. JubeiSpiegel

    JubeiSpiegel Senior member

    Messages:
    5,377
    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2011
    Location:
    Sartorial Wasteland
    
    Not sure there is one for their deco calf, you do however need approval from GG to do so. That was the case for my Deco black calf Wigmores, and will probably be the same for the Arran I specced...
     
  9. JubeiSpiegel

    JubeiSpiegel Senior member

    Messages:
    5,377
    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2011
    Location:
    Sartorial Wasteland
    
    If by balmoral you mean oxford, then I would say the St. James in vintage cherry is as iconic as you can get with a GG oxford.

    Their balmoral Wigmore boots are quite iconic as well IMO...
     
    Last edited: Aug 24, 2014
  10. thebeebs

    thebeebs Senior member

    Messages:
    1,092
    Joined:
    May 26, 2012
    ^ yes, i was indeed looking for the iconic G&G oxford. st james is lovely, but the red is pretty striking IMO. but if that's signature G&G, so be it. thanks so much
     
  11. Odd I/O

    Odd I/O Senior member

    Messages:
    1,027
    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2009
    

    Oh, so you only want the calf/leather used in the Deco models but not the upgraded construction details used in the Deco range? So, this isn't an Arran made to Deco standards? What's does the Deco calf leather offer that their ordinary leather does not?
     
  12. JubeiSpiegel

    JubeiSpiegel Senior member

    Messages:
    5,377
    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2011
    Location:
    Sartorial Wasteland
    
    My understanding is that the regular black calf is a semi crust, but the Deco black leather is crust (not quite sure on the difference). Honestly, I just really like the bleaching (patina) effect they do on this leather, which is the main reason for me...
     
    Last edited: Aug 25, 2014
  13. JubeiSpiegel

    JubeiSpiegel Senior member

    Messages:
    5,377
    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2011
    Location:
    Sartorial Wasteland
    
    Maybe someone can share some in the wild pics for you...
     
  14. j ingevaldsson

    j ingevaldsson Senior member

    Messages:
    1,195
    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2011
    

    Semi-crust is sometimes what you call crust leather that have been finished with a color on the full hide, and comes to the maker already colored. Crust would be when they use natural, uncolored crust leather and dye them themselves. I guess.
     
    Last edited: Aug 25, 2014
  15. hermit

    hermit Member

    Messages:
    7
    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2012
    Hi, I am interested in 9 UK any last. 500 GBP is fine with me. Thanks a ton in advance.
     
  16. Flake

    Flake Senior member

    Messages:
    975
    Joined:
    May 4, 2011
    Location:
    Atlanta, GA
    
    I agree St James and Wigmore are the iconic models and (to me at least) think of Rioja as the iconic color for either.
     
  17. hoodog

    hoodog Senior member

    Messages:
    1,445
    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2012
    Location:
    Stockholm, Sweden
    Very nice indeed! Please post more pictures when they have arrived. I would really like to see how a three eyelet version looks from the side.
     
  18. thebeebs

    thebeebs Senior member

    Messages:
    1,092
    Joined:
    May 26, 2012
    what's the easiest way to get the St James in Rioja in the US? Does anyone stock it? Is there an "ideal" last for this model?

    Thanks
     
  19. laufer

    laufer Senior member

    Messages:
    3,403
    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2008
    

    Bespoke England, Nick has them and there is 30% sale going on until the end of the month.
     
  20. Flake

    Flake Senior member

    Messages:
    975
    Joined:
    May 4, 2011
    Location:
    Atlanta, GA
    
    This

    I happen to think the St James looks good in any last.
     

Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by