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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. Dandy Wonka

    Dandy Wonka Senior member

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    Ok I want to give a rap to Dean Girling. I made an enquiry about getting some shoes but wanted to make sure they fit. He made me a dummy pair from scrap leather and sent them down to Oz. He even gave me his mobile to FaceTime so I could describe the fit (I didn't have to because the fit was almost perfect right out the box). The whole organisation was a pleasure to deal with and I am now awaiting my first pair.
     
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  2. JubeiSpiegel

    JubeiSpiegel Senior member

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    Amazing service, Dean is a class act...
     
  3. davesmith

    davesmith Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Can't agree more. That is truly epic.
     
  4. dddrees

    dddrees Senior member

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    Congrats, fabulous looking shoes.
     
  5. othertravel

    othertravel Senior member

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    Very helpful chap.
     
  6. PCK1

    PCK1 Senior member

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    Thats awesome!
     
  7. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Senior member

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    don't actually mind these with jeans, looks pretty good
     
  8. MacktasticGDogg

    MacktasticGDogg Senior member

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    ^Thanks!

    Maiden voyage with the hatch grain Hoves today. I'm finding these to be slightly bigger than a pair of MH71 Fairmonts I have, with slight heel slip as Ironist found a couple of weeks ago. I think this will subside once the double sole breaks in a bit though.

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  9. jhcam8

    jhcam8 Senior member

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    Good point. I don't wear a double leather or full Dainite for that reason.
     
  10. jhcam8

    jhcam8 Senior member

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    Hard to beat that. :)
     
  11. NAMOR

    NAMOR Senior member

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    crazy speak! and what about the double Dainite? you a fan of the DD?
     
  12. jhcam8

    jhcam8 Senior member

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    :crazy: I meant DD. Thick soles are too hard on my feet, what with orthotics and all. I like something with more flex, e.g., Alden flex-welt.

    I can wear a single Dainite.
     
  13. NAMOR

    NAMOR Senior member

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    i like single dainite as well, its surpringly flexible when compared to the double dainte w leather midsole. also need to check out the tomir sole all the young kids are raving about
     
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  14. SuitedDx

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    Late night at the office after being at a conference the whole day: Wigmore [​IMG]
     
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  15. JubeiSpiegel

    JubeiSpiegel Senior member

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    GG custom Wigmores today:

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    First time wearing them with light beige trousers, looks fine IMO...
     
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  16. NAMOR

    NAMOR Senior member

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    looks great JS. nice polish. you do it yourself?
     
  17. shiser

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    Can someone help me identify these shoes and where I can buy them in the UK plox?

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    thanks you
     
  18. JubeiSpiegel

    JubeiSpiegel Senior member

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    Yes. I think i do a pretty decent job, the deco-black blunder notwithstanding... :)
     
  19. NAMOR

    NAMOR Senior member

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    what happened with deco black? did you muddle the original patina?
     
  20. JubeiSpiegel

    JubeiSpiegel Senior member

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    I had been adding black polish to the bleached toe, and it was disappearing. Then like a jack-ass, i try to shampoo it off, and stripped the finishing off of the toes. :facepalm:

    They are now back with GG, hoping for some magic...
     

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