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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. chogall

    chogall Senior member

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    :eek: now i am really looking forward to the trunk show next week.

    btw the shoe box damage isnt as bad as bad as i've imagined, at least compare to the sapphire box
     
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    Leaves Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    There's a cobbler in Sweden that sells them if you're interested, I know the delivery times are just ridiculous at the moment for these kits so if you don't care to wait maybe he can ship them: e-mail: davidson@skomakare.com
     
  3. ThinkDerm

    ThinkDerm Senior member

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    about how much for the box only?
     
  4. mktitsworth

    mktitsworth Senior member

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    That right there is bad assery.
     
  5. ThinkDerm

    ThinkDerm Senior member

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    do they really need all these models? They need to improve speed of product delivery.
     
  6. chogall

    chogall Senior member

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    i would rather have them improve their quality of their product by implementing more handwork or customization while keeping the same price, especially when their former mto/rtw outworker now has its own quality offerings...
     
  7. mktitsworth

    mktitsworth Senior member

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    Which outworker is this?
     
  8. Newcomer

    Newcomer Senior member

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    Alfred Sargeant?
     
  9. mktitsworth

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    From what I've read, G&G used to share factory space with AS, but the two operations were separate. Alfred Sargent did not, to my knowledge, do any of the work on G&G's RTW or MTO lines...
     
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    I just assumed that was what he was talking about. I heard that in addition to sharing factory space, G&G used to use some of AS's machines, and in exchange G&G 'taught' AS some of their techniques... that could have just been an iGent rumor that I read a while back. For some reason I just remember their relationship as being more than just sharing factory space.
     
  11. Ich_Dien

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    I had this from a source. Both companies probably signed a confidentiality pact however...
     
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    I have no doubt that this is true--it certainly make a lot of sense, considering that AS started producing that gorgeous fiddle back waist soon after G&G left the premises... Glad my memory did not fail me.
     
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  13. mktitsworth

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    This one I remember hearing about.
     
  14. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    I love :lurk: opcorning to internet espionage tales of shoemakers. :)
     
  15. Newcomer

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    I wish your shoe size was one size bigger so you could buy my Arca's.
     
  16. edmorel

    edmorel Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I heard G & G are making their shoes in the Thom McAnn factory.
     
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    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    I would have taken those fuckers in a second.
     
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    I know you would have. I feel that 9.5 is the best size to have around these parts. Despite the fact that it must be awful having such "smaller-than-average-sized" feet :lol:
     
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    :sneaky2:
     
  20. luk-cha

    luk-cha Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    haha - not quite so romantic as that

    through i hope you guys do take pictures of the up coming USA trunk shoes
     

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