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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. NAMOR

    NAMOR Senior member

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    received a response just a little before Christmas
     
  2. JubeiSpiegel

    JubeiSpiegel Senior member

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    Thank you, he just responded to my emails, so all is well i suppose. Crisis averted... :embar:
     
  3. lartiste

    lartiste Senior member

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    I would like to kindly ask whether is here anyone familiar with Gucci/Prada shoe sizzing. I am interested into pair of GG boots, but not sure about sizzing. Unfortunatelly there is no GG store in my country :(. Many thanks for any suggestions :).
     
  4. chobochobo

    chobochobo Senior member Moderator

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    From my limited experience with Gucci and Prada shoes, they seem to fit true to size even if the shapes can seem a bit elongated, so extrapolate from there.
     
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  5. JubeiSpiegel

    JubeiSpiegel Senior member

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    My best suggestion to you is, first, get both your feet sized on a Brannock scale (your local department store should have one of these). Both feet please, it's an important detail. Write down the two sizes, and the larger of the two will be the ready-to-wear (RTW) size you should aim for. Best case scenario, your feet will have a regular width to them, so you will be able to order from most RTW stock shoes. If your feet are wide (or extra wide like mine are) the vendor selection will be severely limited, and you might only be able to take the made-to-order (MTO) route.

    Once you have your size, you will need to make the UK conversion estimate. If you are in the US, typically GG shoes are a half size difference in both length & width. As an example, if your Brannock scale size is 10 D width, you're GG size will be UK 9.5 E width.

    In the end, the best information you will get is when you get some shoes on your feet to try on. So track down some vendors that offer some generous return policies, and order a couple of pair at a time if your wallet will afford it. The time spent initially in figuring out your size is more than worth it. Good luck to you, and welcome to SF...
     
  6. lartiste

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    Many thanks :).

    Many thanks, good point. I will have to start with a Brannock scale and store with good return policy. In fact at the moment I was considering purchase of a pair from Marketplace, but in my case the width would be a problem. And since I live in EU I am scared to pay not only for shoes, but also VAT and DUTY and end up with a pair which does not fit.
     
  7. usctrojans31

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    Where in the EU? Others may disagree/agree, but I find the Carmina Simpsons and TG73 to be very similar fits.
     
  8. sacafotos

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    Good info. Can you compare Carmina Rain to TG73 and MH71?
     
  9. emiristol

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    If TG73's similar to the Simpson, then it'll be a lot narrower than the Rain. The MH71 is then a lot wider than TG73 and comparable to the Rain last. However, all G&G lasts ostensibly fit the same, according to Dean, I think.
     
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    Yes that is what both Dean and Tony said but your mileage may vary. I could not fit in tg73, the toebox was squishing my toes and when I went a half a size up it was too long and that is why my Wigmores are on sale.
     
  11. chobochobo

    chobochobo Senior member Moderator

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    My only experience with Rain is that it fits true, UK9 wholecuts are fine for me whereas TG73 is a bit narrow/ tight and I have to size up half a size for a bit more comfort especially boots although I have a pair of Oakhams in 9 that I can just about squeeze into but are more snug than I usually like.
     
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  12. emiristol

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    Damn, that's not what I wanted to hear. Was considering a pair in TG73 but my feet get squished in the Simpson, even in a half size up.
     
  13. laufer

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    For me Rain and MH71 the same size.
     
  14. usctrojans31

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    Was told by the G&G employees at the Savile Row store that all of the lasts are roughly the same fit, so there will be no size changing. I can't wear any Carmina lasts besides the Simpson, so I can't comment on fit relative to others. From my experience, Carmina is incredibly wide in the heel, which is my smallest part, which is why I can wear the narrow lasts that others seemingly cannot.

    The TG73 is really a comfortable last, at least for me, and I recommend it highly.
     
  15. othertravel

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    Common misconception. The Simpson last isn't narrow. It's a low instep last (as is the TG73).

    I wear UK E width shoes, and Simpson is perfect for me (C&J's 348 last is also good for low insteps).
     
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    My Simpson lasted pair measures a full 1 cm less across the widest part of the sole compared to my Rain lasted shoe in the same size. It is not just an instep difference---there is a considerable and well-documented difference in width as well.
     
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  17. Revilo

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    Aaaand picture time!
    Gable in fox suede and vintage oak (iPhone pic unfortunately)

    [​IMG]
     
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  18. tomrakewell

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    Love the fox suede! Great shoes ... Gable was my first G&G, no regrets, ever.
     
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    Prague, no Carmina store, but I will try to make purchase oline and we will see. Many thanks, good idea :).
     
  20. Revilo

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    Thanks man! Same here! first i didnt think much of the gable at all, then it started growing on me! [​IMG]
     

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