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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. VRaivio

    VRaivio Senior member

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    Don't worry, you're just experiencing some G&G shakes. Your slight delirium and paroxysms of laughter will eventually wane once these babies become less new.
     


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    calogero Well-Known Member

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    Not a fan of most of the footwear in this thread, but those are some sexy shoe trees.
     


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    Good luck - the last pair I ordered were quoted for Dec and arrived in April.
     


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    I'm getting into month six of still waiting... :plain: Emailed Dean about it last week, but haven't heard a response back.
     


  5. Ich_Dien

    Ich_Dien Senior member

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    :violin:
     


  6. medtech_expat

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    I always order through Nick, so I'm afraid I have no idea how the modifications were written up. I love the Cambridge and that shade of suede is particularly fetching; props for the inspiration goes to the Armoury and luck-cha's photography, and I believe that 3-4 people on SF ordered the identical configuration. My Cambridge hit the 6-month mark, although they were shipped together with the Grants, which were ordered several weeks later. Got an email from Nick today that four other pairs are shipping on Monday, so on average I'd say that the 5-month estimate is consistent with my experience thus far.
     


  7. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    hahahahahahahah

    +1
     


  8. JulianL

    JulianL Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the replies on timing. jhcam8 - If the original December date was based on the usual 4.5 month estimate then by my reckoning you ended up with an 8 to 9 month wait for your shoes. Ouch! Hopefully that was an anomaly that is now fixed or at least reduced, and hopefully the shoes were worth the wait.

    How much of a 5 month waiting time is due to the order being in the queue waiting to be started and how much of it is the inevitable delay inherent in the production process? I've read a few articles on bespoke shoe making and read that there are certain stages that necessarily take a defined amount of time in order to allow the leather to stretch and settle adequately on the last but I'm interested to know how long my MTO shoe (from the non-Deco range) is actually in production for.

    How does the answer above differ for the Deco? I know that the G&G information on the Deco says "All of the Deco waists and soles are hand finished, the uppers are hand lasted and the materials are cut from the very finest leather.". How much of that is unique (looking only at the G&G world) to the Deco or, put another way, how much hand work is there on a G&G non-Deco MTO shoe?

    - Julian
     


  9. jhcam8

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    There was probably a delay because Nick had to lighten some black leather to grey and that took some extra time, what with running off to trunk shows and so on. Probably 4-5 months is more normal. [​IMG]
     


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    +1

    i keep coming back to this page just to :drool: over the suede. as my bro dereks would say. that suede is straight sechs.
     
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  11. luk-cha

    luk-cha Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    just to stoke the fire
     


  12. in stitches

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    not just fire being stroked round these parts :uhoh:
     


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

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    He said stoked man. STOKED.
     


  14. luk-cha

    luk-cha Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    i was thinking TMI
     


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    Well, it is a shoe porn thread. Some people have fetishes.
     


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