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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. mw313

    mw313 Senior member

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    You made some great choices here!!!!!!!!!

    Unless someone works in such a formal environment, I don't think that most men need more than one or two black dress shoes anyway. The browns and oxblood/burgundy families are so much more versatile and cover so many more shades. The blues and greys can be great choices too for a fun shoe to spice things up.
     
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    I feel this is all based on what city you worked in. When I worked in London, black cap toes or black oxfords ruled, if anything brown/burgundy were frowned upon. In the U.S. Is the opposite
    My experience
     
  3. mw313

    mw313 Senior member

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    Of course! In the US that is true.

    I have heard about the mainly black shoes in the UK as well as some other european countries, but thankfully it is not the case in the US. I feel that we can do so much more with the browns and burgundies.

    there is only so much that we can do with black, even if some black shoes have more depth than others.
     
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    Depends on what line you work in and - more importantly - how indispensable you are. Yes, black is still very much dominant here in London, but personally, I think it's more about guys not really caring that much and sticking with what they're used to, rather than a proactive stance against non-black for fear of denigrating their careers. Brown, burgundy and even aubergine are becoming a dime a dozen amongst the finance City boys in London nowadays. And I've yet to feel excluded because I like navy or green shoes.

    That said, finally adding black to my rotation in the next few months. Watch this space.
     
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    I was in the City last week, and as usual I spent a considerable amount of time walking around looking down (at peoples shoes) and there are far more brown shoes than even 12 months ago, admittedly it was a nice sunny day J.

    At the moment I have 3 black and two brown (both G&G) in my collection and have to say the brown get worn more and more, and I am thinking of venturing out in to something a bit more colourful. I was out for lunch with a client and we spent most of the time discussing high end mens shoes!!
     
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    Do it! I remember the first time I wore vintage cherry to the office (in London)... [​IMG]
     
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    +1000
    Totally remember. Aside from an admiring "love the red shoes!" from my boss' PA, no-one did a double-take, no-one kicked me out of a meeting, and I had a lovely day seeing my colleagues' eternally-dull/unkempt footwear and feeling smug. Been hooked ever since. :nodding:
     
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    I know what you mean! I love those reactions.
     
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    Feeling smug. :satisfied:
    [​IMG]
     
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    "Love the red shoes" [​IMG]
     
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    After the "red" love there is always "yellow" [​IMG]
     
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    Niiiiice.
     
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    G&G makes some gorgeous shoes.

    [​IMG]
     
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    What model and last are these, Dppr? Stunning.
     
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    Looks like GG Woburn in the GG06 last...
     
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    Thank you, sir!
     
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    Are those the Woburn Chestnut? I am waiting for pair from the Far East.
     
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    Great choices! St James II in vintage cherry? Are those the Woburn in vintage chestnut on the GG06 that we spoke about? They look great and classic with a nice transition of shades.
     
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    Are those Woburn in the 'new' vintage chestnut that @Leaves mentioned?

    If so, can't wait for the st James ii that SkoAB have coming!
     
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    Looks like the "classic" vintage chestnut to me...
     

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