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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. luk-cha

    luk-cha Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    those Astaires would look so much better with a medallion ;)
     


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    the clean lines are appealing.

    just wondering, why he didn't make them himself?
     


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    Doesn't some of this depend on the style of shoe? In Medtech's fairly recent group shot (http://www.styleforum.net/t/236162/gaziano-girling-appreciation-shoo-porn-theard/1155#post_4837757) the one that leapt out at me was the plain old black Oxford and I've been trying to work out what gave it that something extra to my eyes; one thing that I came up with is that, to my eyes at least, the DG70 last suits the Oxford style so well.

    My default choice tends to be the TG73 but, on the basis of some stuff that I've seen here, I would definitely be tempted to use a DG70 for an Oxford (which might well be my next commission, although in a light colour for summer use).

    Ultimately it's all personal opinion and sometimes it's really hard to explain objectively why one style does it for a particular person and another doesn't.

    - Julian
     


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    Personally I like medallions on shoes that otherwise have nothing on them (e.g. whole cuts) or one's that are very simple. But as the Astaire is quite complex in itself, I prefer the plain toe. But as I have gathered from your shoes, you quite like medallions...


    Time is not always a luxury that I have....Plus, the uppers are not always readily available to me. On my last pair (the Rothschilds), the upper was just a reject that was lying around the factory and happened to be my size so Tony so kindly let me use it to make a pair with. But don't you worry, I have another shoe that I will be making soon, similar to the Astaire (as far as aesthetics go) but different in materials used and design pattern....I am quite excited for it....
     
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    Thank you sir....Did you ever seen my green bespoke rothschilds? I thought of you when I put them up on the bespoke appreciation thread......you are the one who loves green shoes right?
     


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    it's been with a twinkle. it seems, i didn't realize that you work with g&g.
     


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    Really more like good acquaintances. Wanted to do bespoke making underneath them when I first arrived to England, but after I decided to go down the RTW route, we just kept in contact and they help me out when they can with advice, materials and all. I am also pretty good friends with one of their makers, so on occasion I pop up to the factory over the weekend, when the wife is away and grind out a pair of shoes with him. Sometimes I help out with MTO clients, but I can't really say that I work for them, not as in a employee type of way. We just help each other out when we can, as a mutual benefit-type relationship.
     


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    the whole story sounds good...
     


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    Thats me... I probably did, but remind me. :)
     


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    St James II in Polo Suede on the TG73​

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    congrats bro, they look fantastical. enjoy em!


    :foo:

    :lol:
     


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    yea i do like medallions but on my pending pairs they are both sans medallions

    i just feel brogued wing tips need a medalion better balance to the design
     


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