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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. JubeiSpiegel

    JubeiSpiegel Senior member

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    I'm glad I could make the decision more difficult for everyone...lol
     
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    Isham on MH71, 9.5E confirmed. Happy to go with either oak bark (with toe tips), wensum or dainite. Navy lining preferred, but happy to go with the flow.
     
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    Isham on mh71 E-width pls.
     
  4. Bumble_Bee

    Bumble_Bee Senior member

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    I am ok either Isham in MH71 or one of the round lasts. Just not TG73 in pretty much anything lol.

    Width E.

    Up to group:
    1) Sole, although already getting a pair of isham in single oak bark.
    2) Color of edging
    3) Color of shoelaces
    4) Color of lining
     
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  5. Leaves

    Leaves Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    For the Isham, can we use Dainite, exactly as on the pair posted here? I think a single leather sole would look unbalanced.

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  6. daizawaguy

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    For me the Wensum or a double leather please. Could the sole be chosen seperately?

    For a quality shoe like this, the double leather would be first choice. The Dainite gives it a cheap feel IMHO

    Or the half double up front....man, that would be the dog's bollocks!!
     
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  7. Bumble_Bee

    Bumble_Bee Senior member

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    I am open to either double/dainite as I care mostly about how thick the sole would be. Wensum will be thinner. I don't have any experience with Wensum as you do with your barclay, just wondering how does that feel less cheap?

    Thanks.
     
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    Somehow those fake studs and the fact that the Dainite is avaliable on many shoes versus the Wensum that is only avaliable on the G&G makes we lean heavily away from Dainite. Double up front with the curved back part for me please!
     
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    DDD I'm out on isham on MH71, thanks for thinking of me.

    I'll likely go MTO if I decide on a second kudu makeup
     
  10. Bumble_Bee

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    Thanks for sharing your impression on Wensum. So now you want a HAF? A viable option as well.
     
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    IMO saying dainite makes it feel cheap is ridiculous. It might not be your preference but it does not have that effect
     
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  12. TtownMD

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    Bumble_Bee how is the G&G wensum for boot or shoes? Sleek enough & good enough to handle bad weather. Look like you own one your or any one else experience would be greatly appreciated.
     
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    Sorry, I don't have one. Daizawa guy I believed posted some pictures of his barclay with wensum. He would know about it. I also think back a few years, someone here posted a few pictures of Isham in Wensum.

    In general, wensum keeps it sleek as it's not really much thicker than single sole. Although Daizawa thinks Dainite looks cheap, I am not sure wensum makes it "less cheap" at least on picture. I just think Dainite makes it less comfortable with a stiffer material.
     
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    Here are some photos. The ultimate all weather sole, and incredible durability - way above the Dainite IMHO. I cant tell you how great the material is. I`m a greta fan of the wensum.

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    The bottom photo was taken about the time I had worn through the heel and it had to be replaced. Absolutely no signs of wear on the sole!
     
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    Beautiful work.

    Do you think they are less slippery than Dainite soles?. Thanks in advance.
     
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    I`s say they are the same, or maybe less slippery - the rubber has those ribs and is a harder but quite flexible compound. I found previous dainites to wear quite quickly once you are past the studs, whereas the Wensum is indestructible - a bit like RMW rubber sole
     
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    But, my first choice would be a double leather in front only....any followers? That would make it a classy shoe, and give it great balance
     
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    Thank you daizawaguy & bumble_bee for info & pic
     
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    From the pic they look very sleek & not bulky & if I had a choice between danitie or wensum I would go with wensum. To me from the picture look much more sleek & not super chunky etc
     
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    I need some wensum in my life. If not on this pair, definitely my next... :nodding:
     

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