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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. dddrees

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    May the final countdown for the Ishams in Rosewood Kudu commence.
     
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    Any news, about when will they be coming in?
     
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    When we initially ordered them the original anticipated ETA was mid January or mid February so I would think we might be talking this month sometime.
     
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    I think it ,any take longer because didn't we order the pearl grey st James before the rosewood kudu Isham?
     
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    You maybe right, but then again I didn't order a pair of the pearl St James so I'm not sure when they were ordered.
     
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    Good to know & hopefully they will come in soon :D
     
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    Yes, plenty of anticipation - was an early to mid September order if I remember
     
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    Yes sir, and the Kudu Thorpes should be not too long after that.
     
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    The pearl St James should be here any day I believe. Can't wait to get them.
     
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    Amen to that, you also went in this order also?
     
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    Oh is it that soon? I didn't get an email about them coming in yet.
     
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    Haven't gotten an email yet but timing wise it should be any day.
     
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    Bringin the A-game today - Holdens in vintage chestnut
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    Gents

    What's this 'ghosting' brogue?

    Notice it around all the edges.

    By the way, the scuff marks & black ink stain are courtesy of G&G from the Saville row boutique.

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    The marks are created by the feed dogs of the sewing machine.
     
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    Close but not quite.

    It is the presserfoot that creates those impressions. The feed dogs (or...I suspect...feed wheel in this case) would never be allowed to touch the grain surface of the upper.

    But that said, even though it is minor, cosmetic and will disappear with time, I don't think it is universal or even acceptable. Those marks may be the result of the presserfoot tension being set too heavy.

    But in any case they could have been boned or ironed out.
     
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    Hmmm
    This is what the G&G sales associate said:

    'It a stitch marker that is used on bespoke shoes and we like to use it on our bench made to show that we put all aspects of our bespoke into out bench made shoes'



    What's that mean?
     
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    DWFII Bespoke Boot and Shoemaker Dubiously Honored

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    It's bogus blather...intended to soothe the customer. Don't get me wrong G&G are admirable shoes and the workmanship is, generally speaking, beyond reproach.

    But...as so many have pointed out to me....accurate explanations are often long and complicated and, from a corporate POV, it is asking too much of the customer to sit still, much less understand. If the customer was capable of understanding, he wouldn't need to ask. (don't shoot the messenger)
     
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  20. DWFII

    DWFII Bespoke Boot and Shoemaker Dubiously Honored

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    PS There's a fellow here...I think his name is Daniel Wegan...who, IIRC, works for (or worked for) G&G. Ask him...or maybe he'll jump in here..

    "Stitch marker" makes no sense to anyone who knows anything about sewing machines or making shoes.
     

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