Gaziano & Girling Appreciation & Shoe Appreciation Thread (including reviews, purchases, pictures, e

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by luk-cha, Apr 7, 2011.

  1. Gdot

    Gdot Senior member

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    It will be days before those shoes see a foot.............

    And then 9 months later...............
     
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    Hmm so even the Deco range's shoe tree is spring loaded instead of hinged. :(
     
  3. luk-cha

    luk-cha Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    too be honest there is not much defference i feel between the 2 other that weight
     
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    Trunk show starting in New York, Wednesday at Leffot, then Thursday and Friday at the Benjamin Hotel in Midtown.
     
  5. luk-cha

    luk-cha Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    whihc one will you be going too? please take pictures TG said there will be some different shoes on show this time
     
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    chogall Senior member

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    I am no expert but most bespoke shoes uses lasted/hinged trees for some reason.
     
  7. luk-cha

    luk-cha Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    looks better - but having both hinge and spring loaded both from G&G i really notice no difference as they are both lasted
     
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    hinged is more sophisticated for us old schoolers :fistbump:
     
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    no offense, at this price point, i expect this to be given.
     
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    Ah ha! Gold! Black gold!

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    Deco Black looks really great. Purple-blueish in those pics.. might mess up my decision on racing green Vs Midnight Blue on Deco Cooper
     
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    great, i mean super sexy, looking shoes mang! somehow i missed your post last night. enjoy em broham.


    i have only had spring loaded, but i would imagine the potential for a spring to go bad is greater than the chance of the hinge going bad. as well once a spring pops you are pretty much SOL, where as when a hinge come loose you can tighten it. small differences, but i could see the reason why at such a price point one would want the best possible options.
     
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    hinged is purtier n more old school as Gerd says but sprung is better 1. applies more stretching force = good esp for cordo 2. easier to insert n less likely to damage top of counter
     
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    if its really that beneficial, why do most bespoke shoe makers uses hinged trees? just curious.
     
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    tradition - my guess
     
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