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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. fritzl

    fritzl Senior member

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    understood, i'm talking about lasted/custom made trees. i have only one pair of hinged trees. vintage lobb bespoke. probably the finest way to treat your shoes and the finest i ever handled in regards of trees. high class. thanks to spoo to make it happen. :cheers: ps: saint crispin's are in the same league. i just don't own them... my default are the three piece. imo, a step beyond the hinged. disadvantage: weight. to heavy for airplane travelling. not lasted: i use springloaded in loafers, trainers, sneakers. not in my dress shoes. let alone the noise is not appropriate for a fine pair of shoes. actually, i'm a tree maniac. i have more trees than pairs of shoes and i have a sweet spot for vintage trees, which i have than adjusted by my tree maker mr. kalman berta.
     


  2. DWFII

    DWFII Bespoke Boot and Shoemaker Dubiously Honored

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    I am not offering an opinion on which is better, but I suspect that hinged trees are easier to make...and the hardware is relatively commonplace.
     
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  3. fritzl

    fritzl Senior member

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    not on raining on your parade. i solely shared my personal experience.

    imo point two is negligible.
     


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    commodorewheeler Senior member

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    I've never owned hinged or 3-piece trees before, but the G&G trees are probably the nicest spring-loaded trees I've ever owned. They are lasted, and the springs are silent.
     
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    excellent.

    actually, you didn't understand what i wrote. it's obvious looking at the bolded part. so again: i use non lasted trees for loafers, trainers, etc.

    ...and, what's much more important. you never handled the other two. so what?
     


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    Actually, I have handled bespoke Lobb trees as well as St. Crispin trees. They are really nice. I like the finish better on the G&G trees, but the design on the bespoke Lobb and St. Crispin trees is superior, IMO, since I do prefer hinged trees to spring trees when given a choice.
     


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    woe.is.me, iyorito, great pics. thanks!

    i cant figure out what I dont like about the monk straps. initially I was worried about the strap but it looks fine. i think i just prefer the cleaner, simpler look of the JL William
     
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  9. mktitsworth

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    Rock on Iyoriti. Is that from Chicago, New York, or what?
     


  10. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    IDK, I think these new ones are shoes I would best appreciate on others, but I can't see myself wearing them.
     


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    Someone hand me a paddle. I need to smack some sense back into Spoo - or at least check that he's still Spoo. :lol:
     


  12. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Call me crazy, I just think there is one element too many in each of these.
     


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    +1. and you are crazy
     
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    ...yet another meh for these new models.
     


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    Please would you tell me what colour the two double buckle shoes are - is the red one vintage cherry? The green does not look like Racing Green - it looks like a crust leather to me - is it Olive?

    Many thanks

    LM
     


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