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

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Can anyone share their impression of how the DG 70 last fits? Is the instep high? Is the toe box narrow or spacious? are the 2 main questions I have.
 

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Can anyone share their impression of how the DG 70 last fits? Is the instep high? Is the toe box narrow or spacious? are the 2 main questions I have.
I would say that it may be a little bit narrower than the other lasts. Regarding instep I don't see much difference. In the end I take the same size in dg70, tg73, mh71 and deco.
 

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Can anyone share their impression of how the DG 70 last fits? Is the instep high? Is the toe box narrow or spacious? are the 2 main questions I have.
I would say that it may be a little bit narrower than the other lasts. Regarding instep I don't see much difference. In the end I take the same size in dg70, tg73, mh71 and deco.
I would agree here that mine felt a little narrower than my other shoes but still would not change sizes. I actually feel the instep on the DG70 may actually be a tad lower than the MH71 but I don't know if that's a function of DG70 being more standard and MH higher or vice versa.
 

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Can anyone share their impression of how the DG 70 last fits? Is the instep high? Is the toe box narrow or spacious? are the 2 main questions I have.
I also take the same size in every last. But ... I size depending on the model - I've found that that's what requires testing and tweaking on the size, moreso than the last, because the different models have different ways of wrapping around the foot, whether it's via laces (oxfords/derbies), buckles and straps (monkstraps/jodhpurs), or just plain leather (loafers/chelseas).
 

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I also take the same size in every last. But ... I size depending on the model - I've found that that's what requires testing and tweaking on the size, moreso than the last, because the different models have different ways of wrapping around the foot, whether it's via laces (oxfords/derbies), buckles and straps (monkstraps/jodhpurs), or just plain leather (loafers/chelseas).
Word !
recently I had to size 0,5 up to achieve the perfect fit with monks on dg70
 

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Word !
recently I had to size 0,5 up to achieve the perfect fit with monks on dg70
Yeah, it's often overlooked that the model can have as much, if not more, influence on fit than the last. Monkstraps and chelseas scare the shit out of me because they don't have the forgiveness of laceups - you can ask the gents at Savile Row how long and tortuous my journey from oxfords to even loafers has been lol :brick:
 

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Yeah, it's often overlooked that the model can have as much, if not more, influence on fit than the last. Monkstraps and chelseas scare the shit out of me because they don't have the forgiveness of laceups - you can ask the gents at Savile Row how long and tortuous my journey from oxfords to even loafers has been lol :brick:
Thank you, I was considering a chelsea, but you are right, the fit has to be dialed in with that, so it is probably better I don't blindly pull the trigger, since these would be my first G&G.
 

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Thank you, I was considering a chelsea, but you are right, the fit has to be dialed in with that, so it is probably better I don't blindly pull the trigger, since these would be my first G&G.
It’s always better to try them on in person if you can. That said, I caveat that my own tortured experience with chelseas is solely down to my very high insteps. Laceups are always easier to fit for me (although they can have the unsightly V when they don’t close properly). Chelseas obviously can’t create a gap in that area, which is why I’ve found them to be so unforgiving in fit - but that’s across the board, not just GG. So if you don’t have that particular with fit issue other chelsea boot makers, you might be OK. But there is no substitute for trying them on first if you can.
 

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I actually find that my two Burnham pairs are my best fitting Gaziano & Girlings. Vintage Oak today, I'll get a jump start on boot weather now...

G&G Burnhams_Eidos-NMWA Solaro Trousers.jpg
 

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Can anyone share their impression of how the DG 70 last fits? Is the instep high? Is the toe box narrow or spacious? are the 2 main questions I have.
Fully agree with all the above comments re. type of shoe (and also leather or suede) making a difference, but for what it's worth, I really struggle with the DG70.

Specifically the width across the toe box.

I'm fine in Deco and TG73 (same size in both) and have a number of models, so I reasonably conclude that DG70 just doesn't work for me.
 

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I am about to pay for an MTO order, anyone know if they are able to send them in USD?
 

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