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

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people from usa: have you guys been hit by import duties when ordering gaziano girling shoes above 800 dlls?
 

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people from usa: have you guys been hit by import duties when ordering gaziano girling shoes above 800 dlls?
I have not on my recent orders but I know other folks have. I think it's partly luck and partly how they fill out the paperwork...
 
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Picked these St James II up from eBay - initially a bit on the fence about keeping them as the left fit is a bit loose, but just love the colour too much to send them back now. Should be easily fixed with an insole.

Easy to see why these are G&Gs best seller - really a beautiful shoe, and cherry is a tragically under-represented shade.
 

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people from usa: have you guys been hit by import duties when ordering gaziano girling shoes above 800 dlls?
I have not on my recent orders but I know other folks have. I think it's partly luck and partly how they fill out the paperwork...
It's been a while but I believe the cutoff is $800; G&G uses DHL if I remember and I believe I always paid for it (which was unfortunate as the shipping costs were quite high).
 

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Picked these St James II up from eBay - initially a bit on the fence about keeping them as the left fit is a bit loose, but just love the colour too much to send them back now. Should be easily fixed with an insole.

Easy to see why these are G&Gs best seller - really a beautiful shoe, and cherry is a tragically under-represented shade.
Are the F width?
 

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Yep, which is good for the right foot but a bit roomy for the left. But E width is good for the left but a squeeze on the right. So in summary, an E.5 would be nice!
I was watching the same pair. Very nice... wear them in good health, sir.
 

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I just purchased a pair of St. James in a 9E UK. They are a little snug, especially the right foot in the toe box. The best fitting shoes I currently own are both C&J Handmade on the 337 last which were both very tight at first, to the point of being very uncomfortable after an entire day, but after 3-4 wears, they are perfect and I keep them on for a few hours even when I get home to relax. I called the Saville Row store this morning and I spoke with a gentleman who looked at a last chart which said the St James should be the same size as my CJ’s. Do you think these will break after a few wears, I may not need to exchange. I’m worried they wouldn’t according to what I’ve read about GG’s softer leather not breaking much.
 
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I just purchased a pair of St. James in a 9E UK. They are a little snug, especially the right foot in the toe box. The best fitting shoes I currently own are both C&J Handmade on the 337 last which were both very tight at first, to the point of being very uncomfortable after an entire day, but after 3-4 wears, they are perfect and I keep them on for a few hours even when I get home to relax. I called the Saville Row store this morning and I spoke with a gentleman who looked at a last chart which said the St James should be the same size as my CJ’s. Do you think these will break after a few wears, I may not need to exchange. I’m worried they wouldn’t according to what I’ve read about GG’s softer leather not breaking much.
My Rothschild shoes took a while to break in and are now very comfortable so it's certainly possible.

Only part I'm not sure about is someone at G&G saying their sizing is the same as CJ? I wear a half size larger in G&G than a standard UK size but I know some people wear it in the same size (just like how I wear my EGs in UK size 1 full size down from US and don't use their half size conversion). Guess that's the magic of everyone's feet being different :)
 

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