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

armedferret

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May I know if the pair is bespoke or Optimum? The fit is great and leather quality amazing.

Congratulations!

Thank you! They're bespoke, one of a few splurges I'm allowing myself as I retire from the military later this year. :)
 

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First time trying on the St. James II.

Man, I was really tempted.
Both black and mole suede looked and felt incredible to me.

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You can't go wrong with them. Probably their most iconic model.

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And… I just bought a pair!

Found this St. James II second hand in vintage cherry.

Wax is cracked especially at the heel, so I will have to give it a nice touch-up soon.

I am seriously contemplating on having this pair recolored into burnished brown or a darker burgundy. I know vintage cherry is its signature colorway, but truth be told I am not exactly sure what to wear with this color.

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And… I just bought a pair!

Found this St. James II second hand in vintage cherry.

Wax is cracked especially at the heel, so I will have to give it a nice touch-up soon.

I am seriously contemplating on having this pair recolored into burnished brown or a darker burgundy. I know vintage cherry is its signature colorway, but truth be told I am not exactly sure what to wear with this color.

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Great find, lovely colour.
 

clee1982

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not really, my was a captoe lazyman, I think I have worn with neutral/light khaki pants and blue (not navy) sport coat (so yea Pitt look...), but never with suits I have to say.
 

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Any styling advice?
not really, my was a captoe lazyman, I think I have worn with neutral/light khaki pants and blue (not navy) sport coat (so yea Pitt look...), but never with suits I have to say.

Yes, I'd say that khaki and tan look great, but also grey, beige and ivory, and green tones too.

I would never re-dye that stunning colour.
 

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I definitely have tried light grey a bit menswear look, dark grey don't recall I ever tried, beige/ivory would work, never tried green though (and if dark green work I would think navy pants would work too, but then not sure about the sport coat)
 

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I have a cherry pair of AS Moore (a poor man’s StJ2 lol) and wouldn’t wear with navy but frequently do with light and mid grey. It may be a bit menswear but I think works where I live (central DC). Why not wear them a few times to see if they work for you before recoloring?
 

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