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

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

  1. SuitedDx

    SuitedDx Distinguished Member

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    For my Alden, I try to only have 1 shoe and 1 boot per shell color (my way of limiting the damage).

    Lots of whiskey but I have a fair amount of darker shell and calf shoes. The AS shoes/boots are on order. I am also very impressed with the quality and might not return to C&J Benchgrade (although I might pick up a pair of black Drummond). I will post pics once I receive them but from the AS whiskey shell MTO I have seen so far, they are pretty wicked.

    Oh, and I do my fair share of rationalization to ease the conflict. :embar: Funny, the better half shares the same sentiment.
     


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    Gotcha.

    Waiting anxiously to see those AS shells!
     


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    SuitedDx Distinguished Member

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    Those are some great shell shoes indeed.
     


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    Compared TG73 and MH71 in Sweeden today, both size UK9,5 in F width
    What do you think?

    [​IMG]
     


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    Neither appear large enough for your foot in the instep. As you should be able to tighten them such that the facing comes together.
     


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    I like the TG73 better because they appear to be softer square whereas the MH71 is more chiseled. Nice to hear there are more retailers carrying them. I was pleasantly surprised they have G&G at Barney's; unfortunately, the smallest size they carry is 8 and I need a 7. :(

    Unless they come closer when tightened, I agree with Gdot's comment.
     
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    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Whats the deal with the two tone ones?
     


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    IMO, the left pair of two-tone shoes (MH71) is soft square. TG73 is pretty sharp and chiseled...

    Nice development @ Barneys, adding Lobb and now G&G.

    I like the shape of the MH71, but don't like the two tone or the design.
     


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    That's was exacly mine concern, finally I decided to pass. I was able to tighten them but not too much.
    Unfortunately balmorals from EG and G&G are not for me. Even width "F" is not wide enough, see how Wingmore in "E" looks like:

    [​IMG]


    12900 sweeden krones wich is 1865 usd. This is an MTO pair of Kent with croco instead of suede, UK9,5F.

    [​IMG]
     


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    no difference son. been there, done that and that, many times. it's nice to have, though.
     


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    fritzl Stylish Dinosaur

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    i presume this is the waiting time for a repair order. it takes a skilled cobbler approx. fifteen minutes to do it. logigal?
     
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    sdolina, what store in Sweden is this?
     


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    There are actually 2 Stores in Sweden with G&G - one in Stockholm, another in Upsala. I've been in Upsala store.
     


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    Okay so Stockholm has one. Since i'm there over christmas that's why i'm asking :)
     


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