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

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The first part of this post may prove to be somewhat heretical to die-hard G&G loyalists, but bear with me please - I think (hope?) I redeem myself in the end.

Just bought this pair of St James II Vintage Cherry. The most gorgeous shoes I've ever seen. Too bad the weather outside doesn't really make me want to wear them any time soon.

Sorry for the photo quality, I was lazy.
I LOVE the St James II in vintage cherry - great choice! For the record, THIS was the shoe that attracted me to G&G in the first place: clean lines, awesome burnishing, and the fact that I have a weakness for red tones in shoes (burgundy, cherry, etc).

Unfortunately, when I went to Leffot to get myself a pair, they didn't have it in my size. So I ended up getting THIS pair from Alfred Sargent instead (the "Moore" in antique cherry):



Photo taken from this review of the Alfred Sargent Moore: http://www.gentlemansgazette.com/alfred-sargent-show-review/

Holy doppelganger, Batman! What gives? But before you label me a G&G turncoat, I believe I redeemed myself down the line by acquiring a few pairs of G&Gs. The first was the Rothschild wingtip in vintage chestnut that I shared a few pages back. The second was the Burnham chelsea boot in vintage oak, which I am actually wearing today:




I love this pair - fits like a sock, and very comfortable since it's in the 20s today in NYC. Accompanying timepiece is the 5040J from Patek Philippe - I love the tonneau case.

Am I to be cast into flames for my audacity at even comparing Alfred Sargent to G&G? Oh no! Please, have mercy...
 

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lol, its all good.
 

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Well, they do look similar in style and color, but even from the two photos the finishing is much better with the GG's, to my eyes. The AS looks like a fine shoe, though - no shame in "settling" for that
 

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those sargents look gorgeous....VERY nice!!

Snapped a pic of my Hoves after a quick clean/polish
 

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oooh, nice polish job.
 

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Thoughts on my Savoys after a couple of wears? I'm really having a hard time nailing down my size. My first EGs, 9.5/10D on the 888 feel way too long and creased on the cap, so I went 9/9.5E in my 888 westminsters which have been fine, but again a faint crease on the cap right at the seam. The 8.5/9E felt super small. So, this pair of Savoy is 9/9.5E and feels snug but not tight, yet it seems to be creasing strangely...If I measure my feet and convert I get 9 US.



 

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Thoughts on my Savoys after a couple of wears? I'm really having a hard time nailing down my size. My first EGs, 9.5/10D on the 888 feel way too long and creased on the cap, so I went 9/9.5E in my 888 westminsters which have been fine, but again a faint crease on the cap right at the seam. The 8.5/9E felt super small. So, this pair of Savoy is 9/9.5E and feels snug but not tight, yet it seems to be creasing strangely...If I measure my feet and convert I get 9 US.




twinsies!

 

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^^ looks great ^^

looks like might be a little long

might be. try popping in one of the dr scholles i posted. very comfy and fixes the fit if there is room for it.
 
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Any own or seen in person a pair of Thorpe's? I guess they are G&G's take on a field boot. They look stormwelted from the pics I've seen, but I'm curious if anyone has experience with this model.
 

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So far I only own the strands, everything else they have doesn't interest me too much.

But I'm looking for a pair of loafers for running errands and I don't think there is anything better in the 300 USD range, am I wrong?

For loafers I don't mind buying the Barker Black Wolfe, Mansel and Moxhams. Very comfortable, very fun and very overpriced EXCEPT when they go on sale. I think Niemann Marcus has them on sale right now actually.

Nita in London sometimes has a few pairs in the factory shop and if you VERY lucky she will let you buy a pair for under $300.00.
 

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