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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. jdanielca

    jdanielca Senior Member

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    If you want a good hotel in London you would have to pay through your nose and we are not talking the normal 500usd a night that gets you nothing there more like £600 lol I like renaissance st pancras if they have good deals. The rest r quite dated.
     


  2. jdanielca

    jdanielca Senior Member

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    Oh and £100 for shoe trees is a bit crazy just saying its a bit much hmmmm $100 is a more reasonable number
     


  3. Saratorial_Splender

    Saratorial_Splender Senior Member

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    +1. I always travel with the lasted shoe trees that I order with each shoe. My shoes take a beating when I travel and I like to get the lasted trees into then ASAP at the end of the day. Always travel with 2 pairs minimum and rest shoes one day before wearing them again. At a minimum you could buy plastic travel shoe trees if weight is an issue. They are better than no trees option.
     


  4. chogall

    chogall Distinguished Member

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    Does G&G offer hallowed shoe trees at all? Haven't seen any posted and its a shame. Hallowed shoe trees are so much nicer both functionally and aesthetically.
     


  5. chogall

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    +1. For short trips I usually wear loafers to the airport and pack a pair of oxfords in the carry on luggage. And have them share one pair of trees.
     


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    +1000. We all spend a not insignificant amount of money on shoes, and the extra weight (hopefully, no excess luggage charges) are a necessary evil in order to ensure that they last as long as possible.

    I usually bring two pairs of shoes for my two-night trips, and three pairs for week-long ones. I always bring the proper trees for the shoes. I know that this is a G&G thread, but the best trees are those provided by St. Crispins - they're lasted, and hollowed out so that they are light when compared with other makers' shoe trees. As a result, my SCs see a lot more of the world than their cousins.
     


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    I do just shove my hallowed shoe trees into all different shoes. :p
     


  8. mimo

    mimo Pernicious Enabler

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    You mean "hollow". Then again, given the veneration for G&G and posh shoes in general among SF-ers, maybe you meant what you said [​IMG]
     


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    Adventurous Tuesday.
     
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    I wear one pair, pack two pairs. The pair in the suitcase that does not have trees in it is stuffed full of underwear and socks.
     


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    Nice combo
     


  12. Frank the sheep

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    Just paid for the G&G shoe that first brought my attention to the brand, i will get them in...T minus eight weeks :crazy:
     


  13. HRoi

    HRoi Stylish Dinosaur

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    And what shoe would that be my woolly friend? :smarmy:
     


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    This makes me want to get green shoes even more than ever. Very nice combo.
     


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