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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. Leaves

    Leaves Affiliate Vendor Affiliate Vendor

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    Picture shows one way of wearing loafers. Personally I do prefer socks. For loafers I wear cotton socks that are either in a light pastel colour (for more casual occassions) or in a colour that does not stand out too much. I do understand the appeal of "socks off" but I think it's more comfortable with a pair of cotton socks. Maybe I'm just getting old. :D Repost:

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  2. Frank the sheep

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    Wow, great loafer collection! Do you know someone who sell shoes :)
     


  3. mimo

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    Leaves; that is a lesson [​IMG]
     


  4. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    baby leaves has SWAG! :slayer:
     


  5. Fiddler

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    What colour of polish would you use on these so as to not ruin the beautiful antiquing?
     


  6. add911_11

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    Navy Blue polish only
     


  7. Fiddler

    Fiddler Senior Member

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    I think I have some saphir blue cordovan polish lying around...will that be ok?
     


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    you can also use black and neutral....black with very thin layer applications will not darken it too much but do use the wax and not the cream as the cream has more pigment in it and will "blacken" it
     


  9. cgo

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    My polished Arran...after being polished by a great mentor and best shoe polisher I've met.....one day I can only hope to be able to do the same to the rest of my shoes
     


  10. TehBunny

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    ^Omg jeezy! That's some steezy!
     
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  11. NAMOR

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    Cgo, beautiful shoes; could you post more pics. You wouldn't dare them now, would you?
     


  12. aj_del

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    I would rather see skin than socks. IMO, each of those examples can be improved by either wearing lace ups or losing the socks.

    I seriously think loafers are v casual shoes and look good only when work casually

     


  13. SuitedDx

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    Sounds like times when I used to play pick-up basketball games except it was shirts vs. skins. :)

    Oh, and if anyone cares... my WIGMORES are flying across the pond! Hopefully the snow will be plowed off by the time they arrive! :bounce2:

    I think that I have enough bal boots now.: puzzled:
     
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    Wow!! Now.. thats a polish! Now you learn how to do that and tell us
     


  15. in stitches

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    that pic is all kinds of awesome.
     


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