1. And... we're back. You'll notice that all of your images are back as well, as are our beloved emoticons, including the infamous :foo: We have also worked with our server folks and developers to fix the issues that were slowing down the site.

    There is still work to be done - the images in existing sigs are not yet linked, for example, and we are working on a way to get the images to load faster - which will improve the performance of the site, especially on the pages with a ton of images, and we will continue to work diligently on that and keep you updated.

    Cheers,

    Fok on behalf of the entire Styleforum team
    Dismiss Notice

Gaziano & Girling: Good things...

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by jamaican, May 29, 2008.

  1. SoCal2NYC

    SoCal2NYC Senior member

    Messages:
    12,204
    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2007
    Location:
    Manhattan
    What have been waits on G&G MTO?
    I am either ordering from them, Corthay or Edward Green this weekend and I am very impatient and if they tell me 5 and it is 7 I will be upset.
     
  2. dopey

    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    14,577
    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2006
    SoCal: I will be very curious to hear how you react to something claiming to deliver build quality instead of image. Will you feel you are getting good value or will you feel the extra construction quality is unimportant and you miss the designer name?

    And congrats on your new job.
     
  3. SoCal2NYC

    SoCal2NYC Senior member

    Messages:
    12,204
    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2007
    Location:
    Manhattan
    I feel that I want grey suede (or leather) derbies and the only pair I can find is 2 sizes too small for me.
     
  4. jamaican

    jamaican Senior member

    Messages:
    283
    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2006
    Location:
    London
    Had 3 1/2 months, 5 months and 7 months so far. If you are thinking of G&Gs email Dean Girling and ask him if he can do them in 5 months for sure. His email address is on their website.
     
  5. SoCal2NYC

    SoCal2NYC Senior member

    Messages:
    12,204
    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2007
    Location:
    Manhattan
    Emailed and already heard back. Said it would be a honest quote to say 5 months.
    They won't do grey leather since they haven't seen any of high enough quality for them. Grey suede they said they could find for me if I really wanted it.
     
  6. jamaican

    jamaican Senior member

    Messages:
    283
    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2006
    Location:
    London
    Emailed and already heard back. Said it would be a honest quote to say 5 months.
    They won't do grey leather since they haven't seen any of high enough quality for them. Grey suede they said they could find for me if I really wanted it.


    Sounds good. As for grey suede G&G did/ are doing a limited edition city shoe for Will of asuitablewardrobe fame incorporating a grey suede. Maybe they have some of that left...
     
  7. A Y

    A Y Senior member

    Messages:
    5,592
    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2006
    Location:
    Southern California
    However, I am not sure that you are right in saying that G&G primarily use aniline leathers. They do seem to use more than EG but it seems to me that most G&G shoes incorporate crust leathers.

    I believe that the antiqued finishes generally use crust leathers, while the non-antique ones use aniline or something else. FWIW, 2 of 3 of my bespoke orders from them have used crust, while the third is aniline. It seems that all the shoe makers have access to the same leathers, so I don't think there is any exclusivity in that respect.

    --Andre
     
  8. SoCal2NYC

    SoCal2NYC Senior member

    Messages:
    12,204
    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2007
    Location:
    Manhattan
    I got an email from someone else there and said that they do have a charcoal grey swatch that they can send to Leffot for moi.
     
  9. grimslade

    grimslade Senior member

    Messages:
    10,875
    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2006
    Location:
    Back in Black
    I got an email from someone else there and said that they do have a charcoal grey swatch that they can send to Leffot for moi.

    G&G was a month late with my one order. YMMV of course. The company is still new and still working through things.
     
  10. Eustace Tilley

    Eustace Tilley Senior member

    Messages:
    6,452
    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2007
    Location:
    New York
    I believe that the antiqued finishes generally use crust leathers, while the non-antique ones use aniline or something else. FWIW, 2 of 3 of my bespoke orders from them have used crust, while the third is aniline. It seems that all the shoe makers have access to the same leathers, so I don't think there is any exclusivity in that respect.

    --Andre


    On the question of aniline vs. crust, I was referring to the RTW offerings of G&G. My reference that G&G primarily uses aniline leathers for their RTW comes from one of their retailers. Again, there are no real advantages of one over the other, and its simply a matter of personal preference.
     
  11. ThinkDerm

    ThinkDerm Senior member

    Messages:
    11,983
    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2008
    love your rothschild, and their counters... if you notice, the counter is slightly more rounded ;-)
     
  12. gazman70k

    gazman70k Senior member

    Messages:
    1,143
    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2008
    Location:
    Beijing | Hong Kong | Manila | Shanghai | Singapor
    I also had problems with lighting in the shots... J

    Try setting it next to a window or outdoors to get natural light. Also make sure you are metering the shoe and not the surrounding. If you have a tripod, that makes things even better if you have poor lighting conditions. Be sure to use the time delay function if you have one.

    Please try to avoid using the flash is at all possible.

    Gorgeous shoes! Wear them in good health.
     
  13. dkzzzz

    dkzzzz Senior member

    Messages:
    5,360
    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2006
    Location:
    Hoboken
    Crust leathers always look cheap, imo. I would never order shoes made out of crust leather.
    These G&G look exactly like their RTW models . I don't like that duck-beak toebox. As far as construction is concern it's a shame that 900 dollar shoes are made with so little care for finish. Look at the welts around the instep quarters. Look at the point where heel attaches to the sole.
    Sloppy.
    As sloppy as C&J handgrade but for double the price.
     
  14. Groover

    Groover Senior member

    Messages:
    352
    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2007
    Location:
    The large town next to the M6 carpark
    Crust leathers always look cheap, imo. I would never order shoes made out of crust leather.

    Interesting statement.

    So in your opinion Edward Green shoes look cheap?

    http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=59653
     
  15. tailorrmade

    tailorrmade Senior member

    Messages:
    182
    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2007
    I would REALLY like to see both pair after being worn a few times.
     
  16. jamaican

    jamaican Senior member

    Messages:
    283
    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2006
    Location:
    London
    Crust leathers always look cheap, imo. I would never order shoes made out of crust leather.
    These G&G look exactly like their RTW models . I don't like that duck-beak toebox. As far as construction is concern it's a shame that 900 dollar shoes are made with so little care for finish. Look at the welts around the instep quarters. Look at the point where heel attaches to the sole.
    Sloppy.
    As sloppy as C&J handgrade but for double the price.


    I think crust leathers can look great. Certainly out of the box these were wonderful to behold. I like the depth of colours that is typically cchieevd with a crust leathetr. Althogh I note that the polishing process can also yield a beautiful result with analine leathers as well.

    After a few (six or so) wearings of my Rothschilds, but for a few scuffs on the heel caused by the escalators on the London Underground they still look very near to new. I have applied cream to them after each wearing and have only plished them once - yesterday. They do crease when I wear them... don't all shoes? The cracking of the polish in the high flex areas can be done away with to some extent by the use of cream rather than polishing. Works for me. Dean Girling noted that crust leather is "high maintenance" and needs a lot of attention to keep looking good.

    As for a comparison with C&J handgrades made by . I do have a few pairs of thos eand they are great shoes. However, not nearly as good in terms of fit as the G&G shoes I have. The overall shape of the C&J handgrades is not bnearloy so elegant, the heel lower and wider. C&J are good shoes but not in the same league as G&G.

    As for the look. Thanks for your opinion on the last shape. I like em though. I deliberately didn't want a shoe that I will feel more comfiortable to wear when I am say 50 or 60. i want to enjoy a younger style while I can pull it off. J
     

Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by