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Gaziano&Girling official thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by GazianoGirling, Feb 1, 2014.

  1. JubeiSpiegel

    JubeiSpiegel Senior member

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    @GazianoGirling

    Do you have examples of your new navy hatch grain leather option? I was curious on how dark it was...
     
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  2. GazianoGirling

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    Hello JS,

    We could upload a picture but it wouldn't really show how the colour looks like. It is a really dark blue, and will appear black in most situations, especially indoor.

    Cheers
     
  3. JubeiSpiegel

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    Even a pic would help, I was just curious on how dark it really was.

    As a subsequent question, is it possible to burnish your hatch grain leathers (toe and heel)? Like your oak or chestnut hatch grains? I'm planing MTO, and wanted to go the hatch grain route this time.
     
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    Guys,

    welcome to the forum. I hear you are preparing a prototype of brogue boots, essentially a boot version of the Woburn shoe. Do you have any pictures of this? Even rough sketches. I am interested in ordering this model.
     
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    Have any shoes been made using the navy hatch grain? If so, perhaps you could upload one of these photos...
     
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    Hello laufer,

    We can not provide pictures or sketches of the model yet. We will do so as soon as we are ready to release it. We can not provide a date yet as there is still work to do to make it perfect.

    Regarding the blue hatch grain we have not made a model in this material yet.

    We will take a picture of the hatchgrain tomorrow if the weather permits it (it is too dark blue to take a picture indoor).

    Cheers,
     
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    Very cool guys. Welcome to the forum.
     
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    Blue hatch might make an interesting pairing with black calf on a Warwick...
     
  9. JubeiSpiegel

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    A general GG question:

    Are there plans to expand your RTW line to include F width ( or even G width) sizes?

    Thank you for your help.
     
  10. JubeiSpiegel

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    As another question, you recently made me a lovely open laced version of your Wigmore boot (Galway inspired). Are there plans to include it to your RTW line, and if so, what do you plan to call it?

    Thank you for your efforts, they are appreciated.
     
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    G width available in RTW would be awesome and I know quite a few guys that would benefit (who's got 2 thumbs and wants some G&G? :thumbs-up: This guy!) Even if it were only a few select models, it would be better than nothing.
     
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    F and G width available as RTW would be very awesome.
     
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    an expanded RTW line in terms of color/leather options would be nice too...

    any plans to do patina as an option for MTO's in the future?
     
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    Hello everyone,

    My fiancee is planning to get me a pair of Oxford shoes for our wedding.

    We have narrowed it down to John Lobb, Gaziano Girling and Edward Green

    The specific models are

    JL: Becketts, City II, Garnier
    Gaziano: Cooper, Holden
    Edward Green: Chelsea

    Out of these choices, the Becketts are our favourites followed by the G&G Coopers, but it will ultimately come down to fit and comfort.
    I am fairly new to these brands, can someone that has worn one or more of these shoes let me know their thoughts?

    For the models we have chosen, are they all suitable to wear for a wedding (as the groom)?

    I have flat feet with almost no arch, does anyone know if the G&G models selected will pose a problem for my feet?

    I will get a much much better idea once I get to see these in person and try them on, but I wanted to know a bit more about them before making a decision on purchase.

    Thanks a lot for reading
     
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    although I don't own one, I think the Cooper would be a great choice for your wedding.
    the opinion is based solely on its clean lines
     
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  16. JubeiSpiegel

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    @peak08

    The brands you suggested are basically comparable. I would go with the ones that provides a last that is most comfortable on your feet, and a design that you like.

    Since this is GG theard, the Cooper and Holden are classic models on GG's stylish Deco last. They should both serve you well in regards to your wedding, and future formal occasions.

    As a caveat, try them all on first before you decide and buy. Comfort and fit need to come first...
     
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    I agree. Despite there being a few threads on this board discussing wholecuts as a less formal shoe, given the lines of the Cooper, I personally would not have a problem wearing them with black tie, provided they were polished to a mirror shine and true black, rather than G&G Deco black.
     
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    I feel the wholecut is as formal as an oxford can get. I would not hesitate to wear a pair of highly polished black calf wholecuts to a black tie event. :slayer:
     
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    I agree, the Cooper's clean lines look very smart and appealing.

    Thanks, I did some research prior to narrowing down to these 3 brands as I wanted a pair of shoes that would last me a long time (need to take care of them of course).

    Is the Deco last the best last G&G does for RTW ? Agree that comfort and fit is most important, hopefully I'll find a shop that sells G&G so I can try on all the shoes I've picked out.

    I personally prefer the wholecut over the cap toe, but I think the cap toe is considered more formal / classical?
     
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    While there's definetely more handwork in the Deco line than EG or JL, with the recent price increase, you're paying $2000 for gemmed shoes. At that price, you're also in the market for StC and Bestetti semi-bespoke.
     

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