Gaziano & Girling visit Washington, D.C. (pics inside!)

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  1. pabloj

    pabloj Senior member

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    Looking at these shoes I wonder why C&J doesn't move their models based on the 348 last to the handgrade line.
    A Weymouth on the 348 and Westbourne at handgrade level would be killers.
     


  2. whnay.

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    These are really spectacular...I wish they had broader distribution.
     


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    Maybe, whnay, you need to move to New York and live close to Leffot's.
     


  4. Xiaogou

    Xiaogou Senior member

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    He did have with him a book (or two) of leather swatches... Quite a varied assortment.

    I missed my appt. in Chicago because I was stuck on a SW flight that had mechanical failure. After 4 hours I got off the flight. The next day, I spoke with Tony via phone to place my order. He said that their shoes run similar in size to C&J.

    I ordered the Rothschild on the MH71 last in vintage oak only a lighter shade with some burgundy added.

    I went down a full size from 11.5D U to 10.5E. Reading through other posts I am wondering if I should only have gone down a half size.
     


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    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    I wear 11.5 D in EG, but 11 E in G&G. FWIW.
     


  6. Film Noir Buff

    Film Noir Buff Senior member

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    Much more classic in design than his first models and definitely two shoes I would consider. The St. James is especially nice.
    If you own and have worn their rtw/mtm/special order shoes, how do you like the fit and cushion vis a vis your considerable collection?
     


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    I met with Tony today. I commented that the website is very well done and while the shoes on the website look wonderful, they all look so much better in person. I'm having some Sinatras MTO. September seems such a long way off......
     


  8. aportnoy

    aportnoy Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    If you own and have worn their rtw/mtm/special order shoes, how do you like the fit and cushion vis a vis your considerable collection?

    I have two pairs of their RTW shoes, the Hayes and the Grant (see bleow). I find G&Gs fit to be akin to makers with more aggressive lasts like Corthay and Aubercy. They taper quickly toward the toe and while certainly wearable, are not as comforatble as my equally sleek Edward Green lasts. These new models give me a hope that G&G are veering towards serving a more traiditonal customer in both style and fit.

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    dkzzzz Senior member

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    Best in Show?

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    I wonder if a combat boot with dbl sole would look good in black stingray?

    I would not wear it with your good pants though, as they would be frayed and destroyed.
     


  10. fritzl

    fritzl Senior member

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    well-done! [​IMG]

    that was too easy.
     


  11. mr monty

    mr monty Senior member

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    And this is a new model known as the "Chester"

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    Is this RTW? How much $$$?
     


  12. Michael Ay329

    Michael Ay329 Senior member

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    The new modles are all MTO/RTW...thus this new side gusset "Chester"

    G&G doesn't have any "named" bespoke models

    Shoes are 470 pounds (excluding VAT, no shoe trees and doesn't include cost of customs or shipping)
    Add about 100 more pounds for boots
     


  13. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff grrrrrrrr!!

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    Some bespoke exotic leathers... (far left is peccary, far right is stingray)

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    that is one badazz gator chukka boot. i would give an arm and a leg for that !!
     


  14. Michael Ay329

    Michael Ay329 Senior member

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    Sho-nuff

    It should be available through their MTO progam

    The Chukka boot itself is called the Arran...and perhaps the alligator leather is available (but at a considerable up charge)
     


  15. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff grrrrrrrr!!

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    thanks
    im thinking around 2000-3000 for that gator chukka in the mto program?

    im hoping i can get that sometime in the next decade.
    that would end my pursuit of the elusive, be-all black formal dress shoes for me.
     


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