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Modest Fall shoe damage

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Although I have technically forsworn RTW shoes, there are a few holes here and there where resistance has been futile.



L to R:

- RL Polo Benton (a.k.a. "handgrade" Crockett & Jones Belgrave), black calf, 337 last

- Vass Old English II, brown calf and brown scotch grain, double sole to single at the waist, F last

- Gaziano & Girling Grant, vintage oak calf, DG70 last

- Gaziano & Girling Rothschild, black calf, DG70 last

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What size shoe do you wear, vox?
 

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Who is getting your bespoke trade?

For the life of me, I don't understand the G&G naysayers.
 

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Originally Posted by voxsartoria
I have small feet...7.5D.


- B


Well, you know what they say...

I think the DG70 looks much better in that size. My G&Gs on that last in an 11.5, besides being slightly too small, feel very long.
 

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Originally Posted by Manton
Who is getting your bespoke trade?

For the life of me, I don't understand the G&G naysayers.


I haven't started yet, but its down to Cleverley or Foster for the first go.

- B
 

romafan

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Very nice. I really like the Grants!
 

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Originally Posted by grimslade
Well, you know what they say...

Do you know the actor Ed Begley, Jr?

Originally Posted by grimslade
I think the DG70 looks much better in that size. My G&Gs on that last in an 11.5, besides being slightly too small, feel very long.

I agree with you there...I'm not fond of that last in larger sizes, but in mine it works out nicely.

I will also say that at least in the two samples of G&G that I have, the quality of the calf equals the best RTW Lobbs I've seen or own and also my Saint Crispin's. My EG and C&J are not quite as nice.

I have a hard time comparing Vass to the English shoes, particularly since a third of the Vass that I have are Horween shell cordo...the Vass calf seems thicker to me, which is neither a plus nor a minus from my perspective.

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The "smart" lasts are not good in large sizes. Neither, frankly, is the soft square IMO. But soft round =
 

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Modest my arse. Oustanding line-up. Really like that Grant (but will make do with the humble Weymouth). None of these have had their hymens broken yet, so to speak, as far as wearing?
 

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Snazy, I could only dream of seeing such shoes in my city
 

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Originally Posted by Manton
Who is getting your bespoke trade?

For the life of me, I don't understand the G&G naysayers.


Me neither, you english shoeFrans should be all over this, what I've seen was much nicer than Lobb and EG. The pair I tried was quite comfortable too.
 

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Originally Posted by Manton
The "smart" lasts are not good in large sizes. Neither, frankly, is the soft square IMO. But soft round =


I think the soft round is kind of shapeless, actually. I know that makes me an idiot. But I'd take the 202 or the 330 from C&J over the soft round.
 

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Originally Posted by grimslade
I think the soft round is kind of shapeless, actually. I know that makes me an idiot. But I'd take the 202 or the 330 from C&J over the soft round.

Idiot.
 

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