Mr. Edward Hayes' Latest Gaziano & Girling Bespoke Shoes

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by iyorito, Apr 11, 2007.

  1. johnapril

    johnapril Senior member

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    Luckily the pantsleg will cover up that weird skin treatment.
     


  2. mr monty

    mr monty Senior member

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    not a fan.

    One of the 'pitfalls' of bespoke shoes (from this and other pics) seems to be the over indulgence of the buyer to get questionable aesthetics all mixed into one shoe. But it's his money so more power to him. I wonder if G&G do any persuading of bespoke customers to not go with certain features, or if they just say "ok" and make it


    +1, and I see this alot in custom made suits in my neck of the woods.
     


  3. LabelKing

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    I don't think that pitfall is at all limited to shoes [​IMG] . I'm still struggling to get myself over the 'because I can' mindset and to avoid the trap of 'I can't order that, you can get something similar RTW.'

    Shirtmaven can tell you about some of my more exuberant fabric choices since I thought I had too many blue shirts. Two of those babies are now reserved for weekends which isn't what I was aiming for...

    I really don't know Ed Hayes from Adam but from what I've read on the forum he seems to enjoy what he wears a lot and to have a very extensive wardrobe - if these shoes work for him and if he enjoys them, more power to him.


    Mr.Hayes is a New York attorney who favors a rather flamboyant look. Some of his clients are quite flamboyant as well.
     


  4. Tomasso

    Tomasso Senior member

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    A previous pair of shoes made for Mr H. were lined in pink alligator.

    [​IMG]
     


  5. Will

    Will Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    +1, and I see this alot in custom made suits in my neck of the woods.

    It's good discipline to limit yourself to one unique feature per suit, and that should include cloth. If you want hacking pockets, put them on conservative cloth. If you want a large check, conservative suit details are probably best.

    That said, I have and will continue to break my own rule from time to time.
     


  6. zjpj83

    zjpj83 Senior member

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    A previous pair of shoes made for Mr H. were lined in pink alligator.

    In keeping with Prince Orlovsky (of "Fledermaus" fame):
    Chacun à son goût!


    I believe it was not pink, but brown.

    [​IMG]
     


  7. LabelKing

    LabelKing Senior member

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    The only exotic skin that looks good with a calf combination is a lizard skin. Other things, as my quote might suggest, are simply unquiet.
     


  8. zjpj83

    zjpj83 Senior member

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    The only exotic skin that looks good with a calf combination is a lizard skin. Other things, as my quote might suggest, are simply unquiet.

    I actually really dislike lizard by itself, but lizard and suede can be ok I guess (see attached)
    [​IMG]
     


  9. LabelKing

    LabelKing Senior member

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    I actually really dislike lizard by itself, but lizard and suede can be ok I guess (see attached)

    Yes, that's rather nice for a weekend casual shoe.

    I'm actually fond of lizard; it's slightly more discreet than alligator, etc.
     


  10. bengal-stripe

    bengal-stripe Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Mea culpa

    Oh, I did get the color wrong. I was probably confused by the pink socks.
     


  11. Film Noir Buff

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    not a fan.

    One of the 'pitfalls' of bespoke shoes (from this and other pics) seems to be the over indulgence of the buyer to get questionable aesthetics all mixed into one shoe. But it's his money so more power to him. I wonder if G&G do any persuading of bespoke customers to not go with certain features, or if they just say "ok" and make it



    I agree. And Will is right it's across the board. Some of things I see Nino or Paris Shirts making are an exercise in if I could make my own ice cream sundae.


    What's wrong with an ordinary black calf lace up?

    Are the ones on the first page a high shine calf?
     


  12. oscarthewild

    oscarthewild Senior member

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    Once one has the staples, one wants variety. I really like these. Not your "job interview" shoes but I don't think EH is looking for an entry level associate or paralegal job.

    Shoes like these are indulgences of the affecianados. More power to them.

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    Why I don't care for the details, I love the last shape.
     


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    One of the 'pitfalls' of bespoke shoes (from this and other pics) seems to be the over indulgence of the buyer to get questionable aesthetics all mixed into one shoe. But it's his money so more power to him. I wonder if G&G do any persuading of bespoke customers to not go with certain features, or if they just say "ok" and make it

    Firstbespokeitis?
     


  15. Film Noir Buff

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    Wait, I didnt even notice the vamp quarter is croc! No wonder all the references to cover up part of the shoe.

    I am fairly broad minded about experimentation but there is advanced and then there is questionable. And I have questions. What's the message here, just the smock in croc?

    I would rather get a complete cocodile shoe.
     


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