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New Gaziano Catalog

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Artisan Fan, Sep 11, 2006.

  1. A Y

    A Y Senior member

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    Something to notice about GG's shoes is how high the heels are compared to the usual English stuff. It makes it pretty difficult to go back to even EG after seeing one of his shoes.

    --Andre
     
  2. whoopee

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    True. 1.25" is much preferable to the standard 1".
     
  3. kronik

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    C'moooooon sample sales.
     
  4. sho'nuff

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    i love the cherry colored bespoke shoes.

    i am wondering, why is the bespoke always on a more chiseled last than the rtw? this seems to be the case for aubercy, eg, lobb, etc.

    seems like the bespoke would end up with a shoe looking more like the foot.

    and why is the bespoke leathers so much more sumptuous than the rtw?
    there is always a mirror gloss even on areas of the vamp and quarters. this cant be done with a rtw.
     
  5. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    i am wondering, why is the bespoke always on a more chiseled last than the rtw?
    Two possible reasons: with a RTW shoe, the toe box has to be large enough to fit the "average" foot and this in some respects necessitates a certain bulky inelegance. With a bespoke shoe, the toe box can be more precisely made. Also, remember that the samples pictured are made to show off to the maximum extent possible the shoemaker's art. Such a keenly chiseled toe may not be possible for every foot.

    The leather used on bespoke shoes is better, the top 1% of all skins. Or, if not the top 1%, at least some small percentage. That stuff is so expensive that RTW makers just can't afford to use it and keep prices reasonable. Plus, I believe that bespoke shoes are initially polished with more care, attention, effort and time than is typical for most RTW shoes.
     
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    Tony has indicated that a true RTW line is a ways off (if it ever happens) because financing the making and storing of a huge array of shoes in various sizes is, at the moment, beyond the means of this small company. The shoes in the catalogue will thus be available purely as special orders for the forseeable future.

    Sounds like a sensible business model, which ought to help keep costs lower (relatively speaking), and also contribute to the continued solvency of the company. In case they were wondering, I'm for it. [​IMG]

    I need to start saving my pennies.
     
  7. Artisan Fan

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    Michael,

    Any idea what price point we are roughly talking here?

    Very true. That is something that I noticed about my visits to the London makers Cleverley, Lobb St. James and Amesbury-a finer leather that is softer (but durable) and better in appearance.

    Some of the leather selection at these firms is extraordinary. Jason is particularly proud of his selection. The number of shades of brown alone can is impressive.
     
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    I expect 450 GBP or thereabouts.

    That's a very reasonable price. I assume it doesn't include VAT?
     
  9. chorse123

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    Truly gorgeous shoes!
     
  10. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    That's a very reasonable price. I assume it doesn't include VAT?
    Don't hold me to it; I was wrong about the bespoke prices. Not sure about VAT. I would assume that VAT is not included in that price, since so many of the customers are not in the UK.
     
  11. Artisan Fan

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    450GB seems reasonable. [​IMG]
     
  12. Panzeraxe II

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    I was told that the price was 450 - 495, with a 50 pound surcharge for a single pair of shoes
     
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    Now if we can only get those exchange rates to move favorably...
     
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    Now if we can only get those exchange rates to move favorably...

    You said it. I dislike the dollar greatly right now.
     
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    Two possible reasons: with a RTW shoe, the toe box has to be large enough to fit the "average" foot and this in some respects necessitates a certain bulky inelegance. With a bespoke shoe, the toe box can be more precisely made. Also, remember that the samples pictured are made to show off to the maximum extent possible the shoemaker's art. Such a keenly chiseled toe may not be possible for every foot.


    The leather used on bespoke shoes is better, the top 1% of all skins. Or, if not the top 1%, at least some small percentage. That stuff is so expensive that RTW makers just can't afford to use it and keep prices reasonable. Plus, I believe that bespoke shoes are initially polished with more care, attention, effort and time than is typical for most RTW shoes.


    thank you Manton for the explanations[​IMG]
     
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    Is the link not working for anyone else?
     
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    It seems to be down right now.

    Probably too many hits and the site has crashed.
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    Now if we can only get those exchange rates to move favorably...
    Does buying shoes from England raise or lower the exchange rate? Maybe it's our fault...
     
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    It seems to be down right now.

    Probably too many hits and the site has crashed.
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    still not working[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    still not working[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    I think it's pretty obvious they took it off the server. As Artisan Fan said, they were not ready to distribute it widely
     

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