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Shoe Damage Report & Shoe P0rn Central - Part II

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Oyaji, Feb 20, 2010.

  1. Blake686

    Blake686 Senior member

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    ^NOW THATS AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!! What a transformation!!

    Regards.[​IMG]


    ^^^ wow, that is quite a transformation. Good job.

    +1, very impressive new collection.

    Blake686, spokesmodel for SF.

    Awesome!


    Thank you all very much! It is amazing not only how much better I look and feel, but how much more comfortable my feet are. I wasn't even wearing the correct size, and squeezing my feet into a 10-10.5 when I am really an 11D!

    Any suggestions on where to expand next would be great. I am hoping to slow down for now as this is an expensive transformation, but would love some ideas for the future.

    Tom, I would love to come visit Hawaii sometime and get a MTO pair done, but that is in due time.
     
  2. Blake686

    Blake686 Senior member

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    Your black Barker Blacks dont deserve shoe trees? [​IMG]

    They have a set of trees too, I was just putting toungue pads in them and forgot to put them back in for the picture.

    Do the type of trees matter? I feel as though the ones with the thin wooden heel strecth the shoes oddly and the ones with the full heel fit the shoe much better? Any thoughts on this or am I seeing things?
     
  3. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    The full wood heel is of course better. I was just being picky on your picture.

    You could use some suede in there, as well as a monkstrap or two.
     
  4. Oyaji

    Oyaji Senior member

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    Nice! I'm hesitant to place an order because I can't get a good sense of their colors from web pics. Is this vintage rioja, rosewood or cherry on the TG73?

    It seems like more of a Chestnut color to me. Also, I'm guessing that's the MH71 last as it seems to be more of a soft square toe. I personally prefer the MH71 much more than the TG73 which appears too elongated. I have yet to pull the trigger on a pair of G&G's. Not sure I ever will to be honest.

    MH71 in Vintage Cherry. I also prefer them to TG73, here are my TG73 (Gable in Vintage Oak):
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  5. Blake686

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    I do want a pair of suede, possible a chocolate brown. I am not a huge fan of monkstraps, but also haven't had the chance to try a nice pair on, so it is something I plan on doing in the near future. The unfortunate thing about where I live is the lack of availablity to great shoes.
     
  6. AJL

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    They have a set of trees too, I was just putting toungue pads in them and forgot to put them back in for the picture.

    Do the type of trees matter? I feel as though the ones with the thin wooden heel strecth the shoes oddly and the ones with the full heel fit the shoe much better? Any thoughts on this or am I seeing things?


    Nice shooz. Also enjoying the doggie in avatar; he looks like an amusing little fellow.
     
  7. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    I do want a pair of suede, possible a chocolate brown. I am not a huge fan of monkstraps, but also haven't had the chance to try a nice pair on, so it is something I plan on doing in the near future. The unfortunate thing about where I live is the lack of availablity to great shoes.

    I wasnt the biggest monkstrap fan... but your shoe style is very close to mine, and the RLPL Narvells make me regret not getting a monkstrap sooner.
     
  8. distinctive

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    I do want a pair of suede, possible a chocolate brown. I am not a huge fan of monkstraps, but also haven't had the chance to try a nice pair on, so it is something I plan on doing in the near future. The unfortunate thing about where I live is the lack of availablity to great shoes.

    Great stuff Blake, especially those Lobbs
     
  9. Blake686

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    Nice shooz. Also enjoying the doggie in avatar; he looks like an amusing little fellow.

    Thanks, he's great, and the good news for me is he doesn't chew shoes!
     
  10. Blake686

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    Great stuff Blake, especially those Lobbs

    Thanks David, the color on them is great and they are very comfortable.
     
  11. Blake686

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    I wasnt the biggest monkstrap fan... but your shoe style is very close to mine, and the RLPL Narvells make me regret not getting a monkstrap sooner.

    Seems like monks are something that come along as you progress in the shoe world, I'm sure it won't be long...
     
  12. Michael Ay329

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    As to G&G: Tony Gaziano & Dean Girling have both told me, the length of their lasts and the toe box room on each last are all the same.

    Slewfoot, for example, the TG73 last is just as long as the MH71. Since I own multiple shoes in each of the aforementioned lasts, I can relay that the size of their toe boxes are all the same...none is roomier. Comfortness can also vary based on your specific foot shape and the model of shoe chosen. Oxford balmoral boots at the bottom of comfort level, while side gussetted lazyman shoes are the best that G&G make for my feet.
     
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    As to G&G: Tony Gaziano & Dean Girling have both told me, the length of their lasts and the toe box room on each last are all the same.

    Slewfoot, for example, the TG73 last is just as long as the MH71. Since I own multiple shoes in each of the aforementioned lasts, I can relay that the size of their toe boxes are all the same...none is roomier. The only difference one might find is depending on the shape of their foot (high instep for example), what might be more comfortable depends on the type of shoe chosen. At the top, I find side gussetted shoes have no equal and my favorite G&G shoe is such.


    Interesting. Regardless of the actual measurements, for whatever reasons the TG73 seems to appear more elongated than the MH71 to my eye. I wish I owned some of each to compare, but alas.
     
  14. culverwood

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    sorry to be a noob, but whats the significance of the 'Browns'? is it like Top Draw or a limited run?
    Browns is a shop in London for whom EG has made these shoes. It is at the fashion end of the spectrum and they have a shoe shop at 59 Brook Street. http://www.brownsfashion.com/cm/brownsshoes.htm
     
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    MH71 in Vintage Cherry. I also prefer them to TG73, here are my TG73 (Gable in Vintage Oak):
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    Are you crazy? It might fall!
     
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    [​IMG] [​IMG] These are excellent. I like them.

    Perfect.

    - feels CUSSING ACE.. Ay!

    Thank you, sirs.

    sorry to be a noob, but whats the significance of the 'Browns'? is it like Top Draw or a limited run?

    Browns Fashion is a retailer in London that carries a couple of EG models.
     
  18. Sterling Gillette

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    Are you crazy? It might fall!

    "Those G&G shoes which fell onto my head were so beautifull that I died the very moment they hit me."
     
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    Awesome shine!
     
  20. mr monty

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    Your black Barker Blacks dont deserve shoe trees? [​IMG]

    Very nice collection. The Barker Black Archdale in Antique Chestnut is one sweet looking pairs of shoes.[​IMG]

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