Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Leaves, Feb 27, 2013.
Guessing you confirmed your kudu Thorpe? Nice. I wonder how far the color is from arran grain.
No. I'm working on other plans
But G&G has been dreadfully slow to get Skoak some answers
I do not think there is any kudu left.
Yes, I believe there was a limited supply when it was first brought up. You would have to contact @Leaves and see if there was any available.
Will be posting these every few days. Hopefully generate some interest. Thorpe and Wigmore have 3 people each. Arran has 2 people.
G&G Arran Chukkas in Dark Brown/Espresso Highland Grain - badsha, Pbayvip
G&G Thorpe Boots in Vintage Oak Calf/Oak Hatch Grain MH71 - badsha, Pbayvip, Nullson
G&G Oakham Double Monks in Deep Cherry & Burgundy Highland Grain TG73
G&G Wigmore in Racing Green Calf/Green Hatch Green DG70 - badsha, stevent, dmbthomson
Why is sizing down in a boot not recommended? I was also under the impression that I should size down a half size from rain to Soller but am thrown by the comment that I shouldn't do this for a boot.
I size up from 8.5 to 9 for a boot in Rain. I don't need to do so in Soller because it is roomy enough. I did not suggest sizing down for a boot as a general rule.
Thanks Roger. Is there a rationale for why? Does the shaft of the boot impact this issue?
For me, it's down to the fit of a particular last rather than a general rule. 8.5 Rain is a good fit but a snug fit. A boot that's a bit too small is worse than a shoe that is a bit too small, IMO. Foot and ankle are completely covered, so there is no room for forgiveness. Going up half a size allows me the choice to wear thicker socks on occasion, but isn't nearly so roomy as to be a poor, sloppy fit. If sizing up by a half did result in a boot a bit too roomy, that could easily be solved by an insole. If too small, you can only have them stretched, which is a hit and miss proposition.
Extremely awesome. I know not everyone likes the squared-off apron but I think it's lovely.
@laufer I'm in. I wanted to pull the trigger on the boots too but with so many folks here on 7.5UK I always get beat. Need to lurk more frequently Skoak's site
Would be great if we can get to 6 before the price increase. Though 3% isn't much. Oh the life of a mendicant shoe addict.
I am 90% in as well. Just want to hear all of the details.
@lauferwhat deets are you thinking? Can we do some sort of rubber sole? Dainite (double or 500), Tomir or victory? Leather sole is not a deal breaker but I do prefer rubber as it rains a lot where I'm from.
Nabbed the Polo suede boots and a pair of brown dress oxfords. For some reason once I subscribed to this thread my older shoes all of a sudden became uncomfortable to wear. That's when I decided to replace all of them. Going to have a lot red boxes to share in the next week or two ! Bastards.
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