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The Ultimate "HARDCORE" Shoe Porn Thread (Bespoke only)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by luk-cha, Jul 3, 2010.

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  1. cdmoore1855

    cdmoore1855 Senior member

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    Tony gaziano used to run the EG bespoke service before they decided to get out of bespoke. Do a search back to 2007 or so and you can find the discussions.

    I don't think you will find EG wanted out of the bespoke business at all, Tony was approached by Dean Girling in regards to going at it alone, so EG were left without anyone to run the bespoke operation.
     


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    I don't think you will find EG wanted out of the bespoke business at all, Tony was approached by Dean Girling in regards to going at it alone, so EG were left without anyone to run the bespoke operation.

    Why couldn't EG find a replacement?
     


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    Why couldn't EG find a replacement?

    I think finding someone in the same ball park as Tony in terms of skill and experience will be a fairly difficult task.
     


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    poorsod Senior member

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    I don't think you will find EG wanted out of the bespoke business at all, Tony was approached by Dean Girling in regards to going at it alone, so EG were left without anyone to run the bespoke operation.

    I found the old thread.

    http://www.styleforum.net/showthread...777#post146777

    Courtesy of Andre Yew on AAAC...

    When I saw Tony Gaziano today to get measured for a bespoke shoe, he told me that he's leaving EG shortly to start his own bespoke shoe company, but with EG's blessings. He's telling all his potential clients so that they know what's going on before committing to a shoe.

    EG will no longer be offering bespoke. The new company will be called Gaziano Girling, with Mr. Girling as Tony's partner who does the sewing and finishing of the bottom part of the shoe, while Tony handles the lastmaking, clicking, the uppers, and the finishing.


    I suppose confirmation of the actual event is new news. It is to me at least. And the fact that EG is leaving the bespoke business rather than hiring someone to replace Tony is rather surprising.

    I posted a few more details on AAAC, but basically EG don't like the unpredictability of the bespoke business: they're very much bottom-line oriented. For example, when Tony comes back in October, if clients don't show up for their fittings, which is not unusual, then they can't collect the remaining amount due for the shoes until potentially much later.

    --Andre
     


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    cross post from "...a day in Vienna"

    two quickshots of mr. petkovs work, bespoke samples:

    [​IMG]

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    fwiw, the shoe on the right in the first picture won a bronze medal in an international contest recently.
     


  6. Mr. Moo

    Mr. Moo Boxercise Toughguy

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    cross post from "...a day in Vienna"



    fwiw, the shoe on the right in the first picture won a bronze medal in an international contest recently.


    Bottom right in the second pic is lovely.
     


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    fritzl Senior member

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    Bottom right in the second pic is lovely.

    irl, the bottom left is the best i have seen in a long time...
     


  8. Mr. Moo

    Mr. Moo Boxercise Toughguy

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    irl, the bottom left is the best i have seen in a long time...

    That was the other I liked.
     


  9. luk-cha

    luk-cha Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    cross post from "...a day in Vienna"
    fwiw, the shoe on the right in the first picture won a bronze medal in an international contest recently.


    from the bottom picture i like the all of the full brogues alot the whole cut is Fulgy as hell and should be sent there to burn
     


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    ...the whole cut is Fulgy as hell and should be sent there to burn

    exactly my thoughts, too

    these are contest styles. fwiw, seems to be rather tricky to do the "braided" part.
     


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    luk-cha Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    exactly my thoughts, too

    these are contest styles. fwiw, seems to be rather tricky to do the "braided" part.


    well, doing it seamless and a hand etched medalion might have looked better[​IMG]
     


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    [​IMG]

    Oh shit. [​IMG] [​IMG]


    Quite a few of these appear to be copies from vintage classics on centipede even dating to 1920s which is not a criticism as I have often wondered if someone would reproduce them in the 21stC.

    Congrats!
     


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