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What Gaziano & Girling models are you ordering at the trunk show?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Artisan Fan, Sep 29, 2006.

  1. jcusey

    jcusey Distinguished Member Dubiously Honored

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    Are you guys worried that, with a new company such as this, he will be inundated with orders and may have turnaround problems. (See, e.g., Darren Beaman)?

    You can divide this question into two parts, one regarding the RTW shoes and one regarding the bespoke shoes. Tony knows how many pairs of bespoke shoes he can produce in a year while using only the outworkers he is comfortable with (between 100 and 150 pairs). I seriously doubt that the demand for bespoke shoes will rise above that level; and if it does, I doubt that Tony will take more orders than he can fulfill. He is aware of the potential problem, and I believe that he is committed to avoid the trap. Regarding GG's capacity to turn out RTW shoes, that's dependent on the capacity of the production line at the factory that they've partnered with. I would hope that they're very well aware of what this capacity is. In any event, despite all the chatter on the forums, you have to realize that the orders that will come from us this fall are relatively small in number -- maybe a couple hundred pairs. That shouldn't present any problem at all for a Northampton factory, even if the shoes are all one-offs and require significant amounts of hand-finishing.
     


  2. mussel

    mussel Senior Member

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    So which factory is making G&G RTW?
     


  3. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    So which factory is making G&G RTW?
    Carefully kept secret. Usually such secrets are hard to keep. So far, Tony has been the exception.
     


  4. Roger

    Roger Distinguished Member

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    You can divide this question into two parts, one regarding the RTW shoes and one regarding the bespoke shoes. Tony knows how many pairs of bespoke shoes he can produce in a year while using only the outworkers he is comfortable with (between 100 and 150 pairs). I seriously doubt that the demand for bespoke shoes will rise above that level; and if it does, I doubt that Tony will take more orders than he can fulfill. He is aware of the potential problem, and I believe that he is committed to avoid the trap. Regarding GG's capacity to turn out RTW shoes, that's dependent on the capacity of the production line at the factory that they've partnered with. I would hope that they're very well aware of what this capacity is. In any event, despite all the chatter on the forums, you have to realize that the orders that will come from us this fall are relatively small in number -- maybe a couple hundred pairs. That shouldn't present any problem at all for a Northampton factory, even if the shoes are all one-offs and require significant amounts of hand-finishing.
    However, won't the finishing be done by G&G in-house? Jcusey, could you tell us what you understand of the overall process for MTO? My understanding was that the shoes would be made--up to the finishing part--by the contracted factory, with the finishing being done entirely by G&G and their employees. If this is the case, a flood of orders could, indeed, result in delays, could it not?
     


  5. LARon

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    I, For one, have never let fear or doubt impede my judgment or decisions. I've decided that I like and want the shoes; and since I can't get them anywhere else, I'm going to the source -- confident and unfearful about tomorrow. In a word, I'm takin' it to the hole!
     


  6. LARon

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    Handwringers stand aside, let the playas thru.
     


  7. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff grrrrrrrr!!

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    Laron, i would pay anything to own that burgundy plain toe with medallion. one of the most beautiful shoes in the world.
     


  8. RJman

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    Just 1540 pounds...
     


  9. aportnoy

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    I'm sitting this one out. Too many other irons in the fire.
     


  10. Artisan Fan

    Artisan Fan Suitsupply-sider

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    I get the sense that Tony's venture is well capitalized but it's just a guess based on what I have seen. Maybe it is colored by my love of the designs in the catalog.
     


  11. Artisan Fan

    Artisan Fan Suitsupply-sider

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    Classic. [​IMG] Amen, bro.

    Is it possible EG is supporting this venture on the MTO manufacturing side? They seemed to part ways awefully on very friendly terms...maybe they got a manufacturing deal from it...?
     


  12. AlanC

    AlanC Minister of Trad

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    In a word, I'm takin' it to the hole!

    Isn't that six words?
     


  13. LARon

    LARon Distinguished Member

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    Isn't that six words?

    [​IMG] touche
     


  14. LARon

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    Laron, i would pay anything to own that burgundy plain toe with medallion. one of the most beautiful shoes in the world.

    Actually, since they offer a RTW version, the true price is far less than "anything"; its only 450 pounds sterling.
     


  15. Artisan Fan

    Artisan Fan Suitsupply-sider

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    Which is just under $900...not bad if at or above Edward Green in quality.
     


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