There is nothing like a nice adelaide. It fills all of the requirements of a nice brogue but for me just adds a bit of specialness having the facing as one piece instead of the full brogue (which I love too) that has all of the pieces that a shoe can have. Every now and then, you get a full brogue that just looks a bit too cluttered, too much detail involved. But the beauty of the adelaide is that by loosing the quarter line that goes from the facing down to the heel, you get a nice piece of clean leather that goes from vamp all the way to the heel. It allows for one to make it into another color, fabric or leather so easily and elegantly. The next shoe that I am designing is an adelaide (like the one that I did with G&G) and I am excited to see all of the crazy combinations that I can come up with. Matter of fact, I have one in the mix that I think that many of you will like, at least I think you will. Anyway, enough about me and more about the St. James by Gaziano & Girling. It’s a lovely version and the suede make up below almost makes me weep, especially as it’s on my favorite last, the DG70…… I get the feeling that the adelaide will one day be the leading brogue shoe, overtaking the full brogue….I could be talking bullshit, but the more that I see them the more that I like them, and from the fact that I see them more and more, it makes me feel that I am not the only one thinking this…..
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