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Astaire Archive

January 16, 2013

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Two Tone Magic – G&G

† Most of you may know that the Astaire, by Gaziano & Girling, is my favorite model of theirs. Every single little thing about it is top notch and I always love to see it done up in new colorways. This combination here, intrigued me at first glance, as I didn’t find it that appealing. After mulling it over a bit, staring at it and imagining different trousers with it, it started to grow on […]

November 22, 2012

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Great Minds Think Alike — G&G Astaire MTO’s

When you think about all of the possibilities that one could produce with a made to order shoe, the amount of variations is undoubtedly in the millions, if not more, depending on how many factors are involved. That being, when I saw this pair of shoes, owned by Mr. Kevin Seah (bespoke suit maker out of Singapore), it instantly made me chuckle, as it reminded me of my own MTO by Gaziano & Girling and […]

May 25, 2012

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Shoes Of The Week – Gaziano & Girling Astaire

So I am in LA for a two day pit stop before heading back to Seattle, and am loving the feeling of being back in the States. Don’t get me wrong, I love London, but as saying goes, there is nothing like home. Nevertheless, as promised I am back on the computer writing to all of you about shoes, and what better than to write about my favorite model by Gaziano & Girling, the Astaire. […]

September 30, 2011

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My New Gaziano & Girling ‘Astaires’

A befitting name for my preferred Gaziano & Girling shoe, the Astaire. Surely named after my favorite style icon Fred Astaire, this shoe not only represents him, his style and his personality to a “T,” but also represents what I feel that is truly lacking from shoe society and what I would like to see more of. Why is it that a navy shoe is not more popular? I look at this and I see […]