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May 28, 2014

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New Gaziano & Girling Shop & Models for S/S2014

For those that may have missed it, G&G has finally opened a shop in their native London (really Kettering and Norwich, but London for proximity’s sake). Instead of plopping one down on the obvious Jermyn st., they instead went for the tailor’s street: the ever-famous Savile Row (my old stomping grounds). It’s been a long time coming and I couldn’t be happier for them as they can now easily serve so many of their local […]

October 16, 2013

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2014: The Year that Gaziano & Girling Hit the Big Time!

  Big things are happening for the Gaziano & Girling duo this upcoming year. Things that you may have heard of and things that might be new to most of you. But all exciting and would make one keen on seeing the results of what they are working on. First and foremost, of which most of you have probably heard, they are upgrading their factory to a larger premises. This means that they can now […]

June 7, 2013

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Slick Suits with Deco Boots

Don’t have a lot of time today to ramble on, but thought that you all would appreciate seeing my new Gaziano & Girling Deco ‘Fairbank’ Beatle boot! While you normally get the Deco shoes with a bleached toe (done by reverse patina), I decided to give it my own touch of snobbery by adding some red polish to the toe and heels and setting it apart from the rest. A bit rock & roll if […]

August 3, 2012

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Shoes Of The Week – Crockett & Jones Olympic Special Editions

Many fashion/clothing companies around London have been doing a special Olympic tribute by creating some article of clothing (within their collection) donning the colors of the Union Jack. And while I am all for patriotism of one’s own country or being proud of where you come from and representing it, there has been a bit of overkill by certain companies and things created that would be good for one day of use, yet cost tons […]

September 19, 2011

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Shoes — Part 2: Style Names & Terminology — Boots

As you many very well know, boots come in all shapes, sizes and styles. And even today they are ever-evolving, as I shall share an example (of something new and unique) with you either tomorrow or for my shoes of the week post that I usually do on Fridays. I was never a huge boot fan until I saw my first spat boot. After that, it was pure love. Now, I want every kind of […]