Gaziano and Girling shoes are a precise exercise in unique style. These made to order shoes are excellent examples of that fact, perfectly straddling the line between classic and modern with distinctive yet subtle style in hand. It all comes through in the details, from the sleek lasts, to the one-of-a-kind buckles, to the classic broguing, everything compliments the whole.
With our MTO program, you can create a shoe that’s truly unique and all your own. We recently received a shipment of Edward Green MTOs, and they’re all as elegant as ever. Some of them are presented here for your viewing pleasure.
The Edward Green Westminster is one of our favorite shoes, and it couldn’t look better than it does here as an MTO in American alligator. The matte skin is understated and elegant, which might sound like a funny thing to say about Gator, but in this case it couldn’t be more true. These are shoes for the discerning few, and we present them here for your viewing pleasure.
Westminster, Mocca Alligator Matte, Double Leather Soles
On a recent trip to Paris I paid visit to our friend Pierre Corthay. Pierre’s shoes are cool and urbane like the man himself, a true pleasure to encounter and a special treat to wear. A delivery of Corthay MTO shoes has arrived and we present a few for your viewing pleasure.
Arca Sévres Last, Bleu Fonce Patent Leather, Red Piping – MTO
Bucy, Sévres Last, Lie de Vin – MTO
Casanova, Casanova Last, Caviar Patina, Red Piping – MTO
Rascaille, Sévres Last, Ecureuil Suede, Contrast Stitching – MTO
Arca Sévres Last, Olive Patina – MTO
Wilfrid, Odeon Last, Canon de Fusil /Grey Suede, Lilac Laces – MTO
We’ve been meaning to post some gorgeous MTO shoes by Gaziano & Girling for a while. Set your gaze on these babies and image what it’s like to slip a pair on your feet.
Gable, MH71 Last, Vintage Cherry – MTO
Hove, TG73 Last, Vintage Oak – MTO
Carnegie, MH71 Last, Rustic Arran Grain – MTO
Chelsea, MH71 Last, Black Alpine Grain – MTO
Cooper, Deco Last, Vintage Chestnut – MTO
Oxford, GG06 Last, Vintage Rioja – MTO
The only thing simple about Saint Crispin’s “Simply” wholecut is the clean, smooth design of the shoe. Other than that it’s a complicated piece of footwear construction.
Made from a single piece of leather the only cut is the hole in the center that becomes the place you insert your feet. Wholecut shoes are special but almost all have a seam in the back, which makes lasting them easier.
The Simply is made without a seam something, which is quite unique. The shoe is stretched on the last with as much tension as is possible not to tear the leather. There it remains and is tightened over a period of 8-9 weeks in order to take on its smooth form.
To some this may not be a big deal but to men who truly appreciate the quality and craftsmanship of a finely hand-made pair of shoes it is something really special.
Our client G.D. in Montreal who ordered this pair is a bonafide shoe maven. He understands and appreciates it and we congratulate him on this wonderful pair of shoes.
Saint Crispin’s Simply, Chiseled Last – MTO
The Burnham, Chelsea boot is now in stock just in time for autumn. This is a classic riding style boot but G&G takes them to a new level. Unlike most Chelsea’s the Burnham is a wholecut boot made from a single piece of calfskin. It’s a formidable task to block the uppers on the last, and there is very little margin for error.
The result is a super sleek, elegant shape and a fit that wraps your feet like a sock. Made on G&G’s signature chiseled last these boot pack an awful lot of style.
Burnham TG73, Vintage Oak, Single Oak Bark Soles
The tasteful lines of the Rothschild are a thing of beauty. This sophisticated wingtip on the smart round DG70 last is in Vintage Cedar. The Rothschild is stunningly handsome a classic full brogue wingtip yet there is a wonderful balance about them. They pair beautifully with blue, grey or brown suits. And of course they feature the tapered waist and fiddleback oak bark soles a hallmark of the G&G collection.
Rothschild DG70 Last, Vintage Cedar, Single Oak Bark Soles
Our trunk show with Pierre Corthay is coming up this Thursday. At the show, you can see samples of shoes styles and leathers and speak directly with the Pierre when placing your order.
To give you some ideas of the various shoes that can be custom made with Corthay, take a look at some of the shoes below, all custom made for our customers to their exact specifications.
Arca 001 Last, Framboise Patent, Silk Ribbons with Pom-Poms – MTO
Bella 001 Last, Lie de Vin Calfskin, Granny Apple Piping – MTO
Yawl 001 Last, Bleu Calfskin – MTO
Kleber 001 Last, Bergerone Calfskin – MTO
Arca Monk 001 Last, Lie de Vin Calfskin – MTO
Kleber 001 Last, Lie de Vin Calfskin – MTO