journal: Bespoke

Gaziano and Girling Bespoke Shoes

It’s difficult to overstate what a talented designer Tony Gaziano is and what a fine shoemaker Dean Girling is. The beauty of this pair is the sleekness, the angles, and the color.

G&G Bespoke shoes, made to the exact specifications of your foot on a personally crafted last, are generally lighter in weight, have less volume in the instep and very tight waists through the soles. Every aspect of the making is hand done and the high level of craftsmanship comes thru in the best possible way. Each shoe is one of a kind.

If you’ve ever considered owning a pair of bespoke shoes I highly recommend a pair by G&G they are most excellent. You can have measurements taken for your very own pair at our Trunk Show tomorrow, Friday, October 19th.

 

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Gaziano and Girling Deco and Bespoke

Gaziano and Girling’s Deco and Bespoke ranges are some of the most refined shoes you can find anywhere. Attention is paid to every single detail, from the subtle broguing and burnishing to the flared waist and even the shoe trees.

Gaziano and Girling will be in the store on Monday, April 23rd to exhibit samples in a variety of style. Dean Girling will be on hand from 11-7 come by to have a pair of shoes made to order or simply to enjoy the view.

Rogers, Deco Last, Bleached Black Calf, Single Leather Soles

Side Laced Wholecut, Bespoke Last, Cherry Calf, Single Leather Soles

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Gaziano & Girling Bespoke

Oh joy, oh rapture my new G&G bespoke shoes have arrived and I couldn’t be one tiny happier. They’re exactly as I imagined them when I placed the order last spring.

It’s difficult to overstate what a talented designer Tony Gaziano is and what a fine shoemaker Dean Girling is. The beauty of this pair is the sleekness, the angles, and the color.

G&G Bespoke shoes are generally lighter in weight, have less volume in the instep and have very tight waists thru the soles. Every aspect of the making is hand done and the high level of craftsmanship comes thru in the best possible way.

If you’ve ever considered owning a pair of bespoke shoes I highly recommend a pair by G&G they are most excellent. Our next trunk show with Gaziano & Girling is scheduled for Monday, April 23rd.

Gaziano & Girling Bespoke Shoes, Deep Aubergine – Priceless

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Gaziano & Girling This Week

Our G&G Trunk Show is this week Wednesday October 12th we invite you to join us when Dean Girling will be here to present their Deco, MTO and Bespoke collections.

MTO shoes can be made on your choice of G&G lasts shown below. Deco shoes are made on the specially designed Deco last. All shoes may be ordered in your choice of leather, color, soles and size.

Gaziano & Girling shoes are like no other English benchmade shoe. The combination of Tony Gaziano’s sophisticated, bespoke inspired design and the highest level of quality handmaking overseen by Dean Girling is what make these shoes truly special.

The result is evident the moment you slip them on. The fit is incredible while the look is pure G&G. If you are an enthusiast of high quality craftsmanship and appreciate the difference made to order shoes have on your overall appearance and wardrobe you really owe it to yourself to try a pair of G&G custom made shoes.

Burlington TG73 Last, Black Calf, Oak Bark Soles

Corniche KN14 Last, Mole Suede, Oak Bark Soles

Walkton DG70 Last, Vintage Cherry/Chestnut Pingrain, Oak Bark Soles

Arran TG73 Last, Brown Hatch Grain, Double Leather Soles

Woburn MH71 Last, Vintage Chestnut, Oak Bark Soles

Oxford, GG06 Last, Black Calf, Oak Bark Soles

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Gaziano & Girling Trunk Show

You are cordially invited to join us Wednesday October 12th from 11am–7pm when Dean Girling presents Gaziano & Girling’s latest Ready to Wear and Bespoke collections along with their new and highly regarded Deco Range.

Dean Girling is recognized in the trade as an artist and craftsman of exceptional skill. As such, he is widely considered to be a craftsman’s craftsman.

These shoes are sophisticated, and stylish in colors that are rich and versatile, Gaziano & Girling’s mission is to create a bespoke aesthetic in a ready to wear shoe.

In his review for Permanent Style menswear journalist and footwear enthusiast Simon Crompton wrote.

“Tony and Dean’s shoes are not hard to like. Their joint passion for the design and construction of fine men’s shoes has produced some startling models and spurred an entire industry. But it’s really on a personal level that they inspire, which explains the lasting popularity of their shoes. Owning a pair of these shoes is one thing, having one made for you quite another.”

Deco Range

Rogers

Bowlly

Joyce

Cooper

Collcut

Papworth

Ellington

Deco Black Shoetrees

Holden

 

Cliffe

Bates

 

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Pierre Corthay Trunk Show

You are cordially invited to join us Thursday June 2nd from 11am-7pm when Pierre Corthay presents Corthay’s latest Ready to Wear and Bespoke collections.

Pierre Corthay is arguably France’s most talented bespoke shoemaker he was awarded the honor of “Master of Art” by the government of France and creates shoes that are simply genius. The Master of Art designation of France, while not widely known in the States, is not bestowed lightly. In short, it means that the individual or firm is a cultural icon.

Pierre will be here to discuss Made to Order shoes and accept your Bespoke and Ready to Wear orders.

Trunk shows are a fantastic opportunity to see shoe samples first hand and ask questions directly to the manufacturer. Pierre will be happy to answer your footwear questions, and we will be happy to offer suggestions, and guidance.

The event is open to all; however we ask that you please contact us to schedule an appointment, this will help us to better serve you. We have already received a great deal of interest in this show we hope to see you there.

 

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LEFFOT PREMIÈRES CARRÉDUCKER

Leffot, is hosting the very first New York Trunk Show for London bespoke shoemakers, carréducker, on Saturday 9 May from 12-6 p.m.

The Carré and Ducker of carréducker – Deborah and James respectively – have an excellent shoemaking pedigree and an expertise and passion for their craft that is unsurpassed. Originally apprenticed to a master shoemaker for John Lobb Ltd., London, for the past ten years they have honed their skills and craftsmanship serving a coterie of private clients from Australia to LA. Self-confessed guardians of the handsewn shoemaking trade, the duo are also bringing their prestigious shoemaking school to New York – a rare opportunity where, over three weeks – with blood, sweat and tears – students hand craft a pair of shoes.
Like many successful design teams, carréducker perfectly complement one another. Deborah has a design and marketing background – she is a QEST* scholar with a first class Hons degree in fashion design and is a visiting lecturer at the University of the Arts London – and James has honed his expertise and craftsmanship in Barcelona and as a maker for John Lobb Ltd. It is this unique combination which, according to their customers, delivers an unparalleled attention to detail and gives their shoes a unique style; blending artisan skills with design expertise.

The carréducker Trunk Show is an exciting event for New York shoe connoisseurs, as Leffot owner, Steven Taffel explains, “This trunk show will not only give our customers a taste of an exciting new talent, but with shoemaking master classes being held throughout the day, an insight into the rarefied world of the craftsmen responsible for the shoes that they are so passionate about.”

“This event fits so well with our ethos. We believe that men are just as passionate about their shoes as women, but for them it is not just the fit and look of a pair of shoes, but the very creation of them that sets their hearts pounding. That’s why we carry only shoemaker brands, rather than designer brands, to offer West Village men an eclectic mix of the very best luxury men’s shoes around right on their doorstep.”

Contacts:

Steven Taffel, Leffot, 10 Christopher Street, New York, NY 10014 Tel: 212 989 4577 email: info@leffot.com.

Deborah & James, carréducker, London Tel: (00 44 (0)20 7813 0093
email: cd@carreducker.com; www.carreducker.com

Editor’s notes:
* QEST – The Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (QEST) in London, England was established in 1990 to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Royal Warrant Holders Association and the 90th birthday of Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother. It makes awards ranging from £1,000 to £15,000 to British craftsmen and women of all ages to help them further their careers.

carréducker design shoes for discerning, style-savvy gentlemen – bespoke by appointment, bespoke essentials, limited edition and Winkers slippers – as well as a selection of exquisite accessories. They are based in Bloomsbury, London, England.

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