journal: MH71

Gaziano & Girling St. James

Gaziano & Girling’s St. James is a somewhat sauce captoe oxford. Made on the soft square MH71 last in Vintage Oak we think this shoe is among their best looking. G&G creates contemporary designs of traditional English shoes bench-made in their factory in Kettering, UK.

Founded by Tony Gaziano and Dean Girling in 2006 they are recognized as elite shoemakers around the world. Tony Gaziano will be here May 14th for our next G&G Trunk Show we hope to see you there.

St. James MH71 Last, Vintage Oak, Oak Bark Soles

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Gaziano & Girling “Oxford”

There is no other shoe that epitomizes the traditional “Business Shoe” like a black captoe oxford. There’s no end of black captoe oxfords out there but then there is Gaziano & Girling’s “Oxford” which takes the genre to a whole other level.

The narrow waist and extended toe box of this shoe is what gives them their graceful and urbane appearance. And because it’s a perennial classic these shoes are forever in style. And for the first time we are now stocking this beauty on the G&G soft square MH71 last.

Oxford MH71 Last, Black Calf, Oak Bark Soles

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Gaziano & Girling Trunk Show

We cordially invite you to join us for a trunk show with Gaziano & Girling, October 19th from 11:00 am – 7:00 pm.

Founded in 2006, Gaziano & Girling are among England’s most talented shoemakers.

Tony Gaziano has been instrumental in the design and development of shoe ranges for many premier quality brands.

Dean Girling has produced high quality shoes for some of London’s finest bespoke houses. He is recognized in the trade as an artist and a craftsman of exceptional skill.

G&G shoes are not hard to like. Their passion for design and construction of fine men’s shoes has produced some startling handsome models.

The show will present shoes Made to Order featuring a range of ready to wear models, as well as the outstanding Deco range on another level, both in style and make.

Dean will be here one day only to accept orders. If you are enthusiast fine English shoes you cannot afford to miss this event.

Buccleigh DG70 Last, Polo Suede – MTO

Grant TG73 Last, Vintage Oak – MTO

Woburn MH71 Last, Vintage Cherry – MTO

Kent DG70 Last, Vintage Cedar/Polo Suede – MTO

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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 Burnham MTO

The Gaziano & Girling Burnham is a wholecut Chelsea boot. Wholecuts are very handsome and comfortable because they’re made from a single piece of leather and have no seams. They’re also much more labor intensive to produce. The owner of this pair had them made up to wear on his motorcycle, thus the Scotch Grain upper and Ridgeway soles.

Burnham Black Arran Grain, Ridgeway Soles MH71 Last – MTO*

Burnham - Leffot 1

Gaziano & Girling offers three Scotch Grains the finest being Pin Grain, then Highland, and finally Arran which is the deepest. Once the leather is stretched over the last the grain smoothes out quite a bit. It’s particularly nice on this wholecut. The grain adds a subtle texture and a slightly more rugged look which works well with the heavy lug soles.

Burnham - Leffot 2

*MTO shoes and boots are not part of our stock lines, they are Made To Order.

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The New Last

The new LAST Magazine Volume 13 is now available in the U.S at Kinokuniya bookstore in New York. The cover of the issue features a pair of Gaziano & Girling Cambridge in Vintage Oak or Espresso Calf on the MH71 last.

One interesting item are the shoelaces, which are normally round. These are flat which I’ve been told by other shoemakers is the preferred style of laces in Japan. I’ll have to ask Tony Gaziano about that when he is here on April 21st for our trunk show.

In case you are unfamiliar with Last it was published twice a year by Esquire Japan and released in the fall and spring. Sadly no more.

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