The other day, our friend Justin FitzPatrick featured a pair of bespoke brogues that belong to our owner, Steven Taffel, on his blog. Read what he had to say:
A full brogue has a lot of hole punching on it. And it’s interesting to think that a model adopted from a shoe that used to let water go through, found in the marshlands of Scotland has become such a staple piece in dress footwear. And yet its funny that people will be afraid to wear a navy blue shoe yet will wear a shoe that has holes everywhere. Collective societal thinking is an interesting thing. But now you add even more brogueing on the facing of the shoe, make it burgundy and boom, you have the mother of all brogues as it just takes it that one step further yet adds the twist of a u-cap that really takes it to the top level. And while it is a lot of brogueing on one shoe, no one can deny its beauty. Now the question is are we going to see Mr. Steven Taffel, the proud owner of them (and shop Leffot), wearing them on his Instagram account??
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
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