I’ve been holding off on wearing this pair of Gaziano & Girling Mitchell’s in Vintage Maple until today, I could hold off no longer. I’m wearing them with a pair of dark blue A.P.C. “New Standard” jeans and the color looks great, not to mention how comfortable they feel.
I know I’ve said this before but the fit of the G&G’s are amazing, I love the way they hug the arch and the suppleness of the leather. I wanted to start wearing these in before Dean Girling arrives for our Trunk Show on the 24th but; the way they feel I don’t think it’ll be an issue.
I’ve written recently about men buying shoes for their birthdays, well there is another occasion that ranks right up there and that of course is the wedding. Here is a list of shoes that were purchased to be worn to weddings either by the grooms or the guests.
Artioli – 06M090 in Black Calf & Lama
Gaziano & Girling – Westbury in Dark Oak
J.M. Weston-436 in Black Calf
Edward Green – Perth in Burnt Pine
Gaziano & Girling – Mitchell in Black Calf
Church’s – Diplomat in Brown Nevada Calf
Church’s – Consul in Black Calf
While I’m on the subject it’s interesting that in every case the grooms chose the brown shoes and the guests chose the black shoes. This suggests to me that men do not want to appear under dressed at another’s important social event (which is a good thing) and that more men are taking a fresh and less formal approach to their own weddings (also a good thing). And isn’t brown the new black anyway?
I am quite excited as are many of the clients that have visited Leffot about the incredible Oak Bark sole that Tony Gaziano & Dean Girling have developed for their bench made collection. I know of no other RTW shoe that offers such a beautifully beveled waist.
This is the type of sole you would expect to find on a bespoke made shoe. The result is a tight waist that looks incredibly trim and elegant and a shoe that fits like a glove.
Shown here the Gaziano & Girling Mitchell in Black Calf on the TG73 Last.