The Black Friday sales rush is on full throttle, and there’s loads of great sales ongoing at the moment. As always, Shoegazing is here to highlight a few of them for your bargaining pleasure.
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Time for the second edition of the Amsterdam Super Trunk Show. A bunch of shoe brands from all over the world, partners and other interesting menswear exhibitors, plus the Dutch Championships in Shoe Shining, all taking place at the amazing Vondelkerk, in the central parts of Amsterdam, on Saturday October 1. Here’s all info about the event.
There’s many leathers that are durable in various ways, but most fall short to the natural armour, the stingray skin. Here’s a black wholecut which is about to be finished in the Gaziano & Girling factory in Kettering, Northampton. Below a crash course on the properties of this special leather.
The seamless wholecut is a model that spent decades in oblivion before a rather unknown British freelance bespoke shoemaker revived the model a bit over a decade ago, causing a boom in manufacturers who set out to make the model. Shoegazing tells the story of one of the most difficult shoe models to make.
Following the previous article, I thought of this photo which in a good way showcase the different appearance of welt finishing between top premium factory-made shoes and fine fully handmade shoes. The left one is a Gaziano & Girling RTW shoe, the right one is from their Optimum range which is made to the same standard as their bespoke shoes.
Today the British brand Gaziano & Girling introduced their new Optimum MTO range, it’s shoes made by their bespoke workshop to bespoke standards, but on their regular RTW lasts. The ambition is to make the absolute best craftsmanship available to more people. Shoegazing has had a look at a sample from the new range.
The British premium brand Gaziano & Girling has just started a sale on models that they will discontinue, and there’s large discounts we are talking about. 45% off on a pair of G&G should surely interest many.
For the first, and perhaps the last time, I’m hereby presenting the highly prestigious Shoegazing Bespoke Awards, where me, myself and I have decided which bespoke shoemakers I think deserves to be awarded in four different categories: Creativity, Finishing, Patterns and Highest Minimum Level.
There’s been lots of these articles lately, highlighting various sales, which says a lot about the current situation for the industry. In today’s post I write about Meermin’s second sale ever, and about Gaziano & Girling’s ongoing sale which just have had more models added.