Wednesday, August 31, 2011
I was rubbing the toe of my Gaziano & Girlings with a suede eraser the other day when I noticed that the sole was splitting again. I had always assumed that G&G sources their soles from the same place as the other Northampton makers but this splitting is a phenomenon that I have never encountered with any other make of shoe. I have had it on at least half a dozen pairs, which has been one of the reasons I am replacing my machine made G&Gs (the bespoke are fine) with Cleverleys and Fosters over time.
Gaziano & Girling elastic sided suede slipon shoes worn with a pair of Bresciani dress hose with a contrasting vertical rib and a tan glen check suit. Above the waist, an ecru shirt, a blue on white houndstooth patterned cotton bow tie and a blue and brown foulard print silk square.
And then it was back to vigorous rubbing with the suede eraser.