Sneak peek: Deco, from Gaziano & Girling
24 December 2010
Deco is intended to be a hark back to the 1920s in terms of styling, with a longer last culminating in a subtly rounded toe. But more importantly, the waist is finished to a much higher standard than classic G&G shoes, being sewn by hand and cut closer, to create a rounded finish similar to bespoke. Traditionally this finish, with a rounded waist (high but not ridged like the fiddleback) coupled with a slimmer line to the foresole, is called a ‘spade’ waist as it is supposed to resemble the Ace of Spades.
Photography: Andy Barnham