I had just spent moolah at EG’s trunk show so I unfortunately didn’t have the capacity to get a pair from GG’s (if I were to stay financially responsible) so I’ll have to wait til next year for them! I’m eyeing some split toe derby shoes.
Fortunately, Andrew Gong (@gongdrew) from Welted Shoes Australia organised a group MTO session with Masaichi to try on the shoes and find our sizing, to avoid wasting Masa’s time if we didn’t end up buying anything.
Edward Green Trunk Show
My former student Kai Brand graciously shot some nice photos on the day I went in to make my order. Check some of these shots out!
I ordered some classic Galway boots in the burgundy delapre/utah calf leather. They arrived really quickly with complimentary EG shoe trees, and I put them into action at a mate’s wedding when they had been mirror shined.
Gaziano & Girling Trunk Show
As mentioned earlier, Andrew Gong organised a group MTO with GG to make sure we make as little impact to Masaichi’s time if we didn’t wish to buy anything. Of course, other members wishing for more privacy went at different time slots too.
Masa was gracious enough to host us. We had wonderful laughs, shared many stories and I felt immediately connected with his warm personality. When a shoe doesn’t work for him, he gives it to his son! What a lucky young man.
Here are some photos of the GG trunk show event!
I hope Masa had a great time in Sydney and Melbourne. Hopefully he comes back again next year so I can order those split toes.