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Quote: Originally Posted by IamCargo waxed lace + speed lock teeth are the murderer the teeth will split the laces into 2/2+ pieces easily Is there an explanation for why speed hooks are used on almost every Alden boot? There seems to be an awful lot of people, myself included, that would much prefer eyelets all the way up. But you rarely see them made that way (I can only think of a handful of exceptions: examples being leathersoul's...
Beautiful churches. Sorry, but those hartt's aren't shell cordovan.
Quote: Originally Posted by rebel222 The C&J "Chukka" (actual model name) is on the 200 last. It is fairly chunky. The old RL McCallums on the C&J 325 last are a fairly meaty chukka as well (with 3 rows of eyelets)
Quote: Originally Posted by idfnl Gonna start a "brands that used to be good thread" - unless there is one already? This thread already exists on here somewhere under another name. I can't seem to find it at the moment (will keep checking) but it covers the usual suspects (coach, LV, etc.) and is quite informative. May want to look around before starting a new one.
Pebble grain calf can look great on longwings, particularly brown longwings. They tend to patina in interesting ways.
That's a nice looking coat.
Quote: Originally Posted by Ahab I am not sure why but it is very noticeable in real life as well. The cigar are a shoe and the black are boots but the boots look much thinner than the shoe. The boots fit well. All the other Plain Toe Bluchers I have seen on the Barrie last look like the cigar PTB's too. I've found the barrie last to be inconsistent in sizing from one style of shoe / boot to another.
Quote: Originally Posted by makewayhomer these are Comfort Craftsman, right? Definately not Craftsmen. Maybe turnout but it's tough to tell as there are lots of round toe models. Whatever they are, are you sure they are the comfort version? They have composite outsoles but is it the special comfort insoles or are they leather-lined?
It's rare and wonderful to cigar, whisky, and ravello brogues all happily cohabitating in a single collection. If pressed to make a choice between the cigar and ravello, I would go with cigar. They look so much more interesting against that contrast sole than the ravello shoes look. The lighter soles on cigar shoes just round out the look--esp. once the soles start getting a bit marred and beat up and leathery looking (I feel this way about the indy's too). It shows the...
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