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Thanks!I'm fairly sure it's Barrie. What is interesting is that I am usually a 10D in Barrie but these are 9.5D and they are slightly snug but still super comfortable.
First ever family portrait. Sitting tight with eight pairs, with a mix of shell, calf, and suede. No boots (yet), other than the suede chukkas. And no repetition of colors! Back row (L to R): Ravello LWB (Alden DC); Alpine Grain LWB (Unionmade); #8 LWB (stock); Dark Brown leather (J. Crew) Front row (L to R) Calf V-tips (LeatherSoul); Snuff Suede PTB (LeatherSoul); Unlined Tan Suede Chukka (used, from SF); Cigar PTB (used, from SF)
In case no one answered, some think that it grips better on wet surfaces. Cons include the section at the toe getting wet and being affected negatively, and I think that overall these soles make the shoe too heavy.
Edge trim, finally. I bought the "natural" and "brown" from Allen Edmonds. Someone on here (Sazon?) mentioned that the 975 #8 longwing requires the brown edge trim, but I didn't think it matched at all. I was really impressed by how much the natural edge trim improved the look of all of my aldens with the antique or natural edge trim. If you haven't tried, it, definitely get some. Regarding the 975's though, I think it must be black. Any reason why the brown was recommended?
Thanks for quoting from the FAQ! See my sig for more info. Additions/modifications always welcome.
Last one. This is the regular 501XX STF jean. Purchased in April 2008 so nearly 5 years old. I think I paid $20. Have to say these have been great, and they have held up better than my LVC 501's posted above, needing no repairs despite harder wear. These have a 32 waist, the LVC were 33 (but probably could have gone down to 32).
APC NS from April 2010.
LVC 1947 501XX Front and back of the same pair About 3 years old. Can't remember exactly; several washes, one crotch repair and pocket rips repair. Didn't realize I put my iphone in the back right pocket enough to make a fade. Wallet in left pocket.
Wore this combo today. Notice the lighter color on the edge trim on the toe, this is from abrasion. What is the usual fix for this?
I noticed that the 2 eyelet unlined suede chukkas fit me much better than the 2 eyelet chromexcel chukka.
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