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Things I saw in the Barcelona store that I really liked: 1) Tan pebble grain three-eye chukka on Danite. Simpson or Rain. - Would have grabbed these, but was already overpacked... also, it was 10/15, and the Occupy protest that day had Carmina closing early. 2) Single monk in dark brown calf. Inca. - Ended up with the dark brown calf double monk on the Filadelphia, but these were a close second. 3) Wholecuts in saddle shell. I'm not as shell-happy as most here, but...
Personally, I'm past the "investment" justification. It became a hobby about 50 pairs ago. If you have the money and the room, not really a problem. May I suggest setting an annual shoe budget either by $$$ or by a discrete number of new pairs to help your focus on what you REALLY want and whether or not you really will want it down the road. There's probably six pairs of shoes in my collection that were in the same $200-$500 wheelhouse that I still enjoy just enough not...
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ANKLE FIT QUESTION: Bought a pair of Mountain Trail's from this collection. The fit inside is good, but the ankle collar seems to be digging just above my achilles. I know that a thicker sock would help with this, but they seem to fit me best with a medium sock. 1. Is this something that will go away with break-in? The leather is pretty soft out of the box. 2. Should I wear the lacing up top loose or tight to maybe help? Thanks.
I found them to run TTS. BTW, big thread on these from a few years back. http://www.styleforum.net/t/84373/peal-co-pebble-grain-chukka-boots-at-bb-good-sale-price
Got Myron to make me a duffel earlier this year with nickel hardware instead of the brass. I too can do without logos, but getting to know Myron over maybe 90 minutes of chat on a few calls somehow washed that over for me. Just got to like the guy. Still don't find myself reaching for it when I travel. Prefer a few other bags which blend in better.
Thanks. Picked up some Danner @ 40% off on your suggestion to check the sale. Didn't know Amazon had those.
These were 295 euro, and theoretically I should have received the VAT back (filed for it at the airport, got the stamp from customs, mailed it in... never got refunded). So roughly $425 with bank fees on the transaction.
Picked up a pair of Carmina in brown calf at the Barcelona store. Filadelphia last. It's already been mentioned, but might be worth waiting to see Epaulet's Carmina inventory which should post next week.
Have lots of nice shoes that most folks are blind to... but these Peals from BB get noticed.
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