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I consider having a beer or two a night not drinking!
Quote: Originally Posted by The Silverfox Ok so still waiting on my mdo from the website. Also I guess I should have checked the john lobb st james website, because it seems theirs is in fact saphir mdo At least it looks very very similar to me. https://btsecuresession.com/johnlobb...7a5da389ca3de8 Oh well... at least I know where to get more when I run out now. In fact I think I might get one from lobb as well. I have a whole bunch of...
Quote: Originally Posted by mauser Not exactly for Harris Tweed (Old Hat may indeed be a very good bet for that), but anyone looking for gently used designer gear can have a look at L'Homme Designer Exchange on Blandford Street. London has nice vintage stores throughout but in my opinion this is the best. Hmm -- I found that place pretty gross! There is an amazing ladies shop called Pandora which my girlfriend visits very regularly. ...
Flask, rag to wipe goggles (pretreat w/anti-fog as fogged goggles are annoying), fresh socks (if you remove your boots during lunch that is) -- I usually bring a backpack up the lift and check it in the lodge up-top. That way, I can bring shoes, socks, etc., to wear while eating.
Quote: Originally Posted by harry2quinn This kind of sentiment is best communicated through PM. Perhaps you're correct on that -- I do apologize. I am wearing those boots right now actually -- the brown version -- and I must say they are absolutely beautiful boots. As a testament to how nice they are I actually paid full price when I bought them last year.
Quote: Originally Posted by effortlessgent price drop: $530 I have the same pair -- saw a brand new pair at a Ferragamo outlet store outside London last week for about £300 (approx $500). Good luck selling those LOL
Quote: Originally Posted by Joenobody0 Do you have any C&Js on the 325 last? My knowledge of such things is limited -- I buy good quality brands with the style I like but I ignore lasts, leather grades, and all other (to me) superfluous information.
Quote: Originally Posted by Joenobody0 Is that your dress shoe size? If so your sizing doesn't make any sense to me. I wear a US 7 or 7.5 in Alden dress shoes, a UK 6.5 in the C&J 325 last and a UK 6.5 in the Lobb 7000 last. Either your shoes are too big or they don't fit your feet well. If they're too big get ready to experiment with pads and insoles. All of my dress shoes are English so I wouldn't have a clue, re: American dress shoe size...
I bought a few pairs of Lobbs recently and couldn't be happier with most of them, but am having a real issue with my black Becketts. They seem to be getting extremely wrinkled very quickly (I've at most worn them 7 times) especially around the toe-cap area, but really, anywhere a shoe usually wrinkles. I am suspecting I purchased in them slightly too large, but I did try on a smaller size at the store and they really were a bit too snug. I usually wear a US 9, and...
Quote: Originally Posted by shoefan Here are pictures of my latest efforts (previous pair is posted here: http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=195174). This pair is a 'full brogue' (a.k.a. wingtip) in a reddish brown leather. I did a beveled waist and a fiddleback sole, though both could use some improvement. The sole was stitched on with an 11 SPI handstitch, a bit more than previous efforts. The last is a narrow round toe that I made...
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