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For those of you looking for the elusive beeswax desert boots, I'm selling the BR version in size 9 here - They are very similar to Clarks, but are a bit narrower.
If you're looking for the Clarks beeswax but can't find it in your size, or if you find Clarks a bit too wide/chunky, these are a great alternative. I bought them new, and have only worn them one time (for a full day). Unfortunately they are a little too narrow in the toe box for my wide feet. I've had the Clarks beeswax before, and I wouldn't be surprised if they are made in the same factory. Both are made in Vietnam, and the materials and details are very...
Bought these a few weeks ago, and have only worn them one time (one hour walk outside). Toe box just a little too narrow for me. See pictures next to Converse (sz 9) and Vans (sz 10) for sizing comparison. Green color looks great with dark denim. $30 shipped in the US.
Quote: Originally Posted by braidkid ^ be prepared to clean indigo mess in the dryer... Glad you mentioned that! Wife would kick my ass if I did that to her new dryer. If I do anything, I'll probably just do another soak, this time with piping hot water.
Quote: Originally Posted by braidkid Oh yea, they'll shrink more even with further cold soaks, not to scare you. After X amount of washes in cold water, they'll eventually reach their max shrinkage. I estimate this number to be 4-5 washes. This is why i boiled and heat dried mine.....i wanted to see what they were after 99% of the shrinkage is gone. Therefore, there aren't surprises a year from now after i wash a few times. I'm...
Quote: Originally Posted by drizzt3117 So the 32" was 35" in the waist out of the box? Yes, but I always pull the waist at both ends a bit when I take waist measurements, so they tend to be on the high side. If one just lines up the front and back waistbands and takes a quick measurement (without pulling at all to get it competely lined up and flat), the measurement would probably be .5" - 1" smaller.
Post soak pics of size 32. As per Kiya's suggestion, I did a one hour warm soak and line dry. Shrinkage was about 1" - 1.5" in the waist, 2" in the inseam, and about .25" in the thigh/knee area. The waist is actually still a bit loose, which is fine with me. However, the thighs/knees are already about as tight as I could go. I plan to always soak/wash in cold water and line dry. Will they continue to shrink a lot more? I'm hoping that a little stretching with...
Presoak fit of size 32s. How's the fit? Do I need to trade for a larger size? The only area now that is slightly tight is the knee area. I've got about 1.5" extra room in the waist. I plan to do a 1 hour warm soak, or 2 hour cold soak.
Quote: Originally Posted by warlok1965 These look like jeans in the pic but they are actually a dusty lavender moleskin by Incotex - super comfy. Nice shoes. I like the thick sole. What are they?
Quote: Originally Posted by kiya You need a size 32 in the SEXFH05. I'm looking for a 17" waist (after all soaking/stretching as well), but thought that size 33 SEXFH05 would be right for this. Based on the measurements on the site, a size 32 SEXFH05 will start at 33.5", lose 1.5" after a soak/wash, and then stretch back out 1". That would leave them with a 33" waist. I'm not second guessing Kiya...just trying to figure it out for myself.
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