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Originally Posted by BootSpell View Post

I have committed heresy or a sacrilege on my Long Branch boots.  I pretty much only wear boots and I was getting pretty frustrated from having to hurriedly remove my boots at the TSA line when travelling. I didn't want to wear shoes and I considered Chelsea boots but couldn't quite get into them. So I arrived at side-zip boots.  But none of the brands I like and/or am knowledgeable about have side-zip boots.

I considered some nicer Italian boots (Marsell, Buttero, MMM, etc.) but then thought about having zips installed on one of my existing boots.  I contacted Nick at B. Nelson but he declined to undertake the project.  He was concerned about the heel counters getting in the way.  I respect his expertise and opinion but I am stubborn and thought I'd try a local cobber, who had no such compunctions about tearing into my boots.

$40 later and maybe not a perfect job but I think I may have solved my problem.  How they'll hold up with wear remains to be seen.  But I am excited at trying them out.  I don't think I'd do this to one of my nicer boots but the LBs are great beater boots for travelling.


Bro, I have to admire your ingenuity (and nads), but is it really that much of a drag to wear loafers through security? Or to take the boots on and off? I used to fly four times a month for my old job, and found that the speed hooks made it easier when i wear my long branches.

Also, applying for pre-check could make your life a little easier.

Nevertheless, good on you for being game to try something unorthodox!
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Originally Posted by BootSpell View Post
 

I have committed heresy or a sacrilege on my Long Branch boots.  I pretty much only wear boots and I was getting pretty frustrated from having to hurriedly remove my boots at the TSA line when travelling. I didn't want to wear shoes and I considered Chelsea boots but couldn't quite get into them. So I arrived at side-zip boots.  But none of the brands I like and/or am knowledgeable about have side-zip boots.

 

I considered some nicer Italian boots (Marsell, Buttero, MMM, etc.) but then thought about having zips installed on one of my existing boots.  I contacted Nick at B. Nelson but he declined to undertake the project.  He was concerned about the heel counters getting in the way.  I respect his expertise and opinion but I am stubborn and thought I'd try a local cobber, who had no such compunctions about tearing into my boots.

 

$40 later and maybe not a perfect job but I think I may have solved my problem.  How they'll hold up with wear remains to be seen.  But I am excited at trying them out.  I don't think I'd do this to one of my nicer boots but the LBs are great beater boots for travelling.

 

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:wow: 

 

Yeah, that's kind of the reaction I expected!  :D

 

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Originally Posted by BootSpell View Post

I have committed heresy or a sacrilege on my Long Branch boots.  I pretty much only wear boots and I was getting pretty frustrated from having to hurriedly remove my boots at the TSA line when travelling. I didn't want to wear shoes and I considered Chelsea boots but couldn't quite get into them. So I arrived at side-zip boots.  But none of the brands I like and/or am knowledgeable about have side-zip boots.

I considered some nicer Italian boots (Marsell, Buttero, MMM, etc.) but then thought about having zips installed on one of my existing boots.  I contacted Nick at B. Nelson but he declined to undertake the project.  He was concerned about the heel counters getting in the way.  I respect his expertise and opinion but I am stubborn and thought I'd try a local cobber, who had no such compunctions about tearing into my boots.

$40 later and maybe not a perfect job but I think I may have solved my problem.  How they'll hold up with wear remains to be seen.  But I am excited at trying them out.  I don't think I'd do this to one of my nicer boots but the LBs are great beater boots for travelling.

 
Bro, I have to admire your ingenuity (and nads), but is it really that much of a drag to wear loafers through security? Or to take the boots on and off? I used to fly four times a month for my old job, and found that the speed hooks made it easier when i wear my long branches.

Also, applying for pre-check could make your life a little easier.

Nevertheless, good on you for being game to try something unorthodox!

 

You are of course, so correct.  But I'm anal and OCD if that explains anything.  We'll see how it goes...

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I have committed heresy or a sacrilege on my Long Branch boots. 

 

$40 later and maybe not a perfect job but I think I may have solved my problem.  How they'll hold up with wear remains to be seen.  But I am excited at trying them out.  I don't think I'd do this to one of my nicer boots but the LBs are great beater boots for travelling.

 

 

 

I don't know whether to laugh or cry.  I don't have the nads to try something like that on my beloved boots.  I hope they work out for you. 

 

I figured most people would I think I was crazy.  But these Long Branches are over two years old and I have a lot of boots so I figured I could take a chance.  Some of my boots cost a heck of a lot more than these but they are such a great boot for all types of conditions and are wearing really well.

 

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Originally Posted by BootSpell View Post
 

I have committed heresy or a sacrilege on my Long Branch boots.  I pretty much only wear boots and I was getting pretty frustrated from having to hurriedly remove my boots at the TSA line when travelling. I didn't want to wear shoes and I considered Chelsea boots but couldn't quite get into them. So I arrived at side-zip boots.  But none of the brands I like and/or am knowledgeable about have side-zip boots.

 

I considered some nicer Italian boots (Marsell, Buttero, MMM, etc.) but then thought about having zips installed on one of my existing boots.  I contacted Nick at B. Nelson but he declined to undertake the project.  He was concerned about the heel counters getting in the way.  I respect his expertise and opinion but I am stubborn and thought I'd try a local cobber, who had no such compunctions about tearing into my boots.

 

$40 later and maybe not a perfect job but I think I may have solved my problem.  How they'll hold up with wear remains to be seen.  But I am excited at trying them out.  I don't think I'd do this to one of my nicer boots but the LBs are great beater boots for travelling.

 

 

Awesome!  Nice things should make our lives better, not more difficult.

 

Thanks, man.  I like your approach to life!

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As the self appointed Honorable Dictator for Life of the Long Branch Fan Club, I hereby declare this a solution in such of a problem. 😃. With the speed hooks, I can get in and out of mine faster than any other laceups shoes..

But I applaud you for really exploring the space.

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Here are some better shots of the new Odenwalds. I just used some AE Leather Lotion and they are good to go.

I think I'm going to like these a lot for weekend wear with jeans.




Chris
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Im not seeing any mention of 15% off in my catalog either...however i DO see the mysterious code on the back, so ill try to use it and see what happens
Edited by harlequin782 - 12/15/14 at 7:29pm
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Welp, that code definitely wasnt for a discount...lol...must be a postal code or something they use to sort mail at the post office. Kinda relieved, i really didnt need to be enticed to spend any more money at this time. Because that sure was what was about to happen..lol
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The time is nearing to recraft my black McTavish. I'd like to make them a little more casual and was thinking about a lighter welt and edge, not sure if I want to go all the way down to natural though. Also a rubber sole, be it V- tread or Dainite as I'm not too pleased with how the leather has worn. Is a natural edge as tough to keep clean as it looks?

I think I have seen pictures of black shoes so configured posted here. Anyone have any thoughts or visual aids? Thanks.
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Hey guys, got my replacement pair if neumoks (other pair had a bad stitch). While lacing the shoes up I noticed that the leather by the eylets aren't completely stitched together. Is this normal? Would anyone mind checking their pair?
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This is with the flap pulled back.
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Any neumok brethren have a chance to check for me?

I can check mine tomorrow

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Originally Posted by joeisuzu View Post

The time is nearing to recraft my black McTavish. I'd like to make them a little more casual and was thinking about a lighter welt and edge, not sure if I want to go all the way down to natural though. Also a rubber sole, be it V- tread or Dainite as I'm not too pleased with how the leather has worn. Is a natural edge as tough to keep clean as it looks?

I think I have seen pictures of black shoes so configured posted here. Anyone have any thoughts or visual aids? Thanks.

 

I have not had trouble keeping any of my natural edges clean to date...I plan on redoing my black shell leeds the same way when the time comes.

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Originally Posted by FatTuesday View Post
 

 

I must have a different catalog.  No mention of 15% off on page 3 that I can find.

 

 

So where yours says $50 off mine says 15% off your purchase... I guess it only went out to some customers. 

 

Not sure if they makes me a good customer or a big sucker :-)

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Same thing happened last year...codes only went to certain people....I think I threw my catolague out..
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Can we share codes?  If so, feel free to PM me and I'll share my 15% code.  Funny thing is I bought some accessories last week and forgot to use it myself.  Oh well!  

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Originally Posted by ultravisitor View Post

I was just there an hour ago, though I was only looking for myself. They have a big selection of AE, including older models. Unfortunately, however, they had nothing that worked for me that also fit (I'm typically an 8.5EEE or 9EEE). They did have an Alden medallion cap toe that fit me (don't remember if it was open or closed lacing), but it was black and I don't have a use for a black shoe.
Thanks.
So it's still 40% off? Wondering if it's a good time to get some shoe care products from them.
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Snuff suede Players with my OKC Thunder socks.


Chris
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