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post #10486 of 19665
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Originally Posted by Burton View Post

Personally I do not understand the aesthetic - though I have tried.

quality is another thing...
post #10487 of 19665
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Originally Posted by LynahFaithful View Post

fritzl - These are boots, not shoes, and the original design of the "Indy" was as a workboot and so they would certainly lack the "esthetic" you would be expecting in shoes. Harrison Ford wore his personal Alden workboots in the Indian Jones movie series and so they became popular as "Indys" and now Alden lovers, including me, have tried to make them acceptable as casual footwear. So, when you state that these boots are "clunky," consider/remember their original purpose.

what's the purpose of this message?
post #10488 of 19665
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Originally Posted by LynahFaithful View Post

That's certainly his choice, and I don't care for a lot of his choices either, which is my choice, but he should not expect shoe esthetic from work boots.

this is not the right attitude, if i may say.
post #10489 of 19665
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Originally Posted by Kemper View Post

Here a picture of the same shoes with the original chestnut burnishing
263

not bad either, imo.
post #10490 of 19665
NAMOR, AS's last 99 fits true to size. If you've a wide foot or high instep, this last will not fit.
post #10491 of 19665
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Originally Posted by Pliny View Post

  But it's not easy to pull off a chestnut bal.  Needs a linen lounge suit or seersucker at a garden party or the track, not so great for work wear or anything formal.  In other words, this kind of shoe is dating very quickly and in most contexts looks like costume, a big no no for me.

orly?
post #10492 of 19665
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Originally Posted by LynahFaithful View Post

That's certainly his choice, and I don't care for a lot of his choices either, which is my choice, but he should not expect shoe esthetic from work boots.

actually, i didn't know that you're a steady follower of my excellent taste in footwear and i appreciate your willingness to learn from the best.

understood that it is a hard way from your peasantry way of thinking to reach the big whole, you're on track, son.
post #10493 of 19665
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Originally Posted by ThinkDerm View Post

wow. how'd you alter the colour

A friend of mine did it.
First you have to remove the burnishing using acetone.
Then make the new burnishing with special dye (french brand "Aux Drapeaux"), generally a mix of different colours following your choice (for exemple 5% black, 35% brown, 60% red).
post #10494 of 19665
Another exemple of new burnishing, on Crockett & Jones Wesbourne

Before :
263

Now :
467
post #10495 of 19665
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Originally Posted by Kemper View Post

Another exemple of new burnishing, on Crockett & Jones Wesbourne
Before :
263
Now :
467


F*ck that's nice! 

post #10496 of 19665
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Originally Posted by Kemper View Post

Another exemple of new burnishing, on Crockett & Jones Wesbourne
Before :
263
Now :
467

both are beautiful. prefer the original, though.

might be biased due it's a gap in my rotation.
post #10497 of 19665
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Originally Posted by lychyrychy View Post

I just somehow hate the way it feels walking on topy laugh.gif

sometimes let her be on topy
post #10498 of 19665
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Originally Posted by Burton View Post

Spoo the arguments here are based on so much more. Gemmed vs. non-gemmed or whether spade shoes from 80 years ago have any relevance in today's world, the average stuff people speak about anywhere in teh world.

These are 2 topics that have caused much of the unrest in the Middle East in recent years.
post #10499 of 19665
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Originally Posted by Burton View Post

Reminds me of the people who used to put plastic UNDER furniture.
Fixed that
post #10500 of 19665
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Originally Posted by isshinryu101 View Post

I wasn't responding to you there.
I personally LIKE closed-channel stitching. It is usually a sign that the maker cared about every detail of the shoes. Of those makers I listed above, each offers closed stitching in its' TOP line. Again, a sign that they are paying closer attention to detail in their top offerings.
However, GIVEN A CHOICE of where one would rather the maker spent manufacturing dollars, uppers or closed channel sole, it seems like a no-brainer. Would you trade a lower quality upper for closed stitching sole? OR, would you trade upper stitch quality (close, straight, uniform) for closed channel soles?
My only point was that in order to sell a pair of shoes for $200, the maker MUST be saving money somewhere in order to still make a profit. If they're paying xtra money for the sole treatment, they MUST be saving it elsewhere in order to still make a profit. All things equal, I like close channel. In a $200 shoe, I'd prefer they spend the money on the construction and the uppers. Soles is last on my priority list.

A lot depends on how you define "closed channel" and even more on how it is done.

Some closed channel stitching will see the channel wear open and expose the threads in short order...and in the process the leather looks terribly ragged and tawdry.

A channel can be cut that is parallel to the surface of the outsole. It won't last long.

A channel can be cut that is perpendicular to the surface of the outsole. It will be visible from the outset..

A channel can be cut at an angle and it will wear cleanly and protect the thread.

Bottom line, however is that protecting the threads is the main objective. And a "channel" must be tightly closed to be effective in that achieving that goal.

A channel that is really just a groove is not effective...aesthetically or functionally.

If a company chooses to sell at a certain price level...to "occupy a niche" ...that does not afford a decent profit without compromising quality, then you're correct that choosing to use better quality raw materials rather than invest in what is essentially cosmetic ...ornamentations...is a survival strategy. But any company that operates within those kinds of constraints will never produce a consistently high quality product simply because the bar is always moving.
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