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post #14716 of 19808
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Originally Posted by isshinryu101 View Post

this is why I prefer matte finished leather.
exactly.
post #14717 of 19808
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Originally Posted by hendrix View Post

It's also becuase we're used to seeing aniline dyed leather, not crust leather. If you check out the leather St Crispin uses it has a similar look to it.
Also, the glossyness is just part of the way the Italians finish their shoes; it's seen as good customer service. It comes off in a few wearings so it's not a big deal if you don't like it.
I hate it when it flakes off though.

Santoni does this - and it looks great initially, but wears/flakes off easily.
post #14718 of 19808
Hmmm, i've never owned a pair of santonis. The Italian shoes I have didn't end up flaking, they just sorta became a bit more matte as the polish dulled down.

I guess it depends what they use to give the glossy finish.
post #14719 of 19808
Finally. Wanted this boot for a while..

post #14720 of 19808
For this you must die.

I lost an ebay bid for a pair of these this week.

I'm not sure I can muster up the energy to face another day..............cry.gif
post #14721 of 19808
Why was their bidding?!? The BIN was decent to begin with frown.gif
post #14722 of 19808
Size 8??
post #14723 of 19808

So I've got a boot (Tony Lama boot) that squeaks when I walk. It seems that the insole rubs awkwardly when I roll my foot. The insole appears to be glued. 

 

My only thought is to rip it out.

 

Thoughts?

post #14724 of 19808
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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

Size 8??

Bastard! biggrin.gif

And yes - the bin was a stellar price to begin with. But since they were on the large side for me and since I'm trying really hard not to buy any shoes for a while I decided to low ball bid just to see if I got lucky. You got a seriously good buy there. I hope they give you toe nail rot!

:-)
post #14725 of 19808
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post #14726 of 19808
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Originally Posted by MalfordOfLondon View Post

Boots. Big Boots.






Holy shit I need these in my life. How much where they/how long was the wait?


Gorgeous!
post #14727 of 19808
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Originally Posted by ThinkDerm View Post

I call it like I see it.
Obviously it is not corrected grain. Sure does look that way though with the high gloss finish.

Italy has gone to the next level with antiqueing etc and unfortunately I note some top brands like de Tomasso have entered CG world but not Mecariello - Grazie a Dio!
post #14728 of 19808
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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

Finally. Wanted this boot for a while..

I've got the fun task of serving some divorce papers after work today for a freind. I'll be wearing these for good luck
post #14729 of 19808
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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

Finally. Wanted this boot for a while..

nephew,
sharp looking boot, wear in good health
post #14730 of 19808
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Originally Posted by Gdot View Post

For this you must die.
I lost an ebay bid for a pair of these this week.
I'm not sure I can muster up the energy to face another day..............cry.gif

nephew,
your day will come
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