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^^^ LOL, yeah, new black captoe bals can slip past notice a lot easier than these.
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I thought they might be close enough to my Budays in colour to pass as the same shoes but they're a fair bit lighter so I think she'll notice. Maybe not tho; new Carminas flew under the radar!
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Part deux of the Dinkelacker koppage. The moment I strapped on the Norweger boots posted earlier, I e-mailed Ed to see if the dark brown shortwings were still hanging around. They were. Until they were boxed up and shipped north. :-)

"Dark" brown doesn't quite cover it - if there is such a thing as midnight brown, these are it.

I have always wanted something in the big, broad, sturdy, stompin' Budapester tradition and this pair checked that box handily. These are likely to become the bullies of the shoe rack - I can just see some of my more delicate dress shoes cowering away, eyes downcast, affording the Dinkelackers a wide berth.

And again, I am impressed by the comfort afforded by a broad last with a tall toe box.

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I am very glad to see you bought some Dink's. I've loved their ultra-gunboat styles for a long time, but have been hesitant to pull the trigger based purely on questions about leather quality. They always looked fantastic new, but the used pairs I have seen always creased quite extremely. Please take some pics after you have worn them a bit, I am getting a hankering to pull the trigger myself once again. Thanks.
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^^^ Will do my man. Nothing in the first couple wearings to suggest that leather quality will be any kind of a negative issue at all, but time will tell. The supple chromexcel-ish Norvegese barely crease at all. The leather on the shortwings is stiffer (as one would expect) but their first outing is today and so far there is less pronounced creasing here than on my Vass P2 boots (where there certainly wasn't an objectionable amount).

As you know, I'm sure, creasing has a lot to do with many factors other than leather quality. The problem with judging used shoes is that you have no idea if they fit the wearer properly in the first place, what conditions they were worn in, or if they were well maintained.
post #19460 of 20750
X post from Buday thread.
Tobacco shell 39 last courtesy of @edmorel and Panta.
About 6 wears in.
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X post from Buday thread.
Tobacco shell 39 last courtesy of @edmorel and Panta.
About 6 wears in.

Looking good Ozzy nod[1].gif
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Cheers Cleav!

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Lovely shade of shell there Ozzy.
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Heinrich Dinkelacker has just about the ugliest lasts and models I've seen or owned among high-end shüs. This is my subjective truth that must be typed out loud. Still, I wonder who makes for them in Hungary...not many suitable makers to choose from, after all.
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Originally Posted by VRaivio View Post

Heinrich Dinkelacker has just about the ugliest lasts and models I've seen or owned among high-end shüs. This is my subjective truth that must be typed out loud. Still, I wonder who makes for them in Hungary...not many suitable makers to choose from, after all.

Those aren't even dinkelacker?
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Those aren't even dinkelacker?

I think he's referring to my pairs posted earlier. Hopefully he feels better having got that off his chest.
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I think he's referring to my pairs posted earlier. Hopefully he feels better having got that off his chest.

Ah didn't see previous page but yes I'm quite sure he feels amazing now knowing we all know his expert opinion!
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I didn't notice this until today, but that's me getting measured in the picture. About 3 weeks left until the fitting, looking forward to it! (The fitting, that is. Not the 3 hours on a train to get to it biggrin.gif)
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Ah didn't see previous page but yes I'm quite sure he feels amazing now knowing we all know his expert opinion!

I'm going to throw my new Dink's in the bin now I've been put right

post #19470 of 20750
Cant believe I missed half price Dinks. You people are scum.
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