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post #2671 of 20750
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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post
I can think of a couple, namely one in this very thread continuously posting pictures of Vass that he happens to be selling as well. Another one posts pics of British shoes he happens to be selling here or on eBay.

The part about you not being on a crusade to sink the Paprika ship is laughable.

Don’t forget, until a few month ago, Fritzl had his trusted lieutenant Stirling Gilette to beat that very same drum.
(It appears SG has left the drum or the shoe trade, whatever.) None of the other sellers you mention,
posts that same picture more than once or hurls vile abuse at other posters.

Occasionally I feel the need to intervene when Fritzl post blatantly wrong stuff, like today,
when he stated English shoemakers would use ’half an insole’.

Rubbish, nobody can or does make a shoes with half an insole. Period!

Most of my postings are factual, there are only a very few polemical ones.
But then, I have no agenda and have no commercial interests.

Be assured, I have no intention of letting that whole thing slide off the rails,
to the same extend as the Manton/FilmNoirBuff saga.
post #2672 of 20750
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Originally Posted by bengal-stripe View Post
Rubbish, nobody can or does make a shoes with half an insole. Period!

sockliner, freudscher, who cares...
post #2673 of 20750
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Originally Posted by HORNS View Post
O.K., so I take this as you don't know what the hell you're talking about.

See, the conclusion I've reached is that fritzl is a fascist, much like his forefathers, but this way of thinking is now directed towards shoes that are not made for Shrek's feet.

I understand you're trying to be funny, but that ^ is really uncalled for.
post #2674 of 20750
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post
I am warming up to Big Shoes lately. Soon I will start a threak called "American Gunboats."

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Originally Posted by Manton View Post
Whiskey is nice but I think it's not great as a brogue. Less detail is better.

Gunboats with suits = My favorite pair right now are Florsheims I picked up on B&S for $89.

God Bless America.

You're warming my heart. Make sure to post your Florsheims, please.

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Originally Posted by aportnoy View Post
I relaize that this is a forum where we discuss our opinions, but just as we can create a frenzy of favorable attention we can likewise dissuade and damage.

Sometimes people really need to be dissuaded.

I do not wish to damage anyone's business, but, at the same time, sometimes I think the forum wants to live in an idealistic vacuum, where the sheer nobility of "I dress for myself" trumps the practical concerns of existing in the real world.

We do others, especially n00bs, no favors by sitting silently when they're given bad advice.
post #2675 of 20750
Doc and Aportnoy - my feeling is that the truth, as with most things, lies in the middle. It's good to offer criticism when it should be given, but it should be done eloquently and not while beating a dead horse.
post #2676 of 20750
Since you guys won't shut up, I'll post my most recent acquisition: Alden natural chromexcel ptb with flex sole
post #2677 of 20750
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post
I am warming up to Big Shoes lately. Soon I will start a threak called "American Gunboats."

there is a thread about them on FNB, so becarful you dont get more slagging off for it ;-)
post #2678 of 20750
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Originally Posted by distinctive View Post
Since you guys won't shut up, I'll post my most recent acquisition:

Alden natural chromexcel ptb with flex sole

D, how do you like the natural chromexel?
post #2679 of 20750
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Originally Posted by distinctive View Post
Since you guys won't shut up, I'll post my most recent acquisition: Alden natural chromexcel ptb with flex sole
I was wondering when this thread was going to start delivering again. Thanks for stepping up. How does chromexcel feel like? Is it tougher than calf but not as tough as cordovan?
post #2680 of 20750
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Originally Posted by srivats View Post
D, how do you like the natural chromexel?

Love it, pairs wells with the natural sole.

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Originally Posted by Butter View Post

How does chromexcel feel like? Is it tougher than calf but not as tough as cordovan?

Something like that... very oily, molds to the feet really well, and seems to be a great leather for wet weather.
post #2681 of 20750
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Originally Posted by distinctive View Post
Something like that... very oily, molds to the feet really well, and seems to be a great leather for wet weather.
Very cool. So would one care for it the same way as leather or different products are required? I'm curious mainly because I liked cordovan for its durability but the premium as well as the overly shiny look is something I'm on the fence about. Thinking of chromexcel as an alternative.
post #2682 of 20750
I walked in salt water with my chromexcel shoes for two weeks this summer. This is good stuff.
post #2683 of 20750
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Originally Posted by geoffmartin17 View Post
Brax,

I'd love to see what the boots look like, been on the fence for a while about vass boots vs EG!

-Geoff

The boots are not Vass. I'm sure they would be quite comfortable. The ones I have are much more utilitarian. I'll post a picture tomorrow.
post #2684 of 20750
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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post
I walked in salt water with my chromexcel shoes for two weeks this summer. This is good stuff.

great contribution
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