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post #16 of 44
Just not feeling these in boot form.
post #17 of 44
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Originally Posted by bigbris1 View Post
You know the story behind that?
No.

As for the boots I am not sure how I feel about the speed hooks or whatever. They can and have ripped off of the shoe. My understanding is that this may be more likely on cordovan.
post #18 of 44
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Originally Posted by Ahab View Post
No.

As for the boots I am not sure how I feel about the speed hooks or whatever. They can and have ripped off of the shoe. My understanding is that this may be more likely on cordovan.

^+1 I'm not a fan of speedhooks on my Aldens either. They catch on the hems of my trousers, nearly tearing them and/or tripping me. They also bend out of shape quite easily in my experience--I expect I'll have to replace speedhooks long before other aspects of the shoes need maintenance.
post #19 of 44
^^^My speed hooks have stayed intact on even my oldest pairs of boots with them; however, I do have the occasional problem of my hems getting caught on them. It only happens with a few of the pants I have, nonetheless it's annoying whenever it happens.
post #20 of 44
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Originally Posted by BrooklynWeGoHard View Post
absolutely. and from the story, it sounds like you enjoy that sort of thing

I seriously doubt you do.
post #21 of 44
These books are amazing in person ... here is are some pics from the alden thread:

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Originally Posted by greekgeek View Post
New boots on the Barrie. (X post from MC, will rock with old man jeans)



post #22 of 44
Tan suede are nice, would love to find a pair. You didn't say Shoe Mart had these did you?
post #23 of 44
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Originally Posted by gnatty8 View Post
Tan suede are nice, would love to find a pair. You didn't say Shoe Mart had these did you?

The suede were from Tom IIRC - not sure if shoemart has them.
post #24 of 44
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Originally Posted by gnatty8 View Post
Tan suede are nice, would love to find a pair. You didn't say Shoe Mart had these did you?
Shoe Mart doesn't have the suede boot, only the shells.
post #25 of 44
I could also stomach these

post #26 of 44
+1,those are seks bris. I don't like Barrie lasted boots or Barrie lasted anything for that matter.
post #27 of 44
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Originally Posted by bigbris1 View Post
I could also stomach these

Those look great. The front of the boot is very similar to the RL Gifford.
post #28 of 44
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Originally Posted by JayJay View Post
Shoe Mart doesn't have the suede boot, only the shells.

Just called today. They're down to a single pair of Ravellos in 11.5D; have about 4 pair in black; and none in #8. More Ravellos are on order and expected circa March 30, and the #8's are ordered but still a long way from arriving.

If I ordinarily wear an 11D, would I go for 10.5D if these are Barrie last?
post #29 of 44
Tom at Leather Soul used to carry these without the speed hook

I agree with the speed hook comment. I have boots from Carmina, and the hooks sometimes catch the inside of your trousers
post #30 of 44
I think without the speedhooks, they are too much of a pain to get in and out of. I've tried on a pair that is my size, but I have to unlace the top few eyelets just to get in, then relace to tie up. no thanks.
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