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post #1351 of 1382

Does anyone have pictures of a "lived-in" natural penny loafer style? I have my eyes on a pair for the summer but wanted to get a sense for how they will look over time.

post #1352 of 1382
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Originally Posted by CommodoreMarvel View Post

I like my trench boots, but I have found the last to be some what troublesome. The toe box is wide, but flat and I often find my toes pushed down on from the "roof" of the boot. I bought them TTS and the rest of it fits well, even slightly loosely so I feel like I can't wear light socks to give my feet space without sliding in them. After one painful trudge up a hill in San Francisco, I kicked off my trenches and found that the leather insole had come loose from the foam padding underneath. To my surprise I found that with the slender leather insole removed my toes felt so much better and now I'm considering placing 3/4 insoles into the Oak streets so that the heel is tight and the toes live in peace. Has anyone else had this issue?

There's a foam padding underneath? That might explain the problem I have with my Lakeshore boots.

 

They squeak. It's effing annoying. I thought they'd stop but it's been months and I don't wear them often because it's so noticeable. I can feel the insoles making the squeaking noise through my feet. If the insoles have some kind of foam built in maybe I should just pull them out and get some leather insole replacements. 

post #1353 of 1382
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Originally Posted by Fred G. Unn View Post


Barrie size for me, down 1/2.

I wear a 10D in Barrie, 9.5 in handsewns, and a 10 in the Lakeshore last. I find it more roomy than the Barrie even. 

post #1354 of 1382
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Originally Posted by grendel View Post

There's a foam padding underneath? That might explain the problem I have with my Lakeshore boots.

They squeak. It's effing annoying. I thought they'd stop but it's been months and I don't wear them often because it's so noticeable. I can feel the insoles making the squeaking noise through my feet. If the insoles have some kind of foam built in maybe I should just pull them out and get some leather insole replacements. 

If they use a shank for some sort, that can squeak (forever) as well.
post #1355 of 1382
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Originally Posted by grendel View Post

I wear a 10D in Barrie, 9.5 in handsewns, and a 10 in the Lakeshore last. I find it more roomy than the Barrie even. 

I just have two pairs of trail oxfords, both 9.5. I'm a 9.5D in Barrie, UK9E in C&J, 43 in Vass F and P2, 43.5 in Vass U, and usually 10E in AE. I haven't tried the OSB Lakeshore last yet, so I can't really comment.

I did get confirmation today from Tony Pace, the "Director of Operations" at OSB that they received my shoes for recrafting. I'll post pics when I get them back.
post #1356 of 1382
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Originally Posted by Fred G. Unn View Post

I just sent a pair of OSB trail oxfords back to OSB for recrafting. $96 including return shipping. Has anyone used their factory recrafting before?

Just got them back today! New Vibram soles, new leather laces, new sock liners, nice polish job to even the finish, new box, overall I'm very happy with the service for the price!
post #1357 of 1382
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Originally Posted by Fred G. Unn View Post

Just got them back today! New Vibram soles, new leather laces, new sock liners, nice polish job to even the finish, new box, overall I'm very happy with the service for the price!
Pics! Before and after if you have 'em!
post #1358 of 1382

Anyone try (or at least have a chance to see in person) the new double sole wingtips in either bourbon or chocolate?

 

http://oakstreetbootmakers.com/footwear/chocolate-double-sole-wingtip

 

I really like the look of those and am very very tempted to pull the trigger on them.  I love OSB's loafers but keep hearing so-so things about the quality of their boots.  No clue what to expect with these wingtip bluchers!

post #1359 of 1382
I would like to share with you my last osb purchase







They are awesome , the natural CXL is amazing

I have wolverine and these ones and I don't know which one I prefer ...
post #1360 of 1382

I thought they didn't do any recrafting. Excellent!

 

Get to know a good local cobbler, of course. But, maybe equally as good to be able to send it back to the company.

 

And, that natural CXL will age beautifully! My trench oxfords look amazing. (Still a little tight, though...)

post #1361 of 1382
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Originally Posted by BackInTheJox View Post

Anyone try (or at least have a chance to see in person) the new double sole wingtips in either bourbon or chocolate?

A couple of days ago, I received a pair of the bourbon wingtips. Here are a few photos:





My initial impression is positive, albeit with qualifications (see, for example, the last photo). My full review is here:

http://classicamericanstyle.net/?p=2844
post #1362 of 1382

Ordered a pair of Trench boots from OSB's latest drop on Massdrop recently and was happy to receive it yesterday - this is the first time I have purchased a pair of handcrafted boots.

 

Noted the following on the welt of one side of the boot when inspecting it and am wondering if it is something common:

 

 

 

 

The welt on the other boot was joined seamlessly. Below is the response I received when I reached out to OSB:

 

 

"Thanks for the email and pics!  What you are referring to is in no way a defect and is quite standard for a 360 degree welt. Those two ends of the welt need to be connected - that point that you are noticing is simply where the two ends of the welt come together.  It is standard on all of our Trench Boots. 

 
Hopefully that helps clear up any worry you may have had. 
 
Please let me know if you have any additional questions. 
 
Thanks!"
 
 
Would definitely love to hear from you guys regarding this - cheers! :)
post #1363 of 1382
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Originally Posted by roguerunner View Post
 

Ordered a pair of Trench boots from OSB's latest drop on Massdrop recently and was happy to receive it yesterday - this is the first time I have purchased a pair of handcrafted boots.

 

Noted the following on the welt of one side of the boot when inspecting it and am wondering if it is something common:

 

 

 

 

The welt on the other boot was joined seamlessly. Below is the response I received when I reached out to OSB:

 

 

"Thanks for the email and pics!  What you are referring to is in no way a defect and is quite standard for a 360 degree welt. Those two ends of the welt need to be connected - that point that you are noticing is simply where the two ends of the welt come together.  It is standard on all of our Trench Boots. 

 
Hopefully that helps clear up any worry you may have had. 
 
Please let me know if you have any additional questions. 
 
Thanks!"
 
 
Would definitely love to hear from you guys regarding this - cheers! :)

totally normal, I have that on all of my GY welted boots

post #1364 of 1382
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Originally Posted by Fenderplyr View Post
 

totally normal, I have that on all of my GY welted boots

 

Thank you for the clarification - appreciate it!

post #1365 of 1382

Recommendation: replace your shoe laces with new ones on your older shoes as they get beat up. I have a versatile pair of OSB camp doc shoes but the laces were starting to look pretty gross after all the times I've worn them. I purchased new laces and had a cobbler re-lace them for me. The shoes look nearly brand new again. This is a great way to get some extra life and a new look from your shoes. Very pleased with mine.

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