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post #946 of 1023

Its just my guess, but I really wouldn't bank on the Loden oxfords getting darker.  I don't think the chrmxl tends to age/wear/darken like other leathers.

 

For what its worth, I found no colour change in my Navy oxfords - but I recognize they're already a pretty dark colour.  

post #947 of 1023
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Hey tv2177 - I personally wear a pair of brown vibram trail oxfords almost every day. They were the first Vibram Trail Oxfords every made - resoled them several times, and they're still going strong. I wear them with both chinos and denim regularly.
With that said, the loden green is quickly becoming my favorite all around. Buuut - navy is the best seller smile.gif
I didn't help did I? biggrin.gif

How much does the resole cost?

And tv2177 I'd probably get brown to start although green is really unique as well
post #948 of 1023
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Originally Posted by Madelocal View Post

Its just my guess, but I really wouldn't bank on the Loden oxfords getting darker.  I don't think the chrmxl tends to age/wear/darken like other leathers.

For what its worth, I found no colour change in my Navy oxfords - but I recognize they're already a pretty dark colour.  

You're right in that the Loden doesn't darken, they stay true to their original color as does the navy - but they are pretty dark already - they certainly aren't 'bright' - these are a true loden green.

Chromexcel in general does wear/darken/age over time depending on the color. For example, natural chromexcel ages and darkens beautifully! Independence in Chicago's got them with a vibram sole - which was posted earlier - and I can post a photo of those for you guys later today

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How much does the resole cost?

We always recommend that if you have a local cobbler who can handle the job - support your local shop! We do a complete recraft and have done many for guys on SF. The recraft includes new insoles, laces, new welting when needed, new soles, refinishing upper as needed and topping it all off with a hand buff. The recraft service is $92 and will give ya another few years =)
post #949 of 1023
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Chromexcel in general does wear/darken/age over time depending on the color. For example, natural chromexcel ages and darkens beautifully! Independence in Chicago's got them with a vibram sole - which was posted earlier - and I can post a photo of those for you guys later today
We always recommend that if you have a local cobbler who can handle the job - support your local shop! We do a complete recraft and have done

some pictures can definitely help me to decide icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #950 of 1023
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You're right in that the Loden doesn't darken, they stay true to their original color as does the navy - but they are pretty dark already - they certainly aren't 'bright' - these are a true loden green.
Chromexcel in general does wear/darken/age over time depending on the color. For example, natural chromexcel ages and darkens beautifully! Independence in Chicago's got them with a vibram sole - which was posted earlier - and I can post a photo of those for you guys later today


Thanks.  That is good to know.

 

post #951 of 1023
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some pictures can definitely help me to decide icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

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Alright - so here's an image of BOTH the exclusives at Independence (again, you can call in a phone order). In front is a Natural Chromexcel Vibram Trail Oxford, and in the back you can Peanut Suede Red Brick Trail Oxfords.
http://comingsoon.independence-chicago.com/
post #952 of 1023
I love the peanut suede.
post #953 of 1023
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Any word on when these OSB cap toe and plain toes come out?
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Good question.
post #954 of 1023
Hey all - Official Affiliate Thread now active! Lets move the discussion over there!

http://www.styleforum.net/t/296752/oak-street-bootmakers-official-affiliate-thread
post #955 of 1023
If I wear a 10W Sebago Docksides, what size should I get in OSB for the Camp Moc?
post #956 of 1023

So after going through this thread all of last week, I ordered a pair of natural boat shoes.  It came in today and I gotta say - I LOVE THEM.  I've also purchased the fine footwear care kit also and everything including the shoes have been packaged professionally.  Looks like it was done with care.

 

I just wanted to say thank you to the forum, everyone, and special thanks to George and Tony from Oak Street Bootmakers.  I will definitely purchase your other boots/shoes in the very near future :)

 

 

post #957 of 1023
Anybody can chime in on the cordovan beef roll sizing. I'm 8.5 on bran, 7.5 d on barrie for alden
post #958 of 1023
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Anybody can chime in on the cordovan beef roll sizing. I'm 8.5 on bran, 7.5 d on barrie for alden
hmmm - normally you'd be 8.5 brannock, 8 barrie. I think 8 should do the trick - and cordovan doesn't stretch like chromexcel - but will conform a bit in width
post #959 of 1023
Trying to pick a pair of boots for fall/winter here in Oregon. Any thoughts on the pros and cons of Yuketen Maine Guides versus the Oak Street Camp Boots?
post #960 of 1023
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Trying to pick a pair of boots for fall/winter here in Oregon. Any thoughts on the pros and cons of Yuketen Maine Guides versus the Oak Street Camp Boots?
In the broadest strokes, they are more or less the same thing. They will fit a little different, and there are different color makeups to consider but the overall look and performance is the same.

I'm not the biggest fan of the Vibram wedge sole, but plenty of people love it. Personally, I think a thin commando style sole or Dainite is the ultimate Portland sole (yes, I live here) for fall/winter. Spring/summer do whatever you want: boat sole, crepe, etc.
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