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post #1231 of 3025

The black ones really remind me of the old beckman boots made of CXL before they started using black featherstone. 

post #1232 of 3025
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Originally Posted by CPaul View Post

Any more info on that shell trench boot collab. Shouldn't be spending money but it has me intrigued.
I was talking to the context people when I got my boots and they said they were getting a natural shell trench boot. Awesome store btw - super knowledgable and helpful staff - they actually showed me a shell they had gotten as a sample for the collab (gorgeous ofc).
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Originally Posted by b-ewing View Post

Beautiful boots! Love em in black.

Can you compare the size on these to other shoes/boots you own (eg Alden's, RW Heritage, Converse Allstars, Clark's desert boots)? You find em to fit TTS as suggested? Also, you find these best worn with boot socks or something thinner? Appreciate your input

I would call the sizing on these almost identical to cdbs. My trenches are size 8.5, and as you can see, I'm wearing them with what amounts to black athletic socks.
I wear 9s in cdbs and they only fit snug with thick wool socks.
I wear 9.5s in yuketens, and again those are about 0.25 sizes bigger.
My trenches were marked as 42 euro size and I wear 42 birks and vibram fivefingers.
The thing about osbtbs is the last fits the shape of a foot so well that I can size them for an almost glove-like fit, especially with the stretchiness of CXL.
That to me is one of the biggest draws to this boot - the excellent fit and comfort.
post #1233 of 3025
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Originally Posted by Comus View Post


I was talking to the context people when I got my boots and they said they were getting a natural shell trench boot. Awesome store btw - super knowledgable and helpful staff - they actually showed me a shell they had gotten as a sample for the collab (gorgeous ofc).
I would call the sizing on these almost identical to cdbs. My trenches are size 8.5, and as you can see, I'm wearing them with what amounts to black athletic socks.
I wear 9s in cdbs and they only fit snug with thick wool socks.
I wear 9.5s in yuketens, and again those are about 0.25 sizes bigger.
My trenches were marked as 42 euro size and I wear 42 birks and vibram fivefingers.
The thing about osbtbs is the last fits the shape of a foot so well that I can size them for an almost glove-like fit, especially with the stretchiness of CXL.
That to me is one of the biggest draws to this boot - the excellent fit and comfort.

Did they give you an estimate on when they will be available? 

post #1234 of 3025
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Originally Posted by LIMBERLION View Post

Did they give you an estimate on when they will be available? 

He made it sound like it was quite soon - maybe in the next shipment or so. (Sometime this summer then?) Mostly he just talked about how great they looked...
post #1235 of 3025
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Originally Posted by Comus View Post


He made it sound like it was quite soon - maybe in the next shipment or so. (Sometime this summer then?) Mostly he just talked about how great they looked...

I cant wait to see what they look like

post #1236 of 3025
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Originally Posted by Comus View Post

He made it sound like it was quite soon - maybe in the next shipment or so. (Sometime this summer then?) Mostly he just talked about how great they looked...
Tanks for the info. Been wanting some nicer boots to go with my natty trail oxfords. Shell is pretty durable? It can get wet and dirty and will still look good or is it more dressy?
post #1237 of 3025
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Originally Posted by Comus View Post

I was talking to the context people when I got my boots and they said they were getting a natural shell trench boot. Awesome store btw - super knowledgable and helpful staff - they actually showed me a shell they had gotten as a sample for the collab (gorgeous ofc).
I would call the sizing on these almost identical to cdbs. My trenches are size 8.5, and as you can see, I'm wearing them with what amounts to black athletic socks.
I wear 9s in cdbs and they only fit snug with thick wool socks.
I wear 9.5s in yuketens, and again those are about 0.25 sizes bigger.
My trenches were marked as 42 euro size and I wear 42 birks and vibram fivefingers.
The thing about osbtbs is the last fits the shape of a foot so well that I can size them for an almost glove-like fit, especially with the stretchiness of CXL.
That to me is one of the biggest draws to this boot - the excellent fit and comfort.

Very helpful, thx. I wear a 43 in Birkenstocks; 9.5 in desert boots, OSB trail oxfords, and RW Beckmans; and a 10 in whites, chuck taylor's, and most mall brand dress shoes. so, I'm guessing a 10?
post #1238 of 3025
Shell is extremely durable, and can definitely get wet and dirty and then easily cleaned up, even more durable if you treat it for those conditions. There are some who insist, though, on babying their shell, and are shocked and appalled at the way we treat it. If you go to the Alden thread, people spend their time talking about how rarely their shell sees the light of day, as though it's the most precious material on earth. If you go to the Wolverine 721 thread, it's people who oil and sno-seal theirs to make it even more waterproof, then use it as work boots, because that's what shell originally was used for. It's all a matter of preference.
post #1239 of 3025
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Originally Posted by b-ewing View Post

Very helpful, thx. I wear a 43 in Birkenstocks; 9.5 in desert boots, OSB trail oxfords, and RW Beckmans; and a 10 in whites, chuck taylor's, and most mall brand dress shoes. so, I'm guessing a 10?
You might want to check the rest of the thread just to be sure, but it sounds like 10s would work for you with thick socks. Bear in mind that they seem to fit almost exactly like clarks desert boots. Maybe just a hair bigger.
post #1240 of 3025
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Originally Posted by dalemurphy View Post

Just want to add to the general conversation what a wonderful experience I have had with Oak Street's customer service.  My trench boot that I had for about a month started to squeak a bit when walking (apparently a loose shank?).  Sent the boots in and got them fixed - better than new.  I guess what was so impressive to me (besides their quick responses to e-mails, updates, etc.) was the fact that the boot could be fixed and not just replaced.

I was on the fence for a while about spending so much money on a pair of shoes, but the fact that these shoes can be taken apart and put back together again (truly better than new, when you've got new soles with the same broken in leather) has made me a believer in the quality craftsmanship that these guys are all about.  So much so, in fact, that I went ahead and bought a pair of trail oxfords from Independence today.  

If you've been debating on whether you should spend the money, just know that you're getting top-notch customer service and a shoe that will last.  Not to mention that when I put them on after getting them back, my wife walked in and said, "you know, those boots really are bad ass."

Great work, Oak Street.

Harrison

Comments like this really make me want to do business with OSB. Can't put a price on "no BS" customer service.
post #1241 of 3025

Decided I'm going to grab a pair of OSB penny loafers for the summer.  Put my Natural CXL Vibram Trail Oxs up for sale for any interested parties. $175

 

http://www.styleforum.net/t/349605/oak-street-bootmakers-natural-cxl-vibram-sole-trail-oxford-shoes-size-7-5d/0_40

 

Roughly what these look like under "good photography" - not my own!

 

post #1242 of 3025
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Originally Posted by wdahab View Post

Shell is extremely durable, and can definitely get wet and dirty and then easily cleaned up, even more durable if you treat it for those conditions. There are some who insist, though, on babying their shell, and are shocked and appalled at the way we treat it. If you go to the Alden thread, people spend their time talking about how rarely their shell sees the light of day, as though it's the most precious material on earth. If you go to the Wolverine 721 thread, it's people who oil and sno-seal theirs to make it even more waterproof, then use it as work boots, because that's what shell originally was used for. It's all a matter of preference.
Perfect. I wear my stuff hard. Love OSB and would like to continue supporting them.
post #1243 of 3025
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Originally Posted by digga View Post

Mine were absolutely brutal to break in.  I will go up a width next time.  I tried on a half size larger and it was too long for me.

What size dress shoe do you normally wear and what size did you buy?  Can you feel the end of the insole with your toes?

My normal dress shoe size is a 10.5 but on account of the site's advice (and the 6 week wait on 10's) I sized down to 9.5. I can't feel the end of the insole but I couldn't imagine wearing these for a whole day. Any advice or fast ways to stretch out the width or would I be best off going up a half size?
post #1244 of 3025
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Originally Posted by Comus View Post

You might want to check the rest of the thread just to be sure, but it sounds like 10s would work for you with thick socks. Bear in mind that they seem to fit almost exactly like clarks desert boots. Maybe just a hair bigger.

Thx!
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Originally Posted by wdahab View Post

Shell is extremely durable, and can definitely get wet and dirty and then easily cleaned up, even more durable if you treat it for those conditions. There are some who insist, though, on babying their shell, and are shocked and appalled at the way we treat it. If you go to the Alden thread, people spend their time talking about how rarely their shell sees the light of day, as though it's the most precious material on earth. If you go to the Wolverine 721 thread, it's people who oil and sno-seal theirs to make it even more waterproof, then use it as work boots, because that's what shell originally was used for. It's all a matter of preference.

+1. I'd love to see some captoe TBs in shell (particularly ravello or cigar, which ain't gonna happen anytime soon, I know!)
post #1245 of 3025

Where is the best place to pick up some Venetian Cream and a horsehair brush.  I went into a local cobbler and he was confused by my Ventian Cream request so I didn't bother asking about a brush.  I beat the shit out of my camp boots and they are in serious need of conditioning and brushing.

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