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Hey @StrangeJeremy
 any of these Chups sold in the L size? I'm a size 13 and the "one-size" fit never works for me. 

These are the L size - 9-12 - you'd need an XL, which I asked when we met with them in Tokyo, and the answer was no.  I have found that the non-fair isle styles are less densely knit and work better on my giant feet.

I typically only wear a 13 in sneakers all my boots/shoes are 11.5-12. Think a L would be ok?
post #122 of 257
Heading over to S&S later today to meet Pete and Tony from Tellason. I'll take some pics.
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I typically only wear a 13 in sneakers all my boots/shoes are 11.5-12. Think a L would be ok?

 

I think you could do certain patterns - The Skog and Speir seem to have more stretch to them.   The more complex the pattern, the tighter the knit, and the harder it is to get my big feet (11.5EE) in.  Also, I can get any of them ON my feet with patience.  

post #124 of 257
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Update on our Alden pre-orders:

 

We still have few spots open for both the blackout Indy and the reverse tobacco chamois.

 

I asked Alden about the black walkabout leather, and here's what they told me:

 

 

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Walkabout is a nubuck that has a coating of wax on the buffed top grain. The wax top gives the leather a mostly matte appearance. A gentle brushing with cream will temporarily even out any marks from wear. Although the wax would allow for a more burnished, brighter finish I don’t recommend it. The burnish of the wax layer breaks down rather quickly during wear, often unevenly.

To my mind, Walkabout is best used as a boot or work shoe, casual, “beat it up” type of leather, a use in which it can become quite flat and dull in appearance.

 

In general: Nubuck is a fairly dry tannage in which the grain (top) side of the leather has been buffed with a very fine sandpaper to produce a soft, buffed top, almost suede-like but with a very short “nap”

 

 

For more context, Chamois (as Alden uses it) is also a nubuck, but one that's been oiled, rather than waxed.  

post #125 of 257
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We should be getting stock in the grey/indigo soon, and I'm not sure if we can have the triple indigo in the US.  Kapital can be challenging to work with.

Do you have an idea of when "soon" will be? And do you plan to stock the Cisco cut in the grey/indigo?

I'm looking to pick up a pair and will buy from you guys if the timing works out right.
post #126 of 257
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Do you have an idea of when "soon" will be? And do you plan to stock the Cisco cut in the grey/indigo?

I'm looking to pick up a pair and will buy from you guys if the timing works out right.

 

I'm checking on that, still....

post #127 of 257
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Code "baggedout" will get you 25% off Filson right now.   We're overstocked on them, and need some room.

post #128 of 257
Question about The Real McCoy's. Saw the restock post on Instagram and wondered what a sinker-weave sweatshirt is.
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Question about The Real McCoy's. Saw the restock post on Instagram and wondered what a sinker-weave sweatshirt is.

 

Sinker-weave machines, as best I can tell, pre-date loopwheel machines.  There's not a lot written about them, and I've been spending a lot of time on Google Books trying to figure out how they relate to loopwheel.  We'll see Kento (from RMC) again in a couple weeks, and I'm going to ask about that.

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Sinker-weave machines, as best I can tell, pre-date loopwheel machines.  There's not a lot written about them, and I've been spending a lot of time on Google Books trying to figure out how they relate to loopwheel.  We'll see Kento (from RMC) again in a couple weeks, and I'm going to ask about that.

Cool. Will look forward to seeing the sweats and learning more about this.
post #131 of 257
I saw the sweats. Lots of authentic period details. The inside fleece is especially soft and fuzzy. The sweat pants really knocked me out with their tie ankles and waistband. Its no joke when they say the Real McCoys make it better than the real McCoy.
post #132 of 257
I like the looks of this Wesco collab. This is a good direction and hope its a sign of more to come.
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I like the looks of this Wesco collab. This is a good direction and hope its a sign of more to come.

 

 

Let's talk about that collab!

 

For two of the three boots we're offering, we sourced a leather exclusive to us.  After many rounds of samples and discussion with Wesco and our tannery, we landed on the Waxy Sage Roughout to build the Bigum shoe and the Heinold boot.  

 

The Bigum is a JH Classic in a single 360-degree stitchdown construction sitting on a Vibram 1010 Armor-tred outsole with a natural midsole.  Easy-wearing, and goes with pretty much everything.  Bigum's Silver Lion was a dive bar just across the street from our location in Oakland, and somewhere we'd surely still be pulling up a stool if it were around these days.

 

 

 

 

The Heinold is the Packer boot, built up on the 1339 Motor Patrol last, both for sleekness, and because the toe shape makes it easier to shift on the motorbike.   Double-stitchdown construction for durability, with one lift removed from the heel, all sitting on the 269 outsole, it's a less-aggressive boot perfect for kicking around town.  The name is from Heinold's First and Last Chance Saloon down in Jack London Square, another Oakland drinking establishment we like to haunt.

 

 

The last style we're running is a 1930s style engineer boot  straight from the Wesco archives - we're calling it the Van Cleef after the Cafe Van Kleef just down the street from us.  We're natural veg-tan leather obsessed so we decided to make up the Wesco Boss in this leather so it would age and patina with use.  The Van Cleef features triple needle stitching on the vamp and heel counter, double needle stitching on the top of the shaft, and our favorite - vee stitching on the back stays.  The Vibram 705 outsole keeps things connected to the ground.

 


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post #134 of 257
Yes, let's talk about these Wesco boots!

So I didn't quite pay attention to the most recent email announcing the Van Cleef, but boy should I have.

Any thoughts on what color the natural veg-tan will age to? I have a pair of boots in Horween natural Essex and it seems to go to a reddish color. Is that what we'll expect here or should it go more brown?

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  • What's the order deadline on these Wesco collabs? I can't seem to find that in the details.
  • I'm allowed to order the Van Cleef even if I don't ride a motorized bike, right?


And on another topic, I'm admiring those Real McCoy's Ballpark crewneck sweatshirts and wondering about sizing. Looks to me like the are constructed with a drop-shoulder, so probably best to size by the chest then?
post #135 of 257
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Yes, let's talk about these Wesco boots!

So I didn't quite pay attention to the most recent email announcing the Van Cleef, but boy should I have.

Any thoughts on what color the natural veg-tan will age to? I have a pair of boots in Horween natural Essex and it seems to go to a reddish color. Is that what we'll expect here or should it go more brown?

Also:
  • What's the order deadline on these Wesco collabs? I can't seem to find that in the details.
  • I'm allowed to order the Van Cleef even if I don't ride a motorized bike, right?


And on another topic, I'm admiring those Real McCoy's Ballpark crewneck sweatshirts and wondering about sizing. Looks to me like the are constructed with a drop-shoulder, so probably best to size by the chest then?

Regarding the Wescos:

 

1) They'll age over time to a dark brown, but it'll be kind of reddish for a bit first.    

2) Deadline is end-May, or thereabouts - I think we'll shut it off on Memorial Day.

3) You may order the Van Cleef even if you do not have a motorbike.  I've asked Wesco about this, and it's just fine.

 

The RMC Ball Park - they fit true to size, so order by chest size.  I can do either L or XL with a 44" chest.  L is very trim, XL feels comfy.

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