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post #2671 of 4449
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Originally Posted by sentry View Post

As a general question, how do closed channel shoes fare with salt? I don't think i'm supposed to put a topy on top of it since it's closed to begin with.

It's still leather so no better than a leather sole with open channel. My recommendation is to get overshoes, rubber soles, or topy if it is done well and flush with the rest of the sole. In my personal experience I don't feel there is a noticeable difference between my rubber and leather soled shoes in terms of comfort or breathability. Granted leather soles look nicer when new but that doesn't last anyway plus rubber is a lot more practical.
post #2672 of 4449
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Originally Posted by ADub View Post

It's still leather so no better than a leather sole with open channel. My recommendation is to get overshoes, rubber soles, or topy if it is done well and flush with the rest of the sole. In my personal experience I don't feel there is a noticeable difference between my rubber and leather soled shoes in terms of comfort or breathability. Granted leather soles look nicer when new but that doesn't last anyway plus rubber is a lot more practical.

If channel is open, other stuff get in there, like dirt, and that can deteriorate stitch.... But this is all theoretical and not important for any practical purpose. There are other threads on this forum that make all this into a serious religious matter :-)

I wear open channel stitched shoes, with Vibram protectors (topies) no matter the weather, and never see any problems. So, yeah some rubber is key!
post #2673 of 4449

Hello Gents, this is a crosspost from our thread.

 

The new shop is well under way. There have been some set backs that have pushed the timeline back a bit, but that should have been expected as all construction projects seem to hit snags.

 

Anyways, we're looking for some great new Front end customer service staff to help out. If you guys know anyone who is in the Toronto area and looking to get into to menswear game, please have them email their resume to rkhanna@spierandmackay.com.

 

Cheers!

Rick

post #2674 of 4449

 

I am not sure that Vass MTO would resolve all the discomfort. I think this this might be either the case of orthotics/orthopedic inserts or a complete bespoke pair of shoes.

 

As far as the young junior professional wearing an expensive black captoe, I concur that 99% of customers or colleagues won't notice it. Now, if you had them made in tan color or medium brown burnished calf, then they might, but only because it would pop. Women more frequently notice things that pop (ties, cufflinks, PS).

 

I think that you might have another small issue, if the rest of your look (suit/pants/SC) are not on par with shoes than it will be more noticeable, what i am saying is Vass with suit from Club Monaco or Banana Republic is going to clash, but if the rest of your wardrobe is proper CBD I don't see an issue. People will notice if you are a junior and wear an expensive (or what they perceive as expensive looking) watch, before they notice someone's shoes.

 

 

@scatterbrain

 

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Originally Posted by CanadaCal View Post
 

 

To the average joe, this look like every other "black shoe", although appears higher in material and quality just by looking at them. Most people won't look twice  or be that close to your feet.    If you wear them a lot, the $1,000 investment on them it would be worth it.  

Now if you go U-Last and mirror shine the toes, they will be a bit more flashy.  But still black, and incognito.

post #2675 of 4449
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Originally Posted by chiggyv View Post
 

 

See here: https://www.reddit.com/r/malefashionadvice/comments/40xvgs/the_brooks_brothers_ocbd_has_been_replaced_by_a/

 

The Black Fleece are discontinued (and I don't believe they were Milano fit). The Mainline OCBD are discontinued as well and replaced with a more expensive version with some tweaks.

 

The non-iron shirts were my work staple. I liked them better than most of the other non-iron shirts I've tried. Back to the drawing board I guess... :confused:

 

 

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Originally Posted by sentry View Post
 

There's so much salt on the ground! I'm here for the week and I was not prepared to be stepping in salt everywhere. How do you natives handle it?

 

When it's slushy or wet, I wear Swims:

 

 

When it's too cold to be wet (or there just isn't any snow on the ground), I just give my shoes a quick wipe to remove any solid salt once I'm inside. No muss, no fuss. My dog's paws are another issue altogether...

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Flight delayed... Staring at the remnants of mirror shine on my C&J Coniston

The Montréal snow should get rid of it even if @Jokb is a pro!
post #2677 of 4449
Nice boots my man.
post #2678 of 4449
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Originally Posted by RogerP View Post

Nice boots my man.

Thanks, can't compare with the master yet but the rotation is improving!
post #2679 of 4449

Any of the boot guys around here notice this pair of Ron Rider in Waxed Kudu snuff on Massdrop a while back? (https://www.massdrop.com/buy/rider-boot-co-eben-boot)

They're now on the Rider website at $349 USD. Any thoughts? (http://riderboot.com/shop/rider-boot-co-eben-waxy-kudu-snuff/)

 

post #2680 of 4449
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Originally Posted by stanchri View Post
 

Any of the boot guys around here notice this pair of Ron Rider in Waxed Kudu snuff on Massdrop a while back? (https://www.massdrop.com/buy/rider-boot-co-eben-boot)

They're now on the Rider website at $349 USD. Any thoughts? (http://riderboot.com/shop/rider-boot-co-eben-waxy-kudu-snuff/)

 

Those are nice; they remind me of a sleeker Alden Indy. There are quite a few nice shoes on their sale section for very reasonable prices. 

post #2681 of 4449

For those that aren't on LeatherFoot's mailing list there is a sale this weekend where last pairs are up to 60% off. If I recall something similar was done for Boxing Day at 50% off. Could be a good chance to grab some Carmina and St Crispin's for those interested. 

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Originally Posted by ADub View Post

For those that aren't on LeatherFoot's mailing list there is a sale this weekend where last pairs are up to 60% off. If I recall something similar was done for Boxing Day at 50% off. Could be a good chance to grab some Carmina and St Crispin's for those interested. 


I am shoe shopping this weekend. So thanks!

edit: Shell Carmina in my size for $500!!!

Navy single monks are too flashy for me. But man, what a price!
http://www.leatherfoot.com/navy-shell-single-monk/dp/1251
post #2683 of 4449
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by stanchri View Post
 

Anyone see the new brand Skoak introduced, Carlos Santos?

Did anyone see them before or have any experience with them?

Seems to be a lot of shoe for the price. ~$382 CAD including FedEx shipping, so ~$500 CAD all in with duties and taxes

I noticed them. 

 

Is it just me, or do they have a long toe box? I don't like creasing on the box...

post #2684 of 4449
Anyone have any experience with have something rewoven in T.O.? I have a suit that needs work on one of its sleeves.

Do we have a good reweaver in town, or is this strictly a send away kind of thing?
post #2685 of 4449
Thread Starter 

I haven't had anything rewoven. If you find a good place (or have a bad experience somewhere) please post here for posterity!

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