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Originally Posted by danwatts2005 View Post

I would wear the same shoes two days in a row, under one condition; if I have to go to a wake and a funeral for a family member.  That is the only occasion I can think of that would require black two days in a row.  

Also, I don't always match my belt exactly with my shoes.  Dropping $120 per belt would severely limit my shoe budget, so I have a few that I can get as close as possible to as many pairs as I can.  I read someone else here say, just recently, that it doesn't always have to be exact, though I do try to get as close as I can.

I can say that my shoes rarely, if ever, need polished.

Was the trainer from out of town? What's the weather like? I mean crappy shoes OK sure, thats bad (though all too common). Same shoes? Heck yeah. I wore the same Walnut Leeds three days on training since that is all I could carry in the carry on. Was traveling in heavy winter boots and there's no way I'd wear those inside all day.
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Been out of touch for a few weeks, I have a few hundreds posts to catch up.

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Originally Posted by tharkun View Post

Was the trainer from out of town? What's the weather like? I mean crappy shoes OK sure, thats bad (though all too common). Same shoes? Heck yeah. I wore the same Walnut Leeds three days on training since that is all I could carry in the carry on. Was traveling in heavy winter boots and there's no way I'd wear those inside all day.

The way I took that when I replied was that two days in a row was a habit for the trainer. Of course there are exceptions, such as business travel. Sometimes it can't be avoided.
post #1444 of 19327
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Originally Posted by mreams99 View Post

Changing topics:
February was a crazy month. I hadn't planned it, but somehow ended up purchasing five pairs.


Edit: I blame you all. You filthy barn weasels.

I'm right there with you. I purchased 4 pairs yesterday alone. My Brown Carlyles and Brown McAllisters will be here in 10 days.
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Originally Posted by smfdoc View Post

Gentlemen..ahem...let's not drift off into irrelevant topics that deviate from the purpose of the thread. That being said, one may be wondering, "What shoes would the well dressed television actor "connected guy" wear? While binge (not bing) watching The Sopranos, I noticed the distinctive AE "V" on the heel of Ralph Cifaretto's shoes while meeting with Tony Soprano. Can't tell which shoe, but it looks similar to a suede Players. Sorry for the image quality, but its a screen grab from video.






My apologies for the above.

Also, I did not realize that V was proprietary.
post #1446 of 19327
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Originally Posted by Indyoshi68 View Post

If this is a rant, and you call danwatts' comments 'humor', you are clearly holding the other paddle, in the same boat, going down the same sad stream. Your skin appears to be thin in spots, BITJ, to which I say, "Eat a dick". Now THAT'S humor!!! (how are you defending that shit?) Now... carry on.

...aaaaaand blocked. facepalm.gif

Shoes! Finally not squeaking!

post #1447 of 19327
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Originally Posted by Buster Brown View Post

I have a couple of crepe soled shoes from other makers: a tramline boot in periwinkle buck from Danner and a short wing oxford in dark brown suede from Brooks Brothers (probably by Anderson Sheppard). I was skeptical of the crepe sole on each but figured I could live with it and replace it with something else when they're ready for new soles. The edges of the Brooks crepe came painted (almost necessitated by the style/color of the shoe) and that quickly wore off. My cobbler hooked me up with an old bottle of some dye that's since been banned in California (which is to say it works really well). Keeping the edges 'dressed' has been a chore and even then the sole limits the shoe's versatility. I will definitely be switching to leather soles. The Danner crepe seems denser or stronger but the color quickly went from a nice tan that complemented the shoe to the usual grungy grey. The boots are very casual so I don't mind it as much but I'll definitely be looking for alternatives at resole time.

As for the Newberg, I would have used white Gumlite soles with a colored layer under the welt like they did on the Baton Rouge and some Strandmocks. The crepe looks interesting while new but once it turns grungy grey I think it will be incongruous on a double monk.




Thanks for relaying your experience Buster...it saddens me to hear that your experience with crepe has been less than ideal...because it doesn't bode well for those of us who are interested in giving crepe soles a chance...but I whole heartedly agree that the white sole would've worked well...

it's ironic because my first choice for my next casual shoe was the Strandmok 2.0 in blue suede, precisely for this reason...the white works well on casual shoes...but then I started thinking that it would come too close to looking like a full fledge sneaker...so once the Newberg came out, as a dub-monk fan, I was thrilled until I learned that they mightve botched it up with a crepe sole...but at this point, I'm willing to take the risk, because I really like the rest of the shoe...but if I get it and can't get past the crepe, theyre going right back, in exchange for some variant of the strandmok.
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Originally Posted by mreams99 View Post

Changing topics:
February was a crazy month. I hadn't planned it, but somehow ended up purchasing five pairs.


Edit: I blame you all. You filthy barn weasels.

Norwich!
post #1449 of 19327
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Originally Posted by NorseHorse View Post

Can I brag? I picked up these Oxblood Strands yesterday with my McAllisters and they are quite possibly my favorite shoe in my wardrobe.

Same. I'm absolutely in love with my oxblood strands. Such a sexy color. Your next pair should be Daltons in oxblood... And then any other pair in oxblood smile.gif
post #1450 of 19327
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Originally Posted by NorseHorse View Post

Can I brag? I picked up these Oxblood Strands yesterday with my McAllisters and they are quite possibly my favorite shoe in my wardrobe.

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Originally Posted by eagleman View Post


I would love to have those strands
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Originally Posted by SLCRich View Post


Same. I'm absolutely in love with my oxblood strands. Such a sexy color. Your next pair should be Daltons in oxblood... And then any other pair in oxblood smile.gif

Probably my next purchase. Love the color - so versatile. 

 

Not sure how often oxblood Strand goes on sale on shoebank though. 

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Hi everyone, my name is Rich and I'm a shoe addict. It's been less than a week since my last purchase and I'm already looking for my next. Help me. When is the next sale????
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@mreams99 Quite a range...tell me something - did you have to size up in the I90 compared to the others?
post #1455 of 19327
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Originally Posted by ace13x View Post


Have you measured yourself on a Brannock device? Properly??  You state the 9.5D feels snug, in what way?  How is the instep??  All that aside, the 511 should feel wider in the forefoot area, and I don't experience instep issues with open laced boots like I do with Balmorals on the 65 last, but you may be different.  My best guess is go with 9.5D in the Dalton, as going from thin dress to medium should not make that much difference that the 511 can't accommodate.  Also, you could wear dress socks with the Dalton.

For reference I wear 8E in the 65 (Strand, McTavish), 8D in the 511 (Dalton, Dundee 2.0).  I can squeeze into 7.5E in the unlined Nuemok with OK V-Gap, but length is far less of an issue for me than width.

I went to a high end shoe store and the gent there measured me to be 8.5. However, looking down, I saw that my toes ended at around 9. The results were interesting because I have never worn shoes less than 9, although most of my shoes were around 9.5 and 10, with sneakers sometimes at 10.5 or 11.

The PA were snug around the pinky toe, and I can feel that both the length and width were lacking in 9.5D. Actually, I tried a 10D again today with socks that are slightly thicker than dress socks, similar to athletic socks but definitely not medium thickness socks. Anyway, fit was good although a bit more width would be perfect.
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