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post #106 of 277
Ever since I bought my first pair of docs in 92 I have been lusting for another. Back in 2003 I went for another pair, only to be severly disappointed with the made in China version. They seemed to never break in, and gave me two back-of-the-heel scars to remind me why sometimes you just don't mess with an original.

When I happened to stumble across the vintage series made in England, it was 3.7 seconds before I ordered those babies.

I got the 1461 Vinatge in Black and I'm a happy man now. Only wore them twice, but so far they are breaking in nicely. I would highly recommend them. Got them for a nice price as well. PM me for details.
post #107 of 277
I've had too many pairs to count and am currently wearing the sh&t out of a pair of 3-eyelets that I got 10 years ago. Great for kicking around in the Chicago slop that is winter. Just found a vintage white MIE pair in my size (UK13) and wondered how they'd look with seersucker ;-) Seriously. http://www.britboot.co.uk/AirWairEngland.html http://www.britboot.co.uk/AirWair/White8HoleBig.jpg They look sweet but I have no clue what I'd wear them with as mine have always been black, though I've always lusted after the cherry reds but never pulled the trigger. Even though I'm 6'4" 220 and a shaved head, I've never been a skin.
post #108 of 277
^^ I bought a pair of MIC white 8is on ebay for $20 and they're hard to wear, tho occasionally they can be the "right shoe" it rarely is. imo, I wouldnt spend the premium on MIE white docs, esp from Brit Boot Co as their prices are high, which is ok on their rare/limited shoes-boots but not for something that wont be a daily wear like white 1460s. But they can look really cool if you're wearing a Clockwork theme outfit
post #109 of 277
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...they're hard to wear, tho occasionally they can be the "right shoe" it rarely is. imo, I wouldnt spend the premium on MIE white docs...

+1
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post #111 of 277
aaaaaaaaaaaaaand ordered!

Thanks! I knew i had seen them in the "upcoming season" prerelease photos somewhere. glad I'm not goin nuts afterall.
post #112 of 277
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aaaaaaaaaaaaaand ordered!

yea me too. we can form a crew
post #113 of 277
are the new ones that you van buy off dmusa loakes?
post #114 of 277
^^ no they are not. The Loake versions (loafer and royal brogue) are only made exclusively for the British Boot Company, those Loakes wont be found anywhere else.

The DM ones are a reissue, they used to make them years ago. My wife got a pair back in 2001 or so and that was the last time I saw them available. But it's basically the same as the Loakes, it's based on the Loake "Brighton" loafer (which is based on the Frank Wright tassle loafer iirc). They look great with tan sta-prest or jeans.
post #115 of 277
damn, this thread made me realize how much i miss the docs i lived in years ago.
post #116 of 277
I just purchased a pair of dead stock Tredair boots from britboot in navy; they are on sale, and with the large shipping price, they were $115. I also bought a pair of 8 eyelet Solovair boots in cherry red (from a different site).

I've been wearing the MIE vintage 8 eyelet docs in black since September. I love them and get many compliments. They were only $140 when I bought them; however, having checked the DM website, the price has been raised to $180. I would go with a pair of Solovair boots as they are essentially the same thing (they both come out of the same factory.)
post #117 of 277
^^ I noticed the price increase on the MIE's as well. And the Tredairs are nice, I had a burgundy pair back in the mid 90s that were my fave boots for a long time. Britboot has good customer service and ships fast.

I dunno what it is, but if I wear something with pedigree (Vass, Paul Smith, Edward Green back when I had a pair etc) I don't really get compliments (except PS on occasion), but when I wear Docs/Solovair/etc I get a lot. But I think it's more like someone sees you wearing them and it reminds them they used to wear them and it sparks the nostalgia. I got into a 20 minute conversation with some saleschick at Gucci over my Docs, about how she was goth before and wore them blah blah.
post #118 of 277
zappos has the MIE 1460 for 119. the price on those monochromatic pascals just jumped from 99 to 120 yesterday, too.
post #119 of 277
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zappos has the MIE 1460 for 119. the price on those monochromatic pascals just jumped from 99 to 120 yesterday, too.


Damn, fine sale. I may pick up the oxblood! I need to save money, but I need to look "fresh" ---as the ghetto kids say at my school.

GS, is there any difference with the feel of the Tredairs? I should have mine in a week, just curious.
post #120 of 277
yah. i couldn't pass up 119 shipped. they came in yesterday and feel just like they did in my previous life.
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