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I was thinking the same thing!

Snuff suede LWBs today... Got these back yesterday from Randy the Cobbler (added brass eyelets & sealer treatment to protect and add richness to the color)
ant wait for the epaulet wr snuff boot. Probably will look just like these with a commando sole
post #109397 of 122416
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Originally Posted by totalair1 View Post


Mac matters the the rest of us not so much.

Steve

This is the sort of thing that makes forum culture embarrassing. Mac is a guy who owns a lot of shoes and tells people to brush them 20 minutes per wear. If that makes him matter more than you, that's your problem. Also, his uncle/nephew routine is odd but hardly offensive to all but the thinnest skinned grown men.
post #109398 of 122416
It is so quiet in here..Bueller?
post #109399 of 122416
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This is the sort of thing that makes forum culture embarrassing. Mac is a guy who owns a lot of shoes and tells people to brush them 20 minutes per wear. If that makes him matter more than you, that's your problem. Also, his uncle/nephew routine is odd but hardly offensive to all but the thinnest skinned grown men.

I am far what I would consider a nerd or a dweeb or whatever bullyish term warrants being applied to this shoe fetish. But as I was laying in bed not paying attention to my beautiful wife scrolling through this thread I realized that I really am a huge nerd, and everyone that puts this much effort into shoes/boots has taken it to the next level of what some might call off or odd. I am good with the weird culture and the silly routines, but I don't believe it makes it uninviting, like @tifosi said, just block peoples comments you don't like. Just because someone has more money or can buy more pieces of some animals ass it doesn't mean they matter more. I give respect when it's given.

post #109400 of 122416
If anyone remembers my post a couple of weeks ago about Leffot, all is well. They accepted the returned shoes and gave me a cash refund. They were very understanding and easy to work with. Their return policy is specific but under the circumstances they agreed to adjust it. That's good business.

And for the record, in my opinion Mac is missed and his methods are gold.
post #109401 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Joenobody0 View Post

This is the sort of thing that makes forum culture embarrassing. Mac is a guy who owns a lot of shoes and tells people to brush them 20 minutes per wear. If that makes him matter more than you, that's your problem. Also, his uncle/nephew routine is odd but hardly offensive to all but the thinnest skinned grown men.

Look...there's plenty of members who do matter. However few if any of us have the history on this Forum compared to Mac, his methods, or even his support for traditions.

However it's a forum and with it comes freedom of speech. I've never gone into a post...I might get shot but here goes. Even so it's a right of public forums to do that and I support it. Don't bitch thou when you get shot.
I will say again setting aside Uncle or Nephew...the rest of that quote included argyle socks, old, etc. I see it as a specific diss and unnecessary. I can easily blow up this forum getting into the unmentionables and everyone has a stand on that...right or wrong.

I do my best to not get into the sexual preferences unmentionable crap, or if skinny legs pants are better than wide leg. I think everyone gets this. I'm in between on the age issue, closer to older than younger. I believe in dancin with the one that brung ya. But I'm a Texan and well I deal with some of this crap like we deal with ISIS and proud of it. Values in general are declining and I value Mac because I think he's earned it and I'll stand up for him and a few others on this forum anytime I see things pushed a direction that was not needed in the first place. Simply not needed.

Steve
post #109402 of 122416
Shoe nerd here.
Anyone care to confess what filled their shoe fix before Aldens?
I was a big jordan fan in high school. Begged my parents for air jordans and mr robinsons and barkleys and penny hardaways.
I also went through an "italian designer" stage after college.
Only survivors left: original spacejams, original penny foamposites, and brown bit gamo loafers.
post #109403 of 122416
It all started with Jordans!!!!
smile.gif hahaha
post #109404 of 122416
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Originally Posted by MrDV View Post

Shoe nerd here.
Anyone care to confess what filled their shoe fix before Aldens?
I was a big jordan fan in high school. Begged my parents for air jordans and mr robinsons and barkleys and penny hardaways.
I also went through an "italian designer" stage after college.
Only survivors left: original spacejams, original penny foamposites, and brown bit gamo loafers.

bro, huge sneakerhead back in the day. jordans/pennys/am95

I remember going to the outlets and getting playoff versions of the AJ12 and AJ13 for 50 bucks a pop. Now I see the on ebay for $300-400.
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Originally Posted by inn8chiro View Post

I am far what I would consider a nerd or a dweeb or whatever bullyish term warrants being applied to this shoe fetish. But as I was laying in bed not paying attention to my beautiful wife scrolling through this thread I realized that I really am a huge nerd, and everyone that puts this much effort into shoes/boots has taken it to the next level of what some might call off or odd.
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Originally Posted by MrDV View Post

Shoe nerd here.
Anyone care to confess what filled their shoe fix before Aldens?
I was a big jordan fan in high school. Begged my parents for air jordans and mr robinsons and barkleys and penny hardaways.

I like to think of myself as a Shoe Geek rather than a shoe nerd. In case the differences are not clear, here is a nice read about the differences between a geek and a nerd.

http://m.wikihow.com/Tell-the-Difference-Between-Nerds-and-Geeks
post #109406 of 122416
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Originally Posted by MrDV View Post

Shoe nerd here.
Anyone care to confess what filled their shoe fix before Aldens?
I was a big jordan fan in high school. Begged my parents for air jordans and mr robinsons and barkleys and penny hardaways.
I also went through an "italian designer" stage after college.
Only survivors left: original spacejams, original penny foamposites, and brown bit gamo loafers.

 

Interestingly enough...I got into wearing Alden's because of Uncle Mac.

 

Anyone who owns that many rare Alden's...I will gladly call them Uncle.

 

Yep, I was a huge sneaker head in the old school days...

post #109407 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Watchman1 View Post

 

Anyone who owns that many rare Alden's...I will gladly call them Uncle.

 

Unless its Mike or Div....then I call them Cuz....:fistbump:

post #109408 of 122416
Shoe GEEK here, thank you breck81.

No Nike outlets in San Diego in early 90s. $125 a pair, got one pair for my birthday and one pair for Christmas.
Just realizing now my loving parents were my first enablers.

Started liking Aldens after seeing Uncle Mac's photos as well.... A more recent enabler.
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^^^I would have to say that I'm a sartorial nerd in general, with a MD in shoe geekery.  :nodding:

 

Wearing, obtaining and enjoying Alden's are a hobby for me that helps me to release from the pressures of my real world life. 

post #109410 of 122416

Hello,

Thank you for your kind words.

My last Ravello pair is Chukka Boot.

 

             

 

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