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post #2191 of 122416
just put my order in for leather soul's 5th anniversary #8 shell cordovan chukka boot this will add to my collection of #8 longwings and cigar cordovan indy boots
post #2192 of 122416
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Generally you size down a half size in the truebalance, so I imagine the 9.5D should be a good fit if you wear a size 10 sneaker. Shouldn't need a thick sock.

Thank you kindly!
post #2193 of 122416
Probably going to drop on those plaza lasted cap toe boots in #8. My brown flex welt chukkas should be here soon. What would everyone think about a plaza lasted high vamp loafer, half lined/unlined in #8 or black cordovan on the flex welt? Loafers are coming back and this one is the best modern interpretation, combining the JW original with the Alden touch. Will look great with slim raw denim and a t or with an oxford and khaki shorts, mid summer, while after a quick buff slip under a suit for a night out. I'll be starting the thread soon.
post #2194 of 122416
I really like the idea a half-lined plaza lasted high vamp loafer in #8.

But I don't understand the concept of black loafers, shell or otherwise. It just never made sense to me.
post #2195 of 122416
....with the exception of the classic gucci horsebit.
post #2196 of 122416
anyone purchase from TASSELS - Gentlemen's Shoe Store in hong kong and ship to US?

wondering if there were any import taxes/duties/fees etc
post #2197 of 122416
Besides color what are the differences between the Indy boot stock 405 and the brown chrome excel?
post #2198 of 122416
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anyone purchase from TASSELS - Gentlemen's Shoe Store in hong kong and ship to US?

wondering if there were any import taxes/duties/fees etc

Shouldn't be any customs/duties on US made goods re-entering the US.
post #2199 of 122416
This from the Horween site @ http://horween.com/index.php/leathers/

Chromexcel is characterized by a rich pull-up in full aniline, hand rubbed finishes. Made to this day with old world craftsmanship, modern Chromexcel carries on a long history of superior comfort and durability.

Pull-up – A temporary lightening in color achieved by bending leather. This is caused by the temporary displacement of oils, greases, and/or waxes.

The Roy Boot, a collab between Context and Alden, is another boot that uses this leather. I can't speak from personal wearing experience, but both the Chromexcel Indy and the Roy are very nice to look at, esp when broken in.
post #2200 of 122416
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This from the Horween site @ http://horween.com/index.php/leathers/

Chromexcel is characterized by a rich pull-up in full aniline, hand rubbed finishes. Made to this day with old world craftsmanship, modern Chromexcel carries on a long history of superior comfort and durability.

Pull-up - A temporary lightening in color achieved by bending leather. This is caused by the temporary displacement of oils, greases, and/or waxes.

The Roy Boot, a collab between Context and Alden, is another boot that uses this leather. I can't speak from personal wearing experience, but both the Chromexcel Indy and the Roy are very nice to look at, esp when broken in.
The new version is also leather lined rather than fabric lined.
post #2201 of 122416
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Originally Posted by randomkoreandude View Post
just put my order in for leather soul's 5th anniversary #8 shell cordovan chukka boot

this will add to my collection of #8 longwings and cigar cordovan indy boots

I've been battling myself on either buying the anniversary or longwings in #8
post #2202 of 122416
yeah the longwing is a must have period ... so if you dont have that i recommend that one first
post #2203 of 122416
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anyone purchase from TASSELS - Gentlemen's Shoe Store in hong kong and ship to US?

wondering if there were any import taxes/duties/fees etc
Not sure on that but I've been there in person awhile ago and picked up some boots there more recently and I can't recommend them enough. Really great service, super knowledgeable and fashionable staff, and "aware" of the fashion and footwear community at large. I was going to get my boots with Shermanbrothers 10% off discount but definitely feel like I came out better getting them at Tassels.
post #2204 of 122416
i contemplated grabbing a pair but their markup was over $200 higher than anywhere else in the states ... probably not all their fault because the dollar is sooo weak right now but still
post #2205 of 122416
Has anybody ordered from shoemart before? Experiences?

Do any other retailers currently have the Indy Brown chromexcel in stock?
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