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Styleforum Top Pickspost #43997 of 1224162/23/13 at 8:08pmQuote:Originally Posted by ATLVol
Pleasant surprise waiting for me this morning at the office.....CXL LHS from Leather Soul.....these are honestly the most comfortable shoes I have ever put on straight out of the box.....no tightness across the vamp at all which has not been my experience with either the shell or suede versions that I have tried on in the past in the same size.
A question for the members though.....if there are not initially any pressure points will the leather still stretch? I am asking because they fit perfectly right now but if they were to stretch much they may end up being loose.
I really dig how these look and am considering a pair myself. How does the Van compare in sizing to say the Barrie? I could imagine going down a half size due to no laces but am wondering if that is the case? Also curious in regards to width.post #43998 of 1224162/23/13 at 9:46pmpost #43999 of 1224162/23/13 at 9:56pmpost #44000 of 1224162/23/13 at 10:24pmpost #44001 of 1224162/23/13 at 10:33pmQuote:
I agree this boot should have all eyelets, but....
1. No one will see the speedhooks with trouser leg down.
2. You can convert the hooks post-sale to all eyelets.post #44002 of 1224162/23/13 at 10:35pmpost #44003 of 1224162/23/13 at 10:48pmQuote:
looking good in your cigar, wear in good healthpost #44004 of 1224162/24/13 at 12:01ampost #44005 of 1224162/24/13 at 12:39amQuote:
Thanks Alcibiades! My intent has been to select carefully for a focused collection.post #44006 of 1224162/24/13 at 12:47ampost #44007 of 1224162/24/13 at 5:14ampost #44008 of 1224162/24/13 at 7:47ampost #44009 of 1224162/24/13 at 8:31ampost #44010 of 1224162/24/13 at 8:43am
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