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When they do flush metal taps is the sole sanded down at all? I'm a little more inclined to go with plastic taps and replace them when they wear out.

 

Yes, that's the only way to make them flush.

 

Flush taps are better for biomechanical reasons, but they aren't without a degree of risk to the shoe.  They can damage the shoe if they aren't installed properly.  It doesn't happen often, but it's still possible.  I would trust B. Nelson to do it more than any other cobbler, for what it's worth. 

post #77837 of 122416

500plus

 

Here are some pics of the seconds i got in Navy CXL .  I know someone else showed you some longwings earlier and here are some plain toes.  I took some pics with Tan jeans and 2 different shades of blue jeans for comparison.

 

 

 

There seems to be some excess dye when they were rolled.  Doesnt bother me and worth the savings.  Not sure I'll keep bc I have 3 other pairs of blue shoes.  But man they do look good!

 

post #77838 of 122416
If anyone wants the list of shoes Leathersoul has on their last pair list for large sizes pm me. I got the list this afternoon. I have size 11.5 & 12. A couple of interesting shoes at a a good price.
post #77839 of 122416
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Originally Posted by TO Tie Guy View Post

If anyone wants the list of shoes Leathersoul has on their last pair list for large sizes pm me. I got the list this afternoon. I have size 11.5 & 12. A couple of interesting shoes at a a good price.

 

pm'ing you now. those are the two sizes I asked for but hadnt heard back yet

 

thanks!

post #77840 of 122416
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Yes, they do! @MrDV
 any lacing tips?
Thanks ew. I do a version of bar lacing. I copied uncle Mac, except he crosses at the bottom, I cross at the top. The bow hides the crossing lace if you cross at the top. You should know, it takes longer to put boots on and take them off when using bar lacing.
In fact, I already changed the lacing back to standard on the cigar sw boots frown.gif. It works better with shoes with wider eyelets.

http://www.fieggen.com/shoelace/straightbarlacing.htm
post #77841 of 122416
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Originally Posted by DuckOB View Post
 

500plus

 

Here are some pics of the seconds i got in Navy CXL .  I know someone else showed you some longwings earlier and here are some plain toes.  I took some pics with Tan jeans and 2 different shades of blue jeans for comparison.

 

 

 

There seems to be some excess dye when they were rolled.  Doesnt bother me and worth the savings.  Not sure I'll keep bc I have 3 other pairs of blue shoes.  But man they do look good!

 

 

Wow, looks great with tan pants!  Thanks for the pics!  Time to preorder the navy CXL Ultimate Indys!

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Sorry gentlemen about holding out, but here is the stuff from DC...

 

All the stuff that I picked up...

 

The top of the long shoe horn...

 

The bottom of the long shoe horn... I really like how the horn looks.... :-)

 

Long horn with the short horn.

 

Cigar Cap Toe Blutchers.

 

Closer.

 

Color #8 belt. Made from the new factory with a silver buckle. Sitting on my 975s for color reference.

 

Whiskey Shortwing Balmorals!!! :-D Done in 10.5C...

 

Close up...

 

-Mike

post #77844 of 122416
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/Alden-Cigar-Shell-Cordovan-Indy-Boot-/201066978279?pt=US_Men_s_Shoes&hash=item2ed0869be7

Beautiful Cigar Indy from the real shoe daddy

 

9D, I am safe! :-)

post #77845 of 122416

Alright, so weirdest shoe purchasing experience ever. I went to FedEx tonight to go and pickup my factory seconds from TSM. I went to pick up and was surprised to see a box that was clearly only for one pair of shoes. So I opened them up and it was a pair of Ravello LHSes! To be clear, I put my name on a list at TSM about 14 months ago to get a pair of Ravello LHSes in a special size. I did get notice of production in September, but no warning that they were incoming... Well, what you all want, a few quick pics... More pics will come I am sure. Now to figure out what the heck happened with my seconds!

 

 

 

No clue how many they ordered (1 or 100)...

 

-Mike

post #77846 of 122416

Mdubs- 

 

Don't you already have a pair of Ravello LHS?  LOL that you don't even know what's coming in when.  They look good.  

 

What seconds did you pickup? Cheers. 

post #77847 of 122416
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Mdubs- 

Don't you already have a pair of Ravello LHS?  LOL that you don't even know what's coming in when.  They look good.  

What seconds did you pickup? Cheers. 

I did pick up a pair of Ravellos in December from them during their New-Old Stock random thing. No clue what I am going to do yet... I did order a narrow width, so I figured that I would deal with it *someday* when it became reality.



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-Mike
Edited by mdubs - 4/3/14 at 9:40pm
post #77848 of 122416
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Originally Posted by smoothie1 View Post
 

Mdubs- 

 

Don't you already have a pair of Ravello LHS?  LOL that you don't even know what's coming in when.  They look good.  

 

What seconds did you pickup? Cheers. 

 

I picked up the Color 8 Dover's from I think Leffot and the Natural CXL Wingtip Boots with Brass Eyelets/Hooks from the seconds list.

 

-Mike

post #77849 of 122416
Good lord mike. That's an amazing haul. I didn't know alden dc had a "65% discount code" leaked last week too. smile.gif
Cigar? whiskey? #2? RAVELLO? All unworn, with leffot dovers coming... icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gificon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
That's one legendary spring break.
post #77850 of 122416
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Originally Posted by MrDV View Post

Good lord mike. That's an amazing haul. I didn't know alden dc had a "65% discount code" leaked last week too. smile.gif
Cigar? whiskey? #2? RAVELLO? All unworn, with leffot dovers coming... icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gificon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
That's one legendary spring break.

Thanks DV, wish I got a Spring break!!! :-( Also wish I got your Cigar boots... :-)
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