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How breathable and light would a suede indy boot with plantation sole be? I know indy is a large boot, but trying to find something nice and comfy / breathable for summer days. Maybe I should just continue looking for a high top moccasin boot with canvas sides with a crepe sole.
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Plantation Crepe sole is as heavy if not heavier than dbl leather.
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How breathable and light would a suede indy boot with plantation sole be? I know indy is a large boot, but trying to find something nice and comfy / breathable for summer days. Maybe I should just continue looking for a high top moccasin boot with canvas sides with a crepe sole.

How about flip flops?

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How about flip flops?

Hah, flips flops are great :P. Right now I'm trying these russell mocasins. I really like them however I had to buy a size 9 when I usually buy a 8 1/2 E, however the 9 seems pretty comfortable. My toe ends right where my thumb begins though, so good 1" left in the shoe prob.




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How much do lined chromexcel shoes stretch compared to the unlined ones?

Thanks!

Curious to hear an answer on this as well. I don't have lined but the unlined have stretched every which way to Tuesday.
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Nice, b. Very nice.

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Originally Posted by Coldsnap View Post

How breathable and light would a suede indy boot with plantation sole be? I know indy is a large boot, but trying to find something nice and comfy / breathable for summer days. Maybe I should just continue looking for a high top moccasin boot with canvas sides with a crepe sole.

Has to be a boot... No chukkas? The unlined on flex is damn comfy, lightweight and readily available. There are some lined on crepe too (I think J Crew has some), although I have no experience with those.
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What is your opinon on taperd cotton/wool dress pants + barrie last (LWB, PTB etc...)
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Has to be a boot... No chukkas? The unlined on flex is damn comfy, lightweight and readily available. There are some lined on crepe too (I think J Crew has some), although I have no experience with those.

Ah, good idea with the unlined on flex.
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What is your opinon on taperd cotton/wool dress pants + barrie last (LWB, PTB etc...)

It is all about dimensions and proportions. I don't know what size you are in the Barrie last and what are your body dimensions, but generally, I would say that as LWBs have the double leather soles, the proportions look off to me with tapered pants. This all depends on your definition of "tapered" though. For me, tapered means <15" openings.

Personally, I don't wear LWBs period as I am a tall, slim person with larger feet, so the proportions never look right on me. The tapering with larger shoes makes me look like I am wearing clown shoes.
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Ah, good idea with the unlined on flex.

Yes, very nice casual shoes. If you haven't owned the Leydon before just beware it's narrow last - I had to size up a width from 13D to 13E. Also, I would contact the Shoemart to see if they have any irregular 2nd's in your size, as they often have them in the 13D list I get. Just an idea.
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Nice PTBs, B!
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What is your opinon on taperd cotton/wool dress pants + barrie last (LWB, PTB etc...)
Mosly all of my trousers have a 16" bottom, max. I am an 8D in Barrie and I don't think it looks off at all. I don't know how much more tapered you are speaking of, though. For me the smaller bottom opening the better. I have big thighs and calfs so I can't go too skinny with my trousers.
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My trousers have 15inch bottoms and I'm an 8.5D in the barrie.

I would presume when people wear tapered / skinny jeans on the barrie last, the proportions are even more contrasting.
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