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New arrivals at Anatomica Tokyo.

 

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I'm not one for black shoes, but that pair is calling to me.  I'll have to get back to Tokyo and try them on!

 

Gentlemen,

 

short question: You guys seem to know where to find Anatomica in Tokyo. I checked the website, and unfortunately it does not have a map with the location on it. Tried to enter the adress into google maps and then having a look at google streetview, but could not find/see the store there confused.gif. Could be that I am just too stupid, but on the other hand, I found some other stores I was looking for just fine. I am in Tokyo on a more or less regular basis and would love to stop by at Anatomica, so any hint would be highly appreciated.

 

Cheers,

DBate

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I was there one time, albeit recently.  It's in or around Sumida near the water.  Kashiwa can perhaps give you more precise directions.

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That would make sense, except the tongue that slips with my boots happens on the foot that is the largest.

in my experience, tongue slipping occurs because of the way the shoe is constructed. sometimes the tongue leather is just a little bit canted compared to the main axis of the shoe. this becomes quite pronounced with boots, which obviously have long tongues.

 

both the left and right tongues on my barrie boots cant to the right of the shoe's axis.

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short question: You guys seem to know where to find Anatomica in Tokyo. I checked the website, and unfortunately it does not have a map with the location on it. Tried to enter the adress into google maps and then having a look at google streetview, but could not find/see the store there confused.gif . Could be that I am just too stupid, but on the other hand, I found some other stores I was looking for just fine. I am in Tokyo on a more or less regular basis and would love to stop by at Anatomica, so any hint would be highly appreciated.

It's a bit off the beaten track (for retail at least). It's located on the right (south) bank of the Kanda River right before it empties into the Sumida. More specifically, it's in the block of buildings between the last two bridges over the Kanda. Apparently it wasn't there yet when the Google van came through so you won't find it on street-view. There's a few stations around, but it's an interesting walk over the Sumida from Ryogoku (sumo town) on the Sobu line. PM if you can't find it.
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Any chance Of finding a discount on Alden's this black Friday?
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nice. how do you like the black Lindricks? is there an Alden model you would compare them to?

All of my Alden boots are shell, so in my personal collection I guess I wouldn't have a comparable.

I really do like these and the fit is great. I went TTS - 9.5D. Interestingly, these boots from RL said 9.5D (UK8.5), whereas my dark brown shell marlows - also from RL - were labeled 9.5D (UK9E). Each pair fits my feet the same. Because they are calf, I will probably have an easier time beating them up - not that I will try to beat them up, just won't be quite as particular about the conditions I wear them in. Overall I am very happy with the purchase - they retail for $1,100 and I got them for $655. Strangely enough, the RL website was selling the same boot - in brown shell - at the same price point.

RL has always sold their black calf and brown shell for the same price when they offer both.
Cheers to your black Lindricks. I was tempted to get some but I already have black shell j crew wingtip boots. I like the shape of the Lindricks better tho.
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in my experience, tongue slipping occurs because of the way the shoe is constructed. sometimes the tongue leather is just a little bit canted compared to the main axis of the shoe. this becomes quite pronounced with boots, which obviously have long tongues.

 

both the left and right tongues on my barrie boots cant to the right of the shoe's axis.

That would account for the problem as well, I hadn't looked at mine that closely but will take a look at this next time.  Thanks for the input.

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The leather around my speedhooks is tearing and the rivets look like they'll pull through eventually (#8 NST boots). Is this normal? Anything I can do about it, other than lacing less tight?

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The leather around my speedhooks is tearing and the rivets look like they'll pull through eventually (#8 NST boots). Is this normal? Anything I can do about it, other than lacing less tight?

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look for aldens in 10.5 thanks!
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huh?
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How would you guys compare Crockett and Jones with Alden.  It seems Ralph Lauren Darlton/Marlow Wingtip by C&J is a more refine shoe compare to Alden LWB.  Maybe the C&J last is sleeker looking than Barrie.  What do you guys think?

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^ C&J definitely has better fit and finish, and a higher level of quality control.  Generally sleeker and more refined, consistent with its English heritage.  I don't think anyone would dispute that.  Alden, however, has some very classic makeups and a certain clunkiness that appeals to a large segment of the population, myself included.  I'd also add that there is room in one's collection for both brands, and then some.  I consider myself a loyal fan of both, as do many on this thread. 

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^ C&J definitely has better fit and finish, and a higher level of quality control.  Generally sleeker and more refined, consistent with its English heritage.  I don't think anyone would dispute that.  Alden, however, has some very classic makeups and a certain clunkiness that appeals to a large segment of the population, myself included.  I'd also add that there is room in one's collection for both brands, and then some.  I consider myself a loyal fan of both, as do many on this thread. 

agreed completely. my primary collections is split equally between the two brands. but everything you said is dead on re. quality.
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