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took a risk with the tankers on a 11.5C, little tight across the vamp.. anyone had success stretching, if even slightly? I can deal with as is, but just a tad more room would be cash

TIA
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Sorry, are these the CXL tankers?  The CXL will give a little with wear.

In my CXL experience, they are the most forgiving of Aldens and tend to stretch easily. After a few wears, I suspect your Tankers will fit perfectly.

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Looking sharp! It's always great to see a fellow granny knot fan posting. smile.gif
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good looking gunboats
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Pure sex those Gunboats inlove.gif
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I have cigar and ravello LWBs, and neither look that spectacular.  Maybe I need to find better lighting for my pics??eh.gif   Gorgeous look and shine!

Thank you all! Best decision I ever made for my clothes was upgrading my camera from just my Iphone smile.gif

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Horsemeat in Tesco burgers prompts apology in UK papers

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-21054688

 

This is horrible.  Can someone tell me if Horween is killing horses to get Cordovan leather?  Is it illegal to consume horsemeat in the US?    

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Originally Posted by Edmund K View Post

Horsemeat in Tesco burgers prompts apology in UK papers

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-21054688

This is horrible.  Can someone tell me if Horween is killing horses to get Cordovan leather?  Is it illegal to consume horsemeat in the US?    

Horsemeat is delicious. Wish it was legal in the US.
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Originally Posted by Edmund K View Post

Horsemeat in Tesco burgers prompts apology in UK papers

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-21054688

This is horrible.  Can someone tell me if Horween is killing horses to get Cordovan leather?  Is it illegal to consume horsemeat in the US?    

It is illegal to slaughter horses for meat in the US, but not illegal to consume horsemeat. It is legal to eat horse in a lot of Europe. A lot of Horween shell, as I understand it, is a byproduct of that.

FWIW I'd argue that the thoroughbred horseracing industry (popular here in the US) is a lot more inhumane to horses, but this thread is probably not the place for all that
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Originally Posted by Don L View Post

Fantastic - Haven't seen these before.  Real nice
Pure sex those Gunboats inlove.gif

-1 for granny knots
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-1 for granny knots

Whatever wink.gif
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Originally Posted by El Argentino View Post

Good to read this. Disaster averted.

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AppleMark

My Cigar/Ravello hybrid.

Wow

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Originally Posted by Edmund K View Post

Horsemeat in Tesco burgers prompts apology in UK papers

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-21054688

This is horrible.  Can someone tell me if Horween is killing horses to get Cordovan leather?  Is it illegal to consume horsemeat in the US?    

It is illegal to slaughter horses for meat in the US, but not illegal to consume horsemeat. It is legal to eat horse in a lot of Europe. A lot of Horween shell, as I understand it, is a byproduct of that.

FWIW I'd argue that the thoroughbred horseracing industry (popular here in the US) is a lot more inhumane to horses, but this thread is probably not the place for all that

Horse meat some come with a sort of stigma in the US, but in Europe, especially France it's eaten quite often. If I'm not mistaken, Horween's horse hides come directly from France, and are only taken from work horses that are used for the meat market. They don't use horses that are bred in cages like chickens, otherwise I could imagine that the cordovan would have a much worse quality if the horses weren't healthy.

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Pebblegrain has a wonderful avatar. I've had nightmares about that ESPN clown, Merril Hoge, and his tie length. That he can shed his suit coat and expose said tie length with a straight face is a true testament to how curiously absurd this guy dresses. And don't even get me started on his fist-sized tie knots. biggrin.gif

Man you have me laughing.  I'm glad I'm not the only person who tends to judge people based on not hewing to what I consider my rules of dress.  

 

It helps that he is a clown in so many ways.  

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Originally Posted by El Argentino View Post

Good to read this. Disaster averted.

Also:

AppleMark

My Cigar/Ravello hybrid.

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I'm pretty sure alot of the horse butts come from up here in Canada and not so much France. It's leagal to sell horse meat up here (as far as I know).

I've also heard that the horses are not slimply used just for the shell; that they are old work horses that die of old age/sickness... afaik
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I always wondered about AE's one piece shell belts. I saw a one pc burgundy shell belt at an outlet once in a size 42. I'd guess they are simply horsehide or a combination or the shell and surrounding tissue. Pure speculation of course.
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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post


It is illegal to slaughter horses for meat in the US, but not illegal to consume horsemeat. It is legal to eat horse in a lot of Europe. A lot of Horween shell, as I understand it, is a byproduct of that.

FWIW I'd argue that the thoroughbred horseracing industry (popular here in the US) is a lot more inhumane to horses, but this thread is probably not the place for all that

 

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Originally Posted by Joshua Lee View Post

Horse meat some come with a sort of stigma in the US, but in Europe, especially France it's eaten quite often. If I'm not mistaken, Horween's horse hides come directly from France, and are only taken from work horses that are used for the meat market. They don't use horses that are bred in cages like chickens, otherwise I could imagine that the cordovan would have a much worse quality if the horses weren't healthy.

 

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Originally Posted by blue collar View Post

I'm pretty sure alot of the horse butts come from up here in Canada and not so much France. It's leagal to sell horse meat up here (as far as I know).

I've also heard that the horses are not slimply used just for the shell; that they are old work horses that die of old age/sickness... afaik

 

This is all correct.  Not trying to invite a lashing here from any activists, but lets be honest here... I love horses as much as the next guy, but in the end there isn't any reason they can't be eaten just like cows, chickens, or any of the other dozens of animals people use as food.  Meat is meat as long as you like the unique taste of the particular animal.  Horses have other uses as well (hooves are used to make glue for example), and the rest of the hide (non-shell parts) is used for other types of leather products.  As long as they are treated humanely, use them for work, recreation, food, etc., and then when they die, use them to make useful products. 

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debating if I should go 404 or 405 for my first Indy boot, any opinions?

 

thanks

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Originally Posted by Edmund K View Post

Horsemeat in Tesco burgers prompts apology in UK papers

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-21054688

This is horrible.  Can someone tell me if Horween is killing horses to get Cordovan leather?  Is it illegal to consume horsemeat in the US?    

It is illegal to slaughter horses for meat in the US, but not illegal to consume horsemeat. It is legal to eat horse in a lot of Europe. A lot of Horween shell, as I understand it, is a byproduct of that.

FWIW I'd argue that the thoroughbred horseracing industry (popular here in the US) is a lot more inhumane to horses, but this thread is probably not the place for all that

Actually the horse slaughter ban in the USA was lifted in late 2011.
http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2011/11/horse-slaughterhouses-may-reopen-after-five-year-ban/
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