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Originally Posted by thebrownman View Post

For those that own an iPad, do you have a black one or a white one?

ive got both - i prefer black in the new minis with the blackish reverse too

 

 

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Originally Posted by fox81 View Post


a) i thought you only had dirt roads up there
b) i do it all day every day. maybe you need more shoes in your rotation?

this - need more shoes in rotation + shoe trees to help with the between wear

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Originally Posted by Petepan View Post

Romp, how did you damage your shoes from the topy?

 

I've got some new shoes that I need to make a decision on.  Help....

1) if you put on new pair on just the front rather than heel it changes the balance of the shoe and put pressure on the arch and heel attachment. If you do both it makes the sole feel alot thicker (imo). Ive done both - the first one my shoe at the heel cracked, the second made me look like i had really thick soles and were ugly so i never wore them

 

2) if you put on an old sole i find that water still impacts especially around the ball of foot and where it bends (because 3mm above the topy is the worn leather from before) and it gets in and weakens the mid flex point of my soles.

post #25547 of 57111
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Originally Posted by lachyzee View Post


What model is that one?


http://shop.ilbisonte.com/au/men-s-wallets_leather-accessories/

try hunt leather

 

the US bisonte shop doesnt have all the models.

 

The closest is this http://shop.ilbisonte.com/au/wallet-neri-cognac_C0437XXPXXUXX214XX.html 

 

but its in cognac (doesnt age) rather than vachetta/natural

 

I do like the pebbly-grain better than the smooth hide.. so you'd need to sort through the wallets to find the grain that you prefer.

post #25548 of 57111
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Originally Posted by thebrownman View Post

For those that own an iPad, do you have a black one or a white one?

Black with a black leather cover for an aesthetic look
post #25549 of 57111
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Originally Posted by TehBunny View Post

Black.

Sorry for the late reply Rob; but here's my wallet. Though I don't think there a problem any more after looking at the 3 y.o. one.

yeah you need to hold it more/put it in the sun ... you will know when the patina will slow down because the leather starts to go a bit shiny

 

here is mine after 3 yrs ...ive stopped using it for now .. using a Ottino Lambskin wallet now because its lighter/thinner

 

 

1000

post #25550 of 57111
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Originally Posted by tobiasj View Post


Unlike a lot of members I don't get my shoes Topy'd as soon as I get them. I now have a few pairs where I have worn down the heel almost to the second 'layer', so one by one I'm getting a new (rubber) layer on the heel put on and a Topy on the sole. Seems to work fine, it's cheap and as far as I know, you can keep replacing the heel/Topy indefinitely?

This is my approach as well, some shoes coming up for treatment soon I think!
post #25551 of 57111
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Originally Posted by fox81 View Post

Oh, and please dont topy your shoe. if you wanted a rubber soled shoe to begin with, then why didnt you just buy one.

Problem is that you don't get a choice of rubber or leather soles on every pair of quality shoes you might like for other reasons (like, quality). Personally I don't care much if the final layer in contact with the ground is leather or rubber, hence once the leather starts to get worn I'll protect it from further wear by adding a replaceable rubber layer. Each to their own of course.
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Originally Posted by jmills View Post

I must admit I went skating down a stretch of CBD pavement in the pictured pair of C&Js once, in dry weather. I managed to put my arms out and keep my balance, but it was still really embarrassing.

 

That said I still mostly prefer leather. Isn't bad weather just a cue to break out the RMWs or dainite soled pairs?

 

I was wearing my Lindricks on a dry sunny day when I slipped on the smooth paving stones on the corner of Collins and Spencer streets near the Age building and fell on the road. I topy'd them the next day - no issues since and I don't care what anyone else thinks..

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Mensbiz is stocking samples of some Penhaglion's fragrances, I think you only pay shipping. I think I'll try the Blenheim Bouquet, I love citrus.

EDIT: Seems like a subscribers only offer, here are the links to the samples.

Blenheim Bouquet

Opus 1870

Sartorial
post #25554 of 57111
Talking of resoles who does a decent Blake resole in OZ?

* On topies / wet weather shoes, I've never really bothered. I'll even wear my EG in the rain...
post #25555 of 57111
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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post

 I topy'd them the next day - no issues since and I don't care what anyone else thinks..

cheers.gif

 

If GN topys his shoes, it is the right thing to do (no sarcasm).

post #25556 of 57111
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Originally Posted by Michael Sy View Post

cheers.gif

 

If GN topys his shoes, it is the right thing to do (no sarcasm).

 

Appreciate the vote of confidence, Michael smile.gif but I have to say, to each his own. My decision to get topy applied to the boots was dictated by practicality (and my own wellbeing!) more than anything else.

 

YMMV.

post #25557 of 57111
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Originally Posted by Romp View Post
 the second made me look like i had really thick soles and were ugly so i never wore them

 

This is what I fear, re: topying shoes.

 

I'm getting a couple pairs of Loake 1880's (Aldwych) and fear the mass it will add to the soles. Thoughts?

post #25558 of 57111
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Originally Posted by aussiejake View Post

This is what I fear, re: topying shoes.

I'm getting a couple pairs of Loake 1880's (Aldwych) and fear the mass it will add to the soles. Thoughts?

It's a couple of millimetres. Makes no difference.
post #25559 of 57111
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Originally Posted by aussiejake View Post

This is what I fear, re: topying shoes.

 

I'm getting a couple pairs of Loake 1880's (Aldwych) and fear the mass it will add to the soles. Thoughts?

 

There are some interesting opinions at http://www.styleforum.net/t/179041/my-first-shoes-with-topy-put-on/0_30. In particular, I found this quite interesting given that Nick is from B Nelson.

 

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Originally Posted by Nick V. View Post

This debate has been discussed many times in this forum. It really comes down to personal preference.

Some no matter what, prefer walking on and the look of leather. Breath-ability has no impact. Nor does flexibility or balance. I never lost a debate with a maker regarding said.

So, these comments regard economics only:

I am using averages here. Everybody's different.

Generally, sole guards last twice as long as a 9-10 iron leather sole. Assume it takes you a year to wear out a pair of leather soles. If you were using sole guards it would take two years to wear them out. Factor in the cost of replacing the leather soles and time if you are sending them back to the maker. Maybe bringing them to a shoddy repair shop that may screw them up. Compare that to every other year replacing the sole guard at less than half the price of a new sole. Also almost any repair shop can do this without error. Do the math, if a shoe lasts 20 years what is the difference in terms of the cost factor? Add the other benefits of sole guards. To me the overall value is incomparable.
post #25560 of 57111
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Originally Posted by meister View Post

Just a question is Amfony Mundine the biggest knucklehead in Australian sport? Even by his standards the recent fight build up and losing debacle is hard to beat.
I watched one of Mundine's fights years ago and was appalled.

I'm not sure its all his fault though - in general the fight game has been objectively going downhill for years.

No boxers - all brawlers. Sadly I have this argument with an aboriginal mate of mine who reckons I don't like Mundine because he a mouthy black and prefer people like Lionel Rose because he was polite. Hes wrong as I tell him. It purely a technical (and dickhead) issue - Rose was a wonderful boxer. Truly deserving of the Worlds titles. One of my proudest moments was going to see Lionel sing at the Espy in his difficult years and getting his autograph. He sang a great version of Louise too - he understood it - a classic song - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAX3uuun_Ls
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