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Does anyone have any experience with goodyear bally's?

Currently on sale
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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post



Thank you! As TBM said, they're calf. The fit of the Inca is slightly wider in the forefoot than the Rain but similar otherwise. They suit my feet very well.

Thanks Gerry. Wider forefoot fit is good news for me, but bad news for the wallet. Frederic in the Paris shop told me that Inca is even narrower than Simpson. I think i should be more specific next time with shoe fitting.
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Does anyone have any experience with goodyear bally's?

Currently on sale

I presume you mean Scribe. I have no experience with the new thinner soled Scribe. With the original Scribes, you should be aware of certain cost-cutting measures affecting construction. The two really stupid thing that Bally did was to use hollow plastic mould for the heel stack (just knock on the heel to get the hollow sound) and covering up the mould with fake wood painted to look like layers. Second stupid thing is that even though welt is Goodyear, the outer sole is glued on. They tried to hide this by fancy painting and notches on the sole to imply hidden channel stitch when there was none. On the positive side, the leather quality is really good, and the footbed is really comfortable. Anyone paying a thousand bucks retail is mad. I would say below $300 would be okay, but factor some money to get a cobbler to stitch the outsole to the welt.
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Those look fantastic! :slayer:

 

Coincidentally, I was wearing pindot gray socks and received some new Carminas as well :)

 

 

Captoe oxfords on the Inca last to replace a pair of brown captoed oxfords that I sold to Foxy.

 

 

Wow not sure if its the light or what but those are some damn gorgeous looking shoes.  Tip of the hat to you for your taste and good fortune.

 

I thought the inca last was actually one of the wider ones theres a few referneces putting it at the top of a list of wide to narrow and some comments like this one alluding to that also

http://www.styleforum.net/t/291006/the-official-carmina-sizing-thread/360#post_6511314

 

Would almost be tempting if not for the fact that the dollar keeping going down on the euro faster than a kings cross w***e.

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Originally Posted by Petepan View Post


Thanks Gerry. Wider forefoot fit is good news for me, but bad news for the wallet. Frederic in the Paris shop told me that Inca is even narrower than Simpson. I think i should be more specific next time with shoe fitting.

 

The Deia and Alcudia lasts are definitely narrower than the Simpson. The Inca, Detroit, Rain and Soller lasts are Carmina's widest.

 

Perhaps Frederic has a different definition of 'narrow' :)

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Gerry, those do look like lovely shoes.

If you don't mind me asking, how does the Inca last compare to the Rain last in terms of the fit over the instep?

Also, good to see that you managed to pick up a red-and-white striped shirt!
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Wow not sure if its the light or what but those are some damn gorgeous looking shoes.  Tip of the hat to you for your taste and good fortune.

 

Thank you very much. Yeah, they're pretty good looking and will look even better with polish and wear. I'm really looking forward to wearing them.

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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post

Gerry, those do look like lovely shoes.

If you don't mind me asking, how does the Inca last compare to the Rain last in terms of the fit over the instep?

Also, good to see that you managed to pick up a red-and-white striped shirt!

I found it was better, but I also found I was a UK11 in the Inca and I'm a UK10.5 in the Rain.

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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post

Gerry, those do look like lovely shoes.

If you don't mind me asking, how does the Inca last compare to the Rain last in terms of the fit over the instep?

Also, good to see that you managed to pick up a red-and-white striped shirt!

 

Thanks, JM! Like DR, I find it better over the instep as well. I'm the same size in both.

 

Yes, I found the red and white striped shirt courtesy of United Arrows in Ueno :)

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I hear KFC are hiring.

Too chicken to try.
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Beautiful!

 

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Hey guys - anyone interested in an e-Secret Santa?

 

Running one on another board, a lot of fun. Not sure if this is the right place (NO CHRISTMAS IS AMERICANISED, IT SHOULD FUCK OFF RIGHT OUT OF TOWN MOTHERFUCKER, ALSO TALK ONLY ABOUT CLOTHES!).

 

Just thought I'd guage interest, have participated in e-SS two years running, always a great time, very easy to do, great way to celebrate community and connection!

 

Sounds like a great way to work up a targeted database for later sale to menswear retailers :fistbump:

 

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sockless=cockless

 

I submit your Mr Pop as living refutation of that hypothesis.

 

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In other important overseas #menswear news, the Chinese have now worked out how to perform the notoriously difficult double cross kont:

 

 

 

Further information on various other konts here:

 

http://user.qzone.qq.com/349124564/blog/1386150552#!app=2&via=QZ.HashRefresh&pos=1386150552

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In other important overseas #menswear news, the Chinese have now worked out how to perform the notoriously difficult double cross kont:





Further information on various other konts here:

http://user.qzone.qq.com/349124564/blog/1386150552#!app=2&via=QZ.HashRefresh&pos=1386150552

Kinda looks like a full Windsor but wrapped around twice before finishing...
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A few shots of my outfit today on a winter's day in summer here in Melbourne.

Maybe last chance to wear the tweed, until I visit bonnie Scotland. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Also an outfit idea for when my suede Carmina chelsea boots arrive. This look is so CBD even Oli would wear it.
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