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post #53221 of 110117
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Originally Posted by JackFlash View Post

Thanks for the help. Bastards as in very heavy and bulky?

Bastards in that they are notorious for slipping on hard floors and putting the wearer on his ass. Seriously. V cleats can be dangerous, which is why, I suppose, they are no longer on the market. Don't get me wrong, Imperials with v-cleats are fine shoes indeed, but I'm in the camp that prefers non-cleated Imperials. They may not be as cool, but after more than a few moments of terror, I can live with that.
post #53222 of 110117
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Originally Posted by FaceOfBoh View Post

Anyone know the quality of Johnston & Murphy shoes at slightly above thrift prices and used, to pick up for wearing not for flipping? They say Made in Italy and appear solid but I have no experience with the line.

The newer made in USA and Italy models are perfectly serviceable, especially if you are buying for yourself and they fit well. I tend to consider them filler shoes until something better comes along. That's easy to do, as we tend to see similar prices for all the shoes we come across. If we were paying commiserate with quality at the retail level, I wouldn't be spending the extra required to upgrade.
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Edit: Doh, AE's... yeah, I'd go to that level. Not a big retail price difference, but a noticeable quality difference between J&M to AE.
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Originally Posted by JackFlash View Post

Thanks for the help. Bastards as in very heavy and bulky?

All that metal in the heel helps with durability, but can make them slippery on certain surfaces.

(too slow, as usual)
post #53223 of 110117

Well never mind the bastards, guess I got distracted longer than I thought.

post #53224 of 110117
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Originally Posted by pnutpug View Post


Bastards in that they are notorious for slipping on hard floors and putting the wearer on his ass. Seriously. V cleats can be dangerous, which is why, I suppose, they are no longer on the market. Don't get me wrong, Imperials with v-cleats are fine shoes indeed, but I'm in the camp that prefers non-cleated Imperials. They may not be as cool, but after more than a few moments of terror, I can live with that.

 

Hahahaha, I know what you mean after I got a pair from JPMorris!

post #53225 of 110117

So worth the awesomely loud "click clack" sound though.  I love them. 

 

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Originally Posted by Evil Abed View Post

Well never mind the bastards, guess I got distracted longer than I thought.

post #53226 of 110117

I took a page from Spoo's playbook when listing that Burberry Trench I found.

 

"Hey, honey, can you come model that thing I found at the thrift store that I said you could have, but then since you really didn't want it ...."

 

"OK, I guess."

 

"Hey, honey? How much do you weigh?"

 

"....."

post #53227 of 110117
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Originally Posted by JackFlash View Post

 

Florsheim Imperial! Not my normal size, but they fit me well enough to keep (not available). Other than the heel wear, these are in really great condition inside and out. I posted some detailed pictures; are these V cleats?

 v cleats make you feel like you can kick the shit out of anyone. But watch out for recently buffed floors.

post #53228 of 110117
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Originally Posted by Typhoid Jones View Post


aaand a vintage cape with gold buttons for my wife.

I bought something eerily similar decades ago for a woman who very nearly became the first Mrs. GMMcL. And strangely enough, I saw something eerily similar at a local Salvy on Friday. Men's and in rough shape. But I had the same trip down memory lane both times....

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Originally Posted by tonylumpkin View Post

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Torpor. Achieved.
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Originally Posted by tonylumpkin View Post

Sorry Spoo, 11D.
Aaaand PM. Sent.
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Originally Posted by tonylumpkin View Post

^^^I hereby declare pauly22, "No longer a noob"!

Seconded. Motion carries.

No stores this weekend, and no pics of my cool finds yet; daughter's birthday this weekend and when I wasn't cleaning, prepping or interacting with visitors, I was managing kids so my poor wife could recouperate.
post #53229 of 110117
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Originally Posted by plei89 View Post

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Stumbled upon two RLBL suits, need to let out the hip area by a 1/2 an inch or so and the waist. Hope these are the real deal so I can tailor & dry clean them to use as beaters. Anyone know if these are legit? Made a thread with more photos here.

Those are freaking awesome. I await the day when I get a single button peak lapel. Impossible to find RLBL suits (even at higher prices) my size.  Wear those till the arms fall off :)

post #53230 of 110117
I took a spill on an icy sidewalk one day, and that was the end of the v-cleat for me. First thing I do when I find a pair of long wings is replace those heels.
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Originally Posted by pnutpug View Post

Bastards in that they are notorious for slipping on hard floors and putting the wearer on his ass. Seriously. V cleats can be dangerous, which is why, I suppose, they are no longer on the market. Don't get me wrong, Imperials with v-cleats are fine shoes indeed, but I'm in the camp that prefers non-cleated Imperials. They may not be as cool, but after more than a few moments of terror, I can live with that.
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Originally Posted by AndroFan View Post

So worth the awesomely loud "click clack" sound though.  I love them. 
post #53231 of 110117
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Originally Posted by AndroFan View Post

So worth the awesomely loud "click clack" sound though.  I love them. 

"Click, clack, click, clack, click, clack, whoa-hay-yow fuck, thump."

That latter part is always louder than the "click, clack."
post #53232 of 110117
Thought there was a "what to do when shit goes sideways on eBay" thread somewhere. Can't seem to find it. Anyone?
post #53233 of 110117
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Originally Posted by ATLjon View Post

I took a page from Spoo's playbook when listing that Burberry Trench I found.

"Hey, honey, can you come model that thing I found at the thrift store that I said you could have, but then since you really didn't want it ...."

"OK, I guess."

"Hey, honey? How much do you weigh?"

"....."

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post #53234 of 110117
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Originally Posted by LeafAndArrow View Post

Ok, whats better than a heated car seat in a state with -20 temps in the winter? An Irvin RAF jacket. Better still? A 20 dollar Irvin RAF jacket.


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I've been on the lookout for a leather bomber jacket like this for ages. Nice!
post #53235 of 110117

Ah yes, I was fooled, too.  I thought they were 7.5-8 judging from the other shoes, since I was assuming those others were normal sizes (i.e. not 14's!).  9's are totally normal-sized... sly.gif

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Originally Posted by Brianpore View Post

And they look sooo small!! ????

 

icon_gu_b_slayer%5B1%5D.gif So awesome!!!


Sorry. They're 9s.
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