I walk out of a shop with a buddy of mine when I hear my name called from across the parking lot. None other than S_allen_P, who had a little something for me in his car in MY SIZE... Mad props to this man. Nom De Guerre ready and waiting for you sir, though it's no comparison.
Mad, mad shout outs to this man. (Click to show)
Thick, thick, thick buttons that are knurled on the top edge and rock the claw stitch... and I think hand sewn button holes right?
Hand attached collar
Yeah it's pink. Do I care? Hell no, this thing is insane, and now I know what all the commotion is about.
Around the corner to the next shop, and I hear my name being called again, this time by the friend I was there with. He's holding up these, also in my size. Well what I assumed was my size (12E), as I hadn't found any to try, and I knew EEE was too wide. Needless to say, also not available.
Booyah (Click to show)
Totally worth the $15 in my opinion. Think I can still sneak some toe taps on?
They aren't shell. They aren't brown. But what they are is pretty sweet. No cuts or gnarly scuffs of any sort. Just normal wear. I'm really looking forward to bringing these back to life, even though they aren't totally dead to begin with. Time for some Renovateur...
I didn't pick this up tonight because, well it was $30 and I live in California, I'd probably never find an appropriate time to break it out. Wish I would have shot the tags, it was made in Italy for Barney's 100% wool (already wearing the AE's here haha).
The somewhat deal breaker for me is that on the lining there was a small stain where the lining was stuck to the coat, right at "tip" height.
Current status of the champagne room at the local G dub
There's easily another two feet of height I didn't capture here. Promise Mountain.