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Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Spirit of 69, Nov 19, 2008.

  1. Clouseau

    Clouseau Well-Known Member

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    Now, speaking of leather uppers, Solovair are good.
     
  2. The Saint

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    Yes buddie , they are being worn by a rather hot wee skin bird that works in the shop, ,

    These are good boots and they polish up rather well but they simply do not compare to the boots of yesteryear. I have a pair of DM shoes(you know the ones ne pas avec yellow stitching)that I sometimes wear to work and it seems that the soles have worn away in no time at all . The sole composition I reckon changed about 12yrs ago . .
     
  3. Clouseau

    Clouseau Well-Known Member

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    Saint, that would be "ne pas" or "pas avec" (eventually). "ne pas avec" don't exist. To be precise, in the context of your sentence it should be "sans"
    As you've already got some little problems with English, you should avoid French (imho). [​IMG]

    And speaking of the DM sole composition, i guess it depends of the models.
     
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    A change in quality of sole 12 years ago would seem to correlate with the shift of production to China. Anyone know where the sole units are actually made? Several makers now or still just Griggs knocking them out but now as own label for Solovair, Loake, etc.

    A quick google seems to show that Solovair actually made the Airwair soles, presumably subcontracted by Griggs as Griggs held the licence from the Germans. Christ, this is complicated!
     
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  5. Clouseau

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    Dr Martens made some commercials (short films) a few years ago for the Made In England line, you could see the making of some sole units in the Northern England factory.
    and (at 2.17)

    Probably, when they relocated before in Thailand and China they had the sole units made there, furthermore as for a few years (i think) they had stopped the production in England. So most likely now, sole units are made in England and in different countries. I noticed the soles on the Made In China and Thailand ones are of a lighter colour.
     
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    You can certainly see the difference in thickness from the non MIE DMs to the others. They're almost translucent.
    From what i've gathered NPS/Solovair were subcontracted to do the production initially and through till the 90s sometimes when R Griggs & Co opened their own factory or perhaps increased output to meet full demand. Now the MIE DMs are made by NPS again.
     
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  7. The Saint

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    Fuckin lol

    I wasn't using French , which was obvious , even to you . .[​IMG]

    Yeh , I think you mentioned something about the standard of my written English before , lol


    Hey, people in glass houses and all that . .[​IMG]
     
  8. Clouseau

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  9. The Saint

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    Sacré bleu!

    Someone is pouring water on you ! I should certainly get them to stop that, toots sweete. .
     
  10. Man-of-Mystery

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    Hey you two - get a reum!

    :D
     
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  11. Clouseau

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    Only if he wears his stockings !
    Do you have a massage for me ?

    Sacrebleu BTW

    This thread is so boring and uninteresting now, that there's only aggro to have some fun ! [​IMG]
    I understand why Browniecj (and a lot of other posters) are gone...
     
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  12. The Saint

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    Annuyeuse ?

    Zut arlors . .[​IMG]


    Mas vale lo malo conocido que lo bueno por conocer. .

    [​IMG]
     
  13. TomMc666

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    My burberry overcoat [​IMG]

    I picked up a few years back, still wearing well, out last night with a few mates up the West End.... and no this couldnt also go with the title of a bunch of herberts, also in a last few posts!

    And Tel sends his regards

    Tom
     
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  14. Bob the Badger

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    Dodgy geezers on the razzle?
     
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  15. TomMc666

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    not that dodgy! honest guv!
     
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    Spurs, West Ham and Charlton in the same boozer ?
     
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    And Spanners...
     
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    Top-drawer, Tom. The mac's looking nice! London All-Stars there. Tel's b-day I presume? We chatted back and forth t'other day. Gotta get over there again and get a ruby and a couple scoops in with you gents. All this talk of Air wair, etc: I have a pair of oxblood 6-eye Solovair Hawkins, wear them traveling, walking, gigs, out to bars, etc. Although I wear them less than brogues, smooths, and loafers these days, I've had them for about four years and the wear has been considerably minor. My only qualm is that a grommet has come out near the arch. Solovair boots wear much better than DM's-- though I haven't worn any MiE's since my first pair(,from when they still WERE ALL made in England).
     
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  20. TomMc666

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    West Ham, Charlton, Millwall and Spurs
     

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