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Truman Boots

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by gfloridafan93, Jan 5, 2015.

  1. Kahuna75

    Kahuna75 Well-Known Member

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  2. gsmith

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    I measure an 8.5 on the brannock. Would I go with size 8 if I was wearing thinner socks?
     
  3. NorthCoast

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    Thanks for the heads up. Those derbies look great. Hopefully they get made.
     
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  4. biabia

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    I'm 8.5D on the Brannock Device and I went TTS. It's snug with medium socks. A size 8 can probably work with thin socks.
     
  5. Whirling

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    I am somewhere between a 10C and a 10.5C on the Brannock Device--maybe closer to 10.5C. My feet are also fairly "low volume." I went with a 10 and find them to fit very well. They were snug like new boots should be over my forefeet. There is plenty of room lengthwise...I like a half inch in front of my longest toes. This is all wearing medium-weight cotton or wool socks...not heavy boot socks...not dress socks.

    YMMV, but I would say go TTS unless your feet are noticeably narrower and lower volume than average, in which case you should probably go down a half size. I can't say personally, but I would imagine guys with wider or higher volume feet might want to go up a half size, though the boots might start to feel too long.

    Also, though it can sometimes be uncomfortable, wearing new boots with really thin socks can work until the boots stretch out a bit, but remember that boots don't stretch length-wise, only width-wise...never buy (or return if you do buy) a boot where your toes can touch the front of the boot.
     
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  6. FENWAY

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    Any pics of the Dark Olive leather in the wild?
     
  7. Kahuna75

    Kahuna75 Well-Known Member

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    Nice leather - I would like to see it too. I would be all over that in a derby shoe.
     
  8. NorthCoast

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    I hope he starts making C's.
     
  9. Whirling

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    His D's are fairly snug...if one get wear any D's, I think one would stand a good shot with Trumans.
     
  10. FrankCowperwood

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    Couple of new makeups at Mildblend Supply. Java waxed flesh and natty CXL. Saw them in Heddels Instagram.
     
  11. Whirling

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    Yeah, they were on the Truman and Mild Blend Instagram accounts too. They look pretty good to me, but I picked up one pair of Trumans recently from stock and have a special order in the works, so I will probably wait on the Mild Blend boots for a little while.

    I have purchased boots from Mild Blend before...they are super nice folks there and handled an issue with some boots very professionally and reasonably. I would definitely endorse this as a way to get some Trumans fast...
     
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  12. dekalog

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    Horsehide:

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    the only one on stitchdown !! [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
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  13. Whirling

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    Yeah, Truman is really hitting it out of the park these days. That leather looks great...must be expensive.
     
  14. Kahuna75

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    I do not think Horsehide is that much more expensive...when the shell membrane part is attached the price jumps(not talking about shell cordovan with the hide removed) like Viberg did with the Horsebutt boots.
     
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    Anyone know if Truman takes returns on their ready-made boots off the website..? Still interested, but sizing is always a bear on my weird feet.
     
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    I would ask them, but I am almost absolutely sure they will take back boots that do not show any signs of wear. I have heard that they do whatever they can for people with MTO boots too. Everybody also agrees to request their sizing advice and follow it. I can't represent their level of knowledge of it, but it is that most people should go TTS (Brannock). A few people with narrower feet should go down half size. A few people with wider feet should go up a half size. Then a few people with really wide or really narrow feet may not be able to wear them comfortably, but with the added variable of insoles, etc...
     
  17. linafelt

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    Thanks. Yeah figured I could check with them, but word is that Vince is totally swamped with emails, so just figured to see if anyone here had experience returning.

    I am always tricky to fit -- high arches, one foot bigger than the other, etc etc. And I am looking for a pair of boots that I can wear with my orthotics, which makes everything even trickier.
     
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    They will happily make the left and right in different sizes, if that would help.
     
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    Just got my new pair of Java Waxed Flesh, unstructured toe, these boots are fantastic! They're a replacement to a pair of Oak Street boots and the fit and quality definitely feel like a step up, and they just look flat out much cooler. Comfortable and fit nicely right off the bat, the Java leather has such a unique color, I can't wait to break it in!

    I would highly recommend these to anyone!

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  20. J One

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    Nice!, were those special ordered? how long was the wait?
     

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