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  1. LB_J

    Men's Gore-tex /waterproof Chelsea ankle boots?

    As the title suggests, I'm on the lookout for something that will perform this autumn / winter. Looking for something quality, full-grain leather that I can put time into maintaining if possible. Any ideas for where to look? I found some 'Ariat' boots but know nothing about the brand Would be...
  2. LB_J

    My Tricker's arrived! Three questions for the community...

    At first sight, I love the build quality. I was looking for something to straddle the line between classic / time-off while holding up to the winter. I think these will be grand. Here are those three questions: 1. Is anyone aware of Tricker's segmenting their offerings? I.e. producing superior...
  3. LB_J

    Velasca Shoes

    The blake stitching on the underside is structural, though once it gets torn up (which seems to be happening--the stitches are pretty exposed) then it's only really glue keeping everything together. The aesthetic stitching is on the 'welt':
  4. LB_J

    Velasca Shoes

    As long as your Velasca's are of the blake-stitched variety, the topside of the structural stitching is under your foot (in some models you can peer inside and see it). The underside of that blake-stitch is what you see on the outsole. The 'welt' stitching seems to be for show, though they do...
  5. LB_J

    Velasca Shoes

    Thanks for your input guys. Indeed, Velasca confirmed that the welt stitching is for show.
  6. LB_J

    The Semi-Official Allen Edmonds Buy, Sell, Trade (B/S/T) Thread

    Unworn Allen Edmonds Macneils. US size 9D, EU 42.5-43. Located in Brussels, Belgium. EUR 195. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Allen-Edmonds-Macneil-Wingtip-Bluchers-UK-8-5-9-Width-D/193768600066
  7. LB_J

    Velasca Shoes

    I took advantage of this year's BF discounts to pick up some boots and a pair of 'Spazzacamin.' I love the longwing blucher look combined with the short, rounded lasts Velasca uses. I'll post some pictures a little later. For now, I'm looking for your thoughts on this much-discussed...
  8. LB_J

    Finally found the overcoat I've been looking for, in Lithuania! Your advice please...

    Argh, sorry! I can't remember. It was a dash to the airport and I didn't have much time to chat with the shop assistant.
  9. LB_J

    Finally found the overcoat I've been looking for, in Lithuania! Your advice please...

    Thanks! Good to know re. the style. Lelija doesn't seem to have much of an online footprint... For no. 2 I'd probably stick with something single-breasted. Perhaps with a lapel and some depth to the 'V'. Couple of ideas below, though I'd miss the belt... One or two of the 'Hammersley' and...
  10. LB_J

    Finally found the overcoat I've been looking for, in Lithuania! Your advice please...

    I've been on the lookout for a versatile, high-quality overcoat that falls below the knee for a while. Last winter I was in Vilnius and figured that a Baltic people must make a decent coat. A friend suggested that I check out 'Lelija.' By chance I hit their store at the end of a sale and...
  11. LB_J

    Allen Edmonds McAllisters w/ Dainite Rubber Soles (US 9D)

    Very few signs of wear, EU 42 (US 9D) Beautiful, full-grain leather Allen Edmonds. These retail for USD 425. Great shoes--unfortunately, slightly too tight for me. Goodyear welted with Dainite rubber soles. Cared for with Saphir cream/wax products and stored with cedar shoe trees. Don't...
  12. LB_J

    Allen Edmonds McAllisters w/ Dainite Rubber Soles (US 9D)

    LB_J submitted a new classified: Allen Edmonds "McAllister" Brogue Shoes - Worn once, EU 42 (US 9D) Read more about this resource...
  13. LB_J

    Brown Velasca Derby Brogues

    LB_J submitted a new classified: Brown Velasca Derby Brogues - In great condition Read more about this resource...
  14. LB_J

    Brown Velasca Derby Brogues

    Beautiful hand-made "Bergamin" Brogues Worn only a few times. I love these but have to face the fact that they're slightly too big for me. Stored with shoe trees (included in sale) and cared for with Saphir creams/polishes. Full-grain leather, Vibram rubber sole, blake stitching. EU size...
  15. LB_J

    Tailoring in/around Brussels, Belgium

    Hello all! I'm in the market for a fully tailored suit. I'm happy to splash 500-1,000 EUR on something that I can enjoy for years (some shirts too?). Fully canvassed, elegant and properly made. I'm not in a rush and would like to do this properly. I'm living in Brussels at the moment and...

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