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madhat

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Tis the season, fellas. I like the tinsel’s too but one holiday pair (which is useful year round) is probably enough.

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Yall need to stop talking about those damn blue shoes or I need to disappear from this forum for a few weeks! I DO NOT NEED TO BE PURCHASING THEM! STAAAAAAAHP!
 

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Yall need to stop talking about those damn blue shoes or I need to disappear from this forum for a few weeks! I DO NOT NEED TO BE PURCHASING THEM! STAAAAAAAHP!
Seems like this is basically a blue/navy Strandmok but the leather is slightly pebbled/grained (or at any rate has a texture to it). Are there any other differences? Either way, I wish they would just bring back the blue and green Strandmoks year round, instead. I have the green Neumok, so I wouldn't get the green Standmok, but I would love the blue one. For whatever reason, this blue Tinsel just doesn't appeal as much.
 

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Seems like this is basically a blue/navy Strandmok but the leather is slightly pebbled/grained (or at any rate has a texture to it). Are there any other differences? Either way, I wish they would just bring back the blue and green Strandmoks year round, instead. I have the green Neumok, so I wouldn't get the green Standmok, but I would love the blue one. For whatever reason, this blue Tinsel just doesn't appeal as much.
I LOVE the grained texture of those — especially with the contrasting white stitching. They look great and could be worn year-round.
 

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Seems like this is basically a blue/navy Strandmok but the leather is slightly pebbled/grained (or at any rate has a texture to it). Are there any other differences? Either way, I wish they would just bring back the blue and green Strandmoks year round, instead. I have the green Neumok, so I wouldn't get the green Standmok, but I would love the blue one. For whatever reason, this blue Tinsel just doesn't appeal as much.
Similar, but there are differences. The contrast stitch on upper and welt, the leather color/type/texture, flat welt, and combi sole. Depending on which Stranmok you are comparing to, you might be looking at a 201 lasted shoe, one without a leather sole, or even one with poron or other footbed padding. (I don't see padding on this one from the pics, not even a heel pad). The big thing for me is the boot variant. I had a second release Cronmok in navy CXL. I liked it a lot, apart from the horrendous color transfer to my socks, but I've never been the biggest fan of the Cronmok pattern. The Hamilton pattern is a perfect upgrade from that.
 

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Every time someone posts these I can't help but think about the opportunity lost not having them in shell. The Landon is fine. But the Sullivan Street would have been even better!
Couldn't agree more, I'd jump so fast for a trunk show shell sullivan street.
 

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Clearly you want them real bad. Only one way to scratch that itch that I know about...
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I do. Problem is I’ve scratched that itch so much I have to wear one of those doggy cones so that I don’t die of blood loss from open wounds! Bear in mind this is only my winter rotation (summer is sadly overflowing cabinets)
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Never you mind that there’s actually an open space on the shelf with green HM an #8 Aldens. (Space below is my currently being worn JF button boots).
 

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I do. Problem is I’ve scratched that itch so much I have to wear one of those doggy cones so that I don’t die of blood loss from open wounds! Bear in mind this is only my winter rotation (summer is sadly overflowing cabinets)
View attachment 1510156Never you mind that there’s actually an open space on the shelf with green HM an #8 Aldens. (Space below is my currently being worn JF button boots).
Well, I have to admit that your winter rotation is bigger than my entire collection, and wearing the cone of shame has got to be a drag, but maybe you could squeeze those Tinsels in with the brushes and such... ;)
 

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Similar, but there are differences. The contrast stitch on upper and welt, the leather color/type/texture, flat welt, and combi sole. Depending on which Stranmok you are comparing to, you might be looking at a 201 lasted shoe, one without a leather sole, or even one with poron or other footbed padding. (I don't see padding on this one from the pics, not even a heel pad). The big thing for me is the boot variant. I had a second release Cronmok in navy CXL. I liked it a lot, apart from the horrendous color transfer to my socks, but I've never been the biggest fan of the Cronmok pattern. The Hamilton pattern is a perfect upgrade from that.
The green/blue Strandmok were on the 5 last. They had a Dainite sole - but to my mind, changing out a Dainite to a half-sole isn't a big enough difference to make it worthy of a new name. You can get Strands with a Dainite sole, a half-sole, or a leather sole, but they are still Strands. Should thus be the same with a Strandmok. (although as a matter of fact, I'm not sure that any Strandmok has ever had anything other than a Dainite sole). Same thing with contrast stitching. Perhaps the leather type is a big enough difference to merit a new name, though. I mean, they wouldn't sell a Strand that had distressed leather - that would make it a Strandmok. Overall, though, I think the Tinsel should just be called a Strandmok. But I still prefer the original blue Strandmok to this one with textured leather. Here are photos of it, taken by @ProfilaBinding:

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it's called marketing, change the name, make it limited edition, release near a holiday and create a buzz, but carry on
 
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