B.Nelson does a great job

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Quadcammer, Apr 27, 2011.

  1. dieselman89

    dieselman89 Senior member

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    What do you mean? You are already getting the rubber replaced, or you are adding toppys to another shoe?

    I still cannot make up my mind. If you anticipate wearing leather soles shoes for day-to-day purpose (walking in the street, to work, on your feet a few hours) wouldn't it make sense to get the rubber? I cannot see why it would be better to wear leather soled shoes around a city....
     
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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I think you are thinking of the wrong guy, I would rather drill a hole in my testicle than get topy's put on my shoes.

    I have another pair of shoes that the leather is worn down. It is another C&J pair. I find that on their benchgrade shoes the stock soles are absolutely garbage, it takes nothing to get them to wear down. Nick did two other pairs of C&J's for me with JR's one of which was two years ago, longer than the stock soles lasted on them.

    The whole topy vs. leather vs. dianite has been debated to death in other threads. It all comes down to preference, but all I have is my own personal experience, which I will quote below from another thread:

     
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  3. Winston S.

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    Shoes just look more, for lack of a better word, elegant when it's all leather in my opinion.


    I agree with the leather soles on the benchgrade C&Js being a little soft. I had worn mine one day and the top of the sole of the shoe was wearing away a little too much for my liking, but until resoling with leather is cheaper and longer lasting than topy'ing, I will be topy'ing.
     
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  4. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Maybe this is presumptuous, but topying $600 shoes solely because it is cheaper seems odd. It is like buying a Ferrari and replacing the tires with budget ones.
     
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  5. Winston S.

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    I'd agree with your analogy, but functionally I don't think you are losing anything by Topy'ing save for the appearance of the rubber, but then again I don't have issues with slipping in my Topy. Downgrading tires on a Ferrari though probably makes a very functional difference due to the traction and quality of the tire, but then again you don't think the OEM "tires" on a pair of C&J benchgrade shoes are all that great anyway.
     
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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    :laugh: Touche!
     
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    Tarmac Senior member

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    It's more like buying a car based on looks and then putting a bra on it. Which people do.
     
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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    That's how I picked my girflriend.
     
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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Just picked up another pair of Chelsea boots from Nick's shop and dropped off some shell balmoral boots. Great job as per usual.
     
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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Just picked up: More resole porn:

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  11. taxgenius

    taxgenius Senior member

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    Looks nice!
     
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    But would you lick them? :happy: I'm very happy with my JR soles and heels from Nick. :slayer:
     
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    couldn't get nick to redye them to a sensible color huh?
     
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    Damn! We're you forced to wear topy's as a kid or something?!
     
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    This^
     

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