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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by dddrees, Jan 20, 2015.

  1. RogerP

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    beautiful Roger!! I know you wish I would stop commenting on every picture but you just have the perfect footware collection. All of them are so nice. [​IMG]
     
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    ^^^ Cheers my man - glad you enjoy the pics.
     
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    Chocolate suede rmw comfort craftsman today

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    Fantastic boots, Roger. Congrats!
     
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  7. RogerP

    RogerP Senior member

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    I just love boot season. Though truth be told, today is rather balmy.


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    Hi all, wanted to ask some boot experts here for some advice.

    I have a pair of brown C&J Tetbury boots, have had them for about 2 years, size 7. Problem is the top eyelets are experiencing very hard wear and tear, to the point it appears as if the leather is starting to fray and Im afraid the laces will cut through them at some point (see photo).

    I usually have to lace them quite tight, especially the left one as my left foot is slightly smaller than my right - if not it wont fit properly.

    Does anyone else have this kind of experience with the laces wearing out the eyelets this badly? I have the Coniston and Ashdown shoes as well which are also 7 and they fit wonderfully but also have to tie them quite tight. I have worn several C&J shoes in 6.5 before (Northcote, Camberley, Coniston among others) and they were too tight and painful so I know 7 is really my right size.

    Could experts chime in with opinions? Would it help to change laces to fatter ones maybe so there is less focused pressure? Really love these boots and they fit me really well...provided laced tightly.


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    Generally speaking how tight are you tying them?
     
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    Awesome Steel!! Mine too...LOL Very nice
     
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    Those tankers been worn yet? [​IMG] I know they are current, but looking very mint!


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    JF MTO looks awesome! Whiskey shell tankers are still brand new lol. I'm not strong enough to wear them, maybe will sell on ebay for 3K haha
     
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    @Technica

    I think it's definitely because you're tying them tightly although not sure that different laces will help - wax or leather laces will cause even more friction.

    Maybe just wear them? It's honestly not bad for 2 years of wear without having eyelet reinforcement. If it gets worse you can always take it to a cobbler to reinforce the eyelets somehow.
     
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    Have you experienced the laces wearing all the way through the leather on other boots. I actually think you're going to be fine. The leather is just being compressed, as far as I can see, as opposed to actually worn through. Are there metal grommets behind the eyelets? Your cobbler - or even C&J - should be able to do that. End of day, best bet may be to swing by C&J and have them offer some advice - maybe even a complimentary fixing ;)
     
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    Hey guys, do you have an affiliate thread on the forum? Can you provide some specs for your boots?
     
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    I do have to tie them quite tightly (especially the left one) as otherwise the boots become too loose. Even then there is still a tiny bit of heel slip on the left boot. :(

    Not really, only these specific boots. Others have wear marks too, but I havent had them for as long as these so cant really say if same will happen.

    The eyelets do in fact have metal grommets on the inside - so better than nothing but I hope the tight lacings wont saw through the leather on the outside any time soon!

    I have swung by C&J the other day - the shop manager said they've never seen this kind of wear before so maybe its just me doing something wrong :(
     
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    If you have to tighten the laces to the popping point just to wear the boots comfortably, you might just have an issue with fit.
     
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    What are some of you not so favorite? I bet they are nice too :)
     
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    Vass bal boots in a combination of Bordeaux shell and calf: [​IMG]
     
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