Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Chris "Italia", Nov 4, 2007.
Anyone figure out the sizing for the button boots from Leffot? The last is 973?
All three orders must be in the same width.
I'm waiting on an MTO G width on the 946 to lock down my size. Will be a few months, though with the holiday.
I'm interested in the idea of an indestructo-boot in shell (norvesege if they can do it), something like the fantastic pair that Roger has posted a few times but on the darker end of the spectrum, maybe Brandy.
Could you comment on 74945 vs other lasts you wear and maybe other brands like Carmina? I've always liked how it looks but afraid of trying due to wide feet.
I had also ordered 946G as well but still awaiting my MTO.
Thanks a lot!
In my opinion the shell "ruggedness" has been over hyped. I am not sure if norvegese construction is recommended with shell material either.
I have to go a half size up on 74945 last from my Rain, Oscar and Soller sizes.
Good thought. I think that if Goyser stiching can be done with shell, Norvegese should be about the same?.
Logically it makes sense.
In general I agree that it's overhyped. My thought is that shell is indeed less porous than calf (though not as good as a thicker oiled hide like CXL) which is helpful if you're trying to keep slush and salt from seeping in.
I put in an Enzo MTO black shell longwing with Norvegese stitching through Skoak about a month and a half ago, and there was no mention of the stitching being a problem with the leather. So AFAIK it isn't a problem?
If you want indestructible, go for CXL/waxed grained etc.
Not at all, specially with a a shoemaker like him.
I hear you guys. I have some CXL and some heavily oiled leathers and both are awesome in the slush. But both are also casual and I'd like a boot I can wear with suits the few times per month I have to wear suits in the winter. Grain really doesn't cut it, it absorbs salt just like normal calf. So on the hunt for shell (or other ideas that could work).
Grained calf performs better than shell in rain/slush, imo. Heather gorse is even better. Water and salt stains on shell are a pain to get rid of and are unsightly; the stains on my grains patinate.
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