First Swims/Rubbers/Galoshes/Shoe Covers

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by the_sulks, May 27, 2012.

  1. Kingstonian

    Kingstonian Senior member

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    An American thing. Seems an awful palaver,
     


  2. Quadcammer

    Quadcammer Senior member

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    ballsy statement given that this has been discussed probably at least a dozen times in the past.

    Anyway, I use tingleys and have a pair of 10" high overboots for the winter, but my new office is basically a covered walk from the subway, so its not really and issue anymore.
     


  3. brnout

    brnout New Member

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    I have Swims both in black and orange, love them. I am size 43 (9?) in shoes, and use L in swims.

    If you are only going to buy one pair, I would go for black. They blend in more, and are less "hey look at me!!".

    The orange pair I use mostly weekends, and/or with a tux.. I like the feeling of having a personal touch to my outfit, when I am going to the party; but I hate guys that add their personal touch/sprezz to their tux at the party..
     


  4. dieworkwear

    dieworkwear Senior member

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    I vote green. Orange is a bit too loud, IMO, especially if you're like me and often carry non black umbrellas.
     
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  5. the_sulks

    the_sulks Senior member

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    Thanks you. I'm going to buy the orange SWIMS. Yeah, I have changed my mind since I have some light brown and tan shoes. So, the orange overshoes will fit me good.

    I wonder what the normal price for the SWIMS Classic II is? I see the spread is really great from 60 dollars up to 100.

    There is one more favor I want to ask of you. Can you recommend me any stores that sell SWIMS online?
     
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  6. P-K-L

    P-K-L Senior member

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    The orange swims always remind me of Donald Duck.
     


  7. the_sulks

    the_sulks Senior member

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    Did he wear them?
     


  8. the_sulks

    the_sulks Senior member

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    I'm browsing a SWIMS web site. I can't get how they measure the SWIMS size. My shoe size is 45 (my foot length is 29 cm). Does that mean my SWIMS must be 45 size too?
     


  9. musicguy

    musicguy Senior member

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    No, I think you're reading the image wrong.

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    You're an x-large. cm is probably the actual length of the galoshes. My x-large measures 32.25 cm in length on the bottom sole.

    As for pricing, I bought mine from brooksbrothers. Cost me 98 bucks. Don't know where you can purchase them for cheaper.
     
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  10. the_sulks

    the_sulks Senior member

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    Thanks. What kind of model did you buy for that price?
     


  11. P-K-L

    P-K-L Senior member

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    Yes, he takes great care of his shoes in the rain.
     


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  13. Clovis Sangrail

    Clovis Sangrail Well-Known Member

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    Ditching my shoes for a pair of thirty dollar gumboots on the way to the Derby a few years ago convinced me that having a pair of these in the boot of the car is a wise investment.
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    Not convinced that I would wear galoshes in the city though, they just look a bit silly I think.
     


  14. the_sulks

    the_sulks Senior member

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     I finally bought SWIMS Classic. They are dark brown. I didn't dare to spring for orange though. Why? I believe wearing orange overshoes is okay only in case you are dressed in some strict suit. Since I often wear colorful shirts orange galoshes would be too much for me. Anyway, I assume orange SWIMS must look great with some say solid navy/grey suit, solid white shirt and solid black/brown shoes.

    The only think that does concern me is the thickness of the sole. It is quite thin. That means there might be a hole in the sole around the heel in a couple of months since I walk quite fast.
     


  15. the_sulks

    the_sulks Senior member

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    This velvety lining rubbed away intensely after the first stroll in the rain.
     


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