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First Swims/Rubbers/Galoshes/Shoe Covers

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

  1. P-K-L

    P-K-L Senior member

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    The orange swims always remind me of Donald Duck.
     
  2. the_sulks

    the_sulks Senior member

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    Did he wear them?
     
  3. 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?
     
  4. musicguy

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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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  5. the_sulks

    the_sulks Senior member

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    Thanks. What kind of model did you buy for that price?
     
  6. P-K-L

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

    musicguy Senior member

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  8. 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.
     
  9. 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.
     
  10. the_sulks

    the_sulks Senior member

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

    the_sulks Senior member

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    I think wearing wet shoes and wet socks is much sillier. ;)
     
  12. dieworkwear

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    SF member iron has a guide on how to glue leather soles on top of your Topy-ed ones. I assume this will work for galoshes.

    You could also get another pair of Swims and put them over your Swims. Be sure to size up.
     
  13. shrinestyle

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    Hey Everybody,

    We are offering another StyleForum exclusive sale! All SWIMS items are 30% off starting now atshrinestyle.com!

    Shrine has a full size run for each color way of XXL, so if you fit that category please email us for the sale, as they are not listed on the website. There is also a full size run of an orange color galosh that we are offering on sale exclusively to StyleForum members. This color is by email only and there is a limited supply!

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    The code to activate this sale is STYLEFORUM2.

    Please email all questions or concerns to Timothy@shrinestyle.com

    Spread the word!

    -Shrine
     
  14. the_sulks

    the_sulks Senior member

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    That would be too much. =) First off, it would be too hot in two rubber overshoes. Second, if you get a hole in the outside galoshes you wiil need to fix it anyway.
     
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  15. shrinestyle

    shrinestyle Well-Known Member

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    Shrine is starting their final SWIMS SALE right now!

    50% OFF EVERY STYLE

    Here is what we have left...

    Premium Classic Galoshes in Orange and Black - On sale for $59.50

    Classic Galoshes in Navy and Red (sizes left - Navy - XXL, Red - L, XL) - On sale for $47.50

    Mobster Boot - On sale for $84.50

    Helmut Boot - On sale for $124.00

    Loafers - Flat Front, Lace Front, and Penny Front - Navy, White, and Brown - On sale for $124.00

    Size Guide -- M (6-7.5) L (8-9.5) XL (10-11.5) XXL (12-13)

    Call us at 312.675.2105 to place your order!

    All sales will be shipped within 48 hours via FedEx.

    All sales are FINAL - Limited Sizes, Colors, and Quantities - First Come First Serve - Phone Orders ONLY
     
  16. ScottyBoy920

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    Any leftovers?
     

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