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Free monk straps

Discussion in 'B&S Archive' started by marc237, Jul 20, 2006.

  1. marc237

    marc237 Senior member

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    I have a pair of black Churches' Custom Grade used black monk straps. They are in decent shape and are free. The problem is that they are too small for me. I am an 8 and I think they are a 7.5. They are your's for free. The only caveat is you need to either pick them up in Manhattan or pay for shipping. Please pm me. If no interest by next Tuesday, they go to Goodwill.
     
  2. summej2

    summej2 Senior member

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    I'm potentially interested. What's the british size, 6.5 or 7?
     
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    Would you be able to post some pictures? Thanks.
     
  4. marc237

    marc237 Senior member

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    Two things:

    1. Size not marked. However, I am an 8D in American sizing and they are tight on me. I am guessing 7.5 US.

    2. Sorry, no photos.

    Oh yes, just in case I had been insufficently clear, they are not new, some wear. But, free.
     
  5. pinchi22

    pinchi22 Senior member

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    Hi Marc,

    I´m a US 7.5, so I think they´d fit me. I´ll be in Manhattan in a couple of weeks (Aug 11-14) and I´ll be staying at the Sofitel (midtown, 45 W 44th ). Ironically, I had a pair of trusty Church´s that vanished during a move.

    Steve
     
  6. summej2

    summej2 Senior member

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    Sounds like UK 7; they are proabably too big for me.
     
  7. Fuuma

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    I have a pair of black Churches' Custom Grade used black monk straps. They are in decent shape and are free. The problem is that they are too small for me. I am an 8 and I think they are a 7.5. They are your's for free. The only caveat is you need to either pick them up in Manhattan or pay for shipping. Please pm me. If no interest by next Tuesday, they go to Goodwill.

    Cheers for the free stuff, not that they'd fit me but I'm saluting the gesture.
     
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  9. edmorel

    edmorel Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Thirded and Steve please check your PM for the pics I promised.

    Ed
     
  10. marc237

    marc237 Senior member

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    I am upping the ante. I have added a pair of 8D Johnston and Murphy (possibly Aristocraft, possibly not) black captoe monkstraps to the mix.

    Same deal, used and free, with no photos.

    In case you all are wondering, I live in NYC, I cannot stop buying shoes. The only solution has become to thin the herd. For some reason, when herd thinning time comes, the black shoes always step to the front of the line, while the brown Mantelassis cower in the back hoping to be overlooked. A rather successful strategy to date.
     
  11. pinchi22

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    I´ve PM´d you.

    Thanks,

    Steve
     
  12. edmorel

    edmorel Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I´ve PM´d you.

    Thanks,

    Steve


    My PM must be shot because I have not received anything.
     
  13. pinchi22

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    Hi Marc,

    I´m interested (in both pairs), and it so happens that I´ll be arriving in Manhattan on Aug. 10 for a few days.

    Not to look a gift horse (gift shoe?!) in the mouth, but could I ask you to drop them off at the Sofitel (45 W. 44th)? If I were alone, I´d gladly catch a cab to find you, but I´ll be with my wife/parents and don´t know how to explain my USAD (used shoe acquisition disorder), and how I´m off to meet a stranger to pick up a couple of pairs of used shoes. [​IMG]
     
  14. pinchi22

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    Hi Marc,

    I´m interested (in both pairs), and it so happens that I´ll be arriving in Manhattan on Aug. 10 for a few days.

    Not to look a gift horse (gift shoe?!) in the mouth, but could I ask you to drop them off at the Sofitel (45 W. 44th)? If I were alone, I´d gladly catch a cab to find you, but I´ll be with my wife/parents and don´t know how to explain my USAD (used shoe acquisition disorder), and how I´m off to meet a stranger to pick up a couple of pairs of used shoes. [​IMG]
     
  15. marc237

    marc237 Senior member

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    I´ve PM´d you.

    Thanks,

    Steve


    Got it. Yours is one of several. I am posting measurements on the shoes below:

    Churches - 11 3/8" x 4" (2 5/8" at waist) The sole does not overlap the shoe hardly at all.

    J&M - 11 1/2" x 4 1/8" (2 6/8" at wait) The sole seems to extend past the shoe about 1/8 ".
     
  16. marc237

    marc237 Senior member

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    I If I were alone, I´d gladly catch a cab to find you, but I´ll be with my wife/parents and don´t know how to explain my USAD (used shoe acquisition disorder), and how I´m off to meet a stranger to pick up a couple of pairs of used shoes. [​IMG]

    I have bought several items from SF members and there is always this wonderfully furtive quality while standing on a Manhattan street and exchanging cash for a brown envelope or paper bag.
     
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    Perfect. Never had actually measured my shoes!
     
  18. pinchi22

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    I imagine people have been arrested for this.

    This reminds me of the tales of homebuying in high tax-avoidance countries such as Spain. The buyer literally shows up with a gym bag full of cash in order to pay the off-the-record part of the price. [​IMG]
     
  19. summej2

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    I imagine people have been arrested for this.

    This reminds me of the tales of homebuying in high tax-avoidance countries such as Spain. The buyer literally shows up with a gym bag full of cash in order to pay the off-the-record part of the price. [​IMG]


    I used to do transactions (Craigslist, etc.) this way at the grocery store across the street from my house because it is hard to explain to people how to find our front door---I had to stop though because the drug dealers at the (un)SafeWay thought I was infringing on their territory and started to give me nasty looks...
     

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