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Grant Stone - Official Affiliate Thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by GrantStone, Feb 17, 2016.

  1. GrantStone

    GrantStone Senior Member Affiliate Vendor

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    Sure, here is a photo of each!

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    Following up on my narrow fit issue, and quoting my earlier post for background.

    On Wyatt’s recommendation, and based on my other boot sizes (see above) I ordered the Ottawa in a 9.5D. I’m happy to report the the fit is great. It’s close to my vintage Florsheim Imperials in 10.5B; though somewhat wider, the length is spot on for me.

    I use the Hapad 3/4 wool insert for plantar fasciitis. My feet are narrow and somewhat flat. Without the insert, the quarters close completely at the 4th (topmost) hole and the boot is a hair loose, but with the inserts the tightness and closing of the quarters is just right.

    I’ll add that when I was looking at these and some other boots, I kept coming back to the black CXL. I’ve never been that into black but there’s such a depth to the black CXL, and it almost has a silvery-blue glow to it in certain light. This, along with the subtle contrasting edges, hardware, and the vintage off-white toe stitching makes this boot a real visual treat.

    There’s a lot of talk about wider fitment here, but if you have narrow feet I wouldn’t be discouraged. Reach out to GS and discuss your other well-fitting footwear and see what may work for you.

    And thanks to Wyatt, he was very insightful and gracious in his communications, and I wish GS the best for 2018!
     


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    Diesel boots relaxing in the house. In some ways I'm glad the Podiatrist said I should wear shoes all the time, except when sleeping or in shower. It gives me a chance to wear my footwear, of which wife says I have too many pair. IMG_1703.jpg
     


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    Dune Diesel's starting to get a bit of patina with wear. IMG_1716.jpg
     


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    classicsaphic Well-Known Member

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    Been wearing my Diesels out in the rain for the last couple of days. Been through puddles and gravel and mud and they’re looking better and better by the day. :)

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    Looking good, boots should be boots! Switched this afternoon to Crimson Diesels to give them some wear. Really looking forward to new rubber sole Diesels! IMG_1717.jpg
     


  8. GrantStone

    GrantStone Senior Member Affiliate Vendor

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    Thanks so much for the kind words and sharing this here. We have had quite a few questions about the fit from the narrower, B or C customers so this helps.
     


  9. ramses smuckles

    ramses smuckles Well-Known Member

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    @GrantStone, any plans to make the Ottawa boot in a cool (as opposed to warm) mid-brown leather this year?
     


  10. GrantStone

    GrantStone Senior Member Affiliate Vendor

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    We may use the castagno leather shown above. Its looks and feels very different from the Crimson (Havana Brown) Chromexcel. Do you like the looks of the Castagno leather?
     


  11. ramses smuckles

    ramses smuckles Well-Known Member

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    Is Castagno the dark brown veg tan leather shown at the top of this page? I do like the look of it, but I prefer the sheen of Chromexcel and the way it ages to veg tan. I doubt I would pick Casatagno if I had to choose between it and Chromexcel.

    Having said that, the Castagno is still what I would call a warm brown. What I meant by cool brown is something without a red undertone, like this:
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    Of your current lineup only the Dune fits the bill, IMO, but it's a bit too light to me.
     


  12. M635Guy

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    The Dune I have is definitely more of a mid-brown than pix show (cameras want to warm and redden leather for some reason).

    This is pretty close to true for my pair:
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  13. ramses smuckles

    ramses smuckles Well-Known Member

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    Yep, that's how I imagined it looks like. I've got a pair of Cxl loafers in a similar colour. I do like it but I'd also like to see something a bit darker and richer without any reddish undertones.
     


  14. GrantStone

    GrantStone Senior Member Affiliate Vendor

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    We might to do something like this in a calf leather for a couple SKU. Right now we don't have a brown calf and its next on the list for core leathers. That being said. the soonest may be late 2018.
     


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    After a nice break-in and two days in the Ottawas, I realized something: What's a quality review without a pic? I'll try for a better look when I have a moment, but here's an Ottawa boot walking back to a training session from lunch on a cold Saturday, down in suburban Atlanta:

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