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Been a while! Out and about in NYC with family today. Thought I'd play around with a longer coat. Mask is in pocket and went right back on after the pic. Parts of the city are very empty but it still feels a little weird to be walking around. I'm thinking it might take some time for me to get used to just "going out" without 2nd guessing everything.

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Interesting to hear. Not sure if you are saying you personally feel it is weird to be walking around, or that is the general perception of most New Yorkers. I don’t know what the weather is like either. It may be that cold that folks avoid the outdoors. Or it may be that people are generally wary because of health concerns.

I got so bored with lockdown I started getting on trains which are empty outside rush hour. I went to parts of the city I don’t really know and had a mooch around. It will help that the weather is getting more spring-like and the days are longer.
 

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Interesting to hear. Not sure if you are saying you personally feel it is weird to be walking around, or that is the general perception of most New Yorkers. I don’t know what the weather is like either. It may be that cold that folks avoid the outdoors. Or it may be that people are generally wary because of health concerns.

I got so bored with lockdown I started getting on trains which are empty outside rush hour. I went to parts of the city I don’t really know and had a mooch around. It will help that the weather is getting more spring-like and the days are longer.
100% a personal thing. We were down at the WTC and it was fairly empty, as were the streets in that area. Of course it's also Saturday in the financial district, so that explains a lot. But the Oculus was also pretty deserted. Up around Canal/Lafayette/Broome was a lot busier, with many of the restaurants doing decent traffic in the sidewalk seating areas.

I mean it more like I've built up some kind of "radar" so I don't feel like I can let me guard down. It's not like it's some paralyzing fear or anything like that. More like reaching for something in a store and then stopping and asking myself "Do I really need to touch that?". Or even wondering if I need to go into that store in the first place. It doesn't help that I'm also watching over my 10 year old son. So lots of "get your mask back on" and "don't touch your face" and "where's the hand sanitizer?". I'd probably feel a little more relaxed if I was flying solo. But even still I think it's going to take time before I stop feeling like every action needs to be processed on a sliding scale of "Safe/Not Safe".

I think things are improving, but we're not nearly out of the woods yet and more and more people are acting like masks are enough and we don't need to worry about doing all that other stuff.
 

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Bought a pair of Klemon Padror in Bordeaux colour. Probably run of the mill footwear for state employees in France - but I like them.

They are handy for knocking around in. I have suede Wallabees so I like the style which many may not. Wallabees in leather are not as good as the suede ones.

The Klemons look nicer than Paraboot Michael in my opinion and don’t have a tab attached to the outside of the shoe which I cannot abide. Also a fraction of the cost of Paraboot.

Regarding French shoes, Bexley used to be excellent - calf leather uppers, decent styles and Goodyear welt. Soles might not be so good - but they told you in the shop to add rubber soles. Now it seems Bexley don’t offer Goodyear welt anymore. Loding used to be a similar but more expensive chain.
I have the Paraboot Michaels and they are really nice leather.
I also have a pair of Mephisto Goodyear welt plain Derby's with the Mephisto sole they are very comfortable.
I also have a pair of Heschung shoes that are very good quality.
I have some Bexley Goodyear welted longwings,nice shoe but the sole could be thicker (or Dainite).
 

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I have the Paraboot Michaels and they are really nice leather.
I also have a pair of Mephisto Goodyear welt plain Derby's with the Mephisto sole they are very comfortable.
I also have a pair of Heschung shoes that are very good quality.
I have some Bexley Goodyear welted longwings,nice shoe but the sole could be thicker (or Dainite).
Yes Heschung is an interesting French brand too, the Thuya model (a kind of high end version of the Paraboot Michael) deserves to be mentioned, and has numerous aficionados at StyleForum.
 

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Guys, I posted this in the Challenge, it has been taken by a friend who has the last iPhone, i don't understand why when i post it here it looses most of its definition/resolution ? Is there a way to post the picture in it's real quality ?
 

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Yes Heschung is an interesting French brand too, the Thuya model (a kind of high end version of the Paraboot Michael) deserves to be mentioned, and has numerous aficionados at StyleForum.
I have lusted after Heschung Gingkos for years but can't justify the rrp, and the best makeups never go on sale. Am not certain they are 600 euro boots. Eh, maybe they are and I'm just cheap...
 

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Guys, I posted this in the Challenge, it has been taken by a friend who has the last iPhone, i don't understand why when i post it here it looses most of its definition/resolution ? Is there a way to post the picture in it's real quality ?
I think Styleforum compresses the image. Maybe lighten it up until it's too bright on the phone then see what happens to it when you upload here?
 

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I think Styleforum compresses the image. Maybe lighten it up until it's too bright on the phone then see what happens to it when you upload here?
Thanks mate. I don't think it will change the quality, i noticed some guys post pictures in another way, probably for that reason, but i don't know how they do (or if it would change something...). Too bad as really it can't compare with the original.
 

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