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Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Spirit of 69, Nov 19, 2008.

  1. Inks

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    That's a shame about the 874s, they look pretty tidy. Pity they're a bit too utilitarian and have a perma-crease. I picked up a pair of 60s deadstock/NOS ice-blue Haggar Forever-Prest strides a while back with a perfect rise. Problem is they need taking in about an inch width on the legs. They've been in storage so long that there is fading right on the crease. I doubt my alterations chap could sort it. I could dye them, but that defeats the purpose of buying them. (I badly want a pair of decent ice-blue Prest trouies)
     
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    Yeti Lobsters really hate N2B jackets
     
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    ^ wow, that actually existed lol. Looks like something by 'Lord Anthony'. Arctic skinheads might get a pass for it though
     
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  5. SoCalBoy

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    I used to wear Dickies work pants as an American alternative to sta-prest. They looked smart hemmed to show off your boots or a hint of sock with brogues or smooths. Downside to them is the huge belt loops they have, and their inability to hold a crease, they are work pants through and through. I can't wear them anymore after I got my hands on proper sta-prest style trousers.

    I think they have their place if one wishes to go to a gig in someone's backyard but doesn't want to wear jeans or ruin their sta-prest, because if they are one thing, they are durable. Very popular with skinheads throughout California as mentioned before by GetSmart.
     
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    874 Original Fit Dickies definitely have a higher rise and feel a little more snug fitting because of it. 873s are slightly tapered but the rise is a little too low for my taste. Above all, one should just wear whatever is comfortable and looks good on them.
     
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    Which do you prefer?
     
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    Difficult to say after almost half a century. I have the impression that the original Levis SPs were more comfortable and a better fit, but this may have something to do with the fact that I have thickened out a bit and getting strides to fit now means getting myself to fit the strides! :D
     
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    Tom Mc666 is blushing somewhere! ^^^^


    Back on topic. Does anyone have any experience with Loake's "Sovereign" brogues? They are the same as their "Royals" except that there is a discrete Dainite sole. Just walked vigorously the two miles home to South Boston from Park Street T station and I have to say they're comfy as f&$k. What I like is that they give the impression(and sound) of a double leather sole while having the grip of the rubber one. Genius.
     
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    I must admit i haven't came across the Loakes' brogue with a different sole as you mention , i have a pair of Royals with the leather sole , quarter -tipped and they're not the most comfortable shoe to walk any distance in ! I'm intrigued to see whether they are available in the UK .
     
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    I actually got them from a UK dealer. Taking advantage of the dollar-to-pound and a 20% off discount voucher, even with shipping it was cheaper than getting them from a US shop or site.
    It looks like RRP is about £160 in the UK.
    I have a maybe 5-year-old pair of Loake Royals with the leather sole, and the Sovereigns look identical but for the sole. Under close scrutiny you can tell a very slight difference, but when worn they look indistinguishable from Royals.
     
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    Hoggs of Fife have a rebadged Loake longwing in scotchgrain with a dainite sole. They are far more comfortable than Loake Royals and - unlike the Royals - the laces do not keep coming undone.
     
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    I have a pair of the Alfred Sargent Stepney brogues in scotch grain with the dainite sole and out of the box they were undoubtedly more comfortable than the Loake Royals. However, that being said, the Loake smooth leather Sovereigns had very close to as comfortable a ride as the AS Stepneys on first wear.
    Laces stayed tied, too. [​IMG]
    I wonder if scotch grain leather is typically just more comfortable and pliable than smooth leather.
     
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    Royals have stiff, corrected grain leather. Calf may be more comfortable, but would cost more. Also the weight of the Royals in a leather sole is a lot more than the Dainite version.
     
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    Cross-Post from The Look Goes On:

    SF Meet-up 18 November UPDATE

    Morning Gents

    As far as I know, there are only four of us that are definite for next week's planned bash.

    Given the low numbers, the fact that our preferred pub is shut (as far as I know) and as I now have a tentative business meeting next Friday, I suggest we postpone it. We could try for something to coincide with the January sales instead?

    It's a shame but maybe it was too soon after July...
     
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    Wondering if anyone had their coat shortened at the bottom hem & if that's an advisable operation?

    I've been eyeing up this crombie style overcoat, but it seems that it's slightly longer than knee length on the average person. Now, since I'm tall there's a chance that it will turn out just right - otherwise I'd rather have it altered to just above knee length. Can this be done easily and not too expensively?
     
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    p.s messed up a bit putting my answer in the middle of your sentence.sorry
     
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    Wouldn't that completely fuck up the lining, though?
     

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