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Oak Street Bootmakers - Official Affiliate Thread

Discussion in 'Former Affiliate Vendor Threads; a Locked Forum.' started by OakStreetBootmakers, Apr 17, 2012.

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  1. OakStreetBootmakers

    OakStreetBootmakers Senior member

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    Lyonstate has 2 exclusive OSB collabs - they went up today, and some sizes are already gone in the first hours...check em out!
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    The natural CXL boat loafer is sick - perfect summer shoe (makes me feel like I should be wearing those and on vacation...)
    http://www.lyonstate.com/collections/oak-street-bootmakers
     
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    Thanks a lot :)

    Also, had them for about two weeks now, has this happened to anyone else? Not sure how or when it happens, perhaps when I cross my legs? It's not a huge issue, adds a bit of character, but just wondering if there is there a way to remedy it at all? (as well as the scuff near the top of the boot on the second picture)

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    ^. I have success just using my finger and rubbing with lots of pressure. Then use some VC.
     
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    That's what happens to CXL. Want to impress both yourself and your friends about why CXL is awesome? Spit on your thumb and rub those spots hard. Like magic, it'll disappear. There will be a slight blemish, of course, but any more advanced solution is going to leave a mark as well. The remaining mark is just part of the patina. This trick works even better on shell cordovan.
     
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    ^above two comments are 100% right! That's the beauty of CXL - being able to rub at scratches / scuffs and seeing them disappear. When you rub at it, the oils come back up the surface, and 're-fill' the spot
     
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    Got back my trench boots back from OSB. As originally thought (before they offered to take them in) it's just aesthetic, not structural. I think it's just dry, and next time I LP these, I'll make sure to hit the welt a little bit to give it some more moisture. Really should be getting the welt water-proofed anyway, for the amount I walk through the water.

    Also, had a chance to look at/try on some Alden Natty CXL Sloat boots (basically plain toe indy boots with neocork soles). OSB wins by a lot if you want an actual boot (maybe Alden wins for a fashionable boot, though). OSB is just meatier, uses thicker CXL, and has twice as wide of a tongue (Alden's tongue is maybe an inch wide! wtf?). Alden does have speedhooks, but they look delicate, and can probably be pulled right out of the thin CXL.

    Btw, OSB, I'm jealous of those Women's trench boots you teased on your twitter, with speedhooks. :) If they're properly durable, those would be excellent on the men's as well.

    Anyway, got these back on my feet, and back in my boot rotation. Coming up on the end of boot weather, c'est la vie I guess.
     
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    Alright that was awesome. They're barely noticable now, thanks heaps. By VC are you referring to the venetian cream?
     
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    Yes, VC = Venetian Cream
     
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    Whoa - you have a link to said teaser?
     
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    No speedhooks!!!!
     
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    Just out of curiosity, why no speedhooks? I find it... speedier to put on boots with them, and you can't see them under pants, anyway..
     
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    http://instagram.com/p/X0ox13NCc9/

    I like durable speed hooks. I like to snug my boots up and it's far far easier with hooks. Love my W1Ks for that very reason. OSBTB is a badass boot, heavy duty and rugged. But they take a while to out on and tighten up. A 4 and 4 or 5 and 3 configuration would be nice.
     
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    It's just my personal preference. Just don't like them. I prefer eyelets.
     
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    Hey Guys. New to this thread. I'm a big Alden fan and have the Wolverine 1k boot. I also have a pair of the Oak Street Trail oxfords.

    My question, How does the Elston last compare to the Wolverine or the Alden Barrie in terms of width.

    I want to pull the trigger on these boots but the OSBM trail oxford and 1k boot run a little narrow in the standard width for my foot.

    Thnaks in advance guys. Tried to search it but all i can find is" size up and size down" info
     
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    I can't speak to the OSB trail oxford or the 1K boot as I have neither. But I do have the OSB Trench boot (Elston last) and a few Barrie-lasted boots. My personal impression is that the OSB Trench boot is definitely wider than the Barrie, and I think by quite a bit.
     
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    Oh really? Thats awesome. Thats the answer i was hoping for to be honest. Thanks for the reply BootSpell :slayer:
     
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    I have never worn the Barrie last, but my experience with the Trench boots is that they are slightly narrow in the toes, and low in the toebox. Certainly narrower than Trubalance, and I think slightly narrower than 1000 Mile boots. But then, everyone's feet are different and fit in different ways...
     
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    Are you comparing these shoes in the same size, like a 10D 1000 mile to a 10D trench boot?
     
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    Most would agree that the Elston last is similar in width to the barrie and trubalance - a generous fit to allow for your foot to expand throughout the day, yet a cup fit in the heel - which is why the Elston is so comfortable for all day/long day wear.
     
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