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Oak Street Bootmakers

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by JRyder, Aug 31, 2010.

  1. Ansel

    Ansel Well-Known Member

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    Hi Syennie,

    deeply appreciate your sharing of info. That would be very helpful in my decision making process. Tks a lot.

    Btw, is your brannock size a 10D or 10E ?
     
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  2. linafelt

    linafelt Senior member

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    @wonsmithr8 , Am I right that you have a pair of Trench Chukkas..? If so, how do you like them? Do they feel/fit any different from your 6" Trench boots? Any pics with wear? THANKS!
     
  3. wonsmithr8

    wonsmithr8 Senior member

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    Hey man,
    Hey man,

    Nah I haven't had those for a while. Sorry!
     
  4. linafelt

    linafelt Senior member

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    Thanks anyway..
     
  5. BackInTheJox

    BackInTheJox Senior member

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    Maybe a dumb question, but is there any type of SF deal/sale for OSB? Or are there any sales in the foreseeable future that you guys know of? I missed out on the 20% sale around Black Friday, unfortunately.
     
  6. wonsmithr8

    wonsmithr8 Senior member

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    There are no SF deals for OSB. You'll have to wait around whenever OSB has its sale again. Bonobos also sells some OSB stuff that you can use their 20% off on.
     
  7. BackInTheJox

    BackInTheJox Senior member

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    Thanks for the reply. Any idea if they go on sale at Nordstrom (semi annual, etc)?
     
  8. letsgofire

    letsgofire Senior member

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    I don't think so. Nordstrom has only carried OSB for maybe 2 years now, so maybe this will change over time?

    They are a small company and therefore discounting really isn't their model. The OSB website and the retail store Independence have 10% and 20% off sales from time to time. There are some deeper discounts when OSB is doing a collaboration with some other outlet, who then might be clearing their inventory in Summer or Winter. Generally speaking though I would plan on paying full retail or getting a pair for 10% off.
     
  9. eljlakers

    eljlakers Senior member

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    My custom waxed flesh trail oxfords.
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  10. lessblue

    lessblue New Member

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    Struggling with sizing for the Trench Boot. OSB say TTS but I'm reading folks say better to size down half a size.

    I am a size 12 but my feet are on the narrower side with a low instep (flatter feet). I'm probably between a 12C and 12D.

    Before I buy and return via Nordstrom, I thought I'd ask if anyone has advice.

    Go with 12 or 11.5?
     
  11. linafelt

    linafelt Senior member

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    I find them to be TTS, though some guys feel that they are a bit wide. So it's tricky in your case, with a slightly narrow foot... Kind of a crap shoot I guess, but the 11.5 may work, especially with a low instep (OSBs a bit low volume in the vamp and toe). Good luck!
     
  12. emidyl

    emidyl Senior member

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    I wear them TTS in 9, my son is an 8.5 and he finds mine a touch roomy.
    as ref I wear 8UK for Carmina, rain and oscar last and 8.5 Alden barrie last and pretty much 9.5 in most sneakers
     
  13. lessblue

    lessblue New Member

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    Thank you kindly for the advice, I may try 11.5. My general understanding is that the toes should have some room up front but the width can be played with (or will stretch a bit) when it comes to boots/shoes. In others don't bet on shoes stretching in length, but maybe width.

    In addition to a good fit, I find that shoes that don't fit well also don't 'crease' well and look worse for wear.
     
  14. letsgofire

    letsgofire Senior member

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    On the boots, I did TTS - I am a 10. On the moc, I actually went with a 9. It was snug at first but not it fits perfectly.
     
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    lessblue New Member

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    One last question, how does the heel fit? My feet are closer in shape to Egyptian feet (general foot shapes)

    It could be that I need more tapered shoes/boots which would rule out these trench boots.
     
  16. letsgofire

    letsgofire Senior member

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    I'm definitely not an expert here. I don't think the heel is unusually narrow or wide relative to other shoes I own. Sorry I can't be more helpful.
     
  17. eljlakers

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    MTO waxed flesh trail oxford update...[​IMG]
     
  18. wonsmithr8

    wonsmithr8 Senior member

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    Some wear on my brown WF @ 13 months:

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  19. Medoc

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    Anyone have any experience with the natural trench oxford w/ dainite sole? They would be a fantastic shoe for my work but I have one concern. The front appears to be significantly curved upward as many shoes are. This is something I don't mind if it's subtle but some of these shoes start to look like ski jumps. I definitely don't enjoy that. Looks to be present on many of the OSB models. Any experienced wearers have any opinions to help me pull the trigger? I'm thinking it appears a bit more exaggerated in the photos and I'm psyching myself out.
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  20. linafelt

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