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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by RIDER, Jul 7, 2013.

  1. RIDER

    RIDER Senior member

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  3. clee1982

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    "If you do want to explore true bespoke with no bullshit, pay a visit to Tru-Form on the UES of New York…Paul is legit, if a bit crabby."

    I pass by their shop a trillion times, though I only stopped twice to look at the Aldens.., they quote me bespoke shell cordovan boot for about 3K, I suppose it's semi-inline with the rest, but given how cheap I am, I walked out.

    "-The Internet-driven opinion that Blake-constructed shoes are of poor quality is flat out wrong.

    -The UK-orchestrated opinion that welted shoes are superior is equally wrong.
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    Styleforum is English biased mostly...

    I personally don't care machine or hand made as long as it's well made, interesting article by the way.
     


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    Toe box room does matter, but finding the right arch size is important as well.

    Very informative interview.

    SF does feel very commercial nowadays with brand threads.
     


  5. dddrees

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    Interesting reading, thanks for sharing.
     


  6. clee1982

    clee1982 Senior member

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    well, I suppose SF is probably one of the best place for small niche brand to earn a name for themselves...
     
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  7. chogall

    chogall Senior member

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    more like retailers pimping small niche brands that they carry.
     


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  9. dddrees

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    By the way Ron, I do wish you would post a bit more.


    I for one enjoy reading your posts, and gaining a bit of knowledge from your experience.

    Also, I wanted to let you know of the good number of boots I own these have to be one of my favorite pair of boots.

    You guys did a marvelous job with these.

    [​IMG]
     


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    clee1982 Senior member

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    Is that 360 welt or 270?
     


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    Thank you much! They did turn out great.....glad you got a pair. I expect to be spending much more time on the road this Fall than the last few years, so I will probably have plenty of down time to kick around here again.....
     


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    Those are Rapid construction - full midsole, no welt.
     


  13. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    Is that because the commando (?) sole is less likely to need replacing at some point?
     


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    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    Also, great interview, I really enjoyed it.
     


  15. dddrees

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    Disregard
     
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