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Poor Man's Shoe Porn

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Augusto86, Sep 11, 2006.

  1. Augusto86

    Augusto86 Sean Penn's Mexican love child

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    Nice find on both counts (jeans and shoes)!

    Yeah, I used to be able to find good jeans regularly at the gap, and now it's all ugly looking crap that looks like I've pissed my pants.
     


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    If you don't mind me asking how much do these run?
    And are they narrow?
     


  3. Augusto86

    Augusto86 Sean Penn's Mexican love child

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    If you don't mind me asking how much do these run? And are they narrow?
    I paid 145 at Herring Shoes, but they were seconds and may not be in stock. Pediwear no longer stocks 'em, although they have the 290T, a similar model, for about the same. To be entirely honest, after a quick search of sites, I think this shoe may have been discontinued and I picked up one of the last from the production line. They have a pretty snug fit - the bones of my ankle press lightly against the gussets. I have tiny feet - size 8.5/8 American, which means 7.5 in these. Not uncomfortable, though - just snug. This is good because Chelseas inevitably stretch due to the way they're built. EDIT: Oh god, in one of those pictures you can see my beat old black Aldo harness/chelsea hybrids. I'm ashamed...[​IMG]
     


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    j (stands for Jerk) Admin

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    That was the other thing I was going to say, your feet/shoes are probably much smaller than mine if the jeans can cover that much of them. Anyway, they look pretty good. try slim jeans as well.
     


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    I think they look excellent, but I'd wear them with slimmer jeans. the bagginess of the legs (admittedly accentuated by the camera's positioing) seems to be dwarfing your feet a bit. I'm not saying to necessarily go for tapered jeans that would hug the ankle part of the boot, just something with a bit less bulk to the leg. without a doubt great boots though. EDIT:
    That was the other thing I was going to say, your feet/shoes are probably much smaller than mine if the jeans can cover that much of them. Anyway, they look pretty good. try slim jeans as well.
    oops. Great minds I guess... [​IMG]
     


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    Jovan Banned for Good

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    In comparsison, I need to do everything I can to dwarf my feet.
     


  7. Augusto86

    Augusto86 Sean Penn's Mexican love child

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    That was the other thing I was going to say, your feet/shoes are probably much smaller than mine if the jeans can cover that much of them. Anyway, they look pretty good. try slim jeans as well.
    Hmm....like, APC regular whatever slim? Mild bootcut? Seems to me, the best kind of jean to wear with boots would be...bootcut. Which is what those are.
    Will go experiment with rock&republics and Paper Denims now.
     


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    dont know if this should be in the thrift thread, or if i shouldnt be stepping on this thread, but heres some poor mans shoe porn. lloyd and haig monk strap ankle boots. 7$
    [​IMG]
     


  9. Get Smart

    Get Smart Don't Crink

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    If you're interested in messing with them a bit, I recommend navy blue polish.

    +1 on the navy polish. I have a pair of chelseas in almost the exact color that I 'antiqued' with navy polish years ago and it really makes the otherwise dull brown have a new life.
     


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    Hmm....like, APC regular whatever slim? Mild bootcut? Seems to me, the best kind of jean to wear with boots would be...bootcut. Which is what those are.
    Will go experiment with rock&republics and Paper Denims now.

    Yeah, I wear mine with APC NS. Looks great.
     


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    Augusto86 Sean Penn's Mexican love child

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    +1 on the navy polish. I have a pair of chelseas in almost the exact color that I 'antiqued' with navy polish years ago and it really makes the otherwise dull brown have a new life.

    While it sounds like a cool idea, I'm not too sure about how well I could pull it off. Like I said, this is not only my ONLY pair of leather-soled boots or shoes, it's also my only pair of decent brown shoes. So I'm reluctant to embark on a path of customization that might ruin them.

    Also, my experience with polishing shoes is fairly limited - I do it from time to time on my black boots, like the one you can glimpse in pic 4 or whatever it is, but never with brown and never more than just cleaning the boot, and rubbing in some black Meltonian shoe cream.
     


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    You should read the mirror shine guide. I don't necessarily suggest a mirror shine on those, although they will take it very well. But at least give them a good polishing with wax polish (brown if you wish) before exposing them to the outside world.
     


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    Those are exactly the same as the brown CT chelseas. I love mine. Good choice. If you're interested in messing with them a bit, I recommend navy blue polish.
    I'm interested. J, didn't you post photos of yours? I can't seem to find the pics when I search. Here's what was waiting for me on my desk at work this morning: [​IMG] Loake Twyning seconds, £55 + shipping. Not bad, I think, - the "seconds" status seems to be because of some unevennness of coulour, due to the burnishing. It should polish out quite easily. http://www.herringshoes.co.uk/search_loake_seconds.asp
     


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    Loake Twyning seconds, £55 + shipping. Not bad, I think, - the "seconds" status seems to be because of some unevennness of coulour, due to the burnishing. It should polish out quite easily.

    http://www.herringshoes.co.uk/search_loake_seconds.asp



    LS, how do you know what makes them seconds? Is it only now that you see them that you can tell? Or will that place fess-up and tell you? They have some nice stuff at great prices it seems. But for seconds.

    b
     


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    While it sounds like a cool idea, I'm not too sure about how well I could pull it off. Like I said, this is not only my ONLY pair of leather-soled boots or shoes, it's also my only pair of decent brown shoes. So I'm reluctant to embark on a path of customization that might ruin them.

    Also, my experience with polishing shoes is fairly limited - I do it from time to time on my black boots, like the one you can glimpse in pic 4 or whatever it is, but never with brown and never more than just cleaning the boot, and rubbing in some black Meltonian shoe cream.


    i hear ya. After you've had the shoes for a while and feel experimental, you could always try polishing with some different colored cremes. No need to go crazy and strip the original finish with acetone or anything...just try some spot polishing to give the brown a bit more depth and luster.
     


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