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Random fashion thoughts - Part II (A New Hope)

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by LA Guy, May 15, 2015.

  1. cyc wid it

    cyc wid it Senior member

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  2. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    I would say that White's boots that are made for firefighting, etc... definitely out-tough Viberg's fashion boots, but that Viberg's analogous boots are about the same as White's. That said, unless you are going to be standing in hellaciously hot, recently burned out forest, or building fire lines, "fashion" Vibergs are approximately 200x tougher than anything you'd need for day to day wear. I'd say that the "fashion" Vibergs, lack of steel toes aside, are tougher than 95% of the workboots I've seen out here.
     
  3. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    It's been that way since at least the early 2000s.

    Maybe it's the model, because that makes no sense based on the our relative sizes. I have a pullover from a few years ago, in a size M, that swims on me. Very oversized, and I have a two chunky cardigans that are quite relaxed, and now this hooded number, that is "fitted, but not very." The only SNS herning piece I have that is really Pitti fitted is a newer Stark, and it's apparently meant to fit that way.
     
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    cyc wid it Senior member

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    Hmmm @LA Guy, I guess I just need to find a makeup that speaks to me more then. 3sixteen one is as close as I've seen. Looking for non cap toe and semi structured toe in an interesting leather. Not too bulky of a last. I liked the cinnamon roughout GMTO, minus the captoe.
     
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    OccultaVexillum Senior member

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    I really like the mini ripple sole makeups that 3sixteen have m.
     
  6. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    Maybe get the new zip service boot? It has a slightly Visvim feel to it that you might like. Not sure who is carrying it though. I typically like what The Bureau designs, ande Haven, as well.
     
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    Get a cordovan Alden boot with a commando sole - it's what I wear when it rains, snows, etc. I find that the density of cordovan makes it a bit more waterproof than other leathers and doesn't require much treatment. I can't find any plain toe boot with a quick Google search, but there's a whole weird Alden thread here, maybe they can help!!

    edit: This boot with a commando sole

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  8. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    Nice, but hardly "fun", at least imo. I mean, Alden is about as trad as you get. It's the quintessential American shoe.
     
  9. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    On that trad note, I sorta want either a pair of Clark Wallabee boots or a pair of Sanders "McQueen" chukkas.

    Thoughts? One vs the other?

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    Imo if you want an actual full foul-weather proof shoe, it's not really practical to wear anything with decent leather. At the very least, you can't step on anything with salt on it. If there's snow above a foot, the entire inside of your shoe/boot will get wet. But if you're careful about what you step on and keep another pair of legit beaters like bean boots, etc, you can get away with pretty much anything with a decent sole. I think I used AnnD highs for an entire winter as go to footwear and managed to avoid falling or getting soaked.
     
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  11. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    Salt stains rub off pretty easily - not really a bother unless you are really fussy about stuff like that.

    If you are looking for real foul weather boots, just get something with a Goretex insert. If you are really looking to be a canuck, get a pair of Sorels. http://www.sorel.com/mens-caribou-w...873_variationColor=282&cgid=men-boots#start=6 which will take you comfortably through a snow and slush and sleet filled winter on James Bay.
     
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    @Fuuma thanks man. Vintage YSL is gonna be hard to dig up but SLP looks good. Maybe i'll go check them out at the boutiques..
     
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    I like the Sanders. There was a photo in the Camoshita lookbook that I think were Sanders that made me want to get a pair.

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    i prefer the clarks
     
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    nothing makes me more loathe to buy new clothes than an entire morning spent selling crap on yahoo auctions

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    Please tell me you didn't sell the blue Petrosoleum
     
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    They've been about a size big on me, been wearing them with insoles and thick socks. Same with my L-0 boots. Complete shame, but I think I need to flip and re-order both pairs :(
     
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    I wonder if people will start name dropping Calvin Kleins main collection once Raf's collection is released.
     
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    Sanders are much better made, but there's something special about the Wallabee look.
     

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