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Recent purchases - Part II

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by scott.m, Feb 1, 2010.

  1. notwithit

    notwithit Pullup laureate

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    I know it's pretty common in the MC world, but I'm not a huge fan of that toe shape. Is there a name for that kind of toe?
     


  2. dmash

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    Chisel toe


    What do you mean? A pair of black cap toes are sort of a necessity and this last is one of my favorites. Would you rather have a super round one? 337 last is a pretty damn good blend of modern/trad.
     
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  3. reedobandito

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    +1, a bit too squared off for me
     


  4. gdl203

    gdl203 Affiliate Vendor Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    This is the way black cap toes should be - sleek & elegant. They'd look terrible with a round wide toe, just like a casual boot looks out of place with a sleek chisel toe
     
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    Thanks GDL, that's what I was thinking!

    I consider the C&J 337 or Lobb 7000 a great last for a black captoe.
     


  6. brad-t

    brad-t Bae Blade

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    you're making my boots sad
     


  7. notwithit

    notwithit Pullup laureate

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    Ok, I thought that might be the name for it, but I wasn't sure.

    Anyway, it's a perfectly cromulent shoe style, and it seems to be universally accepted in the MC world.
     


  8. pickpackpockpuck

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    haha, don't know if you meant it this way, but it's funnier if you did. Cromulent: "Used in an ironical sense to mean legitimate, and therefore, in reality, spurious and not at all legitimate. Assumes common knowledge of the inherent Simpsons reference." http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Cromulent
     


  9. gettoasty

    gettoasty Stylish Dinosaur

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    Those cap toes are nice though I prefer my cheap AE:
    [​IMG]
     


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    a sleek black captoe embiggens the smallest man
     


  11. dmash

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    Yea toasty I like the AE's as well, besides the blucher. I love Bals for black cap toes. It was mine vs the 'Belgrave' which is a punched toe (the top shoe in your pic) and the sleekness of the regular cap toe won out for me.
     
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  12. gdl203

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    wtf is this - left shoe is a derby, right shoe an oxford? :eh:

    I won't even comment on preferring AE to C&J, that's just... well... I said I won't comment
     
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    wow i didn't see that either. the C&J on top is hand grade Belgrave.
     
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  14. gettoasty

    gettoasty Stylish Dinosaur

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    lol just some random photo i pulled off the internet

    hence i said cheap AE since I knew we were talking about C&J, which is some baller MC footwear
    just saying, i prefer the AE profile.
     
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    I just got my C&J hand grade, brand new from UK retailer for for $572 shipped. English footwear is actually a lot more affordable if you get from UK and find a place that A. gives free shipping and B. ships royal mail so you'll get no customs charges.


    I know, still twice the price of AE on discount....but with C&J hand grade you're definitely getting twice the shoe IMO.
     
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