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Rock Your Socks- show your sock, shoe & pant combos

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by GusW, Jul 27, 2008.

  1. Cleav

    Cleav Senior member Moderator

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    Those in Blighty will not be surprised to learn it's still raining here in Derbyshire

    So, these, which are quite a departure for me, get a maiden voyage. No pun intended.

    PSmith, Barbour, Cheaney


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  2. Gianni Cerutti

    Gianni Cerutti Senior member

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    beautiful socks
     
  3. mimo

    mimo Senior member

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    Great shoes Cleav, congrats! Also, I do like the setting you choose for your pics - those stained floorboards are lovely under the pretty carpet. And also also, those trousers look like you could happily sleep in them. In a good way. Real relaxed country gent look today. Which part of your sheep-fancying county do you call home? I don't know it well. I once went to Buxton, just on a whim. Very pleasant it was too.
     
  4. Cleav

    Cleav Senior member Moderator

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    Mimo, very kind of you to say so. Thank you.

    In between Derby and Ashbourne is the place really. We are about 30minutes from the spa town of Buxton. The opera house and gardens there are lovely, we like to go a couple times a year at least.

    I was surprised I like the shoes ^ Lots more chunky than I'm used to, but when the rains are biblical they save the others from a wetting and look a lot better than scruffy old yellow timberlands.
     
  5. mimo

    mimo Senior member

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    But still, those shoes are great, and every Englishman should have some I think. Not that I do, yet, I was looking for something similar a couple of months ago, either in tan grain or burgundy. In the end it lost out to an opportunistic deal on my Grenson boots for a similar purpose. But something like that is still very much on the list. Where did you buy them?
     
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    Thanks Macs....shell carminas on the rain last.....speaking of rain, I like your combo there, but don't you have issues wearing suede in the rain? I live in Singapore where, except for the past 3 months, it rains a little bit everyday, in different parts of the city.

    I love suede but have often had to resort to breaking out my swims galoshes, or even taking off my suede loafers and walking barefoot in the rain!
     
  7. Cleav

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    That's exactly what my good friend @CTBrummie said. We both drop in (very) occasionally to C n J Colmore Row and have chatted, discussed the merits of these matters over much tea and coffee…

    What CTB doesn't know of these things… C n J Islay for instance and the like. He was keeping his eye out for me and found these NIB at GB£120, nearly 33% RRP. He da Man!
     
  8. mimo

    mimo Senior member

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    Confused...Cheaney from C&J?!
     
  9. Macs

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    Well, the chukkas I am wearing today have a full rubber sole (sort of a Daynite) so no problem in stepping into puddles.
    No problem for the suede as well, I usually spray it with water repellent at the beginning of the season when I wash them so they do not get soaked or stained.
    I think that suede is the perfect solution for rain, it is not so delicate as people usually think!
     
  10. Cleav

    Cleav Senior member Moderator

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    S, sorry. No the chunkys are Cheaney. I might meet up for a coffee with CTB at the C n J shop where we may discuss all things shoes/boots. Islays being particular faves! He found the Cheaneys for me.
     
  11. europrep

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    Home today running errands in the New England snow...

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    3sixteen, Pantherella, Oak Street Rough Outs
     
  12. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    i like
     
  13. Cleav

    Cleav Senior member Moderator

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    Like em Euro. Can't beat suede whatever the weather. Thanks Stitch!
     
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  14. europrep

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    Thanks Cleav & Stitch.

    Cleav, the "rough out" is the backside of CXL from Horween. Bit of a twist on traditional suede. These should be more weather resistant.

    From OSB website:

    Natural Roughout Chromexcel®, or Marine Field Shoe as it is tagged in the Horween® factory, was developed for Marine Field boots for Wold War II. The leather is Horween's Natural Chromexcel, but is designed to be used rough side out, so special attention is given to create a particularly durable and level knap. Left unlined, the interior of the boots is the same, Natural CXL that we use on our Natural Trench Boots, providing a smooth contact with the foot. This particularly smooth interior was designed so that sand could easily be removed when soldiers would up-end their boots in the desert fields of North Africa - greatly reducing blisters and increasing comfort.
     
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    Cleav Senior member Moderator

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    Thanks Euro, always learning. Good of you to take the time :nodding:
     
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    I like them.
    After the description from OSB, a pic of the inside is a must! [​IMG]
     
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    europrep Senior member

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    Ask and you shall receive:

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    Sorry no vis on socks. They are green.

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    Nice jeans and boots combo there, Stitchy. [​IMG]

    Euro, those boots are wonderful.
     
  20. Cleav

    Cleav Senior member Moderator

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    Yesterday afternoon

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