Saint Laurent Paris - Official Thread.

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by AriGold, Oct 4, 2012.

  1. KingJulien

    KingJulien Senior member

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    You seem like you're kinda new to this... I think you should start with something a little simpler than silver boots and a bright blue varsity. The white sneakers and a black jacket would be a good bet.

    Lurk around the WAYWT thread for a bit maybe.
     
  2. AlexanderTG

    AlexanderTG Senior member

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    I realize this isn't the WAYW thread. I wouldn't have posted the pics except Colabear had asked.
     
  3. KingJulien

    KingJulien Senior member

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    Oh, I missed that.

    To answer your question, I have a cobbler put a vibram rubber topy on most of my shoes. It's far easier to replace the $30 topy than to replace the whole sole.

    That said, silver boots are something you might only wear once in awhile, so unless you plan on wearing them a lot maybe don't bother.
     
  4. AlexanderTG

    AlexanderTG Senior member

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    I apologize if this is off topic for the SLP thread but I feel I must at least just say that this outfit in question isn't exactly for everyday wear. I bought the jacket and boots to try to ramp up the clothes I own to play music with onstage. My normal street wear would be a pair of MMM replicas (maroon or blue), navy Rag and Bone cords, a navy and white striped APC crew neck sweater and French Trotters tweed overcoat.

    The silver boots probably won't see much life offstage but the teddy just might.

    I realize I am opening up myself to scorn by posting this but I'll take that chance.
     
  5. AlexanderTG

    AlexanderTG Senior member

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    Thanks for the info on the boots. The soles seem very soft. I am new to boots and shoes with leather soles but, yeah, I probably won't wear them enough outside to need the protection.
     
  6. Illithid Dude

    Illithid Dude Senior member

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    I get all my SLP boots resoled with a rubber sole at my local cobbler.
     
  7. NaTionS

    NaTionS Senior member

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    It's always a good idea to add some sole protection to shoes with leather soles. Replacing a rubber sole is a lot cheaper and easier than resoling so you also don't have to worry about finding a really good cobbler.

    Go ahead and wear them for a few months though. If you bring new shoes to be topyed/vibrammed a (good) cobbler is going to sand them down anyways.
     
  8. AlexanderTG

    AlexanderTG Senior member

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    Thanks. Yeah, we have an excellent cobbler nearby. I'll bring them in and see what he says. I've only worn them around the house and they're pretty pocked already.
     
  9. colabear

    colabear Senior member

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    all I can say is " if it's not broken, don't fix it "
     
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  10. Thatsteez

    Thatsteez Well-Known Member

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    Quick poll, how many people apply the rubber sole to their boots? I get their purpose and have been considering applying them to my pair, but am I the only one who feels that they slightly diminish the elegance of the boots?
     
  11. Timbaland

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    I think he was more talking about getting the shoes topy than having the entire sole replaced with rubber. The topy layer is so thin, it shouldn't be noticeable.
     
  12. AlexanderTG

    AlexanderTG Senior member

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    Yes, that's what I meant. I'm leaning towards not doing anything to them yet. Thanks for your help, all.
     
  13. SirGrotius

    SirGrotius Senior member

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    Don't touch 'em man, if you're only wearing them on stage you want to beat them up a bit. It's not rock n' roll to have rubber soles. E.g., the Beatles had rubber soles, the Stones, no.
     
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    Are y'all talking about getting the soles topy'd/rubbersoled as preventative care (i.e. straight up replacing the barely worn/new leather sole with rubber), replacing worn down soles, or both?
     
  15. AlexanderTG

    AlexanderTG Senior member

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    I was mainly asking if there was something to put on the leather soles to just add some protection from the cement, rocks, et al. I've not had much experience with the sort of soft leather soles that the SLP boots have. So I'm open to suggestions but I think right now I'm just going to let them alone and deal with the wear and tear. We, luckily, have a wonderful cobbler in my town so if I need to have them touched up at some point I will have that option.
     

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