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Shoe Damage Report & Shoe P0rn Central - Part II

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Oyaji, Feb 20, 2010.

  1. Jazzmenco

    Jazzmenco Well-Known Member

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    Stunning pair of shoes @j ingevaldsson [​IMG]
     
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    Do you prefer the EG Austertity brogue or the Lobb Warwick? Apologies if you've covered this already elsewhere.
     
  3. Jazzmenco

    Jazzmenco Well-Known Member

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    First experience with Buday, can't wait to wear them on Monday.
     
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  4. j ingevaldsson

    j ingevaldsson Well-Known Member

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    Cheers!
     
  5. mcarthur

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    nephew, wear only in good health
     
  6. mcarthur

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    black medallion ct boot
    cashmere otc
     
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  7. Munky

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    Beautiful boots, Mcarthur. Why do you change your lacing style, working up from the bottom? Does this have functional value or is it cosmetic?

    I notice that the shoe on the right (in this photo) has slight creasing across the toe box. I have had this happen to my newish (first pair of) boots. Is it a feature of how the boots wear in? I have not found it in any of the shoes I have. Thanks and best wishes, M.
     
  8. Jazzmenco

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    nephew,
    wear only in good health
    Gracias Tio Mac
     
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  9. mcarthur

    mcarthur Well-Known Member

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    nephew,
    thank you
     
  10. Munky

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    Any chance of some answers to my questions, please, Uncle?
     
  11. cbfn

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    I suspect the answer to your first question is that the boots have speedhooks, which you don't use bar-lacing on. The answer to you second question is that you often get creases up to the point where the toe stiffener ends. Sometimes, this is shorter than the cap toe and the cap will be creased.
     
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    The only answers he gives are the usual monotonous sentences: "Wear in good health" or "Nephew, thank you". Oh, and hundreds of pics of Aldens.
     
  13. cbfn

    cbfn Well-Known Member

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    I'd laugh my ass of if he responded to this with" Nephew, fuck you".
     
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  14. Munky

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    Thank you very much for this, cbfn. Your message has reassured me about the creasing issue.

    The boots don't have speedhooks, but two, small, slits in the leather of the tongue. The idea is to thread one of the laces through this, to keep the tongue in place. (With trainers, these slits will accommodate both laces). My problem is how to keep tension in the laces when I do them up. Clearly, there is only so much 'give' in the lace, once it is through the hole in the tongue.

    It would be great if he told me to fuck off.
     
  15. mcarthur

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    nephew,
    please accept my apology for not fully responding to your questions
     
  16. cbfn

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    I am personally a bigger fan of criss cross lacing on boots, http://www.fieggen.com/shoelace/crisscrosslacing.htm, and then you can pass both laces underneath the slit.

    I was not referring to you with the last comment, rather to VRaivio. :)
     
  17. mcarthur

    mcarthur Well-Known Member

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  18. Munky

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    Thanks, cbfn. Yes, I use criss cross lacing on the boots and I have tried putting both laces underneath the slit, but there isn't enough room. I guess, in the scheme of things, it isn't the greatest of problems! [​IMG]
     
  19. mcarthur

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    nephew,
    thank you for the suggestion
     
  20. Marks11

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    The Crockett & Jones lineup, all polished for the week.

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    - Westbourne in Burnished Chestnut (polished to a red hue)
    - Malton in Burnished Mahogany
    - Alex in Dark Brown
     
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