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Shoe Damage Report & Shoe P0rn Central - Part II

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

  1. isshinryu101

    isshinryu101 Senior member

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    Snowiest and wettest winter in NJ in many years *possibly most in recorder history". Rather than invest in the single-season hiking boots I usually purchase (then disgard after winter ends) I went with a rotation that leaned heavily on elephant skin chukkas, 1940's veldtschoen captoe boots and some ancient sealskin boots. Each pair got at least 25 wears. Each pair was completely enveloped in snow and ice... as I enjoy shoveling for exercise in the cold months. Leather was soaked (although none of the pairs actually leaked) and salted. So much salt was used on the streets and sidewalks that the boots would have a thick white coating after wearing. The salt actually ate thru the all leather heels of all 3 pairs... but the leather is unscathed. All I used was a couple of layers of cream polish and they are still soft and beautiful.

    Better than any modern hiking boots I have ever worn.
     
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  2. SuitedDx

    SuitedDx Senior member

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    First time out (Xpost from JL): JL Chambord II [​IMG]
     
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  3. chogall

    chogall Senior member

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    By leather was soaked you do mean that both upper and sole are wet all the way through insole/sock liner?

    p.s., if they are soaked all the way through insole, then its damp inside, aka leakage. No?
     
  4. b4awl

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    My 'collection'. All reheeled by me. Hey, how about those Florsheim's 'made in India'..
     
  5. Gianni Cerutti

    Gianni Cerutti Senior member

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    Great colors shoes and pant
     
  6. VRaivio

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  7. chogall

    chogall Senior member

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    Isshi is going to be wet...
     
  8. benhour

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    roger great chukkas !!!love the color and shape(even i am not a chukka fun)!

    i am here after a big absence cause some issues i had but i hope i ll find all friends here !!! to all of you best wishes from Greece
     
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  9. Mr. Six

    Mr. Six Senior member

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    No spoilers because wow.
     
  10. isshinryu101

    isshinryu101 Senior member

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    No. no leaking. No leather on insole. Upper leather was soaked... which usually leads to major trouble.
     
  11. RogerP

    RogerP Senior member

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    Cheers. [​IMG]
     
  12. Shouldaville

    Shouldaville Senior member

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    Cleverley night out.

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    gg's ftw
     
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  14. VRaivio

    VRaivio Senior member

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    Back in the day, Edwin Clapp made some excellent shoes. For SF's viewing pleasure: hand lasted vintage long wing spectators in dark brown grain calf and white buckskin(?) with round-but-chiseled toe, linen vamp lining, protruding heelcup, tight welt, contrast leather piping, plenty of toe spring, slim leather soles as well as beveled waist. I'm sure part of Clapp's success was due to that indescribable sense of proportions.

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  15. Bams

    Bams Active Member

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    Those are amazing. What colour combination are they?
     
  16. PCK1

    PCK1 Senior member

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    they're "#22 medium brown" and dark brown highland grain
     
  17. Ironist

    Ironist Senior member

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    First six shoes I bought since starting work a couple months ago. I hope it was a good start. Might have overdid it as I have like 5 more shoes on the way... Thanks SF!

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    Just for kicks, shoes I wore during school.

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  18. Cleav

    Cleav Senior member Moderator

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    ironist, you can never over do it!

    Nice rota there. :nodding:

    You got black calf coming in the new 5?
     
  19. ridethecliche

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    Methinks you need more boots. Are those some of the 5 incoming pairs?
     
  20. Ironist

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    Yes, I bought a dark brown calf chelsea. I also got put on the list for an Alden Ultimate Indy but that's probably a year or so away. I also have a wolverine 1000 I haven't included. The only other boot style that interests me is probably a balmoral boot like a shannon II or wigmore which might be my first really expensive shoe/boot purchase.


    Thanks, Cleav. Well I'm trying to get on the list for a grey museum calf / black calf oxford if that counts :D. Never really liked black shoes. I have a cheap pair of johnston murphies stitch caps that I bought and wore for a couple of months for interviews but haven't worn them since. I don't wear suits more than a couple times a month so I don't really have that much of a need. That being said, if I was going to buy black shoes I was looking into getting another chelsea, wholecut with a chisel toe, or another double monk. I just feel like black looks better when it is sleeker.

    The next shoes are tan country calf, plum museum calf, and gold museum calf. I do need some shell, a lighter suede, a blucher, and loafers. I find it hard to like bluchers and loafers though and I really don't know what shoe would be best with shell. I'm thinking a boot or LWB but not sure what brand yet as I want something sleek. I just want to get all the colors I can and hopefully not overlap too much in terms of models.
     

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