sperry war

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  1. kidtwist91

    kidtwist91 Well-Known Member

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  2. Neo_Version 7

    Neo_Version 7 Senior member

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    Authentic, White.

    No more fighting.
     


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    ctrlaltelite Senior member

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    go with the authentics, the billfishes look too much like what a fisherman would wear... in the bad way.

    i've always been a fan of the classic brown or navy, but the sahara/honey i've seen break in really, really well.
     


  4. chronoaug

    chronoaug Boston Hipster (Dropkick Murphy)

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    Billfishes are gross. Get authentics. White, navy or oatmeal are the only ones i'd be interested in with the exception of the special ones like the BoO ones.
     


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    Lucky Strike Senior member

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    The originals are a classic.

    The Fishbills look like orthopedic shoes.

    No contest.
     


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    evilgeniusdan Senior member

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    Authentics in sahara, or navy.
     


  7. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    The ones they show as the "authentic original" are so in name only. The original Sperry topsider model was brown with a white sole and no embossed Sperry logo. The gum rubber colored sole and dark tan, as shown, is a mid 80's and later style shoe. (If any of this matters to anyone. But I know a few sailors who take this stuff seriously.[​IMG] ) The new issue of GQ has pics of several boating shoes. Most are in blue. It seems that they are as popular as ever for everyday wearing. Stay with a classic style and avoid the billfish unless you plan to crew or fish with them.
     


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    Deluks917 Senior member

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    16 - 0 right now lol.
     


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    hustlenflo22 Senior member

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    Billfishes are nonsense.
     


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    thepataphysician Senior member

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    authentic. I have brown (of course), green, light blue, navy, white and yellow. I wear them all summer and they are my 2am let the dog out shoes. billfish is wretched; a-rod is wearing them in the latest mens vogue in a photo on a sailboat, he looks about as comfortable as john kerry in camo.
     


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    IUtoSLU Senior member

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    billfish is wretched; a-rod is wearing them in the latest mens vogue in a photo on a sailboat, he looks about as comfortable as john kerry in camo.

    [​IMG]
     


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    bimmernate Senior member

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    Love Sperrys, though when they get old and wet sometimes they start to smell something horrible.
     


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    Faded501s Senior member

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    I like both. The billfish definitely has that yachty look to it though.
     


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    this is an easy one... the original

    btw, I've gotten word that they are doing the original in black and white patent options this spring.
     


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    thepataphysician Senior member

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    this is an easy one... the original

    btw, I've gotten word that they are doing the original in black and white patent options this spring.


    they have black patents available already on their website. they also have a silver that looks pretty cool.
     


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