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Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by jet, Nov 3, 2008.

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    What is "double oak?" Is that just another way to say double leather? Or is it something different?

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    NAMOR Stylish Dinosaur

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    just sent B.Nelson a pair of Ravello cordovan wingtip boots for a resole. Currently, they have a commando sole. Looking to get them replaced with a single leather sole with antique edge trim. Not a fan of double leather; too stiff. before and after pics will be posted in about 6 weeks
     
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    My #8 Indy Boots with commando soles. Classic.

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    is my terminology incorrect?

    is this not a double oak leather outsole? of not this is what i meant to ask if b.nelson can do this?

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    Do you guys think this is good shoes or does anyone have this model
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    not sure if should kop
     
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    There is a difference between "double oak" and "double sole" - oak refers to oak bark tanned leather, which is generally considered the best for soles, while "double sole" just means a double height sole. Can't hurt to ask if B. Nelson uses or can use oak bark soles - J. Rendenbach is pretty much the gold standard for sole leather, you could ask if they carry JR soles or something similar.

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    http://www.styleforum.net/t/260779/photo-essay-on-britain-s-last-oak-bark-tannery
     
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    Great. Thanks, imatlas.
     


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    They use J Redenbach iirc
     


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    mcarthur Stylish Dinosaur

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    ravello full strap
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    my boots just came in from winnperry, wow what fast shipping. I absolutely love them and they fit perfect. Will post pictures soon.
     


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    Not bad.
     


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    My #8 captoe boots fresh out of the box today. :slayer:
     
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    ^ really nice!
     


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    i also just received a captoe boot, but i bought the black cordo on the grant last with double leather sole. of all the lasts i have/tried, grant is by far my favorite. i wish they did more with it. these boots are insanely comfortable right out of the box, and there's none of that silly barrie heel slip.
     


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