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

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  1. CTYGGG

    CTYGGG Senior member

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    Nice looking utip!
     


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    agreed! to me, the u-tip is much more appealing that the NST. If there were a shell Utip boot (or a non tru-b indy shell indy boot) t'would be an instakop
     


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    U-tips are amazing...If any retailers are listening, let's get this done!!
     


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    Frans Boone in Holland. Prices reflect an international store peddling US-made product, but that ravello is sweet -- and fortunately out of my size, lest I get tempted even at that price....

    http://www.fransboonestore.com/en/store/brands/alden/alden-x-fransboone-cigar-cordovan-workboot.html

    http://www.fransboonestore.com/en/store/brands/alden/alden-x-frans-boone-ravello-cordovan-boot.html

    http://www.fransboonestore.com/en/store/brands/alden/alden-x-fransboone-8-cordovan-boot.html
     


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    Sui Generis Well-Known Member

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    Here's the ravello (bad pic sorry):

    [​IMG]
     


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    Mr. Moo Boxercise Toughguy

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    Angle of photo and distance of photo. Closer distance/wider angle = roundness is accentuated.
     


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    here they are. fat and bloated. looks worse than Barrie. I cannot convincgly say that these are Plaza. If anything, they are a wide fitting. im telling you, something is awry [​IMG] and another Plaza on double leather. That looks like a Plaza: [​IMG]
     
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    one more time from the top. J. Gilbert "Plaza" [​IMG] and Leathersoul Plaza [​IMG] Both are size 12D
     
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    Moo, tell me im crazy because I am convinced something went horribly wrong with the J.Gilbert makeup. I dont wish this "plaza" last even on my worst enemies. Looks awful
     


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    J. Gilbert boots look like Trubalance
     


  12. Mr. Moo

    Mr. Moo Boxercise Toughguy

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    You can be amazed at the difference a single leather sole and flat welt makes in a shoe vs. double leather and storm welt.
     


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    My one experience with a U-tip (shoe, not boot) wasn't great, as the shoe broke in it had funky creases, etc. Thought I was going to love them but I ended up dumping them. [Didn't Tom make up a plaza lasted Indy? It was admittedly less ugly than the Trubalance Indy but there was plenty of ugly left...]
     
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  14. mens gaga

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    haha... Very funny
     
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    gaga! you are back! look at the boots i posted. dont they look unusual for Plaza?
     
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