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

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  1. makewayhomer

    makewayhomer Distinguished Member

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    fair enough, I was speaking more in pure practical terms, which to me is the real/true purpose of the commando sole - making the boot non slippery and durable on snow and ice and water. it's the "non smoothiness" of the commando sole which really helps in these situations. so I would think the true benefit comes when you have both the heel and forefront in grooved commando.

    I also think you should try to darken the edges :) the contrast is too much for me, but horses for courses
     


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    Epaulet has it too.
     


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    Thanks to all on the replies about Saphir - I appreciate it.
     


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    No offense but Ouch--i think you ruined the aesthetics. But to each his own.:embar:
     


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    ooof, no worries. I do love it though, what I like about the natural trim is that if I want to go darker, wouldn't be too much of a chore, but the other way would be. I'm sure I'll darken the edges a bit as I wear them. How many wears do you say these soles have in em? Its like a triple leather...
     


  7. g.michael

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    They ARE unique and as long as you are happy with them who really cares right? Wear them in good health!:slayer:
     


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    New (to me, anyways; worn a handful of times previously) #8 shortwing bluchers with antiqued edgetrim from LSH. Very pleased with them.

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    Great transaction with Mr. Moo, btw. Good guy, good seller.
     


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    NEW ALDEN MODEL: LWB slippers in Color 8. When my first pair of shells arrived I was real busy at work and had no time to wear them - I wear steel toed shoes at work - so my MAC Method lasted for about 3 weeks - Almost got to where I didn't want to wear them outside - just came home and put on jeans, Happy Socks and Aldens - ref New York Ranger's New Year's post about being in bed by 1030 (little ones fatigue) - ditto - too tired for outings sometimes! Also seen here is the little man rockin' bear slippers with a quasi crepe sole out in the "wild" - a special make up? This is a great shoe!
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    Nice looking shoe. I'm really fond of the short wing. I have the C&J for polo version, but might like to get in on the LS reorder. Any word on when those might reappear?
     


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    The more I see the #8 color I am convinced that I need to add a pair to my rotation.
     


  12. Atcmg8803

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    ^ This Color 8 gets better and better each time I pull these shoes out. Love this color.
     


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    Just a heads up, JGilbert is doing a color 4/black shell saddle shoe and is taking pre-orders.
     


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    Adam at A of C has always been very prompt in returning my emails with questions. I believe he's based in the pacific nw and we've had some bad weather this week, with a lot of people without power. could be he's incommunicado because of that. Or he's on vacation. I also think it's a one man show, as mentioned earlier.
     


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    Looking very good. That is one classy "slipper" and those are great socks as well. Glad to hear you are enjoying your LWBs. And didn't I read something earlier about a special #4 shell bear slipper makeup on the flexwelt coming for the spring? With my luck it will only be available in toddler sizes. :)
     


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