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

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  1. Coldsnap

    Coldsnap Distinguished Member

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    How do leather soles hold up? I'm starting to think the commando sole is a bit too chunky for the type of jeans I wear. I would be wearing them out and about on cement, bar floors, work floors ect.
     


  2. CTYGGG

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    This has never happened to me so I can't speak to it.
    Based on the conversion rate from today it's $111 over the price of TSM's cigar ptb with shipping and if you missed it the shipping was free. The OP wanted a cigar ptb with brass eyelets and TSM's make-up will never have 'em. I understand your position & it's your choice but in my experience it's best to get exactly what you want.
     
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    Personally I find rubber soles to last longer than leather (obviously the type of leather soles will vary the longevity, e.g., oak bark). I personally prefer leather sole and have a couple Dianite soled shoes. I think 20% of my shoes have rubber sole guards.
     


  4. unclesam099

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    I just received a TSM seconds Whiskey captoe balmoral, single leather sole, 12E on the Hampton and it's just a bit wide but nearly perfect. I cannot determine the reason for it being a "second".

    And I also got a TSM seconds "rust" suede unlined PTB waterlock sole, flexwelt on the Leydon, 12D. It fits nearly perfectly (it's pretty long for a size 12) and I cannot determine the reason for being a "second".

    I shouldn't really buy these two pairs this month.

    Dammit.
     


  5. commodorewheeler

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    Personally, I'm not a fan of the terms "blucher" (either way you pronounce it) and "balmoral" at all. They are both relatively clumsy words to pronounce, IMO. I actually prefer the British terminology ("derby" and "oxford") for distinguishing these types of shoes.
     


  6. NotClever

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    That would be great if 90% of US retailers (and apparently even some UK retailers) didn't call every leather shoe an Oxford.
     


  7. furo

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    ^ this
     


  8. P. Bateman

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    Free shipping for EU from € 500,- or more

    Rest of World lightweight - €50.00
    Rest of World heavyweight - €65.00
     
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    Good Point!
     


  10. Matto ELITE

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    Cigar LWB, I'm seated if the break comes into question [​IMG]

    Errrr, anyone have that shoelace link by any chance? I hear that I've been tying my laces incorrectly for 20+ years.


    [​IMG]
     


  11. phototristan

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    You mean this?:

    [VIDEO][/VIDEO]
     


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    I definitely agree.
     


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    [​IMG] This is the result of NAMOR's peer pressure...
     


  14. FrankCowperwood

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    I think this is the one that was posted a little while back: http://www.fieggen.com/shoelace/tying.htm

    And you are not alone, sir. I am living in a different world now. One in which my shoes stay tied, at least when I remember to tie them properly that is... :)
     
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    You have to keep those Whiskey captoe bals because we need to see photos of them. Don't just think of yourself here, consider the rest of us.

    If I ever get into Alden Madison Ave. and they have a pair of these in my size...
     


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