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

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  1. justsayno

    justsayno Senior member

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    For unlined suede chukka in leydon, did you order half a size smaller to account for the stretching ?
     


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    Thinking about buying a cigar shell boot with the following in the shell. Looks like a crack, but I have not idea how deep. Is this repairable? If not, is there any way to minimize the progression?
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    SICK BLACK SHELLS UNCLE.

    SICK!!!
     


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    I ordered TTS. The Alden SA advised that the unlined suede will open up with wear. I wore them for the first time today, and they are very comfortable. The unlined suede is like wearing air conditioned shoes. My feet were actually a little cold in the office. FYI I was going sockless.
     


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    Does opening up mean that the leather stretched and the shoe feels looser ?

     


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    +1 I think this may be my first time seeing such a makeup. The even bar lacing sends it over the top

    :slayer:
     


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    Junebug, it sounds like the Barrie may not work for you. Seems to fit a lot of people well, but I'm also one of those for whom the heel is too wide and the corresponding forefoot is too cramped. I've learned this the hard way. You might consider testing those out on carpet a few times before deciding to keep. If already worn on hard surfaces, they should be an easy re-sell, in any event.
     


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    That's how I took it. I'm still breaking them in, but I see how the unlined suede would stretch and loosen more than a lined shoe. The suede is very soft. Even though the Leydon last is a little tight on my feet, the unlined suede is very comfortable. These will be in my rotation once or twice a week through the summer. I'll know more at the end of the season. Even if they don't loosen up, I'm happy with the fit. I will say that the stitching does rub my feet a little bit. I also expect this to ease up as the boots break in.

    I wore them with my dark jeans (deep indigo, almost black) and they went over very well at the office.
     


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    Is Black the new Ravello!?!? :slayer:
     
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    That does not look good. My vote is it is not repairable
     


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    Very nice sir. I have been thinking of a style of black shell boots that does not look too 'military' and I have been leaning towards wing tips but the medallion cap toe would be a nice option.
     


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    My suggestion is to buy both boots. Specifically in a 9D. Then throw out the pair you don't want. Into the mail. To me.
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    I've always found that the unlined, suede, flexwelt chukkas have been a good travel shoe. They are lightweight, pack small and look good (and are even versatile). I'll be in Barcelona next week and wonder if the 1494/suede chukka a good choice for long days on your feet? Thoughts?
     
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    Eat at Ponoshio's in the Bocaria, on your right as you enter. Sorry about the spelling. You have to q up and wait behind the few stools. Love Barcelona! Chukkas should be fine, but bring some tenny's if it's a casual tourist day and hot.
     


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