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

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  1. makewayhomer

    makewayhomer Senior member

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    Probably a whole other can of worms I'm opening, but these would look good with a navy or dark grey suit?


    yes and yes imo, but it's not super dressy b/c of the huge sole. it's certainly not an interview/funeral shoe. but for daily wear in an office setting I think it's cool
     


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    I think the LW's are better with chinos and jeans nd heavier trousers but that's just me. They are quite substantial. I go back to the Leydon last on the flex sole as being more versatile. I have shoes in Trubalance, Barrie and Leydon and the Leydon shell boots get the most wear by a pretty good margin because of the middle of their road nature.

    On the other hand those LW's are the bees knees with jeans and chinos.
     


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    I agree that the soles are pretty big on these.

    Mike, would you mind tossing a link to the boots you are referring to? Thanks!
     


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    Wait I thought the Ultimate Indys had the commando soul. Those look like they have the neocork sole that mine do.

    They do have a commando sole... One of the main reasons I went with them instead of regular Indy's. I found the Neocork sole to be too slippery when wet.
     


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    made for JA market...nice I think. speed hooks, NST, and crepe sole all work together for a very nice casual boot. also a fairly big last [​IMG]
     


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    I have these and can't stop wearing them, fantastic boot.

    +1 on that. Although after getting the unlined chukka today I believe these have a rival.
     


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    I am going to start off with these: http://www.epauletshop.com/servlet/t...ongwing/Detail I love a lot of these suggestions, but the ones I chose look like they will work with most everything else I have at the moment. This is a dangerous and expensive road I'm heading down...
     


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    ^^^ You will love them. And it will be worth it.
     


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    ^^^ You will love them. And it will be worth it.

    And thus it begins...Hi, my name is Mike, and I'm a shellaholic.
     


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    I am going to start off with these:

    http://www.epauletshop.com/servlet/t...ongwing/Detail

    I love a lot of these suggestions, but the ones I chose look like they will work with most everything else I have at the moment. This is a dangerous and expensive road I'm heading down...


    Be careful - I bought the Chromexcel Indy Boots from Mike and ended up ordering wingtips 2 days later. Alden's are addicting!
     


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    I am going to start off with these:

    http://www.epauletshop.com/servlet/t...ongwing/Detail

    I love a lot of these suggestions, but the ones I chose look like they will work with most everything else I have at the moment. This is a dangerous and expensive road I'm heading down...

    Great choice!
     


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    And thus it begins...Hi, my name is Mike, and I'm a shellaholic.

    No kidding. Now add "I am also a beginning suedeaholic." Wearing the Epaulet suede longwings for the first time today and I'm as happy as a little girl.
     


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    Are these shell?

    no, calf. AF89 from alden of carmel.
     


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