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

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  1. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    nephew, good looking gunboats
     
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    nephew,
    looking good and good day for #8 lhs
     
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    i second
     
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    #8 lhs
    argyles otc
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    has anyone been successful in removing the dark edging on a pr of #8 chukkas. wondering if its worth trying on these LS ones I just got, i'm a fan of natural
     
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    A couple of years ago, I asked Nick at Horween about Shell leather - he said that the leather they use is a byproduct of the food industry - so, no, they aren't using the leather from horses that have simply died of old age or sickness
     
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    Those are freaking awesome looking boots. Love the laces. Nice!
     
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    Rancourts provide more arch support than Quoddys - I have a pair of each and find the Rancourts more comfortable
    Both make nice looking, quality boat shoes
     
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    Have a cobbler do it or do it yourself with coarse sandpaper. I have removed dark edging before, but not on 8 chukkas.
     
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    Go ahead and post!

    Also, do you use shoe trees?

    Finally, I like the suggestion of wearing something stiff over the tendon the crease bites into. I also find if you move more vigorously (I'm not saying play a game of football, but maybe some brisk walking/turning) the break in procedure can accelerate due to the increased pressures/forces on the shoe).
     
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    Good advice, sevenfold. Thank you.
     
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    Hey..picked this up to flip...what last are these? Sorry if I derailed the thread.

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    did LS close their preorder yet?
     
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    Good advice, sevenfold. Thank you.
     
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    I don't think so. I just placed my pre-order today for the pitt boots and the #8 wingtips and was told they have been extremely busy lately and are backed up on answering emails. I would advise calling them.
     
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