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

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  1. Don L

    Don L Distinguished Member

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    Whiskey LWB's today

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  2. Papa Doble

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    This is interesting. If I owned a #8 NST shoe, I would not wear it with a suit, but would certainly wear it with a sport coat, especially on the Aberdeen last.
     


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    Personally, never.

    When I was figuring out my Van size I had to send 2 pairs back before I arrived at the correct size, but I sent them back with no sign of try on. I didn't have the opportunity to try them on the store, however I already owned a pair of the unlined LHS in my true size, so that was what I ordered initially. (Then down .5, before arriving at down .5 and a width)

    I understand what you are saying though, and I don't expect people to keep shoes that don't fit just because they have taken a few steps in them on carpet. However, I suspect that some people may abuse the return policy.

    The point of my post was not to scold those folks. Someone asked if anyone had experience returning a pair after implementing the Mac Break-in method, so I shared my anecdote to show that it seems to be possible.
     


  4. Don L

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    I have worn my Black Calf NST's with a dark suit before....
     


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    PD - I have worn mine with a jacket and tie, but I think about it as a weekend or country shoe. Call me old fahioned. I am a little older than most of the guys here.
     
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  6. Papa Doble

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    Fair enough. I certainly get that it's a casual style, though I see the NST as equivalent to a LWB in formality. Others may disagree.
     


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    Thank you all, much appreciated, is the Aberdeen last true to size?
     


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    After several posts, i think they look the best of jeans compared to a suit
     
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    ^ Going going gone, let's see how long this one stays up before the mods get to it.
     


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    Looks like 51 minutes so far . . . I'll take the over . . .
     


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    already bought/preordered three pairs this month, I need to overlook those 11.5 ravello lwb [​IMG]
     


  12. MoneyWellSpent

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    I definitely believe that people abuse the return policy. I didn't take your comment to be saying that you were scolding anyone. I tend to take a middle ground approach, by caring for the shoes in my own home as if the sales associate is watching me before I decide to keep them. After I decide to keep them, I take pictures for my own records of how they looked when I recieved them, then proceed with conditioning/polishing and wearing.
     


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    Is this on the Barrie last?
     


  14. PhiPsi32

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    Tempting I know . . .
     


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    gorgeous. makes me re-consider passing up whiskey LWBs all these years.
     


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