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

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  1. MoneyWellSpent

    MoneyWellSpent Distinguished Member

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    While conceivably possible, it is gambling. B. Nelson is the best shoe repair shop in that they use lasts during resoling to maintain proper shape (rather than the flat piece of steel that most repair shops stick the shoe on), but they aren't the original lasts. There is a chance that the size could be adversely effected in unintended ways just like when you try to stretch a shoe.
     


  2. Papa Doble

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    Looks pretty good here. I believe you also wear whiskey cap toe bals with denim?
     


  3. hypomnema

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    Ravello LWVB's arrived from DC. Some serious creasing on the right shoe. Oh well. Don't think I can complain. Joe told me there was slight wear in the right shoe over the phone .. Fast delivery too.
     


  4. Don L

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    #8 Monks today

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  5. ReppTiePrepster

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    If you don't really care about the speedhooks and like the perf design on the J Crew model, I'd go with it. I'm a big fan. The other issue is availability; you might have to go with whichever one you can get your hands on in your size.
     
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  6. ReppTiePrepster

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    I have the same shoe in whiskey. It is on the Tremont last, and I have a good amount more creasing (similar to your pic) than I would like. I do not believe it is because of the shoe being too large, at least in my case. The length and width are perfect, but there is an area above my foot, an inch or so beyond where the shoelaces begin (not sure what this part of the shoe anatomy is called), throat or vamp... anyways, this region is roomy inside and may cause more creasing. I'm not sure a more narrow size would work for me though. I think the Tremont is just a less desirable last. Still love this particular shoe. I have learned to embrace the creasing as Shawnw suggested. [​IMG]
     


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    Dear Internet,

    Please cease presenting me with shell chukka's, my resistance is waning and i would really rather not stretch my credit.

    Best Regards,

    Me
     


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    +1 on the J Crew boots. I'm also a big fan. When hunting for shell availability is a key factor when making a decision.
     


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    Very happy unionmade resurrected the winn perry little tank in the hawes boot. My first crepe sole and it is very comfortable.
    The reverse oiled chamois smells amazing out of the box, would kop that fragrance.
     


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    quick question about the J Crew perf captoe boot, do you guys size the same as other Barrie boots or different? I thought I saw some discussion around this recently.
     


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    Same.
     


  12. Hill

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    Nice pickup. That boot is going to look so rad with age.
     


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    You sir always have fantastic style.
    The #1 Shell Alden IMO.:slayer:
     


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    Here you go:
     


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    Excellent video as usual. I'd be very interested to hear about the camcorder you use in these videos, which always look great.
     


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