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

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  1. CHRK33

    CHRK33 Distinguished Member

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    shaunw, my experience exactly. Well said - it definitely feels like playing roulette.
     


  2. Hermitedge

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    i just dislike how long it takes TSM to process returns. I haven't had any issues with the ordering part.
     


  3. BeSpiffington

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    sellran, the Horween one piece shell belts are really awesome. If I was going to replace the buckle I'd do something personal and bespoke. Italian 925 sterling silver, engraved with your initials of course, would look spectacular. Start with Tiffany's and work your way up, or down, from there.
     


  4. sevenfoldtieguy

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    ^^

    A 9D (my Barrie size) in Leydon is literally unwearable. I have a Leydon in 9.5D that is arguably too small. I wear a very thin sock.
     


  5. Countingsheep

    Countingsheep Senior Member

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    My TSM seconds email shows a Barrie lasted cigar PTB in 10.5 for $399... Someone should call about those. I'm not in the market but that's a lot of shoe for the price

    Edit: bunch of other gems on both the 11 and 10.5 lists actually... Color 8 monks in 11 (Barrie), Natty CXL chukkas also barrie and 11... Tremont lasted color 8 short wings in 11... Wish I had the funds to go crazy. Hope someone does
     
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  6. hypomnema

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    Just ordered a 2938 off the seconds list. I've never seen these in person, but it appears they're the unlined ptb. Can anyone who has this model confirm? Does the lack of lining affect the fit?
     


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    For Uncle [​IMG]

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    On the matter of the Horween shell one piece belt: I have various belts in dark browns, mid browns, tans, burgundy, black, etc. - some with silver buckles; some with gold. I like the variety. These days, at least for some makers/retailers**, it seems almost an oddity that a gold buckle is used. However, given the lapse of time, this, of course, will change, and some will find it odd that silver buckles are being used.

    ** one noteable exception being BB, which essentially always carries both
     


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    Better bet with seconds is the call the store, I've ordered through there and it's a lot more shell available usually

    Also only got one size in my email today 10.5D which is weird. Anybody get a 10E list and are there any indys there?
     


  10. mcarthur

    mcarthur Stylish Dinosaur

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    nephew, thank you
     


  11. sevenfoldtieguy

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    For TSM irregulars, it is best to assume they no longer have what you want, and then call. That way you can be pleasently surprised when they tell you they have it - but even then prepare yourself to be let down when you learn of the defect. :D
     


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    Congrats hypomnema! 2938F = PTB No. 8 Barrie unlined black welt. No affect.

    cheerio
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    Ravello PTBs

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    I called about three items on TSM's irregular list: Barrie lasted color 8 LWBs in a 10D; Barrie lasted color 8 short-wing boots on commando soles in 10E; and Tremont lasted color 8 SWBs in a 10.5D. They only had the last listed pair by the time I called, and I bought them. I was really hoping for a pair of black shell monks in my size, though.
     


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    For me up 1 size and width
     


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