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

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  1. sevenfoldtieguy

    sevenfoldtieguy Senior member

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    RTP: The BB shortwing oxford is a wonderful fit (very comfortable), looks great, ...

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    I wish they didn't have the exposed eyelets. It would look so much classier.

    Do you think B Nelson would be able to hide the eyelets during the 1st resole?
     


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    Thanks, Shawnc! Figured we can never have enough good photos here :)
     


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    nephew,
    wear your king lhs in good health
     


  5. mcarthur

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    good shine on your chukkas
     


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    mcarthur Senior member

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    [​IMG]
    king ptb
    argyles otc
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    Thanks RTP, I value your opinion on these matters. This Plaza doesn't seem a whole lot less bulky than the Barrie Naval boot, that's for sure. I will attempt to get a better photo of the boots side by side. As I said, the 10.5 Barrie feels roomier than the 10.5 Plaza - in the heel area, across the arch and definitely tow space. So they might appear the same size, but my feet say otherwise. Also, the Plaza boot has a commando sole and 360 degree flat welt, so it's perhaps a bit more bulked up than some other examples of the Plaza last.
     


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    Hey RTP, I stumbled on a picture of this 'M75 wingtip' that someone posted here, and have been trying to find that picture again for the last couple of weeks. Couldn't remember who posted it, didn't know the model, and it didn't come up in any photo searches. It was in color 8 and looked fantastic. So thanks for identifying! (Didn't realize it was a BB shoe). I understand the criticism somebody mentioned about the exposed eyelets, but they totally work on this shoe (as they do on your suede blucher, which I believe MrDV also sports) - in fact, I'd say the eyelets are one of things that makes this shoe look so phenomenal. Do you happen to know how this last fits? Would, say, a size 11 fit TTS? I'd probably only try it if there was a BB Code out there, but I gotta agree with you - this is a very nice shoe.
     


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    Looking for some feedback on the tobacco chamois leather.....would this be a good option for fall/winter? Possibly a picture or two in the wild? Thanks!
     


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    Thanks to YOUR method and my newfound meditation (it turns out shining shoes is pretty darn therapeutic--as long as they're your own, anyway : )
     


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    would love to see what Mac could accomplish to my neglected #8 indys.
     


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    Thanks B, much appreciated.
    The Naval Boot is so new that it's going to be some time before I know precisely how well it's going to fit. No plans to wear it outside for at least another couple of weeks. I will say this, though: I usually get Barrie last footware in size 10D, and they fit reasonably well (I'm an 11C Brannock, going down a FULL size in D width Barries to accomodate its voluminous fit). But my 10D Barrie last boots just don't work for length, so I decided to get the Naval Boot in size 10.5D. So far so good. Where my foot might slip & slide in a 10.5D Barrie shoe, especially the heel, the 10.5D Naval Boot holds fine while still providing my foot a little space to move. The Plaza is fine for length but it generally provides a snug fit. Also, the widest part of my foot seems to line up equally well with the widest part of the 10.5D Barrie and the 10.5D Plaza. As of right now, I think the Naval Boot is going to end up being my best fitting boot (perhaps until my 10.5C Leffot NST Boot arrives in 2014), followed closely by my 10.5D Plaza last plain toe & 10D Context Trubalance last CXL Roy Boot (which gets bonus points for being so nicely broken in).
     


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    nephew,
    post picture
     


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    camera batt is dead so this is off iphone. would love to see/pay what you think you could accomplish with these. they have admittedly been maltreated and have no shine

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    and I now just realized they aren't even laced [​IMG] havent worn them in some time I guess
     


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