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

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  1. aldenfan

    aldenfan Senior member

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    Sorry everyone for straying off topic. I'll take further questions to another thread. Thank you sir for the info. Makes sense, and all good to know. Was considering having them tapered a bit below the knee as I need a 38 waist (wide shoulder and waist) but long legs so the opening just seemed a little billowy. I think you're right though once I get them hemmed they will probably feel like a correct cuff opening. Thank you for the help.
     
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    ...and it would hurt so much less if those were in like an 8.5 and 9 and not an 11.5 [​IMG]
     
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    100 yrs Senior member

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    I just picked up the context roy boot in snuff suede, the largest difference is the roy boot has a double water lock sole vs. crepe for j crew version.

    [​IMG]

    http://www.contextclothing.com/item.php?id=4139
     
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    If we're talking about polish wax doesn't the Mac Method say use it sparingly?
     
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    If at all. The goal, if I'm using the Mac Method correctly is not to use any wax polish, just wiping with a damp cloth and vigorous brushing followed by buffing with a dry cloth. If I am incorrect please feel free to correct me.
     
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    MAC: nephew, I will win in the long run.

    If by win you mean convince me that the 2145 is more formal than the 9015 (which was your initial assertion), I am sorry to report you will not win. :D

    The 2145 loses this formality battle on at least two fronts: (1) blucher v. bal, and (2) heavy broguing vs. minimal broguing.

    I have both models in question and like them both, so this is not a matter of liking one shoe over the other.

    I am slightly surprised this is even being debated. But as we agreed early on: good people can agree to disagree.
     
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    This is where I am getting it from and where I have seen other people reference. Is there another source we should be referencing?

     
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    aldenwear Senior member

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    I am proud of coming from the side of the tracks from which I came.

    Where I come from, we call those trousers "plain britches" (versus "fancy britches") and we would say that wearin' them plain britches with them goin'-to-Sunday-meetin'-shoes is pretendin' you are steppin' through high cotton. We would encourage you not to go puttin' on airs that way. (Two winks).

    Now, where you come from, what is the difference between chinos and kakhis? Aren't they roughly synonyms?
     
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    This ole boy is proudern' a peacock!
     
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    It was 10.5 so not that bad. My size though and I bought edward greens from the seller too before should have checked more

    They kind of knew I'm sure, they sold shell edward greens for $650 too, pretty sure original owner didn't care about getting back what he paid, at least $40k worth of shoes sold already I think
     
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    nephew,
    my instincts tell me what you could pull off anything you really want to do. the trick is to stare in your mirror for five minutes with the attire that you are concern that you could not wear in public. try it! it will work!
     
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    I like the new suede mocs Leffot just put up...
     
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    gentlemen looking for advice for my next pair of aldens i'm going for black cordovan for sure but i'd like to know straight tip or cap toe? which one :stirpot:
     
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    mcarthur Senior member

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    nephew,
    on my blog I say no wax until a minimum of 20 wearing. the blog is missing that the ultimate goal is to never use polish. I am responsible for this omission.
     
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    mcarthur Senior member

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    nephew,
    see my blog
     
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