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

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  1. Alcibiades

    Alcibiades Senior member

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    This thinking made me pass up some great makeups over the years. Honestly I don't understand it. Black shell looks as great (particularly in the sun) as any shell color. And it's actually generally more wearable than rarer colors like whiskey.
     
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    Jortuno, the wrinkles are stretch marks. It's from using leather too close to the belly. Someone is trying to save money.
     
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    +1 The black shell LWB seems to be underrated and IMHO looks very very nice.
     
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    irbe Senior member

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    Well another thing is I also have a pair of jcrew x alden tobacco coming in, so trying to be good with the impulse buying.
     
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    Mr. Moo Boxercise Toughguy

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    I get that seconds are cheaper, etc. but these would be unacceptable to me at any cost.
     
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    Don L Senior member

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    Nice pick up. With the natural CXL, best to let it age gracefully. It will develop a nice patina and there will be a lot of variation anyway.
     
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    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    Those look awesome with the light antique edging...

    -Mike
     
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    Very Nice! definitely makes for a nice twist on the traditional, thanks for the pic
     
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    yea my usual barrie is a 8.5D
    I got these Jcrew PCT in 9D since my first order of 8.5D were a tad snug.

    it's only happening on the left boot. I might try a bit thicker socks next time as opposed to the thin pantherellas.
     
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    Thanks i10casual, I have a pair of Chromexcel Wolverine 1000's that showed a few wrinkles similar to these by one of the ankles. Over time the color blended well and the wrinkles are not that that visible.
     
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    I usually can only envision wearing black for work, I think I am just more prone to shades of brown, and color 8 makes life easy for me in terms of pairing. But
    • ubiquiti's pics of his black Indy's from this weekend has me convinced I'll see a black shell boot in my future something about black and jeans just doesnt fit my profile, although it looks good on others.
     
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    did you check shoemart?
     
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    Yeah, I see what you mean Mr. Moo. By the way, Thanks again for the info you sent me the other day. I went to RL and placed an order for the Marlow wingtips.
     
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    i have had this before with CXL. I basically used a compeed blister plaster whilst the leather broke in. I dont know about shell be CXL will do this, my feet were covered in compeed for weeks whilst i socklessly broke in my Quoddys.
     
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    what last is this and how does it it compare to Barrie? I find that with BB Bucks i have to go 0.5 larger than most US sizes.

    From looking at he BB site it looks lined.
     
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