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

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  1. wj4

    wj4 Distinguished Member

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    first: oxford/bal = closed lacing
    second: blucher = open lacing

    I'm a noob here, can you please explain further? Is one suppose to be more formal than the other?

    Also still need opinions on how the lasts run. [​IMG] Thanks.
     


  2. fritzl

    fritzl Stylish Dinosaur

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    I'm a noob here, can you please explain further? Is one suppose to be more formal than the other?

    Also still need opinions on how the lasts run. [​IMG] Thanks.


    sorry, i'm from europe and could probably give bad advice.

    the comparison in appearance is also manageable for a noob... [​IMG]

    no idea of their lasts...
     


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    oxford/balmoral has closed lacing and is more formal. Bluchers are more casual in general.
     


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    fritzl Stylish Dinosaur

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    oxford/balmoral has closed lacing and is more formal. Bluchers are more casual in general.

    applies mainly for the U.S. and A.
     


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    You guys are confusing me so I just ordered both pairs! [​IMG] ahah.
     


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    You guys are confusing me so I just ordered both pairs! [​IMG]

    ahah.


    You may see the difference between open and closed lacing in the below pictures:
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  7. wj4

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    You may see the difference between open and closed lacing in the below pictures:
    Oh thank you for the help. It is quite obvious when you use the thumbnails. I like the open lacing a lot better!

    Now to find out how Aberdeen Last runs compared to the others. [​IMG]
     


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    Mark McNairy did a longwing high boot last season, and it was a disaster. I don't think longwings work as well in boot form.
     


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    So, since I've gotten so many responses on my polish question (thanks guys!) I asked a wizened shoe man what to do with the Indy's. He told me not to use polish as the leather doesn't have a top coat. His suggestion was to clean with saddle soap and use a conditioner like Saphir or lexol. Comments?
     


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    Mark McNairy did a longwing high boot last season, and it was a disaster. I don't think longwings work as well in boot form.


    Where did you see them? Are they still available?
     


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    Mark McNairy did a longwing high boot last season, and it was a disaster. I don't think longwings work as well in boot form.
    Longwing boots with mixed grain leather and a red brick sole would be the height of the workwear fashionz debacle
     


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    Does any one know where, when, or if the cigar shell indie boot with machine stitching will be available?
     


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    Hi folks,

    Also -- I have a pair of 403 Indys in Brown Chromexcel that are a little scuffed up and could use some polish. Is there a particular color/color combination of Meltonian cream polish that people tend to use for that leather and color? I was at a shoe repair place (for another pair of shoes) and asked, and they recommended using burgundy, but the shoe is brown. Maybe a combination of burgundy and light brown?

    Thanks
     


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