Thoughts on these monkstraps

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  1. CSandiego

    CSandiego Active Member

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    New Question on page 2.
     
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    sfo423 Senior member

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    That buckle is friggin huge. The last is OK, but the buckle is something you'd see on a Buccaneer in the Caribbean circa 17th century.
     
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    Shikar Senior member

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    That buckle is friggin huge. The last is OK, but the buckle is something you'd see on a Buccaneer in the Caribbean circa 17th century.

    +1

    Regards.
     
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    That buckle is friggin huge. The last is OK, but the buckle is something you'd see on a Buccaneer in the Caribbean circa 1997

    FTFY
     
  5. CSandiego

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    Okay thanks for the input. I felt similarly about the buckle, however I think the close proximity of the picture makes the buckle a bit bigger. From eye level to the floor its a bit less "Swash-bucklery".
     
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    dibadiba Affiliate Vendor

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    buckle is indeed very big, but in the first linked pic you posted with the jeans, I think it looks pretty good...
     
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    sho'nuff grrrrrrrr!!

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    kuwisdelu Senior member

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    That buckle is friggin huge. The last is OK, but the buckle is something you'd see on a Buccaneer in the Caribbean circa 17th century.

    IMO, that makes it all the better [​IMG]
     
  9. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff grrrrrrrr!!

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    CSandiego Active Member

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    looks like santoni leather though.

    Yeah, I got a great deal on them too in a tent sale on sunset boulevard. They were made by "Petterson Haberdashery" a name I hadn't heard of before then, but he has a boutique in the area. I payed $150, 75% off original price, so I forgave the buckle being a tad on the large side.
     
  11. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff grrrrrrrr!!

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    Yeah, I got a great deal on them too in a tent sale on sunset boulevard. They were made by "Petterson Haberdashery" a name I hadn't heard of before then, but he has a boutique in the area. I payed $150, 75% off original price, so I forgave the buckle being a tad on the large side.

    great deal. then wear them in health. they will look okay with some nice odd trousers or some jeans.
     
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    Okay thanks for the input. I felt similarly about the buckle, however I think the close proximity of the picture makes the buckle a bit bigger. From eye level to the floor its a bit less "Swash-bucklery".

    Perhaps; but, when you wear them that is all you and others will notice. The buckle is way too big.
     
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    Mild Mannered Senior member

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    Casualwear only. Chunky buckles are ok once in awhile. Makes the sleek shoes even more appreciated.
     
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    The buckle might be changed.
    A good cobbler could advise whether the strap
    absolutely requires such an egregious buckle.
     
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    teddieriley Senior member

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    Wait, you smell that?
    You guys are lazy. I would have expected one of you to post a pirate pic and/or parrot by now.

    Sheesh.
     

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