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Those are cool. I’m in Paris right now and I’ve seen several men’s wearing Jodphurs. They looked good on those guys.
Any chance you're checking out John Lobb?
 

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Good morning, gents. Back in the saddle after a week of vacation visiting the in-laws. I was able to break in my Wolverine 1000 Miles nicely. They are very comfortable and likely my go to travel footwear.

Decided to air out my shell MacNeils this morning. I recently picked up a black pair from @davidVC ’s list. My original intention was to flip them, but since they work for my feet, I will keep and resole with Dainite or Vibram Eton. The latter seems popular with local cobblers.

Wishing you all a relaxing work week.
 

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Doing some work in Paris and so I followed @Oshare’s advice and brought a pair of vintage shoes: faux reptile Hartt tassel loafers. I fit right in. We’ve been here five days and today was the first that everyone addressed me in French first. In fact - no joke - a guy stopped me near Notre Dame, pointed at my shoes and said something in in French followed by a thumbs up. And to think... I was going to sell these. We are going to to the Canada vs Sweden women’s World Cup game tonight. I’m cheering for my sisters of the North of course. It’s like I’m going all Canadian...
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Wow, that’s pretty impressive leather-working skills.
Thanks. That is actually my second item, both were watch bands. Watching multiple videos on YouTube helps one avoid many mistakes and answer many questions.
 

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1. It looks like he’s re-using the midsole. It appeared to still have the sewing perforations when he was gluing it back on. My understanding is that weakens the midsole because the likelihood of hitting those holes exactly is low.

2. I’m not a big fan of the airbrushed burnishing. Seems a bit fussy for ongoing maintenance. But that’s just me. Horses for courses.

3. I really don’t like his shoelace choice. It looks like cheap cotton cord. Not substantial enough for a shoe that beautiful.
 
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1. It looks like he’s re-using the midsole. It appeared to still have the sewing perforations when he was gluing it back on. My understanding is that weakens the midsole because the likelihood of hitting those holes exactly is low.

2. I’m not a big fan of the airbrushed burnishing. Seems a bit fussy for ongoing maintenance. But that’s just me. Horses for courses.

3. I really don’t like his shoelace choice. It looks like cheap cotton cord. Not substantial enough for a shoe that beautiful.
What are you referring to?
 

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BTW, a new post is up at vcleat.com. You will just have to go there to see what is discussed. I will not even give you a hint, other than it is about shoes.
 

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What are you referring to?
Sorry. I was trying to do this on my phone on the way from my office to the main campus, and the platform didn’t like it when the device switched from WiFi to a cellular connection, so it refreshed the page and lost that I was replying to the post about the Soleman Buffalo video.

Not sure if this was already posted, but below is a fun video of Soleman Buffalo fixing up a pair of Florsheim Imperial 93602.

 

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Sorry. I was trying to do this on my phone on the way from my office to the main campus, and the platform didn’t like it when the device switched from WiFi to a cellular connection, so it refreshed the page and lost that I was replying to the post about the Soleman Buffalo video.
Agreed the lace choice doesn't match the feel of the shoe. But for me, I'm always saddened when I see v-cleats replaced. At least it's a good sole/heel choice!
 

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BTW, a new post is up at vcleat.com. You will just have to go there to see what is discussed. I will not even give you a hint, other than it is about shoes.
Gawd. Those are pretty shoes, post work.
 

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Alden NST in shell.

Have we ever reached a conclusion about the white residue in the creases of shell: is it because they’re too dry, or because they’re still expressing fats from the tanning process.

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