Menswear: Shoes and Boots thread


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zunker
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13 posts since 15/2/16

1 Jan 2018 20:35
crutch wrote: Really helpful, thanks it is the moccasin ones I'm looking at. I'm a uk10 in most trainers, so I guess looking for a us10.5 then

That’s what I’d do. I get a pretty snug fit but they are my most comfortable shoes. Possible an 11 would work if you want to wear thick boot socks.
Peanuts
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232 posts since 17/5/08

posted 3 Jan 2018 14:15, edited 3 Jan 2018 14:15
swede wrote:
swede wrote: common projects chelseas could do with a resole. its a crepe sole though - I take it not a lot of places do that? anyone got any recommendations? just black crepe sole

I had a a pair done two years ago Swede in LA, the cobbler could only do natural colour crepe though as he mentioned there was no access to the black crepe. I asked a couple of cobblers in Paris recently could they do it and none of them wanted to touch. I'm back in Dublin next week and I'm going to check with a cobbler there, he did a crepe sole on a Goodyear welt for me a few years ago and I'll see if he can do CP's as I have a couple of pairs needing resoling.
swede
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6586 posts since 21/3/09

3 Jan 2018 14:19
oh damn i really need black sole. my boots are the black leather ones Sad
DuffMan
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14154 posts since 21/2/07

3 Jan 2018 16:07
crutch wrote: Clarks made in Italy desert boots are so much nicer than the made in Vietnam usual ones. Definitely worth the extra £

https://www.endclothing.com/gb/clarks-originals-desert-boot-made-in-italy-26128537.html

The full leather runner board makes a big difference

Got these in the sale - would recommend
swede
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6586 posts since 21/3/09

3 Jan 2018 18:08
didnt think people still wore clarks desert boots? very indie band circa 2011
DuffMan
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14154 posts since 21/2/07

3 Jan 2018 19:16
Laughing out loud
Crackajack
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6608 posts since 21/4/05

11 Jan 2018 21:46
Views on black leather longwings?

e.g.


Need some black shoes and these seem to be passable with a suit, good with trousers, possibly jeans etc so quite versatile. I think the burgundy is more casual but already have a loafer and plain toe in that colour.

Crackajack
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6608 posts since 21/4/05

posted 11 Jan 2018 21:49, edited 11 Jan 2018 21:49
I think having the plain toe in black and burgundy is a bit too similar and they look more formal.

YLAup
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4550 posts since 5/9/11

12 Jan 2018 06:33
Craka, I don't think any black formal shoe is meant to or looks any good with jeans.
Crackajack
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6608 posts since 21/4/05

12 Jan 2018 08:08
It's possible… But I don't like to wear the burgundy plain toe as it looks a bit jeans and sheux
swiftus
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425 posts since 1/7/09

12 Jan 2018 10:04
YLAup wrote: Craka, I don't think any black formal shoe is meant to or looks any good with jeans.

Agreed
D9
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42 posts since 5/11/09

12 Jan 2018 15:47
Crackajack wrote: Views on black leather longwings?

e.g.


Need some black shoes and these seem to be passable with a suit, good with trousers, possibly jeans etc so quite versatile. I think the burgundy is more casual but already have a loafer and plain toe in that colour.

burgundy would be better casual. these black ones can do ok with some jeans I guess. if going full formal just get some black cap toe oxfords and be done with formal shoes for life.
Crackajack
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6608 posts since 21/4/05

12 Jan 2018 16:31
Got some cheap (relatively) black cap toe but only for wearing with a suit. Need black as all my other shoes are brown / burgundy
Peanuts
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232 posts since 17/5/08

17 Jan 2018 16:28
Anyone know how officine creative boots fit? I’m a 10.5 in church’s/ trickers/ 44 in CP, would a 44 work as I believe they’re built on a modified Alden last.
Crackajack
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17 Jan 2018 19:48
Show about John Lobb on BBC4 at 20:00
Robadob
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1422 posts since 29/12/04

posted 17 Jan 2018 21:00, edited 17 Jan 2018 21:00
Looking to pick up a pair of Trickers Grassmere in black scotch grain in a size 12. Come to the conclusion I'll have to pay full price for them unfortunately, unless anyone has seen them on sale anywhere?