Menswear: Shoes and Boots thread


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DELFOR
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320 posts since 10/2/09

18 Sep 2015 13:58
Looks nice forper, the commando soles are excellent on the aldens. Whereas on something like trickers they look well chunky.
Forper
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2080 posts since 29/1/13

18 Sep 2015 23:41
Yeah I dunno about Tricker's but the shoes overall still look balanced to me..

Thinking about getting a second pair. two pairs should last me three times as long as one (till death hopefully). That's how rich people think isn't it? I'm trying to put myself in that mindset for these kind of shoes..

Quick question, how easy to resole/build up are stitched commando soles for the average cobbler? Something you'd only get Alden to do, or something you'd trust a good cobbler with?
Forper
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2080 posts since 29/1/13

18 Sep 2015 23:44
Alden cord PTBs from 1980, 35 years of rotated wear, "a few resoles" fuck yeah:

http://i1095.photobucket.com/albums/i470/rbrthopper/AldenPlainToeCordovan.jpg
Jayboy
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1026 posts since 7/9/11

posted 19 Sep 2015 08:20, edited 19 Sep 2015 08:20
Looking for boots with rounded toe and slim silhouette in all black or black with light wooden sole, but its hard to find something thats not too chuncky and minimal. Something like these W CP´s:

trailofdavid
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6334 posts since 14/8/09

posted 19 Sep 2015 12:09, edited 19 Sep 2015 12:09
Forper wrote: Yeah I dunno about Tricker's but the shoes overall still look balanced to me..

Thinking about getting a second pair. two pairs should last me three times as long as one (till death hopefully). That's how rich people think isn't it? I'm trying to put myself in that mindset for these kind of shoes..

Quick question, how easy to resole/build up are stitched commando soles for the average cobbler? Something you'd only get Alden to do, or something you'd trust a good cobbler with?

You need someone better than the average joe, but a good cobbler can do it. Had a new commando sole put on a pair of Oliver Spencer brogues by the Shoe Healer. £75, but worth it. Especially in your case with such an expensive shoe
sofashionmuchamaze
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710 posts since 12/12/13

19 Sep 2015 13:16
Jayboy wrote: Looking for boots with rounded toe and slim silhouette in all black or black with light wooden sole, but its hard to find something thats not too chuncky and minimal. Something like these W CP´s:


How come these don't have the CP branding?
Jayboy
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1026 posts since 7/9/11

19 Sep 2015 15:08
They do.. If you look close enough. Its womens boots, they have the branding but its in black
toastbread
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2731 posts since 15/6/07

19 Sep 2015 16:18
Forper
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2080 posts since 29/1/13

posted 19 Sep 2015 21:39, edited 19 Sep 2015 21:39
trailofdavid wrote:
Forper wrote: Yeah I dunno about Tricker's but the shoes overall still look balanced to me..

Thinking about getting a second pair. two pairs should last me three times as long as one (till death hopefully). That's how rich people think isn't it? I'm trying to put myself in that mindset for these kind of shoes..

Quick question, how easy to resole/build up are stitched commando soles for the average cobbler? Something you'd only get Alden to do, or something you'd trust a good cobbler with?

You need someone better than the average joe, but a good cobbler can do it. Had a new commando sole put on a pair of Oliver Spencer brogues by the Shoe Healer. £75, but worth it. Especially in your case with such an expensive shoe

Ok thanks, yeah in Australia it's pretty hard to find anyone that can do anything nowadays, everyone wants to work in McDonald's for $25 an hour plus penalties.

There's ONE old guy in a run down old school shop in Sydney that I'd trust, James Packer brings his shoes there. That guy'll be dead pretty soon though and I'm pretty sure his sons work at McDonald's..
Crackajack
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7058 posts since 21/4/05

19 Sep 2015 23:44
Forper wrote: Alden cord PTBs from 1980, 35 years of rotated wear, "a few resoles" fuck yeah:

Beautiful. Any shoes on that level of quality or above and with proper care, will last that long.
Maguire
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447 posts since 12/2/12

20 Sep 2015 08:09
Jayboy wrote: Looking for boots with rounded toe and slim silhouette in all black or black with light wooden sole, but its hard to find something thats not too chuncky and minimal. Something like these W CP´s:

http://www.dope-factory.com/polacco-uomo-vitello-dive-147796.html ?
MB
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4343 posts since 27/9/05

21 Sep 2015 11:02
anyone seen the Red Wing Mocs in Kangatan green anywhere in a uk9?
Forper
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2080 posts since 29/1/13

posted 22 Sep 2015 09:12, edited 22 Sep 2015 09:12
Crackajack wrote:
Forper wrote: Alden cord PTBs from 1980, 35 years of rotated wear, "a few resoles" fuck yeah:

Beautiful. Any shoes on that level of quality or above and with proper care, will last that long.

I don't want to baby em but I take care of my stuff in general, got another pair on the way to rotate.

Speaking of longevity though, I always destroy the toes on souls first so I was considering installing steel toe tips on the AF66s before they begin their operational lives.. Looking at the soles though I'm not sure they'd even be suitable since the width of the flat area from the forward most raised area to the tip of the toe is just 11mm which wouldn't fit the tips I've seen so far on ebay.



Anybody got any good advice on that please?
Scottishmark
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513 posts since 25/1/11

25 Sep 2015 16:37
Sizing Q.. I'm a UK7.5 in trickers.. Bourton/Robert..

I assume is need U.S. 8.5 in Alden, Barrie last?
Crackajack
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7058 posts since 21/4/05

25 Sep 2015 19:38
Forper wrote:
Crackajack wrote:
Forper wrote: Alden cord PTBs from 1980, 35 years of rotated wear, "a few resoles" fuck yeah:

Beautiful. Any shoes on that level of quality or above and with proper care, will last that long.

I don't want to baby em but I take care of my stuff in general, got another pair on the way to rotate.

Speaking of longevity though, I always destroy the toes on souls first so I was considering installing steel toe tips on the AF66s before they begin their operational lives.. Looking at the soles though I'm not sure they'd even be suitable since the width of the flat area from the forward most raised area to the tip of the toe is just 11mm which wouldn't fit the tips I've seen so far on ebay.



Anybody got any good advice on that please?

Think you will need to brave ASK ANDY ABUT CLOTHES or Fedora Lounge for that kind of thing mate!
Forper
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2080 posts since 29/1/13

posted 25 Sep 2015 20:44, edited 25 Sep 2015 20:44
aw man, those sites are like Facebook to me, avoid at all costs..might have to suck it up and join..
Crackajack
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7058 posts since 21/4/05

25 Sep 2015 21:09
No need to join - just use the :site search command on Google. They seem well indexed.

http://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.co.uk/2007/03/using-site-command.html
DELFOR
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320 posts since 10/2/09

25 Sep 2015 21:53
Scottishmark wrote: Sizing Q.. I'm a UK7.5 in trickers.. Bourton/Robert..

I assume is need U.S. 8.5 in Alden, Barrie last?
Scottishmark wrote: Sizing Q.. I'm a UK7.5 in trickers.. Bourton/Robert..

I assume is need U.S. 8.5 in Alden, Barrie last?

I'm a uk 8 in nikes. But have some cap toes boots on the Barrie on a us 8, a little bit tight. Whereas I have some bleuchers in a us 8 (Barrie) and they fit bang on
Scottishmark
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513 posts since 25/1/11

25 Sep 2015 22:58
Ideal mate, I'm an 8.5 in Nikes so 8.5 Barrie bleuchers should be fine..
DELFOR
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320 posts since 10/2/09

26 Sep 2015 07:20
Scottishmark wrote: Ideal mate, I'm an 8.5 in Nikes so 8.5 Barrie bleuchers should be fine..

Also they were a D on the width