Menswear: What 'Claire Rayners' Are You Wearing Or Feeling? (pics only)


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swede
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7927 posts since 21/3/09

7 Sep 2019 17:31
if you go vans , just make sure you go vault or other collab. not the shit-tier ones you get at shoezone
snaye
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10654 posts since 24/10/02

7 Sep 2019 17:40
what Swede said
spitfiredealer
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2021 posts since 12/6/10

7 Sep 2019 18:03
LFC wrote: Anto’s suggestions are good. Sk8-hi would work well with your style and the NB’s.

Skagway as a Converse alternative?

Skagway's have always been on my radar, just finding a pair at a decent price.

swede wrote: if you go vans , just make sure you go vault or other collab. not the shit-tier ones you get at shoezone

Yeah will do. They gotta be comfy so will make sure they are the comfycush ones at least
toin
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1690 posts since 1/4/13

7 Sep 2019 18:44
Never questioned it in the six years I've been a fuk'er but what/who are claire rayners
generic_guy
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9250 posts since 16/9/02

7 Sep 2019 19:09
Rhyming slang- trainers
du tan
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1262 posts since 15/8/03

posted 8 Sep 2019 15:57, edited 8 Sep 2019 15:57
Just had to back some Vans Anaheim old skool, there’s a stupid bump inside the collar of the heel (from the seam) that isn’t in a pair of non Anaheim’s I’ve got.
Are the Vaults the same as this? Or the non Anaheim comfycush ones here? https://www.vans.co.uk/shop/en/vans-gb/comfycush-old-skool-shoes-vn0a3wmavne

I’ve wanted a pair of these for a long time and held off for some reason -probs to get the right derivative -and now I think I’m gonna end up with a normal pair
swede
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7927 posts since 21/3/09

8 Sep 2019 16:00
spitfiredealer wrote:
LFC wrote: Anto’s suggestions are good. Sk8-hi would work well with your style and the NB’s.

Skagway as a Converse alternative?

Skagway's have always been on my radar, just finding a pair at a decent price.

swede wrote: if you go vans , just make sure you go vault or other collab. not the shit-tier ones you get at shoezone

Yeah will do. They gotta be comfy so will make sure they are the comfycush ones at least

aren't comfycush ones very high street spec too though?

vans are comfy in my opinion. maybe not authentics but old skools and the like have always felt good on foot for me
spitfiredealer
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2021 posts since 12/6/10

8 Sep 2019 16:33
Are they? I don't really know to be honest. There seems to be a few versions of each style.
crutch
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403 posts since 22/11/12

8 Sep 2019 17:38
I think comfy cush are in the regular spec vans, I think vault or with ‘lx’ at the end of the name are the best options. Slightly better made and higher fixing tape looks much better
snaye
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10654 posts since 24/10/02

8 Sep 2019 17:44
Comfy cush are proper high st spec, you want 'Vault' or Anaheim range (their version of cons 70s) usually LX/DX

chrome_aroma
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72 posts since 5/8/18

8 Sep 2019 18:29
I’m not a fan of the foxing stripe that’s on standard Vans so I stick with the Vault line, plus the Vault models have a better shape and construction than the standard version.

I’d recommend these two pairs…




spitfiredealer
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2021 posts since 12/6/10

8 Sep 2019 18:44
thanks guys, at least I know what I am looking for now with Vans
sydneyking
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4532 posts since 26/9/09

8 Sep 2019 19:05
Go for the era, it’s the best vans model imo. Again go for the vault or Anaheim versions
crutch
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403 posts since 22/11/12

9 Sep 2019 06:01
Or style 36, better than old schools for the shorter toe
EssexBoyII
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6421 posts since 5/6/07

posted 9 Sep 2019 10:24, edited 9 Sep 2019 10:24
Yeah skagways spit
Dee
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11190 posts since 22/11/07

9 Sep 2019 18:41
resale on those that are out there is insane! love these.

du tan
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1262 posts since 15/8/03

9 Sep 2019 20:02
Thanks so much guys that’s really helped. Now I definitely know I want these ones, though they seem sold out everywhere. Anyone know if they’re likely to be reissued or where they’re readily available?

chrome_aroma wrote: I’m not a fan of the foxing stripe that’s on standard Vans so I stick with the Vault line, plus the Vault models have a better shape and construction than the standard version.

I’d recommend these two pairs…




chrome_aroma
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72 posts since 5/8/18

9 Sep 2019 20:24
Vans Vault is pretty consistent with rereleasing/restocking classic standard models like those. The slip-ons for example are usually always in stock. Those Old Skools were easily available for around a year or so before finally starting to dry up. I re-upped on both those pairs back in June as a future replacement since they’re frequent staples in my wardrobe but I haven’t broken ‘em out just yet. There was only one place I could find that had my size at the time too. I’m pretty sure I saw some in stock online recently but at a U.S. store and sizes were limited. Just search for ‘em using the product code and you may have some luck.
Razorlight123
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4404 posts since 13/1/10

posted 9 Sep 2019 20:27, edited 9 Sep 2019 20:27
The vault range looks great, from the pictures alone you can see they are of higher quality than the standard ones.

Sizing a size down job?
chrome_aroma
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72 posts since 5/8/18

9 Sep 2019 20:49
They do have a bit more cushioning but I’d go with your same size as the standard ones. I’ve heard they fit about 1/2 size bigger but not from my experience and I own around twenty pairs and never had a sizing issue. I do have a black leather pair of Old Skools that I went 1/2 a size up on and it doesn’t really make a difference.