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Starting to get an interest in Wolverine wingtip or a captoe or a RedWing IR or a Roughneck...but it'll be so warm for summer. Oh well, plenty of time to get ready for cool weather.
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One of my more eccentric/skull-bashing mood scores from Winners. $89. Can't beat that.
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Got a nice sunrise today.
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Premium wrote: Just waxed my Cordovan Wolverines and now, I waxed my Natural Red Wings which it became too dark than what I expected! :cry:

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There's some good conversations back then. Some good discussion about saphir reno as well. Kudos.

Anybody have input about this very observation. The Boot oiling community loves to oil them up, but at the cost of losing the vibrant colours. Do they return to the original or is it just a 'rite of passage' that is reluctantly embraced?
Borbor wrote: just want to gather some interest:

how many would be interested in John Lobb seconds / demos / discontinued models? We're talking from a pool of 1000 pairs
Wow. did you all score big when @Borbor posted that?

I've got my first pair of IR's inbound from UPS today. Although it isn't a beautiful orangey/tan, it is a lighter brown I believe, so I might just do as with many other things & rogue-it-up & not oil them at all. Just condition as per dress shoes.

My Shoe room is starting to smell like very leathery these days. Can't wait to add in a few quality leather boots to further build that basecoat of aromas.

Looking for personal experience input on Sizing:

RW RoughNeck - I tried one on at a store in town & found it had a slight arch to it, so I wonder if I should size up to allow for an insole to eliminate that.
RW IR / Beck - I've sized down a full size. That's with no insole & dress socks. It's still got room for me in the toebox, surprisingly nice and narrow & just perfect. With wear, stretching, it'll be great & ready to accommodate an insole & a thicker sock in cooler weather I'm sure.
Thorogood? Any input on these? Looking at the full laced version roofer
Wolverine - 1K looking at the wingtip (Same as RW, or are they shorter at all? & would only be able to go down a half?)

@Bellyhungry & @In-Dent mentioned some about sizes, pretty helpful. I tend to find brannock to be meaningless. It lists a 1/4-1/2 measure larger than I really am. To be clear, shoes don't tend to abide by what is really indicated on the brannock. It's a start, but just like @In-Dent, I have the same 1.5 offset curiously in the IR. Weird. If I was to truly base my size by Brannock.
And finally, looking for input on where to snag a sick clearance deal? I've heard of some solid deals in Montreal in the past year which I missed. I've started amassing a bunch of websites & feeds to keep watch. I'm very close to caving and buying retail or with an amazon bonus. That 30%/40% still happen?

Enjoying the last few days of cool morning footwear friendly weather here. Soon it'll be flip flops & dress suit shorts season.
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mebiuspower wrote: ...Most of my colleagues wear square toe shoes.
Funny.


I'm so grateful to my parents for having raised me to respect other people - irrespectively of all of their differences & not succumb to the prejudice & bigotry that has been propagated by various groups in history.  Whether it is due to differences in colour, religion, sexual orientation, or....choice of footwear.

I laugh because since my first few posts in this thread, someone exhibited this very prejudice & alleged 'better than thou' posting style. Once is a joke, repeated means it is more than it.

While I can definitely notice and appreciate beautiful material things, I will make sure to never judge a person, or tailor my behaviours towards them just because of it.  God forbid I should think, for one second that because of items of clothing, or language, or a speech impediment (or any observable characteristic), that I am better than someone else.

Anyhoo, trying to put things in perspective and calling a square peg what it is.

Enjoying some beauts on this fine sunny, but started-off-chilly May day. $100 Mint, local BST.
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Cheers,
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Anybody ever buy anything from Taft?

Been eyeing this beauty for a year.

349USD., but on sale 209USD. Sick.

Finally caved, but being half size I knew it was a long shot. Oh well.

Return or flip it to pass along the incredible deal.
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Sz 10.

Such a beautiful boot.
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Sick price.

$110 at my door. The cedar is SOFA KING fresh and aromatic, even my son was blown away. That's good enough for me.
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I picked up these EG from Leffot's Pre-Owned collection from my last trip to NY. Brand new!
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MGR - Hey Timmy, where are those exclusive advance delivery suede wingtips?
Timmy - Oh, I put them in the pre-owned batch. They were just sold.
MGR - FML

lol! Nice score!!!!!!!!!!
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bubble.tea wrote: MGR - Hey Timmy, where are those exclusive advance delivery suede wingtips?
Timmy - Oh, I put them in the pre-owned batch. They were just sold.
MGR - FML

lol! Nice score!!!!!!!!!!
Ha Ha, that would have been comical. They were legitimately traded in. Must be nice to buy Edward Green and not even wear them once.
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I'm going to be in London near the end of the month, any recommendations on shoe stores to check out while I'm there? I'm heading to a wedding in Italy after London so was thinking of buying a pair of shoes I can wear for the wedding while I'm there. Only store I have on my list at the moment is C&J
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superock wrote: I'm going to be in London near the end of the month, any recommendations on shoe stores to check out while I'm there? I'm heading to a wedding in Italy after London so was thinking of buying a pair of shoes I can wear for the wedding while I'm there. Only store I have on my list at the moment is C&J
There's more than handful of brands you can shop from, but if you want deals you must visit the factory stores at Northhampton...
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mebiuspower wrote: There's more than handful of brands you can shop from, but if you want deals you must visit the factory stores at Northhampton...
Not really looking for deals, just hoping to see a wide selection. What do you recommend?
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superock wrote: Not really looking for deals, just hoping to see a wide selection. What do you recommend?
Can't answer this type of questions unless you have a budget...? What's missing in your existing collection that you're looking to add?
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mebiuspower wrote: Can't answer this type of questions unless you have a budget...? What's missing in your existing collection that you're looking to add?
My max is around $800-900, styles I'm considering would be double monks, suede PTB, or suede loafers but I'm not married to those ideas, if I see something that really speaks to me I would buy it. If I can find something I like that is way under budget then even better.
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Custom shoes from the London Bespoke Company in the GTA. Made in Spain - rather constructed in Spain lol.

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