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  • mark4
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    Originally posted by andrewrg View Post


    My cheap boots bit the dust. Got a pair of Huckberry Rhodes Dolomite boots during the current sale. Fully gussetted!
    1) this is way less snow than the forecast 2) way too much boots for this snow, but feels good stunting!
    Sigh. I wish I could wear those but the higher end boot manufacturing industry has universally decided that removable insoles are for some reason undesirable. Seriously, has anyone, anywhere, had a problem with removable insoles in boots? Like, something went wrong with the insole because it wasn't sewn in? Because, I have never, ever had such an issue in a half century of living. And now that I'm a half century old my feet are finicky and I need orthotics, which means to get a proper fit I need to be able to pull out the standard issue insole that boots and shoes come with, otherwise the boot will be too tight in the instep with both the regular insole and my orthotic stacked on top of it.

    It's not like it's impossible to make a Goodyear welted boot with a removable insole...I have a couple of pairs of work boots with this construction (Chippewas and Thorogoods) and both pair had removable insoles. But for some reason any boot that's a hair dressier than those they've all decided unanimously to sew in the footbeds. So, I make do with Johnston and Murphy, which are sub standard but look OK, are comfortable because they have removable insoles. Unfortunately I gotta throw them out when the soles get too worn out. I'd like to reuse but the shoe industry has decided unanimously that those of us who need orthotics don't deserve nice things. I'll end my old man yells and clouds rant there.

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  • jvargas
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    Thanks I might have to pick some up. Boots are become a hobby of mine

    Originally posted by andrewrg View Post
    Grip is actually great! No snow last night and today, only ice, and I was able to walk up a hill covered with drops of ice. Better than my poor 4 year old son and his galoshes. Big old rubber treads, about a quarter inch deep.
    I'm in the same situation, if it really snowed, I'd wear my technical boots. But I could wear these in a lot more situations than I could my previous pair of brown leather boots with rubber sole. The dark brown color, I would call handsome, the tan leather color I would call pretty. Both great looking, but I picked Brown.

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  • andrewrg
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    Originally posted by jvargas View Post
    How’s grip? I was looking at those for a supplement to my technical boots.


    Grip is actually great! No snow last night and today, only ice, and I was able to walk up a hill covered with drops of ice. Better than my poor 4 year old son and his galoshes. Big old rubber treads, about a quarter inch deep.
    I'm in the same situation, if it really snowed, I'd wear my technical boots. But I could wear these in a lot more situations than I could my previous pair of brown leather boots with rubber sole. The dark brown color, I would call handsome, the tan leather color I would call pretty. Both great looking, but I picked Brown.
    Last edited by andrewrg; February 18, 2021, 08:06 PM.

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  • jvargas
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    How’s grip? I was looking at those for a supplement to my technical boots.

    Originally posted by andrewrg View Post


    My cheap boots bit the dust. Got a pair of Huckberry Rhodes Dolomite boots during the current sale. Fully gussetted!
    1) this is way less snow than the forecast 2) way too much boots for this snow, but feels good stunting!

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  • andrewrg
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    My cheap boots bit the dust. Got a pair of Huckberry Rhodes Dolomite boots during the current sale. Fully gussetted!
    1) this is way less snow than the forecast 2) way too much boots for this snow, but feels good stunting!

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  • TheJasonaissance
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    I recently picked up this $12 sweatshirt from target bc it looked like a sweater I would have bought from Gap circa 1999. Small price to pay for nostalgia, and it’s a shockingly comfy and looked good over a button down.

    https://www.target.com/p/men-s-color...77#lnk=sametab

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  • RobinSm89
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    My last purchase was sweatpants from Levice, I just have nothing to wear at home, so I went in and bought myself some sportswear)

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  • armedferret
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    Spier's Minnis Green Seersucker suit. Their liquidation and an upcoming trip to the Big Easy in March yielded proper timing.

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  • JohnR
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    Most recent purchase is also one of the most frivolous - Todd Snyder Wool Cruiser Jacket.

    Not only do I already have FAR more coats than anyone in So Cal will ever need, we hardly go out since most of our favorite restaurants are closed and I don't know when I'll be traveling again. I tried so hard to resist - it was in my cart for about a week until my love of nice coats and outerwear got the best of me.

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  • patelsd
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    I've never contributed to this post before but here goes: I bought 2 pairs of Fabletics 7" franchise shorts with the liner built-in. They were $24 total if you sign up for the their scam (which you should immediately cancel). First fit, they were great, but I've found that as I've washed them a couple of times, I feel like my buttcrack is always out in these, they're to the point I don't even wear them because its such a concern.

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  • Mr. Charles
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    Originally posted by DocDave View Post
    Mr. Charles I hope you post a picture when the jacket shows up. I'd really like to see it.
    The jacket arrived today. It's beautiful, but a bit more snug through the chest than I wanted (so much for size charts and measurements...) so I've initiated an exchange to size up. Once the larger jacket arrives, and fits better (I hope) I'll be sure to post up some pictures.

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  • DocDave
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    Mr. Charles I hope you post a picture when the jacket shows up. I'd really like to see it.

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  • Mr. Charles
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    Back in October I pulled the trigger on the most expensive clothing item I've ever bought - a leather jacket. I bought the Taylor Stitch x Golden Bear Moto jacket (point collar) in espresso. I've been waiting for months for it to get thought production. Finally, it shipped last Monday with a delivery date of last Thursday... only to be lost in the flustercluck that is USPS right now. I'm hoping it'll show up soon, but who knows... the wait continues.

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  • mark4
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    Originally posted by idvsego View Post
    Ive been laying low on the purchases lately but the J. Crew sale that had the Abingdon briefcase for like $48 and I had a reward and a coupon so got it under $40. I have been using a Targus canvas messenger so this was a direct upgrade for me. Heavier canvas and real leather so it is a bit of an upgrade for a real good price.
    I couldn't lay off the 70% off sale price on the velvet dinner jacket they had (the burgundy was sold out but dark green is holiday season appropriate too and they had that left in my size) and the Moon Mills herringbone sport coat. I got those two jackets and a pair of socks to hit the 3 item 70% discount for $92 with tax and shipping. INSANE! The velvet jacket...it's not going to see a lot of use but for $39 it doesn't have to. In normal times, should they ever return, I'll wear it to holiday parties and concerts...could go black tie festive with tuxedo trousers and a silk bow tie for the right event. I think the Moon Mills tweed jacket was like $45 so that was the high ticket item.

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  • idvsego
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    Ive been laying low on the purchases lately but the J. Crew sale that had the Abingdon briefcase for like $48 and I had a reward and a coupon so got it under $40. I have been using a Targus canvas messenger so this was a direct upgrade for me. Heavier canvas and real leather so it is a bit of an upgrade for a real good price.

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