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Old 10-06-2012, 03:12 PM   #2061
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the best way to get really personally useful advice is if you post pictures of you wearing suits
so we can tell you what you're doing right and what could be improved on
i posted dozens of pictures of SF and got a lot of beatdowns before i started getting thumb ups and compliments
through all that, i realized i am not ready to wear any fancy combinations just yet and that i get the best feedback when i stick to the basics and improve within those boundaries
would the staff at a BB not be knowledgeable enough? i was kinda just gonna let them tear me apart
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Thanks for the info - I'm considering getting some on a pair or two for some traction and extra sole wear.
Both pairs (AE Strands and Randolphs) have reasonably light wear on the soles, so I'm hoping that is no issue at all.

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Crappy iphone picture, but you get the gist. He had a thicker, more contoured, option, as well.....it would probably be better for traction than these. I got these applied so that I don't go OCD crazy when I get the soles wet.

He told me that as long as there aren't any holes in the sole that there should be no problem....he roughs up the sole anyhow to get the glue to bond better.
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Old 10-06-2012, 03:25 PM   #2063
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A while back I asked about the Wolverine 1000 Milers. Im new to this whole style thing and appreciate the help I get from you all. My question is if I get a nice pair of leather boots such as those do I have to treat them with something before I wear them? Also, any rules about wearing them in the rain/snow? Id imagine the sole would get slick, but is it bad for the boot? Also, anyone drive a clutch with the leather sole? Does your foot tend to slip off in rainy weather?

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Many people do protect with with Montana Pitch Blent, Obenauf's HD Leathet Protector, Sno Seal, etc.

Whatever product you choose, you can also apply it to the sole.

If you get them wet, let them air out (do not speed up the process with a blow dryer or anything like that), use shoe trees (use shoe trees in any shoe you care about), and brush the leather with a horsehair brush.

I've driven manual in rainy weather in leather soles and yes, it can be problematic. My car had combo metal/rubber pedals from the factory though, and I had issues with that in other shoes, too. Should not be an issue on rubber pedals.
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I don't see what is ridiculous by robbing with a sword.A sword in one od the most lethal wepon !!!

It's more easy to kill with a sword than with a gun.

A sword is more frightening than toy-looking gun like glock.

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Old 10-06-2012, 04:04 PM   #2064
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Old 10-06-2012, 05:18 PM   #2065
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would the staff at a BB not be knowledgeable enough? i was kinda just gonna let them tear me apart
Most sales associates at bb suck
It is very cutthroat there
I have seen several "cat fights" over me because I purposely avoided certain SA's who "helped" me on previous occasions but they wanted to lay a claim on me as a prior client
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Old 10-06-2012, 06:21 PM   #2066
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Many people do protect with with Montana Pitch Blent, Obenauf's HD Leathet Protector, Sno Seal, etc.

Whatever product you choose, you can also apply it to the sole.

If you get them wet, let them air out (do not speed up the process with a blow dryer or anything like that), use shoe trees (use shoe trees in any shoe you care about), and brush the leather with a horsehair brush.

I've driven manual in rainy weather in leather soles and yes, it can be problematic. My car had combo metal/rubber pedals from the factory though, and I had issues with that in other shoes, too. Should not be an issue on rubber pedals.
Thanks Man. Can I get those treatments and the shoe spoons at one of the big box stores that I may get the boots from? Im style ignorant, but slowly learning. Thanks again for the tips.
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Crappy iphone picture, but you get the gist. He had a thicker, more contoured, option, as well.....it would probably be better for traction than these. I got these applied so that I don't go OCD crazy when I get the soles wet.

He told me that as long as there aren't any holes in the sole that there should be no problem....he roughs up the sole anyhow to get the glue to bond better.
Thanks for the pics...looks like good work.
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Thanks Man. Can I get those treatments and the shoe spoons at one of the big box stores that I may get the boots from? Im style ignorant, but slowly learning. Thanks again for the tips.
Shoe trees, yes. But get them at Nordstrom Rack for $12.95. They're the same thing. Always use shoe trees. If your feet aren't in them, the trees should be.

As for where to buy, probably online is your best bet.
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I don't see what is ridiculous by robbing with a sword.A sword in one od the most lethal wepon !!!

It's more easy to kill with a sword than with a gun.

A sword is more frightening than toy-looking gun like glock.

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Old 10-08-2012, 11:18 AM   #2071
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Moved into my new place last week. Need some old man style advice on wall decorations/furniture.

Dave? Lucas?

What little furniture I've contributed.


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Ron, I'm particularly a fan of kitschy, framed maps of places that you've been to or lived in. They're not only conversation pieces but they tend to bring about fond memories (hopefully).

http://www.etsy.com/shop/MrCityPrinting

This guy is my neighbor and does really nice work (I've seen a bunch of his prints in person). He can also do customized prints for roughly the same cost, I believe.

http://www.etsy.com/listing/10669513...-print-18-x-24

^^^Since you lived in Miami.

Obviously you wouldn't do your entire place in maps, but a few here and there are pretty cool, in my opinion.


As far as the rest of the place, I guess it depends on your interests. I'm a big fan of traveling (hence the maps) and aviation since my parents and a lot of my family are somehow tied to the aviation industry, so I have a handful of items that are aviation inspired (vintage wooden propeller, Eastern Airlines prints/art, etc.).
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I'm a fan of signs. They can be expensive though. My dad pulled this out of the woods behind a house we lived in back in Belgium.

I'm in that awkwardly bare wall phase, too. I usually just lie and say it's bc I'm a minimalist.
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Lucas that site is great. Going to get a Chicago and St. Louis one. Now if only he had Brussels.
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Also, another thought (keep in mind that I'm kind of a map geek) could be a large map of the world to mount on a large wall in an office, or bedroom. If you mount it on cork board, or something similar, you can get some nice pins or tacks and indicate where you've traveled to, where you've lived, where you want to go, etc.


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Lucas that site is great. Going to get a Chicago and St. Louis one. Now if only he had Brussels.
Email him and he can do custom work......I'll need one after this December, too, since we'll be spending some time there

Did you study abroad there? I know SLU has a satellite campus there in addition to Madrid.
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Shoe trees, yes. But get them at Nordstrom Rack for $12.95. They're the same thing. Always use shoe trees. If your feet aren't in them, the trees should be.

As for where to buy, probably online is your best bet.
Great, thanks again man!
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Ron, I'm particularly a fan of kitschy, framed maps of places that you've been to or lived in. They're not only conversation pieces but they tend to bring about fond memories (hopefully).

http://www.etsy.com/shop/MrCityPrinting

This guy is my neighbor and does really nice work (I've seen a bunch of his prints in person). He can also do customized prints for roughly the same cost, I believe.

http://www.etsy.com/listing/10669513...-print-18-x-24

^^^Since you lived in Miami.

Obviously you wouldn't do your entire place in maps, but a few here and there are pretty cool, in my opinion.


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Cool site man! I will have to look into getting at least one of these.
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Also, another thought (keep in mind that I'm kind of a map geek) could be a large map of the world to mount on a large wall in an office, or bedroom. If you mount it on cork board, or something similar, you can get some nice pins or tacks and indicate where you've traveled to, where you've lived, where you want to go, etc.




Email him and he can do custom work......I'll need one after this December, too, since we'll be spending some time there

Did you study abroad there? I know SLU has a satellite campus there in addition to Madrid.
I did not study there. I was born outside Brussels and lived there when I was very young.
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