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It's a tongue guard - keeps the laces from abraiding the generally thinner leather of the tongue. It attaches to the laces via threading them through two holes on the fringed side.

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id like to know too... i just threw a pair of those away. found mine thrifting, beat to hell. i think there are some pics real early in the thread.... lemme find em.

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my 3$ netteltons.

Those are amazing. I want.

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rw 1910 1 month of continous use

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are those rw the black cherry color? I really like that color

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yeah these are the black cherry one's...

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you must have both surely?

But I only have brown and tan.

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Yeah, I'm sure eventually I'll have both.

Everything tells me I should get black, except I knew this awesome guy once, and he always wore brown boots.

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obviously apart from cordovan, I think brown and tan boots match better with raw denim. Maybe its just because they are more work boot like than black to me.

Those black cherry redwings that Edmond has is hella tempting too....

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bill, do you think it's worth it for me to get a made-to-measure pair since i have a pretty wide feet and tiny ankles? or does that matter at all?

i've never had a chance to try on white's semi-dress, which is what i'm interested in. but for example, my alden indys are giving me a problem around the ankles -- i can't tie them snug.

Chicken, I wouldn't worry about the problem with the ankles. I too have skinny ankles and this has been a problem with every boot I have ever worn, except for Whites. The sides of the boot where the eyelets are is spaced wider apart than any boot I have seen; you should have no problem getting the snug.

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thanks for the info, viking.

but i guess the best thing for me to do is to get my ass over to bill's and try a pair on first.

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So H&M has come out with some boots this fall. They are very true to H&M style; pretty good looking, cheap and probably of horrible quality. Prices were a little under 50 euros and they were available in black and 2 tone brown.

If anyone grabs a pair i'd be interested to hear more about them...

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^hey you know what, you can come to the SF meetup and then afterwards we can travel to LA together.

Howsaboutthat????

you're going to be in san fran?

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i just got these vintage red wing workboots. does anyone know where to look for the date they were made? the tounge says 20030, they look way older than 03 though. the outside is stamped red wing [7][5], would that be the year?

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apparently there's some shop that stocks trickers on bleecker in NYC. i have yet ot check it out

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Ha, I know they're a British company, but it seems that not many of their stores in the UK stock the leather version of those Chukka boots...that's if they even stock the Chukka boots in the first place.

You can order them straight from the factory. If you have a chance to go to their Jermyn street shop you can measure your size. By ordering from the factory you can have what ever like chukka boots you like (different leathers, color, combinations, soles, etc...). I would like to have their jodhpur boots...

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Ha, I know they're a British company, but it seems that not many of their stores in the UK stock the leather version of those Chukka boots...that's if they even stock the Chukka boots in the first place.

Are you in England right now? You should either call the factory store, you may be in luck with the size that you need. Otherwise try pediwear.co.uk and ask them if they can source it for you. Pediwear is known to give discounts off MSRP if you ask.

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Based on the freaking awesome pictures from ayn I put in an order with Alden of Carmel for a pair of AF68's. Adam said it'll take up to next June!!! Crazy wait, but I guess it'll have me holding off buying boots =)

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so i picked up a pair of old beat up pair of Redwing irish setters 875 from a thrift store the leather still looks good but it could use a buff.

any tips on how to bring the leather back to life? products to use? mink oil seems to be the popular choice but i've read some where that it softens the leather too much.

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Rirawan, call david at the factory shop. He'll sort you out.

Aren't you nearer northampton than london? If so you can go try them on at the factory.

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