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Nice, I dig 'em. Great color leather and profile on those.

 

By the way, what's up with Ed's crazy dislike for John Lofgren? Is this a running gag, some personal beef, or does he really think the shoes suck? My Steadfast boots probably have the most perfect QC of any pair I've owned.

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2 hours ago, Cold Summer said:

 

By the way, what's up with Ed's crazy dislike for John Lofgren? Is this a running gag, some personal beef, or does he really think the shoes suck? 

he just answered that on previous page, see "got banned in his shop"

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Those are really nice, great job. 

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Way better than any lofgren engineers out there 

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Rolling Dub Trio ‘Vincent’ - rebuild courtesy of Felix Jouanneau

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Rolling Dub Trio Casper 'The Ghost' boots

performing my ende with finesse :D

 

 

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On 3/5/2020 at 4:25 PM, dudewuttheheck said:

Well, Lofgren gives you two boots so I'm not sure how that one is better...

Your funny dude how much does he pay you to suck his ass?

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22 minutes ago, edmond said:

Your funny dude how much does he pay you to suck his ass?

we know you're a good boy Ed. Come on behave...

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1 hour ago, edmond said:

Your funny dude how much does he pay you to suck his ass?

Enough for me to afford both boots.

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On 3/5/2020 at 6:46 AM, Duke Mantee said:

Rolling Dub Trio ‘Vincent’ - rebuild courtesy of Felix Jouanneau

 

 

These look very cool. I've never seen a pair with any wear on them.  How do you like the fit and feel? I've always kinda wondered how that straight-up tight lacing area would work..

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BTW, anyone know where the name "Rolling Dub Trio" comes from..?

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@tod I’ve always liked RDT shoes/boots - but these are my favourite. I bought both black and brown versions - the brown will be going to Felix once he clears his backlog.

They are a wider fit than the Coupen and originally it was a semi-sprung leather sole which although was very comfortable, I had an idea they would suit a new look.

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Hey Tod, i was reading through loads of old messages recently and there's one from you (2013) which i never replied to... asking about comparrisons between LW-Mechanics and TMC-Railmans. I bought these LW's from Vari back in 2007 and took these photo's in 2012 when i bought the Railmans

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I still own both of these pairs of boots, so if there's anything you want to know...give me a holla?

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...ive priced up a re-sole from Felix for the LW's and for what they cost, the smart money would buy me a brand new pair.

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I think Lone Wolf are a bit underrated IMO given their cost in comparison to other popular (here) brands, and I can understand why a new pair instead of a rebuild might be the smart money option but hopefully you’re still using them - plenty of life in the uppers it seems

How do both boots compare size wise?

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Absolutely, they're a fantastic pair of boots for the money, like the SC-47's of the boots world.
The CatsPaw slicks/soles have been unwearable for donkeys years on anything other than pavement in perfectly dry conditions, step on a wet leaf and you're taking your life in your hands.
The last time i wore them after a 5yr hiatus, i had to run back home and change my footwear because of an unbearable squeak from both feet, they feel loose underfoot like a complete sole failure, they def need a rebuild i just don't want to pay for it.
 
Size-wise the TMC are marked as an E but they are slightly narrower and longer than the LW's which are slightly shorter and wide, just like the profile of the toe box would have you believe.

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11 hours ago, tod said:

BTW, anyone know where the name "Rolling Dub Trio" comes from..?

It sounds like one of Lee Scratch Perry's musical ventures ;)

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Lollipop red Trickers Bourton on red Dainite sole.

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RDT Natural Horsehide after Day 1

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There's something about TMC that gives me the warm-and-fuzzies all over 

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Way better than any lofgren horse puncher out there

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finally found a pair of old stock british made dr. martens that come with imo much better and longer lasting commando sole in size 9.5

somehow it seems to be a rare size since most of the time you got either 9 or 10, i was suffering from to big size 10 martens back in 90s ;)

 

 

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??? - who's selling TMC boots now that Vintage Paradise is close? just curious... and are TMC boots as good quality as they are good looking? 

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DM only do one or two half sizes,  one being 9 and a half.

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