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In case anyone wants to look up the brand... they’re John Loafgren

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30 minutes ago, MJF9 said:

In case anyone wants to look up the brand... they’re John Loafgren

Baked in Japan! 

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37 minutes ago, freshwater said:

Are they Breadstock?

Yeah, they're NIP (new in pan)

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Stunning pair, I'd rate them a 12 out of 10 (a real baker's dozen!)

Are they fully lined? I bet my feet would get toasty...

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Hi guys, wanna ask about ‘Lone Wolf - Wireman Boots’ sizing.

I am currently wearing Sagara Cordmaster (42D, 9us, 27cm), Viberg 2030 last service boots (8uk/9us, 27cm), redwing iron ranger / blacksmith (8,5us, 26,5cm), Onderhoud Lace to toe boots (42D, 9us, 27cm).

What size should i pick if i want to buy Lone Wolf - Wireman? Any suggestions? Thanks!

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I’m a Viberg 9 in the 2030 and wear 27.5 in the the Lone Wolf Hunter

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Df2pBDP.jpgg20673I.jpgone week of working construction in these. Almost broken in. Love them only things I’d change are the soles and I wish they were an 8” boot instead of 6” 

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Which US Alden retailers are putting out the most interesting makeups these days?
Started following a few JP Alden dealers and it’s drawn my interest back into the brand.

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I don't follow boots closely but Snake Oil Provision has some nice make-ups IMO

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I like what I’ve seen from Brick + Mortar Seattle and they have one of the better websites out of the major Alden retailers. I went down the Alden rabbit hole about a year ago and got some Indys in natural CXL after reading that they wouldn’t be using that leather anymore. I really want to pick up some Alden’s in the Earth Reverse Chamois leather some day soon. 

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The natural CXL Indy was my first foray into nice shoes about 8 years ago and still wear them from time to time. 
Alden of Carmel has a pair of boots using the reverse tobacco chamois on the 379X last that I really like. Anyone have experience with that last? I’m pretty sure it’s been discussed here before. 
https://www.aldenofcarmel.com/alden-of-carmel-tobacco-chamois-straight-tip-boot-379x-last-747.htm

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7 hours ago, Broark said:

Which US Alden retailers are putting out the most interesting makeups these days?
Started following a few JP Alden dealers and it’s drawn my interest back into the brand.

Yes! Alden of Madison has the most makeups that speak to me these days if I had to choose one. For more old school aesthetic, The Stronghold still pumps out good looks. Brogue has a couple interesting ones as well. But if you REALLY want some varied/unexpected makeups that are typically from Japanese runs, definitely stalk The Shoe Mart's Factory Seconds page (for which you have to e-mail and request to be added to). Dangerous for me as I always end up wanting to buy something when they release the next batch (every couple months or so).

Brick and Mortar is good too, but I blame them for the "Color 8 + Antique Edge + Commando soles" look that's seen on every single makeup you see these days whereas I prefer some variety (nothing wrong with cork soles, double leather, mahogany edges,  etc.) :blink:

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Incoming... :ph34r: another impulse buy that was too good to pass up... 

You f'g bastards might actually like these, lol :P

 

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AfxOiec.jpgcleaned and conditioned. 
ready for a week full of working in pouring rain.... @MJF9 trying to treat these ones better ;) 

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@shredwin_206 good to see mate, looking good, you’re doing well... just need to scrub them soles a bit harder next time eh :tongue:

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26 minutes ago, MJF9 said:

@shredwin_206 good to see mate, looking good, you’re doing well... just need to scrub them soles a bit harder next time eh :tongue:

Haha not worth it they’ll be dirty as hell in 30 minutes. 
plus I blow through these soles in like4 months anyways. Haha 

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STYLE BKCXL7710LL100F (Size: Form On File)
  +9165 Last
  +Single-Tone:Black Chromexcel
  +10" Height
  +Black Leather Lining
  +#100F Vibram® Sole
  +Dye Soles and Heels Brown
  +Standard Heel Height
  +One Top Strap (standard)
  +Standard Length
  +Nordic Brass Roller Top Buckles
  +Buckled Instep Straps
  +Standard Length Instep Strap
  +Nordic Brass Roller Instep Buckles
  +Lightweight Black Vintage Upper Stitching
  +White Outsole Stitching 
  +Random Leather Insert

SPECIAL REQUESTS: Black Chromexcel
Triple vintage stitching 
9165 last

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ALLAN Tricker’s X Styleforum

Viberg 146Ironworker” ver 3.0 ... actually dunno where I got the version 3.0 bit :ph34r2::laugh2:

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^are the vibergs from the workboot line they have? Been looking at those for a bit now, really like'em!

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@Thanks_M8 Model 146 is from the workboot line  ... these are from the sample sale a few years ago, so I don’t know if this particular iteration went into production.

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Anyone got any experience with the sizing of Alden 379X (military) last compared to Viberg or Lofgren?  Thanks 

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Not a tanker boot fan but those are badass 

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After three months of searching, I finally found a pair of Lone Wolf Farmer boots in black, size 8, which I thought would be perfect. They came in yesterday and I’m a bit gutted because they just don’t fit properly. The length feels good, maybe a touch long; the width feels alright also, but it’s the vertical height from the sole to the top of the arch that’s making these difficult to wear. I’m going to put these up for sale and look for a smaller size, but in the meantime wonder if this is a problem others have had and (hopefully) been able to solve. As mentioned these are extremely hard to come by nowadays so I’d love to be able to make them work if at all possible!

 

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1 hour ago, chicote said:

... but it’s the vertical height from the sole to the top of the arch that’s making these difficult to wear...

Can you elaborate? 

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Sorry I’m not using the right terminology lol. I looked at a few diagrams and realized what I meant is that the instep is too spacious for my foot. I imagine the width of the shaft is also a contributor, I’ve only really worn lace up sneakers and boots before this so the amount of space I have from my ankle up is unexpected. An insole helped a bit but didn’t keep my foot from feeling like the boot was hanging off it each time I took a step.

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7 hours ago, chicote said:

Sorry I’m not using the right terminology lol. I looked at a few diagrams and realized what I meant is that the instep is too spacious for my foot. I imagine the width of the shaft is also a contributor, I’ve only really worn lace up sneakers and boots before this so the amount of space I have from my ankle up is unexpected. An insole helped a bit but didn’t keep my foot from feeling like the boot was hanging off it each time I took a step.

By your description, it sounds like they might be too big. A photo with them on would be helpful. The photo links you put up above don't load for me so I can't see what they show. But if the instep feels sloppy and you describe the length as being a touch long, I'd say they're the wrong size. Boots like these can be difficult to size right given the lack of lacing, especially when you have to sort of guess the sizing over the internet.

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