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World’s Largest Redwing Boot (via Atlas Obscura)

Local shoe repair and key cutting legends Bannister and Son stock Redwing Boots.
I thought of them when I saw this post on Atlas Obscura about the world’s largest Red Wing Boot, in Red Wing Minnesota.
I’m not sure how the staff at Bannister’s would cope with repairing this bad boy, but they’d give it a crack.


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Solovair Boots

I bought/ordered a pair of Solovair boots from D’Honk Scooters when I was last in Melbourne. Darren Shaw was a pleasure to deal with, and when the (slow boat) shipment arrived he mailed them over. Solovair are hand made in England, made by a factory that used to make Doc Martens before their manufacturing was moved to Asia. They’re a significant investment, and may well see me out for my boot needs.


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Keeping Black Clothes Black

Not being particularly fashion conscious I don’t mind greying too much.
Anyway, this video has some tips.


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The Little Pocket On Blue Jeans

Turns out that little pocket on the front of blue jeans was originally to put a pocket watch in.
Don’t take my word for it.
Levi Strauss & Co say so.
It’s hard to argue with them.
Read about it here, along with a few other items of blue jean miscellany.


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Out With The Old, In With The New

My family think I have attachment issues.
But it was time for a new pair of shoes.
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New.
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Winter Warmers

I know it’s the middle of Summer, but some people in this town probably had their fire places going last week.
And I won’t remember these when winter rolls around unless I post them now.
Among a list of winter warming options posted at Mental Floss,
these Dwarven Beanies
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and heated insoles stood out.
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