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#26 2017-09-10 09:32:02

plastic palm tree
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From: London
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Re: In Praise of Paraboots

Have recently joined the Paraboot club, taking delivery of a pair of Marron Chambords from the Object Style sale.  They have a strange white film on them... is this normal?  It seems to rub off so I assume its a byproduct of the leather treatment process.

Do you guys bother with the special Paraboot cream?

 

#27 2017-09-10 09:59:46

An Unseen Scene
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From: Nottingham, UK
Posts: 518

Re: In Praise of Paraboots

I do not bother with their cream, I use general leather cream which works fine.

 

#28 2017-09-10 12:36:21

Tim
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Re: In Praise of Paraboots

I really dig Paraboots, I seriously covet a pair of Prevert in Galaxy Noire Ebene Grain but I'd settle for a pair in Lis Cafe or a pair of Griff.

 

#29 2017-09-10 13:30:31

Acton_Baby
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From: West London
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Re: In Praise of Paraboots

plastic palm tree wrote:

Have recently joined the Paraboot club, taking delivery of a pair of Marron Chambords from the Object Style sale.  They have a strange white film on them... is this normal?  It seems to rub off so I assume its a byproduct of the leather treatment process.

Do you guys bother with the special Paraboot cream?

Any decent shoe cream works fine but the Paraboot creams (from the same factory as Saphire products) are coloured matched to their shoes.
French eBay is great for finding them at a discount.


"I have about 100 pairs of pyjamas. I like to see people dressed comfortably."
Hugh Hefner

 

#30 2017-09-11 01:04:26

woofboxer
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From: Staines-upon-Thames, Middlesex
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Re: In Praise of Paraboots

Tim wrote:

I really dig Paraboots, I seriously covet a pair of Prevert in Galaxy Noire Ebene Grain but I'd settle for a pair in Lis Cafe or a pair of Griff.

I like the Preverts ... its just the name that cracks me up. lol


'I'm not that keen on the Average Look .......ever'. 
John Simons

 

#31 2017-09-11 07:19:46

stanshall
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From: Gilligan's Island
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Re: In Praise of Paraboots

/\  calling Dr. Strangelove .....


"bow wow wow yippie yo yippie yay"

 

#32 2017-09-13 15:24:18

woofboxer
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Re: In Praise of Paraboots

Spotted in a shoe shop in Lyon - white Paraboot Michaels

I'll take a pass myself but they've got someones name on them surely? A special summer look for Thee Captain perhaps?

https://s26.postimg.org/aunqaw789/IMG_1250.jpg


'I'm not that keen on the Average Look .......ever'. 
John Simons

 

#33 2017-09-13 18:02:59

stanshall
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Re: In Praise of Paraboots

/\  thee captain of the Lurve Boat possibly


"bow wow wow yippie yo yippie yay"

 

#34 2017-09-15 07:03:05

The Laird of Enfield
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Re: In Praise of Paraboots

woofboxer wrote:

Spotted in a shoe shop in Lyon - white Paraboot Michaels

I'll take a pass myself but they've got someones name on them surely? A special summer look for Thee Captain perhaps?

https://s26.postimg.org/aunqaw789/IMG_1250.jpg

Nurse Ratchett specials.

 

#35 2017-09-17 13:12:11

stanshall
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From: Gilligan's Island
Posts: 11020

Re: In Praise of Paraboots

The Laird of Enfield wrote:

woofboxer wrote:

Spotted in a shoe shop in Lyon - white Paraboot Michaels

I'll take a pass myself but they've got someones name on them surely? A special summer look for Thee Captain perhaps?

https://s26.postimg.org/aunqaw789/IMG_1250.jpg

Nurse Ratchett specials.

very much so

http://arkamasylum423.weebly.com/uploads/2/5/6/9/25695327/1798104.jpg?280


"bow wow wow yippie yo yippie yay"

 

#36 2017-09-17 13:47:18

AlexO
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Re: In Praise of Paraboots

plastic palm tree wrote:

Have recently joined the Paraboot club, taking delivery of a pair of Marron Chambords from the Object Style sale.  They have a strange white film on them... is this normal?  It seems to rub off so I assume its a byproduct of the leather treatment process.

Do you guys bother with the special Paraboot cream?

Hi, the white film is how Paraboot send them all to the stores and you are correct in thats it's just part of the leather treatment Paraboot apply to the shoes. I'm sure you've got it sorted by now but a polish will solve it.

Thanks for your custom by the way, I try to sneak a bit of Ivy into the shop when I can.

 

#37 2017-09-27 21:04:55

JDelage
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From: Seattle, WA
Posts: 668

Re: In Praise of Paraboots

Bought 3 pairs when I was in Paris a month or so ago: Neuilly in dark brown (cafe), Avignon in light brown (marron), and some super casual Reims slip ons in dark brown again. Note that they now have a few offerings in cordovan, but that often brings the price up close to 2X, not worth it for me.


The greatest productive force is human selfishness.

Robert A. Heinlein

 

#38 2017-09-28 03:00:13

Meehawl MacMurrachu
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Re: In Praise of Paraboots

Hi - any tips on where to buy them in Paris ?
Are they much cheaper as I'm in Boulogne at the moment and strangely they seem more expensive there than in the UK (John Simons etc)

 

#39 2017-09-28 03:29:04

woofboxer
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From: Staines-upon-Thames, Middlesex
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Re: In Praise of Paraboots

Meehawl MacMurrachu wrote:

Hi - any tips on where to buy them in Paris ?
Are they much cheaper as I'm in Boulogne at the moment and strangely they seem more expensive there than in the UK (John Simons etc)

I have found this during several trips to France. Even now, with a weak Pound, they are significantly cheaper in the UK, in some instances 40 or 50 cheaper. So best to have a look in the Paraboot shops, try a few on, but buy them when you get home.

No idea why they should be more expensive in France, they have the same 20% VAT rate (sales tax). But then a lot of things are more expensive in France for no apparent reason it seems. I also have no idea why they still let their dogs crap on the sidewalk and why so many of them don't seem to bath or shower.


'I'm not that keen on the Average Look .......ever'. 
John Simons

 

#40 2017-09-28 07:31:29

Chief Brody
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Re: In Praise of Paraboots

I always liked this quote from Killing Zoe:

http://m.imdb.com/title/tt0110265/quotes

 

#41 2017-09-28 07:33:13

JDelage
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From: Seattle, WA
Posts: 668

Re: In Praise of Paraboots

If you have a non-French passport you should be able to get the "detaxe", that is to say the paper work you need to request a VAT refund. That lowers the price quite a bit.

I generally buy mines on rue du Faubourg St Honore. That store is also close to the Carmina store on avenue de l'Opera (but Carmina's prices are such that I didn't buy anything during my last trip).


The greatest productive force is human selfishness.

Robert A. Heinlein

 

#42 2017-09-28 08:19:20

McGeorge Bundyburger
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Re: In Praise of Paraboots

/\
I've a feeling the "detaxe" option only applies to non-EU passport holders.  Which in fairness will work for our British TI brothers in a year or so...

 

#43 2017-09-28 08:25:40

JDelage
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From: Seattle, WA
Posts: 668

Re: In Praise of Paraboots

I don't know whether it works for the UK right now.


The greatest productive force is human selfishness.

Robert A. Heinlein

 

#44 2017-09-29 10:02:46

woofboxer
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From: Staines-upon-Thames, Middlesex
Posts: 6079

Re: In Praise of Paraboots

https://s26.postimg.org/e3r0gh2pl/IMG_1277.jpg

Gave the Michaels a clean up ready for the winter.

'Are you a farmer?'

'Of course, oui!'

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0pL-b4gSi3Q


'I'm not that keen on the Average Look .......ever'. 
John Simons

 

#45 2017-10-01 05:09:42

woofboxer
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From: Staines-upon-Thames, Middlesex
Posts: 6079

Re: In Praise of Paraboots

Shilling for John Simons - currently has Paraboot Avignons in three colours for 240 a pair.

http://www.johnsimons.co.uk/paraboot-avignon-cafe/


'I'm not that keen on the Average Look .......ever'. 
John Simons

 

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