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Re: John Lofgren (Speedway)
« Reply #735 on: March 02, 2018, 08:11:58 pm »
I've had a pair of the John Lofgren Champion persimmon-dyed sneakers for the last year and a bit. They've seen occasional use, perhaps 3-4 times a month on average; and I consider myself a very 'light' user of footwear. I've only used them to walk around town and drive. I like them quite a bit, find them super comfy and considering getting a second pair on the denim color. However, I'm also concerned at what I find as premature aging on these.

The taped seams are what seems to be failing the test of time on mine. See both heels (pic below).

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The taped seam is also fraying between the eyelets (pic below)

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I'm wondering whether anyone else has experienced the same problems. I see @Haddtoo 555 uses his often as he posts pics. Any comments? Perhaps it only happens on the persimmon ones? Are the denim ones longer-lasting?
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Re: John Lofgren (Speedway)
« Reply #736 on: March 02, 2018, 08:36:21 pm »
 Can’t wait till mine look like that. I’m going to have to wear them more .  Unfortunately I spend most my time in work boots....That being said, I like these so much might have to get a back up pair before they become unavailable. I think I will  stop kicking them off, I have to untie all my sneakers before I put them on :-X , maybe even use a shoe horn to put them on....nah  ;)

They look well worn....I like that. Would you buy them again ? Or move on ?
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Re: John Lofgren (Speedway)
« Reply #737 on: March 13, 2018, 08:14:49 pm »
Where do you guys buy JL shoes in the US?  I know of selfedge and standard and strange but any other retailers?  Speedway via rakuten (https://global.rakuten.com/en/search/?sid=speedway-shop&tl=558885)?

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Re: John Lofgren (Speedway)
« Reply #738 on: March 13, 2018, 09:17:06 pm »
Can’t wait till mine look like that. I’m going to have to wear them more .  Unfortunately I spend most my time in work boots....That being said, I like these so much might have to get a back up pair before they become unavailable. I think I will  stop kicking them off, I have to untie all my sneakers before I put them on :-X , maybe even use a shoe horn to put them on....nah  ;)

They look well worn....I like that. Would you buy them again ? Or move on ?

Oops..missed your comments here @Haddtoo 555 .
I'll probably wait for the IH sneakers before getting the navy pair of JLs. I'm hoping the IH ones are a bit tougher than these.
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Re: John Lofgren (Speedway)
« Reply #739 on: March 21, 2018, 08:28:32 pm »
FIT CHECK: TSPTR x John Lofgren Vest

Not exactly sure if this belongs here but...

I bought this vest in both size M and L... my chest measurements are right at 41" around. The size M measures to around 44" and the L about 46"... Feel wise, the L feels a bit more comfortable to wear than the M. The M is a little snug through the waist and I feel like the length of the L is better... I can definitely feel the tightness through the waist in the M whereas the L has a little more room insiide.  That being said, I'm new-ish to wearing outerwear vests and not exactly sure how they are supposed to fit. What do you guys think? Large or medium or can't tell the difference?

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Re: John Lofgren (Speedway)
« Reply #740 on: March 21, 2018, 08:41:14 pm »
@tangfj I would go large. The M looks a little constricting in the midriff and closer fitting than it should be around the arms. The L looks great especially in the last pic and will offer more flexibility in the long run.

Also this thread normally gets quite a few responses if you'd like to ask there: https://www.ironheart.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=6887.msg377644#msg377644
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Re: John Lofgren (Speedway)
« Reply #741 on: March 21, 2018, 11:37:34 pm »
@tangfj I would go large. The M looks a little constricting in the midriff and closer fitting than it should be around the arms. The L looks great especially in the last pic and will offer more flexibility in the long run.

Also this thread normally gets quite a few responses if you'd like to ask there: https://www.ironheart.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=6887.msg377644#msg377644

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Re: John Lofgren Boots
« Reply #742 on: March 23, 2018, 08:38:19 pm »
Anybody has a pair of Engineers from this guys??

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Re: John Lofgren Boots
« Reply #743 on: April 16, 2018, 03:52:46 am »
I’ve got a black pair! Love them!!

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Re: John Lofgren Boots
« Reply #744 on: April 16, 2018, 09:22:55 pm »
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Finally was able to upload a pic! Lol

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Re: John Lofgren Boots
« Reply #745 on: May 22, 2018, 02:59:38 am »
Just ordered the Black Cat's from Standard and Strange.  Pretty pumped to finally add a pair of Lofgren's to the collection.  I'll post some photos/impressions when they come in later this week.

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Re: John Lofgren (Speedway)
« Reply #746 on: May 29, 2018, 07:52:20 pm »
Received my Black Cats by Lofgren and Standard & Strange on Friday.  Very pleased with the fit and shape of the boot.  The construction definitely lives up to the hype as well.  Will not be my last pair of Lofgrens.


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John Lofgren (Speedway)
« Reply #747 on: May 29, 2018, 08:04:42 pm »
^ Those Boots look wicked ^


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Re: John Lofgren (Speedway)
« Reply #748 on: May 30, 2018, 09:17:14 pm »
Those boots certainly do look awesome!

 I also do get 'Cuff Envy' when I see your boot posts.

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Re: John Lofgren (Speedway)
« Reply #749 on: May 30, 2018, 11:02:05 pm »
@bryaneidins thank you, sir.  Cuff is king.