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weird, is it just me or do the photos for the beeswax option look much lighter than they should?
Also, Amazon has similar sizes at the same price ($59.95): [link]
Dunno how frugal this really is compared to other Bushacre sales, but I suppose it's not bad.
Tbh I have no idea. I can check for you tonight. I wear 10 and I do remember there being a little extra room so probably 10.5 TTS.
Here's the amazon listing I purchased from: [link]
I leave in two day, and I'm confused about if I need to bring my own running shoes or not. I know that the shoes that I need to bring need to be closed toed, but they don't have to be running shoes because running shoes will be proved? If that is the case, will it be ok to bring my boots Clarks desert boots?
Kind of sounds like you just want a black CDB. The bushacre II is cheap on amazon right now in black
if these are your "moccasin style dress shoes", then what you're looking for are chukkas (or the "desert boot").
I've got a pair of those clarks, and really like them, though the soles are a super weird soft rubber material that will wear at the edges and darken quickly, but they find a balance pretty quick, so you don't need to worry about eating through the sole super fast.
I also just picked up another pair from CK, which have a much nicer sole, but are super narrow for my usual tastes.
I've been planning on buying the Clarks Bushacre Desert Boots but I'll be travelling to New York in the end of December, and I wanted to know if it can handle, cold and wet weather? Is there anyone who's tried them out before and can vouch for them?
I have desert boots which are basically the same except for the gum rubber sole. They are the most versatile shoes I wear. You can get them cheaper on Amazon though. Clarks Men's Bushacre 2 Boot,Beeswax Leather,10 M US [link]
You can look for buschacres instead, they will generally be cheaper.
You can also check for gently used on ebay to get deals as well.
Sole and insole and inner lining of the boots. It's little details but either way, one is say 25% better than the other. Makes sense at least because one is about that much more expensive.
Ah yes I've been spoiled being close to downtown etc. I think your best bet is to order a pair online through amazon. like this: [link]
US site, $67 USD is around 87 CAD. Add in shipping and duty fee which you get a return on you'll spend around 105 CAD.
Also check out the Bay clearance sections. It's like going to winners but you can get lucky on some things.
I've been living with only the contents of my 46 liter Osprey and a single plastic tub of clothing for about six months now. I could do without the tub of clothing easily (and have for weeks at a time while traveling), just more convenient to not have to do laundry every 4 days and also get fresh clean clothes every day.
My recommendation is to break up with a long term partner and let her keep everything. I never wanted all that stuff to begin with and it's awesome to own so little. I could be ready (and have been) for an international 4 week flight in less than 30 minutes.
Contents are pretty basic.
Clothes/jackets all packed in packing cubes. Makes it much easier to get what you want without tearing your bag apart. Toiletries in their own toiletry bag.
The shorts and underwear can be hand washed very quickly and dry within 20 minutes. I can dress up nice enough for anything except formal weddings or funerals.
Oh, and some wool socks. One long pair for boots and pants, a few very short (no show) pairs for shorts and loafers.
Only thing I would change is making the khakis and shirts wool. But that shit is expensive. And reduce number of shirts to two or three since drying wool shirts is much faster than cotton and don't get smelly after a single day.
One more thing that is probably my favorite is a travel backpack that can stuff into a small pouch. I use it constantly and it's super small and light. I have the Amazon Basics one.
The tub of extra clothing just has a lot of extra socks (all the same pair so no hunting and matching needed), extra underwear (all ex officio), jeans (which I don't travel with but will wear at home, again multiple pairs of the exact same brand/style/size), extra grey v-neck tshirts (I own about a dozen of the same shirt, but only travel with about 4 or 5), and more dress shirts so I can look nice on a day-to-day basis. I care less about looking "nice" when traveling which is why I only take one. Tub also has several extra workout shorts and shirts, again all the same brand/style.
My dress shirts are the only thing I own that has variation. They're all the same brand and fit, just different colors/patterns.
Things I carry on myself: phone, gum, wallet, keys. Wallet is only driver's license, debit and credit card, folded up blank check, a single business card, and about $100 cash. I use a binder clip to keep it together because even the slimmest wallets more than double the bulk. Key chain has 3 keys and and a utilikey but nothing else. Very handy having a knife that makes it through TSA, in addition to a screwdriver and bottle opener.
If anyone likes the Chukka style but doesn't want to spend $229, I wore these when I had to wear business casual for years:
Clarks Desert Boot
Clarks Men's Bushacre 2
they'd definitely work
Like the "Dark Brown" ones here (not the beeswax ones you see when you click the link):
Unfortunate. Above your price range, but J. Crew also sells them. Bushacres are also a cheaper alternative.
Not sure what your size is, but if it's 9.5 D(M) US, it's $54.41 for beeswax with prime.
The ubiquitous Clarks Bushacre 2 is worth mentioning, because you can grab them for less than $70 shipped in the US. I usually wear holes through the soles of shoes within 6-9 months, and while those holes have started showing up at the 10 month mark, the upper is fine even though I don't really take care of them. It's not uncommon for the Bushacres to be on /r/frugalmalefashion for $65. Journeys and Macys carry them for $79-$120. Let me know if you want pictures.
Florsheim and John Varvatos offer some options with a dressier look around the same price, though I can't offer any first hand experience with them.
Browsing through /r/goodyearwelt may be of benefit to you if you're looking for high-quality, made to last footwear. Goodyear welting means the upper is stitched to the midsole, so when the sole wears out a cobbler can replace it. These shoes tend to be pricier, starting around $200 new for the decent stuff with the diminishing returns coming in around the $800 mark for most people, but in general, you get what you pay for.
Here's a great article on chukka options to look into should you decide to spend a bit more.
Clarks does a beeswax leather version that should be more water resistant. But I think you will still get some leaking at the seam where the upper is stitched to the sole. You could try and waterproof the stitching, but it could get messy
the clarks bushacre 2 is recommended pretty often and looks good with just about anything. maybe a hair more than you want to spend, but they're good shoes.