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Posts by DocHolliday

If I were to start fretting about this sort of thing, I'd need to cull my sweater collection before taking on my footwear. Got some furry argyle Grover sweaters from the '60s you'd never see in the men's department today. And I have to confess to a fondness for a few of the elaborate "holiday" designs Ralph has put out. I have one that looks great on me but would look equally appropriate on my auntie.
I don't get jodhpurs myself. They look costumey, like they ought to be worn with a pith helmet. And it seems like your trou would always be getting caught on the harnessing. Not my cuppa. Not a big fan of shoe ornamentation in general, though, oddly, I love a clunky full brogue. I would think a Chelsea would seem at least as masculine to the average viewer as the monks that get such love on SF.
Elasticated boots were invented in the mid-1800s and enjoyed quite the vogue in the 19th century. Queen Victoria was said to be a fan.
I like the look of the gusset, as long as it doesn't have the leather Venetian blinds applied over top, as you sometimes see. Durability doesn't worry me, as mine have held up fine. Besides, I don't hold them out as sensible shoes of the conservative sort, and probably wouldn't suggest them for a fellow worried about long-term durability. For me, they have style, and I'll replace as necessary. They're require a bit of devil-may-care attitude, and I like that about them.
I don't care for them. The plainness is what appeals to me, and broguing just seems like clutter.
They're not for everyone, and that's part of their appeal.
They are sleek, minimalist, a bit 1960s, a bit 1800s, a touch horsey, quite city, a good bit mod and just the right degree of unusual. They go with everything, from denim to tweed to DJs. The true OneBoot.
I don't care for any of those. The darker blue one is the least bad, if you don't mind the coat looking like an uppity jean jacket.
My current lineup seems pretty ideal: Chelseas in golden brown calf, black calf and dark brown suede, along with chukkas in darkish brown suede and chestnut pebble grain.I also have a pair of Paul Smith Ricards I'd hate to give up, so I guess I need to expand the wardrobe to six. But I could get by with just the Chelseas in a pinch.
I and many likeminded fellows from the Edwardian era remain skeptical of this passing fancy for colorful shirts.
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