I propose a variation on the boondocker:
Style: Service Boot
Leather: nat CXL roughout
Last: 2030 w unstructured toe
Toe cap: plain
Hardware: 7 antiqued brass eyelets
Not as interesting as any of the above but I'd get a lot of use out of it (& was considering it as a stand-alone MTO anyway) so maybe some others would feel the same.
(Should be draw eligible)
As one of the tiny mutants referred to in the above discussion, I don't have any problem with the way Epaulet are doing business. The extra costs are still mostly time rather than money and it's very rare for me to need a particular pair of trousers as an emergency.
Speaking of which, is there any of the Nightshade available for special order Walts?
Yeah, I just prefer the way a tipped grenadine hangs. I'm not big on the transparency of the untipped end either. I like the ones I have and will still wear them but don't think I'll get more.Untipped non-grenadines I'm fine with; all my Vandas are untipped and I wear them a lot.
^ That looks great. I recently bought the midnight blue and bitter chocolate grenadines untipped, and although I like seeing the untipped ties on others I think I will return to the self-tipped format in future. (I realise this is uncool and means I will probably get my lunch money stolen or something.)I have a couple of the challis wool solids (and have just ordered four more for A/W). The weave is fairly fine and they are not as woolly as you might expect before handling...
Thank you. I'm somewhat familiar with the Forest v Oscar, I have the Greeley on Forest and was looking at the differences v the WW2 boot on the Oscar.From the pictures you've put up those boots seem pretty much perfect as they are IMHO.Maybe, with a storm welt, York/dainite sole & burgundy shell (I am not hip enough for ruby).
What last was St Maier's original MTO made on? I really like the look of it that shape with the storm welt - I'm not convinced that the Robert last/flat welt would be an improvement for my purposes, I am not all that refined.
Just a thought, but is that the Sedgewick Australian Nut? The belt I have made of the Baker's Australian Nut seems to have more red tones in it than that, and sit somewhere between the two. Perhaps that might be an option?