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post #1 of 19
Thread Starter 
ok, i already bought these two pair: pair 1 pair 2 and was kinda wanting these: pair 3 pair 4 what makes the last 2 pair retail at 595 and the first two at signif lower, and also are the two lace-ups basically the same and am i just wanting 2 of basically the same thing?
post #2 of 19
Better quality suede, better construction (Goodyear as opposed to rapid Blake for the Salterbeck).
post #3 of 19
pair 3 is 'benchmade in england'. i guess that makes a difference. pair 4 looks cool and has a leather sole, but i wouldn't pay $600 for anything with velcro on it.
post #4 of 19
Wow, the Salterbeck is a dead ringer for the C&J Dainite-soled chukka models, other than the "Polo" embossed where the Dainite logo goes. From the angle that Grapevinehill shot those pics, it's ambiguous whether that's a molded faux channel or if there are stitches in there, so I wouldn't want to guess whether those are Goodyear welted or not without seeing the shoes IRL. If those aren't really C&Js, then they've sure done a fine job of knocking them off.
post #5 of 19
The last pair, the Aviemore, is an amazing looking boot. If you are getting these to wear with your new jeans, they'll look phenomenal.
post #6 of 19
I just won #3, and hopefully should get them tomorrow, so I'll let you know what I think then. That being said, #1 and #3 completely overlap in terms of when you would wear them. Except that #1 is probably made in Italy and #3 should be made by Crockett and Jones, assuming the benchmade in England is not a typo. If you already have #1, and like it, no point in getting #3 unless you prefer to wear suede chukkas frequently. #2 and #4 substantially overlap. Also no point in having both. I don't think #4 is a C&J boot, but I could be wrong.
post #7 of 19
The salterbeck boots are made in Italy, according to the photo on bluefly. They look damn good, let us know how they turn out.
post #8 of 19
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The salterbeck boots are made in Italy, according to the photo on bluefly. They look damn good, let us know how they turn out.
I'd forgotten that I'd seen those on Bluefly before. They look a lot more C&J-like when you see the soles in the Grapevinehill pics.
post #9 of 19
I'm curious when people think that it is "acceptable" to wear this color of suede boot. Fall and winter, certainly. But spring and summer? (I have a nice pair I'd like to wear then but am hesitant.)
post #10 of 19
I never wear boots in the Summer, Fall and Winter are good, early Spring, maybe...waterproof them as well.... Nice goots btw.
post #11 of 19
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Better quality suede, better construction (Goodyear as opposed to rapid Blake for the Salterbeck).
What the difference between rapid blake and regular blake? Or is rapid blake just another name for blake?
post #12 of 19
Go for Boot 4. Those are great. They'll look great with jeans. You can wear Boot 2 when you're feeling less rugged.
post #13 of 19
Thread Starter 
i assume nobody's gonna sneak in and bid against me (angry face)
post #14 of 19
not when you do (angry face) they're not.
post #15 of 19
Any thoughts on the maker of pair number 4?
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