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post #31 of 58
There's also RM Williams to be considered, now $173 at http://www.bootsonline.com.au/default1.htm

...sounds like and ad, doesn't it.
post #32 of 58
Dear Sir,
I noticed that you mentioned Working Boots. Here is the best option I can come up with. This picture is showing a pair of Derby Boots made in Reversed Waxed Calf, which means you have the flesh side out. This is a very old method to avoid scratches and damage to the surface. The flesh side also allow you to keep the boot well greased, this to prevent water penetration. After some time you bone the surface of the boot, followed by a mixture of cod lever oil and sheep tallow. It sounds terrible, but when mixed it smells very fresh and nice.
You wount get a polished surface with that treatment, but if you need a more bright finish you may use ordinary shoe polish with the highest possible wax content. I hope you find what you are looking for! In the end of the day, it depends on how much you can spend, I suppose?
post #33 of 58
Thanks j...

Maybe I should rethink my Alden of Carmel plans...
post #34 of 58
When I hear work boots, I think Wesco! They have a good line of RTW work boots and make MTM as well, select a style on the web site then choose custom order to see the options available. There's a 7 week turn around on custom orders, it was 24 weeks the first time I ordered from them. Other then a one time $25.00 fitting charge (if you don't fit a standard size boot/shoe), there MTM boots cost exactly the same as their RTW. Dmntd
post #35 of 58
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Originally Posted by j

Charles Tyrwhitt/Loake Chelsea boots, post-antiquing:


I WANT THOSE!
post #36 of 58
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Originally Posted by Oddly Familiar
I WANT THOSE!
Are you a US 11/11.5? I've been considering selling them and getting a pair of the next size down...
post #37 of 58
My CT chukkas, after several polishings, are getting close to how j's look. My creases aren't nearly as nice though. That may be due to my polishing inexperience.
post #38 of 58
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Originally Posted by dusty
My CT chukkas, after several polishings, are getting close to how j's look. My creases aren't nearly as nice though. That may be due to my polishing inexperience.
Do you have buildup in the creases? I don't use a lot of polish on the parts that crease, because it just cracks off.
post #39 of 58
I'm not sure what it is. It looks like I'm not getting anything in the creases. I've never noticed any cracking.
post #40 of 58
With the currency exchange rate a little better versus the pound, buying the actual Loake model from Pediwear appears to be the cheaper option.
post #41 of 58
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Originally Posted by dusty
I'm not sure what it is. It looks like I'm not getting anything in the creases. I've never noticed any cracking.
Oh yeah - there are trees in those as pictured. That may have something to do with it.

Also, the tighter your shoes fit, within reason, the better looking the creases will be.
post #42 of 58
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Originally Posted by j
EG Belt in context:




Charles Tyrwhitt/Loake Chelsea boots, post-antiquing:


regarding this belt, if it is based on an old military style, then inevitably if we all search google hard enough it will be easy to find a non-brand generic version of this belt.

as cool as it is, I'm sure there will be exact same ones for about £20 somewhere surely?
post #43 of 58
True.

EDIT: I would have to believe the EG belt is made to different specs than this one.

This one's a little pricier, and auf Deutsch. "Thus you become as fast loose your trousers as the fire-brigade!"
post #44 of 58
Does anyone have any experiece with Red Wing or Chippewa boots that could tell me which ones they prefer?

Red Wing makes a line of boots that they only market to Europe and Japan. They are more of the classic/vintage style that I really like.
Check out this pair for example:
http://www.volls.de/shop/index.php?c...uct=RW-24-1909

Chippewa also has some nice vintage inspired styles.
post #45 of 58
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Originally Posted by shoreman1782
True.

EDIT: I would have to believe the EG belt is made to different specs than this one.
Um.. wow.

Wow.

Fok?
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