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post #16 of 86
the katahdins dude FOR REAL... russell mocs are expensive as fuck,
post #17 of 86
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Originally Posted by ssnyc View Post
As I type, it's a brisk 65 degrees in NYC. I'm trying to get a jump on the cold weather by shopping for boots now. I've been stomping around in my Common Projects mid-top Military Trainers during the messy winter months. I think its now time to upgrade.

My only requirements are:

Somewhat durable and somewhat good looking.

I've been looking at:
Red Wing 875 which satisfy the former but maybe not the latter?

A.P.C. Leather sole work boots look nice but fragile...


Thoughts? Suggestions?

My vote, not knowing more, is the new RedWing jCrew boot (beautiful in person and on my to-buy list asap). The sole is ideal for the occasional city snow/rain/ice, which the 875 crepe sole is not (although, as a city dweller myself, the crepe sole is great for pavement walking).

Some questions:

Is this boot for city weekend/casual wear only?

Will it need to do double-duty at work on crappy days (i.e. as a semi-dress boot)?

Weekends in the country in mud, harsher conditions? Work boot? Hiking? Sport? Farming? Cow tipping?

What do you expect to get from this boot in terms of wear: a good scuffed patina or something that can polish up real nice when needed?
post #18 of 86
What about Timberlands? I swore I wouldnt wear them anymore but I just wrote a post on my site about the collete timberland and timberlands abington collection. I probably will not want the collette timberlands but the abington collection has a refined look that seems more conducive for style minded people..


http://uristocrat.com/2009/09/27751/



http://uristocrat.com/2009/09/27829/
post #19 of 86
The abington collection isn't bad.. it might be worth checking out. how much do they go for? is apropersite the only place to find them?
post #20 of 86
The TimberlandBootCompany has some very nice boots - in limited qualities though....mainly through pre-order
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These are named "Tackheads" also available in blk/gry
LL
post #21 of 86
I have Timberland deer-leather boots, and they are very tough. Timberland has a bit rough style, but the boots survive a nuclear catastrophy.
post #22 of 86
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by riraito View Post
As much as I hate newbie threads, I love reading about boots for fall.
Please excuse the "newbie" thread as my brethren with 104 posts calls it , but thanks for the suggestions and direction to related threads. I think I'm gonna go more streetstyle instead of office appropriate, since I do more pavement pounding than desk sitting nowadays (and I could always do a quick change at the office if needed). That said, I'm now on a mission to find either one of these abington's locally.
post #23 of 86
Depending on what you are looking for, I'd also say taking a look at Timberlands may be worth it. I got the Timberland Earthkeepers 6 inch boot for under $100 last year (regularly around $160) and they are great boots both on the farm during the weekend and also in the city with a pair of jeans.
post #24 of 86
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by riraito View Post
The abington collection isn't bad.. it might be worth checking out. how much do they go for? is apropersite the only place to find them?

http://www.timberland.com/shop/abingtonList.html
post #25 of 86
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+1

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Originally Posted by Vernon-Dozier View Post
Already been discussed here...

http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=129230

Also, check out the Redwings at jcrew.com (someone today posted a nice pic in the recent purchases thread) and the new collection at wolverine1000mile.com

+1
post #26 of 86
How about Dr. Martens? The Made in England boots are much higher quality than the more recent regular Chinese made ones. They come in basic black or cherry. I have the cherry and love them.

-Ian
post #27 of 86
i'm considering a black or brown rough-out White's Lace-to-Toe Smoke Jumper or these: White's Northwest lace-to-toe ***cross-posted from Red Wings GT vs. Alden Indy thread
post #28 of 86
I have these: http://www.llbean.com/webapp/wcs/sto...Id=1&langId=-1


They're fantastic. Warm, comfortable, durable, and I think they've aged well too:

post #29 of 86
Rick Owens
post #30 of 86
You can definietely wear boots with a leather sole during winter, even on icy sidewalks/streets, you just need to add a thin rubber sole to the boots beforehand and treat the leather sidewalls of the sole with a sealent/waterproof lubricant or spray, its worked for me over the past years without issues and no slipping on ice or moisture getting in the boots either, works like a charm imho......
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