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post #31 of 42
Wow. I need to look in to this!
post #32 of 42
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Originally Posted by thinman
Pictures when they arrive, please!! Those boots are gorgeous and I love monkstraps!

Baron, how did you go about determining your correct size? It's doubtful I can make it to Richmond to visit Franco's, but I've been coveting Marteganis for nearly a year. I haven't ordered because the toes look narrow and I've never tried on anything by Martegani.

I bought a pair of the pebble grain, vibram soled chukkas over a year ago. I guessed on the size - they were returnable if I was wrong. Since then I had a pair of dark brown/burgandy monks custom made, and I've ordered the leather soled dark brown monk boots. These actually came in the fall, but Ron made an honest mistake and marked the order form for laces instead of the monk strap. I had a opportunity to take that pair at a discount, but I opted to wait for the new pair. I'm hoping they'll come soon. I really like both pairs of Marteganis I own now. Nice construction, fit, comfort, etc. I'd recommend you order off the site. If the fit isn't right, I'm sure you can return them an only be out the shipping costs.
post #33 of 42
how many wear boots year round?
post #34 of 42
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Originally Posted by Baron
I bought a pair of the pebble grain, vibram soled chukkas over a year ago. I guessed on the size - they were returnable if I was wrong. Since then I had a pair of dark brown/burgandy monks custom made, and I've ordered the leather soled dark brown monk boots. These actually came in the fall, but Ron made an honest mistake and marked the order form for laces instead of the monk strap. I had a opportunity to take that pair at a discount, but I opted to wait for the new pair. I'm hoping they'll come soon. I really like both pairs of Marteganis I own now. Nice construction, fit, comfort, etc. I'd recommend you order off the site. If the fit isn't right, I'm sure you can return them an only be out the shipping costs.

I just might do that. These shell cordovan shoes have been calling me for the past year (but I thought they used to have a monkstrap very much like it):



They also have some austerity brogues that are great!
post #35 of 42
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Originally Posted by s0upb0ne
how many wear boots year round?
Chukkas are the only "dress" boots that I wear, and I most certainly wear them year round.
post #36 of 42
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Originally Posted by s0upb0ne
how many wear boots year round?

I do, even though Tucson can be very hot in the summer... I have the Grenson Ilkley country brogue with the commando sole, Facconable brown suede chukka boots, CT/Loake black/pattern leather chukka boots (and my Vasque GTX hiking boots, lol).
Boots are great. I need more of them .
post #37 of 42




and my personal favorites:



post #38 of 42
Identify these boots, please! I recognize the 2nd pair as Brioni (from an ebay auction several months ago) I think, but the rest are unfamiliar.
post #39 of 42
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Originally Posted by Baron
Identify these boots, please! I recognize the 2nd pair as Brioni (from an ebay auction several months ago) I think, but the rest are unfamiliar.
S. Branchini
Brioni
What is your guess?
John Lobb Gamay
post #40 of 42
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Originally Posted by whnay.
S. Branchini
Brioni
What is your guess?
John Lobb Gamay


Tony Lama
All that Western accoutrement is some kind of sign, but I honestly don't know.
post #41 of 42
Vass Chuckas on U last in dark brown or suede
post #42 of 42
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Originally Posted by JLibourel
My $.02 (and that's about all it's worth):

Chukkas? Yes, love 'em! Chelseas? Yes, but I've never owned any. Jodpurs, maybe. Others, perhaps, but probably not. I know that some of the shoe mavens of these fora do like ankle-high lace-ups with "dress shoe" styling and construction, but they're not my taste. Such footgear impressed me as "retro" and "old-mannish" back when I first began to take an interest in such matters about 50 years ago, and I've never seen fit to change my opinion in the passage of a half-century.

Ankle-high laceup boots are fine in the role of outdoor boots or work boots, of course.

Just to show that "consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds" (Wasn't it Emerson who said that?), within two days of my original post, specifically, "Others, perhaps, but probably not," I just ordered the discontinued Allen-Edmonds York boot in brown--a zipper dress boot with what looks like a 7-inch upper to judge from my old catalogs. Partly, I just thought it would be something different from the bals and bluchers I usually wear. Mostly, though, it was because I could get them at thieves' price from the outlet--$109. (They retailed for $315 when most A-E dress shoes went for $285.)
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