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Friends wedding - I wore this to church this morning. My first real post here actually. Took these with the iPhone - I don't know how to spoiler the pics so I'm sorry about that.






Edited by MGD83 - 3/15/14 at 4:16pm
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Looks great MGD83. I am sure your friends appreciate you taking the effort for their wedding.
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Originally Posted by Holdfast View Post
 

 

On dry ground: crepe-soled chukkas

On wet but relatively clean ground: dainite-soled shoes or boots

If there's going to be mud: rubber-soled boots

 

Bear in mind, my definition of "substantial amount of walking" probably varies to yours, with mine being far shorter distances I'm sure. If you're going to walk seriously long distances in the countryside, consider getting properly-sized decent hiking boots.

Crepe soled chukkas sound interesting, but I'm not sure how big a fan I am of crepe soles. I also have back issues, so I'm not sure if they're the best soles. I might try a pair of clarks since they'll go with some of my less formal work outfits as well in the fall. Interesting tip!

I have a pair of timberland boots for the hiking stuff, but I wouldn't consider those dressy at all.

 

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My ancient Ariat Cobalt Pro paddock boots.  Most comfortable footwear I’ve ever owned.  I bitterly regret not having taken better care of them, since they don’t make them any more.

 

This is an old photo.  They're looking better these days.

 

Edit (for context and clarity):  When I'm doing 'a substantial amount of walking' it is typically not on urban sidewalks and not when wearing a tie.  Pasture or woods more likely, with a button-down collar oxford shirt and odd sport coat.  However, a cleaned and polished pair of paddock/chelsea boots (which the one in the photo is obviously not) can certainly go quite nicely with odd jacket/trouser/tie combinations even in an urban environment in my opinion.  Others might find them too countrified in that context, I expect.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

 

 

Those look amazing. Actually, I traded a few pairs of shoes that I don't wear for a pair of okay-ish (donald pliner) brown chelsea boots. When the soles on those wear out, I might have them replaced with vibram soles or such so I can just romp around town with them and still be able to wear them to work from time to time. The leather on them is okay and I wouldn't mind beating up on them and given that the soles are rumored to split it might be a good idea to have them resoled like this.

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This is an interesting question and I've been pondering the same. Before getting sucked down the rabbit hole of SF I clomped all around Paris and London in a pair of three holer Doc Marten shoes, which fitted the bill from a utilitarian standpoint but hardly from a stylistic one. Like your respondent I've been contemplating the holy grail pair of rubber soled Chelsea boots but those I've seen so far are either outrageously expensive or else no less clumpy than the DMs. I await further suggestions while I continue on the quest!

Yeah. I know the feeling. I think I might try having a pair of leather soled chelseas resoled since it'll be much cheaper. I'm interested to see how it turns out.

 

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Rubber-soled brogues.

 

Hmmmm. intriguing.

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Those look amazing. Actually, I traded a few pairs of shoes that I don't wear for a pair of okay-ish (donald pliner) brown chelsea boots. When the soles on those wear out, I might have them replaced with vibram soles or such so I can just romp around town with them and still be able to wear them to work from time to time.  [...]

 

I would encourage anyone reading this who's shopping around for something like you describe to at least check out the real equestrian version (which the Ariats are, of course).  The good ones are constructed to absorb the stresses of riding, which is why they're so comfortable, and the soles are made to cope with the wear and tear of the stirrups, and provide grip in a situation where there's more at stake than when you're just walking.  People might decide against them, which is fine, but it's always worth considering new options, I think.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

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[...] I'm sure the vast majority looking in on this thread would prefer to see pictures rather than this pathetic bickering. [...]

Indeed! So can you please stop your bickering? Thank you.
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I would encourage anyone reading this who's shopping around for something like you describe to at least check out the real equestrian version (which the Ariats are, of course).  The good ones are constructed to absorb the stresses of riding, which is why they're so comfortable, and the soles are made to cope with the wear and tear of the stirrups, and provide grip in a situation where there's more at stake than when you're just walking.  People might decide against them, which is fine, but it's always worth considering new options, I think.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

 

You're referring to roper style pull ons?

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Hmmmm. intriguing.

I'm vegetarian, so my shoe choice is limited, and I wasn't sure about the pair I wear a lot when I bought them (they're a chestnut-ish brown pair from Brave Gentleman, no longer shown on the site), but I've found them really versatile since I picked them up. Shot side-on the soles look pretty obnoxious, but when you're actually wearing the shoes, they're much less obvious. I don't drive so I do quite a lot of walking around (mainly in the city) and I've found myself wearing them pretty much any time I'm wearing something more-than-sneakerworthy but not quite dress-oxfordworthy (or just foresee more walking than is comfortably feasible in hard soled oxfords).

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You're referring to roper style pull ons?

 

No.  Those are western.  I'm referring to the pull-on English-style paddock boots of which those in my photo are an example. 

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by Academic2 View Post
 

 

No.  Those are western.  I'm referring to the pull-on English-style paddock boots of which those in my photo are an example. 

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

 

 

 


Gotcha.
Danke!

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Originally Posted by size 38R View Post
 

@Claghorn  my shirt was ironed, (hastily i admit) the tie knot was as regular as yours.   and the only thing different to one of your fits was my cardigan. which will see plenty of use until spring.

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really ladies, if another member posted my fit?  it would get thumbs. i know that. 

 

  now i have a tripod, i will try harder to get better comments.  even if you guys slam it just for fun. or team up. as you know, i am not a troll, and will try better to win you guys over. even if my style is different.   and when i like a fit, i thumb it . but rarely comment negatively on another member's fit.  - even crusty sitting with his button's fastened, which is a classic no-no. 

 

and yes troll,(not you clags) i wear the cardigan 2-3 times a week. so it gets in a few fitpics.  seriously, pics or STFU. please, amaze me.

 

i do not try to impress, or fit in. I only push others to try new things, and do not expect them to dress like me, but to explore their own options.

 

i am known here (in other threads) as generous, and helpful . i will not stop until we accept each other's differences, and learn from eachother.   this is the forum's purpose,   and the recent debate forced me to wear something simillar to a Claghorn fit.   so i am trying on my end.

And honestly, i liked it,  even with the brown cords.  but the jacket,tie,shirt and square were taken from his playbook.  so props to claghorn, for making me try something different.   you guys might like where this leads.......

 

 

I think you might have me confused with someone else in terms of the knot and the collar comment. But I do appreciate becoming the symbol for the blue, brown and gray. I think maybe Timo wears it more, as well as perhaps Henry Carter, but it's definitely my favorite combination and the one that gets the most wear.

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I think you might have me confused with someone else in terms of the knot and the collar comment. But I do appreciate becoming the symbol for the blue, brown and gray. I think maybe Timo wears it more, as well as perhaps Henry Carter, but it's definitely my favorite combination and the one that gets the most wear.

The Henry Carter that discovered the tomb of Tutenkhamun? He posts here?
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@ ImtheGroom-   Howard Carter

 

 

Southernstyle-   congrats on the big step 

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Indeed! So can you please stop your bickering? Thank you.

But Miss, he started it!

Take another look and you'll notice I was minding my own business before I got pulled into this load of bollocks. Just fighting my corner, that's all!biggrin.gif


@ RTC beware of crepe soled desert boots. I have a couple of pairs of Clark's and they are great 'weekend' footwear, but they don't offer much in the way of arch support etc, so I reckon would be hard on the ol' dogs if you are walking in them all day.
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