Heres what Im rocking recently I love these, but they're taking forever to break in. Heavy reverse calf. These are my snowboots.
I don't like these, uncomfortable and fragile, but the mismatched scarred leather is awesome. Gonna sell and get some Augusta or Avantindietro derbies, something fun to break in.
My favorite boots, I mainly wear these travelling because they're light, durable, really soft leather, sheepskin. Really durable. I've broken two sets of laces and gone through two resolings, the uppers are still good. Have been worn backpacking through Vietnam, India, Thailand, etc. for weeks on end. I don't like the creasing at the toe, but not really an option with sheepskin boots
the previously mentioned marsells, leather is awesome. Dirty from walking through mud, need to clean. Perfect boots, other than the toe-shape I don't like. I wear these through the snow in the winter to work.
worn less than 10 times
heres what a worn pair will look like. They're reversed waxed horse, as the wax finish wears off it will reveal a suede-like surface
not quite at the $700 mark are alden cordovan boots and jil horse derbies
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