Originally Posted by thewho13
I would 100% throw down for the excavated boots.
Originally Posted by VLSI
Oh, too high credit card limits how you tempt me
There is no decision to be made, clearly. I can say, from experience, that my biggest retail regrets are things that I've passed up at full retail, rather than things that I bought on sale.
Originally Posted by rydenfan
Originally Posted by CHRK33
Agreed - the 8 eyelets sounds preferable to me.
We'd do the 8 eyelets on the more informal, Boondocker like boot. However, I think that we'd go 10 eyelets on the Excavated boot.
Originally Posted by DividedWay
Only thing that would prevent me from throwing down would be a non plain toe.
Originally Posted by stevent
8 or 10 work for me, do want the captoe though
I think that with an "Excavated" boot, we'd do 10 eyelets and a brogued toe cap. For me these choices would be more consistent with the image of a worn out, battered boot that was originally a dress uniform boot. I'd do the hobnailed heel as well, to really get that down right. There would be something a little more romantic, and little more gothic, in these choices.
For the "boondocker" like book, I think that plain toe would be the way to go, and 8 eyelets. I'm thinking of "On the Waterfront". Something that Marlon Brando or his crew might have worn:
The difference in the lasts - the 2030 for the Excavated boot, and 110 last for the modified boondocker, would reflect the different inspirations as well.