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I peruse other sites from time to time.  One site is doing a shoe collaboration with Carmina.  After hundreds of requests (mostly for boots), Carmina is making one pair of derby's and 4 pairs of boots for the group.  My question is, when did boots (Jodphurs, Jumpers, etc.) become so wanted, and why?  I own a pair of work boots and a pair of suede Chukkas.  I guess I'm confuddled by all of it.

Boots seem to have been way more popular in the early 1900's than they are today. If you live in a colder climate, and like to spend a lot of your spare time outdoors, wearing boots makes all kind of sense. For people who wear them in warmer places, I guess it's for aesthetic reasons. I certainly like the look of a pair of boots with no/little break trousers.
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Boots seem to have been way more popular in the early 1900's than they are today. If you live in a colder climate, and like to spend a lot of your spare time outdoors, wearing boots makes all kind of sense. For people who wear them in warmer places, I guess it's for aesthetic reasons. I certainly like the look of a pair of boots with no/little break trousers.

 

They do make more sense in colder/wetter climates, but the ones people buy are generally not very suitable for that. Both my boots are too nice for heavy rain/snow/salt/mud. It's a bit silly. If i'm ever getting another pair of boots they'll have rubber soles, storm welt, water resistant, and something like pebble grain leather.

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I peruse other sites from time to time.  One site is doing a shoe collaboration with Carmina.  After hundreds of requests (mostly for boots), Carmina is making one pair of derby's and 4 pairs of boots for the group.  My question is, when did boots (Jodphurs, Jumpers, etc.) become so wanted, and why?  I own a pair of work boots and a pair of suede Chukkas.  I guess I'm confuddled by all of it.

Boots seem to have been way more popular in the early 1900's than they are today. [...]

 

In fact the dress boot was more popular than shoes around the turn of the century as footwear when wearing a suit.  (Edit:  I'm talking about classic style in Britain.)

 

Of course Chelsea-inspired dress boots had a huge resurgence in the 60s owing to the Beatles and other "British Invasion" pop groups.  During the same period non-dress boots (including motorcycle-style boots) also became quite popular in certain sections of the counterculture.

 

In short, it ebbs and flows.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

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Behavioral economics and psychology update:
Today's speaker is David Pizarro from Cornell speaking about the emotional side of irrationality.
Harvard and UCLA will be represented the remainder of the week, but Ariely will be holding research meetings a few afternoons too, which I will try to attend during nap times.

Carry on.
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Edited by The Noodles - 7/21/15 at 12:37pm
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Professions of Noodlers


  • The purpose of this is to find out what you do for living. Why? Why not?
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[ User ID - Profession - Specialty - Year You Started ]

The Noodles - CPA - Financial Reporting & Audit - Since 2005

Professional hit man. 20 years. Good money, but tough on the wardrobe and dry cleaning bills.
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Noodles, make an appointment with Steed:

Washington DC

Friday 23rd October 2015

Hay Adams Hotel

800, 16th Street NW

Washington

DC 20006

Tel: (202) 638-6600
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Noodles, make an appointment with Steed:

Washington DC

Friday 23rd October 2015

Hay Adams Hotel

800, 16th Street NW

Washington

DC 20006

Tel: (202) 638-6600

Just booked my appointment. Excited.
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Noodles, make an appointment with Steed:

Washington DC

Friday 23rd October 2015

Hay Adams Hotel

800, 16th Street NW

Washington

DC 20006

Tel: (202) 638-6600

A-W-E-S-O-M-E :slayer:

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Just booked my appointment. Excited.

Booked mine.

 

SF'ers unite!

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Fedora, OTC socks, Belgian loafers. Nothing else

#sprezz

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Noodles, make an appointment with Steed:

Washington DC

Friday 23rd October 2015

Hay Adams Hotel

800, 16th Street NW

Washington

DC 20006

Tel: (202) 638-6600

You boys buy some quite expensive toys - handsome stuff, but quite steep prices. Of course, I want to see the results of these forays into sartorial splendor (as does everyone else in these fora!).
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You boys buy some quite expensive toys - handsome stuff, but quite steep prices. Of course, I want to see the results of these forays into sartorial splendor (as does everyone else in these fora!).

 

I've lived out of a backpack for 2 months. What's sartorial splendor again? I'm guessing it doesn't have much to do with wearing white V neck T's and wearing the same pair of shorts too many days in a row.

 

Is that what happens when you have more than 2 pairs of shorts?

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You boys buy some quite expensive toys - handsome stuff, but quite steep prices. Of course, I want to see the results of these forays into sartorial splendor (as does everyone else in these fora!).

To be fair, MTO is only ~1800

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To be fair, MTO is only ~1800
Are his MTM/MTO suits made in England or India like those of his ex-colleague Thomas Mahon
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