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post #616 of 1092
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Originally Posted by Slewfoot View Post

While I don't have EG Shannons, I do have a pair of Vass boots with a few less holes that are all eyelets. It can be a bit annoying getting them on and off primarily because the laces often come out of the holes and then it takes time to put them back in. It's doable, but it just takes more time. My suggestion would be to compromise and get only 2 eyelets at the very top which would get noticed much less than the 4 which I imagine is what you're going after.

Thank you, Slew.

Regarding those Vass boots, do you mean the ones you're selling here? If I'm not mistaken, those are almost all speed hooks, correct? I was inquiring about the difficulty in getting into a balmoral boot without any speed hooks. I prefer the look of all blind eyelets on a balmoral boot, but I worry about the practicality of getting them on and off.
post #617 of 1092
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Originally Posted by dieworkwear View Post

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Thank you, Slew.
Regarding those Vass boots, do you mean the ones you're selling here? If I'm not mistaken, those are almost all speed hooks, correct?
I was inquiring about the difficulty in getting into a balmoral boot without any speed hooks. I prefer the look of all blind eyelets on a balmoral boot, but I worry about the practicality of getting them on and off.

one factor might be the length of the laces. speed hooks or all eyelets have nothing to do getting into a boot, imo. also the shannon has a pulling strap - a very unelegant one, imo.

i don't have bal boots but derby style boots. a high one witht speed hooks and two half boots with all eyelets. never had a problem.

funny and entertaining read, though.
post #618 of 1092
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Originally Posted by fritzl View Post

one factor might be the length of the laces. speed hooks or all eyelets have nothing to do getting into a boot, imo. also the shannon has a pulling strap - a very unelegant one, imo.
i don't have bal boots but derby style boots. a high one witht speed hooks and two half boots with all eyelets. never had a problem.
funny and entertaining read, though.

I hadn't really noticed the pull up strap until you mentioned it. I think you're right though. The boot would look better without them.

I don't think I've ever used the pull up straps on my other lace up boots. But maybe that's because they opened laces and speed hooks?

I'll ask EG if they can make a pair without the pull up straps. I assume it's possible.
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Cheaney?
post #621 of 1092
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Originally Posted by dieworkwear View Post

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I hadn't really noticed the pull up strap until you mentioned it. I think you're right though. The boot would look better without them.
I don't think I've ever used the pull up straps on my other lace up boots. But maybe that's because they opened laces and speed hooks?
I'll ask EG if they can make a pair without the pull up straps. I assume it's possible.

me too.

i'm not intended to sabotage your shannon plans, but if slews boots, i know it's a derby, are your size. you should have a look. it's a timeless piece.
post #622 of 1092
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Originally Posted by RifleQuality View Post

Thought since I finally joined up that I'd post the boots that Ron Rider via Leffot made up for my wedding last year.  Herringbone tweed uppers.  

 

 

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Great look and for a wedding!
post #623 of 1092
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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

Great look and for a wedding!

Reminds me of this photo, which I think was posted earlier in this thread

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post #624 of 1092
^ That's awesome. Guy looks like a boss. Lady on the other hand appears to be having second thoughts.

I have a similar looking balmoral by GMP and I've always wanted to wear it with my tux. I think now I will
post #625 of 1092
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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

^ That's awesome. Guy looks like a boss. Lady on the other hand appears to be having second thoughts.
I have a similar looking balmoral by GMP and I've always wanted to wear it with my tux. I think now I will

I think we need to bring back the practice of not smiling in photos.
post #626 of 1092
What are your thoughts on pant length/cuff with a balmoral boot? I prefer to wear boots over shoes in part because I like look the look the covered exposed ankle. I also like how balmoral boots like with a normal hem. Imo, a cuffs look better with balmorals shoes than balmoral boots
post #627 of 1092
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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

What are your thoughts on pant length/cuff with a balmoral boot? I prefer to wear boots over shoes in part because I like look the look the covered exposed ankle. I also like how balmoral boots like with a normal hem. Imo, a cuffs look better with balmorals shoes than balmoral boots

I generally ask for my trousers to be tailored with a cuff and a minimal break when I'm wearing a pair of derbies or oxfords. I'm unfortunately not baller enough to have a "boot only" trousers wardrobe.

I see no problem with wearing cuffs and boots, however. After all, they were originally put on country clothes in order to keep hems out of the mud. Presumably this meant they were also worn with country boots.

On the other hand, I suppose one could argue that balmoral boots are city boots. Still, given that we wear cuffs with other balmorals, I don't think it's too much of a problem.
post #628 of 1092
Ten second complaint -

I cannot stand the pull straps on the back of boots. Hate, hate hate. My pants get stuck on them all the time and I feel doofy. Need them, certainly, but do not want.
post #629 of 1092
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

Ten second complaint -
I cannot stand the pull straps on the back of boots. Hate, hate hate. My pants get stuck on them all the time and I feel doofy. Need them, certainly, but do not want.

they just need to be integrated. look at david's vass boots. the strap is placed lower than the usual. imagine, they are sewn up to the top. don't have a pic of mine handy. try to get one...

no worries, there's a existing solution for most shoe things.
post #630 of 1092
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Originally Posted by fritzl View Post

they just need to be integrated. look at david's vass boots. the strap is placed lower than the usual. imagine, they are sewn up to the top. don't have a pic of mine handy. try to get one...
no worries, there's a existing solution for most shoe things.

The canterburys has the straps lower as well, looks better but the Burhmans are even better in this regard as the pull tabs are inside instead
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