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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

awesome. will keep an eye out. must have shell ball boot

Or 2 biggrin.gif
post #647 of 1092
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

EG Shannon, 82 last. I don't think I have ever been quite so besotted with a pair of RTW (or, really, MTO) shoes as I am with these. Sorry for the half-assed shine. What can I say; I'm no sysdoc. Any shoe geek who does not have a pair of these (ahem, ap, jc, rh) is a disgrace to shoe geekdom.

















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Originally Posted by zjpj83 View Post

I'm not a boot person, but my faves are definitely the Lobb Brooklands, as pictured above, and these -

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Originally Posted by Sator View Post

Here are some pictures of my pair of Shannons. I chose Midnight Navy for the uppers as a substitute for the traditional grey colour such as in this example from JL St James:
All along I had planned to polish the uppers with a coat of black shoe polish to make them look even more greyish. Before (photo by Leather Soul Hawaii):
After:

The contrast looks even more subtle in natural light (I have used flash) and when the uppers are better concealed underneath trouser hems. They are made on the 202 last in D width. I strongly recommend that anyone planning to order a pair stick with the hooks rather than eyelets as it makes it immeasurably easier to put on and take off the boots.

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Originally Posted by T4phage View Post

Wow, quite a few Bals.


Here is my Shannon2 which I got a few months ago, in dark oak and mink suede:




And here is the boot that I am using the most cause they go with jeans and khakis:

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Originally Posted by jjl5000 View Post

Shannon II have arrived...







I thought the calf uppers would have been much lighter and now I'm not sure the coffee suede is the best match.

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Originally Posted by aportnoy View Post

Some recent St. Crispin's boot damage...









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Shannons in Midnight blue antique on the 82 last. Custom requests were blind eyelets all the way, a plain cap toe with no brogueing, single leather sole + toe taps.


The true colour is as hard to describe as it is to capture; depending on the ambient light they can appear anything from black to slate grey to an indigo denim like blue. Alas, in London it's another dull rainy day which didn't help the photo session.


*edit* Marks for those who can spot the 'swan' flying across the right shoe + apologies for flagrantly disregarding the old proverb 'blue and green should never be seen'

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Originally Posted by johnapril View Post

I wouldn't touch the color. They are unique and fantastic.




Thanks for the kind words John...


I took the original photos in haste. It was late evening when I got around to opening the parcel. Poor artificial lighting & a less than ideal camera phone have not helped. I have since taken some better photos that are far more representative and I think help to portray the boots in a better light.


Seeing the boots in daylight has quashed my concerns. I am entirely happy them as is, although I would still like another pair.


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Originally Posted by synthi View Post

2nd pair of shannons going on from the midnight blue antique as featured on page 13. I was so enamoured with T4phage's pair on page 4 that, with his permission, I decided to use those for inspiration.


Dark oak / mink suede on 82 last, single leather sole, blind eyelets and featuring the southwold 'short wing' cap. They promised a three month turnaround and it was bang on 3 months.











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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

Shannon II, Edwardian Antique, 606:














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Originally Posted by culverwood View Post

C&J Avebury II (probably) bought from Foster and Sons.








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Originally Posted by Gherkins View Post

Just arrived today!

If the nice folks at EG ever decide to create a Gherkins model, this shoe would get my vote!


Shannon V with Beaulieu toecap, 82 last, Edwardian.






And because I am absolutely stunned by this shoe, let me add my tribute to the shoe fairy:

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Originally Posted by potter AB View Post

Hello everyone, Here is the Avebury by C&J, size 9, width F which I acquired this week
I found out, however that size 9 in this width is equally long as 9.5 in size E That is why they fit so well





regards, dirk

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Originally Posted by Gherkins View Post

Winter can come:


EG Shannon with Malvern toe cap, Dark Oak, 82



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Originally Posted by Michael Ay329 View Post

Gaziano & Girling MTO Wigmore on the TG73 smart square last with steel eyelets and bevelled DOUBLE LEATHER SOLE in Vintage Rioja heavily antiqued/burnished.







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Originally Posted by jjl5000 View Post

Congrats Michael! The colour is beautiful.


As you've justifiably revived this wonderful thread, I'll just add this pic to the many other handsome examples:


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Originally Posted by bmulford View Post

I'll be buying a pair of these from Ron when they're available:


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Originally Posted by Michael Ay329 View Post

My second entry G&G Canterbury balmoral boot


The request for brogueing along the balmoral line got lost in the numerous changes I made to my order...but I still like the boot...Manton's original picture post at the beginning of this thread was the inspiration





G&G 3 piece boot tree

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Originally Posted by tomrakewell View Post

... wonder what you think of these Grenson Masterpieces for Paul Stuart:
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Originally Posted by Slewfoot View Post

Here are some photos of the dark brown/suede Grenson for Paul Stuart. I've since put on a touch more of an antique finish around the toes. Not exactly Shannons, but definitely fun.


Best,

David
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thread delivers
post #648 of 1092
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Originally Posted by Will View Post

Oxblood cordovan G&G boots for A Suitable Wardrobe. The shape is spectacular.


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Originally Posted by Harrydog View Post

C&J for Foster & Son


They call it the Montrose.


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Originally Posted by Tangfastic View Post

Here are my Grensons:



What I really want though is some advice on the church's to follow in my next post...

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Originally Posted by Gherkins View Post

Yawn. Yet another boring black shoe. Shannon, 82.


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Originally Posted by Salsalocust View Post

Crockett & Jones "Higham" Beechnut (360 last)


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Regards,


Graham

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Originally Posted by ajv View Post

I've seen this picture on depiedencap, i really like the colour of those EG shannon MTO's.


What's your take ?
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Originally Posted by aportnoy View Post

EG MTO Shannon II Edwardian w/ Southwald toe Cap 82 Last









EG MTO Shannon Coffee Suede 82 Last







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Originally Posted by Wes Bourne View Post

Shameless self-promo:














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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

I never posted these on here because anything black doesn't get much love on SF, but I figured WTF? Could be a nice followup to Wes's beautiful Grensons.


These are my MTO Rider Balmoral Boots I got from Ron at his trunk show at Leffot last fall hence Steven's beautiful photos. They are black shell cordovan:




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Made by yours truly.

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Originally Posted by Wes Bourne View Post

From Permanent Style: Simon Crompton's beautiful, albeit ill-fitting, suede Rivolta boots:




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Originally Posted by Salsalocust View Post

Crockett & Jones in Tan Wax Calf (365 last)


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Originally Posted by emptym View Post

^^ Thanks JayJay. Here they are on the feet:
and on the bike:
I've worn them several times, including a couple times for half hour rides in the rain. They're very comfortable and very supportive. Great for walking and on the bike. Lots of neat little details like the loop in the back. Makes it easy to get on but doesn't get caught on even a pretty narrow pant leg. Thanks again to Chay and the others at AS!

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Originally Posted by Nick A View Post

G&G Canterbury in Vintage Rioja on the DG70

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Originally Posted by PiedBeau View Post

Some MTO Shannon I grabbed a few months back. Burgundy and Burnt Pine.



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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

Grenson Masterpiece for Paul Stuart. Similar to the one posted above
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Just got my new Alfred Sargents on friday...
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Originally Posted by Geoff Gander View Post

My Grenson balmorals just came in. At long last, I can post in this thread. God, I love them already....
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Comfy enough with athletic socks - dress socks should be a breeze. Just love the fit.
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That does it. I'm saving up for another pair.

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a few pics of Grenson Masterpiece for Paul Stuart
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Originally Posted by ktmduke View Post

Found these looking around the net......
EDWARD GREEN FOR HARDY AMIES
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Available for purchase here

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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

Gaziano & Girling Wigmore size UK11F
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Originally Posted by WhyAlwaysMe View Post

What do you guys think of these? 
Septième Largeur (€300)

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Markowski (€250)

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Does anyone has these? I know one of the forum members has the Markowski's, but I can't remember who...

WhyAlwaysMe


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Originally Posted by dandie View Post


and now in my house, in a box under the tree

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Originally Posted by WhyAlwaysMe View Post

These arrived with the mail today:
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WhyAlwaysMe

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Originally Posted by claes500 View Post

Cross-post from the GG thread:
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Grenson Balmoral Boots
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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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Originally Posted by dsmivtr View Post

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DC Lewis Horween #8 Shell Cordovan

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Grenson Masterpiece Balmoral Boot

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post #650 of 1092
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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

Grenson Masterpiece Balmoral Boot
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Sad I missed out on buying this... Awesome!
post #651 of 1092
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Originally Posted by dsmivtr View Post

Sad I missed out on buying this... Awesome!

I've got them in brown and they are lovely :-)
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Originally Posted by tomrakewell View Post

I've got them in brown and they are lovely :-)

what size did you buy and how do you like the fit. i feel like they are really elongated
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Originally Posted by dsmivtr View Post

Sad I missed out on buying this... Awesome!

if it makes you feel better, when I purchased my pair, the only available sizes were 11.5UK and 12UK
post #654 of 1092
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the shape has an orthopedic retro vibe, imo. can we have an better angle? would be great.

the shell is nice.
post #655 of 1092
Damnit, we need more factories to take balmoral boots back in production. There's really quite nothing like them.
post #656 of 1092
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Originally Posted by fritzl View Post

the shape has an orthopedic retro vibe, imo. can we have an better angle? would be great.
the shell is nice.

I think this is a result of my poor picture-taking skills. I'll wear them later this week and get better shots.

In the meantime, here is another shot (sadly not much better angle):
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On another note, noticed my C&J Somerville did not make the cut from the pics above. My humble addition:
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post #657 of 1092
NAMOR: every time I see your Wigmore's with the pebble uppers... Think if you toss them in the dryer they'll shrink to my size? happy.gif
post #658 of 1092
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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

what size did you buy and how do you like the fit. i feel like they are really elongated

My standard size: a UK 9.5
They are slightly elongated, but that is not a fit issue, at least not for me.
post #659 of 1092
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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

Grenson Masterpiece Balmoral Boot
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Simply perfection... Very nice!

post #660 of 1092
AFPOS is getting together a AS Exclusive bal boot with shell/suede or pebble

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