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post #991 of 1126
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Originally Posted by LeCorsaire View Post
 

Yesterday I received via UPS my Bespoke-England's (MTO) G&G Canterbury in Vintage Rioja Calf / Burgundy Cordovan - DG70, pics don't do it justice, these boots are stunningly beautiful, a truly masterpiece. Perhaps too beautiful to wear them :D and I should just showcase them in a glass display.

 

 

Those G&G Canterburys are absolutely stunning in appearance. The colour, the pattern, everything....

 

This is the best I can do in gemmed soles for the time being:

 

Carmina 80092 in ruby crup, Robert last, double dainite sole.

 

It was difficult to reproduce the colour accurately in a photo with my primitive equipment and limited skill.

 

 

This is my first pair on the Robert last. The fit is excellent so far, but I think the toe box of the Forest looks slightly better, at least on boots. Five pairs of 80092 boots is probably enough.

post #992 of 1126
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Originally Posted by nh10222 View Post
 

Those G&G Canterburys are absolutely stunning in appearance. The colour, the pattern, everything....

This is the best I can do in gemmed soles for the time being:

 

Carmina 80092 in ruby crup, Robert last, double dainite sole.

 

It was difficult to reproduce the colour accurately in a photo with my primitive equipment and limited skill.

 

 

I like a lot the last pair, sort of redish/brownish (?), just a bit too high for my taste. I also prefer no hook eyelets since they make the boot look no as dressy IMHO and pants tend to snag on them affecting the natural drape, but that's me. Very nice boots.

 

 

 

This is my first pair on the Robert last. The fit is excellent so far, but I think the toe box of the Forest looks slightly better, at least on boots. Five pairs of 80092 boots is probably enough.

 

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Originally Posted by nh10222 View Post
 

 

Those G&G Canterburys are absolutely stunning in appearance. The colour, the pattern, everything....

 

This is the best I can do in gemmed soles for the time being:

 

Carmina 80092 in ruby crup, Robert last, double dainite sole.

 

It was difficult to reproduce the colour accurately in a photo with my primitive equipment and limited skill.

 

 

This is my first pair on the Robert last. The fit is excellent so far, but I think the toe box of the Forest looks slightly better, at least on boots. Five pairs of 80092 boots is probably enough.

post #993 of 1126
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Originally Posted by LeCorsaire View Post
 

I like a lot the last pair, sort of redish/brownish (?), just a bit too high for my taste. I also prefer no hook eyelets since they make the boot look no as dressy IMHO and pants tend to snag on them affecting the natural drape, but that's me. Very nice boots.

 

 

I also prefer eyelets. Of the seventeen pairs of laceup Balmoral/Oxford boots in my wardrobe, ten have blind eyelets only, six have visible metal eyelets and only three have "speed hooks" (and yes, I know that 10 + 6 + 3 = 19 :tounge:).

 

However, the eyelet-only configuration can be a hassle, especially with high boots such as the Carmina 80092. The height of the 80092 is more of a problem with a stiff, crup leather shaft, the rigidity and creasing of which may not be to everyone's liking. After you've worn a pair of these, you'll better appreciate Balmoral boots with a soft suede, nubuck or canvas shaft. That's merely an observation rather than a criticism, though - I wouldn't have bought three pairs if I didn't like them.

 

Since the speed hooks are not really visible unless you are seated with your boots on display, their impact on formality is negligible. In any case, this pair sits towards the bottom of the scale of formality in the realm of Balmoral boots, and quite deliberately so. The basic pattern is formal enough, but that's where it ends. Of far more significance in the formality stakes than speed hooks is the material and its colour. I doubt anyone seriously concerned about formality would wear bright red-orange-brownish coloured boots. In fact, I would tend to question the formality of crup leather footwear in most colours. If you want formal, stick to black calf with a grey suede shaft, minimal decoration, blind eyelets and a single leather sole; most other combinations will detract from formality. This pair will probably never be worn with a suit - more likely heavier cotton twill that will not get caught on the hooks.


Edited by nh10222 - 12/16/13 at 9:50pm
post #994 of 1126

Carmina Cognac Shell w/ double sole. Once my nerves go down I'll eventually wear them.

 

post #995 of 1126
is that a new pair or are those the same boots youre slinging from thread to thread? we get it, thanks, very nice, too nice for some even...
post #996 of 1126
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Originally Posted by patliean1 View Post
 

Carmina Cognac Shell w/ double sole. Once my nerves go down I'll eventually wear them.

 

 

Once your nerves go down? What are you afraid of? Just wear 'em!

post #997 of 1126

Hi all, first post in SF albeit having been a lurker for some time.

Just placed an online order for a pair of Balmoral due to deliver in the second week of Jan.

Now I have to shop for proper boot trees and polish!

post #998 of 1126

The ruby shell boots are absolutely killer.

post #999 of 1126

Cross post from Rock your shoes/socks

 

Navy Shell Carminas

 

post #1000 of 1126
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Originally Posted by jungleroller View Post
 

Cross post from Rock your shoes/socks

 

Navy Shell Carminas

 

 

Oh man. Those are awesome!

post #1001 of 1126

Nice austerity brogues there; looks like the Epaulette Greeley by Carmina.

 

 

These just in from Clifford Roberts:

 

Balmoral Boots in black calf and grey suede on Cliff Roberts' round last.

 

The imperfections of Cliff's boots are well known in these parts, respected by some and criticised by others. For my part, I have always liked them. If I wanted perfect symmetry, I'd always buy factory made products, but from what I can tell, this pair is slightly more imperfect than usual. The cut of each boot does not match, i.e. they are asymmetrical as a pair. The black calf is cut low on the sides, particularly towards the heel. This makes for an odd appearance when viewed closely and when the two boots are compared side by side. The shafts are also low - only high enough for eight eyelets instead of the usual nine - and missing pull loops. However, what initially appeared to be a drawback may have a silver lining. The asymmetrical cut is something of an aesthetic loser, but a functional winner, because it allows for greater flexibility while walking, and therefore greater comfort. At least, that is how it seems so far. Irrespective, I think I've had enough of this for now.

 

 

Note the pronounced fall of the Balmoral line towards the heel. It would probably never be noticed on the foot, but raises a critical eyebrow when inspected like this.

On the other side, the black calf still looks too low towards the heel, but at least it's straight. Again, it won't be noticed on the foot.

 

When it comes to aesthetics, there is one competition these "factory second" boots are sure to win:

On the right are British Army pattern B5 general service or "ammunition" boots in brown rough out kip leather from William Lennon & Co., another recent acquisition.

The design is made to order, closely follows the original pattern from 1915 and apparently uses the original last and very old machinery. William Lennon was an original supplier to the army during the Great War. They are very comfortable and with 21 hobnails, the double leather soles should prove durable.

Cliff's boots are stunningly beautiful compared to these clodhoppers.


Edited by nh10222 - 1/2/14 at 4:24pm
post #1002 of 1126
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Originally Posted by nh10222 View Post

Those G&G Canterburys are absolutely stunning in appearance. The colour, the pattern, everything....

This is the best I can do in gemmed soles for the time being:



Carmina 80092 in ruby crup, Robert last, double dainite sole.



It was difficult to reproduce the colour accurately in a photo with my primitive equipment and limited skill.






This is my first pair on the Robert last. The fit is excellent so far, but I think the toe box of the Forest looks slightly better, at least on boots. Five pairs of 80092 boots is probably enough.

that's cool ... beautiful color!
post #1003 of 1126
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Originally Posted by patliean1 View Post

Carmina Cognac Shell w/ double sole. Once my nerves go down I'll eventually wear them.
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Wear, wear, wear! Glad the delivery time was not that long after all, considering the holidays and all.

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Originally Posted by nh10222 View Post


This is the best I can do in gemmed soles for the time being:
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Carmina 80092 in ruby crup, Robert last, double dainite sole.
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It was difficult to reproduce the colour accurately in a photo with my primitive equipment and limited skill.





This is my first pair on the Robert last. The fit is excellent so far, but I think the toe box of the Forest looks slightly better, at least on boots. Five pairs of 80092 boots is probably enough.

Here is a picture in slightly better lighting although I agree Ruby is very hard to reproduce.
post #1004 of 1126

Just a quick question guys.

Where can the cheapest shell cordovan balmoral boots be had for?

 

The best I've seen was Meermin for ~$580 USD.

 

But I was curious to where you guys may have got yours.

post #1005 of 1126

One other question I had are balmoral boots just as comfortable as any other pair of boots?

 

I have always loved the way they looked. But I never thought about their comfort. (I also do not own any balmorals)

Like if I were to walk around 2-4 miles in them daily (Like i do in my wolverine 1000 mile boots, which are comfy) would the balmorals still be comfy?

(Or are they like high heels  ==  look great but somewhat impractical for serious walking)

 

** All the above assuming you have broken in the boots

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