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If you could that'd be great, mucho thanks!

 

Yeah I'd like to know too please,  8.5/9

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The shoes are definitely the best deals if you like the style and they have your size. For the quality and the price you could even buy them with the intent to resell if you are so inclined. I've tried the Coniston; it's a very nice shoe but I just tried the EG Galway today and it's my new favourite boots. 

Galways rule. Which version did you try on?
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We should be more worried about more important things rather than his socks

Yes, but this is Style Forum, after all :-)

And I also think: "He should be more worried about more important things rather than his sock"
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Galways rule. Which version did you try on?

I tried on the one with gold textured Utah leather with a Dainite sole. It's a custom make ordered by LeatherFoot.

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.....and I work in the building right next door....baldy%5B1%5D.gif

Thanks, maybe I'll go by and see what they have....

The sale is still going on, as part of the sidewalk sales in the PATH.
post #2421 of 4449
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I tried on the one with gold textured Utah leather with a Dainite sole. It's a custom make ordered by LeatherFoot.

 

Ah yes - I am well familiar with that makeup and understand the appeal - I happen to be sporting that very pair today.  :nodding:  That Utah leather is just wonderfully supple.

 

 

 

 

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Ah yes - I am well familiar with that makeup and understand the appeal - I happen to be sporting that very pair today.  nod%5B1%5D.gif  That Utah leather is just wonderfully supple.




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Agreed. It's even more comfortable than the C&J Tetbury in suede I had tried on earlier. In fact it's probably the most comfortable pair of leather shoes I've ever tried.

I see that they darken and take on a nice patina. If you don't mind how long have you had yours and do you have any reservation wearing it in inclement weather or are they built to last and handle the worst weather conditions (I would hope so if I'm going to spend $2k plus tax on a pair of shoes)?
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On the topic of footwear: I had to pleasure of meeting Peter Feeney yesterday and visit his bespoke shoe shop.

 

Very interesting process and quite tempted by the offering. I suppose the only issue is the price, which at $1500 puts me in some pretty good company. While I think the whole process is really cool, I have a pretty regular foot shape so an off the shelf option works fine. Any thoughts on the matter? I could probably snag two pairs of a really nice piece.

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These were shot when brand new - I think they just look a bot darker because it was an overcast day.

 

I haven't yet worn them in really bad weather - simply because we really haven't had any since I purchased them.  I expect that they will do just fine.  Though if I had to guess, I'd say that country calf might be a better choice for ultimate foul-weather durability.  And of course, Zug is at the very top of the heap in that regard.

 

I do have a pair of CXL boots from Carmina in respect of which I have no reservations in beating on relentlessly,  They replace a pair of CXL Allen Edmonds boots that I wore for years when shovelling, hiking, hunting, camping etc.  They could easily shrug off snow, mud. muck, whatever and I expect the Carminas would do the same.  My smooth calf Galways would not have done as well.  Not because they are of inferior quality (they are well above) but because the material (buttery soft crust leather) simply isn't as well suited to hard use.

 

Right tool for the job is one way to look at it.  You can get a Porsche 911 in AWD, but do you really want to take it off-road?

 

These are the Carminas:

 

 

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On the topic of footwear: I had to pleasure of meeting Peter Feeney yesterday and visit his bespoke shoe shop.

 

Very interesting process and quite tempted by the offering. I suppose the only issue is the price, which at $1500 puts me in some pretty good company. While I think the whole process is really cool, I have a pretty regular foot shape so an off the shelf option works fine. Any thoughts on the matter? I could probably snag two pairs of a really nice piece.

 

Hard to comment without knowing anything about the quality of his work.  You are approaching St. Crispin's money at that point.  Bespoke doesn't necessarily mean better.  Although in some cases it will mean waaaaaaay better.  But generally not at $1500. 

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Originally Posted by akoustas View Post
 

On the topic of footwear: I had to pleasure of meeting Peter Feeney yesterday and visit his bespoke shoe shop.

 

Very interesting process and quite tempted by the offering. I suppose the only issue is the price, which at $1500 puts me in some pretty good company. While I think the whole process is really cool, I have a pretty regular foot shape so an off the shelf option works fine. Any thoughts on the matter? I could probably snag two pairs of a really nice piece.

 

I commissioned him for a job last March and I haven't received mine yet. I'm not sure where he sources his leather so can't comment on that. As for the fit, I don't have them yet and he hasn't returned some of my calls so not sure what's going on there.

 

When I do get them, I'll update you .

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These were shot when brand new - I think they just look a bot darker because it was an overcast day.

I haven't yet worn them in really bad weather - simply because we really haven't had any since I purchased them.  I expect that they will do just fine.  Though if I had to guess, I'd say that country calf might be a better choice for ultimate foul-weather durability.  And of course, Zug is at the very top of the heap in that regard.

I do have a pair of CXL boots from Carmina in respect of which I have no reservations in beating on relentlessly,  They replace a pair of CXL Allen Edmonds boots that I wore for years when shovelling, hiking, hunting, camping etc.  They could easily shrug off snow, mud. muck, whatever and I expect the Carminas would do the same.  My smooth calf Galways would not have done as well.  Not because they are of inferior quality (they are well above) but because the material (buttery soft crust leather) simply isn't as well suited to hard use.

Right tool for the job is one way to look at it.  You can get a Porsche 911 in AWD, but do you really want to take it off-road?

These are the Carminas:


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I have a pair of Rider boots for the bad weather and just thinking of adding another pair to alternate. Are your Carmina on the Oscar last, and if so, how do you find it in comparison to the Galway last in terms of elegance/sleekness?
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The Oscar-last jumper boot and the 82-last Galway are probably my two fave derby boots, period - notwithstanding the difference in price.  The CXL pair is on Oscar, as with the pair below.  Not quite as sleek as the Galway, but if you forego the storm welt (and Frankenstitch seams) the result is even more streamlined.

 

I can recommend them wholeheartedly.

 

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And yes, I have rather a ridiculous amount of boots. :embar:

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Thanks @jokb and @RogerP, as resident experts your opinions are very valuable. I think I'll hold off 

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1500 from a pre existing last or individual last? If the former,that's a 2.5x increase in a span of just short of 3 years.
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