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Originally Posted by isatcong View Post
 

I recently bought a pair of Jack Erwin "Carter" boots in burgundy. The fit is snug, and I've kept a pair of wooden shoe inserts in them for a few months to help with stretching, although I'm not sure if that will help. These are made in spain, goodyear constructed

and very hard to break in. But for $225.00, I guess I can't be choosy. I love the design and I hope they'll get better with time.

 

http://www.jackerwin.com/products/carter-wingtip-combat-boot-burgundy-full-grain


I like them!  I'd be interested to hear how the break-in goes and how they look with age.  Keep us posted.

post #2177 of 3320
Questions for all the boot guy - how often do you wear your dress boots, in particular the EG Shannon? I found it a bit tricky to work them into my rotation.

For work/dressy occasion, the shaft will most likely be covered by the pant, which linits the potential to appreciate the beauty of the whole boots.

And they are not really the kind of boot that you roll off your jean when wearing.

I also find it odd to have dainite sole for dress boots, but the leather sole make them less practical for them to be used in wet weather.
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personally not a bal boot guy for the exact reason. Other pull it off extremely well but I would struggle 

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Yep, not going to work with jeans* - you're going to have to confine them to work/dressy wear. However, as someone who wears boots a lot - both casual and work/dress - I can say that the work/dress route is less "geez, nobody can tell the difference - why didn't I just get shoes?" than it seems. When you're walking, sitting, or if you sit with your legs crossed, they get some visibility. I prefer the subtleness of it, and you'd be surprised how many people pick up on it. And, when they do it's usually "whoa, where do you get boots like that?"

*maybe, if they ever get beat up, they might work with jeans - but certainly not as-is...

ps - beautiful boots, I'd love to find a pair like that in gray. I suspect they'd look fantastic with a navy or midnight blue suit.
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Originally Posted by NewStart View Post

Questions for all the boot guy - how often do you wear your dress boots, in particular the EG Shannon? I found it a bit tricky to work them into my rotation.

For work/dressy occasion, the shaft will most likely be covered by the pant, which linits the potential to appreciate the beauty of the whole boots.

And they are not really the kind of boot that you roll off your jean when wearing.

I also find it odd to have dainite sole for dress boots, but the leather sole make them less practical for them to be used in wet weather.

Edited by razl - 1/12/16 at 5:42am
post #2180 of 3320

Not sure why you would want to wear dress boots with jeans, but as I am in a suit 4 to 5 days a week I get a lot of wear out of my dress boots.  I don't find that the fact that my trousers cover the shaft (when standing) limits my appreciation of them in any way.  But then again, rolling up my trousers to show off my boot shafts is just not something I would ever do, so this applies equally to dress and casual boots for me, and is equally a non-issue for both.

 

And I find NOTHING odd about a Dainite sole with dress boots.  It makes a lot of sense if you live somewhere that isn't sunny and dry year-round, which is most places.

 

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PS - I absolutely agree with @razl - people notice nice boots in general and DRESS boots in particular since so few gents wear them.

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Masterclass ^ nod[1].gif
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RogerP you are the man :slayer:

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Man, @RogerP, you take some incredible photos!  And yes, your boots are pretty incredible, as well.

 

Photography is not something I'm ready to invest a bunch of time in right now, but I wish I could get my pics to come out somewhere near as nice as yours do.  My iPhone or Lumix just doesn't cut it.

post #2184 of 3320
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Originally Posted by BootSpell View Post

Man, @RogerP
, you take some incredible photos!  And yes, your boots are pretty incredible, as well.

Photography is not something I'm ready to invest a bunch of time in right now, but I wish I could get my pics to come out somewhere near as nice as yours do.  My iPhone or Lumix just doesn't cut it.

Ditto.

And, I'll add something that only those who have tried it themselves know: if he took those wearing pics himself, it's a lot tougher than it looks. Getting the shot coordinated, set up, and then executed solo isn't easy. When the outcome looks both beautiful and effortless, like the reclining shot, it's almost magic.
post #2185 of 3320

Cheers gents.

 

At the risk of thread drift - I'm not much of a photo geek at all, but when I decided to replace my ancient Canon G11 I did a lot of reading and a lot of shopping and picking the brains of real photo geeks.  Got the mirrorless Sony a6000 and freaking LOVE it. 

post #2186 of 3320
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Originally Posted by razl View Post


Ditto.

And, I'll add something that only those who have tried it themselves know: if he took those wearing pics himself, it's a lot tougher than it looks. Getting the shot coordinated, set up, and then executed solo isn't easy. When the outcome looks both beautiful and effortless, like the reclining shot, it's almost magic.

 

Thanks my man.  I have to give photo credit on the black and white reclining shot to Leatherfoot - snapped at a trunk show when I picked up the boots.

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Huge thank you to @razl and @RogerP

Your words enlightened me!
post #2189 of 3320
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Originally Posted by rydenfan View Post
 

personally not a bal boot guy for the exact reason. Other pull it off extremely well but I would struggle 

Same here. As much as I want a pair, their limited use (to me) keeps me away.

post #2190 of 3320
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Originally Posted by tifosi View Post

Same here. As much as I want a pair, their limited use (to me) keeps me away.

If you don't wear suits much, then you won't get a lot of use from a bal boot. If you do wear suits a bunch, their use is far from limited.
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