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post #31 of 48
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So you'd wear button boots but not spectators? I find button boots costumier than specs, though I don't wear either. (I'm afraid that first sentence sounds snide, but it isn't meant to be.)

Sure - I definitely would. My take is that the real flamboyance of the button boots is hidden underneath the trousers, while the bold color scheme of the spectators is laid bare for all to see.
post #32 of 48
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Sure - I definitely would. My take is that the real flamboyance of the button boots is hidden underneath the trousers, while the bold color scheme of the spectators is laid bare for all to see.
What happens when you walk, or sit, or, god forbid, cross your legs? I hope you wear your trousers really long. As for spectators, I dislike the style being done by the LL, but like very much the derby style with a white lake.
post #33 of 48
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What happens when you walk, or sit, or, god forbid, cross your legs?

I hope you wear your trousers really long.

As for spectators, I dislike the style being done by the LL, but like very much the derby style with a white lake.

Then people will see the buttons - big deal. Btw, I have tried on a sample pair from John Lobb in the past, and my pants never rode up that high when walking so as to expose the buttons.

And you and I can disagree on the point on specs as well - I dislike the derby style with the white lake. I'm assuming you are taking about something similar to the shoes on the left?



The LL style is quite beautiful.
post #34 of 48
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Sorry for the rant, but...

I don't know what the fuck you are all thinking with you red trimmed shoes and your button boots. If you don't need or want another good looking shoe, that is fine. Why don't you spend your money on shirts, ties, jackets, your wife, save it, whatever? Why would you go out and buy something that is absolutely hideous and guaranteed to make you look like a freak? If I see a guy in a Men's Wearhouse suit, I think nothing of it. If I see button boots or red trimmed black shoes, I think what a freak, why would any sane person wear those. To me they show an ultimate lack of any sort of style.

OK, thanks.


I wonder if some of these people actually wear these things outside or if it is all for their internet persona. This also includes everyone who takes a picture that is 70-150 years old when refering to modern style issues.
Others can think what they want of Thom Browne and consider me a freak for wearing it as well; but, at least we know I don't just buy it to post online.

But, I will say these colors are much more appealing than the black patenty ones from Dior Homme that screamed Lestat.
post #35 of 48
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Originally Posted by Eustace Tilley View Post
Since you asked, I would wear them with light brown / khaki suits on weekdays, and maybe even odd trousers and a sportcoat on Fridays. The button portion of the boots would be unseen underneath my trousers.

For someone who revels in his own distinct choices, you seem to have very virulent opinions on clothing that you do not appreciate. I have absolutely no issue with anyone posting negative comments (like the ones posted by other members in this thread) - they serve to often educate me and restrain my own dubious purchases. Just save the attitude (and your manners).

ET
Nothing wrong with button boots per se, but if you are going to wear them with a suit or sportcoat you might as well wear Tevas in my opinion.
post #36 of 48
I would like to have similar button boots but fear that by the time I had buttoned the boots then waxed and twirled my mustache, it would be time for a nice lie-down and I would never get out.
post #37 of 48
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I would like to have similar button boots but fear that by the time I had buttoned the boots then waxed and twirled my mustache, it would be time for a nice lie-down and I would never get out.

Merci Hercule!
post #38 of 48
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Others can think what they want of Thom Browne and consider me a freak for wearing it as well;


No, we think you are a freak for a multitude of other reasons.

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I would like to have similar button boots but fear that by the time I had buttoned the boots then waxed and twirled my mustache, it would be time for a nice lie-down and I would never get out.



For some reason, when I see button boots, I also see a top hat, and I'd wear neither.
post #39 of 48
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I would say, that is a faux button boot; it's got a rather big zip (and a black one as well) going down on the inside!

Better see it in the flesh, before you order it on-line.

the reason for the zipper is that no one makes button hooks any more.
post #40 of 48
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the reason for the zipper is that no one makes button hooks any more.

Wouldn't that be a reason not to have buttons?
post #41 of 48
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the reason for the zipper is that no one makes button hooks any more.

They're rather readily available on the used/antique markets.
post #42 of 48
For the button boot inclined: http://www.thebuttonhooksociety.com/
post #43 of 48
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As I mentioned in an earlier post, Kielman can make the boots sans zipper in the traditional manner.
post #44 of 48
I like them. I wouldn't wear them myself--they are a bit costumey--but if I saw them on someone else, I'd be intrigued, not repelled. Keep us posted!
post #45 of 48
If I had a pair of button boots, I would rock them so hard it would show up on seismographs. Particularly these http://www.rakuten.co.jp/otsuka/669573/669587/.
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Sorry for the rant, but... <SNIP> If I see a guy in a Men's Wearhouse suit, I think nothing of it. If I see button boots or red trimmed black shoes, I think what a freak, why would any sane person wear those. To me they show an ultimate lack of any sort of style. OK, thanks.
I feel just the opposite. A Men's Wearhouse suit betrays a complete lack of *style*. I agree there's nothing wrong with it, but it's a paint-by-numbers approach that requires no independent thought or care in one's appearance besides the fulfilling of requirements. With spectators, button boots, weirdly high gorges, etc, on the other hand - that's definitely style. You might not like the look, but you can't deny that the person has put thought and effort into their look and made it their own. Besides, who wants to look like a sane person? Regards, Alexander
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