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post #106 of 132
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Originally Posted by Deusis View Post

Here is a review and some thoughts on sizing from /r/goodyearwelt. He mentions sizing down 1 size from US Brannock but the site doesn't mention anything about that. I'd send an email to Ron for sure to confirm sizing (riderboot (at) gmail.com). 

Otherwise I've been tempted a couple times to pick them up. It's a solid price for a lot of boot.

Thanks! I did just email the folks at Rider. We'll see what they say. Only a few sizes left in each so maybe a moot point, unless I can MTO a pair in the right size.

Pricing is really good IMO. In fact, if I weren't under the impression that Rider has quite a good reputation, I'd be a little dubious about them.

I've had half an eye out for a boot that is a little bit more street wear than my typical Americana/Austro-Hungarian stuff. I see a lot of cool stuff in the SW&D thread, but they often are either a little too directional for me or I have no idea how to go about finding and sizing them.

I'll take a look at the reddit review. Thanks for that.
post #107 of 132

Wow, I did not know about that Reddit review. I've been eyeing the Antelmes for ages, and seeing the pics and description on that Reddit review just reinforces why.

 

I've never dropped $650 on anything other than a suit or leather jacket before, but I've been looking for something in the Guidi/A1923 vein for a while now. These just look utterly brilliant.

post #108 of 132
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Originally Posted by Callusing View Post

Wow, I did not know about that Reddit review. I've been eyeing the Antelmes for ages, and seeing the pics and description on that Reddit review just reinforces why.

I've never dropped $650 on anything other than a suit or leather jacket before, but I've been looking for something in the Guidi/A1923 vein for a while now. These just look utterly brilliant.

$650 is a lot of money, without a doubt.

That being said, if spending the money isn't going to keep food from your table or prevent you from paying the rent/mortgage, etc; and if you don't think it will be a gateway purchase (i.e., I never bought $650 boots before... and now I do it all the time...!); and if you think these are what you want and not a substitute that will leave you wishing you had Guidi/A1923, then they do seem like a pretty good deal and they are pretty good looking.

There, that's my being an enabler for the day.

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post #109 of 132

Love the perspective...wise and well said. Thought about it a few times today, in fact. I certainly can afford it (I'm in the extremely privileged position of being a 20something with a well-paying job and no dependents), and I'm 75% sure I fit the other criteria. But I'll see if I can get closer to 100% and if not, I'll pass. Either way, thanks.   

  

The other concern for me is always how much of my clothing spending I put toward footwear. People like to joke in the sneakerhead community about guys who wear thrift-store-everything and then $500 Jordans. I'm not quite so extreme, but it's always amazing to me how much more easily I could drop $650 on boots than, say, $650 on a jacket or a used suit.

 

It'd be a lot easier to resist if all these boots (the Antelmes and otherwise) weren't such beautiful things. Maybe I'll buy em and put em on a shelf...$650 is pretty cheap for art. :D 

post #110 of 132
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Originally Posted by Callusing View Post
 

But I'll see if I can get closer to 100% and if not, I'll pass. 

 

Good way to go about it. If you really want a big purchase and haven't made a ton of them in the past, give it a week and see if you still feel the same way about it. No point in buyer's remorse on a $600+ item if it could have been avoided by just waiting.

post #111 of 132
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Originally Posted by Deusis View Post

Good way to go about it. If you really want a big purchase and haven't made a ton of them in the past, give it a week and see if you still feel the same way about it. No point in buyer's remorse on a $600+ item if it could have been avoided by just waiting.

Definitely. There's such a continuous stream of new things that you find, its pretty amazing how quickly something can cycle away from want/need for me, at least. Of course, that's because something else has replaced it!

I heard back from Jeff Rider BTW and got a sizing recommendation. Have to decide between the Bloch and Clement now.

I also noted that some of the regular RBC collection uses Kudu suede. That's some nice stuff.

Rider seems to do some interesting stuff with different leathers. Not sure how sold I am on the shapes in the the RBC collection, but I may evolve.
post #112 of 132
Ron has a fairly ridiculous sale going on right now, $80 for many models
post #113 of 132
Do you have a website link? Thsnks😃
post #114 of 132
http://riderboot.com/product-category/archive-sale-goods/

I've found the 490 to fit a bit small
post #115 of 132

Ron has a bunch of options on the dundalk last from massdrop going for 385 instead of the usual 450. Only 2 days left.

post #116 of 132
Sweet
post #117 of 132
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Originally Posted by bc78 View Post

http://riderboot.com/product-category/archive-sale-goods/

I've found the 490 to fit a bit small

Go up 1/2 a size??
post #118 of 132

Anyone have experience with the "Walker" shoe? On the verge of ordering these as a nice bridge between CM and SWD aesthetic.

 

post #119 of 132

Just a preview of the Rider Boot MTO/GMTO we will have up in the next week or so.  There are 12 unique configurations!  Paging @RIDER

 

 

 

 

 

 

SHELL!!!

post #120 of 132
Any additional information on these:
http://www.styleforummarket.com/rider-boot-whiskey-calf-balmoral-boots-gmto-closes-june-8/

I have a combination of a weirdly small shoe size, wide feet and high insteps. Looking for more last information but couldn't seem to identify it. Looked around their website and didn't see the same shoe.
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