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post #196 of 1864
you might be able to fix those scuffs with a lot of black polish. You should give it a try before you give up on them.
post #197 of 1864
What belt color do you guys recommend for the black cherry boots?

With jeans, I go with a black Red Wing belt but with other pants I'm not so sure. I wear these boots a lot with my chinos and cords since they work so well in the rainy weather of Vancouver. I'm not a fan of wearing a black belt with chinos. As of now, I'm going with a brown belt when I'm not wearing denim. I'd like to get something that matches a bit better.
post #198 of 1864
^ i asked this earlier but i did not get a response. i figured a burgundy belt would be too "matchy"--if that makes sense. i think a light brown or 'natural' color belt would pick up the color of the sole pretty well. however, i dunno if this will get washed out if you're wearing khakis. dark brown seems off for some reason--it looks like a tried to match the shoes but failed.
post #199 of 1864
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Originally Posted by Johnny_5 View Post
you might be able to fix those scuffs with a lot of black polish. You should give it a try before you give up on them.

or they'd look authentically distressed!
post #200 of 1864
embrace the scuffs--they're work boots. i wore my black cherries to a party last weekend--scuffs, beer, etc.--it's all good. i just wiped them down. i'll probably take them on a hike this upcoming week.
post #201 of 1864
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Originally Posted by DucatiCole View Post
What belt color do you guys recommend for the black cherry boots?

With jeans, I go with a black Red Wing belt but with other pants I'm not so sure. I wear these boots a lot with my chinos and cords since they work so well in the rainy weather of Vancouver. I'm not a fan of wearing a black belt with chinos. As of now, I'm going with a brown belt when I'm not wearing denim. I'd like to get something that matches a bit better.

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^ i asked this earlier but i did not get a response.

i figured a burgundy belt would be too "matchy"--if that makes sense. i think a light brown or 'natural' color belt would pick up the color of the sole pretty well. however, i dunno if this will get washed out if you're wearing khakis. dark brown seems off for some reason--it looks like a tried to match the shoes but failed.

Wearing mine for the first time today with an old brown leather two-tongued belt, looks fine. I'd easily wear them with a black belt as well. Considered buying one of these and switching the buckle:

http://www.sheplers.com/mens/jean_ca...ts/120006.html

I dont think matching or contrasting colors matter much at all since these are worn casually; overthinking it would be anything but casual, no? I'd only avoid wearing a narrow dress belt of any color with them.
post #202 of 1864
I'd avoid overthinking it as well. Try a woven leather belt or canvas ring belt in olive or navy if you are really stumped.
post #203 of 1864
Obenauf's LP... will it alter the color of a brand new pair of Black Cherry GT's?
post #204 of 1864
Wouldn't a natural or tan would be too light to go with the dark color of cherry black?

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Originally Posted by pharrow59 View Post
^ i asked this earlier but i did not get a response.

i figured a burgundy belt would be too "matchy"--if that makes sense. i think a light brown or 'natural' color belt would pick up the color of the sole pretty well. however, i dunno if this will get washed out if you're wearing khakis. dark brown seems off for some reason--it looks like a tried to match the shoes but failed.
post #205 of 1864
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Originally Posted by drizzt3117 View Post
or they'd look authentically distressed!

Very true. He could just sell them as "couture" for like quadruple what he paid for them like other "designers" out there.

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Originally Posted by pharrow59 View Post
embrace the scuffs--they're work boots. i wore my black cherries to a party last weekend--scuffs, beer, etc.--it's all good. i just wiped them down. i'll probably take them on a hike this upcoming week.

Polishing does wonders on these boots (just be careful of the contrast stitching...which I don't have anymore). They eventually take on a well kept look without an un-artificially distressed look. One day I will post pics of mine...
post #206 of 1864
got mine and they're a 1/2 size too big, but unfortunately wore them outside. pm me if you want a discount on some worn-once red wings GTs size 10!
post #207 of 1864
why you wanna wear a belt anyway.... gentleman travelers prolly one of if not the best piece to come out in the last couple years... half size down buy them now and thats all you need to know...


i would not wear them hiking unless your into that kind of pain... ive had mine for a year and it still feels like walkin on pieces of plywood............ oh yeah sorry it is actually walkin on pieces or plywood..
post #208 of 1864
i've had them for a few weeks and they feel fine. in fact, they were only uncomfortable for a day or two. i think i'm in the minority though--i've never had a foot problem--never a blister.
post #209 of 1864
ok guys, i just read the entire thread and i'm still unsure on the sizing of these boots. i'm reading 1/2 to 1 full size down. i just measured my foot with a tape measure and came to 11inches. do you guys think a 10.5 would work? thanks for answering
post #210 of 1864
Go true to size. I wear 8.5 in allen edmonds park aves and almost all other shoes and 8.5 in GTs.

Try them on from zappos if you aren't sure about sizing.
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