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post #31996 of 48615
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Originally Posted by Romp View Post

Are boots like this comfy? Ive never gone higher than a Chelsea or chukka

Yes - as TBM said, they're very comfy if they fit well.

I've got a pair of very similarly-styled Loake boots (wingtip brogue boots in a scotchgrain leather with a Dainite sole) which I wear in wet weather. The first couple of times I wore them, I got a sore patch on my left calf where the shaft of the boot was pressing against my calf muscle. However, after using some leather conditioner and after wearing them a few times, that went away and I've never had a problem since.
post #31997 of 48615

Today:

 

 

Those are my very comfy Lindrick wingtip boots smile.gif

post #31998 of 48615
Looking good GN.

Just a general observation to the discussion above - probably the most potential discomfort would come from the dainite sole. As has been mentioned before, they can be hard on your forefoot, though of course for wet weather they are better than leather. Unfortunately what you gain in water resistance you lose in flexibility of the sole which as discussed, can make boots or shoes of this type unsuited to walking long distances. GN - how do you find the leather(?) soles on your Lindricks are holding up?
post #31999 of 48615

Thanks PoP!

 

I had my pair topy'd after slipping on a dry road once so my experience may not be the most accurate. They're holding up very well but I haven't worn them much over summer. I plan to wear them a lot over the colder months though.

 

Just to throw one more boot into the mix - there are some pebblegrain Lindricks at http://www.dsw.com/shoe/ralph+lauren+collection+lindrick+wingtip+boot?prodId=286895 for $499.95 which are really the boot version of the Pembroke.

post #32000 of 48615
Nice one, G!

I'm wearing NB 576s. Made in da UK. Might not get them Topy'd in case they're Goodyear welted.
post #32001 of 48615
Those pebblegrain Lindricks Gerry linked to got me thinking: does anyone here prefer commando soles? And why?

For mine, they are for outside boots that stay outside, much as I like tramping mud through my home! Again, aside from hiking boots or fair dinkum work boots, I think heavy treaded soles fall into the aforementioned nthn hemisphere only category...
post #32002 of 48615
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Originally Posted by Prince of Paisley View Post

Those pebblegrain Gerry linked to got me thinking: does anyone here prefer commando soles? And why?

For mine, they are for outside boots that stay outside, much as I like tramping mud through my home! Again, aside from hiking boots or fair dinkum work boots, I think heavy treaded soles fall into the aforementioned nthn hemisphere only category...

These have crossed my mind a few times...


http://www.afinepairofshoes.com/collections/boots-price-asc/products/alfred-sargent-exclusive-hanover

...but just for the weekend, and when I wander my estate and the wilds of inner city Melbourne.
post #32003 of 48615
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Originally Posted by Prince of Paisley View Post

Those pebblegrain Lindricks Gerry linked to got me thinking: does anyone here prefer commando soles? And why?

For mine, they are for outside boots that stay outside, much as I like tramping mud through my home! Again, aside from hiking boots or fair dinkum work boots, I think heavy treaded soles fall into the aforementioned nthn hemisphere only category...

I have some of these:

http://www.selectism.com/2012/01/04/allen-edmonds-for-fsc-bayfield-boots/

Good for foul weather. They also came in brown chromexcel.

If you ever go somewhere snowy/icy, you need lug/commando soles, topy doesn't cut it.
post #32004 of 48615
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Originally Posted by Prince of Paisley View Post

Those pebblegrain Lindricks Gerry linked to got me thinking: does anyone here prefer commando soles? And why?

For mine, they are for outside boots that stay outside, much as I like tramping mud through my home! Again, aside from hiking boots or fair dinkum work boots, I think heavy treaded soles fall into the aforementioned nthn hemisphere only category...

I agree. 

 

I have a pair of boots with commando sole. Limited usefulness in Sydney, but very handy in, say Paris in winter, where I had to trudge through slush and snow.  

post #32005 of 48615
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Originally Posted by Prince of Paisley View Post

Those pebblegrain Lindricks Gerry linked to got me thinking: does anyone here prefer commando soles? And why?

For mine, they are for outside boots that stay outside, much as I like tramping mud through my home! Again, aside from hiking boots or fair dinkum work boots, I think heavy treaded soles fall into the aforementioned nthn hemisphere only category...

Based on my experience of standing on the sidelines at Rugby matches my RM yard boots with their heavy tread soles were perfect for muddy wet conditions and that said I also have a pair of Sanders brogues in pebble grain with the same type of soles I have found them ok for casual wear in a Canberra winter. As for getting commando soles on regular boots, I think I would pass.

My favourite Johnson's of Elgin RAF blue cashmere 2piy jumper is beginning to come through at the elbows WTF? its only five years old and really its not like I prop my self up at the local taverna fuck built in obsolesce. Worse STP does not have my colour in size and the prices are over the $325 mark and now with the falling $ the first of the great wardrobe tragedies arrives.
post #32006 of 48615
^^ Darn it! lol
post #32007 of 48615
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Originally Posted by Geoffrey Firmin View Post

My favourite Johnson's of Elgin RAF blue cashmere 2piy jumper is beginning to come through at the elbows WTF? its only five years old and really its not like I prop my self up at the local taverna fuck built in obsolesce. Worse STP does not have my colour in size and the prices are over the $325 mark and now with the falling $ the first of the great wardrobe tragedies arrives.

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Originally Posted by tobiasj View Post

^^ Darn it! lol

Good pun, Tobias!

GF - seriously, though, you could darn the elbows if you can find some similar yarn. Alternatively, patch them from the inside and then sew a suede or cloth patch over the elbown on the outside, too, as is done with military jumpers and also with some trendy, highly-priced items!
post #32008 of 48615
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Originally Posted by Geoffrey Firmin View Post

My favourite Johnson's of Elgin RAF blue cashmere 2piy jumper is beginning to come through at the elbows WTF? its only five years old and really its not like I prop my self up at the local taverna fuck built in obsolesce. Worse STP does not have my colour in size and the prices are over the $325 mark and now with the falling $ the first of the great wardrobe tragedies arrives.
I had an aunt who used to make lace who was also a magician of invisible mending... The woman could make fully blown elbow holes disappear so completely you couldn't even find where the holes were. She was a nun so I'm currently petitioning the Catholic Church to have my repaired jumpers officially recognised as miracles.
post #32009 of 48615
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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post


Good pun, Tobias!

GF - seriously, though, you could darn the elbows if you can find some similar yarn. Alternatively, patch them from the inside and then sew a suede or cloth patch over the elbown on the outside, too, as is done with military jumpers and also with some trendy, highly-priced items!

Journeyman

While my wife is a good seamstress I think it would be beyond her skill set to "darn it" I think I wold be hard pressed to find anyone who does invisible mending as its known and even then its quite expensive due to the time it takes to mend items.

Yes leather elbow patches would suit it and go well with my corduroy trousers now if I can only find a Harris Tweed Jacket to complete the look.
post #32010 of 48615
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Originally Posted by thebrownman View Post


If they fit properly, yes.

My Alden cordovan boots are fractionally lower than these and are very comfortable despite their sturdiness. It could even be that the sturdiness lends some comfort.

No substitute for trying on, though.

Yeah, I'm strongly considering getting some wet-weather dress boots but the only time I've had non-sporting boots was a pair of chelseas when I was like 13.  The concept makes sense, but trying on is a must.    Looking at getting a C&J Northcote or something like that. Don't like those Islays, too country for me.

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