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Ankle Boot Porn! Here are mine, show me some of yours?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Soph, Jul 28, 2006.

  1. NoVaguy

    NoVaguy Well-Known Member

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    What about black suede? I've wanted a pair of black suede chelseas forever but I can't find them anywhere... Any suggestions?

    I am also pleasantly surprised at the RM Williams boots. I kinda liked them before but seeing them with some wear makes them much more appealing.


    shipton and heneage has black suede chelseas - the PUTNEY BLACK SUEDE CHELSEA BOOT for a price USD199.00.

    since shipton doesn't actually make anything but just rebadges english shoes from crockett and jones, grenson and alfred sargent with their own name, one of these companies probably has a black suede chelsea available. try checking pediwear to see if its cheaper there.

    http://www.shipton-usa.com/erol.html#2126X577
     
  2. minimal

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  3. Tck13

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    shipton and heneage has black suede chelseas - the PUTNEY BLACK SUEDE CHELSEA BOOT for a price USD199.00.

    since shipton doesn't actually make anything but just rebadges english shoes from crockett and jones, grenson and alfred sargent with their own name, one of these companies probably has a black suede chelsea available. try checking pediwear to see if its cheaper there.

    http://www.shipton-usa.com/erol.html#2126X577


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    I love you! (In a very manly way of course...) I looked at Pediwear before but I didn't see anything. I'll have to check again.
     
  4. Shoe-nut

    Shoe-nut Well-Known Member

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    Don't have any newer styles but these oldies fit me well.

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    Above Edwin Clapps from the 1920's very high quality leather that takes a fantasic shine.

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    Above Walk-Overs from the teens same as worn by the gangster Big Jim Colosimo in the old days when he was in power.
     
  5. neyus

    neyus Well-Known Member

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    Shoenut do you put shoe trees in your boots.

    I love your shoes, but it pains me to see the wrinkles in them.

    Are the wrinkles deliberate?
     
  6. minhi

    minhi Well-Known Member

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    Shoenut do you put shoe trees in your boots.

    I love your shoes, but it pains me to see the wrinkles in them.

    Are the wrinkles deliberate?


    well if those shoes are really 80 and 90 years old respectively, then the amount of wrinkles are acceptable IMHO [​IMG]
     
  7. epa

    epa Well-Known Member

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    Just trying to see if this way of posting photos works:
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    OK, looks like I got it; thanks, Nick M (http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=1937)

    Ah, I see in that my excitement over finally managing to publish a photo I forgot to specify the brand... They are from Carmina. I got this brand recommended in another thread, and I must say I am very happy with them so far. Actually, normally I need a lot of time to "wear in" shoes, but these ones were comfortable from the very begining. The second day I put them on was for a two-days business trip abroad, and my feet felt completely OK when I returned. That made me very happy. I will probably consider Carmina also for my next footwear purchase. Also, they are Spanish, and I would love to be able to regularly buy from a local manufacturer (otherwise, most stuff I buy except wine and food is imported).
     
  8. mack11211

    mack11211 Well-Known Member

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    Those Edwin Clapps above live on in the Madison made by Stacy Adams. The cap toe, the narrow waist, the way they take polish so well. I imagine the leather and construction are inferior, as they retail for USD 110, but at least one can still buy the style. I know SA gets a lot of grief on this board, but the virtue of this model is that they just never stopped making them.

    http://www.stacyadams.com/shopsa/cla...-02/index.html
     
  9. j

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    I believe older Stacy Adams were welted. I've seen a few around in the thrifts and they always seemed very narrow.
     
  10. MrBisco

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    Here's my recent pick-ups:

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    ET Wright Chelseas, $124 on sale. Plus, in a 12AA, my ridiculously hard-to-find shoe size.

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    Allen-Edmonds. $25 used on ebay. For $25, scratches and wrinkles acceptable. Oh, and in my size.
     
  11. skalogre

    skalogre Well-Known Member

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    Crossposted from the RM WIlliams thread

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  12. nighttrain7404

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    I bought these Canali a couple of months ago on eBay. They are very comfortable and look nice with khakis but they are NOT made by Lattanzi [​IMG] .

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    I REALLY like those Canali's. Great choice!
     
  13. well-kept

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    Plus, in a 12AA, my ridiculously hard-to-find shoe size.

    $25 used on ebay. For $25, scratches and wrinkles acceptable. Oh, and in my size.


    I feel that the shoe Gods actually favor you guys with unusual sizes. While there may be less availability there's also less competition.

    A few years ago I passed up a pair of brand new EGs in size 13A which sat in a thrift shop for months. Five dollars, no takers. On eBay the 14AAAs go begging.
     
  14. fritzl

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    ok here are some other pics....closeup of toebox and brogueing, the last shape, etc. [​IMG]
    Ideally the heel taps are embedded. This is not so important for the toe taps, although it looks nicer. By the way, I prefer metal taps, but this is really a nuance and question of personal favour. If, he is really a Old eastern school cobbler, he will be able to manage that. On the other hand, I have some anecdotes about these people around. [​IMG]
     
  15. mr monty

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    Nice price, they also fit and look good .
     
  16. Shoe-nut

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    Shoenut do you put shoe trees in your boots.

    I love your shoes, but it pains me to see the wrinkles in them.

    Are the wrinkles deliberate?



    Yes, I do use shoe trees but I bought these used and so take the consequences of those who don't use them + the ravages of time. But would mention that the black pair of shoes are Kangaroo Leather and that is the way it looks as it is a very soft and thin leather. Actually it also is quite strong as compared to cowhide unfortunately Kangaroo Leather can't be imported anymore into the states.
     
  17. Shoe-nut

    Shoe-nut Well-Known Member

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    Those Edwin Clapps above live on in the Madison made by Stacy Adams. The cap toe, the narrow waist, the way they take polish so well. I imagine the leather and construction are inferior, as they retail for USD 110, but at least one can still buy the style. I know SA gets a lot of grief on this board, but the virtue of this model is that they just never stopped making them.

    http://www.stacyadams.com/shopsa/cla...-02/index.html


    I have seen many a pair of those Stacy Adams Madison Shoes of which you mention. In my estimation they are nowhere near the quality and not even worth the asking price. This was not always true as SA from the 40's and 50's was a quality shoe. I have an older pair SA that would easily pass muster as far build quality is concerned.
     
  18. j

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    Yes, I do use shoe trees but I bought these used and so take the consequences of those who don't use them + the ravages of time. But would mention that the black pair of shoes are Kangaroo Leather and that is the way it looks as it is a very soft and thin leather. Actually it also is quite strong as compared to cowhide unfortunately Kangaroo Leather can't be imported anymore into the states.
    What is this about kangaroo leather imports? Do you mean just the hides or the products? I know many soccer shoes and motorcycle gloves are still available that are made of kangaroo.
     
  19. VMan

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    Scored a pair of vintage Allen Edmonds 'York' brown dual-zip ankle boots on Ebay about two weeks ago, for a really great price. Wore them for the first time today. Quality is really nice. I sold a burgundy pair on the forum a few months back that was unfortunately too small for me, and have been searching for a pair in my size ever since. I lucked out and grabbed a pair for the $20 BIN price. [​IMG]
     
  20. skalogre

    skalogre Well-Known Member

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    What is this about kangaroo leather imports? Do you mean just the hides or the products? I know many soccer shoes and motorcycle gloves are still available that are made of kangaroo.

    Maybe just the hides?

    http://www.styleforum.net/showthread...381#post333381
     

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