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Balmoral Boot Porn

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Manton, Jun 9, 2007.

  1. Manton

    Manton Well-Known Member

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    EG Shannon, 82 last. I don't think I have ever been quite so besotted with a pair of RTW (or, really, MTO) shoes as I am with these. Sorry for the half-assed shine. What can I say; I'm no sysdoc. Any shoe geek who does not have a pair of these (ahem, ap, jc, rh) is a disgrace to shoe geekdom.

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  2. lakewolf

    lakewolf Well-Known Member

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    That remembers me the shoes I wore while doint the military service....

    ...joking appart, they are great, but too many holes...
     
  3. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt Well-Known Member

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    very nice shoes. as good as I have seen in that style.
     
  4. Manton

    Manton Well-Known Member

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    too many holes...
    I think nine is standard for a boot like that. I opted for eyelets all the way up rather than the hook speed lacers. The eyelets on my Carmina boots don't really bother me, so I figure these won't either.
     
  5. Manton

    Manton Well-Known Member

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    as good as I have seen in that style.

    I think for this style, there is EG Shannon, or bespoke, and that's it. Does anyone else make this RTW or MTO? I remember some Austrian maker does, but you have to go there.
     
  6. lakewolf

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    yes the military boots have as standard the hooks

    those are Grenson balmorals

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  7. soulstylist

    soulstylist Well-Known Member

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    I so wish I had, too...
    ...watching pr0n is nice but the real thing definitelly tops it!

    ...but till then - more of that pr0n please!
     
  8. Manton

    Manton Well-Known Member

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    those are Grenson balmorals

    Didn't know they made one. Still available?
     
  9. lakewolf

    lakewolf Well-Known Member

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    here are some japanese bespoke boots
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    as essential or classic as these might seem, very few balmoral boots are made today in rtw. I don't see a single men's pair in the 07 C&J catalog (even though there is one women's). I don't remember finding any on the entire pediwear site either. is that strange?
     
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    Manton, Nice Boots!

    Here is the Lobb Brooklands. I love the 8000 last.

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  13. aportnoy

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    Any shoe geek who does not have a pair of these (ahem, ap, jc, rh) is a disgrace to shoe geekdom.

    Leave me out of this... you know that I just ordered two pair of these...

    Shannon, coffee suede, single elatther sole, 82 last

    Shannon II, edwardian, Southwold toecap, single leather sole, 82 last

    Unless of course you mean in black.
     
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    Shannon, coffee suede, single elatther sole, 82 last


    Please post a pic of these when you get them.
     
  15. rnoldh

    rnoldh Well-Known Member

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    Leave me out of this... you know that I just ordered two pair of these...

    Shannon, coffee suede, single elatther sole, 82 last

    Shannon II, edwardian, Southwold toecap, single leather sole, 82 last

    Unless of course you mean in black.


    Andrew,
    Did you go with eyelets all the way up, on your Shannons, like Manton. Or with the hook speed lacers? Here's a picture of the Shannon in that configuration(from Tom at Leather Soul)

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    http://www.leathersoulhawaii.com/
     
  16. zjpj83

    zjpj83 Well-Known Member

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    I'm not a boot person, but my faves are definitely the Lobb Brooklands, as pictured above, and these - [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    Andrew,
    Did you go with eyelets all the way up, on your Shannons, like Manton. Or with the hook speed lacers? Here's a picture of the Shannon in that configuration(from Tom at Leather Soul)

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    http://www.leathersoulhawaii.com/


    I went with no speed lacers, all regular eyelets. IMHO, the Shannon is too damn sleek for speed lacers.
     
  18. Panzeraxe II

    Panzeraxe II Well-Known Member

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    Very very nice - the Shannon is easily my favorite boot. Hopefully mine should be in soon - 82 last as yours but in Dark Oak.
     
  19. Manton

    Manton Well-Known Member

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    Very very nice - the Shannon is easily my favorite boot. Hopefully mine should be in soon - 82 last as yours but in Dark Oak.

    A friend of mine has exactly that. That may be next for me. I think I could get this in every color (apart from olive and blue). Plus, I will need at least one Shannon II.
     
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    Off topic, but how do boots like these work with no-break pant tailoring?
     

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