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Hunter Boot, LLBean Boot or Sorel... Best Wet-Weather Boot?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by JS1357, Mar 9, 2011.

  1. JS1357

    JS1357 Well-Known Member

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    Which one of these is the best all-around foul weather boot?


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    Who makes these?
     
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    Who makes these?

    That's looks to be a Le Chameau boot (leather lined). This poll might also be leaving out Aigle boots.

    In my opinion, there is no way any person wearing a suit can wear the LL Bean or Sorel boot (perhaps to work on a rainy day) without looking terrible.
     
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    Aigle Boots (for those afraid of their masculinity being questioned if they wear Hunter):


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    Tough to beat the Bean Boots, IMO.
     
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    That's looks to be a Le Chameau boot (leather lined). This poll might also be leaving out Aigle boots.

    In my opinion, there is no way any person wearing a suit can wear the LL Bean or Sorel boot (perhaps to work on a rainy day) without looking terrible.


    Best to get galoshes.
     
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    Aigle Boots all the way. [​IMG]
     
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    Le Chameau - no comparison.
     
  11. nelly

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    Le Chameau - no comparison.

    The leather lining in the Chasseur boot is nice to have, but $400 is quite a lot for something you won't wear often and is made to get dirty.
     
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    Where can you get leather lined Le Chameau's for $400?
     
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    The Bean boot is a lot lighter in weight than the Sorel.
     
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    Which one of these is the best all-around foul weather boot?


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    Bean 10" for the muck and Tingleys for the lighter days.
    Sorel is good for arctic-type snow but I prefer Bean for pretty much all else.
     
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    The odd one out here is the Sorel as it is really a "cold weather" boot. I don't think it makes a lot of sense for any environment above 32 degrees F.
     
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    The odd one out here is the Sorel as it is really a "cold weather" boot. I don't think it makes a lot of sense for any environment above 32 degrees F.

    Agreed. Bean Boots all the way.
     
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    hunter with a suit, bean boot the rest of the time.
     
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    hunter with a suit, bean boot the rest of the time.

    Agreed... So I think the Hunter is more versatile since it can be worn with suit or no suit and worn in warm or cold weather?
     
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    Tall Hunters. Ideally navy, with a mustard yellow mackintosh. Perfect balance of elegant form and comfortable practicality. Assuming you don't go a-hacking on a regular basis, they're also pretty much the last remaining opportunity a man has to wear knee-high boots--which are a lot of fun and which throughout the arc of Western history have been rather widely and rightly regarded as some pretty tough gear.

    The sawed-off Hunters look like clumsy half-measures to me.
     

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