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My Balmoral Boots

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by AnGeLiCbOrIs, Mar 30, 2009.

  1. Michael Ay329

    Michael Ay329 Well-Known Member

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    Great boots and the angle of the galoshed balmoral line is nicely sloped
     
  2. Slewfoot

    Slewfoot Well-Known Member

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    Here are a few photos from Cliff of the beginning stages of my boots. They are based off the discontinued John Lobb Brooklands in dark brown.

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  3. wmjarrell

    wmjarrell Active Member

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    My brogues aren't far behind you. [​IMG]
     
  4. BrooklynWeGoHard

    BrooklynWeGoHard Well-Known Member

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    someone ordered green bals - who did, and can I see them?
     
  5. Pengranger

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    I picked up mine on Friday...

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  6. BrooklynWeGoHard

    BrooklynWeGoHard Well-Known Member

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    ^ pen, how do you like them? did these come out exactly as you asked for them?
     
  7. Film Noir Buff

    Film Noir Buff Well-Known Member

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    I picked up mine on Friday... [​IMG]
    How do these fit? What were you planning on wearing these with?
     
  8. Michael Ay329

    Michael Ay329 Well-Known Member

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    A very nicely executed balmoral oxford with brogueing along the galosh line

    I liked how the brogueing along the topline and facings are the same size as on the apron and the galosh line.

    Gaziano & Girling have their comparable Warwick model but have opted for the brogueing along the facings and the topline to be smaller in size than the galosh line...to each his own http://www.gazianogirling.com/warwick.html
     
  9. wmjarrell

    wmjarrell Active Member

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    Gorgeous.

    I'm also interested in fit. How did you size and how do you like it?
     
  10. Pengranger

    Pengranger Well-Known Member

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    The shoes fit as well as any other shoe I have. I guess that's just luck. I am really happy with them and I've asked Cliff to do another.

    Cliff was helpful in determining my size, and the advice given earlier in the thread was also useful. These are Cliff's own lasts, however they do fit similar to some others.
     
  11. Film Noir Buff

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    The shoes fit as well as any other shoe I have. I guess that's just luck. I am really happy with them and I've asked Cliff to do another. Cliff was helpful in determining my size, and the advice given earlier in the thread was also useful. These are Cliff's own lasts, however they do fit similar to some others.
    How did you establish your last? in person or did you send traces of your foot and provide certain measurements for your instep?
     
  12. Pengranger

    Pengranger Well-Known Member

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    How did you establish your last? in person or did you send traces of your foot and provide certain measurements for your instep?

    FNB, Cliff's lasts are SIMILAR to EG's 202 and 888 lasts. They are NOT based on EG's lasts, they just have a similar shape, and are slightly wider in the toe. This is intended as a helpful guide only.

    I'm sure there are other lasts which can be used as a comparison, however EG is available in many places in the world. Whatever you do, DON'T say that they are the same as EG's lasts, as it isn't true.
     
  13. the.chikor

    the.chikor Well-Known Member

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    How do these fit? What were you planning on wearing these with?

    These are absolutely Stunning-good show!
     
  14. BrooklynWeGoHard

    BrooklynWeGoHard Well-Known Member

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    do people usually who wear size 10.5E UK/11.0D US in a standard 202 last also wear the same size in the 888? thank you.
     
  15. Pengranger

    Pengranger Well-Known Member

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    do people usually who wear size 10.5E UK/11.0D US in a standard 202 last also wear the same size in the 888? thank you.

    I believe the answer is yes. As Cliff only provides the EG last as an example of fit (they are not the same as EG lasts) your best bet would be to email Cliff direct.
     
  16. Ich_Dien

    Ich_Dien Well-Known Member

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    Might I ask the turnaround?
     
  17. wmjarrell

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    Might I ask the turnaround?

    For reference, I was quoted 14 wks. I imagine it varies based on time of year and number of pending orders.
     
  18. bigbris1

    bigbris1 Well-Known Member

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    WOW Pen, those are gorgeous.

    Please compare the sizing/fit to the other specific shoes you have (last/brand).
     
  19. dkzzzz

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    That shoe tree looks familiar. Wait, it looks exactly like Vass U-last.[​IMG]
     
  20. Slewfoot

    Slewfoot Well-Known Member

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    That shoe tree looks familiar. Wait, it looks exactly like Vass U-last.[​IMG]

    I'd be fine with that!
     

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