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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. andyw

    andyw Senior member

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    Very good looking. On sale or full retail?

    On sale.....lucky to be at the store during the last couple days of the Winter sale......and lucky to have my size. 30% off retail of $678.
     
  2. Tidybeard

    Tidybeard Senior member

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    That's what I thought as well. I have an old RMW catalog and it doesn't list a yearling last.

    It is a little confusing. I arrived at this conclusion mainly from this section of Sator's post in the "Everything you wanted to know about RM Williams" thread, plus the box definitely says B555...



    The Yearling in the narrow nosed B522 last with the block heel is a very attractive model. It looks particularly good in black. Narrower widths are available as a custom order: F width with a flat heel and E width for a high heel. The medium G width feels as wide as the chisel toe in the equivalent sized G: even though it looks narrower, they fit the same. If you like the pointier toed last but prefer the flat heel then there is the Macquarie on the B555 last.

    PDF infosheet for the Yearling:

    http://www.rmwilliams.com.a u/produ...94AC8B8A9BF02B

    PDF Infosheet for the Macquarie:

    http://www.rmwilliams.com.a u/produ...C25838DE1C017F
     
  3. nate10184

    nate10184 Senior member

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    Hi all, picked up last week at Paul Stuart....Stuart's Choice cognac heavily brogued low balmoral boot.

    Pardon my ignorance but are these Grenson or EG? That color is amazing.
     
  4. Sator

    Sator Senior member

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    Hi, They're actually the MacQuarie in special order Whiskey, which makes them the B555 last. The box says MTO Yearling, which confused the hell out of me. When I bought them, I thought they were Yearling with a flat heel. They have the standard welted leather sole. RMW do make a model called Yearling which is the same last as the MacQuarie but with a block heel. Plus, they call their leather Yearling which in theory means you could order a Yearling Yearling. Their site mentions that the MacQuarie has both a square toe and a "narrow medium" toe.... Nice bootmakers, not very bright....[​IMG] They are indeed very lovely, I'm wearing them now. Thanks for the compliments[​IMG]
    They look great. The B555 is a tricky last. You sometimes have to drop down a size to get it to fit. You could probably custom order one in an F fit as well. The reason is because it is a long nose last. Some people drop down a width in the Edward Green 82 last as well for similar reasons. I used to find the B555 a bit pointy but I am beginning to like it more and more.
     
  5. haganah

    haganah Senior member

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    Stopped by the RM Williams store yesterday on the way into work.

    They have several shoes on sale (around 200 or so) including the yearling. I really liked the models with the screws on the bottom but I have no idea how those hold up with wear. Also I'd probably prefer something just a bit sleeker (although I saw a couple of dress boots that were pretty sleek) and I don't understand what that line is going up the middle of the whole cut boot.

    Other than that, they looked beautiful and the guy that works there has to be one of the nicest sales people I've ever met so you guys should check out the sale [​IMG]
     
  6. haganah

    haganah Senior member

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    Haha we were dicking around doing a photoshoot. [​IMG] In those sorts of things you have to be MR. SERIOUS :[

    I recommend a new haircut, new wardrobe and new boots. You know...for your photoshoots. Someone had to say it and I'll gladly be that guy.
     
  7. andyw

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    Pardon my ignorance but are these Grenson or EG? That color is amazing.

    Grenson....Masterpiece level qualitity, color is Cognac.
     
  8. brad-t

    brad-t Senior member

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    I recommend a new haircut, new wardrobe and new boots. You know...for your photoshoots. Someone had to say it and I'll gladly be that guy.
    That picture's quite old, and I've already changed all of those things. Well, not the boots yet, but I'm about to. Although I can almost guarantee that you'd dislike my new style less, and I really need to stop coming to this forum since I realize I'm not going to find much acceptance here (and that's fine, we all have different tastes). [​IMG]
     
  9. culverwood

    culverwood Senior member

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    Fosters version of C&J Avebury II
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  10. Percy Trimmer

    Percy Trimmer Senior member

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    Fosters version of C&J Avebury II]

    I have the identical pair from Foster's. Could I ask if you bought your usual size? I found myself going down a half size.
     
  11. Gucci Uomo

    Gucci Uomo Active Member

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    The ones I'd like to have:

    [​IMG]

    Though I'm not sure if it's from the "Ankle Boot" category.
     
  12. culverwood

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    I have the identical pair from Foster's. Could I ask if you bought your usual size? I found myself going down a half size.

    Like you my boots are a half size smaller than my normal shoes, I tried my normal size and they were definitely too big. I am wearing them at the moment and at that size they are very comfortable.
     
  13. william

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    That picture's quite old, and I've already changed all of those things. Well, not the boots yet, but I'm about to.

    Although I can almost guarantee that you'd dislike my new style less, and I really need to stop coming to this forum since I realize I'm not going to find much acceptance here (and that's fine, we all have different tastes). [​IMG]


    Don't worry about it man. Do your thing. Stay here and learn.
     
  14. skalogre

    skalogre Senior member

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    They look great. The B555 is a tricky last. You sometimes have to drop down a size to get it to fit. You could probably custom order one in an F fit as well. The reason is because it is a long nose last. Some people drop down a width in the Edward Green 82 last as well for similar reasons. I used to find the B555 a bit pointy but I am beginning to like it more and more.

    So drop down half a size or one measure of width from Craftsman?
     
  15. Tidybeard

    Tidybeard Senior member

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    So drop down half a size or one measure of width from Craftsman?


    I'd say definitely not. I have both in 10.5G and if anything the 555 is a slightly snugger fit.
     
  16. LabelKing

    LabelKing Senior member

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    Here are two.

    J.M.Weston

    [​IMG]

    Silvano Lattanzi in need of of polish--I haven't worn these for some time.

    [​IMG]
     
  17. Sator

    Sator Senior member

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    Did you shoot that cat yourself?
     
  18. LabelKing

    LabelKing Senior member

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    Did you shoot that cat yourself?

    I wasn't alive when it was shot.
     
  19. Salsalocust

    Salsalocust Senior member

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    How about this non-standard Dark Brown Cottesmore?

    It's marked as a 9D, so I guess it might be US sizing.

    Tried on it feels like a UK 8E. Certainly narrower and carries less volume than a standard UK 8.5 E

    [​IMG][/IMG]

    [​IMG][/IMG]
     
  20. Albert60

    Albert60 Senior member

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    How about this non-standard Dark Brown Cottesmore?

    It's marked as a 9D, so I guess it might be US sizing.

    Tried on it feels like a UK 8E. Certainly narrower and carries less volume than a standard UK 8.5 E

    [​IMG][/IMG]

    [​IMG][/IMG]


    I'm liking the 341 last more and more. Those are sleek and refined though not dainty. [​IMG]
     

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