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

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  1. andyw

    andyw Senior member

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    Sutor Mantellassi Burgundy Low Balmoral Boot
     


  2. Tumbleweed

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    I believe that they're the Yearling as stated in the post. Definitely not the Forum Special as the sole is stitched on instead of screwed on.

    Edit: Yearling but with Flat heel instead of block heel.


    So to clarify, Yearling is also an RM Williams last as well as a leather type? I thought the term only referred to the latter.
     


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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]
     


  4. Eustace Tilley

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    So to clarify, Yearling is also an RM Williams last as well as a leather type? I thought the term only referred to the latter.

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


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

    Very good looking. On sale or full retail?
     


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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.
     


  7. 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
     


  8. nate10184

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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.
     


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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.
     


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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]
     


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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.
     


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

    Grenson....Masterpiece level qualitity, color is Cognac.
     


  13. brad-t

    brad-t Bae Blade

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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]
     


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    Fosters version of C&J Avebury II
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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.
     


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