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

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  1. skalogre

    skalogre Senior member

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    the only ankle boots I own...

    Paul Smith "British Collection" chukka, made by Cheaney

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    There's a medallion on them? I can sort of see something there.
     
  2. Get Smart

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    yep, the medallion is really nice, it extends a bit on the side, not too much, but enough to be unique and eye-catching. the color goes from a dark espresso brown to an even darker brown at the toebox
     
  3. zjpj83

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    I like them lots
     
  4. lefty

    lefty Senior member

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    Secondly, you have a wide range of options to choose from. You can get them made with the chisel toed last, narrow medium toed last (a little bit pointy toed without being too exaggerated), Tanami last (like the narrow medium last except a fraction more round toed), or the more round toed original or medium toed lasts. The wide toed last has a form similar to the EG 202 last. In fact nearly all of their lasts are extremely elegant and compare favourably to C&Js or even EG lasts.



    Thanks for the info, Sator.

    Couple of quick questions.

    Which is the most elongated/elegant of the Craftsman variations or are you referring to different boots? Is the Macquarie very different than the Craftsman? Turnout?

    Does anyone know if the NY store carries all models and variations?

    I popped in to the Toronto store recently, but they had few options.

    Thanks.

    lefty
     
  5. grimslade

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    The NY store carries samples at least of most of the models. They don't stock them all, and the choice of leathers in the store is limited (I believe, for example, that they have just one boot in Kangaroo, and maybe one in French veal calf). It is far from comprehensive.
     
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    lefty Senior member

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    Thanks, Grim.

    I'll pop by on Saturday.

    Am I misreading Sator? You can have a craftsman made with a different last or is he referring to different models?

    lefty
     
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    This may be a semantic question. My understanding is that if it were on a different last, it wouldn't be a Craftsman, but a "Jodhpur" (which is a chelsea, the jodhpur is on the Craftsman last but is called the Stockman--confused yet? [​IMG] ) or a Turnout or something else.

    While you're there, pick up a catalog by the door. It's a good reference.
     
  8. skalogre

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    yep, the medallion is really nice, it extends a bit on the side, not too much, but enough to be unique and eye-catching. the color goes from a dark espresso brown to an even darker brown at the toebox

    Jason, could we please get some more photos of those boots? At least a side shot. They look interesting. How is the last shape, btw?
     
  9. Get Smart

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    sure, I'll post some more pics later tonite with different views
     
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    I am sorry, but I do not share any admiration for ankle boots.

    1.They don't look warm enough for winter nor do they have thick enough soles. This makes them useless, as cold-weather shoes.

    2. They don't like moisture, just like any leather shoes, thus useless when it snows.

    3. All new ones that I have seen look half decent compare to oxfords, bluchers or monks counterparts.
    But most of the ankle boots look like homeless person shoes after a few months of wear.

    I also expect them to be too hot and have poorer ventilation in comparison to the regular shoes.

    What is the benefit of an ankle boot other than: "Look, I have one too"?
     
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    Not really fabulously porny, but here are my Hollands...


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  12. lefty

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    This may be a semantic question. My understanding is that if it were on a different last, it wouldn't be a Craftsman, but a "Jodhpur" (which is a chelsea, the jodhpur is on the Craftsman last but is called the Stockman--confused yet? [​IMG] ) or a Turnout or something else.

    While you're there, pick up a catalog by the door. It's a good reference.


    That clarified everything!

    Thanks,

    lefty
     
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    My new Polo Reddings. Currently my favorite piece of footwear.

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    Not really fabulously porny, but here are my Hollands...


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    They turn me on! [​IMG]

    I'm going to get this model from Plal as as soon as I can figure out all this C&J/Polo/US/UK sizing madness.
     

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