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Are these boots SF approved?

SirGrotius

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Peal & Co. black chelsea boots purchased through BB?

http://www.brooksbrothers.com/IWCatP...duct_Id=997154

My sartorial instincts around shoes never progressed beyond the Andre Agassi Nike Air pumps in the mid-80s, so I bought the above on a recommendation from someone.

Cheers - and thanks for any direction!

Since I'm verbose I can't help filling in with some more background -- my "nice" shoe collection now is rather small:

- Black LV Dress Loafers (don't worry NO logo)
- Medium Brown LV Dress Loafers (don't worry NO logo)
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Everything else is more casual, such as Mephisto loafers, etc. I need to improve my shoe collection, and in general, I've checked out the Aldens of the world but they seem a little staid to me although I admire the construction.
 

patrickBOOTH

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Peal & Co. is SF approved, however LV is not. You should stick to shoemakers that have a lasting reputation for shoes, not just a "designer" label.
 

Harold falcon

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Peal is an approved shoemaker, though I'm not a fan of Chelsea boots. They'd get a better reception in SW&D I would think.

EDIT - Also, the idea of a loafer as a "dress shoe" is off base. Loafers are definitely more casual than lace ups, even though they can often work with suits. You need some lace up shoes before you go off into boot territory. Get a black or burgundy cap toe.
 

SirGrotius

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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH
Peal & Co. is SF approved, however LV is not. You should stick to shoemakers that have a lasting reputation for shoes, not just a "designer" label.

Awesome - that's what I needed to hear!

Interestingly, my LVs are two years old and still going strong. Is there a time period where it's uncouth to wear the same shoes?
 

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I cannot see anything generally wrong with those boots, althoug, being a fan of Chelsea boots, I must say that I personally do not fancy black calf. My first choice would be brown suede, then brown calf, then (assuming that I skip grey, green and blue) black suede. For black calf, I would choose something "dressier", I think.
 

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Originally Posted by epa
I cannot see anything generally wrong with those boots, althoug, being a fan of Chelsea boots, I must say that I personally do not fancy black calf. My first choice would be brown suede, then brown calf, then (assuming that I skip grey, green and blue) black suede. For black calf, I would choose something "dressier", I think.

Good call. I have a lot of less-dressy brown boots and shoes, so I figured I go black. I have seen dressier black cheseas - they seem to have a sleeker profile, and usually a little something something on the heel. The problem is, I'm not crazy about the Prada and other brands' chelseas. Do you have any one you'd recommend?
 

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