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Manton

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EG Shannon, 82 last. I don't think I have ever been quite so besotted with a pair of RTW (or, really, MTO) shoes as I am with these. Sorry for the half-assed shine. What can I say; I'm no sysdoc. Any shoe geek who does not have a pair of these (ahem, ap, jc, rh) is a disgrace to shoe geekdom.

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That remembers me the shoes I wore while doint the military service....

...joking appart, they are great, but too many holes...
 

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Originally Posted by lakewolf
too many holes...
I think nine is standard for a boot like that. I opted for eyelets all the way up rather than the hook speed lacers. The eyelets on my Carmina boots don't really bother me, so I figure these won't either.
 

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Originally Posted by iammatt
as good as I have seen in that style.

I think for this style, there is EG Shannon, or bespoke, and that's it. Does anyone else make this RTW or MTO? I remember some Austrian maker does, but you have to go there.
 

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yes the military boots have as standard the hooks

those are Grenson balmorals

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I so wish I had, too...
...watching pr0n is nice but the real thing definitelly tops it!

...but till then - more of that pr0n please!
 

Manton

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Originally Posted by lakewolf
those are Grenson balmorals

Didn't know they made one. Still available?
 

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here are some japanese bespoke boots
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as essential or classic as these might seem, very few balmoral boots are made today in rtw. I don't see a single men's pair in the 07 C&J catalog (even though there is one women's). I don't remember finding any on the entire pediwear site either. is that strange?
 

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Originally Posted by Manton
Any shoe geek who does not have a pair of these (ahem, ap, jc, rh) is a disgrace to shoe geekdom.

Leave me out of this... you know that I just ordered two pair of these...

Shannon, coffee suede, single elatther sole, 82 last

Shannon II, edwardian, Southwold toecap, single leather sole, 82 last

Unless of course you mean in black.
 

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Originally Posted by aportnoy
Leave me out of this... you know that I just ordered two pair of these...

Shannon, coffee suede, single elatther sole, 82 last

Shannon II, edwardian, Southwold toecap, single leather sole, 82 last

Unless of course you mean in black.


Andrew,
Did you go with eyelets all the way up, on your Shannons, like Manton. Or with the hook speed lacers? Here's a picture of the Shannon in that configuration(from Tom at Leather Soul)

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http://www.leathersoulhawaii.com/
 

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