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Balmoral Boot Porn

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Manton, Jun 9, 2007.

  1. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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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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  2. lakewolf

    lakewolf Senior member

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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...
     


  3. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

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    very nice shoes. as good as I have seen in that style.
     


  4. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    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.
     


  5. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    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.
     


  6. lakewolf

    lakewolf Senior member

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    yes the military boots have as standard the hooks

    those are Grenson balmorals

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  7. soulstylist

    soulstylist Senior member

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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!
     


  8. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    those are Grenson balmorals

    Didn't know they made one. Still available?
     


  9. lakewolf

    lakewolf Senior member

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    here are some japanese bespoke boots
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    Tarmac Senior member

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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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    Manton, Nice Boots!

    Here is the Lobb Brooklands. I love the 8000 last.

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  13. aportnoy

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    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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    Shannon, coffee suede, single elatther sole, 82 last


    Please post a pic of these when you get them.
     


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    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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