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Balmoral Boot Porn

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

  1. synthi

    synthi Member

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    I got a call a fortnight ago that was music to my ears.. my shannon's were ready. They were collected earlier today, pics tomorrow!
     
  2. Tangfastic

    Tangfastic Senior member

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    I think, if I had one pair of balmoral boots in black, and one in brown, I would never have to worry about suitable footwear for whatever I was wearing. I have, so far, been incredibly self disciplined viewing this thread and not ordered any made to order boots....
     
  3. crazyquik

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    If those Grenson's were sold in the US for $400 I think SF alone would have already created a run on them.
     
  4. synthi

    synthi Member

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    Shannons in Midnight blue antique on the 82 last. Custom requests were blind eyelets all the way, a plain cap toe with no brogueing, single leather sole + toe taps.

    The true colour is as hard to describe as it is to capture; depending on the ambient light they can appear anything from black to slate grey to an indigo denim like blue. Alas, in London it's another dull rainy day which didn't help the photo session.

    *edit* Marks for those who can spot the 'swan' flying across the right shoe + apologies for flagrantly disregarding the old proverb 'blue and green should never be seen'
     
  5. Eustace Tilley

    Eustace Tilley Senior member

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    synthi - I don't think the pic links are working - can you please repost.
     
  6. grimslade

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    Can't see 'em either.
     
  7. synthi

    synthi Member

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    Apologies, Images re-hosted [​IMG]
     
  8. aportnoy

    aportnoy Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Apologies, Images re-hosted [​IMG]

    Gorgeous...it's officially the year of the Shannon![​IMG]
     
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  10. Eustace Tilley

    Eustace Tilley Senior member

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    Nice boots - hard to go wrong with the EG Shannon!
     
  11. joseanes

    joseanes Senior member

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    Aha! That's when I wear my Chelsea boots with the lounge suit.

    I can get 'em on and off quicker than your lace up Oxford shoes [​IMG]


    Funny you say that. Nowadays when I travel I prefer to bring one of my chelsea boots. Very easy as you say. The only easier shoe would be a penny loafer, and I do not like penny loafers.

    I do not own balmoral boots. Would love to get a pair one of these days, if I can afford it. My blutcher type boots however are a pain to use at airports.
     
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    william Senior member

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    I've never really thought I'd be into blue shoes but those are gorgeous. They'll be perfect w/ charcoal suits and trousers.
     
  13. LeatherSOUL

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    Man, it really is the year of the Shannon. Very nice.
     
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    Beautiful, Beautiful, Beautiful.

    The color is different and great.

    Why, may I ask, did you go with a single sole and not a double?
     
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    I need to do something. I was thinking of dying the suede a darker colour. Dark brown or possibly black? I'm really not sure. I need to chew this over & then order a new pair because this is the only thing that will calm my nerves!

    82 last this time I think.


    I wouldn't touch the color. They are unique and fantastic.
     
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    edmorel Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    One day maybe I will be enlightened and "get" these types of boots. For now though, I think they are ugly.
     
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    I wouldn't touch the color. They are unique and fantastic.

    Thanks for the kind words John...

    I took the original photos in haste. It was late evening when I got around to opening the parcel. Poor artificial lighting & a less than ideal camera phone have not helped. I have since taken some better photos that are far more representative and I think help to portray the boots in a better light.

    Seeing the boots in daylight has quashed my concerns. I am entirely happy them as is, although I would still like another pair.

    [​IMG]
     
  20. synthi

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    Beautiful, Beautiful, Beautiful.

    The color is different and great.

    Why, may I ask, did you go with a single sole and not a double?


    A double sole, in my opinion, is a little incogruous on the shannon. I find the sleek 82 last and overall elegance of the boot is subtly enhanced by a single sole. Same with the blind eyelets, I wonder why more don't opt for that option!

    I do however like the bulk of a double sole on a blutcher boot. It's not a hard and fast rule though, I've seen double soled U last Vass' that look stunning.

    Thanks for the positive comments from all!! [​IMG]
     

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