Balmoral Boot Porn

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

  1. zjpj83

    zjpj83 Senior member

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    I'm not a boot person, but my faves are definitely the Lobb Brooklands, as pictured above, and these - [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  2. aportnoy

    aportnoy Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    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/


    I went with no speed lacers, all regular eyelets. IMHO, the Shannon is too damn sleek for speed lacers.
     
  3. Panzeraxe II

    Panzeraxe II Senior member

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    Very very nice - the Shannon is easily my favorite boot. Hopefully mine should be in soon - 82 last as yours but in Dark Oak.
     
  4. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    Very very nice - the Shannon is easily my favorite boot. Hopefully mine should be in soon - 82 last as yours but in Dark Oak.

    A friend of mine has exactly that. That may be next for me. I think I could get this in every color (apart from olive and blue). Plus, I will need at least one Shannon II.
     
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    LSeca Senior member

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    Off topic, but how do boots like these work with no-break pant tailoring?
     
  6. kitonbrioni

    kitonbrioni Senior member

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    Extremely nice looking boots. thanks for the pictures.
     
  7. LabelKing

    LabelKing Senior member

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    I don't like lace-up boots. When you cross your legs and those laces show, the appearance is completely inelegant--one would much rather wear combat boots.
     
  8. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    I don't like lace-up boots. When you cross your legs and those laces show, the appearance is completely inelegant--one would much rather wear combat boots.

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  9. crazyquik

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    I don't like lace-up boots. When you cross your legs and those laces show, the appearance is completely inelegant--one would much rather wear combat boots.

    Would elastic gores be more elegant?

    More importantly, are the posters using special boot trees or regular shoe trees? Anything special in the uppers to keep the shape?
     
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    LabelKing Senior member

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    Would elastic gores be more elegant?

    More importantly, are the posters using special boot trees or regular shoe trees? Anything special in the uppers to keep the shape?


    Yes, I feel a Chelsea boot would be more elegant.
     
  11. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    More importantly, are the posters using special boot trees or regular shoe trees? Anything special in the uppers to keep the shape?

    Not in my case. Regular trees. I have a pair of blucher boots that have never had boot trees, and the uppers are holding up just fine.
     
  12. LabelKing

    LabelKing Senior member

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    I've never seen a high-end RTW boot tree.
     
  13. crazyquik

    crazyquik Senior member

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    A shorter pair of these would be nice. The front part is attached to the hinged foot, then the other two parts are put into place.
     
  14. aportnoy

    aportnoy Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I've never seen a high-end RTW boot tree.

    These are the nicest I've found...Lobb also makes one that zjpj has shown.

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  15. tiger02

    tiger02 Militarist

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    I don't like lace-up boots. When you cross your legs and those laces show, the appearance is completely inelegant--one would much rather wear combat boots.
    Disagree. There is a lot to be said for combat boots, but I prefer these.
     

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