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Balmoral Boot Porn

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

  1. Pengranger

    Pengranger Senior member

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    3 piece boot tress were a special request...and costly (don't ask me)

    Thanks. I thought so. I've seen the prices for the bespoke trees and I presume that's what you've paid. I haven't seen them elsewhere. The reason I asked is that I've got a pair of Wigmore's on the way - I've ordered the standard ones...
     


  2. tomrakewell

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    ... wonder what you think of these Grenson Masterpieces for Paul Stuart:
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  3. Tangfastic

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    ... wonder what you think of these Grenson Masterpieces for Paul Stuart:

    I have the same boot, but 8139.257 is written instead of 8139.235, perhaps to signify a different upper material? Mine are a more uniform chestnut brown - it looks like yours are a more antiqued leather. Mine are a US 10D too, I'm usually a UK9E/F and these fit well but are the most elongated of shoes. I've been looking out for a pair in black for a long time now...
     


  4. JayJay

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    ... wonder what you think of these Grenson Masterpieces for Paul Stuart:
    Nice boots.
     


  5. tomrakewell

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    I have the same boot, but 8139.257 is written instead of 8139.235, perhaps to signify a different upper material? Mine are a more uniform chestnut brown - it looks like yours are a more antiqued leather. Mine are a US 10D too, I'm usually a UK9E/F and these fit well but are the most elongated of shoes. I've been looking out for a pair in black for a long time now...

    Don't know about the leather, but mine is definitely an antiqued brown. Despite the fact that I usually wear UK9.5 E/F in Derbies and mostly UK 10 in Oxfords, these fit perfectly and I actually like the elongated last quite a bit :)
     


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    I've been trying to score a pair for about a year now - nice work!
     


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    Tom - Nice stuff. I have the same ones in an antique dark brown/suede combo. They're very fun and stylish. They do have an elongated last, but with larger almost boot fit style pants they work very well. I'll get some pictures up come the New Year.

    Best,
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  8. Tangfastic

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    Don't know about the leather, but mine is definitely an antiqued brown. Despite the fact that I usually wear UK9.5 E/F in Derbies and mostly UK 10 in Oxfords, these fit perfectly and I actually like the elongated last quite a bit :)

    Tom - Nice stuff. I have the same ones in an antique dark brown/suede combo. They're very fun and stylish. They do have an elongated last, but with larger almost boot fit style pants they work very well. I'll get some pictures up come the New Year.

    Best,
    David


    Just out of interest what sort of shoe / boot trees do you use? My standard size 9 trees are too big for the boot, and I'd like to look after them better...
     


  9. tomrakewell

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    Just out of interest what sort of shoe / boot trees do you use? My standard size 9 trees are too big for the boot, and I'd like to look after them better...

    I use standard size 9 Bexley cedar shoe trees and stuff a piece of cloth loosely into the shaft to keep it in shape. I know this is probably not ideal, but it works pretty well for now.
     


  10. Slewfoot

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    They actually gave me free shoe trees stamped Phineas Cole which was very kind of them. It's a great tree that takes up the entire toe area. It resembles the one at the bottom of the page here: http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=34583 I should probably just stuff the ankle areas with newspaper to keep them in place. Perhaps I'll go do that now since I'm working from home today... Best, David
     


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    Here are mine:Attachment 16398

    *edit: oops, just noticed bal pre-req!

    Nice, nonetheless.
     


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    Dasco for shop-shop.uk.com. They are pricey but the nicest I've seen.

    Link does not work.
     


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    Disagree. There is a lot to be said for combat boots, but I prefer these.

    You mean like these? They look cool for ceremonies with dress uniforms, but suck for their intended purpose-jumping out of airplanes. I don't know how the guys in WWII did it. I wouldn't want to wear them with a business suit.
     


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    You mean like these? They look cool for ceremonies with dress uniforms, but suck for their intended purpose-jumping out of airplanes. I don't know how the guys in WWII did it. I wouldn't want to wear them with a business suit.

    So, what you need are your Corcoran balmorals for this thread.
     


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