Balmoral Boot Porn

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  1. jmix1

    jmix1 Senior member

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    How did these pass by so quickly without more information. The photo shows NEW boots. These can't be NOS, can they?

    Does AE do special orders of bal boots?

    While not as incredible as many of these examples here, they must be among the most reasonably priced, yes?

    What was the model name of this boot, and, if anyone knows, which last is it on?

    Thanks.


    I just picked up a pair of these in black on ebay. Look to be in decent shape, but if nothing else I can send them in for recrafting.

    I almost never wear black shoes, but they looked too good to pass up.

    I'll post pix when I get them.
     


  2. Michael Ay329

    Michael Ay329 Senior member

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    This picture is courtesy of Vass by way of Gabor Halmos

    I'm considering this boot in Oxblood Cordovan but with a U tip apron to go along with the U last shape

    What are your thoughts on the U tip front?

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  3. sf_esq

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    This picture is courtesy of Vass by way of Gabor Halmos

    I'm considering this boot in Oxblood Cordovan but with a U tip apron to go along with the U last shape

    What are your thoughts on the U tip front?

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    I quite like the bottom part of it, but think it looks slightly off because it's a little on the short side. It needs at least 3 more lace holes.
     


  4. grimslade

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    I don't like U-tips. YMMV.
     


  5. Michael Ay329

    Michael Ay329 Senior member

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    Already have Ron Rider making me a special ankle balmoral boot with a wing tip design

    But the Vass design is a bit different than Rider's

    Now that I have 2 high boots (the G&G Wigmore and G&G Canterbury), and an Alden ankle boot via their Norwegian Split Toe tanker boot, I prefer the comfort of the ankle boot and hope Rider's design comes out great

    Still debating whether to try the U tip on the U last based on the above design....open to suggestions but Vass does make the U tip design look so good on other shoes
     


  6. grimslade

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    How can the same man who wants faux-laces on everything also want bal boots?
     


  7. Geoff Gander

    Geoff Gander Senior member

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    On a (semi) related note, does anyone know where a good pair of balmoral boots can be had for less than £395? A quick enquiry to Trickers about their boot revealed that it is MTO only for that price. This is also (IIRC) the price for the Avebury from Fosters.

    I am aware of the Grenson balmoral for £260 (and I am considering them), but it's available only in black and I wonder about the quality relative to C&J/Trickers. Is anyone in a position to compare them?

    Geoff
     


  8. Despot

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    I bet Sherlock Holmes wore boots/shoes just like those. Pretty classy but the fact that they are tall suggests they might be good for kicking throats too.
     


  9. RJman

    RJman Posse Member Dubiously Honored

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    I don't like U-tips. YMMV.
    You just don't like me.
    On a (semi) related note, does anyone know where a good pair of balmoral boots can be had for less than £395? A quick enquiry to Trickers about their boot revealed that it is MTO only for that price. This is also (IIRC) the price for the Avebury from Fosters.
    Why not look at Trickers' ebay outlet? They seem to have boots pretty frequently.
     


  10. Michael Ay329

    Michael Ay329 Senior member

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    How can the same man who wants faux-laces on everything also want bal boots?

    I don't have the funds to invest in G&G bespoke in the near future, but rest assured one day you will see a Frankenstein balmoral boot sporting faux lacing[​IMG]
     


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    I don't have the funds to invest in G&G bespoke in the near future, but rest assured one day you will see a Frankenstein balmoral boot sporting faux lacing[​IMG]

    Michael, are those boots Gabor told you about a new model by Vass? The only boots I have seen them do on the U last are either chukka boots or at least have open lacing. These are very nice. What is the style name? Thanks.
     


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    On a (semi) related note, does anyone know where a good pair of balmoral boots can be had for less than £395? A quick enquiry to Trickers about their boot revealed that it is MTO only for that price. This is also (IIRC) the price for the Avebury from Fosters.

    I am aware of the Grenson balmoral for £260 (and I am considering them), but it's available only in black and I wonder about the quality relative to C&J/Trickers. Is anyone in a position to compare them?

    Geoff


    I'm not sure if the comparison is germane, but when I was in the market for a country boot and couldn't decide between the Tricker's or the Grenson, I asked the Pediwear people for their subjective opinion. Their response was that, basically, the Grenson's leather was a bit better and had a better finish on it. I went with the Ilkley and was happy.

    As noted, however, I'm not sure if the comparing country boots can be ported over to the comparison of bal boots.
     


  13. Michael Ay329

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    R, Vass doesn't assign a name to that ankle boot....and unfortunatley for Grimslade and RJMan, Vass doesn't do imitation/faux lacing [​IMG]

    I asked Gabor for a balmoral boot....he mentioned this ankle boot...although I would not classify it as an oxford balmoral boot

    I don't think Vass has a classic balmoral boot like the EG Shannon with an angled balmoral line...this is their Eastern Promises alternative...I like it and will purchase it in the near future once I get an Old English 2 on the U last

    I do like it and Vass' willingness to work with cordovan is even more exciting....consider the upcharge because its a boot...upcharge for cordovan...upcharge for the U last....fortunatley no upcharge for a slight design modification such as a V or U tip front....it gets a bit pricey
     


  14. Michael Ay329

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    Ron Rider made my heart flutter with this special for me. Its a Shell#8 cordovan ankle balmoral wing tip boot. Uses the same soft squared last as his new Shannon killer high boots

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  15. JayJay

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    ^^^Those boots are gorgeous!
     


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