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Balmoral Boot Porn

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

  1. Needsmoreshoes

    Needsmoreshoes Senior member

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  2. NAMOR

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    Carmina, hands down, delivers the best value for shell Cordovan boots. I knew they made great stuff but this pair blew me away. I have a G&G shell bal boot in the works and I'll be hard pressed to find a worthy ($800) difference between the two pairs
     
  3. chogall

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    one very visible and functional difference is the pull tab. G&G/EG has the pull tab at the back in leather while your Carmina appears to have fabric pull tab at the top.
     
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    their bal boots in burgundy shell cordovan are 648 shipped on the forrest last
     
  5. NAMOR

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    Good lord, she'll bal boots are squeaky as hell
     
  6. NORE

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    Those look great NAMOR. Try rubbing some cream on the underside of the eyelets/tongue to allay some of the sqweaking.
     
  7. NAMOR

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    thanks. ill have to try it when i get home. In the meantime, i shoved 4 sticky notes in between the points of contact
     
  8. NAMOR

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    Pull tabs, hate them. EG, G&G, GMP, Carmina, leather, canvas, they all suck. I find myself adjusting my pants 3-5 times a day. Tempted to just chop them off. Somebody save me from myself
     
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    That's correct. I may have them removed and sewn to the inner lining so that they no longer push up my pants
     
  10. Frank the sheep

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    Those are sick! :slayer:
     
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    OK, I'm getting ready to take the plunge on a pair of balmoral boots, but they seem like a somewhat elusive beast. With the exception of the Crockett & Jones Somerville, I haven't been able to find a pair for sale online. So I'm turning to you, the keepers of the balmoral boot flame, for a little help.

    Here are the parameters:

    I have about $800 to lay down on these, so anything beyond that is probably outside of my price range. I know this rules out bespoke, but surely some must be available in RTW.

    I'd prefer a pair in brown (suede uppers are a plus) but wouldn't look askance at a pair in black.

    No medallion on the toe, only cap or punch.

    I must actually be able to purchase a pair, either in the Houston area, or online. Anything I'd have to travel long distances to get would blow my budget.
     
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    Picked up these from Francos for $500 Rider RBBAL 2 in brown calfskin [​IMG]
     
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    Thank you sir.
     
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    Fantastic! Franco's is unfortunately out of my size, though.
     
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    Thanks to you both for the recommendations. I had seen the C&J boots on the Upper Shoes site. Any details on the Carmina MTO program? I've scoured their website, and haven't been able to find any info. Do they offer a choice of leathers and lasts? MTO may be a better deal for me, as my feet are a size and a half different.
     

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