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Balmoral Boot Porn

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

  1. Sator

    Sator Senior member

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    We had the discussion about Chelseas a few days back. As long as you are confident with the fit they are somewhat a humbug.

    I think the good old Chelsea boot is a classic which deserves more respect. The more I think about it the more I realise they are a very traditional and basic dress boot. They have origins in the 19th century as a proper and correct dress boot. In this regard, they deserve a place in the pantheon of dress boots alongside button boots and Oxfords.

    This is taken from an 1896 catalogue:

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    Here are some even older historical examples:

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  2. fritzl

    fritzl Senior member

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    I think the good old Chelsea boot is a classic which deserves more respect. The more I think about it the more I realise they are a very traditional and basic dress boot. They have origins in the 19th century as a proper and correct dress boot. In this regard, they deserve a place in the pantheon of dress boots alongside button boots and Oxfords.

    Great post, as always.

    PS: Pls reread the hooks [​IMG]
     
  3. aportnoy

    aportnoy Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    JohnApril's Shannon Boots.....

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  4. NukeMeSlowly

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    What/who is the best source for Shannons, in terms of selection and price? If I cannot try them on in person somewhere, I would need a pretty excellent return/exchange policy.

    Also, if they don't come standard, could a decent cobbler slap on some Vibram soles?
     
  5. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    What/who is the best source for Shannons, in terms of selection and price? If I cannot try them on in person somewhere, I would need a pretty excellent return/exchange policy.

    I believe they are MTO only, and no one, anywhere, stocks them. They aren't even stocked at the EG flagship store in London. Also, returns on MTO shoes are pretty much impossible. At most, if the fit was way off, you could send them back and have them relasted, but they will charge you. You're best bet is to find a place that stocks EG, try on regular shoes, note the size and last that fits you best, and then order Shannon accordingly. I recommend LeatherSoul in Hawaii for EG MTO orders.

    Green will put rubber soles on at the factory.
     
  6. bengal-stripe

    bengal-stripe Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    You probably will have difficulties finding a shop anywhere, and that includes the Jermyn Street store, who keeps the "˜Shannon' in stock. It's not likely to be EG's bestseller (apart from this forum here).

    You can place an order and have them made for you, once you have established your size in Edward Green shoes. They can be made in the colour and sole (rubber if you want) of your choice.
     
  7. Panzeraxe II

    Panzeraxe II Senior member

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    I'm curious to know why so many people order EG MTOs through LeatherSoul rather than simply calling the London store directly. I would imagine LeatherSoul would be a bit more expensive. Am I incorrect?

    Panzer
     
  8. johnapril

    johnapril Senior member

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    I don't know. Tax free Shannon boots are 585 pounds.
     
  9. centipede

    centipede Well-Known Member

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    UTHENTIC SHOE &Co
    It's the RTW. Not Bespoke shoes.

    here are some japanese bespoke boots
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  10. luk-cha

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    JohnApril's Shannon Boots.....

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    are these OLIVE????[​IMG]
     
  11. johnapril

    johnapril Senior member

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    are these OLIVE????[​IMG]

    The color on the swatch was antique olive. There was a dark and a light version and I chose the dark.
     
  12. luk-cha

    luk-cha Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    The color on the swatch was antique olive. There was a dark and a light version and I chose the dark.


    good choice i really like the richness of the color and the antiquing too, make me want to get a pair too[​IMG]
     
  13. jjl5000

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    Has anyone else taken delivery of their Shannon boots?

    More pics needed to help tide me over until mine arrive.
     
  14. aportnoy

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    Has anyone else taken delivery of their Shannon boots?

    More pics needed to help tide me over until mine arrive.


    I fear my two pair are still several months away from delivery.
     
  15. Will

    Will Senior member Dubiously Honored

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  17. Sator

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    My next pair is also still in the pipes. But I have a nice old Sears catalogue picture to share dating from 1918:

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  18. jjl5000

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    Shannon pics here, for the needy.

    LOL!

    Great pics, thanks Will.

    My next pair is also still in the pipes. But I have a nice old Sears catalogue picture to share dating from 1918:

    I just love these old cataogue pics.
     
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  20. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Available in shell. The ultimate foul weather city boot. [​IMG]
     

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