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Balmoral boots with a suit?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by MalfordOfLondon, Jan 19, 2010.

  1. MalfordOfLondon

    MalfordOfLondon Senior member

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    can we get an actual pic of them?

    I'll get some at the weekend. They were subs at the C&J sale - was the only ones there. I was quite lucky I think.
     
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    Film Noir Buff Senior member

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    I'll get some at the weekend. They were subs at the C&J sale - was the only ones there. I was quite lucky I think.
    The people at C&J may feel the exact same way.
     
  3. MalfordOfLondon

    MalfordOfLondon Senior member

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    The people at C&J may feel the exact same way.

    There wasn't actually anything wrong with them as far as I could see and the price was too good to pass up.
     
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    There wasn't actually anything wrong with them as far as I could see and the price was too good to pass up.
    Looks like a nice boot.
     
  5. MalfordOfLondon

    MalfordOfLondon Senior member

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    Looks like a nice boot.

    Well that's a stock image - I'll take some photos at the weekend (possibly with a suit [​IMG] )
     
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    Speak of the devil. Today, I am wearing a pair of darker brown Martegani balmoral, captoe boots with a Zegna Heritage gray flannel p/s suit.
     
  7. MalfordOfLondon

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    Speak of the devil. Today, I am wearing a pair of darker brown Martegani balmoral, captoe boots with a Zegna Heritage gray flannel p/s suit.

    In London?
     
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    marc237 Senior member

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    In London?

    Sorry, no. A NYC law office.
     
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    How many have you seen wearing those boots?

    zero
     
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    Can't find Aveburys on C&J's site... [​IMG]
     
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    "We always say, "˜If you've got clumpy boots, you need clumpy clothes.' But if you're wearing a proper worsted suit, your boots have to reflect that, with a finer grade of leather, a finer cut and a smaller, thinner sole."" Article on men's boots from NYTimes Styleforum Discussion
     
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    I really think this only holds when in London.
    What do you gents say?


    I would say it's slowly changing and Londoners are slowly warming to brown in town. However black is still the dominant colour, usually square toed un-polished Aldoesque shoes or Corrected Grain Church's in the City I'm afraid.
     
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    I work in an investment bank in London and wear brown shoes with blue and darker grey suits, all the time.

    I don't see many other people wearing brown shoes at work but then again I don't see many other people wearing EGs, G&Gs or Alfred Sargent either.

    Balmorals look like an oxford unless you have one leg crossed on top of the other. Much like Chelseas give the appearance of a wholecut (albeit without the laces). Either is a splendid choice whilst wearing a suit.

    Just my opinion of course.

    Still, I agree that balmorals, like oxfords, look too formal to wear with anything other than a suit.
     

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