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JM WESTON is also offering some great classic boots for a decent price...
I used to buy them religiously when I was student...
Gazian&Girling model is great..Is it MTM OR Bespoke?
 

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I have 12 pair of Lucchese (and some Justin's as well not in the same league) boots that are half Roper and Cowboy. Have 2pair of Anteater, Ostrich, Belly Ostrich, European Goat, Stingray, Shark, and Elephant---love them all. The Black Cherry color is just to die for IMHO.


Soles last over twice as long as Justin as well -- use lemon wood pegs in the heels.
 

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Originally Posted by Shikar
I have the same Lucchese Classics, the leather is wonderful and the black cherry ages very nicely, but how do you expect the heel to break in? I dont follow your question.

Regards.


hard to explain, but the back of the heel, where it ramps up a little bit, feels tight. the rest of the boot fits perfectly. i typically wear a size 10 dress shoe and these Luccheses are 10.5. my question is whether that little ramp at the back of the heel eventually wears down.

i've owned a lot of expensive shoes, including a pair of John Lobbs, and nothing has compared to the leather on these Luccheses.
 

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Originally Posted by konadog
hard to explain, but the back of the heel, where it ramps up a little bit, feels tight. the rest of the boot fits perfectly. i typically wear a size 10 dress shoe and these Luccheses are 10.5. my question is whether that little ramp at the back of the heel eventually wears down.

i've owned a lot of expensive shoes, including a pair of John Lobbs, and nothing has compared to the leather on these Luccheses.



Yes it will just wear them. I too wear a size 10 in just about everything else but a 10.5 is the size I wear with these boots.
 

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Kona, which toe style do you prefer in the Lucchese?
 

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Originally Posted by MeowMeow
Kona, which toe style do you prefer in the Lucchese?

the french toe one that i have i much prefer. i recently saw a pair of the lucchese classics ropers in a teak color with glove-like leather. those boots are the coolest boots i've ever seen.
 

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