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Blucher or Balmoral?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by chorse123, Apr 17, 2006.

  1. chorse123

    chorse123 Senior member

    Nov 5, 2004
    Assuming they are made on the same last, which would you be able to tighten more, a blucher or a bal?
  2. Cantabrigian

    Cantabrigian Senior member

    Mar 23, 2006
    I believe that they would tighten to about the same place if they are, in fact, made on the same last.

    The blucher could, however, be made a bit looser.
  3. j

    j Senior member Admin

    Feb 17, 2002
    Seattle, WA
    Most bluchers are meant to have some space between the laces (quarters?) so you should be able to tighten them more; however, this may distend the tongue if you overdo it. They are definitely a better choice if you may need them looser (high instep for example), since loosened bals look pretty bad.

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