Blucher or Balmoral?

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

  1. chorse123

    chorse123 Senior member

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    Assuming they are made on the same last, which would you be able to tighten more, a blucher or a bal?
     


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    Cantabrigian Senior member

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    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.
     


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    j (stands for Jerk) Admin

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    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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