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Boot Advice

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by ghostmonk, Nov 24, 2006.

  1. ghostmonk

    ghostmonk New Member

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    Hi guys,

    I'm looking for some semi-funky boots. By that I mean funky without being FUNKY or looking like I'm trying too hard (which of course I am). I don't want to pay more than $200 if I can avoid it. I'm taking a trip in January to Vancouver and I've already got some brown boots so the other pair that I'll take will either be black or won't look out of place with a black belt. Oh yeah, and they need to be a size 13 US. Here are some of the things that I've seen that I like:

    http://www.zappos.com/n/p/dp/1580926.../men/s/17.html
    Out of my price range but I like them. I could probably swing it if I think that they're going to work well.

    http://www.zappos.com/n/p/dp/1711132.../men/s/17.html

    http://www.zappos.com/n/p/dp/1263217.../men/s/17.html
    I like these a LOT but they're WAY out of the range.

    I'd love to find something in olive but I'm open. I appreciate any guidance you guys can offer.
     
  2. thereverend

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  3. Arethusa

    Arethusa Senior member

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    Hi guys,

    I'm looking for some semi-funky boots. By that I mean funky without being FUNKY or looking like I'm trying too hard (which of course I am). I don't want to pay more than $200 if I can avoid it. I'm taking a trip in January to Vancouver and I've already got some brown boots so the other pair that I'll take will either be black or won't look out of place with a black belt. Oh yeah, and they need to be a size 13 US. Here are some of the things that I've seen that I like:

    http://www.zappos.com/n/p/dp/1580926.../men/s/17.html
    Out of my price range but I like them. I could probably swing it if I think that they're going to work well.

    http://www.zappos.com/n/p/dp/1711132.../men/s/17.html

    http://www.zappos.com/n/p/dp/1263217.../men/s/17.html
    I like these a LOT but they're WAY out of the range.

    I'd love to find something in olive but I'm open. I appreciate any guidance you guys can offer.

    I'm sorry, man, but I fucking hate every one of those.
     
  4. NoVaguy

    NoVaguy Senior member

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    I hate all of the boots so far. Especially the ted baker stuff....
     
  5. Arethusa

    Arethusa Senior member

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    They Frye harnesses aren't bad, though I think black is the most boring color for those. Frye's engineers are pretty ugly, though. Chippewa does it a lot better.
     
  6. Jared

    Jared Senior member

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    If you want something from Vancouver that no one else in Texas will have, may I recommend Fluevogs, which come from Vancouver. His designs are in-between the really funky stuff you linked to and the classics that members of this forum will steer you towards. Some examples: [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  7. ghostmonk

    ghostmonk New Member

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    I'm sorry, man, but I fucking hate every one of those.

    That's cool. That's also why I need advice. What do you like?

    I really like harness boots but they seem to be everywhere. That doesn't mean that they're out.

    The thing about engineer boots is that look too wide to me. Baggy if you will.

    Thanks for the heads up on stompersboots. I looked around a bit and I'm liking the Gangster Black Coffee Leather. I'll keep looking as I've got a while. All suggestions welcome.
     
  8. Arethusa

    Arethusa Senior member

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    What kind of boots are you looking for? Just anything in general, something heavier like Fryes, dress boots, etc?
     
  9. Jared

    Jared Senior member

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    Another thought is that Vancouver has an Australian Boot Company, which is one of the few places that carry RM Williams in North America. Their prices are painful and the selection is tiny, but you can verify your size in case you don't own a pair of AE PAs. [​IMG] They're completely elegant and completely not funky, but SF gives them a lot of love. You might as well stop in as it's only a few blocks from Gravity Pope.
     
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    I agree with you about the chippewa boots. I don't think the Frye's are that bad, just not as cool as the "Bomber Jacket Black" engineers by Chippewa, which I have been wanting for a while.
     
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    Manny Calavera Senior member

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    [​IMG]
    Tricker's Stow.

    Excellent leather, dressy and the wingtips really pushes the details over the edge.
     
  13. Arethusa

    Arethusa Senior member

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    You know what's really awesome about Tricker's? The fact that they're over twice his budget.
     
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    They Frye harnesses aren't bad, though I think black is the most boring color for those. Frye's engineers are pretty ugly, though. Chippewa does it a lot better.
    To be fair, that's a pretty bad picture of the Frye engineers.
     
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    [​IMG]

    I've wanted these so badly ever since I first laid eyes on them.
     
  16. digital_denim

    digital_denim Senior member

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    Don't they sell fluevogs online? They have shops in different cites too. SF Haight has one.
     
  17. ghostmonk

    ghostmonk New Member

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    I do indeed like those brown Fluevogs but I need another brown ankle boot like I need another house payment.

    What I'm looking for: I want something a little different. Probably not an ankle boot although I'm not explicitly ruling anything out. I've found myself drawn to taller boots lately but I'm pretty open to anything. I'd really like to find something that isn't brown or black but that could go with a brown or black belt.

    These shouldn't purchased in Vancouver. I'm making a trip to Vancouver in January (for a girl. Yes, I'm a complete idiot) and I'd like to have them before then. I'd like to have something that stands out a little.
     
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  19. Jared

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    I do indeed like those brown Fluevogs but I need another brown ankle boot like I need another house payment. What I'm looking for: I want something a little different. Probably not an ankle boot although I'm not explicitly ruling anything out. I've found myself drawn to taller boots lately but I'm pretty open to anything. I'd really like to find something that isn't brown or black but that could go with a brown or black belt.
    Fluevog makes some funkier stuff, but since that's not how my tastes run I can't tell if any of it's any good - and I didn't want to derail your thread with everyone griping about them! [​IMG]
    These shouldn't purchased in Vancouver. I'm making a trip to Vancouver in January (for a girl. Yes, I'm a complete idiot) and I'd like to have them before then. I'd like to have something that stands out a little.
    Nothing would make you stand out like telling a girl she needs to come shoe shopping with you! [​IMG] PS: It's looking to be a very wet winter on the West Coast, so it's possible there'll actually be some snow on the ground in January. If you get a pair of boots that aren't supposed to be scuffed up (Vancouver puts sand rather than salt on the roads), you might want to spray them with silicone or at least give them a spit-shine before you come.
     
  20. masqueofhastur

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    Exactly.
     

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