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.
     


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  3. Arethusa

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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

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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

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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

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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.
     


  10. thereverend

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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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    Tricker's Stow.

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


  13. Arethusa

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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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    ken Banned by Request

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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.
     


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