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Boots Boots Boots - For Boot Guys Only

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by dddrees, Jan 20, 2015.

  1. dddrees

    dddrees Distinguished Member

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    This is a thread (you guessed it) all about boots. I'm not like some of those guys who buy only shoes (Shoe Guys). I buy and I like to wear BOOTs (Boot Guy). So if you buy shoes or you only have a Boot or two (Shoe Guy) this thread probably isn't for you. Just go and find another one of those Shoe Guy threads instead.


    Let's get this party started.


    Saint Crispins PC Boot. It's one of the first real nice boots I wanted real badly.

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    Edward Green Galway. In my opinion it's a truly Iconic boot. You may not have one, but I can't imagine not at least wanting one or many if your a true Boot Guy.

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    The EG Galway comes in so many great combos, you just have to get at least one in Calf and Suede.

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    Once you get beyond just the casual it's still a great boot on the 64 Last. Heather Gorse or Zug just makes it that more weather resistant.

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    But even in the Country Calf the EG with Shearling is a fabulous winter boot.

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    Even though they may not be known for their country footwear G&G still makes a fabulous Split Toe Boot with the Thorpe. This picture is from Skoaks website. I hope the good folks at Skoak and @Leaves don't mind. I don't have a picture of my own yet as this particular one is on Pre-Order currently.

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    Rider Boot Company can certainly not be ignored as they make a number of very nice looking boots. For me I like cordovan and nothing beats a great boot in Walnut Cordovan.


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    Crockett and Jones certainly makes a good number of great boots. Unfortunately I only have a few, but one of those is the Lindrick in Cordovan for RL and the Crockett and Jones Islay.


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    Viberg certainly makes a different type of boot, but I couldn't consider any collection complete without at least one pair.


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    Carmina also does a pretty good job with Cordovan Boots. So a jumper in Cognac Cordovan was exactly what the Dr. ordered.


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    Alden however is where most of this really started. The J Crew Captoe in #8 is one of first boots I ordered.


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  2. TheWraith

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    My Henry Baxter Classic chelsea boots from Baxter Boots (old photo):

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  3. dddrees

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    Nice looking boots. I have a few more boots to include Cowboy Boots, and Chukkas, but no Chelsea or Jodhpur as of yet.
     


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    I need to get more boots myself.
     


  5. dddrees

    dddrees Distinguished Member

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    It doesn't comprise my entire footwear wardrobe, but it certainly is a good portion of the wardrobe. I Luv a good boot.
     


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    TheWraith Distinguished Member

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    I wear my chelseas (above) often.
     


  7. dddrees

    dddrees Distinguished Member

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    From early Autumn through the end of Winter Boots are a large part of my daily casual and business wardrobe.
     


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    emptym Moderator Moderator

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    I too prefer boots (and loafers) to regular lace ups and have four. A couple of MTO's from Alfred Sargent, an extra-high Holburn in dark cognac shell, [​IMG] and the first pair of Millers made (w/ AS wingtips): [​IMG] Riderboot RBCB1 in #6: [​IMG] George boots in black shell made by DW Frommer II: [​IMG]
     
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  9. dddrees

    dddrees Distinguished Member

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    All very nice indeed.

    However and I'm pretty sure I've seen you post it before, but I think I like the Hoburn the best.
     


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    I almost always wear boots even with suits, from left to right

    Top row
    G&G Thorpe alpine grain, Vass cordovan (think antique cognac)

    Middle row
    Carmina Kudu Jumper, St. Crispins suede chukka, St. Crispins Jodphur Dark brown and tan

    Bottom Row

    JM Weston Chelsea Black and Dark brown, St.Crispin chukka dark brown buffalo


    Some observations

    JM Weston is horribly underrated, amongst other reasons that have hands down the best outsoles ever, I normally chew through them but have yet to resole the black chelsea's pictured which are over 2 yrs old.

    Suede is amazing in the rain and very durable

    Cordovan as Patrick Booth has mentioned in another thread is terrible in the rain and tiny smudges look like scratches. All of which is easily fixed by brushing and buffing but means for me Cordovan is only useful for more heavy duty boots where those things don't matter. People that say otherwise almost always use a shoe from AE and Alden as an example but they drown them in some sort of topcoat.
     


  11. dddrees

    dddrees Distinguished Member

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    Fabulous looking collection.


    Thanks for the observations as well.
     


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    Thanks dddrees, I almost didn't include the observations since I wasn't sure you wanted that in this thread, but JM Weston not being appreciated as much as EG and G&G always bothers me. As does people claiming suede is delicate and Cordovan is amazing in the elements.
     


  13. dddrees

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    In my opinion your observations are just as if not more than important than the pictures.


    Thank you sir.
     
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  14. Tallcane

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    I almost always wear boots even with suits, from left to right

    Does this apply to summer as well? I have to admit that I find boots incredibly comfortable and love the way they look. I am just curious that everyone seems to advance the idea that boots are fall and winter only.]
     


  15. tifosi

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    I am hoping that @dddrees allows me to post in this thread with just these humble offerings...

    Alden #8 4060
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    Alden #8 Tanker (Leffot)
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    Alden Ravello Daytripper (leffot)
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    Edward Green Galway Rosewood Country Calf
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    Edward Green Galway Dark Oak/Walnut Country Calf
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