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

  1. BootSpell

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    Certainly ain't nothing wrong with that!
     


  2. MoosicPa

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    True, LOL... also a boot I think gives one more options.
     


  3. dddrees

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    Yep, Yep!!
     


  4. bespoken pa

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    I have debated the GYW vs HW debate with DFW in multiple occassions. My thoughts echo ddd. Is hand welted a superior construction method....yes....enough that it matters to weekend warriors not likely. I know that given my rotation it is unlikely I will need to concern myself with gemming failure.

    Most of us probably don't wear our shoes/boots like say p.booth. trudging around NYC pavements everyday.
     


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    Galway....business on the lower....party on the upper. :slayer:
     


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    Can anybody rhapsodize/rationalize their love of the Galway for me? The design has always struck me as a bit too precious, particularly the "bat wing"—and the fact that they're so frequently made up in contrasting leathers. All that despite NAMOR's digging pic... I just want to understand.

     


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    [​IMG] For me it is the colors and the use of two different materials. It just works.
     


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    The Galway is a top design, but only from perspectives other than the wearer's...the facing shape doesn't go well with the 82 last I think.

    But then it is definitely distinctive compared to the standard derby boot design.

    The bat wing design is utter perfection, great balance of formal and casual flair.
     
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  11. dddrees

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    For me the bottom line was from the first time I saw it I liked it. I just knew I wanted one. Four Galways later I still always consider getting another one. No hard feelings, maybe this one's not for you. I know there are other shoes and boots that don't do it for me but they do for others. Some things are a personal taste thing, some people get it from the beginning and others never do. I'm not here to sell it to someone who doesn't like it, I don't make anything from EG sales.
     


  12. tifosi

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    I don't think anything we would say could "make" you get it. If you don't get it, you don't get it. Different strokes for different folks.
     


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    This. Entirely.
     


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    Thanks for everyone's Galway responses! I don't want to be convinced to like it---I just wanted to understand what others see in it.
     


  15. tifosi

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    It's kind of hard to quantify, but it's the best looking boot to me. In any makeup. The things that you seem to not like about it are the things I like the most about it. It can go from rugged to just plain ole pretty just by changing the last and materials (though they are all pretty).

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