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

  1. RogerP

    RogerP Distinguished Member

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    If I show you a picture of a beautiful woman, that you do not happen to find beautiful, I'm not sure how I would make you understand WHY I find her beautiful - we are looking at the same picture, after all.

    It's not that I'm right and you're wrong. It's not that I understand something that you don't. It's that my aesthetic preferences are different from yours. I can't really understand why you DON'T find the Galway to be a fantastic design. Other than my general understanding that different people like different things.

    I see beauty below. If you don't, that's okay. But I can't help you see it.


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  2. tifosi

    tifosi Tire Kicker

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    Thanks, Rog. That's what I wanted to say, but couldn't form a coherent sentence.
     


  3. BootSpell

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    I am stunned again by these pictures and feeling more impatient to receive my MTO. I fell in love with the Galway the first time I saw it.
     


  4. dddrees

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    The Galway is great design for a boot in my opinion.

    The Galway is an extremely versatile boot.

    One can get it in a number of different Lasts (Shapes) all of which change the very nature of the boot. It can be very casual in the 82, and 202 Lasts, but very rugged in the 64 Last.

    The Galway works just as well with a sport coat and dress pants as it does with jeans.

    One can get it in any number of different leathers there again changing the very look and use of the boot.

    Very few boots look so good in more than one leather and texture, the Galway does. I like boots with more than just one texture and color.

    In regards to finishing Edward Green does a marvelous job, and frankly I like the darkened toe.

    DOAK is also a great color if done correctly, it has character.

    The Leathers Edward Green use are better than most shoemakers which cost less, and I like the better leathers and Suede.


    Hmm, I think I hit the high points.


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  5. Cleav

    Cleav Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored Moderator

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  6. MickeyPunch

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    I don't get the love for galways either, to be honest. For the same reasons you mention, I don't like the "seagull" line on the side (I think I'd like it better if it was just a straight line) and I don't like boots/shoes in two types/colours of leather either.

    BUT I understand that if someone likes contrasting leathers, galway is a good design for that, since it's got like a line pretty much in the middle that separates top half and bottom half and combinations are endless.

    So not hating or anything, I just don't understand why are so popular. But anyway, I also don't understand why some things on the SWD part of the forum are so loved, like Margiela GAT sneakers. Who cares. :)
     
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  7. Cleav

    Cleav Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    Fuck Galway's. I can't wait for my Thorpe's.
     


  9. MoosicPa

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    I agree, the Galway is a very versatile boot.... [​IMG] [​IMG] But my favourite boot is the Shannon: [​IMG] [​IMG]
     


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    What boot is the one with the lighter brown suede (far right in the 2nd pic from bottom)? I like the way the line between suede and calf dips down and then back up again like the Vass OEII.
     


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    They are the Shannon VIII in black calf/tobacco suede, on B1 sole.
     


  12. rnguy001

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    @RogerP that pic of your DOAK made me break out the credit card at Skoak a few months ago. Great pic
     


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    ^^^ Thanks my friend, enjoy yours when they come.
     


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    The apron on the pair on the bottom almost look like St.C

    Great boots sir
     


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