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  1. Exdeath

    Exdeath Senior member

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    Was taking pics of my current collection for evaluating-downsizing purposes and I figured I'd post 'em up. Keep in mind I go through the damn things like crazy (my girlfriend complains I basically run an import-export business) so some of these might not even last the next few months.


    Crockett & Jones Islay - Brown Scotch Grain

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    Carmina x Epaulet Greeleys - Saddle Shell Cordovan

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    Carmina x Skoaktiebolaget Frankenstitch Jumper - Burgundy Shell Cordovan

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    Visvim SS11 Grizzly - Beige Waxed Kudu / Tan Cowhide

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    White's Semi-Dress - Black Horsehide

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    Viberg x Notre Shop Service Boot - Black Matte Calf

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    Enzo Bonafe MTO Norvegese Jodhpurs - Etrusco Vitello Calf

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    Bonus: Rick Owens FW15 Geobaskets - Black/White Calf

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    Not pictured: a couple other Vibergs that I'm flogging.
     
  2. dddrees

    dddrees Senior member

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    ^Nice looking collection. I'm also a big fan of C&J and Viberg boots myself.
     
  3. bespoken pa

    bespoken pa Senior member

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    Big fan of C&J, I need to acquire more. :nodding:
     
  4. BootSpell

    BootSpell Senior member

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    Nice collection, @Exdeath!
     
  5. Journeyman

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    Well, if you ever think of selling the Carmina x Epaulet balmoral boots, let me know as I'll happily take them off your hands!
     
  6. TtownMD

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    Nice collection ex death, definitely digging the jodhpur EB boot.
     
  7. Disco Volante

    Disco Volante Senior member

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    I love my C&J Islays. They have developed the most incredible subtle color fade over the scotch grain texture in the past year I've owned them.

    All this talk about them got me to bust them out on a rainy Thursday.

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  8. MoosicPa

    MoosicPa Senior member

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    Was able to pick up these Edward Green Shannons from Leffot's sale earlier this week... cloud/slate calf and lavagna suede...

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  9. BootSpell

    BootSpell Senior member

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    I still like my Alden boots. But will I still after my first Galways arrive? I tend to think I will, as Aldens provide a certain workboot, SW&D aesthetic that not all brands provide, quality and finishing notwithstanding.
     
  10. dddrees

    dddrees Senior member

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    I like them (Alden) I just don't like them as much as I like some of my other boots. I wish the tongue didn't travel on my Indys, but I do like my J Crew #8 cap toes. I'll keep them because they work, but I don't think I will buy any more of them. Personally I like my one pair of Vibergs, my C&Js, my Rider Boot Co Walnut cordovan boots, or Edward Greens Galways better than my Aldens. For the same kind of aesthetic I would much rather have more Vibergs or Galways on the 64 Last.
     
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  11. BootSpell

    BootSpell Senior member

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    I hear you. I love my Vibergs. I like my C&J's and maybe it's not a "love" because I quite haven't found the exact right fit on the lasts I have. But C&J's whiskey shell (and dark brown shell) are exquisite. Not sure if I'll buy more Aldens as I've already got quite a few. I'm straying outside my wheelhouse now as I'm contemplating preordering a Viberg engineer boot in chamois. That'll be something quite different for me but I'm not totally convinced yet.
     
  12. dddrees

    dddrees Senior member

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    As far as I am concerned C&J makes a great looking boot, but if it doesn't fit then it doesn't really matter how good it looks or even how well it's made. I've had a similar experience with one of their shoes, in fact that's probably one of the reasons I moved on so quickly from C&J.
     
  13. BootSpell

    BootSpell Senior member

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    You are so right. Fit is so important to me now that I gravitate to boots that fit me well than those that might aesthetically please me the most. I got my fingers crossed really tight that the incoming Galways are a good fit.
     
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    dddrees Senior member

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    With the various Lasts and widths available there's a very good chance something will. However here's hoping the one you chose first will, I don't think there are many who report having issues.

    Which Last and width did you chose?
     
  15. BootSpell

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    64 last in 7.5E
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