dress boot suggestions...

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by dietcookie, Dec 7, 2004.

  1. dietcookie

    dietcookie Senior member

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    I've been looking around for a pair of dress boots and haven't seen anything I like. I want a pair similar looking to one that any of the beatles band members would wear. I saw some one at the nordstrom rack but I don't feel like shelling out $425 for a pair of boots. My size yields barely any selection on e-bay (sz 8). Anyone know where I should be looking?
     


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    Why is everyone a size 8? Get away from my shoes [​IMG]
     


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    drizzt3117 Senior member

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    I would go with the Tyrwhitt boots (made by Loake) if you can still get that 50% off.
     


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    How are the Tyrwhitt loake's working out?  (If I remember correctly, you bought 2 of them).

    The link for 50% off should still work, as it was working last night.
     


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    where is the 50% off on loake boots, please?
     


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    NoVaguy Senior member

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    Also, Sierra Trading Post has a number of dress boots - such as the Allen Edmonds York available. The price is currently $199.00 and there might be a free shipping link/code through the AskAndy site. If it were me, I would get the loake's from Tyrwhitt at half off (that would make them $100 or $110) rather than the AE York for $200, but I got my York's on ebay, over a year ago, for about $110 to $120.
     


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    Charles Tyrwhitt 50% off site And the 50% off is not just shoes - it's the entire stock, except for clearance items, which are actually a bad deal at that price since they don't include the 50% discount. Â Just go to shoes and click on black or brown - drizzt3117 got these shoes and is fairly confident that they're loakes. Â I'm still debating buying shirts/shoes from them. Â As it is, I'm suffering from a lack of closet space (and I have a decent sized walk-in closet) so I haven't jumped in yet.
     


  9. drizzt3117

    drizzt3117 Senior member

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    I really like the Tyrwhitt boots, they are sleek and nicely styled, and seem to be well made. I wear them quite often, along with my new Prada boots.
     


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    How is the fit? I have a slightly wide foot and high arch.

    Aaron
     


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    drizzt3117 Senior member

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    I have wide feet as well, and they seem to fit well, can't comment on the arch as my feet are pretty typcial in that respect, but I imagine they will be OK. They have a good return policy so you can always send it back if necessary, but I think you may be happy with them. Make sure to go at least a half size down from what you wear in US though, I got a 10 and usually wear 10.5-11 and it fits great.
     


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    somewhat OT/ waxing nostalgic--I had an "actual" pair of Beatle boots purchased at some hippy/hipster clothing shop in the village back in like '76 or so (post Beatles, I understand). Trash & Vaudeville, that was the name of the place, I remember big pink shopping bags & a kind of early punk rock thing going on--I'd be shocked if its still there.

    At any rate the boots, which I finally discarded several years or so ago, were black suede with a very thin sole, pointy toe, elastic side gores and serious heels, maybe 2.5-3", that had an inward slope at the back edge as they went down to the ground. They were, in a word, classic Beatle boots. Made popular by the Beatles & other British Invasion bands of the 60's, later adopted by the punk rock set which is right about the time I picked up my pair. Made in England as I recall, just can't put a name to 'em.

    Any other aging punk rockers out there in Style Forum land, or I am the only one hanging out in C&J Handgrades listening to early Clash, Dead Boys, Stooges, Ramones, Husker Du, Jam, Dictators, Stiff Little Fingers, Bad Brains, Real Kids, etc?
     


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    I don't like the little loop thing ton the Tyrwhitt boots. The first one posted looks nice though. Anything else more affordable?
     


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    JL: I'm a fan of all the groups you listed, but in 1976, I must admit, I don't think my parents had even met yet. If you haven't already, check out the Music thread in the Entertainment forum, there's a lot of informed music fans round here. To keep this on topic, how bout these, from Shipton and Heneage? Somebody reputable makes them...
     


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