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Just looked it up, R2 is the R1 plus leather midsole haha
Yeah, I didn't realize that was called the R2. Thought I just created it in my mind! :cool:

You have a good rotation of Galways there. I was a skeptic of the 82 last Galway but received the dark brown Utah/mocha suede version from Gentlemen's Footwear as a birthday present from my wife. They are great (and so is she).

To me, your rotation screams for something on country calf on the 72 or 64 last, maybe even in veldtschoen construction. Rosewood CC, Mahogany CC, even Walnut CC. GF has a grey country calf version coming in. That would be unique. FWIW I have a mahogany CC Galway on the 72 last and wear those things all the time.

You could also do the 82 lasted Rosewood CC Galways from Frans Boone.
 

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Yeah, I didn't realize that was called the R2. Thought I just created it in my mind! :cool:

You have a good rotation of Galways there. I was a skeptic of the 82 last Galway but received the dark brown Utah/mocha suede version from Gentlemen's Footwear as a birthday present from my wife. They are great (and so is she).

To me, your rotation screams for something on country calf on the 72 or 64 last, maybe even in veldtschoen construction. Rosewood CC, Mahogany CC, even Walnut CC. GF has a grey country calf version coming in. That would be unique. FWIW I have a mahogany CC Galway on the 72 last and wear those things all the time.

You could also do the 82 lasted Rosewood CC Galways from Frans Boone.
I knew I could come on here for some old fashioned enabling, so thank you @CLTesquire ! That is a great gift, btw. I like Rosewood CC, so I'll check out Frans Boone. I had some Mahogany CC Banbury's that I had to sell due to fit, but picked up some Willow Zug Cranleigh's as a replacement.

Never been able to work grey or blue into my rotation, but as always fantastic suggestions so thanks!
 

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I knew I could come on here for some old fashioned enabling, so thank you @CLTesquire ! That is a great gift, btw. I like Rosewood CC, so I'll check out Frans Boone. I had some Mahogany CC Banbury's that I had to sell due to fit, but picked up some Willow Zug Cranleigh's as a replacement.

Never been able to work grey or blue into my rotation, but as always fantastic suggestions so thanks!
I assume those are the Cranleighs from Skomaker Dagestad? Are they awesome? I'm jealous. They look amazing and they have my size left and I've pondered buying them for the past month or two.
 

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I assume those are the Cranleighs from Skomaker Dagestad? Are they awesome? I'm jealous. They look amazing and they have my size left and I've pondered buying them for the past month or two.
They are definitely a much more rugged boot than the Galway and the shaft is super stiff. With Covid and the hot southern summer, I haven't had a chance to wear them out of the house for a proper break-in period! I do like the ridgeway sole and storm welt so foul weather here I come!
 

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Hi, does anyone know the difference between EG Ashby and Clapham? Was the Ashby only sold via Brooks Brothers? Thanks
 

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Cranleigh vs Galway
Which one should I go for?
Any advice
what does your boot collection consist of currently?

if you already have a split toe derby shoe or boot, then I would think the Cranleigh would be redundant. Otherwise, I find it an interesting choice.

At first glance, which one get your attention more?
 

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what does your boot collection consist of currently?

if you already have a split toe derby shoe or boot, then I would think the Cranleigh would be redundant. Otherwise, I find it an interesting choice.

At first glance, which one get your attention more?
I have a pair of Alfred Sargent boots that I'm not particularly attached to and the Drake's suede Clifford boot.
 

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I have a pair of Alfred Sargent boots that I'm not particularly attached to and the Drake's suede Clifford boot.
Let's dive deeper. What are you imagining yourself wearing with the boots? Are we talking tailoring? Denim?
 

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what does your boot collection consist of currently?

if you already have a split toe derby shoe or boot, then I would think the Cranleigh would be redundant. Otherwise, I find it an interesting choice.

At first glance, which one get your attention more?
I have a pair of Alfred Sargent boots that I'm not particularly attached to and the Drake's suede Clifford boot. So re 8k I
Let's dive deeper. What are you imagining yourself wearing with the boots? Are we talking tailoring? Denim?
Demin
 

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I have a pair of Alfred Sargent boots that I'm not particularly attached to and the Drake's suede Clifford boot. So re 8k I

Demin
While I think the Cranleigh is made for denim, I still would opt for a Galway, but on the 72 or 202 last. Those lasts are a bit less sleek than say the 82 and would work really well with denim, but also allow you to put on heavier weight tailoring if you needed to. Some may recommend the 64 last, but I find that to be too bulbous personally and it would only work with denim. So to sum up, first choice is Galway on 72 or 202, then Cranleigh, then Galway on 64.
 

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