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Go to Rainy Day Shoes

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Brianpore, Dec 28, 2011.

  1. Brianpore

    Brianpore Senior member

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    Title kind of says it all. What is your #1 (if you must #1 & #2) rainy day shoe(s)? I have started to put together a decent collection of shoes I can wear when the weather is nice, but living in the northeast I need some wet weather shoes to wear...
     
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    plei89 Senior member

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    Wingtip Brunomaglis or my Ugly Square-Toed Kenneth Coles. Both Rubber-soled.

    Or my RedWings Boots which goes well with tweed pants for Fall..
     
  3. NotoriousMarquis

    NotoriousMarquis Senior member

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    Snosealed Clarks Beeswax db's
     
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    Reevolving Senior member

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    Beater pair of rubber soled Johnston and Murphy NST's.
    They are 6-7 years old, and look great.
    They are the most comfortable pair of shoes I own.

    Now, go answer the poll below.
     
  5. Son Of Saphir

    Son Of Saphir Senior member

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    Me alway wear hand welted or wood peg shoe on rainy day.
    Me alway wear me best shoes.
    Me never wear blake constructed shoe.
    Me rarely wear goodyear shoe.
    Me sometimes wear fairstitch construction,
    but nearly alway handmade shoe with shell.
     
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  6. orchestrion

    orchestrion Active Member

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    What do you guys think of LL Bean's duck boots? Too old man-ish? I've never worn them myself but they seem to be pretty bulletproof.
     
  7. NORE

    NORE Senior member

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    Tingley's overshoes.
     
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    unbelragazzo Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    jrd617 Senior member

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    What's the most you'd spend on a pair of beaters? :D
     
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    C&J Tetbury or, for casual days, RL MacCallum, both with Dainite soles. I'd really like a second pair of Tetbury's, or a similarly sleek boot, for rainy days when I'm wearing business casual.
     
  11. Macallan

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    Work: Church's Wirral in black (older model of Grafton)
    Non-work: Pal Zileri chelsea boots in dark brown
     
  12. razl

    razl Senior member

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    I got a pair of these Peal & Co. boots in black calf from Brooks Brothers last year with a dainite sole - they are perfect for foul weather:

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    Note that they aren't currently available at BB, but keep looking - they pop up with regularity. fyi: they're usually about $500 a pop, but I scored mine on sale last year for about $240.

    ps - good blog post on "shoes for rainy days" here (note to check out his point about overshoes, it's worth investigating): http://dieworkwear.com/post/3621598417/shoe-options-for-rainy-days
     
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  13. KObalto

    KObalto Senior member

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    Further proof that higher education is not necessary in the pursuit of wealth. :slayer:

    To answer the OP, depending on how bad the weather is: AE shell McNeils or Tricker's Stow boots. I just ordered some Swims as well.
     
  14. MalfordOfLondon

    MalfordOfLondon Senior member

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    Shell, shell, shell.

    In particular - these monsters:

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    JohnGalt Senior member

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    seconds? :stirpot:
     
  16. MalfordOfLondon

    MalfordOfLondon Senior member

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    :cheers:

    C&J Harlech.
     
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    KObalto Senior member

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    Firsts, baby, that's how I roll (heavily discounted on Amazon, though :embar:). I wore them to the meet-up which I assume was why I was not included in the shoe circle.
    You guys didn't want me showing y'all up. :fence:
     
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  18. Brianpore

    Brianpore Senior member

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    Thanks for all the input. Those are bad ass boots! They look to have leather soles, no issues in the rain? I was thinking I need something with rubber soles? Shell boots with rubber soles, such a thing?
     
  19. MalfordOfLondon

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    I'm a firm believer that leather soles are fine for pretty much all weather that we are likely to get here in the UK. Others will probably disagree.

    Sure - Shell & Dainite - no reason not to.
     
  20. KObalto

    KObalto Senior member

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    Double leather soles are okay in the rain, short of flooding.
     

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