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help me select a suede desert boot

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by lfl, May 26, 2009.

  1. lfl

    lfl Well-Known Member

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    Hey all, trying to decide between a few different suede desert boots from english manufacturers. Anyone have any experience with the following?



    A&S Guildfords - http://www.pediwear.co.uk/sargent/products/1588.php

    Grenson Smiths - http://www.pediwear.co.uk/grenson/products/1985.php

    Loake Kempton - http://www.pediwear.co.uk/loake/products/2514.php


    I was also looking at these C&J Tetburys - http://www.pediwear.co.uk/crockett/products/2290.php

    and C&J chukkas - http://www.pediwear.co.uk/crockett/products/562.php

    but I don't know if I can bring myself to spend that kind of money...

    Any help appreciated
     
  2. agavilanes

    agavilanes Senior member

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    I have a soft spot for Grensons, but that just me... All the choices look good.

    I think that if you go for Grensons or AS, you could search ebay and get better prices.

    You can check plal.com also.

    Or maybe, take a look at my sig. Not desert boots, but gorgeous [​IMG]
     
  3. mimile

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    Hey all, trying to decide between a few different suede desert boots from english manufacturers. Anyone have any experience with the following?



    A&S Guildfords - http://www.pediwear.co.uk/sargent/products/1588.php

    Grenson Smiths - http://www.pediwear.co.uk/grenson/products/1985.php

    Loake Kempton - http://www.pediwear.co.uk/loake/products/2514.php


    I was also looking at these C&J Tetburys - http://www.pediwear.co.uk/crockett/products/2290.php

    and C&J chukkas - http://www.pediwear.co.uk/crockett/products/562.php

    but I don't know if I can bring myself to spend that kind of money...

    Any help appreciated


    Tetbury or Sargent, I woudl say. The others do not seem interesting...
     
  4. manofstyle

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    Which of those are sleek enough to wear with a suit?
     
  5. lfl

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    Which of those are sleek enough to wear with a suit?
    have only seen the grensons in the flesh, they would look pretty good with a suit. i would like to check out the C&J's they are narrower so probably more elegant in a formal context.
     
  6. agavilanes

    agavilanes Senior member

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    Which of those are sleek enough to wear with a suit?
    4 and 5 IMO. Maybe 3
     
  7. Kaplan

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    I have the C&J Chiltern (in that snuff colour on the pic) and I'm really happy with it. It's obviously one of their more bulbous lasts, but I think it's great for casual uses - I wear it more often than the C&J Chelsea I have.

    The 348 last of the Tetbury is too narrow for me (in both look and feel).
     
  8. dixichuk

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    C&J's fit my feet so well, I have a predisposition to like them. The Tetbury's are on my short term buy list and IMO are the most elegant. As an aside, I have not purchased from Pediwear, but have had very good luck with Robert Old. They take Paypal, and ship to US for free. Very good customer service, as well. I believe the Tetburys are the same price: http://www.robertold.co.uk/acatalog/...nes_Boots.html But what I really want to know is where to get these? http://elevenmagazine.wordpress.com/...-desert-boots/ Good Luck. Any of them would be the right choice.
     
  9. JLibourel

    JLibourel Senior member

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    There are some nice looking chukka boots there, but I am not sure any of them really qualifies as a true "desert boot." To my mind, a desert boot is a sand-colored, softly constructed chukka with a crepe sole, the classic Clark's product being the archetype, although far below the quality level of any of the shoes posted these days. I happen to be wearing my A-E Stanford snuff suede chukkas today, but I don't consider them "desert boots."
     
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