Italian CBD

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  1. ImTheGroom

    ImTheGroom Senior member

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    I think it's just his neck skin is a tad loose.
     


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    You could get the G&G canterbury if you wanted a balmoral boot...C&J also makes a balmoral boot...can't remember the name of it off the top of my head

    I'm not surprised to see a full break in the pant leg...its traditional and conservative to have a full break...
     


  5. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    i guess if i knew that i would be less surprised as well. now i know, thanks!

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    toasty, those are nice boots.
     


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    nice sarcasm...but in all honesty...i prefer a more full break...i don't think its sloppy. its more appropriate. when i see all of these pants on this forum that are tailored to show off way too much of the shoe and even the sock i think that is sloppy. it doesnt look right...
     


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    No break makes the trouser fall nicer, imo. It is especially helpful when you have crooked legs like I do.
     


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    Not CBD.
     


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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Um, yes it is. It used to be the only CBD shoe, albeit before WWI, but still. Can't see why it wouldn't be CBD. It's not like it's a wingtip derby boot, which might even be arguable as CBD.
     


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    Flashing one's socks every time one sits down, essentially underwear, and wearing the slippers that people call shoes nowadays, seems the antithesis of CBD. Boots all the way.
     


  11. chogall

    chogall Senior member

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    Here's my simple CBD check: does it attract attention? does it deviate from the norm? If it does, its not CBD.

    And here's a simple Italian CBD check: have you seen any Italian aristocrats wearing them? If not, its not Italian CBD.

    But then if you have a badly fractured and deformed foot and need to wear a foot brace like Agnelli, powers to you. Wear your foot brace proudly instead of a balmoral boot.

    And you probably know that riding/dress boots are CBD before and during WWII as well. But we are not gunning for historic reenactment, are we?

    Make your pants longer.
     


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    To be fair though, they're not CBD now are they? Maybe with the trousers covering the top they'd be considered conservative but tastes have moved on considerably and quite a few eyebrows would be raised if you wore those to work.

    Basically by your analogy you're saying a Bowler hat is still CBD if I wore it because it was once the very epitome of CBD. The reason why a Balmoral can never fully be CBD today is because they are an anachronism, like a bowler hat, or wearing your fob watch on its chain etc. Beautiful shoes and CBD by definition, yes? Conservative and in good taste, in the Brummellian notion of 'if someone looks twice you are not well dressed'; unfortunately not.
     
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    I wear balmoral boots to work all of the time and nobody notices them. Granted they are black. I just say you guys are wrong about balmoral boots not being CBD.
     


  14. in stitches

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    with magic?!?


    or perhaps, despite your desires, YOU are not CBD.
     


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    I can't recall anyone noticing my boots either, not even a glance. Maybe there are some dark corners of certain CBDs that would be offended by my boots, but I guess I'll just accept that.
     


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