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My Balmoral Boots

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by AnGeLiCbOrIs, Mar 30, 2009.

  1. Ich_Dien

    Ich_Dien Well-Known Member

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    Glad for you Geoff. I'm really toying with this. If my horse wins in the Grand National tomorrow I'll get a pair.
     
  2. bigbris1

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    Wow. I might just go ahead & order the brown caps with the killer toe antiquing
     
  3. Geoff Gander

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    Quick question before settling on final design: I like the Shannon, but if the Shannon II the one with the brogueing up the sides (like Manton's)?

    EDIT - found the pics - Shannon II it is.
     
  4. Geoff Gander

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    Glad for you Geoff. I'm really toying with this. If my horse wins in the Grand National tomorrow I'll get a pair.

    Thanks! I figure this will be my one indulgence to myself this year, since I'm cutting back everywhere (wife is starting a business).
     
  5. TRINI

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    Any idea if he does dainite soles?
     
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    Well it would certainly make a difference to me.
    This is clear enough
     
  7. Ich_Dien

    Ich_Dien Well-Known Member

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    This is clear enough

    Well what would you prefer? Loake or Lobb?
     
  8. JayJay

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    Well what would you prefer? Loake or Lobb?
    Lobb.
     
  9. pabloj

    pabloj Well-Known Member

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    Well what would you prefer? Loake or Lobb?
    I'd prefer not seeing the same question over and over.
    And I have no problem with some anonimous cobbler who knows his trade well even if has no big name is his CV.
    I'm perfectly fine with the photos in this thread and hope to ear again from the OP when he'll get the shoes.
     
  10. Ich_Dien

    Ich_Dien Well-Known Member

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    I'd prefer not seeing the same question over and over. And I have no problem with some anonimous cobbler who knows his trade well even if has no big name is his CV. I'm perfectly fine with the photos in this thread and hope to ear again from the OP when he'll get the shoes.
    You're a fool then if you believe that two candidates both with thirty years experience in the same business would have the same skill. Yet one had worked at a superlative shoe maker, renowned worldwide and obviously soaking up the business ethos and experience accrued with that, the other had all the experience accumulated from working at a lower tier shoemaker. This is like saying for example, as a business hiring a new employee that you didn't care which University a person graduated from, as long as they both held the same degree. What nonsense.
     
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    You're a fool then if you believe that two candidates both with thirty years experience in the same business would have the same skill.

    Yet one had worked at a superlative shoe maker, renowned worldwide and obviously soaking up the business ethos and experience accrued with that, the other had all the experience accumulated from working at a lower tier shoemaker.

    This is like saying for example, as a business hiring a new employee that you didn't care which University a person graduated from, as long as they both held the same degree. What nonsense.


    Yet there are people from no-name schools who are geniuses, and people without pedigrees that can do a much better job than people with.

    Your point?
     
  12. pabloj

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    ...

    This is like saying for example, as a business hiring a new employee that you didn't care which University a person graduated from, as long as they both held the same degree. What nonsense.

    Wrong example, it doesn't compare to what I wrote.
    And, take it easy man.
     
  13. Ich_Dien

    Ich_Dien Well-Known Member

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    Yet there are people from no-name schools who are geniuses, and people without pedigrees that can do a much better job than people with.

    Your point?


    Rather rare in my experience.
     
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    Rather rare in my experience.

    I have to disagree. I have a PhD and I have conistently seen very smart people from lower rung schools, sometimes better than those from the top 10. The best point is that these people don't have the 'I-am-from-MIT/stanford/whatever-so-i-am-better-than-you' attitude that I absolutely hate.
     
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    That is a beautiful shoe. If he makes loafers I may have to buy a pair.
     
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    I can't wait to hear about the leather quality when these arrive. They look like a steal at that price point if the materials are of high quality. If they are, then I am getting in line on the order front.
     
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    The shoes are fully hand welted. I think that is something neither Loake nor Lobb features.
     
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    The shoes are fully hand welted. I think that is something neither Loake nor Lobb features.

    amnon, i might have to stop by the 5 towns to check these out in person
     
  19. AnGeLiCbOrIs

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    They are ready for shipping. I'll post pictures later. I just aksied him to hold off shipping until I get back from LA.
     
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