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My Balmoral Boots

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

  1. bigbris1

    bigbris1 Senior member

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    Cliff surprised me with a free pair of shoes in a very original design. [​IMG]
    I think they will be great for the summer.

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    WOW. This just made me sick as I should have placed my order for those brown caps loooong ago.

    Damn.
     


  2. Ich_Dien

    Ich_Dien Senior member

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    For heaven's sake! I can't help but feel envy.
     


  3. bigbris1

    bigbris1 Senior member

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    After seeing the toe on this I think I will commission a full brogue in antique chestnut from Cliff. Perhaps the brown cap toe, too!
     


  4. fritzl

    fritzl Senior member

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    Would be nice to see a pic of his lasted shoe trees. Does anyone know if he makes them himself or does he farm it out to a company in Northampton which does this?

    you can answer it yourself. why should a small operation like his, make trees themselves?

    especially after he got a lot of business from here...
     


  5. AnGeLiCbOrIs

    AnGeLiCbOrIs Senior member

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    Mr. Roberts latest Balmoral shoe is quite elegant and is further kindling my interest in his products

    I look forward to seeing his future offerings using a squared last (similar to EG's 888)

    Would be nice to see a pic of his lasted shoe trees. Does anyone know if he makes them himself or does he farm it out to a company in Northampton which does this?


    The lasted trees are in the first pics in the thread. He charges his cost - 35 GBP.
     


  6. forex

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    Are there pics of finished boots?
     


  7. bigbris1

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    This pretty much inspired me to join the forum, so thanks. Once I get some cash together I'm going to go and pay a visit to Cliff to get some fine Balmorals.
     


  9. Ich_Dien

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    Any updated pictures of those brogues yet?
     


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  11. Lear

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    [​IMG]

    Lots of balmoral boot threads cropping up lately. I like the look [​IMG]

    How many here would wear this boot with chino/jeans?

    I understand that the blutcher variation of such a boot would be considered more informal. But I do prefer the cleaner lines of the model shown. Reminds me of the sleekness of my RMW chelsea boots.

    So, wearable with chino/jeans?

    Lear
     


  12. Tangfastic

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    Lots of balmoral boot threads cropping up lately. I like the look [​IMG]

    How many here would wear this boot with chino/jeans?

    I understand that the blutcher variation of such a boot would be considered more informal. But I do prefer the cleaner lines of the model shown. Reminds me of the sleekness of my RMW chelsea boots.

    So, wearable with chino/jeans?

    Lear


    I wear my balmorals at every opportunity. It's the weather (I don't like to get them wet) rather than my choice of trousers that dictates if they get worn or not! If you'd wear oxford shoes with jeans or chinos there's not a lot of difference in wearing the boot.
     


  13. Michael Ay329

    Michael Ay329 Senior member

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    Fritzl....(Ay329 puts his head down....) you are right, he likely farms out the lasted shoe trees. Dean Girling mentioned to me there is one company that virtually everyone uses in the Northampton area

    FYI everyone, I put my deposit down for my special balmoral boot via Cliff...ETA 10-12 weeks

    Now I'm considering a monk strap and a balmoral semi-brogue

    If this works out...its nice to have a more affordable alternative to G&G and EG...presuming the quality of his work is comparable
     


  14. AnGeLiCbOrIs

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    These are turning out fantastic! I'll post larger pictures of these and the boots when I receive them.

    The nail pattern looks oddly familiar [​IMG]

    I can't wait to see the chisel toe last.

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    I wear my balmorals at every opportunity. It's the weather (I don't like to get them wet) rather than my choice of trousers that dictates if they get worn or not! If you'd wear oxford shoes with jeans or chinos there's not a lot of difference in wearing the boot.

    I'm thinking along the same lines Tangfastic. Thanks.

    These are turning out fantastic! I'll post larger pictures of these and the boots when I receive them.

    The nail pattern looks oddly familiar [​IMG]

    I can't wait to see the chisel toe last.


    AnGeLiCbOrIs, any idea as to whether a customer can visit him to get measured? I could get to Northamton in a jiffy.

    Lear
     


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