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Looking at getting some new boots and need a little help finding/choosing. A little info on what I have/wear now. I currently have beeswax Clarks Desert Boots and white chucks. The most dressed up I have to get is a pair of cords, clarks and a button down or sweater. Also looking for a jacket/coat. I have a pea coat which only gets worn in really cold weather. Need something lighter.

As far as shirts go, this is what I currently have (just talking about winter):

red/black buffalo check flannel
red/black Flat Head flannel (on the way)
Navy Flat Head l/s chambray
Self Edge Never on Sunday shirt (black)
Self Edge s/s sea shirt
grey button down l/s (casual)
white/blue/red j crew flannel

As you can see it's mostly flannel/workwear type in the rotation right now. Not a lot of variation. I like it that way though. Makes it easier to figure out what to wear.

I think of the clarks as more of a preppy type boot and I don't think most of those shirts would look well with them. Given the colors and types of shirts, I think I need to get some type of black boot, more on the rugged side than dressy.


Most of my jeans have leg openings of about 8.25-8.75. Here is what I have:

Flat Head BSP (slim tapered)
Flat Head 380 (straight)
Flat Head 4001BK (slim straight)
Nudie Average Joe (straight)

So far I've looked at Alden, piperlime.com, redwing shoes, a little on zappos. Since I have mostly slim/straight jeans, I thought it would be best to get something not so clunky. So far I came up with the Red Wing 8130 (classic lifestyle, but in black) and the gentelmen traveler. I have to order on line so it makes it a little harder. Are these a clunky boots, or can you wear them with a slim type jean?

Any recommendations would be helpful. I don't want anything that comes up higher than these. If you like, also recommend something in brown or maybe some low cut lace ups that may go well with what I have listed above.

Thanks

8130




http://www.onlineshoes.com/productpa...n=m&pcid=13594

http://www.onlineshoes.com/productpa...=m&pcid=111399
 

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I love the GTs and have a pair in black cherry that I wear with average joe's. I think they have an 8 inch leg opening which may be among the slimmest of the jeans you posted. I think they look great, though i would not go much smaller than that with the leg opening. I also have huge feet, so if you are getting the GT or even the other RW in anything less than a 12 (I think thats the biggest GTs come in anyway) they should look fine with any hem that is 8 inches or larger.
 

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Love the 8130's they would definitely go with what you have. The white sole in my opinion tends to look a little chunky but I like it. If a pair of cords, and a button down or sweater is as dressed up as you get I don't see why not.
 

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Yaeh, it's the extreme rare occasion that I need to get dressed up.

My average joe's are a size 33 and the leg opening measures 8.5. My BSP's are the smallest leg opening I have with a 8.25.

My normal shoe size is only an 8.5-9. So the GT isn't too chunky/clown shoe looking?
 

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I have a pair of flathead f310's which I believe has a leg opening of 8.3 or so. I tried a pair of GTs size 10.5 and thought they were a bit too clunky looking with them
 

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How about the brown classic lifestyle, which I think are the same as the 8130.

Have any other suggestions?
 

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as most have mentioned the GT looks great with slim jeans however i wouldnt rock anything too skinny with the GT...
but yea, i love my GT's, rock them with my SEXI04's the leg hole is only 7.5, and i agree they'd look nicer with a jean that has a larger leg hole, but its all dependent on what you like... personally i love the small leg hole with these and the stacks that sit on top the shoe.
also, nice shirt rotation, i want all those shirts
 

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Thanks for all the suggestions. Anybody else before I pull the trigger? By the way, what's up with sizing for Red Wing? I'm usually an 8.5-9 in regular shoes and have to go down to an 8 in chucks. I figured I'd try an 8 in the red wings.
 

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Red Wing boots are ugly. Please stop buying them.

Save up a little more and get something much better.
 

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Originally Posted by why
Red Wing boots are ugly. Please stop buying them.

Save up a little more and get something much better.


Yaeh, I don't like either of those.

Is there a thinner type shoe or boot that somebody could recommend that would look good with the above type shirts? Not too dressy, soemthing about as slim as the desert boot.
 

why

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Well, that confirms it -- some people just have no taste.
 

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Or you just have different tastes.
 

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really long toe vs. distressed leather.
how about this frye brando lace boot?
or arkansas boot?
 

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