Quality Slim-Profile Black Boots

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by weemighty, Nov 3, 2012.

  1. weemighty

    weemighty Member

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    Feb 28, 2009
    I've been on a long search for a pair of semi-casual black boots that have a more slim profile. So, no chunky work boots or even the classics like Indy boots. Chelea boots are the right idea, but I want something with a bit of detailing (cap toe, broguing, etc). Closest I've found so far was these from Prada:


    But I question the quality. Anyone have other similar suggestions? Appreciated!

  2. jmills

    jmills Senior member

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    Aug 25, 2012
    Hmm. That's a really tough request. I haven't seen many decorated Chelsea boots, possibly because it is not the most elegant combination. You should look at one of the English country boot-makers like Loake or Trickers, who do make brogue versions of Chelsea boots. But these brands are not known for being slim and sleek, and you will probably end up with a clunky sole to boot (pun intended).

    You might have some luck with a MTO Carmina/Vass (more $$$) or maybe Meermin (less $$$, but I don't know if they even make boots). I'd just go for a plain Chelsea honestly, or one of the zillion cap-toe/austerity wing/tweed-calf-suede-cordovan derby boots currently on the market, and you will get the sleek shape you want too.

    Edit: One more idea.

    Last edited: Nov 3, 2012

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