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Shoe Damage Report & Shoe P0rn Central - Part II

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Oyaji, Feb 20, 2010.

  1. ljrcustom

    ljrcustom Senior member

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    I also posted these in the recent purchases thread. Ron Rider Chukka Boots in Chocolate Brown Suede, Goodyear Flex. I picked these up at the trunk show at leffot a few weeks back. It was great meeting Ron and chatting with him. The man definitely is passionate and knowledgeable about his shoes. Steven was great as usual.
    -LR
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  2. k4lnamja

    k4lnamja Senior member

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    ^ how much were those? beautiful shoes
     


  3. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    enjoy wearing your good looking chukkas
     


  4. kolecho

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    They look unique indeed with the contrast piping.
     


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    I really do like those Rider's, but I do have a bit of a qualm with the price point on these. Don't get me wrong... I am a big Rider Boot fan, and own a pair from his Rider per Cortina line. However, $745.00 for suede Chukkas is starting to get pretty expensive, when unlined Edward Greens are not that much more, and they are (in my opinion) a step up from Borgioli (i.e, channeled stitching, superior finishing, materials, etc.), at least from the Borgioli's I have handled.

    With that said, wonderful shoes, and I hope you really do enjoy them! Can you comment on the quality / last shape? It is certainly possible that Borgioli is making these to a higher standard than their other offerings.
     


  6. kolecho

    kolecho Senior member

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    Two of my favorite designs in saddle and bordeaux shell, made by Vass on F last.

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  7. ljrcustom

    ljrcustom Senior member

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    Thanks.


    At first I thought the piping was a little too much for me, but the more I wear them, the more I like it.


    -LR
     


  8. ljrcustom

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    $745


    I understand what you are saying. My one complaint about the chukkas is the fact that the sole stitching is exposed and not channeled like on EG's. That being said, the quality thus far is amazing. They are incredibly comfortable and seem to be very well made. I can't recall the technique that is used, but the leather of the vamp is stretch and shaped in a way so that the common creasing that usually happens with chukka boots won't really happen at all with these. I am very happy with my purchase, expect these boots to hold up well over time.

    -LR
     


  9. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    good looking shoes, enjoy wearing
     


  10. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    [​IMG]
    color 8 wt boot
    argyles otc
     


  11. ThinkDerm

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    what last! =)
     


  12. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    plaza last
     


  13. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    ravello wt boot
    argyles otc
     


  14. ThinkDerm

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    Plaza last is super sleek. nice.
     


  15. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    thank you
     


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