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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by discostu004, Apr 26, 2005.

  1. discostu004

    discostu004 Affiliate vendor

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    ok, i already bought these two pair: pair 1 pair 2 and was kinda wanting these: pair 3 pair 4 what makes the last 2 pair retail at 595 and the first two at signif lower, and also are the two lace-ups basically the same and am i just wanting 2 of basically the same thing?
     


  2. johnnynorman3

    johnnynorman3 Distinguished Member

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    Better quality suede, better construction (Goodyear as opposed to rapid Blake for the Salterbeck).
     


  3. faustian bargain

    faustian bargain Distinguished Member

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    pair 3 is 'benchmade in england'. i guess that makes a difference. pair 4 looks cool and has a leather sole, but i wouldn't pay $600 for anything with velcro on it.
     


  4. retronotmetro

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    Wow, the Salterbeck is a dead ringer for the C&J Dainite-soled chukka models, other than the "Polo" embossed where the Dainite logo goes. From the angle that Grapevinehill shot those pics, it's ambiguous whether that's a molded faux channel or if there are stitches in there, so I wouldn't want to guess whether those are Goodyear welted or not without seeing the shoes IRL. If those aren't really C&Js, then they've sure done a fine job of knocking them off.
     


  5. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    The last pair, the Aviemore, is an amazing looking boot. If you are getting these to wear with your new jeans, they'll look phenomenal.
     


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    I just won #3, and hopefully should get them tomorrow, so I'll let you know what I think then.

    That being said, #1 and #3 completely overlap in terms of when you would wear them. Except that #1 is probably made in Italy and #3 should be made by Crockett and Jones, assuming the benchmade in England is not a typo. If you already have #1, and like it, no point in getting #3 unless you prefer to wear suede chukkas frequently.

    #2 and #4 substantially overlap. Also no point in having both.

    I don't think #4 is a C&J boot, but I could be wrong.
     


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    The salterbeck boots are made in Italy, according to the photo on bluefly. They look damn good, let us know how they turn out.
     


  8. retronotmetro

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    I'd forgotten that I'd seen those on Bluefly before. They look a lot more C&J-like when you see the soles in the Grapevinehill pics.
     


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    I'm curious when people think that it is "acceptable" to wear this color of suede boot. Fall and winter, certainly. But spring and summer? (I have a nice pair I'd like to wear then but am hesitant.)
     


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    I never wear boots in the Summer, Fall and Winter are good, early Spring, maybe...waterproof them as well....

    Nice goots btw.
     


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    What the difference between rapid blake and regular blake? Or is rapid blake just another name for blake?
     


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    Go for Boot 4. Those are great. They'll look great with jeans.
    You can wear Boot 2 when you're feeling less rugged.
     


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    i assume nobody's gonna sneak in and bid against me (angry face)
     


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    not when you do (angry face) they're not. [​IMG]
     


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    Any thoughts on the maker of pair number 4?
     


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