The streetwear shoes and boots thread...No sneakers please

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Johnny_5, Nov 13, 2008.

  1. NorCal_1

    NorCal_1 Senior member

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    just bought a pair of Wolverine Montague chelsea boots from their 1000 Mile line, and love them.

    fit: I had to size down 1 whole size just like the regular ones and they fit like a glove. I'm an 11.5 in street shoes and 10.5 in these.

    They are slightly tight side-to-side, but will surely break in, so people with wide feet might
    want to size down only a half size, or try them on to decide.

    construction: The leather is Horween and is beautiful and will definitely patina well. The boot is also sleeker in the
    vamp than RM Williams, so it ought to not wrinkle as much as other chelsea boots

    problems: I wish these had an inside zipper to make them easier to get on and off; absolutely need a shoe horn to put them on

    pics of mine are below and they look GREAT with jeans. Available online at Gimmeshoes.com for $250, which
    is a heck of a good deal for Horween leather boots with Goodyear construction. They feel great on, too


    Wolverine Montague chelsea boot


    Upper: Horween Predator Leather
    Lining: Leather Sheepskin
    Footbed: Full Leather Over Foam
    Midsole: Leather
    Welt: Leather
    Outsole: Leather/Rubber
    Construction: Goodyear Welt


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  2. d-nice

    d-nice Senior member

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    I am on the hunt for a new pair of boots. I have quite a few pairs of boots already just copped some JV convertible boot's last week for daily winter wear. Now I am looking for a pair of black boots to wear going out at night. Something versatile to be paired w/ DH raws, leather jackets, wool outwear, cardigans, etc. Basically something you can wear out to bars, dinner, etc. I can't seem to find anything decent. I found some Officine Creative boots on the Barneys website that have the silhouette of what I am looking for but they are brown. I have also been looking at N.D.C but I can't seem to find anything that jumps out at me. I am not feeling Aldens or RW's for my style. Can anyone recommend anything like this...

    http://www.barneys.com/Ankle%20Boot/...efault,pd.html
     


  3. NorCal_1

    NorCal_1 Senior member

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  4. d-nice

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    how about dark grey instead of black? more contrast than black at night and cooler looking

    http://www.barneys.com/Lace-Up%20Boo...efault,pd.html


    Thanks man... good suggestion. That's funny because I thought I searched the Barney's website high and low but somehow didnt see those. That is right along the lines of what I am looking for. I just wonder how the quality of those are?
     


  5. NorCal_1

    NorCal_1 Senior member

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    Thanks man... good suggestion. That's funny because I thought I searched the Barney's website high and low but somehow didnt see those. That is right along the lines of what I am looking for. I just wonder how the quality of those are?

    they're the Made in Italy boots, so most likely Blake stitching, so not as durable as Goodyear welted

    wait for a sale and you can probably get them 30-40% off

    alternatively, for your intended use, I would seriously consider the black version of the Wolverine Montague chelsea boot I talked about above

    $250, Goodyear welted, fantastic leather and chelsea boots look a lot nicer for going out than lace-up's, but that jmho
     


  6. eckblk

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    thinking about kopping these for some brown beater boots:

    Officine Creative:
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  7. d-nice

    d-nice Senior member

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    they're the Made in Italy boots, so most likely Blake stitching, so not as durable as Goodyear welted

    wait for a sale and you can probably get them 30-40% off

    alternatively, for your intended use, I would seriously consider the black version of the Wolverine Montague chelsea boot I talked about above

    $250, Goodyear welted, fantastic leather and chelsea boots look a lot nicer for going out than lace-up's, but that jmho


    Good info. I have some JV chelsea boots already so I am really looking for lace ups. My local Barneys (Boston) doesnt have them but NYC does. I would have to order them... I wonder how they look in person? Thanks again
     


  8. d-nice

    d-nice Senior member

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    eckblk- who carries OC in the US other than Barneys and American Rag in LA?
     


  9. eckblk

    eckblk Senior member

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    I don't know- the ones I posted are from Centrale-Frankfurt.

    It's sort of a pain but, you do get a VAT discount.
     


  10. Steve Thomas

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    I never wear anything but sneakers and, very occasionally, a pair of chukkas. Recently, these Varvatos chukkas have caught my eye:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/New-JOHN-VARVATO...1%7C240%3A1318

    What say you all?

    Fok.


    I bought a pair of the Varvartos Hipster chukkas and love them. So comfy.
     


  11. Razele

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    thinking about kopping these for some brown beater boots:

    Officine Creative:
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    lol @ eckblk kopping 1k boots for beaters hahaha
     


  12. eckblk

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    lol @ eckblk kopping 1k boots for beaters hahaha
    Is that boot really 1k? I got quoted at around 400 euro shipped. I like the toebox and overall shape not sure about OC quality. I see them on Luisaviaroma for 1k.
     


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    Razele Senior member

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    I just google searched it and came up with 1k

    Your the jet of footwear homie
     


  14. NoVaguy

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    I originally started with 9D's, which is my size in most shoes.

    9D = was way too tight in the toe box (esp on pinky toe)
    9E = too loose in the heel, and toe still kind of uncomfortable
    9.5D = too long, heel slipped out and toe of shoe creased terribly. Toe box was perfect here though.

    I've basically given up on AE. I wish there was another brand out there for the price-point that was similar.

    (Looking for non-corrected grain leather, goodyear welted, < $300 )


    Sounds like you need something with a big toe box when compared to the heel - I would look for AE's on the 3 last and give those a shot. Not sure if there was a PTB made on that last, though. Iirc, two AE models made on the 3 last were the AE Brentwood (moc toe or apron toe blucher) and the Chester (bal wingtip).

    I think Alden's Barrie last is probably the best thing you might get.
     


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