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Thinking of ordering bespoke button boots from Jan Kielman - Thoughts?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Eustace Tilley, Oct 17, 2007.

  1. LabelKing

    LabelKing Senior member

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    the reason for the zipper is that no one makes button hooks any more.

    They're rather readily available on the used/antique markets.
     
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    Eustace Tilley Senior member

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    As I mentioned in an earlier post, Kielman can make the boots sans zipper in the traditional manner.
     
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    I like them. I wouldn't wear them myself--they are a bit costumey--but if I saw them on someone else, I'd be intrigued, not repelled. Keep us posted!
     
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    If I had a pair of button boots, I would rock them so hard it would show up on seismographs. Particularly these http://www.rakuten.co.jp/otsuka/669573/669587/.
    Sorry for the rant, but... <SNIP> If I see a guy in a Men's Wearhouse suit, I think nothing of it. If I see button boots or red trimmed black shoes, I think what a freak, why would any sane person wear those. To me they show an ultimate lack of any sort of style. OK, thanks.
    I feel just the opposite. A Men's Wearhouse suit betrays a complete lack of *style*. I agree there's nothing wrong with it, but it's a paint-by-numbers approach that requires no independent thought or care in one's appearance besides the fulfilling of requirements. With spectators, button boots, weirdly high gorges, etc, on the other hand - that's definitely style. You might not like the look, but you can't deny that the person has put thought and effort into their look and made it their own. Besides, who wants to look like a sane person? Regards, Alexander
     
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    Fwiw, I'd buy button boots in the right colours, old-fashionness be damned. I just like boots [​IMG]
     
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    With spectators, button boots, weirdly high gorges, etc, on the other hand - that's definitely style. You might not like the look, but you can't deny that the person has put thought and effort into their look and made it their own. Besides, who wants to look like a sane person?


    Style is subjective and everyone from a punk rocker to a mod to a ivy prepster to a cowboy can have their own style.

    Though I wasn't aware that making something your own always qualified you as having good style.
     

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