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Thoughts on these boots.

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by skalogre, May 8, 2006.

  1. skalogre

    skalogre Senior member

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  2. Get Smart

    Get Smart Don't Crink

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    I like the way that looks. It's like a wingtip'd chukka. The proportion problems you see don't bother me. I dig it
     


  3. skalogre

    skalogre Senior member

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    I wish I could get a better look at the toe - have not found any other pictures though.
     


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    j (stands for Jerk) Admin

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    I think it's a little goofy looking, mainly because of the really closely spaced lacing.
     


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    aportnoy Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Trickers cost about the same and I prefer them by a lot. These are stuck in between styles.
     


  6. skalogre

    skalogre Senior member

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    I think it's a little goofy looking, mainly because of the really closely spaced lacing.

    I think you nailed what I could not quite work out... the spacing is REALLY close, you're right.

    Andrew, which Tricker's are you referring to?
     


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    aportnoy Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Andrew, which Tricker's are you referring to?


    I was thinking of these which are not quite the same but speak to me in a much stronger way...

    [​IMG]
     


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    skalogre Senior member

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    Those are nice but I already have the Grenson Ilkley which is very similar minus the commando sole. Which I am completely enamoured with.
     


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    Really like the first -- possesd of a very clean elegance. The heavy brogueing on the second reminds me way to much of the way work boots are double stitched sometimes.

    Regards,
    Huntsman
     


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    aportnoy Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Those are nice but I already have the Grenson Ilkley which is very similar minus the commando sole. Which I am completely enamoured with.

    Gotcha. The C&J Tetbury is also an excellent choice. Very sleek on the new 348 last. I believe our friend scnupe7 is an owner.
     


  11. skalogre

    skalogre Senior member

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    Gotcha. The C&J Tetbury is also an excellent choice. Very sleek on the new 348 last. I believe our friend scnupe7 is an owner.

    I wear the Ilkley a lot, the colour is just gorgeous, they take to wear really well. Every bump and scrape becomes a beauty mark [​IMG]
    The heel is a little wide naturally however they have proven themselves qwuite comfortable for extended walking. The sole picks up a lot of gravel though (a problem in Tucson - my yard is gravel also).

    Tetbury... trying to find a picture somewhere... I like sleek boots so they sound intriguing.
     


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    aportnoy Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Tetbury... trying to find a picture somewhere... I like sleek boots so they sound intriguing.


    Here you go...

    [​IMG]
     


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    You could do better. Its not elegant to me. Kind of like a cross breeding that didn't work out.
     


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    Here you go...

    [​IMG]


    --- That's what I was thinking, I'm still not sure about the toe, but it is sleek and has style.
     


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    skalogre Senior member

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    --- That's what I was thinking, I'm still not sure about the toe, but it is sleek and has style.

    I think the toe has that little "hump" I have seen before on sleeker toed shoes - probably necessary to fit the toes [​IMG]
    Those do look rather elegant Andrew; is the rear quarter collapsing due to the weight of the leather or do you think that this is just due to these being unworn examples?
     


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