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Those are called “Ghillies”. They are made as part of dress wear for a Scottish outfit. Knee socks, garters, a dirk and your kilt.

kilowatts
Ah! Interesting information there.

I had seen these (to me) strange John Lobb shoes, and now realize that they are styled after Ghillies, down to the tassels on the laces.

 

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Ah! Interesting information there.

I had seen these (to me) strange John Lobb shoes, and now realize that they are styled after Ghillies, down to the tassels on the laces.

If you ever see the British royal family at Balmoral on TV all the men wear traditional Scottish dress and many wear ghillies to finish it off. They are also worn in traditional Scottish dancing. I think some regiments wear them with trews, those tartan tight pants. Not completely sure about that though.
Maybe they should try blue suede long wings,eh?
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Hi guys:

I’ve often looked at the UK version of eBay for shoes. I purchased a wonderful pair of Dinkelackers for next to nothing. I searched for British officers shoes and often you get Scottish heavyweight ex army brogues which are usually made by Sanders & Sanders and are a great deal. They have a British army sizing system which I don’t quite understand but nevertheless they are great shoes. Take a look and see if there are any.
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Ah! Interesting information there.

I had seen these (to me) strange John Lobb shoes, and now realize that they are styled after Ghillies, down to the tassels on the laces.


Hah! This is too funny. Earlier in the day, I had remembered the discussion about those Lobbs since at the time it prompted me to present some horrid (modern) cole haans that i'd purchased for some crazy reason prior to getting into proper shoes. I figured there was no possible way I could dig up my post... but now that you dug up your Lobb post, I was now able to find my post!

By the way, I will add that now that I am reviewing these few options for Ghillies... I do think I like the John Lobbs the most. :)

 

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Hi guys:

I’ve often looked at the UK version of eBay for shoes. I purchased a wonderful pair of Dinkelackers for next to nothing. I searched for British officers shoes and often you get Scottish heavyweight ex army brogues which are usually made by Sanders & Sanders and are a great deal. They have a British army sizing system which I don’t quite understand but nevertheless they are great shoes. Take a look and see if there are any.
Kilowatts
What’s the UK version of eBay? Is it just “.co.uk” or is there a distinct, separate auction site?
 

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I’ve often found that on European eBay sites they attach little value to Florsheim and other American makes. I haven’t had any luck with my size but I have seen substantially lower sales for “our” kind of shoes. Of course, English makes are all over the place.
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To me it looks like an aftermarket hack job on those shoes to make them like a cutaway summer shoe.
100%. I didn't have time to look at them carefully in the store but it's obvious on the pictures.
But hey, "Ghillies" - I learned something new thanks to that :)
 

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Very sneaky. You’ll make a great QC.
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Ontario gave up the QC designation. Who knows, they might revive it. By that time, it might be KC.
 

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Given that most of us are stuck at home, let's keep the mind sharp.

First pair of "nice" shoes.

Most money you've ever paid for a pair of shoes.

Your unicorn pair of shoes?

What you're willing to pay for the unicorn pair.
 

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First pair of "nice" shoes. My grandpa bought me a pair of Florsheim LWBs in 1997. Likely one of the last US made, or US assembled ones. I eventually threw them out. They were bought at a Florsheim store in Hong Kong. Grandpa was really into shoes. But only wore Bally of Switzerland for the comfort.

Most money you've ever paid for a pair of shoes. Oh. Man. All in? Over $600 (Canadian).

Your unicorn pair of shoes? NOS John McHale LWBs in 8.5eee. The iconic cherry coloured pair.

What you're willing to pay for the unicorn pair. $500+. Depends on my budget and financial circumstances obviously.
 

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