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Which boot do you prefer?

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Get Smart, Aug 22, 2006.

  1. Get Smart

    Get Smart Senior member

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    I'm looking for an inexpensive black chelsea boot....found these 2 that fit the bill Both are Cole Haan...top one is from "Collection" line so it's the upper tier of CH. The lower boot is from the normal CH line. Top boot is $20 more. Opinions on which you'd prefer? Worn with slim jeans of course. [​IMG]
     
  2. drizzt3117

    drizzt3117 Senior member

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    I'm looking for an inexpensive black chelsea boot....found these 2 that fit the bill

    Both are Cole Haan...top one is from "Collection" line so it's the upper tier of CH. The lower boot is from the normal CH line.

    Top boot is $20 more.

    Opinions on which you'd prefer? Worn with slim jeans of course.

    [​IMG]


    Personally I like the bottom one, not so fond of the contrast stitching.
     
  3. VMan

    VMan Senior member

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    For an opposing viewpoint, I really like the top one and it's contrast stiching.
     
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    Arethusa Senior member

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    I'd say the first one (the second's more classic, and if you want that, you can do better than Cole Haan), though I'm admittedly not hugely fond of either. What's the price on these? I've rarely seen Cole Haan that looked like a good deal.
     
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    For an opposing viewpoint, I really like the top one and it's contrast stiching.
    Me too. Not too shabby, though I wonder how they will look after some wear.
     
  6. Get Smart

    Get Smart Senior member

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    Both under $100...top one about $76, bottom one $56

    I'm slightly leaning towards the top one, but I like the chunkier toe on the bottom one too. Both have a pebblegrain-ish leather texture that I like.
     
  7. countchocula8

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    I like the top one more, mostly because I don't like the chunky toe of the bottom one.
     
  8. digital_denim

    digital_denim Senior member

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    Buy both! They're different enough to give a different look to your outfits. Heck ~130 for both?
     
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    top. then again, just not a fan of boots with that side elastic gore.

    -Jeff
     
  11. whodini

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    Top. That stitching's great and who knows how long that elastic will last.

    Where are you finding these prices???
     
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    top. then again, just not a fan of boots with that side elastic gore.

    -Jeff


    Top for the same reasons...Love the zipper, hate the side elastic look.

    --Wade
     
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    Top one, also not a fan of side elastic and really don't like the proportions of the toe and the rest of the boot in the second one. Dig the contrast stitching.
     
  14. xerxes1358

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    Hi the bottom one looks definitly more classy. I like it better. You should give more information on how they are constructed. For example do they have both the same inner and outer leather quality. What material is the sole of the boots. By the way I am also in the process of buying two boots. I have been searching this forum over and over and I hear good things about RM Williams. Did you see the boots here: http://www.bootsonline.com.au/default1.htm These look also very nice. Can you also post the link to the store you are going to guy those boots from? xerxes
     
  15. Get Smart

    Get Smart Senior member

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    These are from ebay....seller Grapevinehill
     
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    Top times a million
     
  17. someoneNew

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    Bottom one.
    I tried on the top ones and they didn't fit well, scrunched oddly around the arch when I walked. Also there was this greenish tint to the leather I didn't like.
     
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    Bottom one.
    I tried on the top ones and they didn't fit well, scrunched oddly around the arch when I walked. Also there was this greenish tint to the leather I didn't like.


    wow someone actually has personal experience with it. Thanks for the input!
     
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    wow someone actually has personal experience with it. Thanks for the input!

    Glad to help, and I remembered something else I disliked about them after trying them.
    I had 3 pairs in front of me and couldn't find a single pair from all 9 shoes that fit the same, strangely they were all either too loose or too tight. Either someone stretched the crap out of some of them or they had poor QC on that batch. I tried them on at Macy's a month or so ago when they were around 80 bucks I think.
     

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