Which boots to get?

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  1. IBJanky

    IBJanky Senior member

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    Thinking of getting a pair of new casual boots, looking at these two:

    Herring Ilford in oiled suede

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    Herring Stratford chestnut calf

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    I want them both, but which one to get first? [​IMG]

    myke
     


  2. ShoesYouCanUse

    ShoesYouCanUse Well-Known Member

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    I would get the Herring Stratford Chestnut Calf boot. You will get more use of it.

    Best regards,
     


  3. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I would get the Herring Stratford Chestnut Calf boot. You will get more use of it.

    Best regards,


    +1 Much more versatile.
     


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    kev777 Senior member

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    Chestnut. Hands down.

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    cbfn Senior member

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    To me they are two different boots. I would use the desert boot in late spring and the beginning of the fall, and the Stratford in early spring and late fall.
     


  7. IBJanky

    IBJanky Senior member

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    The only other thing that is holding me back is that I have not had any shoes with the Loake 026 last, which these shoes are made on.

    I guess there's only one way to find out.

    myke
     


  8. IBJanky

    IBJanky Senior member

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    I guess the only real way to solve this dilemma is to get both [​IMG] myke
     


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    Arsenal Well-Known Member

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    Those stratfords are beautiful. Added to the "to buy" list.
     


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    cmacey Senior member

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    I would get the Herring Stratford Chestnut Calf boot. You will get more use of it.

    Best regards,


    +1.
     


  11. JamesX

    JamesX Senior member

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    For casual boot, I would think the Suede is better.
     


  12. IBJanky

    IBJanky Senior member

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    Problem solved. Bought both as a birthday present to myself [​IMG] myke
     


  13. Cant kill da Rooster

    Cant kill da Rooster Senior member

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    ^ if you take advice from this forum, you will be homeless but have nice shoes.
     


  14. pgd3

    pgd3 Senior member

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    For casual boot, I would think the Suede is better.

    That's sort of iffy, its definately "more" casual. But that also paints it into "too" casual, where as the captoe blucher boot under a nice pair of slacks is more than wearable in a formal setting, particularly if you take a few minutes to polish it up. And then if you wear it a few weeks with out polishing it they would take on a nice amount of distressed appearance.

    Follow it up with a nice brushing and polish and bam.. Back to a dressy appearance.

    I have some brown chukka plain toes I use in that manner, great with jeans, but I wore them yesterday to work with a quick shine up.

    I think he made the correct choice.
     


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