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manton

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I thought FLers might appreciate these, as they are pretty old world even if brand new:

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Will I wear them with suits? You bet:

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Nice looking boots, but...

Where are they from Manton please? and how much are they retailing for?

And finally, have you pulled the trigger on buying a pair? (if or when you do, photos please!! thanks :eusa_clap ).
 

manton

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They are Edward Green, the Shannon model. And those are indeed mine; ordered in January, just arrived.

I don't know what the UK price is. Over here they were in the low four figures. This boot is, I am told, never stocked; it's a special order only, and that raises the cost a bit.
 

Marty M.

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Top laced.

That is the most stunning pair of dress boots I've seen. My compliments to your taste level. Will you wear them with a tropical weight suit? Or keep them with a lofty fabric?
Marty Mathis
 

manton

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Marty M. said:
Will you wear them with a tropical weight suit?
Probably not, though I am tempted to get a pair in Edwardian, a light brown/dark tan with some orange underdones. Those would look nice with summer suits.

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manton

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Baron Kurtz said:
but have you yet formed an opinion re the quality compared to other shoes in terms of comfort, materials etc.?
It is, in every respect, an Edward Green oxford -- same quality, same make, same fit, same comfort. It's just got that high upper.
 

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English Grensons (Huntingdon model)

Love your boots Manton, very stylish. I was in their store in Jermyn Street about a fortnight ago, but currently their prices are just too rich for my pocket. Shame.

Got these (see pics below) a number of months ago and love them. Plus a great price for this quality of English boot (£130 UK in the online sale, just happened to have my size).
They are 'not as dressy' or as 'classy' as yours Manton, and possibly have more of a 'working man's' feel to them, as they are built to walk the miles and stand up to a fair amount of abuse. Also the sole is a stitched rubber rather than leather. But the pebbled leather is lovely, as is the glove leather lining. Plus I like the speed lacing at the tops.

I call them my Sullivans' after Mike Sullivan, the character played by Tom Hanks in the film, "Road to Perdition."

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Nice boots Marc...

Loved them as soon as I saw them. But I just knew in my gut that they would be well out of my price range. I was correct.

But the modern Grensons will serve me well and have been sported with my dark gray DB suit.
 

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