Balmoral Boots

Discussion in 'General Attire & Accoutrements' started by manton, Jun 9, 2007.

  1. Papperskatt

    Papperskatt Practically Family

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    Sure!

    American vintage, brown/black two-tone. Ca. 1900-1910s?
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    French/Belgian vintage. Ca. 1910s?
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    Modern, Meermin MTO.
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  2. Papperskatt

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    And the profiles...

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    The middle one is the goods with the curved back shank and undulating fall along the front shank to the vamp.
     
  4. bigshoe

    bigshoe One of the Regulars

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    I liked these so much decided to make a pair.
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    Papperskatt Beautiful boots. The hardest boots to pattern are a button flap Balmoral. Any balmoral is degrees above other foot wear in difficulty to master.
     
  5. Papperskatt

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    Oh, I'm looking forward to seeing the finished result! :) Will you be offering it for sale?

    I've been more and more interested in starting to make my own shoes lately. There's a bespoke shoemaker that lives relatively close to me and who offer courses, I'm hoping to be able to afford one in a not too distant future. Or I'll just try it myself by trial and error (my usual way of learning)...
     
  6. bigshoe

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    There is a fellow in your neck of the woods named Janne Melkerson who is one of the best shoe makers in the world. He also takes in students.
    I will be putting them in the line. I always make the first pair for me to see how they work out.
     
  7. Two Types

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    So you are making a balmoral boot complete with tarsal strap! Expect to see the Herringbonekid knocking at your (virtual) door in eager anticipation!

    I am looking forward to seeing the results.
     
  8. LuvMyMan

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    Yep we all are. I am myself saving up right now to be able to have some shoes/boots made by bigshoe. From what I have seen of his work....EXECELLENT! I would have already placed an order if my darned money tree would just do something for me! BUT soon.....lol! I know I will soon.
     
  9. LuvMyMan

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    Agreed...That is the shape that really screams vintage and class for sure!
     
  10. herringbonekid

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    would very much depend on the last shape. as discussed on this thread, modern makers seem reluctant to attempt anything as contoured as the teens-early 20s boot lasts. or possibly they're just indifferent / oblivious to the difference.

    although i've bought some modern balmorals by Jeffrey West and Septieme Largeur, the last shape still falls quite short of those earlier boots, although the overall 'look' passes.
     
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  11. Papperskatt

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    Yep, he's the one I was talking about. :)
     
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  14. Mr. Speakeasy

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    I cant wait to see those tarsal strap boots myself!
    Also to carry on this discussion I have bought a couple pairs of new made ankle boots in the past that had the unshaped ankle that left me feeling unsatisfied, but through some wear they eventually gained a bit of shape to the ankle, but still nothing like the vintage ones had.
     
  15. Two Types

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    They are nice:
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    Not Balmorals, but it's interesting to see they have these boots with tarsal straps:
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    I'm not sure that the straps look right on a grained boot. Also the straps seem a little shapeless compared to vintage ones.
     
  16. herringbonekid

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  17. bigshoe

    bigshoe One of the Regulars

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    Work continues on the Tarsal strap in between the stuff we do for money. This is Alyssa Lenell the Queen of the 31-15 watch for her she is going to be one of the great bespoke shoemakers of the future.
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  18. bigshoe

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  19. Bruce Wayne

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    Do these count as Balmorals?

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