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Discussion in 'General Attire & Accoutrements' started by manton, Jun 9, 2007.
Love that diamond punching
You can tell the talent is sure there from the makers of those boots. As my money tree starts to drop some more "moolah" I will sure be ordering from him/her! LOL
I managed to squeeze in enough time to finish these. I will make a few pattern changes to them but not too bad for a first effort.
Good work. However, for me the combination of detailing on the upper and the heavy weight construction isn't a good match. I think a much sleeker balmoral boot looks best (I know that heavy weight balmoral boots existed in the past, it's just that I am not a fan).
That said, it could be the perfect boot for someone like Papperskat who likes the early stylings of a balmoral boot but lives in rural Sweden where a rugged boot is ideal.
i can imagine those boots appealing to the rugged denim / workwear crowd.
I want those!
Very nice! I suspect all that brogueing was tedious. Hats off to your craftsmanship.
Yes it was. Much harder than with round punches. You have to hold the diamond in the right plane to follow the curve.
There is NO doubt the craftsmanship is there for sure.
I think a good idea may be, to make a similar boot, however with a narrower toe box area, perhaps using a last similar to something used for a cowboy/western boot (a bit more pointed toe) and then the sole being a bit less in the thickness. Just my two cents, but it would make the boot more "dress" as even more so when you look at the punching work.
I always make the prototypes to fit me. I don't do well in pointy lasts. They are not as blocky as it seems. they are on the same last as my profile picture.
I was browsing Etsy for boots and found these vintage tarsal strap ones. Sure, they are womens boots but I thought that you would still find it interesting. Small size (of course...) https://www.etsy.com/se-en/listing/...age=6&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery
I also found these really cool button boots. https://www.etsy.com/se-en/listing/...age=9&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery
that first pair is gorgeous.
Fancy boots from 1929.
Pink and cream balmorals because why not?
they look like late 60s psychedelic-dandy boots.
I found a pic of a similar vintage boot.
I like the vintage one more.
I just bought these deadstock cricket boots off of eBay. CC41 stamped. Will post more pictures once I receive them.