Balmoral Boots

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

  1. cookie

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    Love that diamond punching
     
  2. LuvMyMan

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    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
     
  3. bigshoe

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    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.
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  4. esteban68

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    Wonderful job!
     
  5. Papperskatt

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  6. Two Types

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    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.
     
  7. herringbonekid

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    i can imagine those boots appealing to the rugged denim / workwear crowd.
     
  8. Bruce Wayne

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    I want those!
     
  9. dh66

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    Very nice! I suspect all that brogueing was tedious. Hats off to your craftsmanship.
     
  10. bigshoe

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    Yes it was. Much harder than with round punches. You have to hold the diamond in the right plane to follow the curve.
     
  11. LuvMyMan

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    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.
     
  12. bigshoe

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    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.
     
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  14. herringbonekid

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    that first pair is gorgeous.
     
  15. Papperskatt

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    Fancy boots from 1929.

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  16. Patrick Hall

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    Pink and cream balmorals because why not?
     
  17. herringbonekid

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    they look like late 60s psychedelic-dandy boots.
     
  18. Papperskatt

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    I found a pic of a similar vintage boot.

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  19. cookie

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    I like the vintage one more.
     
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