Men's DRESS BOOTS to suit all budgets.

Discussion in 'General Attire & Accoutrements' started by PADDY, Nov 12, 2009.

  1. sproily

    sproily Practically Family

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    Some Finnish 30's dress boots

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  2. mike

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  4. Lefty

    Lefty I'll Lock Up

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    The Barrie last is just a big box toe on an otherwise sleek boot. Check out the Plaza last here.
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  5. Dr Doran

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    folks, I'm having a VERRA difficult time finding the reasonably-priced dress boots out here in the USA, such as the Grenson's wingtip OR captoe dress boot. Their site is down. Any leads?
     
  6. mike

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    I'd love to see a side by side, in-person comparison of the boots using different lasts. :eusa_doh:
     
  7. Selentino

    Selentino One of the Regulars

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    New boot from Paul Fredricks Spring Catalog. What do you gentleman Think?
     
  8. Matt Deckard

    Matt Deckard Man of Action

    Looks like something too hot to wear for Spring.
     
  9. Selentino

    Selentino One of the Regulars

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    We only have hot weather here 3 months of the year. These would look nice while I'm hanging out in the cigar lounge or other places at night. I have a pair on the way, I'm thinking they are not a really heavy boot. I'll have to see.
     
  10. Edward

    Edward Bartender

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    Just this afternoon picked up a pair of the Marks & Specer boots Paddy refers to above.... Very pleased, excellent value for the money. I'd prefer a leather sole to the man-made one on them, though being objective, the soles will do fine, and from the look of them the heels can easily be redone as ad when. One detail I'm really pleased with is the flat laces - icreasingly rare to find on a new shoe.
     
  11. Tomasso

    Tomasso Incurably Addicted

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    Some boot porn here. Click on pix to enlarge.
     
  12. sproily

    sproily Practically Family

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    I'm talking to someone who might be willing to sell me these
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    They are size 10 US.

    What do you think, 20's or earlier? Finnish-made.

    PS. I know they are old, max 30's but I'm kind of thinking earlier. When were these in fashion? I haven't seen any from the 30's.
     
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    One thing I love about men's shoes: There's nothing new under the sun. Any style you want, someone can still make it for you. (see Tomasso's post.) You don't have to buy vintage to get an excellently made vintage looking shoe. Not so for suits, ties, etc. at least in my experience.

    These (above) could have been made yesterday, were they not so obviously vintage.

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  14. sproily

    sproily Practically Family

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    Indeed but the quality is superb. The leather looks extremely thick and good quality. If I buy these I'd think I'd need to change the rubberband thingie.

    And the chisel toe last is hard to find today. Maybe at Ed Green.
     
  15. Richard Warren

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  16. eClairvaux

    eClairvaux One of the Regulars

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    White's Semi-Dress

    have to add my newly-acquired White's, which just feel perfect.

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  17. flat-top

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    Ok, so I got these:
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    And I'm about to order these:
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    In an attempt to emulate these:
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    Any suggestions before I pull the trigger?
     
  18. MrBern

    MrBern I'll Lock Up

    Those look good, FlatTop. What brand are they?
     
  19. flat-top

    flat-top My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    William Lennon. Mysterious Mose pointed out that they were closest thing to the RRL boot, and I believe he's right!
     
  20. Richard Warren

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    speed laces.
     

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