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Discussion in 'General Attire & Accoutrements' started by PADDY, Nov 12, 2009.
Some Finnish 30's dress boots
What do you guys think of these:
$625 #8 Shell Cordovan Alden wing tip boot with double leather soles http://www.theshoemart.com/alden-mens-4461h-8-shell-cordovan/pvc-ald-mxsb-4461h_ald_m_4461h.html
If they weren't so expensive i would wear them in a heartbeat.
The Barrie last is just a big box toe on an otherwise sleek boot. Check out the Plaza last here.
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?
I'd love to see a side by side, in-person comparison of the boots using different lasts. :eusa_doh:
New boot from Paul Fredricks Spring Catalog. What do you gentleman Think?
Looks like something too hot to wear for Spring.
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.
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.
Some boot porn here. Click on pix to enlarge.
I'm talking to someone who might be willing to sell me these
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.
Date: Who knows?
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.
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.
I have a pair of the same boots (I believe) but in scotch grain, which I wear a lot when I don't have to wear dress shoes. Well made, quite heavy and with a very big toe box. I like them although they are very squeaky.
have to add my newly-acquired White's, which just feel perfect.
Ok, so I got these:
And I'm about to order these:
In an attempt to emulate these:
Any suggestions before I pull the trigger?
Those look good, FlatTop. What brand are they?
William Lennon. Mysterious Mose pointed out that they were closest thing to the RRL boot, and I believe he's right!