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a Warren Beatty film about Earth (El Tomboto), Monday, 19 December 2016 19:43 (one year ago) Permalink

I am not a fan of those

¶ (DJP), Monday, 19 December 2016 19:45 (one year ago) Permalink

they are bad

jason waterfalls (gbx), Monday, 19 December 2016 19:45 (one year ago) Permalink

(signed, a dude who bought brown Doc Martens boots last winter after looking for just the right pair for something like 5 years)

¶ (DJP), Monday, 19 December 2016 19:45 (one year ago) Permalink

prior attempts:

Winter boots - too soon

winter boots - ahead of its time

Festival Boots - overly specific

a Warren Beatty film about Earth (El Tomboto), Monday, 19 December 2016 19:47 (one year ago) Permalink

allen edmonds 'normandy' in black leather

( ^_^) (Lamp), Monday, 19 December 2016 19:48 (one year ago) Permalink

^^^ these are pretty tite but I worry about the smooth sole

¶ (DJP), Monday, 19 December 2016 19:50 (one year ago) Permalink

macalister desert boots

F♯ A♯ (∞), Monday, 19 December 2016 20:09 (one year ago) Permalink

i own a number of boots its like a shoe except for taller, how tall you ask? how tall u wanna go baby!

lag∞n, Monday, 19 December 2016 20:39 (one year ago) Permalink

I wear red wings like infinity's but the moc toe ones

Treeship, Monday, 19 December 2016 20:46 (one year ago) Permalink

If I just put away £10 a week for 2 years a pair of Edward Green Galways will be mine.

woof, Monday, 19 December 2016 21:02 (one year ago) Permalink

what do you call the type of boot that's like a doc martens but with a cap toe?

just another (diamonddave85), Monday, 19 December 2016 21:06 (one year ago) Permalink

i guess like the ones lamp posted

just another (diamonddave85), Monday, 19 December 2016 21:06 (one year ago) Permalink

i got a pair of nike sfb field boots and then discovered a week later that they are known online as the shiaboots b/c shia labout was photographed wearing them :\

, Monday, 19 December 2016 21:07 (one year ago) Permalink

cap toe doc marten

lag∞n, Monday, 19 December 2016 21:07 (one year ago) Permalink

https://www.allenedmonds.com/shoes/mens-shoes/casual-shoes/normandy-boots/SF1660.html

i forgot that allen edmonds "view with pants" technology is the funniest thing on the internet

r|t|c, Monday, 19 December 2016 21:17 (one year ago) Permalink

LOL

just another (diamonddave85), Monday, 19 December 2016 21:18 (one year ago) Permalink

lmfao take picture of someone wearing them with pants u lunatic

lag∞n, Monday, 19 December 2016 21:21 (one year ago) Permalink

who the fuck over the age of 5 ties the laces behind the boot like that

marcos, Monday, 19 December 2016 21:40 (one year ago) Permalink

its a legitimate style, tho prob not for that boot

lag∞n, Monday, 19 December 2016 21:56 (one year ago) Permalink

If I just put away £10 a week for 2 years a pair of Edward Green Galways will be mine.

i think ive posted this on ilx before but i have a pair of galways i never wear out of fear of wrecking them

also, i tie my boots like that i think it looks good

( ^_^) (Lamp), Monday, 19 December 2016 22:15 (one year ago) Permalink

idk to me it looks like your laces are too long for the boot

marcos, Monday, 19 December 2016 22:16 (one year ago) Permalink

flopson made some reference to "cow goo" to for leather protection in the other thread - I don't feel like googling that so can someone explain

"for fear of wrecking them" is exactly why I would never spend more than $150 or so on cold weather boots, people around here go bananas with rock salt and the streets are basically dark saline sludge for weeks after a big snow

a Warren Beatty film about Earth (El Tomboto), Monday, 19 December 2016 22:19 (one year ago) Permalink

Mink oil is what i use

Treeship, Monday, 19 December 2016 22:20 (one year ago) Permalink

ppl say mink oil is bad cause it never stops conditioning and eventually yr boots will become so soft they will peal off and be hoarded by crows, sry treesh ur boots r doomed

lag∞n, Monday, 19 December 2016 22:27 (one year ago) Permalink

it's realy sad, they were boots

¶ (DJP), Monday, 19 December 2016 22:28 (one year ago) Permalink

flopson made some reference to "cow goo" to for leather protection in the other thread - I don't feel like googling that so can someone explain

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bag_Balm

marcos, Monday, 19 December 2016 22:30 (one year ago) Permalink

a guess fwiw. ive used combinations of lanolin and petroleum jelly on boots before

marcos, Monday, 19 December 2016 22:31 (one year ago) Permalink

it works pretty well

marcos, Monday, 19 December 2016 22:31 (one year ago) Permalink

I stopped wearing boots when I found a pair of approach shoes I liked:

http://www.mountaingear.com/themountainblog/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/ALPHA-FL-2-SHOE-LINER.jpg

They shed the worst of Boston weather, breath, and walk comfortably.

Allen (etaeoe), Monday, 19 December 2016 22:32 (one year ago) Permalink

However, for climbing and winter fun I love these:

http://loomisadventures.com/sites/default/files/images/gear/la_sportiva_batura_2.0_gtx_02.jpg

Allen (etaeoe), Monday, 19 December 2016 22:34 (one year ago) Permalink

i think ive posted this on ilx before but i have a pair of galways i never wear out of fear of wrecking them

jealous but yeah I would be the same most likely - my best oxfords are EG and they basically sit under a cloth upstairs.

woof, Monday, 19 December 2016 22:34 (one year ago) Permalink

I want these $1,000 Arc'teryx boots made for mountaineering, alpine climbing, and skiing. They are crazy robot future boots.

http://backcountryskiingcanada.com/web/default/files/forum-image-uploads/admin02/arcteryx_procline_at_boot.jpg

Allen (etaeoe), Monday, 19 December 2016 22:38 (one year ago) Permalink

damn, we have a boots sensai

¶ (DJP), Monday, 19 December 2016 22:49 (one year ago) Permalink

who the fuck over the age of 5 ties the laces behind the boot like that

― marcos, Monday, 19 December 2016 21:40 Bookmark

u seem tense

r|t|c, Tuesday, 20 December 2016 00:12 (one year ago) Permalink

that being said, big wite redwing rubber soles make me want to fucking vomit

r|t|c, Tuesday, 20 December 2016 00:14 (one year ago) Permalink

Hey that's mean

Treeship, Tuesday, 20 December 2016 00:28 (one year ago) Permalink

relax i'm sure redwing owners make it work for them in all kinds of distinctive and characterful ensembles

r|t|c, Tuesday, 20 December 2016 00:36 (one year ago) Permalink

galways are sick but yeah i would deploy them selectively too.

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 20 December 2016 00:42 (one year ago) Permalink

i own a number of boots its like a shoe except for taller, how tall you ask? how tall u wanna go baby!

― lag∞n, Monday, 19 December 2016 20:39 Bookmark

may well be a lapse in taste on my part but tbh i have personally never rly warmed to smart sleek boots that are basically tall dress shoes (i guess the galways would count as such m/l, suede aside)

not saying they should all be lunking hob-nailed workwear either just i think i prefer more of an essence of boot in there or something

the normandys are nice

r|t|c, Tuesday, 20 December 2016 00:42 (one year ago) Permalink

seem to recall admiring ogmor for taking on the challengingly peculiar william lennon farmer boot silhouette

r|t|c, Tuesday, 20 December 2016 00:44 (one year ago) Permalink

ooh yeah those are chunky

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 20 December 2016 00:57 (one year ago) Permalink

http://muted.muted.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/filson-php-boot.jpg

http://static.highsnobiety.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/cypress-russell-moccasin-co-ph-ii-boot-01.jpg

been musing on moc phs of this nature. the blackout ones were like some $700 special edition which is 14 times more than i like to pay for anything tho

r|t|c, Tuesday, 20 December 2016 01:09 (one year ago) Permalink

The Galways have that thick ridgeway sole - they aren't really doing the dress boot thing & they pull off this weird balance between exquisite and rock-solid tough. But agree in general on elegant boots trying to be a tall shoe… that's not really where I want to be.

Currently slightly obsessed by: Crockett and Jones Snowdons

woof, Tuesday, 20 December 2016 01:11 (one year ago) Permalink

oh wait I see that other models of the Galways have dainite and leather soles… I was away with the Rosewood:
http://www.edwardgreen.com/shop/galway-rosewood-country-calf-rosewood-64-last.html

woof, Tuesday, 20 December 2016 01:15 (one year ago) Permalink

oh yes that's the stuff

r|t|c, Tuesday, 20 December 2016 01:21 (one year ago) Permalink

five solid minutes now i've been looking at those, they are gorgeous

r|t|c, Tuesday, 20 December 2016 01:26 (one year ago) Permalink

I wear dark jeans with red wings everyday and don't roll them up because I think it would look too fussy and #menswear. Is my look just "unfinished"?

Treeship, Tuesday, 20 December 2016 01:31 (one year ago) Permalink

hold on a sec just picturing the allen edmonds jean leg coming down over a redwing

r|t|c, Tuesday, 20 December 2016 01:38 (one year ago) Permalink

Red Wings are very good boots, but the one pair I bought many years ago had to be broken in. The three pair of Lucchese boots I've bought felt like sneakers the moment I tried them on. I've never been able to wear lace up boots due to a scar that runs along my ankle. I like how they look though and have always wanted to wear lace ups.

JacobSanders, Tuesday, 20 December 2016 01:47 (one year ago) Permalink

recommend me some reasonably biz-caj luccheses then

r|t|c, Tuesday, 20 December 2016 01:49 (one year ago) Permalink

Are you oppose to cowboy boots? If you don't want cowboy boots these are gorgeous
https://c6.staticflickr.com/1/763/31754584405_553089c355_o.jpg

JacobSanders, Tuesday, 20 December 2016 01:54 (one year ago) Permalink

i was making a bad joking ref to another thread but those are quite good actually

r|t|c, Tuesday, 20 December 2016 01:58 (one year ago) Permalink

Googled biz caj and was more confused so I decided to recommend the prettiest boot they have.

JacobSanders, Tuesday, 20 December 2016 02:03 (one year ago) Permalink

and here i will invoke the no cowboy boots unless you live in texas rule, jacob you're covered iirc

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 20 December 2016 02:07 (one year ago) Permalink

Sounds fair.

JacobSanders, Tuesday, 20 December 2016 02:13 (one year ago) Permalink

may well be a lapse in taste on my part but tbh i have personally never rly warmed to smart sleek boots that are basically tall dress shoes (i guess the galways would count as such m/l, suede aside)

not saying they should all be lunking hob-nailed workwear either just i think i prefer more of an essence of boot in there or something

― r|t|c, Monday, December 19, 2016 7:42 PM (three hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

agree that short feeble boots are more shoe-y really than boots, but i dont dislike them, they r just not the essence of boot

lag∞n, Tuesday, 20 December 2016 04:31 (one year ago) Permalink

I wear dark jeans with red wings everyday and don't roll them up because I think it would look too fussy and #menswear. Is my look just "unfinished"?

― Treeship, Monday, December 19, 2016 8:31 PM (three hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

sry treesh u have to throw all yr clothes in the fire

lag∞n, Tuesday, 20 December 2016 04:33 (one year ago) Permalink

woof there are some grensons that are similar to the edward greens but like half the price that i remember looking really nice. ive never had the best luck w/grenson but something to think abt

yeah, I've always heard mixed things about Grenson. I think I'd try Cheaney if I were aiming for something close - they've got a good rep atm, regularly have quite hard sales and have a few things that cover the same sort of area, albeit not so elegantly (But tbh if I want to do it I'm as well to wait for the next EG workshop sale - it'd take some luck & planning to get something good in my size, but that can bring the price down to merely terrifying levels)

woof, Tuesday, 20 December 2016 11:21 (one year ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

anyone wanna put up some nice boots on this thread?

Lennon, Elvis, Hendrix etc (dog latin), Thursday, 5 January 2017 16:15 (one year ago) Permalink

The ones with the moccasin construction and cloth uppers = NONONONONONONOOOOOOO those are Midwestern dad shoes just fyi with a $700 price tag. Don't do it.

If authoritarianism is Romania's ironing board, then (in orbit), Thursday, 5 January 2017 16:28 (one year ago) Permalink

Also there is NO REASON to have that many exposed seams on something that's supposed to be meant for wet conditions. NONE.

If authoritarianism is Romania's ironing board, then (in orbit), Thursday, 5 January 2017 16:29 (one year ago) Permalink

i need a visual

F♯ A♯ (∞), Thursday, 5 January 2017 18:17 (one year ago) Permalink

boots the thread

lag∞n, Thursday, 5 January 2017 18:37 (one year ago) Permalink

i like those boots, wld obvs never pay 7 hundo, laurel show us some of the cheap midwestern dad versions tho

lag∞n, Thursday, 5 January 2017 18:38 (one year ago) Permalink

midwestern zaddy imo

r|t|c, Thursday, 5 January 2017 19:26 (one year ago) Permalink

or these

http://thumbnail.image.rakuten.co.jp/@0_mall/stepsyusen/cabinet/mens3/20ry-bcr775-1.jpg

Actually there weren't as many bad examples in GIS as I was afraid--maybe these had their day and disappeared until the current hi-style revival.

If authoritarianism is Romania's ironing board, then (in orbit), Thursday, 5 January 2017 19:35 (one year ago) Permalink

https://i.imgur.com/mE3zqtr.jpg

, Thursday, 5 January 2017 19:43 (one year ago) Permalink

missed this thread. i have black dries van noten military boots, one of the more expensive things i've ever bought i'm not going to post them cos i'll be shamed. they have a tab at the back for tying the lace around there, most of the time people don't see this bit anyway but i actually like the detail. also have a zip. they're incredibly comfortable and i like to wear them almost as much as sneakers which is a win for boots imo.

boots are one of the main reason i like winter fashion so much. i love summer but all men's summer clothes are just variations on how much like tintin i look.

Bein' Sean Bean (LocalGarda), Thursday, 5 January 2017 19:50 (one year ago) Permalink

xp Nah idk who is the audience for those, maybe hippies. Medieval re-enactors?

If authoritarianism is Romania's ironing board, then (in orbit), Thursday, 5 January 2017 19:52 (one year ago) Permalink

hmm idk laurel i think these boots are pretty different

lag∞n, Thursday, 5 January 2017 19:52 (one year ago) Permalink

yeah, I've always heard mixed things about Grenson

i would rep for their quality 100 per cent. i don't like the styles the last few seasons but i got a pair of their hadley military boots with rubber soles and they are still in excellent condition after many winters. got them in black last year but am selling them on ebay as when they arrived they'd changed the grain and it was a lot more stiff and uncomfortable.

Bein' Sean Bean (LocalGarda), Thursday, 5 January 2017 19:52 (one year ago) Permalink

my dad totally wears the boots u posted tho lol, not terrible imo

lag∞n, Thursday, 5 January 2017 19:53 (one year ago) Permalink

You can't look more like Tintin than caek already does, it's physically impossible. Although it must be said, the plus fours aren't helping either.

If authoritarianism is Romania's ironing board, then (in orbit), Thursday, 5 January 2017 19:53 (one year ago) Permalink

my dad totally wears the boots u posted tho lol, not terrible imo

U SEE

WHY DID I MOVE HALFWAY ACROSS THE COUNTRY WHYYYYYY

It's like flannel and moccasins followed me get it off get it off

If authoritarianism is Romania's ironing board, then (in orbit), Thursday, 5 January 2017 19:54 (one year ago) Permalink

being shamed on ilx fashion threads is an honorable thing. half the time i look at these threads someone has posted a picture of a sweater i own and really like as if it were some kind of embarrassing joke. u just have to take it in stride imo

( ^_^) (Lamp), Thursday, 5 January 2017 19:54 (one year ago) Permalink

i have a pair of grenson wingtips, theyre nice tho i only wear them when i dress up which is not often, even tho theyre not technically super dressy but whatre u gonna do

lag∞n, Thursday, 5 January 2017 19:55 (one year ago) Permalink

i'm def bad at fashion or at least p aggressively normy, i am at peace with it. i bought some boots last week, i will post when i remember what kind they were so i may be judged

k3vin k., Thursday, 5 January 2017 19:56 (one year ago) Permalink

being shamed on ilx fashion threads is an honorable thing. half the time i look at these threads someone has posted a picture of a sweater i own and really like as if it were some kind of embarrassing joke. u just have to take it in stride imo

oh yeah for sure - i've posted enough to know this.

Bein' Sean Bean (LocalGarda), Thursday, 5 January 2017 19:57 (one year ago) Permalink

pro tip u cn transition from norm to normcore by simply buying versions of the same clothes that cost 5x as much xp

lag∞n, Thursday, 5 January 2017 19:57 (one year ago) Permalink

kevin u live in ny now right, this is a good opportunity to level up

lag∞n, Thursday, 5 January 2017 19:58 (one year ago) Permalink

nah not yet i'm still in school upstate

my style is like...j crew but the most conservative non-flashy stuff possible, but i feel like i know what works with my brand. footwear-wise i'm pretty clueless i just try to not make too much of a splash

k3vin k., Thursday, 5 January 2017 20:02 (one year ago) Permalink

https://www.bluebuttonshop.com/shops/product_detail.php?pid=103615&gender=W&mode=C

these are some post-normcore shoes im a liking

( ^_^) (Lamp), Thursday, 5 January 2017 20:06 (one year ago) Permalink

jazz type shoe

lag∞n, Thursday, 5 January 2017 20:08 (one year ago) Permalink

my new style apostasy is to wear pants with very wide hem and shoes with a low profile

( ^_^) (Lamp), Thursday, 5 January 2017 20:10 (one year ago) Permalink

https://i.imgur.com/SE2zXKd.jpg

, Thursday, 5 January 2017 20:10 (one year ago) Permalink

allen edmonds view with pants core

( ^_^) (Lamp), Thursday, 5 January 2017 20:10 (one year ago) Permalink

lmao

lag∞n, Thursday, 5 January 2017 20:31 (one year ago) Permalink

http://i.imgur.com/6UWJXao.png

lag∞n, Thursday, 5 January 2017 20:32 (one year ago) Permalink

browsed the sales in town and no boots thrilling to me. But was at a party where a guy was wearing Sanders playboys, and was thinking yeah, there's something a shade ridiculous about the sole when you look at them off the foot, but they work, I like them.

woof, Saturday, 7 January 2017 00:34 (one year ago) Permalink

Thanks to a now-dead winter boots thread, I got a pair of La Canadiennes as recommended by the late great carl agatha. They are awesome, I love them, no idea what I'll do when they die but that does not seem imminent.

Will also rep for Luchesses, screw that "only in Texas" crap. About to embark on my first pair of Stallions.

I like boots a lot.

mom tossed in kimchee (quincie), Saturday, 7 January 2017 17:06 (one year ago) Permalink

i really want a pair of boots. i've looked everywhere in the shops but nowhere seems to do a pair i like in my size. saw some fantastic Grensons for under £100 but they were too small. Thinking I might go for a nice pair of Tims (but not the obvious yellow ones).

Lennon, Elvis, Hendrix etc (dog latin), Tuesday, 10 January 2017 12:08 (one year ago) Permalink

allen edmonds doing $100 off full-price boots rn

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 10 January 2017 15:29 (one year ago) Permalink

after looking absolutely everywhere, i ordered these in the sale. https://www.timberland.co.uk/shop/en/tbl-uk/sales-men-footwear/tbc-A18KC242 although fairly difficult to know what they'll be like when they arrive.

Lennon, Elvis, Hendrix etc (dog latin), Friday, 13 January 2017 13:12 (one year ago) Permalink

http://i.imgur.com/rw5qOoo.jpg

Meindl Bernina 2, for people with hobbit feet only.

Wes Brodicus, Friday, 13 January 2017 14:03 (one year ago) Permalink

i tied the laces behind the boots on the steel toe docs i used to wear uh.. 20 years ago. the laces that came with them were long enough to lace all the way to the top, but nobody laced them all the way up, so you had to wrap them

hi quincie! i also have winter boots from la canadienne that are great, cosign those

i got a pair of these last year (on consignment!), they're not the most comfortable tbh so i only wear occasionally but they look cool

http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/acne-studios-jensen-pointy-toe-bootie-women/4044574

and these were sale find this year.. also not going to be super comfortable but ¯\_(ツ)_/¯.. wanted something in suede and not black or pointed toe

https://www.rag-bone.com/sale/womens/shoes/agnes-boot-W265F1302E.html

FREE BRADY (daria-g), Tuesday, 17 January 2017 04:58 (one year ago) Permalink


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