Flanderian

Connoisseur
Aubercy ghillies in green and red. (H/T Justin FitzP):



And also from Aubercy, almost the antithesis of those ghillies - possibly the most exquisite wholecut I've seen:
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My style is moderately classic, and I wouldn't wear any of these if I were paid. But Aubercy makes some of the most beautiful and exquisitely made shoes I've ever seen. The work is so precise and delicate. Works of art! 👍
 

StephenRG

Honors Member
Fugashin - the shoes themselves are nice but nothing remarkable, but the patination is exceptional, IMO. I don't know whether Flanderian would wear them - I assuredly would:

 

Flanderian

Connoisseur
Fugashin - the shoes themselves are nice but nothing remarkable, but the patination is exceptional, IMO. I don't know whether Flanderian would wear them - I assuredly would:

One should always carefully assay what Flanderian will do! :pirate:

(Likely, so as to not repeat the mistake!)

Handsome boots! And as touted, lovely patination!
 

Flanderian

Connoisseur
Vass appears to do a fair number of MTO 3-hide spectators. I'm afraid I don't find many of them attractive. This spectator on, I believe, their S last is an exception! 👍


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Flanderian

Connoisseur
Amazing? Perhaps not, but an interesting and good looking contemporary take on the classic spectator. I've seen more than a few reinterpretations of classic spectators, and frankly, I find many aesthetically unsuccessful. This is an exception! To my eye, it's both harmonious and graceful, and the hides are lovely. Private label from Herring, it's made by Carlos Santos in Portugal which assures both quality build and fine quality hides. A very nice value at $283. Were I a younger man, with different priorities, I'd likely be sorely tempted.



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RogerP

Connoisseur
Very similar to the boots in post #407, these have slightly different and lighter hides, and an open throat. And I think I may like them even better. Also MTO via Ascot Shoes, from, I believe, Vass. -


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Definitely Vass. 😁 And the open lacing combined with the soft suede shaft accommodate my high instep most comfortably.

That pic was slightly overexposed due to the flash. This is a better representation of the colour:

 

Flanderian

Connoisseur
Definitely Vass. 😁 And the open lacing combined with the soft suede shaft accommodate my high instep most comfortably.
Are these yours, Roger? :icon_scratch: I thought they might be something that would appeal.

Edit: Ah, my question answered! A beautiful pair of boots! I like this particular combination a good deal better with the open throat!

:beer:
 

RogerP

Connoisseur
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Are these yours, Roger? :icon_scratch: I thought they might be something that would appeal.
Yessir!

Interestingly, they had been originally conceived, ordered and delivered with closed lacing. Alas, Vass made them with the wrong width. For the remake (which Ascot obtained in an astonishingly short period of time) I requested open lacing just to hedge my bet on fit. And as it happens, I prefer the aesthetics of the open-lace remake to the original below:

 

Flanderian

Connoisseur
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Yessir!

Interestingly, they had been originally conceived, ordered and delivered with closed lacing. Alas, Vass made them with the wrong width. For the remake (which Ascot obtained in an astonishingly short period of time) I requested open lacing just to hedge my bet on fit. And as it happens, I prefer the aesthetics of the open-lace remake to the original below:

Wow!!! :happy:

Those are truly the Stupefyin Jones of boots!

(For those youngsters under the age of 60, Stupefyin Jones was a hillbilly lass in Al Capp's Lil' Abner comics who was so devastatingly sexy that she would strike any man beholding her dumb with desire!)

Can be viewed here for those not offended by a comic book depiction of a scantily attired hillbilly lass -

 
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cmoore

New Member
Definitely Vass. 😁 And the open lacing combined with the soft suede shaft accommodate my high instep most comfortably.
These work open or closed lacing to my eye. It's a good combination, too, the colors being subtly different but complementing each other.

What last is that? K ?
 

RogerP

Connoisseur
These work open or closed lacing to my eye. It's a good combination, too, the colors being subtly different but complementing each other.

What last is that? K ?
Yes it's K last in a wide fitting. K is to confining for me in a tall boot in standard width.
 

StephenRG

Honors Member
Amazing? Perhaps not, but an interesting and good looking contemporary take on the classic spectator.



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This supports my general view that the only saddle shoes I like are those that don't look like saddle shoes.
 

cmoore

New Member
This supports my general view that the only saddle shoes I like are those that don't look like saddle shoes.
The one (and only) place I ever liked saddle shoes was golf shoes. For some reason weird garish spectators seemed to work there for me. A favorite teacher in High School used to wear saddle shoes and spectators on the occasional Friday (and he wore them well, they suited his personality) so the goofy two tone reminded me of him and I stuck with it for a couple pair of golf shoes. Sort of a tribute to Mr. Peabody.

Alas, I got a plain pair this year. I've gone to monochrome grey, golf shoes having evolved into the more casual style of other athletic shoes in recent years.
 
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