RogerP

Connoisseur
St. Crispin - and I think these are pretty incredible:

I am imagining these as a tall boot. Which is a problem, because I really need to get to work. Could be the most epic dress boots in history. Like, seriously. Make mine in a damned-near-black shade of Oxblood. I'd wear them with pretty much every suit I own.
 

Fading Fast

Connoisseur
I am imagining these as a tall boot. Which is a problem, because I really need to get to work. Could be the most epic dress boots in history. Like, seriously. Make mine in a damned-near-black shade of Oxblood. I'd wear them with pretty much every suit I own.
Nice to know you kept the Supreme Court waiting as you daydreamed about your boot collection. :)

Kidding aside, they would make a heck of a boot especially in the near-black-oxblood you suggest.
 

Tiger

Advanced Member
Nice to know you kept the Supreme Court waiting as you daydreamed about your boot collection. :)

Kidding aside, they would make a heck of a boot especially in the near-black-oxblood you suggest.
I'd want it in more of a burgundy/oxblood, but the general is idea is brilliant, RogerP!
 

Flanderian

Connoisseur
Reminds me of this Herring Wildsmith offering:

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Both kilties and monk straps have their fair share of detractors here. So I wonder what the reaction would be to this shoe!? :rolleyes:

I like both when well integrated into the design of a shoe.

An example of what I consider good use of a monk strap is this chukka with a monk strap from Herring, which I would find both functional and very pleasing! Another value priced quality boot from Spain, if I didn't already have a pair of dark brown suede chukkas, I'd likely pick up a pair of these.



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eagle2250

Connoisseur/Curmudgeon Emeritus - Moderator
Sorry if they're not your idea of amazing, but this updated casual classic is right in my wheelhouse! C&J for Ben Silver -


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They are indeed a memorably beautiful example of leather art and I have so loved and have worn both penny loafers and a pair of Tassel loafers fitted with a Kiltie aprons under the tassels, but I must say combining the two design features in a single pair of shoes does seem a bit much for my taste. :(
 

Flanderian

Connoisseur
They are indeed a memorably beautiful example of leather art and I have so loved and have worn both penny loafers and a pair of Tassel loafers fitted with a Kiltie aprons under the tassels, but I must say combining the two design features in a single pair of shoes does seem a bit much for my taste. :(
Something to ponder. :icon_scratch:
 

Flanderian

Connoisseur
The broguing is almost too refined for the leather. Almost...
Vass uses about the nicest grained hides I've seen. In fact, all of their upper materials are uniformly splendid.

How much is Vass RTW now, $700 -$800? It's hard to describe any footwear costing that much as good value, but when you consider the hides and build, I do think Vass is one of the better values in that league!
 
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