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    Smart boots for work

    So I always agonise and procrastinate over smart boots for work. Anyone have any recommendations?

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    Quote Originally Posted by langdalematt View Post
    So I always agonise and procrastinate over smart boots for work. Anyone have any recommendations?
    https://www.digitaltrends.com/wearab...ed-boots-news/

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    Steelies for site or Chelsea for the office?

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    It will depend on your budget. I have two pairs of Loakes boots, one black and one tan brogue and they have seen me through every possible work scenario.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmarchitect View Post
    It will depend on your budget. I have two pairs of Loakes boots, one black and one tan brogue and they have seen me through every possible work scenario.
    I would say max 400

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    RM Williams, not the cheapest but smart, hard wearing & repairable if need be. I've still got a pair from 2004.

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    Quote Originally Posted by langdalematt View Post
    I would say max 400
    400 puts you into C&J. If going lower maybe Grenson?

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    Herrings have a good choice- all different makes

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    Cheaney make an amazing boot and shoe. I have 3 pairs now, one pair for over 20years and they are second to none.

    https://www.cheaney.co.uk/cheaney-su...-leather-p1076

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    Quote Originally Posted by TimeThoughts View Post
    Cheaney make an amazing boot and shoe. I have 3 pairs now, one pair for over 20years and they are second to none.

    https://www.cheaney.co.uk/cheaney-su...-leather-p1076
    This one looks nice, on the short list. Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Speedy2254 View Post
    RM Williams, not the cheapest but smart, hard wearing & repairable if need be. I've still got a pair from 2004.

    As above, Gardener or Lachlan.

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    My RM Williams are still going strong after ten years.

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    Another for RM Williams.

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    RM Williams for me, probably the most comfortable shoes/boots I have and even after 10 years of regular wear for one pair, still fine for work and come up close to new with a good clean and polish.

    Might be why I now have 6 pairs...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carlton-Browne View Post
    £1,450...

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    With that budget it would be Crocket & Jones or Foster & Son.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MCFastybloke View Post
    Steelies for site or Chelsea for the office?
    Yes, depends what work is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Speedy2254 View Post
    £1,450...
    As a shoe maker, I don't think any footwear is worth that much.








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    Cheaney or C&J....

    Look out for sales.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Kenney View Post
    As a shoe maker, I don't think any footwear is worth that much.
    Really? What a great skill to have!

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    Quote Originally Posted by learningtofly View Post
    Really? What a great skill to have!
    Yep. Not bespoke though.

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    Depends on purpose.

    I just bought a pair of Altberg P3 Peacekeepers for wearing on my job.
    Best investment I have made for ages.

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    Can't go wrong with Crockett & Jones. Alfred Sargent also make some nice boots.

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    https://www.trickersoutlet.com/outlet/

    Currently has an extra 20% off at checkout - worth taking a look.

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    No idea where they sit in the grand scheme of shoe things, but Iím a John White kind of guy. Been buying Chelsea boots like these for the office for years now.

    https://johnwhiteshoes.com/shop/boot...chelsea-boots/

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    Have a look at the Loake Bedales.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tooks View Post
    No idea where they sit in the grand scheme of shoe things, but Iím a John White kind of guy. Been buying Chelsea boots like these for the office for years now.

    https://johnwhiteshoes.com/shop/boot...chelsea-boots/
    Thanks they look good value in the grand scheme of things

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alansmithee View Post
    https://www.trickersoutlet.com/outlet/

    Currently has an extra 20% off at checkout - worth taking a look.
    Trickers are excellent. Up there with C&J, Chaney etc. In some ways better (more robust) but the styling in the outlet is hit and miss. Unless you like purple shoes, obvs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kirk280 View Post
    Trickers are excellent. Up there with C&J, Chaney etc. In some ways better (more robust) but the styling in the outlet is hit and miss. Unless you like purple shoes, obvs.
    Or brown and white... you've seen my brown and white? (oh wait they are Cheney)...

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    Ive had these in my basket for the last week

    https://www.herringshoes.co.uk/herri.../burgundy-calf
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    Quote Originally Posted by Speedy2254 View Post
    RM Williams, not the cheapest but smart, hard wearing & repairable if need be. I've still got a pair from 2004.
    This. I canít remember the last time I wore shoes with a suit. Extremely comfortable too.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Fifer View Post
    This. I canít remember the last time I wore shoes with a suit. Extremely comfortable too.


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    Whatís the advantage over shoes?

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    Thursday Boots. I have a pair of Captains.

    They're probably the best value boots around. Have a look at the online reviews.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TimeThoughts View Post
    Cheaney make an amazing boot and shoe. I have 3 pairs now, one pair for over 20years and they are second to none.

    https://www.cheaney.co.uk/cheaney-su...-leather-p1076
    Fellow Cheaney wearer and they are good with a commando sole for winter / any wet day.

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    Thursday boots are lovely, but unavailable in UK.

    Loake and Herring in the UK are safe bets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adrianwong View Post
    Thursday boots are lovely, but unavailable in UK.
    Thurday Boots are available on Amazon UK.
    I bought mine cheaper direct from the US, though it would be a pain if they didn't fit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kingstepper View Post
    Whatís the advantage over shoes?
    Comfort and pull on convenience.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Kingstepper View Post
    Whatís the advantage over shoes?
    I cannot shake the feeling that one day I will be hunted by bored millionaire with crossbows in a wood - for me boots with commando tread will give me the advantage over the other people being hunted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fifer View Post
    Comfort and pull on convenience.


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    Donít see many pull on boots here TBH.

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    Are they that much more comfortable or convenient than loafers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alansmithee View Post
    I cannot shake the feeling that one day I will be hunted by bored millionaire with crossbows in a wood - for me boots with commando tread will give me the advantage over the other people being hunted.
    How is your cardio though AS, that'll be the real decider.

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    V12-31 boots

    Quote Originally Posted by Alansmithee View Post
    I cannot shake the feeling that one day I will be hunted by bored millionaire with crossbows in a wood - for me boots with commando tread will give me the advantage over the other people being hunted.
    This is what I wear for office work in a factory, or for a "posh" night out.
    Decent steel toe cap boots, which will be relegated for use as construction site work boots once they wear in.
    They are hefty and sturdy boots, and I am not sure they could out run a cross bow over rough ground.

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/V12-Rawhide...2379332&sr=8-5

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kingstepper View Post
    Donít see many pull on boots here TBH.
    The comment you asked question about referred to R.M. Williams boots, which are pull ons.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Fifer View Post
    The comment you asked question about referred to R.M. Williams boots, which are pull ons.


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    Didnít actually refer to those boots.

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    Smart boots for work

    Quote Originally Posted by Kingstepper View Post
    Didnít actually refer to those boots.
    What do you suppose ďThisĒ referred to?

    Quote Originally Posted by Speedy2254 View Post
    RM Williams, not the cheapest but smart, hard wearing & repairable if need be. I've still got a pair from 2004.
    Quote Originally Posted by Fifer View Post
    This. I canít remember the last time I wore shoes with a suit. Extremely comfortable

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fifer View Post
    What do you suppose ďThisĒ referred to?





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    I supposed you only wore boots, not just those ones.

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    Smart boots for work

    Just spoilt myself to some new dewalt boots waterproof for this weather ??


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    Bought some Red Wing rigger boots whilst in States, lovely boot and even great for everyday pottering about the garden etc. Always had Jallatte riggers but last 2 pairs have been poor experience with sole coming apart from fairly new so maybe not the quality of old

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fifer View Post
    This. I canít remember the last time I wore shoes with a suit. Extremely comfortable too.


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    +1

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