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Off White Dress Boots--New Style?

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  • Off White Dress Boots--New Style?

    So, I was just out on DressageDaily and saw off white dress boots that are actually made of softer leather (look at all the wrinkles) and have a bit of a field boot look to them. Interesting...

    http://www.dressagedaily.com/index.p...ents&Itemid=58
    "And I'm thinking you weren't burdened with an overabundance of schooling." - Capt Reynolds "Firefly"

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    I think they are hideous.

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    • #3
      I saw these, too...and they made me kind of throw up a little in the back of my mouth. They really are hideous.

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      • #4
        Don't care for them at all, but they sure get you noticed!! Maybe that is the point?
        "Your best can be worn at any length"- Jason Mraz

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        • #5
          you'd have to have teeny, tiny feet to not look like Donald Duck in these. And a very quiet leg!

          (Reminds me of the white patent boots of my 60's childhood.)

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          • #6
            Originally posted by atr View Post
            you'd have to have teeny, tiny feet to not look like Donald Duck in these. And a very quiet leg!

            (Reminds me of the white patent boots of my 60's childhood.)

            Ah yes. Go-go boots.

            http://www.costumediscounters.com/ac...8-001b2166becc
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            • #7
              Those are Ugg Lee.
              Sarchasm: The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn't get it.

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                #8
                Maybe some bling would improve them?

                Actually, I like that they are a softer leather. They look SO comfy. Not loving the color. I could see other colors. Maybe a nice brown?
                "And I'm thinking you weren't burdened with an overabundance of schooling." - Capt Reynolds "Firefly"

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                • #9
                  I agree with brown. Wouldn't these get dirty?!

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                  • #10
                    I'm all about softer boots - I like ones that feel like half chaps... but to that color... just no.
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                      #11
                      Originally posted by horsesrule32 View Post
                      I agree with brown. Wouldn't these get dirty?!
                      At the very least I would think they would get scuffed pretty easily...like the old go-go boots used to do.

                      Still liking the leather and the custom look that makes me think of a glove for your leg. That part appeals to me.
                      "And I'm thinking you weren't burdened with an overabundance of schooling." - Capt Reynolds "Firefly"

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                      • #12
                        The Sergio Grasso Vicenza h/j style boot is a really soft calfskin like that. Those italians know how to make boots!
                        "Against stupidity the gods themselves contend in vain" ~Friedrich Schiller

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                        • #13
                          Ok, NOT a fan of white!

                          I am thinking something that matches sand color could work - easier to keep looking "clean"

                          Then again, why not go the western route and REALLY get into colors. I am thinking fire engine red breeches are a must!
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                            Originally posted by Eclectic Horseman View Post
                            The Sergio Grasso Vicenza h/j style boot is a really soft calfskin like that. Those italians know how to make boots!
                            The Sergio boots never look like they're made for someone with my legs. They're made for people with a calf that is much larger than mine! Aslo, I'm not thrilled with the stitching on them.

                            Can't tell what these are, but they don't look like they have extra funky stitching on them. Then again, it just might not show up in the photos.

                            Also, why the tall/spanish top on these things? Seems unnecessary to me. I don't particualrly like the really tall spanish top people are puttting on boots. Makes me think of the old Prussian army ones that covered the knee.
                            "And I'm thinking you weren't burdened with an overabundance of schooling." - Capt Reynolds "Firefly"

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Velvet View Post
                              Also, why the tall/spanish top on these things? Seems unnecessary to me. I don't particualrly like the really tall spanish top people are puttting on boots. Makes me think of the old Prussian army ones that covered the knee.
                              Tall spanish tops make your legs look longer. Optical illusion kind of thing. I need it at my height.
                              "Against stupidity the gods themselves contend in vain" ~Friedrich Schiller

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                              • #16
                                And WHERE is Aunt Esther's Purse when you need it?

                                Doesn't appeal to me. I like the stiff look of professional-looking black dressage boots - these look casual and unconcerned. The black boots contribute to a sense of dress and formality which I think dressage or any turnout showing should project.

                                Very ugly, notwithstanding all that, even with my granny skirt I wouldn't be thrilled with them, altho - with a long prarie skirt I might like them if they had a bit of a high heel to them - a la getting handed down from the buckboard onto the red, dusty road in town to buy a cone of sugar and a length of eyelet for trim on my girls' dresses we're working on back at the homestead...actually...

                                Is this the first sighting of these boots? Please don't tell me people are wearing them...

                                And with thos black breeches - its like wearing off white heels with black tights and an off white dress. Not in the best taste, in my book, and I would have to say Aunt Esther's Purse would absolutely agree.
                                Airborne? Oh. Yes, he can take a joke. Once. After that, the joke's on you.

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                                • #17
                                  Ewwwwwwe, those are terrible! I would guess that they are custom made, and out of all the beautiful leather options out there, she picked THAT. Hopefully it is a trend that stays on her legs and her legs only!

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                                    #18
                                    Originally posted by Eclectic Horseman View Post
                                    Tall spanish tops make your legs look longer. Optical illusion kind of thing. I need it at my height.
                                    Well, I don't need things to make my legs look longer. And, I don't really think that it does make them look that much longer. It only makes the lower leg an inch longer. What's that doing in the long run? And who's looking at your legs? I'm usually looking at the horse at shows. Well, unless the rider is either has an AMAZING seat, or is such a train wreck they should be hauled up on charges of horse abuse because of their bad seat and hands. Relinquish your horse!!!


                                    (I'm never going to be able to forget the "relinquish your whip" line. It's from another thread on DQs out here, if you weren't aware of that.)
                                    "And I'm thinking you weren't burdened with an overabundance of schooling." - Capt Reynolds "Firefly"

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                                      On this note, has anyone ever seen any other off color in Field boots? I mean, true, equestrian boots, not designer knock off things.

                                      any true equestrian field boots (or dress boots) say in navy blue? Steel Gray? Of course, seen them in brown, but you have to figure if they make forest green saddles, someone's made some christmas green field boots.

                                      If so, you gotta show pics!
                                      Airborne? Oh. Yes, he can take a joke. Once. After that, the joke's on you.

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                                        Originally posted by AnotherRound View Post
                                        On this note, has anyone ever seen any other off color in Field boots? I mean, true, equestrian boots, not designer knock off things.

                                        any true equestrian field boots (or dress boots) say in navy blue? Steel Gray? Of course, seen them in brown, but you have to figure if they make forest green saddles, someone's made some christmas green field boots.

                                        If so, you gotta show pics!
                                        Yep. Divoza used to sell some navy blue and maroon colored dress boots. Actually, they looked pretty nice. (Not sure about field boots, just saw the dress boots.) I think they were Konigs? I can't find them anymore.

                                        Vogel does offer burgundy in their custom dress boots: http://www.vogelboots.com/options.asp
                                        "And I'm thinking you weren't burdened with an overabundance of schooling." - Capt Reynolds "Firefly"

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