||[May. 19th, 2004|08:48 am]
I got most of the flooring finished, now I get to install thresholds and finish the closet floors with the scraps. It looks decent, but I need to sweep and mop, and get some doormats.|
I luckily found my business card archives, so I have the contact info for the booth that I've worked at for the Renfest the last two seasons. They don't overwork me, and pay me gas money plus a bit extra. I'll contact her about 2 months before the start of faire.
I'm pondering faire boots again. I can go cheaper, and start getting more photography equiptment (backdrop stand, etc) or I can save up more and get a better pair of boots. I need to ponder the cheaper routes, so it's a visit to Vanderbilts today and see what the y have, and probably decide that I have to order online. My top choices are as follows.
they are about $100
these are about $125, but I can't find any feedback about the company
I actually found out about these from a guy at the movie theatre when we went to see Hellboy. The guy had done boots for years, then taught someone else who set up this company. They would run around $250
These run $250-300
I need to make a decision soon, because custom boots would take some time, and other boots need to be broken in somewhere besides at the fairegrounds if I want to avoid blisters. Any pair I get will easlily last me 10 years with the light use they would get.
And the ant war continues. I managed to beat them back in the kitchen, but they are making advances in the living room. If the rain stays away, I can mow and trim around the foundation enough to toss down the anti-ant treatment.
my vote is the first or the last, because well, the cuff. the cuff is sexy.
I would recommend you check out www.renboots.com. They have a wider selection than SCA Boots with an 'entry-level' line of boots very similar to SCA Boots and a higher quality line that looks very similar to those in the last link and the prices are also comparable. My tall boots are the 'black beard' from renboots.com.
Armlann and Bohemond are both custom made and will likely be more comfortable and more durable, but you might have to wait six months for them. I emailed Bohemond last year because I was considering ordering his 'cavalier' boots and I never heard back from him.
The boots on the last link look like pretty high quality I would definitely consider them over the rest OR Renboots.com.
I actually emailed the guy at Armlann and he said probably 3-4 weeks to make the boots. I'm still considering which would be the best for me, both quality and pricewise.
Say, when you go to Vanderbilts, would you see if they have any black spur straps?
I like the style of the first pair. I think it's the cuff that does it for me.