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Dubarry Longford: stop me bankrupting myself!

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OnlyLovers Sat 08-Aug-15 10:34:20

I've fallen in love with these bad boys, in the walnut colour. But they're so expensive!

Does anyone know of any good sites or shops for discounted Dubarry? Or are there any boots that look like these but don't cost ££££££££?

I want brown not black, pull-on, Gore-Tex, good and sturdy, look good worn stumping round town as well as tramping through the countryside.

Help! I may remortgage my house

oohnewshoes Sat 08-Aug-15 10:40:48

I love these 《curses self for opening thread》 they are expensive. I encourage you to remortgage your house as I am now considering doing the same.

OnlyLovers Sat 08-Aug-15 10:47:57

Thanks; how helpful. grin

At least we can be in penury together.

Lunastarfish Sat 08-Aug-15 10:51:25

I bought very similar boots from a brand called Toggi. (I just couldn't justify dubarry prices but the boots shown are amazing!)

Lunastarfish Sat 08-Aug-15 10:52:21

Have a look on countryside
/equestrian sites, they may have some dubarry on offer

ChaircatMiaow Sat 08-Aug-15 10:54:43

Good lord, are Dubarrys cool now? I used to wear Dubarry shoes to school.

Feck I'm old.

OnlyLovers Sat 08-Aug-15 11:03:25

I don't know if they're cool, but they're waterproof and warm (apparently) and I love the look of them.

Luna, thank you. Have been trawling the internet but no luck so far. I'll look at Toggi but I think my heart may be set on the Longfords.

ChaircatMiaow Sat 08-Aug-15 11:13:30

Only they look like they'd smell like lovely expensive leather

OnlyLovers Sat 08-Aug-15 11:15:03

They bloody well should at that price. grin

needsomefeckingprivacy Sat 08-Aug-15 11:22:40

I have Toggi Canyon and Dublin River. Both are excellent. I live somewhere wet and cold. I thought about Dubarry but I have fat calves and their wide fit is around the ankle area instead of the calf so they were out of the question for me. There are really good alternatives around BUT is having non-Dubarry boots like having a fake Barbour to you? If it is really important to you to have Dubarry then get them. They are pricey for what they are. My friend is evangelical about her Dubarry boots but they have been back to be resoled, which was costly. I would rather just buy another pair of boots.

OnlyLovers Sat 08-Aug-15 11:32:27

No, they don't HAVE to be Dubarry, although I wouldn't want a pair that looked like Dubarry rip-offs; I'd just have some that looked like themselves, IYSWIM. I just happen to love the Dubarry Longfords.

But I do like these Dublin ones and they're more affordable. I just don't know if I like them as much as the Longfords.

IPokeBadgers Mon 10-Aug-15 14:09:05

oh my, those Dubarry boots are lovely...and yes, I nearly fainted at the price!

The Dublin ones are also lovely and i would be very happy with them...but then i am not you Onlylovers - only you can decide if the Dubarry ones are worth it! grin

OnlyLovers Mon 10-Aug-15 17:09:58

Oh God.

<<on fence, wobbling>>

Madbengalmum Mon 10-Aug-15 19:47:00

I have some in the same colourway and they are brilliant countywear.
Had them for a few years and they are pretty bombproof

Granitagran Mon 10-Aug-15 22:57:19

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IJustLostTheGame Tue 11-Aug-15 07:19:54

They are gorgeous.
Now I need a house in the country, a horse, two black labradors and a shotgun to go with

ginmakesitallok Tue 11-Aug-15 07:29:04

How much are they? I can't see the price?

Radyward Tue 11-Aug-15 07:29:51

I saw these on a girl on the tube 2 yrs ago . I loved them I really did . Dubarry have a factory in Galway with a shop so thought maybe they might be a little chea per there . Should anyone ever be in the area -�� im in ireland not anywhere n ear galway unfortunately ��

ishouldcocoa Tue 11-Aug-15 07:30:43

I wear my Dubarrys pretty much all winter. Never wear them in town, just out walking the dog and shooting. I have their fat calf version to fit my woolly socks. I reckon on a 'price per wear' calculation, that they're worth it.

I did see some Musto ones which looked quite good, but not as 'town worthy' as the Dubarrys.

merrymouse Tue 11-Aug-15 07:34:05

If you have the cash, think about cost per wear.

Eastpoint Tue 11-Aug-15 07:38:17

In the winter I wear them every day for dog walking & they are warm, comfortable and supportive. I don't get cold or wet feet watching dcs play sport, I would recommend them. I have managed to get a 10% discount by buying them from Harrods when they have a 10% off day. You might be able to do the same with Selfridges if you sign up to their mailing list. I tried them on first so I'd know what size to get if I saw them cheap on line.

PuppyMouse Tue 11-Aug-15 07:40:40

OP I actually bought these exact boots last year and within two months they were on eBay. I ride and work at a yard and still nothing would tempt me to fork out for another pair. They were really uncomfy and bulky...

Swayingsilverbirch Tue 11-Aug-15 08:26:18

I ordered these boots last year but had to return them. The top is really wide, so they actually looked like weird wellies when on. I swapped for the Gallaway which is much narrower and perfect for dog walking. I wouldn't wear them other than dog walking or country walks though, they are not particularly stylish.

Annarose2014 Tue 11-Aug-15 13:15:43

Honestly I prefer the Dublin ones. Particularly the Pinnacle, with the cool lacing down the side - I've had my eyes on those for a while.

My sister has Dubarry boots and is obsessed with them, but I've tried them on and didn't really see why they cost so much more than other country boots, tbh.

shovetheholly Tue 11-Aug-15 13:58:55

I should preface this by saying I am shit at fashion and style. Please don't stab me with the nail files for posting! I really have no right to give anyone fashion advice.

If you are slim, short(ish) and have smallish feet (I'm a 5), it's worth looking in kids' ranges. I have a pair of boots a bit like that - I got them from Jones a few years back in the child's line. They are a bit like this (but years old now) and they cost me a princely £20 in the sale:

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