Chippewa's Archival boots line

Discussion in 'General Attire & Accoutrements' started by The Wiser Hatter, Mar 15, 2013.

  1. flat-top

    flat-top My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Hmph....the the two tone boot isn't there...
     
  2. jimmer_5

    jimmer_5 Practically Family

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    I like the idea of these boots, but I am pretty sure all they did was take existing boots that they make, changed the leather and a few soles, and tacked $100 or more onto the price. The engineer boots in particular look exactly like their standard engineer boot that you can buy for around $180.

    That being said, I like this pair:

    http://www.zappos.com/chippewa-6-plain-toe-wedge-black-whirlwind?zfcTest=fcl:0
     
  3. The Wiser Hatter

    The Wiser Hatter I'll Lock Up

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    I think we will have to wait to see other sources come on line in the next month. Zappo's is based here in Louisville as most of the internet is.:D
    But they limit what they carry.
    J Crew is selling them in the stores right now from reports on SF.
    But nothing on their website.
    JCrew Chippewa section
     
    Last edited: Aug 20, 2013
  4. flat-top

    flat-top My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    I've had the Homestead Boot from J Crew (which was an exclusive at the time) for a year now.
     
  5. winterland1

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    I checked with Chippewa as I could not see any boots on Chippewa's website resembling the Zappos newer and older black models I linked to earlier.

    "Good morning and thank you for contacting Chippewa Boot Company.
    The boots listed on Zappos website are specifically manufactured for Zappos."
     
  6. flat-top

    flat-top My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Then something tells me these aren't the boots we're looking for...
     
  7. winterland1

    winterland1 Practically Family

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    That could be.
    I was just going by the link someone else had posted saying they were the ones.
     
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  9. buler

    buler I'll Lock Up

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    I'm going to speculate that those cap toes are made be Weinbrenner (make Thorogood, etc.). I have a pair identical to the solid brown one except for the stitch lines on the cap toe. Bought them at the Weinbrenner outlet. Great boots!

    B
     
  10. js0930

    js0930 New in Town

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    There's a post on superfuture which states the zappos boots are not the archival line, which will be only made with horween leathers and start at $400. Sorry for the confusion, apparently the zappos boots are just their normal line which they've been selling in Japan for some time and have finally released states side.
     
  11. bl@ster

    bl@ster One of the Regulars

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  12. kyboots

    kyboots Practically Family

    I just saw one of my cats was a Senior Member reviewer for Style Forum. I still fall asleep trying to find anything. His writing was always slow but he sures sleeps better. On the other hand; I too like the look of the new Chippewa engineer. They are really good looking, but Jimmer is right on this new boot. I have a pair of the original black Chippewa engineers in the garage: brand new and not any wear. They just don't fit well. Very generic "one size fits all" that rubbed my heel. I can't wear these and will pass on the new ones. Anyone my size who wants a pair VERY CHEAP send me a message.
     
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  13. bl@ster

    bl@ster One of the Regulars

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    Um... what??
     
  14. kyboots

    kyboots Practically Family

    OH come on! My attempt at "bad cat humour". Your Style Forum link took you to a picture of my cat ( or at least his twin. ) I could not resist.
     
  15. cameosis

    cameosis New in Town

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    hello all,

    does anybody know where the two-tone homestead boot will be available for purchase/order? thanks in advance.
     

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