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Engineer Boots, Harness Boots...

Discussion in 'General Attire & Accoutrements' started by Creeping Past, Dec 12, 2008.

  1. regius

    regius One Too Many

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    THE HEEL ARE EXTRA TALL? DOES IT FEEL HIGH?
     
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  2. Sheepdog149

    Sheepdog149 A-List Customer

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    They're made in Italy. I'll have to see if I can find the brand name for you. No, actually it's a Toyota :)

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  3. SpeedRcrX

    SpeedRcrX One Too Many

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    This is the standard height. My burgundy ones have the same heel, so I can’t compare.... but I feel great in those boots better than in my Frye
     
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  4. Blackadder

    Blackadder One Too Many

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    Red Wing 8268 and Viberg Roughout 2005 last
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  5. Bfd70

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    My new Chippewa. I'm a little nervous. I keep asking myself "why are these so comfortable?"
    It seems too good to be true.
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  6. Bfd70

    Bfd70 A-List Customer

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    Ok, so the above post is 8 hours old. Now, i need opinions. Boots fit good with thin socks, snug with regular weight socks, and heavy weight are a no go.
    Question: ride it out and expect stretch. Or exchange for 1/2 size larger?
     
  7. AeroFan_07

    AeroFan_07 One Too Many

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    Nope - send them back. I live across from Chicago at the same "latitude" in Iowa, and you need thick socks too much, including when I used to live in Chi-town. Unless these are to be spring/summer only.
     
  8. Boyo

    Boyo Practically Family

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    Really, i would think that more than 8 hours is necessary to break these in.. the Op's post says they fit great with thin socks. i say these are your size and i would keep wearing them and gradually introduce the thicker socks as they break in.
     
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  9. Sheepdog149

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    Good afternoon folks! [​IMG]

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  10. jonesy86

    jonesy86 One Too Many

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    I think you are right on. I bet the Frye Addison are a much better then the Frye Sutton boot in that class of boot. I'm just cheap. I have to chuckle (not out loud I hope) when I realize that a lot of the really expensive vintage stuff, and reproductions we love, were originally the cheapest working class stuff available.

    BTW
    Amazon has Addison's for sale now for $140.

    https://www.amazon.com/FRYE-Mens-Ad...Frye+addison&refinements=p_89:FRYE&th=1&psc=1
     
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  11. jonesy86

    jonesy86 One Too Many

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    Or maybe $220, I guess the price varies depending on what size is in the greatest demand.
     
  12. Bfd70

    Bfd70 A-List Customer

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    Interesting point about pricing. I've found the "work wear" trend of the past few years smirk worthy. No matter the quality or durability, nobody pays $300 for a pair of jeans to do real labor in.
     
  13. Dav

    Dav One Too Many

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    [QUOTE="Bfd70, post: 2332031, member: 41335" No matter the quality or durability, nobody pays $300 for a pair of jeans to do real labor in.[/QUOTE]

    Erm, 25oz Iron Heart's
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    Okay, I admit I didn't buy them specifically to work in but that is where they're used these days. :)
    I have got engineer boots on as well, so the pic is sort of relevant to the thread.
     
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  14. Bfd70

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    Wow. I stand corrected. I guess i didn't factor in the rotating to work status old jeans. I will now make up a statistic. 97.3 % of people who buy expensive denim do not purchase them with the intention of performing actual labor in them.

    Nice pants BTW
     
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  15. andy b.

    andy b. One of the Regulars

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    Make that 95%.
    I am right now wearing a $350 pair of jeans for work on a construction site. I got them in the end of October and have been wearing them every day with an occasional wash.
    I am not saying this to brag, and I am certainly not wealthy. I just find that the jeans don't develop any character unless you actually do work in them. After 4 or 5 months they are broken in how I like them and I rotate them OUT of work status. How's that for throwing a big fat curve in your hypothesis? I normally wear MUCH cheaper jeans for work. LOL
     
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  16. Bfd70

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    95% but 87.6% who do are members of TFL.
     
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  17. Sheepdog149

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    Drinkin' beers with da fellas [​IMG]

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  18. regius

    regius One Too Many

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    New Viberg Horsebuttock Engineer chelsea last[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]reminds you of....Attractions??? Much much much more ergonomic!

    So, the hide comes from a well known italian tannery that supplies horsehide to Schott. This is the thicker version of the Schott leather. I dig the all black look but obviously Viberg marked the he’ll up as this leather is cheaper than Horween. Anyhow, the boots looks dressy & fits well outta the box. You are standing on leveled sole, not tilting forward.


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  19. Sheepdog149

    Sheepdog149 A-List Customer

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    Nicely done sir!

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  20. Dav

    Dav One Too Many

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    Lofgren Badalassi cognac, anybody got a pair? Would love to see how they age.
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