Engineer Boots, Harness Boots...

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

  1. Mich486

    Mich486 Practically Family

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    I believe you are right. That’s a pity unfortunately.
     
  2. regius

    regius Call Me a Cab

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    Viberg still look new. Need to send to Dav to break’em in
     

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    He uses a special conditioner. 50% dog drool 50% field mud.
     
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  4. Kamotejoe

    Kamotejoe New in Town

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    @Boyo I'm an 8.5/9. Gonna pretend like I own a bitchin' pair of Engineers by following this thread.
     
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  5. Edward

    Edward Bartender

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    There's a guy in Beijing makes the most beautiful co-respondents; a colleague over there once helped me get a pair. Took three meaurements, they were ready two weeks later. I might well get some more in future - alas, mine are on borrowed time as a carpet-beetle got to them... I often thought that if someone with the language skills could work with such a talented craftsman, they coulsd supply really well made stuff to us in the West at a very affordable price while still getting the producer a very fair wage. I'm keen on a bargain, but also fair trade! If that could be done honestly, it could be very successful. I'm surprised it hasn't begun to happen in the boto world yet, but I guess that's smaller than that for leather jackets, and people are even more wary abouyt correct fit and such...

    Stunning. These are the Wescos?
     
  6. Dav

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    Thanks, they're Role Clubs
     
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  8. Cornelius

    Cornelius One of the Regulars

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    What's a ballpark price on Role Club engineer boots? Nothing indicates this on Brian's website.
    (I wonder specifically about a pair in the brown Horween horsehide)
     
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  9. Dav

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    $1250, a bit less for steer and I assume a lot more for shell cordovan.
     
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  10. Mich486

    Mich486 Practically Family

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    Pretty cool right?! Hop over to the classifieds and they can be yours (shameless plug sorry :p)

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  11. Bfd70

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    Those are super but that is a tough size.
     
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    Three months on
     
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    Showing some base color in high wear areas.
     

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  14. Cornelius

    Cornelius One of the Regulars

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    ^ Who's the maker on these?
     
  15. Bfd70

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    John Lofgren. I am very happy with them. I think there are many good options out there but from my limited experience this last works the best for me.
     
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  16. Cornelius

    Cornelius One of the Regulars

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    Nice, thanks. Too bad S&S never offers his boots in a 12.5 or 13EE
     
  17. Bfd70

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    That sounds like a tough size to find. Where r u on the great lakes?
     
  18. jpto

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    Price is a bit higher these days, I ordered a pair last year $1,350 for horsehide - I think the wait time now is at least a year maybe more
     
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  19. Cornelius

    Cornelius One of the Regulars

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    It is! Very difficult to find footwear wide enough for the ball of my foot, and most wide sizes seem built on the assumption one also has enormous cankles... which I do not. I hope to save up for a custom pair of Russell Moccasin boots, measured in person at their shop up in Wisconsin, but that purchase is a ways off. Right now wearing brown Corcoran jump boots as the Munson Last is ideal for me, and this model is routinely stocked in 13EE with no up-charge. Unfortunately, being 10" high with no speed lace studs, it also means I need about 15 minutes to put on or take off my shoes, which pisses off the dog every morning & also made for some awkward party entries during the holiday season. It'd be great to have some slip-on Engineer boots in my size, but this thread is making that sound like a $600-$1200 investment(!).

    Re: Great Lakes, during the work week I'm in La Villita, down by County, but out in the Dunes most weekends as it gets a bit gunny 'round here (77 people shot in the neighborhood last year [but only 14 fatally - hooray Chicago trauma surgeons!], and I can recall at least three people shot on my very block in the past few years).
     
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    I really like the look of Role Club and want to support his business but I’m apprehensive to wait 12 months for a pair of boots only to find the fit is a little off. I exchanged several emails with Wesco (they were awesome) and sent them custom measurements. They replied that the numbers i sent didnt match up with what i currently wear fit wise. In the end I chose not to buy boots sight unseen or tried that i can’t return.
     

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