Engineer Boots, Harness Boots...

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

  1. belopsky

    belopsky One of the Regulars

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    It is my opinion that we cannot judge a fit by a boot/jean photo alone, I also believe that nothing short of wide straight fit jeans look good with those..maybe a BIGGER cuff
     
  2. AeroFan_07

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    ^^Might try a pair of Wrangler Cowboy Cut jeans with those...
     
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  3. kenucklehead

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    Showing off in the black horsebutt engineer boots I made A9B40F5D-A57C-46A1-B15D-9E66CC3604C4.jpeg
     
  4. Terminator

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    Very nice mate! Your old Bucos are what made me really want a pair. What are the decorative conches that you have on each pair? Are they glued on? I know Fredy has something similar on his pairs
     
  5. 58panheadfan

    58panheadfan Practically Family

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    Thank you! On the old ones it's a silver conches from larry smith I bought from VMC and on the new ones it's one I had in stock... they are stucked in the leather with some clips which are attached on backside of conches... therefore the leather must be pierced, not for everyone ;)

    By the way, your clinch boots are looking great, unfortunately nothing for me or better my feet, I have no chance to slip into the boots at all ...
     
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  6. Monitor

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    Your style is supreme! What brand are those fantastic looking pants?
     
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  7. Terminator

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    Thanks mate, piercing makes sense, I knew that the leather would be too thick to simply pin them which is why I thought they might be glued.

    Thanks, I know what you mean about me the Clinch if you need volume in the foot these don’t work so well. I look forward to them darkening with wear.
     
  8. kenucklehead

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    Thanks. Those are Schott.
     
  9. Mich486

    Mich486 One Too Many

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    8854C7DB-BE84-4D43-87FC-27794376136F.jpeg Vintage 50’s Wearmasters (not mine)
     
  10. Edward

    Edward Bartender

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    S'what I wear with mine. I just wish Wrangler would do these in a darker indigo, as well as a "normal" black denim (for the contrast cuff, rather than 'same colour'. It'd be *nice* if they were selvedge, but having tried everything over the years from supermarket denim to £200 items, it's hard to beat the basic Wrangler Cowboy Cut for value if you just want a basic blue jean with an authentic, mid-century look.

    Back when I got my first pair of engineers, I wore drainpipes; I just wore the boots over the top of the jeans, a la Sid Vicious or the Brit rockers from a generation earlier that inspired him. Nowadays there's no jeans I own slim enough that could tuck into an engineer, let alone a zip-back Lewis boot!
     
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  11. JustinW

    JustinW One of the Regulars

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  12. AeroFan_07

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    Edward - I fully get this and the whole Selvedge deal as well. Have to remember these are ~ $35 USD jeans here and there are thousands of actual cowboys who buy these and wear them till they literally fall apart. The color is interesting to me. I think it's sort of it's own trademark. I used to own a black pair (which are all black, as you indicate) but I just never found myself wearing them much.

    So again - many folks buying these actually ride horses and the occassional bull.
    They don't want to spend more $$$
    The seem to like a certain look and color - but I agree offering the same in a darker indigo blue might up thier game a bit. It may also up thier price...
     
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  13. AeroFan_07

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  14. Edward

    Edward Bartender

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    Absolutely - these are legit workwear, which is of course part of the appeal. TBH, while a slightly darker colour would be nice, I don't really miss the selvedge. I mean, that little tic on my cuffs is cute and all, but I've learned from these 13MWZ and the Prison Blues I had some years ago (though those have shot up in price over here) that selvedge doesn't in any way guarantee a better jean than non-selvedge. It's not a qualitative difference, at least in my experience.

    Part of me wishes the 13MWZ was widely available in the UK (I have to ship in from the US, and it has to be via Amazon as Wrangler won't sell me anything from their website as they have the EU website for that), but then there's the danger if they were that I might end up having to pay a lot more in the long run..... Another item added to my list to pick up six pairs of when I next visit the US... ;)
     
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  15. Bfd70

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    JL one year old update.
     
  16. regius

    regius Call Me a Cab

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    Red Wing and MF pants
     

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  17. Mr Peabody

    Mr Peabody New in Town

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    Wesco has a pre order for the Van Cleef 3 veg tan leather.
    Any other pre orders going on like viberg-iron heart that happened years back?

    who has the best unstructured toe engineer boot too?
     
  18. Bfd70

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    There are at least two active engineer boots threads. Maybe request this be merged in one for greater traffic.
     
  19. Peacoat

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    Good idea.

    The easiest and fastest way to alert me when something needs attention is to tag me in the post in which you made a suggestion.
    @Peacoat alerts me every time I check the Lounge. I check in multiple times a day to see if anything needs my attention.

    Or you could PM me. That gets my attention as well, but it is more time consuming for the member. PC
     
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  20. AeroFan_07

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    ^^ Good plan here!

    Really really wishing these fit!! Wesco 11D Mr. Lou's. What you cannot see are my toes on both feet complaining as they are pressed firmly against the front of both boots. :) Did not leave them on long.

    In most Manufacturer's 11 - 12 will work for me. Sometimes the 11's I may contact the Left foot as it's slightly longer than the Right. These must be even a bit shorter as both feet contacted. Up in the Classifieds - I will be ordering a pair of 12D's shortly. The construction is incredible on these, build like a tank, yet a bit lighter than I expected.

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