Engineer Boots, Harness Boots...

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

  1. AeroFan_07

    AeroFan_07 I'll Lock Up

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    ^^ I would be a bit afraid of that too, looks like too tight, he may have to modify these for you..
     
  2. regius

    regius My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    after one hour of static stretch, i tried the plastic bag method and actually pulled through! he replied saying he purposefully made it tight...well, didn't have to because once pulled on, everything fall in place like perfection. well, the stretch must go on
     
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  3. Woodtroll

    Woodtroll Practically Family

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    That's too bad, that's a good-looking pair of boots. That's why I only have a couple of pair of pull-on boots, though, and why I almost never wear them. I have a really tall/full instep, and making the boot big enough to get my foot into it causes it to have a really loose/sloppy hold on the instep and heel once I get it on. That's a shame, because I really like engineer boots.

    I hope you work out a good resolution to your problem! Good luck!
     
  4. SpencerD.

    SpencerD. Familiar Face

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    I had a pair of Wesco harness boots i just sold recently. After a week on a stretcher at a local cobbler, they were still too tight. The leather was simply too thick. I miss them already, they got a new home on E-bay.
     
  5. VestCoast

    VestCoast One of the Regulars

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    I had this issue with my Lofgrens. I used a plastic bag to put them on for about a month and then I was able to put them on normally. Using a pair of dress socks with a high elastic content helps as they are pretty slippery too.
     
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  6. regius

    regius My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Yep, been doing just that, thin socks and plastic bag (that came with the boots, ironically). Certainly my right foot is much deformed lol, left one can go on with a healthy amount of squeeze, but right one feels dangerously tight, except when using plastic bag.
     
  7. Bfd70

    Bfd70 Call Me a Cab

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    This is an example of my big concern with going custom. It’s a lot of money and time and still might not work out. OTR you can tell usually within a week of hitting buy and send them right back if it doesn’t work.
     
  8. Terminator

    Terminator Familiar Face

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    Yes, Masa worked for Brass Tokyo/Clinch and is now in Japan. We have swapped a lot of messages on Instagram and he’s lovely. As soon as I can get over the border into Germany I will send him one or both pairs.
     
  9. Terminator

    Terminator Familiar Face

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    What size are you Regius? Asking for a friend
     
  10. indigoeagle

    indigoeagle One of the Regulars

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    He's in Japan or in Berlin?
     
  11. regius

    regius My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    I’m 8.5 more or less. D width or E
     
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  12. regius

    regius My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    RoleClub fans, quick heads up, Brian might be able to offer a new range of leather. I have to shamelessly claim credit here, as I told him about the possibility to purchase SB Foot leathers. I have a stack of SBF sample from Hide House and I can see engineer boots made of any of them, Klondike is just one of them. I’ve always wanted a RoleClub made out of Red Wing leather so now it seems possible. He showed interest.
     
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  13. regius

    regius My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    With some standard stretching, it’s getting much better. He said “he made it that way”. So at least it’s not due to incompetence. Next time I’ll just have to tell him NOT to make it that way.
     
  14. carlos alberto castillo

    carlos alberto castillo New in Town

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  15. Blackadder

    Blackadder Call Me a Cab

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    Yes. Kato's PT83 which he bought from Hopesmore, a notable 2nd hand boots trader in Tokyo.
     
  16. Pandemic

    Pandemic One Too Many

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    What do you all think of Prof Barnet's boots out of Indonesia? Custom at $250 is tempting.
     
  17. Pandemic

    Pandemic One Too Many

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    Onderhoud are another nice Indonesian engineer boot maker- but at a much higher price.
     
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  18. Edward

    Edward Bartender

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    I've had a similar issue with one foot in a pair of 7" Chippewas. At first I thought I was going to have to sell them off, but I could get my bare foot in, and over time I could get both. A 1.25L bottle of Pepsi Max was just a good size to stuff into the shaft to help pull it out. I still occasionally find them slow to get on, but the more I wear them, the more they break in. It's annoying on one hand, but on the other having had boots that where a half size too large from the outset and needed insoles to snug 'em up, these are over time becoming far more comfortable to wear and walk in for extended periods.

    Never handled any. Labour is cheap out there, though, so if the materials are good, could be worth trying. I had a beautiful pair of shoes made years ago in Beijing for much less. My only concern at that price would be they'd go too 'light' if you want a rugged pair of mc style boots rather than "fashion" boots, but that all depends on the maker.
     
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  19. Bfd70

    Bfd70 Call Me a Cab

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    A sort of side track. I’m looking for non denim pants with a hem that will accommodate engineer boots. I’d prefer a U.S. source for shipping ease. I’d prefer casual and olive would be ideal. I’d prefer a heavier weight. They must stock an actual waist of 30”.
    Anyhow, i feel like I’ve reached the end of the Internet. Anyone with suggestions?
     
  20. Pandemic

    Pandemic One Too Many

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    What hem do you need? 8.5”?

    https://www.taylorstitch.com/products/the-chore-pant-in-dark-olive-boss-duck

    https://www.filson.com/men/pants/work-pants/ccf-utility-canvas-pants.html

    https://www.taylorstitch.com/products/the-camp-pant-in-dark-olive-boss-duck

    https://www.taylorstitch.com/products/the-camp-pant-in-olive-reverse-sateen

    https://www.carhartt.com/products/Washed-Twill-Dungaree---Relaxed-Fit-B324

    You could also wait for these to get listed again:

    https://www.weargustin.com/store/chinos-army-green-duck-canvas-chino

    https://www.weargustin.com/store/chinos-148-brown-olive-military-corduroy-chinos

    https://www.weargustin.com/store/chinos-120-olive-moleskin-chino
     
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