Engineer Boots, Harness Boots...

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

  1. Merv

    Merv Practically Family

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    Interesting - thanks for the info!
     
  2. Merv

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    Only $350? Boy, that's probably got the high end boot makers a little frightened, eh? Because they look incredible.
     
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  3. Merv

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    Another shot of my Flat Head boots from Self Edge...
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  4. Blackadder

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    Just found out that lining will be added to the shaft only so it would have
    minimal impact on the sizing.
     
  5. bikerpoizun

    bikerpoizun New in Town

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    The strap over the vamp looks goofy on those.
     
  6. Merv

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    Isn’t that roughly where it is on most boots?
     
  7. Bfd70

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    “Roughly” could be a pun!
    I’d say at most 1/4” low as average but different makers do seem to have different idea of where it belongs.
     
  8. Merv

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    Just got these off of Grailed, pretty cool boots!
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  9. born113

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    I also do not like cheap buckles and other hardware on all clothes and shoes.
    Does anyone know where to find quality steel or titanium buckles for engineer boots?
    I will be very grateful for the hint.
     
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  10. Merv

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    I'd like to replace these cheap buckles with some nice brass ones. I don't know why RW didn't put brass buckles on these boots??
     
  11. Edward

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    Good price, puts them right in there with Chippewa and Red Wing, at least per UK pricing, but they have a look that is quite different to the boots I have from either of those. My Chippewas are, from memory, an E, though I find they fit well. Where are these on sale? If I could try a pair in Beijing I'd definitely be well up for it.

    For me, the real selling point of Wesco is the custom option where you can spec so much at a price less than OTR for some. I'd love to have some Wescos, but I feel the need to wait until I can try some on in the US to get an idea of their sizing and whether their patterns will work for me.

    I suspect the high enders won't be too worried; no matter how good they are, I can't imagine the folks who are able and willing to spend a grand on a pair of Clinch, say, will suddenly want to save the money and buy these. Where they will, I think, find a market is among those of us who are happy spending the sort of money RedWings or Chippewas command, but would like something like this with the leather sole and a bit of a different shape. Would love to see these available here in the UK, though EBs seem to be very much a niche product these days.
     
  12. Blackadder

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    The new batch won't be ready yet. I don't know if they would be sold OTC thru dealer but I doubt it. The designer is still doing it as a hobby. The designer is affiliated with Bronson so you can keep watch on Bronson's Taobao page.

    I agree that they are not in direct competition with the high end makers but many of my fds who own expensive engineer boots including Clinch have placed their order for a pair of the Tea Core. It is still fulfilling to those shopaholics regardless and they don't have to pay that much. I am waiting for their orders to come in so I can try for size LOL.
     
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  13. Edward

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    I'll be interested in your review. Bronson's stuff generally looks good; it's beginning to catch on a little in the West, but I'm still holding out for the extending their size range upwards. I'm losing a little weight as I go along, but I suspect I'll always need a size or two over their current top end to accommodate my swimmer's shoulders (and, er, whiskey barrel belly).
     
  14. Blackadder

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    They are getting more and more international customers. They had some trouble with the reseller though. I may be able to pass along your request if you can give me your size.;)
     
  15. Bfd70

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    I’ve had good luck with several Bronson tops but their denim sizing is waaaayoff.
     
  16. Blackadder

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    I don't own any of their denim but the measurement of their pants seem pretty accurate. I wonder what went wrong.
     
  17. Bfd70

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    To be clear, what I meant was they quote measurements for their pants. I ordered two pair. Each were 3-4 inches off in the waist.
     
  18. jonbuilder

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    It seems Harness boos are not seen as common as engineer boots.
     

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