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Feet Up! The Work Boot Thread

Discussion in 'General Attire & Accoutrements' started by Robert C, Feb 3, 2006.

  1. deadlyhandsome

    deadlyhandsome Call Me a Cab

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    I know it's hearsay to some but I've never liked how cowboy boots fit. The slight slip at the heel and the flared upper portion just weren't for me. I love how they look, but not how they feel on me.
    I've always preferred the packer style. This style is also much more practical as a work boot.

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    10 inch Double H Packer.


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  2. AeroFan_07

    AeroFan_07 One Too Many

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    ^^ Got to be honest, I totally agree. Even really snug fitting cowboy/Harness/engineer boots just cannot compare.
     
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  3. deadlyhandsome

    deadlyhandsome Call Me a Cab

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    Red Wing 931
    8 inch brown Comfortforce

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    The shape is streamlined enough to dress them up a bit too.


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  4. SpeedRcrX

    SpeedRcrX One Too Many

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    Today my Alden 405

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  5. Don Tomaso

    Don Tomaso A-List Customer

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    Inspired by this thread, I ordered a pair of Thursday Boot Company "President" in Grizly Wheat Leather. I got them yesterday and I'm very pleased:

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    The fit is very much like Red Wing, which makes ist easy given that these, RW, are very widespread. Just the same size does it for me. Quality and craftmanship are very good and in particular for the fellow loungers who live in the US, the price is a steal. For me it ended up at 308,- Euros with all fees and shipping, nearly 150 $ up from the website. I guess I payed German VAT twice... ;-)
     
  6. tropicalbob

    tropicalbob My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    The Thursdays are a very good buy. I must have over 30 pairs of boots and shoes, but I find myself wearing either of my two Thursdays three days a week, at least. I must say, though, that I like the looks of the Redwings and the Packers above.
     
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  7. deadlyhandsome

    deadlyhandsome Call Me a Cab

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    Alden may well make the nicest casual boots out there. Very snazzy!
     
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  8. deadlyhandsome

    deadlyhandsome Call Me a Cab

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    Sorry, I attached my Alden praise to the Thursday boot post.

    The Thursday Boots look very nice too and it's good to see the reviews here. I'll have to give them a look. These firsthand reviews are great.
     
  9. deadlyhandsome

    deadlyhandsome Call Me a Cab

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    There is much I admire about Germany and Europe in general. I realize that so much of what I admire is a product of your tax systems, but every time I see VAT I shudder. Maybe I should set up a shoe and boot smuggling ring?
     
  10. Don Tomaso

    Don Tomaso A-List Customer

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    I'ld be your A-list customer.
    Funny thing is that on the invoice I payed to Thursday Boot Co was an item called “MWST“, which made up 20% of the boots price. Thus I identified it as an acronym for “Mehrwertsteuer“, which is the German VAT (we love these long composed words ;-)). When the package was imported the German customs raised another 19% as “Einfuhrumsatzsteuer“ anyway...
    I'm simply not wealthy enough to avoid taxation.
     
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  11. deadlyhandsome

    deadlyhandsome Call Me a Cab

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    Whites 12 inch Packer boots:

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    These make great motorcycle boots too.


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  12. deadlyhandsome

    deadlyhandsome Call Me a Cab

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    My everyday field boots: Matterhorn Gore-Tex cap toe.

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    I get 6-12 months out of them. They can be resoled, but the uppers are usually pretty beat up by the time the outsoles are worn out.


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  13. deadlyhandsome

    deadlyhandsome Call Me a Cab

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    Wolverine insulated Packer Boots:

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  14. Sheepdog149

    Sheepdog149 A-List Customer

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    Dental appointment - GRRR [​IMG]

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  15. bond

    bond My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Vintage Wolverine 1000 milers w double soles.


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  16. Mercer

    Mercer Familiar Face

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    I've shown these before:

    Red Wing 875s -- one conventional photo, one with sock visible:

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    Red Wing Iron Rangers -- again one conventional, one with sock:

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  17. casechopper

    casechopper My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Quoddy Ring Boots

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  18. A-1

    A-1 One Too Many

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    Red Wing 8886. Four days old:
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  19. Bfd70

    Bfd70 A-List Customer

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    Currently alternate between Redwing iron ranger in hawthorne muleskinner and Wolverine 1000 mile in rust. Wolverines dress up a bit better while the red wings are for the heavy lifting.
     
  20. Fading Fast

    Fading Fast

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    I recently bought my first pair of Quoddy's - the Tukabuk ⇩ - and love them. The pricing isn't shy, but the quality is there to make it a fair deal. Your ring boots look great.

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