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Feet Up! The Work Boot Thread

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

  1. regius

    regius One Too Many

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    I know is they were sold by Montgomery Ward, nOS, there’s no brand stamped anywhere


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  2. Keith Garrison

    Keith Garrison New in Town

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    Regius, the brown boots with the green wool trousers look fantastic.


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  3. regius

    regius One Too Many

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  4. So33

    So33 New in Town

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    Wesco Lineman 16" tall. Doesn't have the built in arch support that my Whites or Nicks have, but very comfortable. image.jpeg
     
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  5. bluesmandan

    bluesmandan One of the Regulars

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    AE Higgins Mill. Brown Chromexcel dyed black. I was gonna buy some black Semi Dress, but couldn’t find a deal in my size, so I thought, I’ve already got other brown boots (SD and Indy) and I don’t wear these much, so maybe I’ll dye them black and not have to buy another pair...

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  6. Woodtroll

    Woodtroll Practically Family

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    That's a really neat dye job, especially since you managed to leave the welt brown. I would have just dyed the whole boot. :D Nice work!
     
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  7. bluesmandan

    bluesmandan One of the Regulars

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    Thanks! Dying leather stuff is new to me. But so far I’ve done 2 pairs of boots and a jacket. And my hands.

    The cowboy boots and jacket I went for a deep dye. These though I went for a shallow teacore type dye. Oiled them up first and then put the dye on not too thick. Time will tell whether or not it worked... I’ll have to see how they age and how well the brown underneath comes through.


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  8. Retromoto

    Retromoto One of the Regulars

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    Anyone with experience with the White's MP Service Boot? I'm thinking of a pair with the Dainite soles, either in Dress Brown or British Tan Chromexcel w/toe caps. From what I can find, the boot has less of a "Arch Ease" than most of their boots although more so than AE or RW IR's. I wear a 10.5N in which these boots are available in and have local dealer who can order them and do the measurements. What say ye?
     
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  9. Michael A

    Michael A I'll Lock Up

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    I picked up these Red Wings at a local thrift today.
    [​IMG]DSCN7715 by Michael A2012, on Flickr
    I think they are 2218 or whatever model came before that. 9" shaft.
    [​IMG]Red Wing 2218 (?) Logger Boots by Michael A2012, on Flickr
    Steel toe and an ANSI number instead of ASTM. I think that means there were made before 2005.
    [​IMG]DSCN7714 by Michael A2012, on Flickr
    Pretty good shape and big enough that I can put my thick wool socks into them. Figured they were worth the $20 asking.

    Michael
     
  10. karlito

    karlito New in Town

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    Nice score! I dream of a find like that in MY SIZE wherever I hit the thrift stores.

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  11. Dm101

    Dm101 A-List Customer

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    WOW Nice find!!
    I've had to resort to evilBay to find boots...
    My new pair should be in by next week.
     
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  12. dh66

    dh66

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    Nice find, Michael!

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  13. dh66

    dh66

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    I nabbed some red wings today, too. Picked up a new pair of pecos pull-ons with the "super sole", as they call it. Right out of the box they're already more comfortable than my 3 year old pair of iron rangers. [​IMG]

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  14. danogun

    danogun New in Town

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    I have had a pair of these for about 3 years now, most comfortable boots/shoes I own!
     
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  15. Michael A

    Michael A I'll Lock Up

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    Hope you have good luck with your bay boots. I've sworn off the bay, so I'm always happy when I run across a pair locally.
    Thanks Dale. Your new Pecos look good. I have a pair of those, but unfortunately they are little too tight on my feet.

    Thanks all,
    Michael
     
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  16. Michael A

    Michael A I'll Lock Up

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    Took the new boots out for their first spin around town today. I think they will work out.
    [​IMG]DSCN7733 crop by Michael A2012, on Flickr
    [​IMG]DSCN7753 crop by Michael A2012, on Flickr
    I stopped at my favorite local vintage store while I was out and there was a young lady shopping there that looked sort of familiar. She complimented the boots and said she thought she knew what brand they were and asked me what they were. I told her Red Wing and she said she thought they must be old ones. Anyway, we chatted a bit more and it turned out she looked familiar because she worked for our local cobbler for several years, until he died at the bench of a heart attack a year ago. Eventually the conversation got back around to the boots and she said she was sure they were Wesco's when she saw them.

    Michael
     
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  17. Dm101

    Dm101 A-List Customer

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    Went to amazon and ordered a brand new pair of Ariat "Stonewall" boots in Fiddler Brown.
    They arrive next week...tired of playing around with auctions and peoples false advertising.


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  18. Blackadder

    Blackadder One Too Many

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  19. regius

    regius One Too Many

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  20. Blackadder

    Blackadder One Too Many

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    Saw them on Taobao but got these through a fd of the owner of the brand.
     

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