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Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by red devil, Nov 4, 2017.
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Thanks, looked the reference up and learned something.
Call them back, tell them your feet grew and you’ve moved to the U.S.
@Robbie79 , no! Keep the Jodhpur and ignore the Engineers! I've discovered that thinking of Engineer boots as nothing more than Wellingtons with a couple of added straps immediately cures me from wanting another pair. You made the right & best possible call with the Jodhpurs!
The max amount I would pay for a pair of engineer boots is under USD750. The exception is a pair of Buco Shell Cordovan that I bought them for half the retail price at the outlet sale in Tokyo. It has little to do with how much they are worth and more to do with my personal opinion that a pair of work boots should not cost more than a pair of dress shoes. One would take great care of a pair of dress shoes but is likely to abuse a pair of work boots so they would at least look the part of a pair of work boots. Spending thousands of dollars on a pair of shoes that you are likely abuse or alternatively babying a pair of work boots like dress shoes simply puzzles me.
Thanks guys for your honest feedback on my Clinch boot decision. I came to the conclusion that I will definitely buy the Jodhpur boots as I simply can wear them on more occasions than the Engineer boots and as I really really like Jodhpur boots/shoes (I already own one pair...not expensive ones). To be honest with you I was tempted to also buy the Engineer boots since they seem to be a bargain (at least compared to standard Clinch Boot price level) but that’s too much and as I‘m still not sure if I‘m an Engineer boot person.
I have a pair of engineers, and while I love looking at them (and all the beauties online) I never wear them.
I only own one pair of engineers, which are a lower version. I feel like I can pull these off only because they have a lower shaft than the original which makes them look more casual imo. I don't think I could pull off engineers whith a high shaft, they would be a bit too 'hardcore' if that makes any sense To me they seem more in place in the USA. I don't think I've ever seen somebody wear true engineer boots here in the Netherlands (apart from redwing engineers with a wedge sole)
I own a pair of black Chippewa Engineer boots, steel toe, can't remember the model, bought them more than 10 years ago in the US.
Walked a pretty long mile on them, undestructible. Unfortunately they are really uncomfortable.
is that a waxed roughout?
They are roughout leather but not waxed. The toes are polished
cool it looks unique
I'm intrigued by the idea of polshing roughout. Never seen it done to that level before, though I seem to recall that at onep oint during WW2 the Wehrmacht were issued with roughout boots in a natural colour that they were expencte to take up to shiny black. Didn't think it was possible, but...
Ha.... ill-fitting ones can cetainly be like leather wellies. Nothing like a pair that fit well, though.
Check out Dav's boots - he's not afraid to take a pair of expensive boots and give them the hard wear they are built to stand up to!
I have a pair of 7" Chippewas in Oxblood which I really like, though TBH I fidn no difference betwene those and my 10"/11" boots. The shorter ones are just lnog enough to stay tcuked up my trouserleg, and I never wear them over my jeans (at least, not since I stopped wearing drainpipes and went over to a wider leg).
Current line up:
- Engineer boots: Nope
- Work boots: Alden Indys, Red Wing Mocs, and Clarks Wallabees
- Dress boots/Sleek casual: Alden Shell Chukkas, Alden Suede Chukkas, and Viberg Chelseas
- Dress shoes: Alden Shell Derby and Long Wings
- Sneakers: Converse, Vans, Common Projects
I don’t get the difference the shaft length can make as surely it stays under your trousers?
Imho the difference between a more hardcore vs muted version of engineers has much more to do with the last and the sole/heel. A thick double leather sole with a high woodsman heel and bulbous toe feels definitely more hardcore than a single thickness sole with a block heel and a non-steel toe.
I agree that engineers are nothing more than riding boots with a couple of straps.
My jeans are too narrow to accomodate high shaft boots.
Just when we are talking about Clinch in Europe and particularly Clutch Cafe, it seems that Clutch Cafe is offering some of the made for Clutch Cafe Clinch boots back to Japan at a big discount. It is a special online event for 2 days only and no it isn't the Natural Engineer but all the others except the Engineer.
That's Inazuma Online event?
Yes. Did you get ticket? No need to travel this time.
Especially given the price they go for now, $900 for the latigo sounds like quite a good deal. The leather is very nice. I've had their latigo too. I prefer the horsehide, but it's still high quality.