Introducing HD Russell Boots. Handmade and customized in Vancouver Canada

Discussion in 'Merchants' started by kenucklehead, Mar 22, 2020.

Which is your favourite?

  1. Chelsea

    50.0%
  2. Service Boot

    25.0%
  3. Logger

    25.0%
  4. Short Snoot

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  5. Harness

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  1. kenucklehead

    kenucklehead Familiar Face

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    Sorry if this is not the best time to be posting. I've been trying to keep busy and decided to do what I can to help a friend who started a new business recently.

    In the past year, I've been learning how to make my own boots. Some of you may have seen the engineer boots I recently completed. While I learned a lot online, I've also been lucky enough to have gotten a lot of advice and tips from a local (Vancouver, Canada) bootmaker who started his own business a few months ago. David has been in the business for over 30 years, working with other well-known manufacturers in this region. Instead of allowing other people to take credit for the quality of his work, he decided to start his own brand.

    I'd like to introduce you to some of his work. The brand is HD Russell and everything he does is custom. Some details:
    • Hand lasted, hand welted (Goodyear welt construction)
    • All leather footbeds
    • stitch-down construction
    • customized lasts are available (including orthopaedic options)
    • Leather from Horween and Siedel
    • Vibram soles and heels (Catspaw heels are an option, with Dr. Sole in the future)

    I've been able to secure a group discount if I can get about 20 pairs ordered. As everything is hand made, current delivery is about 6 weeks. If anyone is interested, please message me. Feel free to ask your questions!

    5 primary styles: Chelsea, service, logger, short snoot (lower, squarer toe), harness (bulkier square toe, similar to Wesco harness in shape). Engineers to come.
     

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  2. Bfd70

    Bfd70 Call Me a Cab

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    Look nice. Price point?
     
  3. kenucklehead

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    As a start-up, the current prices start at about $500 USD depending on the model. The manufacturer David used to build boots for charges double.
     
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  4. kenucklehead

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    Edit. David used to build boots for another manufacturer that charges double.
     
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  5. kenucklehead

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    Here are the leather options for custom boots
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  6. kenucklehead

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    Brown service boot in roughout and smooth leather with cap-toe, and broguing. [​IMG]
     
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  8. belfastboy

    belfastboy I'll Lock Up

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    Is his shop located at Nanaimo and 1st Ave in Vancouver? I have driven by a new boot shop but have always been heading somewhere with time constraints...keep meaning to drop in but have not as yet.
     
  9. belfastboy

    belfastboy I'll Lock Up

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    That brown service boot is a stunning looking boot. What is the price point on that one?
     
  10. kenucklehead

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    Yes it is! If you stop in, tell David you saw these online and Ken sent you! I can get you a discount if you wish to order something.
     
  11. kenucklehead

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    This particular build has $100 worth of extra options. Cost is $780 but if you are interested, I can get you a discount.
     
  12. kenucklehead

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    $780 Canadian
     
  13. kenucklehead

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    Nothing like a classic, shiny, black on black, lace-up.

    HD Russell 6" service/parade boot with storm welt, Biltrite Neoprene half soles and heels, black Horween Latigo leather.[​IMG]

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  14. kenucklehead

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    10" logger in brown pull-up leather with roughout vamp and heel[​IMG]
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  15. Sensei

    Sensei New in Town

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    How much of a discount can you get?
     
  16. kenucklehead

    kenucklehead Familiar Face

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    Sorry for the late response but feel free to send me a direct message to let me know what you're looking for. The shop is currently under repair due to an accident and hoping to reopen soon.
     
  17. belfastboy

    belfastboy I'll Lock Up

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    I drive by there regularly and have wanted to drop in but it has been closed for about 6 months now. Looks like a car drove itself right into the shop through the front door. Accident or burglary? Does he have a reopen date?
     
  18. kenucklehead

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    After months of repairs due to an accident that damaged the shop, it's now back open and we're taking orders again.

    Feel free to reach out if you have any questions![​IMG]
     
  19. belfastboy

    belfastboy I'll Lock Up

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    Drove by today but was late .....will drop in one day soon!
     
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