Some new boots - can't live on jackets alone...

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by ButteMT61, Feb 5, 2016.

  1. ButteMT61

    ButteMT61

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    So, these are on the way. I know this will be a fun thread because people either love or hate these, and I'm OK with that. I've got a closet filled with "normal" boots of all styles, and frankly, I've had the itch for a while.

    These are "Thorogood 1892 Portage Series Roofers" in Black CXL hide.
    I'm likely going to put on some brown rawhide laces tho to bring out the brown/black in them.

    Cheer and jeer away fellas - I've been there before ;)
    http://www.weinbrennerusa.com/dspNavCategory.cfm?rootid=168&catid=169


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  2. mr_lits

    mr_lits A-List Customer

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    I really like 'em but I think their Dodgeville is more up my alley. Either way great American made boots... from my old stomping grounds (pun intended).
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  3. Bamaboots

    Bamaboots

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    Owned several pairs of Thorogoods over the years, but none quite like that. It's been years and I didn't know they were still in business. I love a "lace to toe" boot and those look great to me. Enjoy.
     
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  4. Sloan1874

    Sloan1874 I'll Lock Up

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    Like them. Distinctive but not self-consciously so. The terracotta edging on the sole is a nice touch, gives them a bit of oomph but softens the dominant black colour.
     
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  5. pawineguy

    pawineguy One Too Many

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    I think they look great, as Sloan said they are just different enough to stand out a bit and they would look great on a bike.
     
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  6. feltfan

    feltfan My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Nice! Doesn't look like they make my kind of width though. I'm gonna have to stick to Wesco. IMG_3814.JPG
     
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  7. ButteMT61

    ButteMT61

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    Yep, still in business and this is one of their "special" lines which are a PITA to find.
    Appreciate the feedback - I know I'll get "bowling shoes" comments and I'm OK with it. I'm not that far outside of the lines normally, but I do like to be different at times. Also, I only have one pair of black boots in the closet - those are strictly for riding Brit bikes with my pals. And since they are loaner bikes, I don't get out that often LOL
     
  8. Cocker

    Cocker Practically Family

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    Love 'em! As said before, they look classic, but the contrasting stitches and sole edge make them trully original at the same time.
     
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  9. 2wheelgrplr

    2wheelgrplr A-List Customer

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    Those are great boots. I've been considering these, as well as the similar style from Red Wing - one of these will probably be my next pair of boots. Thorogood is a good company, I like their heritage, their styles and their prices!
     
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  10. glide133

    glide133 New in Town

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    Great looking boot's.You can't do much better for your money than thorogood's.Do you have a link for there specialty shoe's?

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  11. buler

    buler I'll Lock Up

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  12. glide133

    glide133 New in Town

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    Thank you

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  13. ButteMT61

    ButteMT61

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    Yeah, it is in my first post:
    http://www.weinbrennerusa.com/dspNavCategory.cfm?rootid=168&catid=169

    All the different 1892's are on they left side...great stuff.
     
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    glide133 New in Town

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    Thanks

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  15. bn1966

    bn1966 Call Me a Cab

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    Nasty Dude!! But hey Butte..it's cool that U like them & couldn't give a fig whether I'd wear them or not (been there before) :)
     
  16. ButteMT61

    ButteMT61

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    100% Could I possibly post those up NOT thinking some would hate them? I gave up caring about that sort of thing long ago, but I won't lie, I like to come in here and get nice comments as much as the next guy/gal.
    In this case, I knew with absolute certainty that I'd get some guff. And that's just fine, because somehow, women tend to love this crazier stuff ;)
     
  17. bn1966

    bn1966 Call Me a Cab

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    No abuse (guff) over those horrors Sir but, I always believe that honesty is the best policy...I'd have to be cold & blue before those monsters ended up on my 'Plates of meat' & my wife would divorce me too :)
     
  18. bn1966

    bn1966 Call Me a Cab

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    Wife calls them 'IFFY' but if you like them then "what the heck"! Seriously.. I might wear them :)
     
  19. ButteMT61

    ButteMT61

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    Well luckily, I don't know your wife ;)
    LOL, I didn't show my wife - I am dying to see what she says when they arrive. I saw some cool pics of guys wearing with denim and they look great (to me eyes). We'll see. I'll shoot your wife some pics when I get them... :p
     
  20. glide133

    glide133 New in Town

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    I like them,I've owned a few pair back in the 70's and early 80's.They weren't as popular as some other boots but they were relatively cheap in the army/navy store's.We called the lil abner's In the bronx...true story.

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