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Vintage Motor Clothes

Discussion in 'The Great Outdoors' started by David Conwill, Aug 9, 2017.

  1. David Conwill

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    My good friend, Barnstormers clubmate, and managing editor Dan Beaudry recently wrote a piece for the Hemmings Daily on vintage motor clothes (for both automobilists and motorcyclists). I thought it might be of some interest to those here.

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  2. 101 Pathfinder

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    Outstanding!! I think I saw you on YouTube!


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  3. Edward

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    Nice photos. I especially like the boots in the first photo.
     
  4. David Conwill

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    Dan had those made by Mattimore Boots in Laramie, Wyoming. He was a bit intimidated by them at first, but now he loves them.

    @101 Pathfinder I believe the Barnstormers did show up on YouTube a bit, though alas I was called home early Saturday morning to deal with a sick kiddo and missed all the racing this year, so you probably only saw my clubmates.
     
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  5. Edward

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    Thanks, those are gorgeous - if everv the pound recovers against the dollar, I'll be looking a pair of those.

    (BTW, what's the hostility with the "shark nose toes" on the jackboots? I've googled but couldn't find anything. Is that just a preference, or were they an SS thing? I can totally understand any retailer not wanting to be caught up in selling stuff to the True Believers....).
     
  6. David Conwill

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    I'd never heard that name ("shark nose toes") before but it would appear that might be the case!
     
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  7. fireman

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    Basically yes, a characteristic of German WW2 boots is the "shark nose" toe. Apparently it is very important to German reenactors...."shrug". As a history buff, I have lurked on reenactor forums and email lists in the past. The guys who do German are the most obsessed with small details.
     
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  8. BlueTrain

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    Now I'm curious. What are shark nose toes? The Germany Army was still wearing so-called jackboots when I was there in the 1960s but I didn't notice anything peculiar about the.

    By the way, if you like pointy-toes cowboy or Western boots, you can also buy pointy-toed overshoes to match. Don't remember where right now but they are available.
     
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  10. Edward

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    The one big change in the boots post-war was that they added a buckle at the top - popularly known as a "democracy buckle", for obvious reasons.
     
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