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First Mister Freedom entices us with his new batch of "Road Champs" and now John Lofgren comes out with a brown Horween CXL version of his Engineer Boots. Damnit! How many pairs of Engineer boots do I need to buy??

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if these sells more than the lonewolf engineers ill go with LW theyre made in the same factory same leather same hardware but LW's are in cats paws

even the stitchings patter are the same! and the heel shape!

and the rolled top!

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Hey guys, just joined up as I'm on the hunt for a pair of White's and doing some research.

I saw the title and huge popularity of this thread and wanted to share with y'all some pictures of my m1904 Marching Shoes, bought from whatpriceglory.com

Before:

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After: (2 years)

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Those look amazing! They are definitely in need of an immediate heal job. But man, those look great!

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^^ Wow...the leather looks amazing on those marching shoes!!!

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dunno w/c in particular, but i've seen their blogsite & their skull designs seemed interesting.

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How's the sizing run on those marching shoes? Typically I wear between a 9 and 9.5 depending on the brand. I wear a 9 in clarks desert boots.

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Red Wing question... I am very inexperienced & ignorant with leather, so please forgive me...

What color are these boots considered to be? Also are they the type that will become darker with age? I see many photos of boots this color becoming a beautiful deep red color with age.

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RW call it Oro-iginal leather.

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oro-iginal is their "house" leather that they designed years ago. Its a fine, durable leather that ages well, and is pretty much what you would expect from a Red Wing work boot. Its not fancy or luxurious at all. Im pretty sure it only comes in that lighter brown pictured above, but I am not 100% certain. Like most lighter brown leathers, it will darken with age, sun exposure, getting wet and getting oiled/treated. By how much, I am not certain, I think it depends. here is a google image search of the color: http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&client=safari&gl=us&biw=1280&bih=841&tbm=isch&sa=1&q=red+wing+oro-iginal&oq=red+wing+oro-iginal&gs_l=img.3...11256.16150.0.16765.13.13.0.0.0.0.102.603.12j1.13.0...0.0...1c.dX9mSAdgpcs

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I'm definitely picking these up! I've been told they are made without celastic.

Can someone explain the difference between the celastic and no celastic? And the reasons why one would go with either or?

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celastic = if you want to keep the shape of the toe ... usually for more bulky toes like work/service boots

no celastic = if you want the vamp to eventually follow the contour/form of your feet more naturally ... preferred [by some] on narrower lasts or width

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Hey all...need some help. The Woolrich Woolen Mills line just became available at Context. I'm drawn to this boot, but don't have any experience with WWM's footwear...and my question is if the quality is worth the $600 price (including in store tax)? Anybody have any first hand experience with their footwear? thanks...

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Hey all...need some help. The Woolrich Woolen Mills line just became available at Context. I'm drawn to this boot, but don't have any experience with WWM's footwear...and my question is if the quality is worth the $600 price (including in store tax)? Anybody have any first hand experience with their footwear? thanks...

Made by Sanders for the Mark McNairy line. Quality is fine, going by the (non-Woolrich) ones I've handled.

A lot of places (in the UK, at least) have massive reductions on these kind of boots by Mark McNairy, at the moment. You could save a lot of cash...

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Can you point me at some of those places please CTB?

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Can you point me at some of those places please CTB?

Atoo in Brum have a similar boot in black and I know they've other models reduced that aren't listed on the website - I saw them the other week in there. Superdenim have reductions on bucks; Present London do, too. Some more here but the boots are sold out, and Asos have some stuff left.

A lot of the places seem to have sold out of the boots since I looked - sorry, they weren't in short supply a week or two ago :(

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Thanks CTB, I would have picked up the black derby boots if they still had my size.....might pick up some Cheaney brogues that I've had my eye on for a while as my "formal" shoe of choice.

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wow...thanks Crash...the brown derby from numbersixlondon would have been a perfect find if still in stock. I may have to bite the bullet on price and pull the trigger on the WWM's version. We'll see...

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Albam have a few sizes of RW's 875 on sale for just less than half price, if anyone's on the hunt for new boots...

"15extra" for an additional 15% off, too.

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Stoked that lately the "with age" part of the title of this thread is getting love! I have some contributions of my own when I get my head out of my ass and behind my camera's viewfinder.

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