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whites smokejumoers after about one year working construction. 

Sadly recently they got in a fight with sharp rebar causing the deep cut on the toe. Not all the way through luckily. 

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Been wearing heavy work boots a lot lately (Wesco) and thought I deserved a pair of pretty boy boots for the weekends. Some good year welted Truman’s are what I went with :D 

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Sold two pairs of my Lofgren boots after finally deciding that I just wasn’t into them. Hoping these fill that void

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On 4/8/2019 at 9:12 PM, ecsong187 said:

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whites smokejumoers after about one year working construction. 

Sadly recently they got in a fight with sharp rebar causing the deep cut on the toe. Not all the way through luckily. 

Steel toe time?

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No. Eff steel toe. So uncomfortable. I’m talking with Kyle at Baker about tougher leather options when I rebuild them. 

He recommended roughout but I want to see what all my options are.   

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4 hours ago, scooby said:

Been wearing heavy work boots a lot lately (Wesco) and thought I deserved a pair of pretty boy boots for the weekends. Some good year welted Truman’s are what I went with :D 

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Sold two pairs of my Lofgren boots after finally deciding that I just wasn’t into them. Hoping these fill that void

I love Wescos scooby, including the Axe Breaker in horse.  What was it about the Lofgren boots that you weren't wild about -- fit related?

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6 hours ago, JohnM said:

I love Wescos scooby, including the Axe Breaker in horse.  What was it about the Lofgren boots that you weren't wild about -- fit related?

Told u 

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Is this USA?

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Up in Massachusetts I believe. Come visit me in Texas Ed!

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I kept thinking Alden was based is in the U.K.

I've always wanted to visit the PNW with Wesco, Whites, Nick's and Danner on my list!

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5 hours ago, Broark said:

Up in Massachusetts I believe. Come visit me in Texas Ed!

Thats more likely next year

well be in inspiration and might go to rios of mercedes ! 

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23 hours ago, JohnM said:

I love Wescos scooby, including the Axe Breaker in horse.  What was it about the Lofgren boots that you weren't wild about -- fit related?

Wesco makes the best damn boots.

A few things about the Lofgren’s I’m not too wild about, mainly fit and comfort related. They’re great boots, don’t get me wrong... I still have a pair of the combat boots and they’re excellent

 

 

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3 hours ago, scooby said:

Wesco makes the best damn boots.

A few things about the Lofgren’s I’m not too wild about, mainly fit and comfort related. They’re great boots, don’t get me wrong... I still have a pair of the combat boots and they’re excellent

 

 

But selling the others. Yeah! Haha wescos man 

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1 hour ago, edmond said:

But selling the others. Yeah! Haha wescos man 

Have you visited Wesco yet?

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9 hours ago, mlwdp said:

Have you visited Wesco yet?

Have not but we might after the next inspiration next year

need to see langlitz too over there and maybe hit spokane for whites but heard shit been fucked lately over at whites

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Rios is about a 4 and a half hour drive from Austin! Never been that far south in Texas actually.

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Man worth a visit! Id like one of their ropper toed cowboys with the cushion sole man if ever your going i would need a pair!

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Current boot lineup:

Chippewa 1 year / White's 5 years / Rolling Dub Trio 3 years

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Those Coupens always make me hate the fact that I have big feet!

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Smokejumpers over a year of hard wear working construction  

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Posted (edited)

Finally. I had wanted the 100th Anniversary Horsehide version they did last year but I'm not willing to pay $2,000 and these are basically the same thing. I also tried to make 10 inch Horsehide Jobmasters like the 100th Anniversary ones but Wesco said they don't have the hides to do this.  Sending them Ironheart brass buckles (I wanted custom Silver buckles but Studio Wokini and noone else was willing to do it) and 430 half soles.  See you in July-August.

CUSTOM FIT BOSS
STYLE BKH7710430 (Size: Sending Updated Form with Order)
  +Single-Tone:Black Horsehide
  +10" Height
  +Motorcycle Patrol Toe
  +#430 Vibram® Sole
  +Dye Soles and Heels Black
  +Standard Boss Heel Height
  +One Top Strap (standard)
  +Standard Length
  +Customer Supplied 5/8" Wide Top Buckles
  +Buckled Instep Straps
  +Standard Length Instep Strap
  +Customer Supplied 7/8" Wide Instep Buckles
  +Lightweight Brown Upper Stitching
  +White Outsole Stitching 
  +Black Tie Domain Leather Insert
RECIPIENT: 

 
       
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SHIPPING INSTRUCTIONS
Boots estimated to be completed week of 07/22/2019 (mm/dd/yyyy).
 
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My Ironheart brass buckles came in.

 

 

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just finished the thread from the beginning.

what a ride: thanks to all those who have imparted and shared.

interesting the amount of English dress and country style at the beginning... less spit polish today!

as my small contribution some offerings:

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grenson boot, approx 12/14 years old

[no idea of model name or leather type: treated only with dubbin]

a last gasp from before they moved core production to india

recently re-soled at cheaney factory [where there they applied its first coat of polish: boo... lost a lot of its naturally acquired patina... ]

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2/4

cheaney fiennes derby veldtschoen w. grain leather

3 years old or so: super comfy out of the box and still now... a nice generous toe compared to more more formal English shoes and the above grenson

very supple leather, very little upkeep needed: again, dubbin only for these...

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recently acquired russell moccasin sporting clay chukka in lamarie suede (which is so thick I wonder if it nears rough-out qualities)

seen this model earlier in the thread but not worn later

[hope to update after the summer's wear]

details of wonky stitching, different graininess of the suede [which is thankfully matched across left and right] and a fit

[feel these go best with a mildly tapered fit and/or smaller hem: such as tender 130 here or lvc 1976 - seen it paired nicely with resolute 710 on the 'gram...]

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4/4

in thanks to @Iron Horse's post earlier down the thread of japanese boot IG accounts, some favorites, whites sj (?), a nice clinch jodphur boot (not seen here before?) and a range of nicely worn redwings

impressed by the #browncore obsessions on the klondike leather (and am guessing older vintage pairs) of some redwing offerings and of the hem to ankle ratio going on in some of these posts... [also: what is #zooclub / #ツーブー倶楽部 - used a hashtag for boot lovers, but any ideas of the zoo connotations?]

 

and then my own relatively spanking new redwing 2268 paired with a nicely voluminous tender 132 as homage

 

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I have no idea what the zoo-club thing is; my only guess is that ツーブー (tsubu) is some sort of backwards/typo version of ブーツ (butsu) or 'boots'. My Japanese isn't good enough for this mystery!

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