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7 hours ago, Toegun said:

love my RWs, though with work and life getting in the way they’ve been reduced to being used for weekend getaways.  

I love this picture.

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On 2/26/2020 at 5:00 AM, Cold Summer said:

Looks good! Who made those?

Yup, I made these. Second attempt at making boots!

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Rough day rough boots

 

 

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Way better than any lofgren any day

 

 

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Here’s some content for you @edmond ;)

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Lofgren combat boots at a year-ish. Leather is pretty, they’re comfortable, they’re made very well. But if you’re on the fence about buying a pair I’d say you should weigh your options a little more.

They’re great boots, promise I’m not trying to be a hater, just think they’re a tad bit hyped up. 

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Are you running into any issues with your laces? I’ve had my pair since November, about to go through my second pair of laces due to the speed hooks seeming to shred them up. Probably will try to find some waxed laces this time around. 

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1 minute ago, Broark said:

Are you running into any issues with your laces? I’ve had my pair since November, about to go through my second pair of laces due to the speed hooks seeming to shred them up. Probably will try to find some waxed laces this time around. 

Lol man, I almost included that in my post. The original laces are trash-tier. The ones pictured are waxed :)

I went through the first pair of laces fast, two months in? Grabbed two more pairs of laces and it was the same story. 

I won't compare the quality of laces between boots because I feel like that's a bit too nit picky, but a pair of $820 boots should at least come included with an extra pair of laces.

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Told u

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The welt is looking too neat and bulky for me through out all Lofgren‘s boots, surely they're way more likeable when beaten up.

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I'd love to know the whole background story of this deep-seated hate for JL, but I don't think Ed even remembers why at this point. 
Did he steal your lunch money at a trade show or something? :D

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If i remember rightly, it all stems from a misunderstanding when Ed was buying a leather jacket from John (it wasn't even a nice jacket) ive heard both sides but im sure Eddie will recount 'his side of the story' with great gusto :D

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I'd like to see someone post about their JL boots having some type of construction failure. Hasn't happened yet... Eyelets breaking laces doesn't count, that happens with every boots vs cheap laces. 

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I was asking how much the 2 tone jacket was shipped and he said if i Take it  hell give me a discount or something i didnt commit on buying it i just asked how much is it shipped to me and he said im banned from

buying shit from

his store. 

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12 hours ago, mpukas said:

I'd like to see someone post about their JL boots having some type of construction failure. Hasn't happened yet... Eyelets breaking laces doesn't count, that happens with every boots vs cheap laces. 

Only seen it happen once; a guy on Fedora Lounge had a strap break on his engineers and John replaced the boots entirely. 

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2 hours ago, edmond said:

I was asking how much the 2 tone jacket was shipped and he said if i Take it  hell give me a discount or something i didnt commit on buying it i just asked how much is it shipped to me and he said im banned from

buying shit from

his store. 

 

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My Wescos keep pushing 

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And some slightly used Viberg 310s that I just picked up off the interweb:

 

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2 hours ago, mlwdp said:

My Wescos keep pushing 

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Whats the specs on these? Can i see more of these and less on a those lofgrens?

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Always liked the Vibergs with the sprung toe. You don't see them as much nowadays with the popularity of their narrow toed boots.

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3 hours ago, edmond said:

Whats the specs on these? Can i see more of these and less on a those lofgrens?

10 inch

Black horsehide

MP toe

regular length straps 

Iron Heart brass roller buckles

brown stitching

white stitching 

no lining

430 half sole I supplied on my own because Wesco doesn’t offer nor does Baker’s shoes or White’s.  
 

They feel like slippers

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Going to have my bullhide smokejumpers resoled to single sole either half sole again or 430 sole.  It’s just not fun anymore dealing with a triple sole when the only chance you get to wear them anymore is on weekends.  9-5 jobs can be a curse when it comes to wearing footwear like boots when not allowed or able to.

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Kind of goes both ways though. 

Wearing steel toes for work pretty much leaves me with no desire what so ever to wear a boot when not at a job site. Trying to get over that though.

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Alfred Sargent Dumfries after 8-9 years and a resole, replacing the worn-out triple leather with a commando sole. Also had a suede strip added inside at the back, as they were starting to wear there.

 

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Not the typical SuFu style but I like these. Little bit of heel slip, but they pull on with a nice thud and I think they are the right size. Cool looking box too.

 

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