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Offline Wlemon

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Re: Random questions to which you seek an answer
« Reply #13125 on: August 12, 2019, 04:04:40 am »
Sorry, I should have been more clear. What style or cut from IH works best for engineer boots?

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« Reply #13126 on: August 12, 2019, 07:03:07 am »
Sorry, I should have been more clear. What style or cut from IH works best for engineer boots?

Huge question! The simple answer is any and all depending on personal taste, style and what kind of look you want to rock.

What IH cuts do you wear? What is your inseam? Which boots are you considering?

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« Reply #13127 on: August 12, 2019, 07:13:40 am »
I wear my tag 33 666 (many derivatives) with engineer boots....
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« Reply #13128 on: August 12, 2019, 08:16:50 am »
As do I on occasion. Today in fact:



I think the 666 is a good cut for engineers. It’s the golden middle way. Not to flappy but wide enough that the jeans fall clear from the boot shaft.

That being said you see guys rocking wide hemmed 634 style jeans with high cuffs and tapered, narrow last engineers (check «vintage_engineer_boots» on IG). The IH .jp crew do the big, wide last, bump toe, double mids with long hemmed wide jeans to great effect.

I really like narrower hems (777, 555) with Wesco’s MP last, but it is not for everyone, nor will I claim that it looks great on me, it probably doesn’t, but I just dig it a lot. Check our «fjorde» on IG for a guy that really kills it in 555’s and Wesco boots.

My personal happy place right now is the 888 cut with engineers. The point is though, there are loads of different ways of doing it. Just get a pair, start wearing them with your favourite jeans and have fun working it out from there.
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Re: Random questions to which you seek an answer
« Reply #13129 on: August 12, 2019, 01:51:08 pm »
Thanks @Giles and @neph93 for the replies. I was actually thinking of the 666. I normally wear the 555, and while I love the cut, I couldn't fit the shaft of the boot through the hem comfortably. I think that the 666 might give me the "silm" aspect of the 555 while a wider hem. I will also check out the 888s, too, @neph93. I didn't really look at those.

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« Reply #13130 on: August 12, 2019, 04:22:39 pm »
@Wlemon speak of the devil...I wore my sz 36 555 01s today with my Vibergs. I prefer them wit my 888s, but I still think they look ok. Given I'm a larger waist, I appreciate the hem is wider too...

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« Reply #13131 on: August 12, 2019, 05:46:45 pm »
Those look great, @Stuart.T! When I tried them on with my 555, things didn't go so well.  :D

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« Reply #13132 on: August 12, 2019, 06:28:05 pm »
Those look great, @Stuart.T! When I tried them on with my 555, things didn't go so well.  :D

One of the reasons I wondered about your inseam was that if you dont cuff like Mr.T here and have a long inseam that doesn’t require much hemming then it will be a struggle. Cuffing or losing four inches (like I have to) gives you a little more wiggle room.

It’s also worth mentioning that not all Engineer boots are the same. Stuart’s Viberg’s have a relatively short shaft and beautiful but lightweight leather. I can squeeze my 555’s over my burlap Wesco’s (5oz), and just about over my IHWE-5 (9” shaft), but my lined Boss in 7.5oz oil tanned is a non-starter.

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Re: Random questions to which you seek an answer
« Reply #13133 on: August 12, 2019, 07:10:34 pm »
@Stuart.T I was going to ask on the Wesco/Viberg thread if anyone managed to pull off a pair of Engineers with the 555's! Wicked. Such a nice build you got there.
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« Reply #13134 on: August 12, 2019, 07:18:31 pm »
Reason being is I have been considering getting a pair for this winter after seeing this build from S&S a while ago. Only worry is if they might look a bit daft at Size 7.5D. Chris said I can get the shaft cut a touch narrower than standard but I am on the fence!
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« Reply #13135 on: August 12, 2019, 07:29:36 pm »
@Wlemon These are my Pronto/IH PIH10ANT jeans over Wesco Boss boots.These boots are unlined,and the Pronto cut may give you another acceptable option,as well as an excuse to get a pair of jeans in this awesome denim. Pictures with a camera indoors are just not doing the color justice."_87A1617_DxO.jpg""_87A1618_DxO.jpg""_87A1622_DxO.jpg"

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Re: Random questions to which you seek an answer
« Reply #13136 on: August 12, 2019, 07:39:47 pm »
That is a sweet hem on those engineers @Jett129 . I believe that pronto cut is more comparable with 777's Tham 555's when it comes to taper. This works well with engineers as despite the hem being trim the taper in the calf gives the boot shaft some room.

@AdamJ I'm assuming you have a (ahem...) "cute" inseam to go with the cute feet. The hemming will give you a bit more room. If you're going to have them custom built anyway go for a slightly shorter shaft (9" for example). I said it earlier but if you can make it work the MP toe on slim tapered jeans is badass.

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Re: Random questions to which you seek an answer
« Reply #13137 on: August 12, 2019, 08:01:40 pm »
@Wlemon @AdamJ Same boots with 555-02. Boots are size 8.5."_87A1623_DxO.jpg"

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Re: Random questions to which you seek an answer
« Reply #13138 on: August 12, 2019, 09:24:02 pm »
@Alex thanks mate. I had the heel remodelled by Felix the Bootmaker in London, as with quite a few Viberg made to order boots, they didn't stick to the requested build. The natural leather heel stack is stained with dark beeswax, and Felix shaped the woodsman heel for me. The are chromexel with Japanese roller buckles. I'm a UK 9 in Vibergs.

I've always liked the idea of a pair of Wesco engineer boots, but the toebox is a bit large for my tastes, and the heel stacks too high. I appreciate you can get bespoke builds, but getting the sizing wrong scares the hell out of me. I might go for a pair of lace up boots some day.

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Re: Random questions to which you seek an answer
« Reply #13139 on: August 12, 2019, 09:30:27 pm »
I've always liked the idea of a pair of Wesco engineer boots, but the toebox is a bit large for my tastes, and the heel stacks too high. I appreciate you can get bespoke builds, but getting the sizing wrong scares the hell out of me. I might go for a pair of lace up boots some day.

You'll be a US9.5 in Wesco. Get the MP or Morrison toe built on a lowered last. Robert's your father's brother  ;)