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Re: Show us your boots
« Reply #2925 on: July 21, 2018, 12:00:36 pm »
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Re: Show us your boots
« Reply #2926 on: July 22, 2018, 09:21:13 am »
NICE!

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Re: Show us your boots
« Reply #2927 on: July 22, 2018, 04:40:22 pm »
Those are seriously beyond Grail.
Think it, be it.

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« Reply #2928 on: July 22, 2018, 04:58:17 pm »
And all because you lot were so bloody generous.... :-* :-* :-*
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Re: Show us your boots
« Reply #2929 on: September 07, 2018, 01:35:38 pm »
Hello Folks. Long-time reader. First-time poster.


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Re: Show us your boots
« Reply #2930 on: September 07, 2018, 01:46:40 pm »
Welcome to the fold!

What are the details on those boots?
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« Reply #2931 on: September 07, 2018, 02:34:50 pm »
These are Dunham's Tyroleans circa 1968. I found them almost unused about 10 years ago. I've worn the hell out of them and the build quality and fit is simply fantastic, but unfortunately, they've developed some cracks  in the creases.

The boots are cut from one piece of leather and I really like the speed lacing all the way to the toe. One of the reasons I registered is because you folks seem like you would understand the desire to "save" a pair of 50-year-old boots.  I have plenty of boots, but these are special to me.




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« Reply #2932 on: September 07, 2018, 02:41:49 pm »
I'm no expert, but I believe the cracks are irreversible...

From the pics tho, they look fairly superficial, so some good conditioner and/or oil should prevent or slow down further deterioration.

Have the been resoled???
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« Reply #2933 on: September 07, 2018, 02:50:15 pm »
.....you folks seem like you would understand the desire to "save" a pair of boots....

I can only speak for myself, but of course! Thanks for posting @Paddy Ofurniture

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« Reply #2934 on: September 07, 2018, 04:05:02 pm »
Lovely boots. I agree with UnTucked, stuff them with good quality leather conditioner then use some kind of beeswax sealant on top.

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« Reply #2935 on: September 07, 2018, 04:17:59 pm »
Thanks, guys.  In retrospect, I think I was too impatient when I bought these. I oiled them once with neats foot and started wearing them immediately. I should have considered how long they had gone without any conditioning and taken the reconditioning of the leather more seriously  & slowly in a few steps. I think the leather needed more oils to fully penetrate. On the bright side, this cracking has led me here and gotten me purchase new boots in which to do the heavy work. I have promoted these old friends to "emeritus" boot status and they won't see much more rain, snow, dirt or salt of the Wisconsin winters. They'll be mostly worn as coffee house boots now. That way, I can make them live longer and keep them original without a resole.  ;D ;D




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Re: Show us your boots
« Reply #2936 on: September 07, 2018, 04:24:43 pm »
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Oh my. These are just perfect. All steak (leather) with just the right amount of sizzle (those speed hooks!).

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« Reply #2937 on: September 07, 2018, 07:39:09 pm »

Oh my. These are just perfect. All steak (leather) with just the right amount of sizzle (those speed hooks!).

They are stupendous aren’t they.

Sadly you need to be able to make two trips to Japan to get the boots made, and either be good friends with Josh from Good Art, or financially irresponsible to get the speed hooks (otherwise we’d all have a pair ).

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Re: Show us your boots
« Reply #2938 on: September 14, 2018, 04:52:01 pm »
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My boot collection so far
L-R Viberg Service rough out, Oliver Sweeney Noceto, Oliver Sweeney Selby, Viberg Boondockers, Oliver Sweeney Ackerman, Magnanni Chelsea boots

Looking for a nice pair of rough out hiker boots at the moment.

I haven't tried any Wesco boots yet - are they comparable to Viberg?
I'm also indigo on the inside...


...and I'm fading fast...

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Re: Show us your boots
« Reply #2939 on: September 14, 2018, 05:37:50 pm »


I haven't tried any Wesco boots yet - are they comparable to Viberg?

I think you'll get varied answers to your question. I don't own either brand but i'd guess those that do will say Wesco makes a high quality boot.
WTB:
IHSH-129 size L (blue)
IHSH-107 red size L
IHSH-37 blue/orange L or XL depending on fit
IHSH-86 green size XL
IHSH-196 size L