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Thats all you wore? Looks freezing man!

It really wasnt that cold. I grew up in a place much colder than Toronto ever gets.
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Has anybody noticed that the current years Bowery Boots no longer use the French Calf that made them so beautiful in their first year with Cheaney as their maker? Cheaney was using the same French Calf supplier as Hermes and those boots has an incredible feel to them. The following two years  have seen a different, more common leather and I feel like it's much like the "made in china" transition that RRL made once everybody fell in love with the brand. IN retail, unfortunately, it's usually about the margins when we're dealing with huge public entities that are trying to quietly appear mom and pop.

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Has anybody noticed that the current years Bowery Boots no longer use the French Calf that made them so beautiful in their first year with Cheaney as their maker? Cheaney was using the same French Calf supplier as Hermes and those boots has an incredible feel to them. The following two years  have seen a different, more common leather and I feel like it's much like the "made in china" transition that RRL made once everybody fell in love with the brand. IN retail, unfortunately, it's usually about the margins when we're dealing with huge public entities that are trying to quietly appear mom and pop.

 

Whos to say the quality of stuff made in China is bad anyways? I bet most of your tailors arent from North America to begin with.

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I made a trek to the post office to pick up a package today.





Vintage steel toe work boots

 

Those boots look exactly like my Thorogood mocs (my fav boots btw), except yours appear to have been resoled. Any close ups of those?

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Originally Posted by RRL CLOTHING View Post

Those boots look exactly like my Thorogood mocs (my fav boots btw), except yours appear to have been resoled. Any close ups of those?

I took these photos the day I got them a few years ago.

http://workingtodeath.tumblr.com/post/26025669299/these-are-the-boots-i-have-been-wearing-a-lot



I remember looking for any kind of branding and there does not appear to be any. I got them for a really good price and they have held up better than any of my other boots including my Katahdin Iron Works boots from LL bean which I actually have to send back soon because they started to fall apart inside at the back of the heel.
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I'm 99% sure they're just Thorogoods from a few years back, based on the triple chainstitching running down the sides and 1 piece moc toe. Thorogood makes awesome boots!

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Are they the 1st incarnation of the Brunel boots? They're nice.
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Originally Posted by RRL CLOTHING View Post

I'm 99% sure they're just Thorogoods from a few years back, based on the triple chainstitching running down the sides and 1 piece moc toe. Thorogood makes awesome boots!

I have no idea what a Thorogood is haha. Would there be any identifying markers? How much do those boots retail for?
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I thought the whole RRL concept was made in America....to begin with.

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I think things changed, but please call me out if I'm wrong. I often am.

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Originally Posted by esqblackbook View Post

I thought the whole RRL concept was made in America....to begin with.

You thought wrong I'm afraid.
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This is the closest thing to a label I can find.

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The one you have is an older style, these are the newer ones.

 

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002QQ8XRI/ref=s9_hps_bw_g309_i2?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=merchandised-search-4&pf_rd_r=0X0N1T2CS2M99Q78806F&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=1616287622&pf_rd_i=2602274011

 

Price retail is around $160 but Amazon often has them as low as $70-100 on sale. It's also possible they are some other brand, but made by the same union, hence the design is virtually identical.

post #18480 of 20889
I think the ANSI Z41 implies the steel toe version.
That's a spec for protective footwear.
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