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Originally Posted by bengal-stripe View Post

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http://www.jmweston.com/home.html?#en/1-1/-1
The J M Weston boots are even blocked/crimped by hand. I've seen a video from the factory
and I was quite surprised, seeing a worker pulling the damp leather over a blocking/crimping board.
I have those Weston boots in black lying somewhere for the past three or four years. Nice boots, but it was quite difficult to determine sizing.
post #1397 of 21771
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Originally Posted by DWFII View Post

Bengal,
Here you go...
Early 20th century (19 "aughts")--Higgins Leather Company, St. Louis, Missouri:
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Russia Calf was selling in three colours for $0.30 a sq. ft. and "Extra Quality Porpoise" leather shoe laces for $0.50 a dozen.

Amazing advert there. Like they were exporting kangaroo to the USA even that early. It was very popular in the 20s/40s and I am surprised it has died out as an export leather in any quantity considering how marvellous it is. The 20s-40s boots on eBay made of kangaroo are often in pristine condition. Isshinryu101 has some.
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Originally Posted by bengal-stripe View Post


The J M Weston boots are even blocked/crimped by hand. I've seen a video from the factory
and I was quite surprised, seeing a worker pulling the damp leather over a blocking/crimping board.

Do you have a link to that video? Pretty please?!
post #1399 of 21771
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Originally Posted by VRaivio View Post

Damn that is one beautiful boot! Does anyone else besides G&G offer wholecut boots? I can't call to mind any.
DWFII, what's your take on the level of expertise and time these wholecut boots would require to make?

Well, I can't say really. I make pull on boots that require the entire front be one piece. It is difficult to crimp them but once that's done the boots go together quite quickly and smoothly.

I don't think it would be quite that difficult to crimp a pair of whole cut Chelsea's/Congress boots but I've never seen the patterns nor done a pair. As a result, I'm unwilling to speculate too much.

That said, I would think that once the shoes were crimped it would be pretty straight-forward from there.
post #1400 of 21771
Dean Girling is in Chicago today and Tuesday, check their website for more info
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Originally Posted by meister View Post

Amazing advert there. Like they were exporting kangaroo to the USA even that early. It was very popular in the 20s/40s and I am surprised it has died out as an export leather in any quantity considering how marvellous it is. The 20s-40s boots on eBay made of kangaroo are often in pristine condition. Isshinryu101 has some.

I work with kangaroo all the time. I used to have better access to Australian tanned 'roo but right now the stuff I like the best is tanned in Italy (of course all kangaroo comes from Oz)

Contrary to popular opinion, 'roo is not just suitable for work or athletic shoes. The Italian hides are lovely with an aniline finish that is equal to or sometimes better than the best calf. It is light weight (@ 2 ounce) and considered the strongest leather known to man for its thickness.
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Wow! Sure is a step up from RMW. Love the simplicity of those boots. Thanks Leaves, Bengal-stripe and Nick A.
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Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Despos View Post

Dean Girling is in Chicago today and Tuesday, check their website for more info

let hope someone take pictures then icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #1404 of 21771
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Originally Posted by mktitsworth View Post

Monday is when they are supposed to arrive. Currently they are stuck in Kentucky. And they should be able to satisfy the Deco calf debate as well.

hey biznatch did columbus day harsh your buzz? foo.gif
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

hey biznatch did columbus day harsh your buzz? foo.gif

Ya srs wheres the box mannnng
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hey biznatch did columbus day harsh your buzz? foo.gif
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Ya srs wheres the box mannnng

See the "Waiting for the postman" thread. cloud.gif

censored.gif UPS came less than ten minutes after the wife, who was sitting at home diligently and faithfully left because for some reason the kiddo's pre-school/day-care has this rule that he has to be picked up before 6.

Went ahead and had it put on hold so that I can pick it up tomorrow. Ratza fratzin... cloud.gif
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See the "Waiting for the postman" thread. cloud.gif
censored.gif UPS came less than ten minutes after the wife, who was sitting at home diligently and faithfully left because for some reason the kiddo's pre-school/day-care has this rule that he has to be picked up before 6.
Went ahead and had it put on hold so that I can pick it up tomorrow. Ratza fratzin... cloud.gif

gaaaaahhhh ffffuuuu.gif

i almost had to bribe the fat bitch at the post office when my C&Js came. the post office was open but didnt give out packages before 10AM. i almost killed someone. thankfully she snuck the package out and gave if to me. good luck tomorrow, we all expect pics!
post #1408 of 21771
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Originally Posted by mktitsworth View Post

See the "Waiting for the postman" thread. cloud.gif
censored.gif UPS came less than ten minutes after the wife, who was sitting at home diligently and faithfully left because for some reason the kiddo's pre-school/day-care has this rule that he has to be picked up before 6.
Went ahead and had it put on hold so that I can pick it up tomorrow. Ratza fratzin... cloud.gif

So I am to understand the well being of your child came before daddys new shoes? smh...

Also, sounds like your night went like my morning. smile.gif
post #1409 of 21771
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Originally Posted by mktitsworth View Post

See the "Waiting for the postman" thread. cloud.gif
censored.gif UPS came less than ten minutes after the wife, who was sitting at home diligently and faithfully left because for some reason the kiddo's pre-school/day-care has this rule that he has to be picked up before 6.
Went ahead and had it put on hold so that I can pick it up tomorrow. Ratza fratzin... cloud.gif

Perfect scenario... wife leaves before postman knocks. Is there a problem?
post #1410 of 21771
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Originally Posted by DWFII View Post

I work with kangaroo all the time. I used to have better access to Australian tanned 'roo but right now the stuff I like the best is tanned in Italy (of course all kangaroo comes from Oz)
Contrary to popular opinion, 'roo is not just suitable for work or athletic shoes. The Italian hides are lovely with an aniline finish that is equal to or sometimes better than the best calf. It is light weight (@ 2 ounce) and considered the strongest leather known to man for its thickness.

Where do you get your Kangaroo leathers from, any tanneries in Italy you can recommend? I really would like to get my hands on some nice kangaroo suede for summer slipons.

EDIT: if anyone knows where to get bullfrog I'd also be very interested to hear which tanneries, I don't think Crack carries it.
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