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I love traditional English country shoes, particularly veldtschoen styles.

Here's my collection.

1. Tecnic boot, Martin leather, 1970s.

2. Tecnic shoe, Martin leather (probably), 1970s.

3. Alfred Sargent shoe, brown zug grain, recent, now discontinued.

4. Cheaney made for Herring shoe, brown grain.

Tecnic and Lotus were very good makers in their day and specialised in this style.

You could broadly call them 'army officer' styles - shoes or boots to be worn with uniform. The style "Aldershot" is not accidental.

I think they are fantastic quality - Tecnic is a bit nicer than Sargent as it has better leather. The Cheaney is fantastic quality.

It's a shame that you can't buy this quality any more (or it is very hard to find).

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post #2 of 10
what exactly is veldtschoen , aside from cap toe boot. I notice many are waterproof.

I;'d like a boot like this in tan. Any ideas?
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Originally Posted by NotoriousMarquis View Post

what exactly is veldtschoen , aside from cap toe boot. I notice many are waterproof.
I;'d like a boot like this in tan. Any ideas?

Isn't veldtschoen just a very waterproof construction method?
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Originally Posted by NotoriousMarquis View Post

what exactly is veldtschoen , aside from cap toe boot. I notice many are waterproof.
I;'d like a boot like this in tan. Any ideas?

You might want to take a look at the Crockett&Jones Snowdon. It's made to the veltschoen construction aswell.
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Gaziano & Girling Cambridge in Walnut Arran Grain with Dainite Soles
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Gaziano & Girling Thorpe in Rustic Arran Grain with Storm Welt
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Those G & G Thorpes.

That's a country shoe for a stylish 'squire'.
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Link to diagram about veldtschoen welting

http://www.rossiboots.com.au/home/comfort.htm
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None of those are stylish/aesthetically pleasing.

 

Maybe slightly. They don't look horrendous. But certainly not noteworthy.

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I like them for true country wear. I would call them a military take on the English country shoe. They have the short vamps and wide toes that were fashionable in the 1930s and 1940s, and were retained by military uniforms after everyone else dropped them in favor of longer vamps and narrower toes.

There is a clear relation to the JM Weston Hunt Derby and the true Budapester, although both seem to have longer vamps:



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Originally Posted by rabiesinfrance View Post

I love traditional English country shoes, particularly veldtschoen styles.

Here's my collection.

1. Tecnic boot, Martin leather, 1970s.

2. Tecnic shoe, Martin leather (probably), 1970s.

3. Alfred Sargent shoe, brown zug grain, recent, now discontinued.

4. Cheaney made for Herring shoe, brown grain.

Tecnic and Lotus were very good makers in their day and specialised in this style.

You could broadly call them 'army officer' styles - shoes or boots to be worn with uniform. The style "Aldershot" is not accidental.

I think they are fantastic quality - Tecnic is a bit nicer than Sargent as it has better leather. The Cheaney is fantastic quality.

It's a shame that you can't buy this quality any more (or it is very hard to find).

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Somewhat late in replying, but thanks for sharing. I had cause to visit the Technic factory c.1995 and remember watching shoes like that being made. That particular type of zug-grain leather was I believe made by Martins, a Scottish tannery. They went out of business and the type of zug-grain now used by Tricker's and Alfred Sargent is somewhat different - rather more oily, less easy to bring to a shine. Technic themselves went bust too. A lot of the machinery was taken over by Sanders & Sanders. The premises themselves were demolished. Rather sad. Technic also made shoes for Alan McAfee, who had a shop somewhere off Oxford Street - I think that may have gone too.

 

Over the years I have built up a collection of Alfred Sargent country shoes - quite a few, including their veldtschoen styles. I also have various shoes by Tricker's, but would rate the AS shoes more highly than Tricker's. I may post some pictures here if there is any interest.

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