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post #1906 of 3006
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Originally Posted by OakStreetBootmakers View Post


Hey guys,
One approach, of course is dubbin. As you all know, the specific rough-out on these boots was developed during WWII by Horween in collaboration with the Marines. Since the inside of the boot is natural CXL, the leather is impregnated with oils, making it incredibly water resistant. Soldiers would wax their rough-outs - referred to as 'dubbin'. In a conversation with Nick Horween, he told me, "Troops used to slick the rough-out with dubbin and the underside of an old fashioned glass coke bottle"

Pretty fucking rad.

The other option - and the approach that I think most people will take, will be simply to use a brass wire suede brush. This gets dust and dirt out of the nap to keep it clean.

Keep in mind - rough out is TOUGH - it's not like suede that we use for example on our navy suede trail oxfords. It's a different beast - one that is meant to take a beating

Thanks!

 

I think I like the 2nd approach more with the brass wire suede brush. What conditioner or weatherproofer would you recommend? Venetian shoe cream? 

post #1907 of 3006

Will the roughout/dainite sole trench boot be limited production? Looks awesome

post #1908 of 3006
George any tips on indigo transfer for roughout? Eg will dubbing them lessen the effect?
post #1909 of 3006
PIcking up the rough outs, as for sizing?
10.5 Wolverine 1K
9.5 Viberg
10 Yuketen
11 Converse

Think a 10.5 will do the trick?
post #1910 of 3006
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PIcking up the rough outs, as for sizing?
10.5 Wolverine 1K
9.5 Viberg
10 Yuketen
11 Converse

Think a 10.5 will do the trick?

 

My natural CXLs fit pretty decently with medium weight socks at a 7.5. My "true" brandock sizing lands me between 7 and 7.5. 

 

I wear a 7 in wolverines and a 7.5 in the trenches if that gives you any sort of data point. For my feet, they fit pretty similarly. I tried the 7 in the trenches and the arch was just a tad short and my toes were a little squeezed so I opted for the 7.5. 

post #1911 of 3006
OSB sizing is better than most. That's why I'm be ordering my winter boot from them instead of a commando Indy again. I would go measure yourself on a brandock sizing tool. That is what will fit.
I just jumped into a khols dept store and used theirs.
post #1912 of 3006
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Originally Posted by gnu View Post

PIcking up the rough outs, as for sizing?
10.5 Wolverine 1K
9.5 Viberg
10 Yuketen
11 Converse

Think a 10.5 will do the trick?

 

I also take a 10.5 in wolverine 1Ks and an 11 in Converse (never tried Viberg or Yuketen) and I got the trench boots in 11, they fit great. I think 10.5 might be a bit too snug.

post #1913 of 3006
Sizes are selling fast on the rough out. Mine in particular. Haha
Edited by i10casual - 11/14/13 at 7:43pm
post #1914 of 3006
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Originally Posted by ComfortablyDumb View Post

I also take a 10.5 in wolverine 1Ks and an 11 in Converse (never tried Viberg or Yuketen) and I got the trench boots in 11, they fit great. I think 10.5 might be a bit too snug.

Agree. I'd go with the 11.
post #1915 of 3006
Thread Starter 
Hey guys! Couple of hours ago we added full stock of Natural Plain Toe Trench Boots to the site…If you've been waiting for stock for the past 2 months - now's the time to pick them up!

http://oakstreetbootmakers.com/footwear/natural-trench-boot
post #1916 of 3006
Any intention of doing a roughout chukka? Or could that be custom ordered?

Looking good!
post #1917 of 3006
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by dixonmanor View Post

Any intention of doing a roughout chukka? Or could that be custom ordered?

Looking good!
No roughout chukka in the near future - that is definitely a custom order

shoot us an email!
post #1918 of 3006

Been wondering where in NY the Trench Boots are made—any word on that?

post #1919 of 3006
Trench boots on a very mild Saturday morning dog walk.




Incidentally the Roughout boot looks fantastic! I've been considering having a Roughout boot built by whites or viberg and even considering the LS Alden Safari boot (though it's suede). When I came across the Roughout Trench, it's like someone read my mind. I love the "not overly" structured toe, a last that fits like it was made for me and a dainite sole to top it off.

Well done OSB, very well done!
Edited by patrick_b - 11/16/13 at 7:22am
post #1920 of 3006

Noticed a few styles added to the Bonobos website. Congrats OSB!

 

Now you just need to get them a pair of trench boots in size 8 or 8.5 before their Cyber Monday sale hahaha

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