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Does anyone knows where can I get the shoe laces as shown in this image? Love to have something alternative to the yellow laces offered by default.

 

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Is it possible to create the blotchy "rough and tough" effect on the leather yourself on a regular pair of copper color 1907?


Edited by styleforumfan - 11/5/15 at 12:36am
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Does anyone knows where can I get the shoe laces as shown in this image? Love to have something alternative to the yellow laces offered by default.

 

Search for "Colored Hiking Boot Laces" on Amazon, Google, or eBay. There's numerous options. You may not find those EXACT laces, but there's dozens and dozens of styles. Or you could try going into an Outdoor / Hiking / Mountain Climbing supply shop and see what they have.

 

 

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Is it possible to create the blotchy "rough and tough" effect on the leather yourself on a regular pair of copper color 1907?

 

My guess is no. The "Rough and Tough" leather seems to be pretty specific. I believe its tanned and processed in a certain way to give it that appearance. And does the 1907 even come in other colors? I've only seen it offered in Copper Rough & Tough. 

 

 

I love my 1907's. They're the perfect boot for my climate/weather, region/setting, and personal style. 

 

I sized down 1/2 size when purchasing. Normally I wear a 13.5E, and the 13D fits perfectly. Have been wearing them about once or maybe twice a week for the past 3 months, and they've been breaking in nicely. I typically wear with a heavier wool/nylon blend boot sock, and they are getting very comfortable. Built like tanks, and they're quite stable on wet surfaces. I had concerns about the white rubber soles being effective on slippery surfaces, but they are nearly as stable as my LL Beans.

 

I will have to post some shots of them in here soon.

 

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Hi,

 

I wear the Foreman Oxford (8052), Iron Rangers and moc toe oxfords (212).  The Foreman and Rangers are on the same last and very comfortable.  I also have Beckman Oxfords that I have never worn because their last fits quite a bit smaller.

 

For reference I wear 8.5d in White's Semi-dress, Red Wing no. 8 last (Foreman Oxford and Iron Rangers), the 212's and Clark's Wallabees.

 

That being said, the Beckman Oxfords are really, really nice but watch out for sizing.

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Does anyone know if the 2015 Huntsmen can be had in the U.S.? 

The reason I'm curious is cause I just got in my Charcoal Blacksmiths and even though they look great I feel like maybe their a half size too big. Anyone that owns a pair of Blacksmiths care to comment? I meaurse a 11.5C on the Brannock device and 11D is what I got for them. When I was sized for them I tried on the Iron Ranger Amber Harness in a 11D and those felt great more snug in the heel than the Blacksmiths feel in the same size. I know their supposed to be stiff and snug at first but when I tired on the Blacksmiths when they came in they actually felt great on foot at first but honestly weren't that snug for a boot that wasn't broken in. I have a good bit of wiggle room in the front and when I step my heel slides up about 3/4th to 1 inch fully in the back even when I pull the waxed laces as tight as they will go. I'm just worried that if I stick it out in the 11 when they break in and stretch ill have way to much room inside the boot. 

This isn't my first pair of RW but my last pair of Moc Toes I didn't get sized right either and ended up buying a 12d which is way to big for me even with a footbed so I really dont have any experience with knowing how snug a Round toe boot on the #8 last should feel right out of the box. Honestly though my Blacksmiths weren't uncomfortable at all and didn't have that tight,secure feel that I would expect with a stiff leather boot. 


*It does seem like the Huntsmen can be found online still but for 450 its quite the cost lol plus I really don't know what size I would need since 12D 1907 is way big and im thinking my 11d blacksmith is slightly big too. Anyone here own the Huntsmen or the Harvestor? SInce the latter is only 30 more than what I paid for the Blacksmith and also on the same last I may return that pair and try to scoop up a 10.5 in the black harness. 


Edited by johnnykicks - 11/5/15 at 9:53pm
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Agreed - IR's fit pretty true to size. I don't understand this size down one nonsense - they're not that wide or big. If you've got a narrow foot you might get away with half-size down, but try going true to size and wearing boot appropriate socks.

This is really hard to generalize. I do have somewhat narrow feet (C width on Brannock) and had to size down a full size. I sized down a half on my first pair and they were too long - my flex point didn't match up to the boot's, and they were folding uncomfortably. The full size down ones are great. TTS would have been entirely unmanageable.

Of course, no one can tell you exactly how they'll fit over the internet. But if someone was going to order two pairs to try on, returning one, I'd recommend 1/2 and 1 size down from Brannock, not TTS, unless they have a particularly wide foot.


I think this may be my exact problem I just posted about lol I should have searched thru old post before I wrote that long speech. In fact I may be closer to B than C but since its not exactly at that B notch I usually just say C. I'm gonna take my pair back tomorrow and talk with them about reordering a 10.5 I'm a little bummed though cause it took a full week to get these in so it will probably be another 2 weeks for them to send it back and get the new one in. O well, when it concerns a $300 pair of boots that are going to last years 2 weeks seems like a laughing matter I guess. 

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Ya I've seen a bunch of people asking about weather protecting and waterproofing for their RW, seems like an overkill to me since most of their leather is meant to repel water anyway. I understand wanting to do that but it seems like most cases they usually end up doing worse than good since most ointments for that inhibit the leather to breathe which is the most important aspect of keeping them dry lol. I've only used Mink Oil for my 1907's every 6 months plus letting them dry for a couple days after wearing them in the wetter weather and I've never had any issues. I know a lot of people stay away from the Mink since it has silicone in it but I think it does great for the leather especially with softening and giving the leather a richer texture, I don't mind the darkening that occurs since most products out there will do that anyway. I've even looked into the other leather applicants they sell at the RW stores but Mink is what they suggest every time. What about everyone here? What do you feel is the best treatment for the Rough & Tough leathers and other ones as well in terms of conditioning and protecting? Do you go outside the brand to other companies or just stick with RW based products?


I buy Shinola mink oil , its streets ahead of redwings mink oil. And I use Bickmore no.4 too, that product is my go to.

If its waterproofing I use sno-seal, I use that on my Engineers and my 877s.


I forgot to ask this earlier but I'm assuming Shinola and Bickmore no. 4 are both acceptable for Oil Tanned leathers like the Copper/Charcoal Rough & Tough? I know oil tanned and other caterogry leathers require diff care and treatment, in truth im not that knowledgeable on the art of tanning and leathery lol.

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^ I use Bick 4 on my 1907's regularly. Minimizes the appearance of scratches / scuffs very well, and doesn't darken the leather at all. Love Bick 4.

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I forgot to ask this earlier but I'm assuming Shinola and Bickmore no. 4 are both acceptable for Oil Tanned leathers like the Copper/Charcoal Rough & Tough? I know oil tanned and other caterogry leathers require diff care and treatment, in truth im not that knowledgeable on the art of tanning and leathery lol.


You know, I don't own anything with the rough and tough leather. If you go to the redwing website they have a a little leather care info for each boot model. It may answer your question or it may just be a way for them to try and sell you their leather care products. I would think that the bick4 would be fine with it just knowing that product so well, and the mink oil too. But I know the mink oil will darken that leather and make the leather a more uniform and darker color, which for some people they absolutely do not. But personally I don't concern myself with keeping the boots looking the same way as when I bought them. I want them water proof and conditioned. That's just me though.

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My guess is no. The "Rough and Tough" leather seems to be pretty specific. I believe its tanned and processed in a certain way to give it that appearance. And does the 1907 even come in other colors? I've only seen it offered in Copper Rough & Tough. 

 

 

I love my 1907's. They're the perfect boot for my climate/weather, region/setting, and personal style. 

 

I sized down 1/2 size when purchasing. Normally I wear a 13.5E, and the 13D fits perfectly. Have been wearing them about once or maybe twice a week for the past 3 months, and they've been breaking in nicely. I typically wear with a heavier wool/nylon blend boot sock, and they are getting very comfortable. Built like tanks, and they're quite stable on wet surfaces. I had concerns about the white rubber soles being effective on slippery surfaces, but they are nearly as stable as my LL Beans.

 

I will have to post some shots of them in here soon.


the 1907s are versions of the 877s, so you have that color option

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I was walking by a trendy store on canal st and they had 875's 50% off. I believe it was called noveu or something like that
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Honestly, I dont know why men wear anything but black jeans during fall/winter.

I quit wearing black jeans when I got out of high school...

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I quit wearing black jeans when I got out of high school...
So much cooler than me..
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So much cooler than me..

Oh no... I encourage you to wear only black jeans in winter, since that's obviously what everyone should do everyday everywhere.  I assume you'll be switching to your acidwash in the spring?  :nest:

 

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