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Do I already have the Cheaney Pennnine veld boot? Yes. Do I need another veld boot? No; but the Alfred Sargent Selkirk is just too handsome of a boot and I love the beefy double leather sole. Oh, and the Pennine is burgundy country grain, while these are dark brown true Zug grain. On sale at Tredders and finding an additional 10% code online to put them at 240 GBP just sealed the deal. Borrowed the pics from somewhere online, they’re far better than I’ll take when mine arrive 😁
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Do I already have the Cheaney Pennnine veld boot? Yes. Do I need another veld boot? No; but the Alfred Sargent Selkirk is just too handsome of a boot and I love the beefy double leather sole. Oh, and the Pennine is burgundy country grain, while these are dark brown true Zug grain. On sale at Tredders and finding an additional 10% code online to put them at 240 GBP just sealed the deal. Borrowed the pics from somewhere online, they’re far better than I’ll take when mine arrive 😁View attachment 1399495View attachment 1399496View attachment 1399497
Do you know where they source their zug from? Assuming it's from Horween, but you may know differently
 

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Do you know where they source their zug from? Assuming it's from Horween, but you may know differently
I’ve read three separate accounts that it’s Horween, and the company appears to have used the boot in its marketing material years ago for the leather
 

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Do I already have the Cheaney Pennnine veld boot? Yes. Do I need another veld boot? No; but the Alfred Sargent Selkirk is just too handsome of a boot and I love the beefy double leather sole. Oh, and the Pennine is burgundy country grain, while these are dark brown true Zug grain. On sale at Tredders and finding an additional 10% code online to put them at 240 GBP just sealed the deal. Borrowed the pics from somewhere online, they’re far better than I’ll take when mine arrive 😁View attachment 1399495View attachment 1399496View attachment 1399497
If you’re into Veldt, grenson has a sale on and has a waxed suede version, built in uk. I picked a monkey boot up earlier...
 

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If you’re into Veldt, grenson has a sale on and has a waxed suede version, built in uk. I picked a monkey boot up earlier...
Appreciate the info, but Im afraid to even look at the website, lest I want the Grenson too. 😏. I live in the desert, so I don’t need a veldt boot, but often travel to Seattle, UK and other rainy locales for work, so I guess two pair will cover me
 

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Do I already have the Cheaney Pennnine veld boot? Yes. Do I need another veld boot? No; but the Alfred Sargent Selkirk is just too handsome of a boot and I love the beefy double leather sole. Oh, and the Pennine is burgundy country grain, while these are dark brown true Zug grain. On sale at Tredders and finding an additional 10% code online to put them at 240 GBP just sealed the deal. Borrowed the pics from somewhere online, they’re far better than I’ll take when mine arrive 😁View attachment 1399495View attachment 1399496View attachment 1399497
Congrats, look forward to seeing the pics when you receive your boots. I've eyed these and the Kelso many times without pulling the trigger. My first pair of high quality footwear were from Alfred Sargent, and I still hold a soft spot for the brand.
 

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The Selkirk's arrived today from Tredders; may not be news to many here, but they seem to be good folks to deal with. Ordered late Monday night local time, and received them this morning. They must have shipped them overnight; terrific service!

Anyway, for anyone just tuning in today, these are the Alfred Sargent Selkirk in dark brown Horween Zug grain. My pictures are, and will likely always be a long ways from Nishant's photography, but here are a
few pictures and thoughts.

They're straight out of the box, haven't even put my customary routine of Bick4 and brushing on them yet, let alone any creme polish, so that have a matte chocolate bar look to them right now. Also owning the terrific Cheaney Pennine II veldt boot, I can compare the two. The first thing that striking is just how thick(!) that Zug leather is. Note the picture looking down on the boot from the top with the tongue and you can see the thickness. The smell of the leather is also terrific, but I digress.....

The boots feature a last that differs from the Cheaney Pennine in that it's a FX fit and not a true 'G'. That translates as a nice middle ground between the normal width and a full 'G'. Thus, the Selkirks work with my dress socks crew, but not hiking socks or athletic socks. The Pennenine can do any of them except thicker wool, which is too much for my taste and a little tight anyway even in 'G' width.

In terms of style, they're both Veldt boots so they're never going to be dressy. However, the narrower last of the Selkirk and the lack of a Commando sole, makes it much easier to slide into a business casual role with an unstructured sport coat and casual slacks or jeans than the bulkier Pennine. In terms of sole, I really like the beefy double-leather of the Selkirk, and already had the more rugged option covered with the Pennine's Commando.

In summary, the Selkirk is a very impressively made boot and fits me very well. I didn't have much doubt, as I own a pair of AS dress shoes from their hand made line, and the quality is superb and they've stayed attractive. For anyone that's looking for a great Veldt welted boot, I heartily recommend either the Selkirk or the Pennine

Cheers!
Douglas

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