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Time to get serious...Hoggs of Fyfe Rannoch, I believe by Cheaney.
Yep a verified trucker...as they like to portray them. : )
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Funny though.... .. I've been seriously looking at those recently as an alternative to the Scotch grain Grassmeres....how's the fit and finish in comparison to the Tricker's?
From what I understand the current versions are les bulbous from the previous version.
 

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Yep a verified trucker...as they like to portray them. : )
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Funny though.... .. I've been seriously looking at those recently as an alternative to the Scotch grain Grassmeres....how's the fit and finish in comparison to the Tricker's?
From what I understand the current versions are les bulbous from the previous version.
I like them. Was tempted by c and j in Russian grain and to be fair these do everything that they would.
I sized down half and fit great as a 6 fitting.
 

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I like them. Was tempted by c and j in Russian grain and to be fair these do everything that they would.
I sized down half and fit great as a 6 fitting.
I enjoyed mine while I had them. Good roomy fit, sturdy but really comfortable.

The only “break in” I remember was around the top of boot due to the bellows tongue but this didn’t take long. All full bellows boots are a bit like this in my experience.

The finishing on mine wasn’t quite Trickers level but was decent enough.

Sold mine when I got Snowdon in zug which although a bit sleeker looking that rannoch feels even sturdier. I think the sole is heavier and the leather stiffer. Broken in nicely though.
 

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Any leads on what these are? They're marked T & H Bros., 1990 on the footbed, and 9 6 on the footbed and the sole. They might be a British army boot. Any info would be helpful.

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Great looking boots, definitely military for the British branches, could be navy as well. Looks pretty similar to this pair someone got way back in the day: https://www.styleforum.net/threads/shoe-damage-report-shoe-p0rn-central-part-ii.168002/post-6673830
 

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Yep a verified trucker...as they like to portray them. : )
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Funny though.... .. I've been seriously looking at those recently as an alternative to the Scotch grain Grassmeres....how's the fit and finish in comparison to the Tricker's?
From what I understand the current versions are les bulbous from the previous version.
I have the same boot, Cheaney Pennine II veldt on commando. Its a superb boot and I was really lucky to get mine half off at 165 quid, which makes it all the more superb to me. Soft leather and nice craftsmanship.

I have its cousin veldt boot in the Alfred Sargent Selkirk in brown on double leather. It’s a true scarce Horween Zug grain which seems to give it that mystical allure over the Cheaney country grain. Can’t speak personally over the durability or water resistance of the two yet, but the true Zug is thicker and stiffer and will take more time to truly break in.
they’re both superb boots, as are the CJ and Trickers versions. To be frank, I any of these four would take years of beatings over and above what we’d likely put them thorough, so the best determining factors probably come down to budget, sole type and color options. Here are mine, Pennine in burgundy and Selkirk in brown


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I have the same boot, Cheaney Pennine II veldt on commando. Its a superb boot and I was really lucky to get mine half off at 165 quid, which makes it all the more superb to me. Soft leather and nice craftsmanship.

I have its cousin veldt boot in the Alfred Sargent Selkirk in brown on double leather. It’s a true scarce Horween Zug grain which seems to give it that mystical allure over the Cheaney country grain. Can’t speak personally over the durability or water resistance of the two yet, but the true Zug is thicker and stiffer and will take more time to truly break in.
they’re both superb boots, as are the CJ and Trickers versions. To be frank, I any of these four would take years of beatings over and above what we’d likely put them thorough, so the best determining factors probably come down to budget, sole type and color options. Here are mine, Pennine in burgundy and Selkirk in brown


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Built to last those mate.
 

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I have the same boot, Cheaney Pennine II veldt on commando. Its a superb boot ..........

....... Here are mine, Pennine in burgundy and Selkirk in brown
Nice bots goin on there....is the Selkirk the replacement of the discontinued Kelso?

Holding off for now (famous last words :embar:)...as I've a few yet delivered by international post.....


......trying my hand with a pair of lightly used Barker Lambourn, an Edward Green Galway look alike.
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...and another Trickers.... another Stow but in Kudu Polo...
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Currently distracted by plus 30 here in TO. ....but will pick up something in a Commando eventually for the Canadian winter ☃
 
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I have the same boot, Cheaney Pennine II veldt on commando. Its a superb boot and I was really lucky to get mine half off at 165 quid, which makes it all the more superb to me. Soft leather and nice craftsmanship.

I have its cousin veldt boot in the Alfred Sargent Selkirk in brown on double leather. It’s a true scarce Horween Zug grain which seems to give it that mystical allure over the Cheaney country grain. Can’t speak personally over the durability or water resistance of the two yet, but the true Zug is thicker and stiffer and will take more time to truly break in.
they’re both superb boots, as are the CJ and Trickers versions. To be frank, I any of these four would take years of beatings over and above what we’d likely put them thorough, so the best determining factors probably come down to budget, sole type and color options. Here are mine, Pennine in burgundy and Selkirk in brown


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Haven’t tried the Cheaney grain leather but the Horween zug is definitely very water resistant and tough. I’ve had my boots through deep puddles, long wet grass etc and most of the water just beads on the surface and runs off. Scuffs seem to rub out easily too.

The Rannoch’s are actually a different leather from the pennine and the Horween stuff. Again pretty durable.

I quite fancy an Alfred Sargent pair but have no need for them whatsoever! Could almost be tempted to put them away for a later date (in case they discontinue).
 

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Any leads on what these are? They're marked T & H Bros., 1990 on the footbed, and 9 6 on the footbed and the sole. They might be a British army boot. Any info would be helpful.

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Nice boots but I don't think they are British Army issue. My knowledge is way out of date but I would expect.

  • British traditional army parade boots have toe caps.
  • Oxford toe cap shoes for some formal uses.
  • George boots - smooth chukka style for musicians, officers messes etc.
  • Combat boots were rubber soled.
  • These days technical/breathable, brown etc.
 
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