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Boots made by Russell Moccasin Company -- experiences

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by auto90403, Jun 6, 2007.

  1. mechanical pencil

    mechanical pencil Senior member

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    Just got my first Russells and I love 'em. (Cavalier in french veal)

    Does anyone have the Russell "Hiker" and use it for actual hiking?

    Thinking of ordering a pair...
     
  2. MemorialSartorial

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    Russells are the best, great craftsmanship and reasonably priced considering the quality. just ordered my 3rd pair (chukkas). Go for the custom fit; it's worth the wait.
     
  3. mechanical pencil

    mechanical pencil Senior member

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    Russell Moccasin Cavaliers in french veal.

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  4. uhurit

    uhurit Senior member

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    funny thing, I travel thru that town where they are at...like once a month...and never saw the store/shop. Must satisfy my curiosity!
     
  5. Essayons

    Essayons New Member

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    I love made to measure Russells. My first pair were Oneida Slipons--they're more than 10 years old. Then I bought a pair of Sporting Clays Chukkas. I wore those so much, I thought I'd better get another pair! The first pair are probably 10 years old now. The second pair are a couple years newer. The first pair of chukkas has now been re-soled three times, and the second pair has been re-soled twice. Last time I had them re-soled, I switched from the standard blown rubber soles, which wore fairly quickly, to Vibram Air Bobs, which last much longer.

    I found this board by Googling "Russell Moccasin" and Hiker. I'm thinking about buying a pair of made to measure Russells (probably double vamp, leather lined, Hikers or Mountaineers) for hiking and backpacking. There's no substitute for a perfect fit, and most custom hiking boots cost $600 plus.

    Back to style--I love Russells for casual wear. My favorite dress shoes are Barrie lasted Shell Cordovan Aldens, which fit great out of the box [​IMG]
     
  6. jet

    jet Senior member

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    ^Welcome and be sure to check out the alden thread below.
     
  7. mechanical pencil

    mechanical pencil Senior member

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  8. hoyboss

    hoyboss New Member

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    Greeting all,

    Been a big fan of Russell Mocs for quite some time and had been slowly saving up the cash to order a pair though I did not know which pair I was going to get. Finally settled on the Thula Thula PH with a few options including the Vibram Newporter sole, double vamp, and leather lined uppers.

    A few thoughts on the process thus far:

    - If you are on the fence about ordering, request a catalog. It has all the colors/options for each boot and their perfect fit measuring system.

    - So far, their customer service has not left me wanting. Understand, delivery from when they get your order can take up to 18 weeks. I am leaving for a trip the beginning of next month so I ordered mine with the extra $50 rush order. I placed my order about a month ago and the projected delivery date is April 23rd.
    Before ordering, I had several questions and Patty was very quick with an e-mail response. Never waiting more than a day. Even after the order was placed and I wanted something changed, she was quick to let me know that it was possible and that she had taken care of it for me.

    Now I am anxiously awaiting for them to arrive. I will definitely pst pictures as soon as they arrive.

    Cheers!
     
  9. Curious_George

    Curious_George Senior member

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    This thread needs way more pics.

    It does, so here's a contribution of a couple shots of my Chukkas in tan chromexcel leather and an old shot of my Hikers in brown Horween Navigator leather.

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    I've also got a green chamois short PH in the works. I think I'll do an updated family shot of my Russells when it arrives.
     
  10. jet

    jet Senior member

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    ^hikers are awesome george

    i had something in the works but I've postponed indefinitely for now until i get some play money
     
  11. slide13

    slide13 Senior member

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    wow, those chukkas are amazing in Chromexcel, I love them.

    I picked up the chukka in the standard leather at the shop last weekend and I'm really these boots. The leather doesn't look as good as those though. Were those a custom order you made or something that a store did a run of?
     
  12. Curious_George

    Curious_George Senior member

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    They were custom. And I agree about the chromexcel leather. After I had the chukkas made in it I was wishing I could afford to re-order some Hikers in the same leather.
     
  13. goldenbraid

    goldenbraid Well-Known Member

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    Positive experience here. 2 pairs bought so far--one off the shelf and one custom. The custom pair took about 7 weeks i think. Worth the wait. Prices are reasonable and I like that they don't charge extra for custom.
     
  14. jet

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    ^Did sizing work out the same for you on both? I'm curious how different the lasts look between the two as well if such a thing is noticeable at all.
     
  15. cimabue

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    Have owned the Imperials and Snake Boots. Fantastic quality. Treat yourself.
     
  16. whatever123

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    pump this post. someone post some damn progress pictures of the ac sport chukka, thula thula, or oneida moc. thanks.
     
  17. whatever123

    whatever123 Senior member

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    i know some of you have russell mocs...dont be so lazy and take some pictures so i can see how they wear.
     
  18. NateReady

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    I bought a pair of hikers in red brown navigator. Even with the rush the boots took over two months to arrive. But it was worth the wait. They are beautiful and extraordinarily comfortable. Overall, I had a positive experience with the customer service. They were quite responsive.
     
  19. kalanigee

    kalanigee Senior member

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    I bought a pair of hikers in red brown navigator. Even with the rush the boots took over two months to arrive. But it was worth the wait. They are beautiful and extraordinarily comfortable. Overall, I had a positive experience with the customer service. They were quite responsive.

    ^^Please post pics!!!^^these sound great!

    Is the current turnaround time still 3-4 months? Looking to pick up some Hikers for year round Northwest hiking weather.
     
  20. whatever123

    whatever123 Senior member

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    ^^Please post pics!!!^^these sound great!

    Is the current turnaround time still 3-4 months? Looking to pick up some Hikers for year round Northwest hiking weather.


    5 months. i confirmed last week.

    they will be restocking the chukka in all sizes in the next four weeks. but anything custom is at least 5 months out.
     

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