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That is the insert for spurs. They must be the RCMP quarter wellingtons. If you search quarter wellington on this thread I think there are some photos of a pair with spurs in.
Ah, from a search just now I see you're right! I haven't encountered this insert before, but I suppose they go with a certain type of spur.That is the insert for spurs. They must be the RCMP quarter wellingtons. If you search quarter wellington on this thread I think there are some photos of a pair with spurs in.
It is quite surprising that you are able to find so many great condition Canadian vintage shoes given the rough winter weather they are exposed to.It has been so long since I have brought anything worthwhile home that I feel like I am dating again. But today I picked up these fine cap-toe bluchers by Hartt, with the 1958-1968 sock-liner, made after the acquisition of Hartt by Dacks. A nice solid pair of double soled, seven nailed shoes (8.5E); perhaps my luck is changing. I do tend to run hot for awhile and then have long slumps.
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Well, they're slightly too big, but beautiful all the same.For our own ongoing record of vintage Canadian footwear, I thought I would post these pictures from a current eBay listing of a lovely pair of RCMP Strathcona boots manufactured by Hartt in 1940. As we know from previous discussions, the original Strathcona boots date back as far as the Boar war, and were manufactured by Slater. At some point, likely in 1940's, MacFarlane and Levaivre of Montreal was the prime manufacturer, followed by Hartt from 1974 to 1998.
However it is my understanding that during the war years, when demand was higher for the use of these boots by both the RCMP and elements of the armed forces, other manufacturers were contracted to build Strathconas. It appears that this pair was one of these.
Beautiful boots in great shape. Just too damn expensive for me.
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Who did the work. Nice job! I am dropping some work with your cobbler from London tomorrow. I will be doing the exact rebuild that you just did in my John McHale elephant derbys. They also need some interior liner rebuild.Florsheim by McHale being rebuilt by Gary Coakley in London.
Made in London, and now rebuilt in London.
New JR sole, welt, cork, shank, toe tap, and cat paw heels.
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Work by Gary Coakley, of Coakleys in London. I am picking up my stuff in a few weeks.Who did the work. Nice job! I am dropping some work with your cobbler from London tomorrow. I will be doing the exact rebuild that you just did in my John McHale elephant derbys. They also need some interior liner rebuild.