Eastland

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  1. denimdestroyedmylife

    denimdestroyedmylife Big Winner

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    Anyone have any experience with Eastland shoes? The Seneca model, in particular, looks [​IMG]. Hand-made in Freeport, ME since 1956 or something. Saw a few posts about it, but they were not particularly helpful. This is a thread dedicated to the brand. (DSW has the Seneca boots for the best price that I have found so far)
     
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    Funny you post this now, I was just looking up their shoes yesterday. Apparently they're no longer made in the U.S.?
     
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    +1 on the Seneca, looks like a high-top version of the LL Bean Blucher moc. If I hadn't just bought some similar YMC shoes/boots from Fok I would definately be interested.
     
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    ^ No way! I was just on their site yesterday, and it says that they are still manufactured in Freeport.
    Yes, look in "ABOUT US" on their website:

    Since 1955, our family-owned enterprise has been crafting \t\t\t\t\t\t\tclassic American shoes in the seaside city of Freeport, Maine. And we \t\t\t\t\t\t\tare proud of every shoe we package and send your way.
     
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    There's conflicting info out there: http://www.usstuff.com/shoes.htm (near the bottom)

    I wonder who's right.

     
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    robin Senior member

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    Check out these, lightly used dead stock boots. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=120331402539

    Apparently made in Maine. I was thinking about bidding on them (which is why I was looking up their shoes yesterday), but I'd rather just put $20 towards a pair of russells or something instead.

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    ^ that's what turned me on to the company. There is a pair of vingate Seneca boots in my size for $20 buy-it-now, but I have to pay for some resoling of a couple other shoes, so I have to pass; the seller has a gaggle of other vintage workboots that look mighty enticing.
     
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    been looking for a pair of dirty bucks and was checking out the eastland bucks on zappos. seems like a decent option for around $65. anyone got these? wondering if the eastland or the ll beans one would be a better bet.
     
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    This thread is funny because I used to despise Eastland, especially thier moc-toe variants back in the 90's when I was first introduced to them. Funny how now I don't understand why the hate at the time. Thy look like a nice looking shoe, which may be questionable now that they're a Chinese product (would need to purchase to know).
     
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    Hey, what do you think of their Falmouth shoes, which is truly an LL Bean blucher moc look-alike?


    Just for the record, Bass now has brought back their own version of said shoe too -- called the Camp.
     
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    Anyone familiar with the Eastland Lumber Up boot?

    Looks exactly like the Red Wing moc toe boots, but half the price.
     
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