Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Harrydog, Mar 11, 2012.
Nightshade + burgundy - count me in!
i cant get into the Epsom, the design doesnt do anything for me
just paid deposit for the Galway. cant wait!
Galway in almond country calf for the winter, picked up in London a couple of days ago:
Those look rugged like a man who hasn't shaved in 8 days and has a pitchfork in his hand but you don't let looks deceive you because on the corner table you see books by nassim Nicholas taleb and also homer
You been watching me, huh?
They're slightly more refined than EG's earlier version of a veldtschoen boot:
epic kick ass boots and by EG nonetheless. whats the history of veldtschoen boot? ive seen the term used by several boot makers including C&J
The English version of veldtschoen construction is a stitch-down construction with two uppers - one turned under, like a normal welted shoe, and the outer upper turned out and stitched down to make the boot as watertight as a leather boot can be. Normally combined with a full- or half-bellows tongue and waxy, often grained leather to increase water resistance. Better than a storm welt for poor weather, especially moving through 'static' damp like wet grass, snow etc.
EG's stock Galways on the 64 last are built like this, based on the shooting boot that they used to build for Holland & Holland back in the day.
From the 65-66 catalogue:
The classic, original veldtschoen ('field shoe') design is a simple stitchdown boots or shoe, like a desert boot.
Great post, CTB. (Beautiful boots, too, of course.)
+1. Your post belongs on tumblr or all urban dwellers and college students everywhere to see!
Is the CHRK33 Galway boot ready? It's been 3 days and I'm already restless
I figured the AFPOS MTO would have forced patience upon you
Edward Green Belts. Very Cool 6 Colors
Good to see you here as well : )
Thought I'd post a picture of these unique boots:
Separate names with a comma.