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Role Club custom 5" chukka (probably tall enough to be called "George boots") in natural horsehide CXL.

These photos are from a month or so ago when the boots were brand new; I've been wearing them a lot and they're already aging beautifully – I'll try to post some new pics soon.

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Thank you for sharing.
I dig the natural horse.

I appreciate that they are a bit taller than the regular chukka cut.
This has me wanting a pair, since they would have the boot feel rather than the usual chukka shoe thing.
 
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HIGHLY recommended.

Love how they're easy to get on and off yet still have the substantial look/feel of boots.

The key is to make sure the eyelets remain more or less where they'd be without the shaft being any taller so that the lacing pressure is over the instep where it needs to be. Brian did a great job.

FWIW, not to get all cross-genre on everyone so early in the thread, but these boots by the great DW Frommer were the inspiration.

Having Nicholas Templeman make me a pair (DWFII himself is mainly retired) and will post in the bespoke shoes thread when they're made, for those interested…

Thank you for sharing.
I did the natural horse.

I appreciate that they are a bit taller than the regular chukka cut.
This has me wanting a pair, since they would have the boot feel rather than the usual chukka shoe thing.
 
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HIGHLY recommended.

Love how they're easy to get on and off yet still have the substantial look/feel of boots.

The key is to make sure the eyelets remain more or less where they'd be without the shaft being any taller so that the lacing pressure is over the instep where it needs to be. Brian did a great job.

FWIW, not to get all cross-genre on everyone so early in the thread, but these boots by the great DW Frommer were the inspiration.

Having Nicholas Templeman make me a pair (DWFII himself is mainly retired) and will post in the bespoke shoes thread when they're made, for those interested…
The article you linked on DW Frommer by DieWorkwear is fantastic. Thank you.

I can certainly see why you chose those for inspiration. I love that you took an idea to Brian and these Chukkas were born. Not too many places in the world to get that done.

Indeed, I look forward to seeing your post on the Templeman’s after arrival. To echo the article, a large part of why I’m attracted to footwear at this level is the deep craftsmanship. Craft that is worth keeping alive. And of course, a craft that I can enjoy wearing year after year.
Rarely do I find cause to wear dress shoes, which I’m not sad about; so it has to be boots.
 

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This thread deserved a bump – gotta be some more guys out there with a pair or two of Brian's boots!

I'll have some more shots wearing my 5" chukkas/George boots once it cools off a bit in September (for now it's too hot for anything other than sandals – and screw anyone who doesn't want to see my beautiful toes…).
 

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Sorry for quoting an old post…

Derek, I know we've talked in another thread and you don't generally travel to commission clothes these days, but don't tell me you never have another reason to get down to L.A.? Brian's work brings together so many of the things you're interested in that I think seeing him in person for a pair of boots is an article – or a series of articles – waiting to happen.

He's really a pretty unique dude in the style world today – a one-man operation making workwear-style boots in house, start to finish.

 

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Sorry for quoting an old post…

Derek, I know we've talked in another thread and you don't generally travel to commission clothes these days, but don't tell me you never have another reason to get down to L.A.? Brian's work brings together so many of the things you're interested in that I think seeing him in person for a pair of boots is an article – or a series of articles – waiting to happen.

He's really a pretty unique dude in the style world today – a one-man operation making workwear-style boots in house, start to finish.
Brian seems to do really cool work and I'd love to write about his stuff someday. I don't know if I'm going to travel to Los Angeles though. That said, there are lots of ways to write about clothing that aren't centered on someone's buying experience. I'm sure I'll reach out to him for an interview or something at some point.
 

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This photo was taken at Brian’s shop as I dropped these service boots off for a relast and resole. 1035 Grey Waxed Nubuck.


Commission:
Re-last on a custom last.
Remove toe structure.
Resole with Role Club corded half-soles.

I’ll post photos when it’s time to pick them up.
 
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This photo was taken at Brian’s shop as I dropped these service boots off for a relast and resole. 1035 Grey Waxed Nubuck.


Commission:
Rel-ast on a custom last.
Remove toe structure.
Resole with Role Club corded half-soles.

I’ll post photos when it’s time to pick them up.
Just curious as to why the extensive rebuilding on these..?
 

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Guys wanted to share a few pics. I have a Role Club Engineer in the making but I asked Brian to relast these Viberg's, I picked up at the recent sample sale in NYC, to my adjusted measurement using his 2307 last. Really impressed by the result and his workmanship. Will report back on fit etc.
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