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The Original Chippewa Heritage Boot Line

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by bl@ster, Feb 1, 2013.

  1. wasabi37

    wasabi37 New Member

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    They are now on sale with 25% off original price $258 on jcrew.com.
     
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  2. Pitsen

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    What's the differnce between a service boot and a utilty boot?
     
  3. Telito

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    Hi, friends!

    I would like to buy or Chippewa 1901M82 or 1901M25.
    But I can not determine the size.
    The length of my foot 25.3 cm.
    The minimum size of these models Chippewa - US6 D. But will not it big to me?
    I found some size charts: https://www.foxcreekleather.com/size_charts/25 , http://image.rakuten.co.jp/sneak/cabinet/size-brand/size-chippewa01.jpg .
    I beg those who weared 1901M or who can measure the length of the insole in the 1901M measure the length of the insole in the 1901M US7 or point me to a size chart which will guide me in selecting the size of 1901M.
     
  4. bl@ster

    bl@ster Senior member

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    Hello Gents,

    OP here. Remember way back in 2013 when I made this post:

    http://www.styleforum.net/t/334210/the-original-chippewa-heritage-boot-line/15#post_6544738

    ...about the Chippewa "Reserve" Collection which was to be made with the higher end Horween leathers? Well I almost forgot too since I've been looking for a way to track these down for the past two years. Well, lo and behold I just found some listed on Ebay and went ahead and kopped.... after all this time!

    And now they're in! And I can report that they are indeed made with Horween leather, in this case Burgundy CXL. Not only that, but they have that nice retro pattern on the outsole and the insole is made with real leather (like a pair of Red Wings) instead of that Texon paperboard. One other difference from the regular Original Chippewa is that this model seems to have one extra eyelet. Nice.

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  5. Telito

    Telito New Member

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    Where can buy online?
     
  6. bl@ster

    bl@ster Senior member

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    Not sure yet. I got my pair from Ebay but I only see a couple pair listed there in odd sizes. I believe this line is being introduced this Fall so we should keep an eye out for where to k0p in the next few months...
     
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  7. bl@ster

    bl@ster Senior member

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    Huge thanks to forum member Solomite81 for hooking me up with my newest k0p: Chippewa "Archives" style# 4353TAN in Horween's Tan Dublin leather. These are real beauties and it's great to see Chippewa using Horween leather in this new higher-end line that they're calling the Archives Collection (formerly Reserve Collection). There's some info here:
    http://global.rakuten.com/en/store/threewoodjapan/item/chi-4353-tan/

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  8. bl@ster

    bl@ster Senior member

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    This RAWR Denim article shows why Red Wing Heritage construction is better than competitor boots from Chippewa Original. When they cut the boots in half, check out the cork filling and real leather insole on the RW's whereas the Chippewa's cut corners with synthetic foam core and synthetic Texon insole. Note: It remains to be seen if the Chipps I posted above with the real leather insole have cork filling or not. I hope that Chippewa will step up their game and include cork filling and real leather insoles in all their boots in the future. And if not, they should not raise their prices toward Red Wing prices like they have been doing lately.

    http://www.rawrdenim.com/2015/06/red-wing-iron-ranger-best-entry-level-boot/
    http://www.rawrdenim.com/2015/06/chippewa-service-boot-entry-level-boot-showdown/

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  9. linafelt

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    Telling. Even so, I have to say that IRs are the most uncomfortable boot
    I have ever worn; though I think they look great. With Chippewas I added an insole and it was perfect. And my pre-katahdin pair of engineers lasted 10 years!
     
  10. SP1259

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    I guess I'm just trying to reconcile the comment they make about the IRs having more expensive internals, making them higher quality, but since the material is organic, they're more likely to rot out from moisture.

    I own a few pairs of Red Wings and Chipps, and honestly don't think the quality of construction is a big differentiator for someone with my purposes (walking around the city, going out and getting to work on a rainy day). Both get the job done and seem built to last. Still seems more subjective than objective to me.
     
  11. EPrest90

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    I may be wrong, but I *think* RW replaces the cork filler when you send them back for a resole.
     
  12. linafelt

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    Just got my daughter some very nice Katahdins from ebay:

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  13. bl@ster

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    Gents, just took delivery of this Chippewa archival reissue of the 1975 Chippewa Insulated Trekker boots. They've got Horween leather, real leather insole, quilted leather lining, come with wool felt removable insoles, steel shank, and of course Made in USA. These suckers are heavy and really beefy. I've been told this style was special issue and is now discontinued but you still may be able to find a pair here or there. MSRP was $399 but I got them for $299.

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  15. Dima

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    Morning, gents.
    Is there a difference in size between original Chippewa and J.Crew plain-toe version? Collaborations are often somewhat smaller in my previous experience.
    Wouldn't like to order wrong size and pay extra $60 for delivery :)
     
  16. bl@ster

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    No difference at all.
     
  17. JoyasVoladoras

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    Hey there fellas! Just had a question about the leather of the Chippewa 6 inch service boots in cordovan. Lovely boots and they are absolutely badass. I just bought them and the left boot has a weird wrinkling/cracking on the leather. I just wanted to know if it is normal or if I should exchange them.
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  18. bl@ster

    bl@ster Senior member

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    That's totally normal. Start wearing them -- they're about to get much more wrinkled/patina'ed. Enjoy!
     
  19. JoyasVoladoras

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    Great thank you so much. They are beautiful boots! This weekend they had them on sale for about 160 on amazon with a promo code.
     
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  20. SomeJerk

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    I just got a pair of service boots in the crazy horse coloration off of amazon. They are a LOT lighter than they looked in the pictures. I'm wondering if anyone who has experience with this particular boot can tell me if they will get darker over time or even post some pics some that have been worn in, or if I should just think about exchanging them. They look great but all the browns in my wardrobe are darker and they just don't fit in. That being said, what little info I can find, some people claim they get darker over time and I'm also reading some people claim that they age better than the other available colors. Also I don't really like any of the other available boots in their line right now. The tan renegade looks nice but I'm definitely looking to go darker. The cordovan has more red than I want and I don't like the texturing on the brown bomber. I really would like a pair of the homestead cap toe in riptide brown that they recently had but I can't find any in my size (10 D.) So right now barring someone posting some magic link to those for a good price I'm a little torn between keeping them, or possibly waiting till Chippewa releases some new colors. Can anyone tell me how often that happens or how likely they are to release something different from what's out now or is it more likely that just slightly tweak what's already available? Would waiting for a couple of months likely pay off or will I just be sitting around for months with no brown boots, only to be offered more of the same? I'm new to the whole boot game.
     

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