let's talk boots (with pic of new boots)

Discussion in 'The Bar' started by Harry Gibbs, Dec 31, 2013.

  1. Harry Gibbs

    Harry Gibbs the boss of all men

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    so i got called a hipster faggit and was told that i think i'm super fucking special and need special things, apparently like boots, for wanting a pair of new boots. i looked at some redwings (iron rangers...which are killer, but can't find them around here in the redwing store), some frye's (again...want to try them on before buying and can't do that easily around here), and a few pairs of chippewas. the chippewas were the least expensive and still had great reviews, are "handcrafted" in the u.s.a., appear to age well, and i could try some on around here. i have them on right now and i'm loving them. overall, i'd say they're a great introduction to this kind of boot. :cheer:

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    oh, now the big question is what should i do to protect or care for them right out of the box? i bought some leather protectant, but it looks like i should not use that for 2-3 months and i should use a leather oil/leather conditioner now. anyone with boot experience have any ideas? i really want these to get some nice aging going but also protect them from snow/water and salt.
     
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  3. Harry Gibbs

    Harry Gibbs the boss of all men

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    i took the american flag thingies off the laces (they were at the very bottom of the laces just above the toe of the boots) because, as cool as they are, they're a little too jingoistic for me.
     
  4. Harry Gibbs

    Harry Gibbs the boss of all men

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    hey fuck you cheeza.
     
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    Damn son....13D...how tall are you?
     
  6. Harry Gibbs

    Harry Gibbs the boss of all men

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    j/k buddy! :cheer:
     
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    I love Doc Martins -- those ones you're taking about are working man's boots :no:
     
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  9. Harry Gibbs

    Harry Gibbs the boss of all men

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    6'4"/6'5" depending on which doctor's office measures me.
     
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  10. Harry Gibbs

    Harry Gibbs the boss of all men

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    :jj: nothing says hipster like american made leather boots.
     
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    this thread is now aboot Red Wing™ Boots

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    Mink oil to waterproof them.

    I used to get red wings. I did nothing to them and they lasted forever. too bad you couldn't find them. Those were the best boots I ever owned.
     
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    I didn't know they could stack....:cwl:

    Oderus I can't go on, please finish this
     
  15. Harry Gibbs

    Harry Gibbs the boss of all men

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    these particular ones are more casual than work boots (no steel toe, no heavy duty traction sole, etc). but they're super comfy so far.
     
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    your boots have AIDS, dink
     
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    I give it a month before Dinkus musters up the courage to wear those boots outdoors
     
  18. Harry Gibbs

    Harry Gibbs the boss of all men

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    red wings are awesome and i might jump up to them (or frye's or aldens) after these wear out. seriously, those iron rangers are killer boots. but the red wing store here had like 10 pairs of shoes/boots, which is gay because they're made in red wing minnesota and i'm not really that far from red wing.

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    bunch of mean faggitz round here. :(
     
  20. Harry Gibbs

    Harry Gibbs the boss of all men

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    ps: i already wore them outside! :cheer:

    :owned: