Monday, November 24, 2014


This pair of non-Horsehide frankenboots have some of the sweetest natural patina I've seen in a while. Made with oil-tanned cowhide, these mid-to-late 1950's / early 1960's brandless Engineer Boots bear qualities akin to early Georgia (Pair-A-Trooper) boots with their Chippewa buckles and unique instep strap stitching, but the upper strap stitching isn't consistent with the many other models from the Georgia Shoe Mfg Co - I've actually seen a few variations of stiching on the upper strap area, so what's the deal Georgia?

Even with the blasphemous act of shortening the straps and the cracked leather on the left toe box, these are easily worth the asking price of just over three bills.

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