Knowledge is power ... that'll save you money in the end. Contrary to popular belief, not all vintage engineer boots were constructed using Horsehide leather. I've researched boots for a over couple of decades, but it doesn't take much to notice that American companies were proud of their Horsehide (HH) offerings by stamping/embossing "Horsehide" on their footwear and stating it in their advertisements. I can assure you that Blue Band -- a level of footwear quality and not a model -- by Montgomery Ward were never made with HH. It's clear as black and white.
Two different CARD BELTS
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