Boots / shoes to wear with your flight jacket s...

Discussion in 'Related Gear' started by ties70, May 21, 2018.

  1. MikeyB-17

    MikeyB-17 Well-Known Member

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    30C8AE92-C0DD-4634-981B-8C66B3190872.jpeg Well in my local vintage shop today I came across these boys-L.L. Bean Katahdins. I was knocked out by the build quality, and I hummed and hah-ed for a while before deciding I had to have them, Xmas on the way or no. I believe they’re actually made by Chippewa (they have Chippewa soles and insoles). Hardly any wear, in fact they could probably use some more breaking in. I’ve been eyeing up a pair of Iron Rangers for a while, perhaps these may cure me of that! 27A8EF12-5D65-4DF0-A7DC-0A0BB678A388.jpeg
     
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  2. Carl

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    I finally got around to giving my "rough outs " (?) A coat of dubbin on Friday .
    I was very apprehensive at first but i read the article posted on here earlier and gave it a go ! .
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    That is one coat , Should i give them another coat of dubbin ??
    What im also worried about is , what colour polish do i use ??
    I have 2 colours here mid tan or dark tan??
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    Any thoughts ?
    Many thanks
    C
     
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  3. jack31916

    jack31916 Active Member

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    Just apply more layers of dubbin and your boots will become darker. No polish(ing) needed.

    Regards
     
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  4. Carl

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    So they wouldnt have put any polish on them back in the day ? :)
     
  5. Steve27752

    Steve27752 Well-Known Member

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    Carl, I do not use polish just dubbin.
     
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  6. Carl

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    just given them a second coat :)
     
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  7. Carl

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  8. Carl

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    Now , where to find some period correct laces ?? anyone point me in the right direction ???
     
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  10. Carl

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    Are these the correct tyoe for the boots i have ? i noticed it says "service shoes " on the packaging shown in that ebay listing . :)
    Many thanks for helping out
    Carl
     
  11. jack31916

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  12. Carl

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  13. jack31916

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    According to the Quartermaster Supply Catalog 1943 the boots are described as: SHOE, SERVICE, REVERSE UPPER, COMPOSITION SOLE. Rough Outs is probably not an official term.
    Same catolog mention the lenght of the laces for service shoes: 40 inch.
     
  14. Steve27752

    Steve27752 Well-Known Member

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    The postage is more than the laces!
     
  15. Carl

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    Steve , @Officer Dibley has got me a pair as an xmas pressie , bless his little cotton socks :)
     
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  16. Edward

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    These 1940s low quarter shoes were definitely made for dancing! I have just about slipped and fallen on my ass twice today! :p
    Stick to hard wood floors boys because carpet is an issue! LOL!

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  17. Carl

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    That reminds me of a song Edward ,by Johnny Horton "honky tonk hardwood floor"
     
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  18. Silver Surfer

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    check out thursday boot co. captain boots. straight forward, very well made, real good traction,, comfy outta the box, and at $200, a good deal....and they make them in human foot widths, as well as wide, for guys like me. i picked up a pair and could not be happier.
     
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  19. B-Man2

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    Hey Carl
    Here’s something I found regarding dubbing and polishing used by US WWII re-enactment guys.
    http://90thidpg.us/Equipment/Projects/Dubbing/
    It talks about polishing after dubbing .
    Hope that helps
     
  20. Carl

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    Bert , thats the article that i read , and the reason i asked about applying polish to them . I just didnt know what to do to get a decent finish on them ?? thanks for thinking about me !! :)
     

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