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

PADDY_M

Active Member
Now , where to find some period correct laces ?? anyone point me in the right direction ???
Froggywentcourting has got original 1940s English brown boot laces. About £3 GBP a pair and in original wrappings. Paddy.
 

Stony

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Hi Stony. If that was to me (regarding the laces) then no. I'll take a photo if that helps but he's got a website.
Thanks, I didn't think they were plastic tipped, but I couldn't tell for sure.

The British made U.S. Army marching boots I posted pictures of had metal tipped laces when I got them, but since one lace was shorter and missing its tip, I got some NOS laces for them. I asked about yours as I'm looking for some with metal tips.

Here is a picture of the original tips. As you can see, the metal tips are crimped onto the ends of the laces.

 
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MikeyB-17

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Aglets is the correct term for shoelace tips. There are any number of places online (Ebay, Amazon) selling metal ones separately for you to crimp on yourself. You can get a tool to do it too.
 

MikeyB-17

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There’s been a pair like that for sale in a vintage shop close to me for months. Beautiful boots, but they’re a size 15!
 

tjoenn

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My boots are shined and ready for next winter.

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Wore the crap out of these as they are so convenient without laces. Cannot tell, though, they seem indestructible, toughest leather I've ever seen. Was thinking today that I may never have to buy another pair of boots again as they all seem to last a lifetime.

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B-Man2

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My boots are shined and ready for next winter.

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Wore the crap out of these as they are so convenient without laces. Cannot tell, though, they seem indestructible, toughest leather I've ever seen. Was thinking today that I may never have to buy another pair of boots again as they all seem to last a lifetime.

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Great Job!!
I’m sending all of my boots to you in Norway whenever they need loving care !!;)
 

tjoenn

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Tjoenn, we have it on high authority that you are leading us on. You never actually wear these boots, but you take them out of the closet once or twice a week to buff them up.
Gary, how did you know??? But seriously, nice and warm today so I'm wearing converse to the office... leather converse, but still embarrasing :p
 
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