Roughout advice?

Discussion in 'Related Gear' started by Greg Gale, Nov 27, 2018.

  1. Officer Dibley

    Officer Dibley Well-Known Member

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    Have you owned this make ? Do you have pics of them after some wear ?

    Recommending something if you have no experience of it is rather risky....
     
  2. Bombing IP

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    I suppose I have to answer this .I did not recommend this boot I just simply put it out as another option for someone to look at .
    Secondly we are all big boys and we research before we buy and most people google reviews before they buy then decide ,so where is the risk . I doubt if anyone would rush out to buy because I posted it ! . Lastly I post on many items of interest that I do not own to make other members aware and many thank me for it .

    BIP
     
  3. EmergencyIan

    EmergencyIan Active Member

    Also, you can still purchase those NOS WWIi nylon laces, in quantity for a song. They seem pretty strong. They’re listed as 40 inch laces but I guess they’re a little longer.

    - Ian
     
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  4. Officer Dibley

    Officer Dibley Well-Known Member

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    Wasn't a dig precious. Just seeking clarification :cool: As you say, we all are big enough to do our own research. Bit like going on holiday: i don't take resort recommendations from someone elses google search. :D
     
  5. Bombing IP

    Bombing IP Well-Known Member

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    Well you got your clarification anyway.

    My love filled Twinkie

    BIP
     
  6. Steve27752

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    Yes, a couple of coats of old fashioned dubbin.
     
  7. Carl

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    Any link for where to buy the laces Ian ??
    thanks
    Carl
     
  8. Officer Dibley

    Officer Dibley Well-Known Member

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    Anyone taken the plunge and bought the ones BIP recommended ? Be good to add to the general knowledge with real owner feedback :D

    Cheers,
    Love filled Twinkie :cool:

    PS, Carl, i have some WW2 laces. 40" long. Too short for my 9-hole boots. Happy to send to you FOC. Merry Xmas !
     
  9. Carl

    Carl Well-Known Member

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    PM sent Chap !!!
     
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  10. cornhusker

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    Are the ATF roughouts true to size?
     
  11. Grant

    Grant Well-Known Member

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    For me, yes.
     
  12. B-Man2

    B-Man2 Well-Known Member

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    Pretty much. Maybe just a couple of millimeters wider.
     
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  13. gav

    gav Active Member

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    7A93D78A-B9F4-4629-86D1-DEEA76259433.jpeg I rather like these buzz rickson’s that I picked up at the ELC pop up this year.

    (On the swings at the playground)
     
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  14. B-Man2

    B-Man2 Well-Known Member

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    Nicely broken in.
     
  15. Greg Gale

    Greg Gale Well-Known Member

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    Still pondering.... is there a valid reason to own a pair if I already have a pair of DrMarten's and a pair of service boots? Are they very different in terms of functionality?
     
  16. B-Man2

    B-Man2 Well-Known Member

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    Greg
    Given what you already own and wear, the answer to your question is, there really isn’t any difference in functionality. They just look cool and go nicely with a pair of jeans, khakis or cargo pants. I had a pair of service boots and I opted for the Roughouts. I think they look nicer than the service boots. Just a matter of preference.
    Cheers
     
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  17. Greg Gale

    Greg Gale Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Burt! I’ve heard they’re a bit lighter, therefore more suited for lighter weather. Is that so?
     
  18. Grant

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    Not really Greg. The main advantage and the original reason why the Army and USMC switched to roughout boots, was the water resistant quality of the rough side out hides once dubbed.
     
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  19. Officer Dibley

    Officer Dibley Well-Known Member

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    Some types on here many A-2's when, to all intents and ourposes, the jackets are 99% identical other than colour. They will call each different but 99.999% of the population can't tell the difference.....
     
  20. Greg Gale

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    Oh well, I just pulled the plug on a pair of EpicMilitaria Roughouts. Now the question is whether to SnoSeal or not to SnoSeal...
     
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