Friday, September 3, 2010


Boy did I find something good at the thrift store today...
One pair of what looks like unworn late 50's Engineer Boots!

Moc-O-Tan Gold Diggers... With what looks like the Chippewa Indian and the Wolverine 1000 mile registered wear... I'm still researching these.

Look at how sweet this pair is...

Looks like no wear, crisp "fresh" leather. Probably Horsehide.

and really nice craftsmanship on this pair.

So simple in design, but so perfect. Engineer boots are either great or bad, there really is no in between.

Nickel roller on the hardware.

Corded soles. "Ruff Neck" soles

Even has the rivet in them.

And the B.F. Goodrich sole!

Just those perfect details on vintage pair you want to see.

Nice simple "V" on the top.

As you know, if you've read my blog here, I love Engineer boots and even had Wesco make a pair in brown, to just about these specs. Unfortunately, this pair is an 8 1/2 and way to small for my foot, but I can't let some guy who doesn't know what these are buy them... This special pair has to go to someone who knows, and will love this pair...

Engineer boots are a must have in any Vintage Gear Guys Closet, and having a real honest to god vintage pair, is the best way to go!


  1. Nice Moc-A-tan boots. I have an older pair but yours are in a little better condition. Are they still available?

  2. Thanks ZipHtc,

    I'd love to see your pair too. Do you know anything about this brand?

    I've never seen it before, but they sure do make a nice boot.

    These boots sold instantly. I'd love to find a pair in an 11ish...


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