Friday, June 3, 2011

1956 US ARMY UTILITY CAP OG-107

Today it's a cool cap I picked up
It's a 1956 US Army Utility Cap.
It's sadly too small for me, but I bought it with the intentions of making another in my size.
Stamped on the inside.
Front shot.  Not as "peaked" as the Marines wear, but still a fine looking work cap.
I'm getting into vintage caps as of late.  Now that I can somewhat make reproduce them, I'm liking them better everyday...   And people know that's not a modern cap on your head when you're about town....  It's vintage Gear for Guys!

Monday, May 30, 2011

WHITE'S SEMI DRESS CUSTOM PAIR OF BOOTS

Today it's something special for me.
It's my first pair of Whites Boots.
I've wanted a pair of White's boots for about 8 years now.
And I wanted a pair of their "Semi Dress Boots."
It was actually between these and my Wesco Boss, and at the time I went with the Boss.
But now, here they are.  Box Fresh.
Here they are in their simple state... I had Rob over at White's snap a photo of the raw pieces right after they were cut.    Mine are some where in this pile.
And here they are after a week of solid wear.
I had a bit of trouble with the fit of these, as they are like no other boot.   I had to send them back to be stretched and then got them back and they were still not right.
But I read that that's how they kind of are at first.  So I stuck with it, as painful as it was....
and then on the second day, they weren't quite as bad, and the third, a little better...
See they're all leather and will mold to the foot.  So that's what they're doing.  White's has an "Arch Ease" foot system and if you have flat feet like me, it takes some getting use too.
The construction is top notch!
My specs on this pair is Semi Dress Brown Leather, All antique eyelets, natural edge, standard last, and split sole.
And here they are getting me to work on their first day in the Bronco.
 First Day fit pic.
White's Semi Dress are my favorite new boots.   They feel light on the foot and almost like a pair of sneakers.  They look like I bought them in 1940 and well, they're just cool.   They're Vintage Gear for Guys!

Sunday, May 29, 2011

NOS HERMAN SURVIVORS STEEL TOE WORK BOOTS

Today it's a cool pair of vintage dead stock boots I picked up for my son.
A pair of Herman Survivors work boots
Here's the tag.  These are from the early-mid 1960's.
Nicely built boots and he said they feel great out of the box!
Neoprene Cork soles and heels
They look very comfortable.
The original box... a bit musty smelling, but I'm not keeping the box... just the boots.
Sometimes you can find NOS boots and clothing and when you do, get them!  They're vintage gear for guys!