For decades, the Chippewa brand of boots were THE boots to have and wear when riding a motorcycle, hanging out with bikers, or at leather fetish bars & events.
Who else besides me noticed the tough-looking tall Chippewa engineer boots on other guys? The oil-tanned tough-biker looking style, or the patrol boot style on a motorcycle police officer?
For us regular bikers, two serious choices of Chippewa motorcycle boots included…
Hey there… long time no see! I am doing well, though tolerating the below freezing weather here in the Mid-Atlantic has not been that easy after spending a month in Puerto Rico from mid-December through January.
With it being so darn cold, full leather (shirt, jeans, boots, and even a leather tie for closing the gap at my neck) and my favorite Schott or Langlitz jackets are keeping me warm. Also helps to allow me to turn the heat in my house down a bit to save on home heating costs.
While I was in Puerto Rico, I totally “reset myself” and feel much more positive moving forward in my new life. Mind you, I still miss my husband; the grief is less acute, but still there.
For my “2022 reset,” I made plans related to my boots and leather gear. Interested?
So how do you know if boots you have an eye on will fit? What are the magic tips and secrets on boot sizing? More after the jump…
I was saddened to learn that Mike McNamee, former owner of Stompers Boots of San Francisco, died on Thursday, August 23, after a brief illness.
His death was a shock to me. I had last spoken with him by phone in December. I feel badly that I had let so much time pass before trying to get in touch again.
I think it is safe to say that Mike was about the most profound influence on “booting Booted Harleydude” than any other. Read on for some stories…
Loyal readers of this blog and my website visitors know that I own a large collection of boots. Cowboy boots, motorcycle boots, work boots, dress boots. Lots of boots.
I have stated frequently in the past that I wear (most of) my boots. No use in having such a large collection without actually wearing them, eh?
Well… things are changing. I had a look around this past weekend, and realized that…
Happy National Boots Day! At least that’s what my calendar reminds me. I could not let such a momentous occasion go by without recognizing it. After all, …
I am asked from time to time what manufacturers and styles of tall boots I like to wear, and do I enjoy wearing tall boots over my pants, jeans, or breeches. This post is about my preferences for tall men’s boots, especially nowadays where my lower legs have lost muscle tone with age.
There are four basic styles of tall boots designed for men. They are…
These days when so many orders for new boots are placed via on-line ordering systems, it is expected that vendors will send an email to acknowledge placement of the order, provide order details, and information on when to expect delivery. That is common.
What is woefully inconsistent is how vendors communicate with purchasers after-the-sale, especially to confirm delivery.
There are some excellent vendors who communicate very well, and some really bad ones with whom I have experience. Learn more…
A reader wrote to me recently to ask for a link to a video that I produced a long time ago, but remains “evergreen” in its instructions. The video was titled, “Training the Ankles of New Dehner Patrol Boots,” and is applicable to breaking in any pair of boots that have a stiff backstay (a strip of leather that runs up and down the back of the inside of the boot lining to stiffen and support the boot and hold up the top).
The blog post about how to break in tall boots and “train the ankles” was last written in July, 2009. I appreciate my reader’s request for that information again and I will repeat it here, with a few updates.
So, just how should you break in a new pair of tall boots?
I appreciate the blog suggestion from a loyal reader from Belgium. He recently wrote to me to ask,
I was wondering when you wear your knee high boots? Is it always functional, like when riding your Harley? And is it always with the pants tucked in?
This is a great question, and thanks for the blog idea. My answer follows after the jump…