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    Posted: 27 Jun 2014 at 1:34am
We have all seen the remarkable work (and the denim porn) on the blog so i thought i would share my experience of the Hand Made CLINCH Engineer Boots by BRASS...

http://upic.me/i/qq/brass_tokyo_red_wing_3.jpg

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You have two choices of last below is the Work Round.



I opted for the Classic Narrow



There is a wonderful choice of leathers, buckles, soles ect

I went with..
Last : Classic Narrow
Process : Hand Sewn Welted
Upper Leather : Horween LATIGO BLACK overdye
Sole : Leather +Triumph 150 Boulevard Plate +HRS
Heel : Biltrite

DS soles, hard wear ect come at additional cost.
The boots are mto usually take 3-4months but currently running at 6months.
Cost is around 100000jpy my boots came to 110000yen + ship.
They ship at full cost and can not be persuaded otherwise so i had to scrub myself in the shower for many hours to remove the feeling i had when border charges came to £198.35

Sizing is a leap of faith they do not have boots in stock to measure but they are very helpful and knowledgeable about their product.
I sent my foot dimensions followed by photo's of my feet being measured followed by photo's of my boots being measured before i trepidatiously settled on the size 10 in the CN Last, quite daunting when you know you are a size 8-8.5 in almost every boot you own. They fit perfectly btw.

Coleslaw described them as "having a dress shoe mentality" i cant think of a better way of putting it.

Here they are..


First impressions out the box.



The Latigo is Peachy in colour lightly overdyed so should wear quickly to an interesting shade.


The saddle leather is ridiculously thick 3mm with 4mm used for the straps.

The pattern has been sympathetically cut using the more consistently black leather for the toe box.



The sole follows some lovely conteurs..


Chocolatey...



Edited by Double 0 Soul - 18 Aug 2015 at 10:13am
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Very nice Double 0. How many pairs of engineer boots do you own now and how do you rate them/which do you prefer?
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^^ Knew that question was coming!

Very nice OO. So many nice and distinctive features on these. Guess I pinpoint that leather as my favorite though.

Wondering why I've never bothered to stop into this shop.........
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awesome man better than any lofgren boots around waaaayy better
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Stunning pair 00, just plain stunning, that leather...
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote rayw44 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 Jun 2014 at 6:04am
Great write up Double O. The boots look exceptional as well. It's really nice to hear your advice that you went up several sizes. I have considered ordering these, but sizing has always been the hold up.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote edmond Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 Jun 2014 at 6:36am
ishmael i can say watever i want to say about a brand
and yes lofgren ia overpriced for the product he is selling specially
the boots and yes you arw lofgrens troll i believe and yes i think you and john
are [PERSONALLY ACQUAINTED WITH] each other aint ya?

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote edmond Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 Jun 2014 at 6:37am
00 you were talking to jun or brass? he did aome of my boots too.
great guy. awesome
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote Sardine Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 Jun 2014 at 6:37am
Great boots Double 0, I like the 30's (?) silhouette of these.  Are the toes meant to age at a different rate? It will be interesting to see how the over dyed leather will age/patina with this technique. 

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote edmond Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 Jun 2014 at 6:39am
from the way it looks its gonna age fast! awesome construction and the leather he chose
is the shit! awesome combo!
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