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  1. #101
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flagstaff Foxhunter View Post
    Hi Problem! The link didn't work but I'll look them up. Thanks!
    I know! I just checked it yesterday. Bummer.
    2012 goal: learn to ride like a Barn Rat

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    Leather has changed from the stuff Dehner could get their hands on decades ago. Thanks to modern farming practices, hormones, etc., the supply of the wears-like-iron leather from 40 years ago is gone.
    Hindsight bad, foresight good.



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    Quote Originally Posted by intrepid View Post
    Corky, did you ever have any luck selling your boots?
    Never have gotten rid of them, these things are the plague for me! I just want them gone and can't get $150 in Canada for gorgeous, vintage brown boots in a 7.5R! ARG



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    Quote Originally Posted by Flagstaff Foxhunter View Post
    An ex-Master of my acquaintance is now 93. His Dehner boots were 50 years old when we were still hunting together in the mid-to-late '80s. As far as I know, they're still in good shape. I guess the quality had slipped between the 1930s and the 1960s if yours are failing after only 44 years!
    Indeed! I am still wearing a pair of 'made in England for Abercrombie and Fitch' brown field boots that I got in the mid-1980s. I got them from a friend who found them in his grandmother's attic. Best we could tell, acquired within a few years of the end of WWI. Now, I'll admit, they are ready to blow any time now- last time I had them fixed, boot guy said 'no mas.' But my early 70s brown field boots (Loeb, finally successfully swiped from college roommate a few years ago) are going strong. My Dehner brown topped for whipping in boots (mid-80s acquisition) are just barely broken in!

    Hinderella. Gasp. Never oil boots. But that is a whole 'nuther argument!
    Last edited by Beverley; Jul. 27, 2012 at 12:31 PM. Reason: typo



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    OK, "oiled" for me is a sort of generic term, like Kleenex. I actually use Lexol leather conditioner
    But I will admit to using Tanner's oil on my Western saddle, and i've used mink oil on my everyday shoes. But I've never really known why we don't oil our tack...why?



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    Oiling (or whatever you want to call it) your tack is fine, indeed encouraged.

    Boots- never. Clean w/ sponge and warm water, allow to dry, polish. As per my previous post- it's still working for a pair of 80+ year old boots (admittedly now close to the last use!).



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    Interesting...I actually do not do much conditioning of my everyday boots, but more out of sheer laziness than from any sort of plan When I leave the barn, I hose off the mud. I keep them upside down on boot stands, and when they're looking shabby, polish them.
    I do have Lexol leather wipes that come in a container, sort of like hand wipes, and every so often I use them on both boots and tack.
    I'm hoping to keep the brown Dehners going, at least long enough to take them out hunting once or twice. I suppose if the lining really falls part, they'll still be good enough for everyday riding, at least until they fail.



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    Really - put nothing on your boots except water to clean, and boot polish, and they will last far longer. Lexol, mink oil, saddle soap, neatsfoot oil, whatever...no no no!



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    Since I often see this thread rise to the top, I thought I'd post this link (NOT my boots and not a listing from anyone I know).

    Ladies size 8 brown field boots, look to be in good shape -- maybe scuffed on the inside calf? (I have sasquatch-sized feet, so would never fit me anyway.) The listing isn't titled with "brown" so they may go unnoticed.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Ladi...item1c29edeb09
    Nothing with horses is ever easy or cheap. And if it is, you're doing it wrong. They always rip out part of your soul when they leave. I guess that's how they find us later.



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    Default Where to find treadstep Tuscany brown field boots?

    I need a pair in 6 1/2 with the extra wide calf-can't find a store that can get them in this size (although the sizing chart shows they are manufactured in this size). I need them in the next 6 weeks to start cubbing season. Any suggestions?



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    Quote Originally Posted by Ride2Fly View Post
    I need a pair in 6 1/2 with the extra wide calf-can't find a store that can get them in this size (although the sizing chart shows they are manufactured in this size). I need them in the next 6 weeks to start cubbing season. Any suggestions?
    We all covet brown field boots, but you don't actually need them. Just wait and watch until you find a pair (or save pennies to custom order a pair) and hunt in your dress or black field boots. They won't draw and quarter you, I promise



  13. #113
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    Default Still looking

    Thanks for the replies -- looks like the ones on eBay start at size 7.5 and I'd be swimming in those. Corky, I love your attitude. You ar right that I won't be drawn and quartered but I would love to meet the tradition. So if anyone else has ideas I am still looking.



  14. #114
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    Ride2Fly, try here:

    http://www.foxhunter.on.ca/tackshop.htm

    They special ordered a brown pair for me last year. It took longer than 6 weeks, though. And, just FYI, the foot is pretty big. I could have gone down a while size. But, you can't beat the price!



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    Actually, mine are Treadstone, not Treadstep, though!



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    Default Thanks!

    For the suggestions -am following Muffin's link -will keep you posted



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    Ahh, cordovan. I once lived in cordovan Dehner lace up paddock boots from Bevals. Like 3 pairs.



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    For anyone still looking for brown field boots, here's a great buy on some Dehners (not my listing):

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Dehner-Brown...item3a79a590b0



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    Is it possible to have too many pairs of black/brown/field/dress boots? Is it?????

    I didn't THINK so! That is why I'm on eBay daily.



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    Quote Originally Posted by ManyDogs View Post
    Is it possible to have too many pairs of black/brown/field/dress boots? Is it?????

    I didn't THINK so! That is why I'm on eBay daily.
    Absolutely not! A constant quest.


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