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Civil war "brogans"
« on: August 30, 2020, 09:14:12 AM »
Howdy, who makes a decent reproduction of the CW Brogan shoe? Thanks
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Re: Civil war "brogans"
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2020, 09:14:15 AM »
Hi

I bought my Indian war boots from Missouri Boot and Shoe:

http://www.missouribootandshoe.com/

He does really good work, and the boots are built for your feet.  I have a pair of Cavalry boots, a lower pair of boots to just wear, and a pair of brogan shaped dress shoes.

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Re: Civil war "brogans"
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2020, 09:40:56 AM »
Hi

I bought my Indian war boots from Missouri Boot and Shoe:

http://www.missouribootandshoe.com/

He does really good work, and the boots are built for your feet.  I have a pair of Cavalry boots, a lower pair of boots to just wear, and a pair of brogan shaped dress shoes.

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Re: Civil war "brogans"
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2020, 10:38:44 AM »
 +3 for  MBS

there is also

http://www.fcsutler.com/fcshoes.asp

I had my Cavalry boots 30 years  :o    heavy campaigning ( course my horse did much of the foot work  :) )

Never the less, these boots have served me well in CAS too...
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Re: Civil war "brogans"
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2020, 12:45:06 PM »
+3 for  MBS

there is also

http://www.fcsutler.com/fcshoes.asp

I had my Cavalry boots 30 years  :o    heavy campaigning ( course my horse did much of the foot work  :) )

Never the less, these boots have served me well in CAS too...

Yep, you gotta wonder how many times the HORSE got new shoes.

Part Deaux, get modern soles on your GAF shoes or boots, we're running or at least waddling at higher than normal speed in ankle high or higher grass, weeds, et al.

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Re: Civil war "brogans"
« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2020, 01:28:33 PM »
Add optional heal plates, without heels wear quickly.
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Re: Civil war "brogans"
« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2020, 02:59:56 PM »
Yep, you gotta wonder how many times the HORSE got new shoes.

Part Deaux, get modern soles on your GAF shoes or boots, we're running or at least waddling at higher than normal speed in ankle high or higher grass, weeds, et al.

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Well a set usually lasted two resets so 18 weeks or so ...

and yeah,  I had more than a few slips on leather soles & heels .... the Cav boots are still all leather
but my go to Congress ankle boots are rubber sole for the range
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Re: Civil war "brogans"
« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2020, 03:24:07 PM »
I've been putting 3M (or similar) grip enhancer pads on the forward part of my leather boot soles.  They help a great deal on smooth surfaces but don't last too long.

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Re: Civil war "brogans"
« Reply #8 on: August 31, 2020, 03:33:46 PM »
Yep , I've done that too

I take to wearing these , easy off and on and cooler than knee high boots in the deep south
all leather upper with a Goodyear heel & sole
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Re: Civil war "brogans"
« Reply #9 on: August 31, 2020, 04:14:32 PM »
Yep , I've done that too

I take to wearing these , easy off and on and cooler than knee high boots in the deep south
all leather upper with a Goodyear heel & sole

Not only are those comfortable and look great, but they are "correct for era"!

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Re: Civil war "brogans"
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Re: Civil war "brogans"
« Reply #10 on: August 31, 2020, 06:44:51 PM »
The congress boot (or Congress Gaiter) was very popular in the 19th and early 20th century. These below ankle boots became available circa 1840, and were probably a version of the Balmoral boot, reputedly designed by Prince Albert, husband of Queen Victoria. Once the potential of elastic was realised new boot designs incorporated elastic gussets. The boot’s upper was made from soft kid leather and resembled modern wrestling boots. Some authorities reckoned them to be the most comfortable shoes ever designed. The elasticated sides provided both easy access and neat fit ably assisted by a cloth tab at the back of the heel of the boot. These were to prove so popular with politicians in the US, they were known as Congress boots or gaiters.
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Re: Civil war "brogans"
« Reply #11 on: August 31, 2020, 08:06:33 PM »
+3 for  MBS

there is also

http://www.fcsutler.com/fcshoes.asp

I had my Cavalry boots 30 years  :o    heavy campaigning ( course my horse did much of the foot work  :) )

Never the less, these boots have served me well in CAS too...

I have two pair of Fall Creek brogans. Both more than 25 years old with one resole and reheel. Wear like iron.
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Re: Civil war "brogans"
« Reply #12 on: August 31, 2020, 09:16:24 PM »
I have two pair of Fall Creek brogans. Both more than 25 years old with one resole and reheel. Wear like iron.

This reminds me of the fellow who proudly displayed the very hatchet that George Washington was reported to have used when he chopped down that cherry tree.
It had been lovingly cared for in their family for generations!
"Course the handle had been replaced twice. And the head once, but it was the very one.

History is so rewarding.


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Re: Civil war "brogans"
« Reply #13 on: September 01, 2020, 08:32:59 AM »
This reminds me of the fellow who proudly displayed the very hatchet that George Washington was reported to have used when he chopped down that cherry tree.
It had been lovingly cared for in their family for generations!
"Course the handle had been replaced twice. And the head once, but it was the very one.

History is so rewarding.


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HA, good one....as my wife says, this hobby is an odd bunch, where else would you find grown men discussing fashion around a campfire. We have to be the only ones that own shoes over two decades old. Then still wearing them!
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Re: Civil war "brogans"
« Reply #14 on: September 01, 2020, 08:45:33 AM »
Yes, we tend to be a bit different.  As Sam Perfye said once, "Where else can you wear authentic 19th Century uniforms and discuss classic Bugs Bunny cartoons?"
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« Reply #15 on: September 01, 2020, 09:16:28 AM »
Yes, we tend to be a bit different.  As Sam Perfye said once, "Where else can you wear authentic 19th Century uniforms and discuss classic Bugs Bunny cartoons?"

....if I may, I'll use a comment from a long ago CW reenactment campfire, "truth is, we're all just a bunch of overgrown 10 year olds, now we just have better toys"!
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« Reply #16 on: September 01, 2020, 11:20:40 AM »
Yes, we tend to be a bit different.  As Sam Perfye said once, "Where else can you wear authentic 19th Century uniforms and discuss classic Bugs Bunny cartoons?"

Speaking of Bugs, this month at the USPS they have a special sheet of stamps honoring Bugs Bunny through the decades, if you're a collector. Or just a staunch Looney Tuner.

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Re: Civil war "brogans"
« Reply #17 on: September 01, 2020, 03:58:22 PM »
Don’t look upon them Bugs & Elmer, think about CS vs US.
You wrascallery Reb.
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« Reply #18 on: September 01, 2020, 05:30:33 PM »
Don’t look upon them Bugs & Elmer, think about CS vs US.
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Back in the early 1970's in Junior high, I told some busy body that unless I watched Bugs bunny and the Road Runner Cartoons, I had to go do all of that stuff myself.  Snicker, Snicker.

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Re: Civil war "brogans"
« Reply #19 on: September 01, 2020, 06:59:50 PM »
To totally hijack this thread, I was eating pulled wild turkey today, slow cooked legs an thighs in bbq sauce all on a baked sweet potato.  Microwaving, there were a line of kids, ie mid thirties on to fresh out of college waiting.  Someone asked me what I was cooking.  In my best Taz I replied Wild Turkey Surprise.  They all moved away from me on the group W bench.   They did not understand either reference

 

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