Frye 3572 Boots

This striking boot is a model 3572 Frye 12.5″ tall riding boot done in deep chestnut-brown premium Frye leather.

This style is similar to the popular campus boot but with a narrower toe which is slightly rounded (somewhere in between a square toe and a point). This boot also has some nice lines which differentiate it from the campus model. The vamp extends high up the ankle and does not continue to the side seem. Side seems are covered in a strip of leather and the heel panel extends from that a few inches up from the sole. They are lined with very soft white leather and have internal nylon web pulls. The sole is all leather, with 1.75″ stacked leather heel (including rubber heel sole).

These boots are not “black label” but were probably made shortly there after the label switch. This is evident by the heel markings which use the company name as well as the logo. Predating boots with just the twin F logo.

These boots are currently available on the BCV eBay Store.

Red Wing 27022 Steel Toe Boots – USA –

These boots, marked 27022, are seemingly rare and I have found no further information on them. They are a 5″ high, four eyelet, three loop lace-up with steel toe and one inch heel. The soles are a gum composite stamped Red Wing on both sole and heel with a tread pattern made of tiny Red Wing logos. All markings are contained on the inside ankle of the boot and not on the tongue. The single label on the inside of the boot suggests they may be from the 60s or 70s, though the look of this pair out dates that. The welt is a rubber, “storm” type around the front and leather around the heel.

These are the boots of which heritage lines are made.

Currently available on the BCV eBay Store..

Vintage Levi’s 501 Big E Selvedge Jeans

Levi’s Big E sevledge 501s, no patch. Double sided LEVI’S red tag. Single stitched back pocket, double coin. Top button marked with an 8.

Not exactly sure the year of manufacture on these jeans, but the lack of rivets on the back pocket and double stitched coin pocket suggests these came towards the end of the big E run. These jeans also have a pretty high-rise from the crotch to top of the jean.

These jeans have that great look only obtained with age.  Major holes on the right leg with the knee hole spanning almost seam to seam. Left leg is worn heavily from the bottom of the pocket to the knee. Great denim patches of varying sizes on each leg. Another small hole on the back of left leg an upper right side hip.  Crotch wear is not too bad, though there is a small hole. Stitching is complete still.  Great whiskering around the crotch.  Some stains and some dirt that would probably clean off.

Actual measurements:
Inseam 29″
Waist 35.5″
Rise from crotch to top of waist 11.75″ front 15″ back
Top of waist to leg hem 38.25″

Deadstock 1960s Chippewa Steel Toe Engineer Boots

This is a pair of deadstock Chippewa Steel Toe Engineer Boots. Black Label includes Chippewa Falls Wis. These boots can also be dated by the ANSI ( American National Standards Institute) 1967/75 marking. Sturdy split leather uppers with nickel hardware, steel toe, stitched leather mid-sole.

These boots are unworn as evident in the pristine Vulcan Neoprene Heel and Nitrene Sole. Uppers do have some light scuffing and wear from sitting around for 40 years but are otherwise in great shape. These boots could be polished to a shine if desired.

Inside markings:
ANSI
Z4L1-1967/75
9EE 3045
7863

Measurements:
heel height 1.75″
shaft height 11″
Heel to Toe (sole) 11.75″
width at ball of foot (sole) 4.25″

Danner 6490 Hiking Boots

This is a pair of Danner 6490 Hiking Boots. This boot is the predecessor to the Mountain Light boot and dates back to the 1970s.

This Boot features:

  • premium handcrafted leather uppers
  • soft leather lining
  • Danner’s tri-fold tongue design similar to that of the Mountain Light with a less final height on the tongue
  • Leather sole with nailed Vibram sole
  • 4 swivel D ring, 2 hook lace

Stamped inside:
Size 9 1/2 D Style 6490 Lot 2559 Danner

Chippewa USA Crepe Sole Chukka Boots

Vintage Chippewa USA 3-hole chukka boots.  These boots consist of a basic two-piece split leather upper welted to a neoprene oil resistant sole. The tongue is gusseted to the boot sides making  the boot more weather resistant.

Older black label containing Chippewa Falls, Wis sewn to right tongue. Other markings inside include the following:

8D 9944
4025