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PostIcon Posted on: May 21 2014,19:25  Skip to the next post in this topic. Ignore posts   QUOTE

Hey guys, I'm just wondering what sort of surplus jackboots can be used for a German impression.  I found a pair of German post-war jackboots that fit like a glove, that aren't the E. German production.  They feature very fine black leather, leather sole w/rubber tread for the forward portion & heel irons for the back.  They look like this:

http://www.troph-e-shop.com/media....597.jpg

Are these acceptable?
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PostIcon Posted on: May 22 2014,08:23 Skip to the previous post in this topic. Skip to the next post in this topic. Ignore posts   QUOTE

Those look fine.  Perhaps those are officer's boots but maybe not.  But better than many wear and so allowed in my book.  :)

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PostIcon Posted on: May 22 2014,08:27 Skip to the previous post in this topic. Skip to the next post in this topic. Ignore posts   QUOTE

They look comfortable.  They are used West German.  I've seen worse in impressions.  They're fine for Airsoft and probably fine for HRS events although technically they aren't proper reproductions.  If you have a Safety and Authenticity Officer who is having a bad day they could call you on it.  How much are they and will they fit you?

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PostIcon Posted on: May 22 2014,13:06 Skip to the previous post in this topic. Skip to the next post in this topic. Ignore posts   QUOTE

Finn,
    Once the shine wears off in the field they will be OK. It's nice to see the heal plates are on them. East German post war boots come with rubber heals. For the Neillsville High Grounds WW 2 Camp on June 27-28th I will be a US Army 1st. Inf.Div. soldier. I can bring my whole German kit as a loaner for you.

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That's excellent, thanks Troy, I really appreciate it!

I bought them today from the Sportsman's Guide for only around 35 dollars.  In addition to that, I got an East German enlisted man's belt: so for really cheap, I got the nice weathered look of a used belt, and now just need to buy a repro buckle.  But the boots are hardly worn at all: no creases in the leather even, and fit like a glove.  However, I can't really fit my pants down the shaft of the boot, so I'll need to take them in to a cobbler to get them widened a little bit.  I plan on wearing them everyday to break 'em in by the June event.  Someday I might consider some repro jackboots, as the toe shape difference in these ones is pretty noticeable in my opinion.  

Next on my list is to get an overseas cap, as I just feel like one of those would suit my personal appearance better than an M43 cap.
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PostIcon Posted on: Dec. 16 2014,14:13 Skip to the previous post in this topic. Skip to the next post in this topic. Ignore posts   QUOTE

Since uniform discussions have been a bit active I thought I would add this link for proper Jack Boots.

http://www.robertlandhistoricshoes.com/servlet....45+WWII

He is reasonably priced considering his level of quality. áI would consider his boots once my Grigsby boots die.


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Wowee, those are fancy!  They look exactly like originals.
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PostIcon Posted on: Dec. 17 2014,00:16 Skip to the previous post in this topic. Skip to the next post in this topic. Ignore posts   QUOTE

These look better than what At the Front was offering and the price quite reasonable.
Since most of the links on the MOA home page are kaput and vendors like Grigsby disappeared owing money for orders, perhaps it is time to update and post new vendors such as this?
While updating, it might be worth considering adding member photos?
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I just ordered a m42 tunic today, I can post pic(s) after it arrives.  I'll need to add my own collar patches and chest emblem however.
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PostIcon Posted on: Dec. 20 2014,22:27 Skip to the previous post in this topic.  Ignore posts   QUOTE

If someone wants to go through the links on the homepage and give me an updated list, I can get them updated.
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