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boots?
« on: Jun 25, 2010, 07:35 AM »
can we use knee high boots like these because im gona get them anyway for halloween so i can do a imperial officer so i wanted to know if i could use them for a mando costume too

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Re: boots?
« Reply #1 on: Jun 25, 2010, 11:25 AM »
Lace free is the way to be! Those should work just fine.

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« Reply #2 on: Jun 25, 2010, 11:31 AM »
alright thanks man

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« Reply #3 on: Jun 25, 2010, 03:41 PM »
For a Mando those could work.  Not really good for an Imperial Officer though unless you lose the bell.  Hard riding boots are the way to go for those.

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Re: boots?
« Reply #4 on: Jun 30, 2010, 08:22 PM »
What about German Jackboots? I do WWII reenacting (3rd Armored and AfrikaKorps) and was wondering if those would work for an Imperial Officer. I use them with my Mando from time to time, and personally think that they look good with my kit.

The jackboots I bought were East German Officer boots, and only cost $50 USD. ;)

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« Reply #5 on: Jun 30, 2010, 09:38 PM »
The riding boots were worn by the olive-khaki-uniformed officers, like Tarkin and Piett and Veers. The jackboots were West German Border Guard (Bundeswehr) boots of the 1960s/'70s style and they were only worn by the black-uniformed Stormtrooper officers. Here are mine, thanks to Tomoe (who I still need to repay for shipping costs >_> ).

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Re: boots?
« Reply #6 on: Jul 01, 2010, 01:45 PM »
Those are neat. In that case, the WWII accurate jackboots will not work because they don't have that buckle, and they have a different shape. Oh well, I could always use another set of jackboots.  :D

Thanks Jonah. ;)

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« Reply #7 on: Jul 01, 2010, 04:50 PM »
The riding boots were worn by the olive-khaki-uniformed officers, like Tarkin and Piett and Veers. The jackboots were West German Border Guard (Bundeswehr) boots of the 1960s/'70s style and they were only worn by the black-uniformed Stormtrooper officers. Here are mine, thanks to Tomoe (who I still need to repay for shipping costs >_> ).

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Only been like 6 months now hasn't it?

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« Reply #8 on: Jul 01, 2010, 06:24 PM »
Yeah... >_> I asked her to pick them up for me, but hold off on sending them until I could pay for that. And she sent them anyway. Breakdown in communication. I paid for the boots right off, and told her I'd get the shipping amount to her as soon as I could. I hadn't thought it woudl take this long (IRL drama going on since late February that has now, for good or ill, pretty much wrapped up, but she should have her PayPal notification within the next couple hours.

Back on topic -- Drake, do you have pics up of your boots? They might be "close enough" to pass 50st CRL standards.

And Draul -- do those boots you showed in the first post have the cuffs able to flip up? Or are they fixed folded over like that? Swashbuckler-style boots might be nice with armour plates on them... but I'd say in the "up" position. Folded boot-cuffs dont' look very Mando to me (and certainly not Imperial).

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« Reply #9 on: Jul 02, 2010, 07:44 PM »
I have a pair of the East German Parade boots and they look spiffing with Star Wars costumes like Rebel Fleet Trooper. 

However my first Dragon*con I wore them and was staying 5 blocks away from the Hyatt.  I had forgotten I had insoles in them and they pushed my feet up higher in the boot than expected.  End result?  Was not pretty.

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Re: boots?
« Reply #10 on: Jul 02, 2010, 10:03 PM »
Here they are:


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« Reply #11 on: Jul 02, 2010, 10:15 PM »
What about German Jackboots? I do WWII reenacting (3rd Armored and AfrikaKorps) and was wondering if those would work for an Imperial Officer. I use them with my Mando from time to time, and personally think that they look good with my kit.

The jackboots I bought were East German Officer boots, and only cost $50 USD. ;)

actually i did some searchin around and for the imperial officers they used real WWII german officer boots for them  but i wanted to go auth and the ones i find that are auth not repros are like $500 and i cant find 12-13 (i have big feet) but repos are like 100 bucks where i find them unless u get a full WWII german officer costume for reenactment and its like 800 for the hat tunic pants boots and some other stuff

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Re: boots?
« Reply #12 on: Jul 02, 2010, 11:10 PM »
Well I, Sir, am your link to all things WWII.   ;D
Here are where I got mine (Guard boots), but they only go to size 11.  :-\

http://www.tridentmilitary.com/German-WW2/Field-Gear-Boots.html

The $500 pair you keep finding are dead-on repros, and usually come in brown. The reason for this is because German soldiers applied black shoe polish to make them black.

I would not suggest you buy any boots that are East German. If you are looking for WWII accurate boots, the EG boots are not accurate at all. They usually have a pebbled finish, where in WWII they were smooth. (As with Imperial Officer boots)

How much money are you willing to pay? The German Guard boots are the closest to WWII era jackboots, so $70 dollars will be the cheapest. I have many more links, but the prices are $200 and up for WWII era repros.  :-[

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Re: boots?
« Reply #13 on: Jul 02, 2010, 11:26 PM »
Hey, you can make some good money off of nick'ing soldiers boots. Look at Corpral Nobby Nobbs.  ;D

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« Reply #14 on: Jul 03, 2010, 07:40 PM »
Fact:  Costuming and reenacting is not a poor man's game. 

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