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Question about boot gaiters
« on: Oct 07, 2014, 08:59 PM »
Just had a quick question about boot gaiters. I'm planning on using a set of boot gaiters possibly WW2 style or maybe a style similar to the War Doctor from Doctor Who, I know that you need to cover boot laces which is one of the reasons I'm using them because I plan on going light armor but I see in some photos that people have WW2 style gaiters with lace up sides. Is it okay to use lace up sides on the gaiters and you just need to cover the boot laces, or are the laces on the gaiters a no go? Just need to know before I order or make a pair. Any info would be helpful.

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Re: Question about boot gaiters
« Reply #1 on: Oct 07, 2014, 10:21 PM »
Laces aren't necessarily a no-go for the gaiters. Just keep in mind that you want to look Swarsy. Generally speaking you can't go wrong with WWII gear.

To be on the safe side post a pic or link to the gaiters you're looking to buy. I'll also bounce this off the rest of the team and see what they say but images would really help a lot.

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Re: Question about boot gaiters
« Reply #2 on: Oct 07, 2014, 11:16 PM »
Okay thanks, I was kind of thinking most WW2 stuff works well since a lot of the original weapons and props are made from old WW2 German equipment.
I was thinking something like these.
http://imageshack.us/a/img405/1590/irvh.jpg
or these
http://www.stevedockery.com/wardoctor/gaiters.jpg

 

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Re: Question about boot gaiters
« Reply #3 on: Oct 08, 2014, 09:50 AM »
Got it. Sent the pic to the rest of the team.

I'm thinking you might be good with either of these but we'll wait to see what the rest of the team thinks.

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Re: Question about boot gaiters
« Reply #4 on: Oct 08, 2014, 01:07 PM »
I think if you make a pair like the 2nd, but with poper snaps instead of sewn on buttons it could look good :)

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Re: Question about boot gaiters
« Reply #5 on: Oct 08, 2014, 01:26 PM »
I wear M1938 Leggings(marine colored) that are shown in the first link. They were historically worn with the laces on the outside. I switch it up and wear them facing the inside.

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Re: Question about boot gaiters
« Reply #6 on: Oct 08, 2014, 02:55 PM »
Endor Commandos had laced gaiters, according to the references I used for my wife's endor-inspired kit, so laced gaiters are theoretically acceptable.  Just bear in mind that it's going to be irritating to fiddle with laces.  My old gaiters were laced (laces were under my shin plates) and they're so much better now that they're zipped.

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Re: Question about boot gaiters
« Reply #7 on: Oct 08, 2014, 03:18 PM »
Since they are not boot/shoe laces, you should be fine. Tyno should let you know soon to be 100% sure.

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Re: Question about boot gaiters
« Reply #8 on: Oct 08, 2014, 05:39 PM »
Thanks for all the info, it's helping a lot. I'm leaning towards doing the button up pair if I can find a pattern and get access to a sewing machine.

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Re: Question about boot gaiters
« Reply #9 on: Oct 09, 2014, 09:25 AM »
You're good to go with the laced up gaiters. Proceed!  ;D

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Re: Question about boot gaiters
« Reply #10 on: Oct 09, 2014, 01:32 PM »
Good to know, tanks for all the help!

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Re: Question about boot gaiters
« Reply #11 on: Oct 26, 2014, 12:39 AM »
Dude check out Tanfy leather factory's pattern section they occasionally have free or really cheap patterns for gaiters that work for leather or fabric! Or if they are out of your budget send me a pm and I'll see what I've got.

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Re: Question about boot gaiters
« Reply #12 on: Oct 26, 2014, 02:39 AM »
Dude check out Tanfy leather factory's pattern section they occasionally have free or really cheap patterns for gaiters that work for leather or fabric! Or if they are out of your budget send me a pm and I'll see what I've got.

Thanks! I'll check it out.

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