Monthly Archives: October 2015

headerAs soon as the nights start to draw in and leaves on the line becomes a viable excuse for being late for work, I start thinking about what pair of boots will take me through the dark months until the verdant shoots of Spring.

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Celebrating Flight Lieutenant Joseph Humfrey Cheaney

Our new men’s window display is dedicated to Flight Lieutenant Joseph Humfrey Cheaney, grandson of the company’s founder, Joseph Cheaney. IMG_1802Joseph Humfrey Cheaney (sometimes referred to as “Dick”)  joined the company in 1930 and stayed until his retirement in 1981. The new Aviator collection was designed to commemorate his service in the Second World War when he served as a pilot in the Royal Air Force. (more…)

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Toylander Product Display Collaboration

At The Golden Boot we love our window displays and really enjoy collaborating with other businesses to try and bring you something a little unique and different.go_explore_centered_s

Our most recent creation sees us collaborate with a wonderful company called Toylander. Based in South Wales they manufacturer a range of scaled down iconic vehicles for children, they are fully operable and look amazing!IMG_3702

The attention to detail and the quality of the craftsmanship is excellent! If you are interested in making a purchase or want to find out more visit http://www.toylander.com/

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The Jeffery West Collections

Goodyear Welted

Jeffery Wests’ range of traditionally  manufactured shoes with a stitch through the insole to the welt, then welt to sole. 4772 Hannibal  on a chunky rubber sole features signature features with the addition of striking red laces to match the lining.

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The slightly more classically styled double monk Montrose really stands out in it’s rich burgundy flume leather upper.

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Blake Stitched

Blake Stitched construction is a more refined and flexible shoe construction that lends itself well to Jeffery West’s chiselled last shapes, such as  Rochester and Ziggy. Italian made and truly unique standout pieces. The star attraction of the collection is the Icarus shoe  in ‘dirty sober’ red high shine leather.

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Muse and Black Line

Made in Spain this Jeffery West range is all about clean lines. The sole units are cemented leaving a thinner sole with no welt. Signature Jeffery West styling at a lower price point. J936  Chelsea boot on the Scarface last, typifies the collection with wing tip brogue detail on burnished leather upper.

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Mods, Playboys and Jet Setters

Contemporary design in suede finishes complete with the brands signature touches, flashes of red stitching and red lining. ‘Infamous’ modern styling at it’s best! The 19590 ‘Jimmy Loafer’ , available in navy suede and brown suede, is a wear with everything with  classic  loafer.

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Browse our complete collection of Jeffery West shoes, boots and accessories at http://thegoldenboot.co.uk/brand/jeffery-west

 

 

 

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Taking care of your R.W Williams Lachlan Boots

The R M Williams Lachlan boot (previously known as the Drover) is one the toughest boots in the R M Williams collection. The boot is constructed of a one piece oiled leather upper and a goodyear stitch welted heavy rubber sole unit.   We have been stockists of RM Williams for over 10 years and we have watched the range grow and evolve however the Lachlan boot remains one of our top sellers.

The Lachlan boot could be categorised as more of a work boot, although not steel toe or waterproof it is ideally suited to heavy wear and ideally suited to a wearer that requires a boot that can be dressed up or dressed down! Perhaps a customer who needs to visit site but also meet clients in an office environment and then have a beer with friends in the evening. If this is you then the R M Williams Lachlan is the boot for you!

One of the first pair of R M Williams boots sold at The Golden Boot was to me. Here are my Lachlan boots!

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I only wear these boots occasionally yet they are one of my most comfortable pairs. My maintenance regime is a bit of a disaster, in fact I haven’t done anything to these other than wear them. I thought they would be the ideal pair to demonstrate what the best way to look after them is and to practice what I preach to customers!

Its worth noting that the Lachlan boot is made with an oiled leather. This is intended to be water and stain resistant. I am not trying to achieve a high shine finish as the boot is designed to be a little vintage in appearance and that’s how I want to keep them.

 

Step 1

Place shoe trees in the boots

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Step 2

Using a Dasco suede brush, remove any loose dirt/debris from the upper.

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Step 3

Using fresh water and the rubber bristled part of the Dasco suede brush remove and heavy dirt/debris from the upper and sole. Always allow the boots to dry out naturally.

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Step 4

Dry using kitchen towel

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Step 5

Once the boots are dry, using a small damp foam sponge apply small amount of the R M Williams Saddle & Leather Dressing to the upper, also work the Saddle dressing into the welt of the boot. Please remember a little goes a long way, remember the old adage “you can always put more in but it’s more difficult to take out”! In short the more you apply the darker the boots will become.

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Step 6

Allow the Saddle & Leather Dressing to dry and then with a dry cloth remove any residue. Then buff the boots to a shine.

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