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Wellington boots for mess dress
« on: November 22, 2007, 15:32:58 »
I was reading through the dress regs for mess dress. (being the proud owner of a new mess kit and making sure I know how it is worn. I saw that you can have wellington boots with your mess kit... Does anybody know any more details where I can purchase a pair? In halifax at the moment, in Esq in the new year...
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Re: Wellington boots for mess dress
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2007, 17:42:53 »
Contact Boulet boots. The one you want is found here:
http://www.bouletboots.com/pdf_en/institutional.pdf

No. 8280, Congress boot

Same ones we wear with Mess kit and Patrols. The RCMP also use the same boot from what I understand. Very good quality and very comfortable. I think mine were about $125.00.
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Re: Wellington boots for mess dress
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2007, 17:48:46 »
Wellington, and Boot.
Apparently, a "USUAL SUSPECT"

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Re: Wellington boots for mess dress
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2007, 18:52:17 »
You can go with the Boulet version, they do a decent half-Wellington.

However, if you want the real thing, quality workmanship, full length Wellingtons, go to Shipton & Heneage in the UK.  The link is to the US site, there is also a UK site if you google it.  They'll run $250+ depending on exchange but you get what you pay for.  No regrets having got mine a couple years ago after 10+ years in Boulet half-Wellies.

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Re: Wellington boots for mess dress
« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2007, 10:46:52 »
Alternatively, go check your nearest Dacks shoe store - they are a national chain.

I haven't worn Wellingtons (properly quarter Wellingtons) for years and years, but I was in a Dacks store just recently and noticed a pair on display. I didn't check either price or boot-maker (Dacks also carries Church shoes - a first class UK brand) nor did I look to see if they were boxed for spurs, but this is a navy thread so that ought not to be an issue.
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Re: Wellington boots for mess dress
« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2007, 10:52:30 »
I was able to buy the 'boxes' and spurs through the Armour School Kit Shop and have a cobbler in one of the malls in Kingston install them on my 'Boulets'. 

I rather doubt you'll find boots already fitted with boxes at any retail outlet in Canada.  Another option is 'real' spurs that you can find in some kitshops.




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Re: Wellington boots for mess dress
« Reply #6 on: December 15, 2007, 10:54:38 »
Be advised, a true pair of Dacks will cost about the same as your mess kit ;) You have a life long pair of shoes however.
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Re: Wellington boots for mess dress
« Reply #7 on: December 15, 2007, 16:39:42 »
What element are you?  I'm just guessing here, but Halifax/Esquimalt postings usually mean navy...and if so, you can wear your oxfords instead.  Probably will save you a few $.
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Re: Wellington boots for mess dress
« Reply #8 on: July 24, 2008, 13:03:06 »
I was reading through the dress regs for mess dress. (being the proud owner of a new mess kit and making sure I know how it is worn. I saw that you can have wellington boots with your mess kit... Does anybody know any more details where I can purchase a pair? In halifax at the moment, in Esq in the new year...


I have a pair a shoemaker in Hong Kong made for me in 1979, they're in almost new condition because they have rarely been worn. What size do you need?

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Re: Wellington boots for mess dress
« Reply #9 on: July 24, 2008, 13:43:44 »
I got my wellies in Spain in 1986. Nothing beats a well built pair of boots.

Navy spurs??  For wheeling young offrs around the deck?

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Re: Wellington boots for mess dress
« Reply #10 on: July 26, 2008, 02:58:18 »
you can also get a pair of 10 inch wellies from Alberta Boot for about 260/270 or so

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Re: Wellington boots for mess dress
« Reply #11 on: July 26, 2008, 20:39:15 »
Go with Shipton and Henaege.  Fantastic boot, and the real McCoy.  Most people cll Congress boots or Chelsea boots Wellingtons.  Might as well go with what the Duke had in mind.

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Re: Wellington boots for mess dress
« Reply #12 on: January 04, 2010, 22:02:46 »
No boxes needed.....but not sure if I would go for these....see below:

http://www.messdress.com/ishop/820/shopscr1244.html

Worth a look also....

http://www.messkitonline.co.uk/acatalog/NCO_Mess_Accessory_Packs.html

I have a pair of quarter wellingtons (almost brand new) and a pair of Chelsea's (older than I).  But If I was starting over George Boots have my vote....They can be had for 50 pounds here + boxes.

If you buy overseas (UK), make sure they do not charge you VAT.

« Last Edit: January 04, 2010, 22:08:36 by old fart »
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Re: Wellington boots for mess dress
« Reply #13 on: January 04, 2010, 23:14:08 »
Nice necropost Old fart - Blame it on the Oldsheimers.  ;)
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