Hobnails and Heel plates, my encounters

I remember my first pair of concords in the early 1990s. I was all dressed up and had on my first pair of our Concords. I was somewhere in rural Alabama, going to a Southeastern National Rendezvous. I stopped at … Read More

Brogans are also called Jefferson Bootees.

Brogans are also called Jefferson Bootees. The Army used the term “Jefferson”. The reason goes back to Thomas Jefferson: During the French Revolution, large, fancy shoe buckles were considered the mark of the Aristocrats. Shortly, wearing any shoe buckles at … Read More