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Wesco Big Boss
Engineer Boot



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Big Boss This is the popular "Big Boss" Engineer boot. The picture shows a 32" boot with one top buckle and the #100 Vibram lug soles.

First Introduced at IML in 1988 by Big Black Boots these thigh high boots are the ultimate boot in Wesco's line. If you have always wanted to feel the boot leather come up all the way up your legs these are what you want. For the motorcycle or hanging out the look of the one piece black leather shaft has a sleek tough appearance.

The top comes standard with two top buckles and a gusset for adjustment. You decide how you want your boots made with one, two or three top buckles or without a gusset and buckle for a pure leather fitted look. The tops of the boots can be cuffed over for a different look... Arrr Maties. These boots are best worn with tight fitting jeans to reduce pants bunching in the ankle and legs, cut offs can work too once they are broken in.

Fitting these boots takes some care and you should measure them over the clothing you plan to wear with them. Due to the creases that will develop in the ankle and knee areas the height of these boots is made taller than your inseam if you want them to be truly crotch high. For a 30" inseam it is typical to add about 3" depending on your preference for the look of the break in the ankle and height when your leg is bent as this pulls the boot top down some.

Big Black Boots has been measuring customers for these boots and has developed a method to insure the boots look fitted in the thigh and not bulky or baggy. We will send you a proprietary measure form that measures the thigh and leg for the circumference and adjusts this to a pattern that looks fitted. These boots are made from the large oil tanned hides and are not lined or insulated. Leather hides used to line the boots aren't available in large enough sizes, and the boots would be too stiff in the knee area. The thigh high boots can be made in lace up and pull on versions with your selection of buckle, harness ring strap,metal color and rounded or squared toe versions. Maximum height available in all styles is limited to 38" until larger cows become available. These boots are expensive but their quality and durability will not be forgotten.

These boots normally come with two top straps, however one or both can be omitted. The standard hardware on these boots is nickel, however brass hardware may be substituted if you request it or you can choose from the selection of roller buckles.

The shaft of these boots is constructed of a single piece of leather so there are no horizontal seams to mar their unique appearance. When the tops are rolled down, these boots take on a distinctive appearance similar to that of the boots worn in the 17th and 18th century by folks like the three musketeers.

Instead of wearing these over jeans, we recommend using cut-off jeans. The reason is that the material of normal jeans will bunch up at the leg and ankle. That can be be unsightly and uncomfortable. Of course, if you have breeches or modify some jeans to taper the legs like breeches, those would work fine. Stretch "skinny" jeans work as well as breeches.

The boots cost $1,423. This price includes custom fitting of the boot shafts since all Wesco boots over 20" high are custom made to specific leg measurements. Our custom fitting forms give detailed instructions on how to get a correct fit with these unique boots. Here's a brief description of how it's done.

You can expect a pair of these boots to shorten by about 2 to 3 inches as they break in since they flex in both the ankle and knee area. To ensure an accurate fit, this must be taken into account when deciding on the desired height of the boot and when measuring. We recommend deciding on the desired height, then measuring at all of the points marked on the fitting form from the foot up to the knee. The points above the knee are then measured from the desired top position down to the knee. This ensures that the measured areas will be in their correct vertical position after the boot is broken in.

It is not possible to have tall boots over 20" lined or insulated. This is because hides used to line the boots aren't available in large enough sizes, and because the boots would be too stiff in the knee area.

The boots are available only in the oil tanned leather. The silicon tanned hides are not large enough.

When these boots are ordered in very tall sizes, you should consider having them made with no top straps. The straps aren't needed to hold up the top of the boot since they are custom fitted and the buckle may rub against your hand or arm.

The Wesco Highliner lineman boots, Jobmaster lace-up work boots and Harness boots can also be custom made in heights taller than their normal maximum 20" and 18" heights.

Maximum height available in all styles is limited to 38" until larger cows become available.


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measurement form when we send our initial order acknowledgement)

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