Posts Tagged ‘steve mcqueen’

Tuetels Schmuetels | Shaw Speed & Custom

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

In my search for a pair of boots I’ll confess that I actually googled ‘Steve McQueen Boots’. While I didn’t particular like any of the boots he was fond of wearing, it did send me down the internet rabbit hole into the world of motorcycles.

I have a very brief history with motorcycles. I owned a 50cc mini bike as a child and was about as close a person can be to purchasing a motorcycle 6 months ago. I had a trailer on the back of my truck and cash in my pocket. If not for a transmission that began hemorraging in front of the motorcycle owners home I would own it now. As it turned out, I moved, I bought a boat, and I haven’t thought about a motorcycle since.

This bike from England’s Shaw Speed & Custom is just the sort of motorcycle that could get me thinking about another purchase.

-Christian

 

Oakstreet Bootmakers

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

I’ve been on a bit of a quest of late to find a pair of boots that will get me through 3 seasons of unpredictable weather here in New England. Along with the weather, I’ve been hoping to find a pair that will be as functional on my boat as they would be in a nice restaurant.

The current frontrunner in my personal boot derby is a pair from Chicago bootmaker Oakstreet Bootmakers.   While they are ungodly expensive I  subsribe to the philosphy of buy the right things, not a lot of things. So, I’m willing to fork over the money that will last me years to come.

Also, under heavy consideration is the Wabasha boot from Redwing.

- Christian