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    Posted 2 years ago

    jscott0363
    (431 items)

    Hello everyone at CW!!

    I recently picked up these vintage Abercrombie & Fitch Co. field boots. These were made in England by Frederick Cook, LTD, of whom I've been unsuccessful at finding any information on. I've heard these referred to as hobnail boots, due to the hobnails in the heels.

    I'm told these were made in the very early part of the 1900's. The boots are still in pretty fair condition and still retain their original leather laces and original boot pulls. They're very small sized boots and appear to be a size 5.

    A bit of Abercrombie & Fitch history:
    David Abercrombie founded A&F in 1892 as an upscale sporting goods store. Forming a partnership with Ezra Fitch, the company continued to expand in the new 20th century. Ezra Fitch had been a longtime customer of the Abercrombie store. After Abercrombie left the company, Fitch became sole owner and ushered in the "Fitch Years" of continued success. After his retirement, the company continued under a succession of other leaders until its financial fall and closing in 1977. Limited Brands purchased the ailing brand in 1988 and brought in Mike Jeffries, who revolutionized the image of Abercrombie & Fitch to become an upscale youthful fashion retailer. Today, the company is a multi-billion dollar entity continuing to experience economic expansion through the business continuance of three offshoot growing concepts and cautious international expansion into key luxury markets.

    Thanks for stopping in for a look!!

    Scott

    Comments

    1. Caperkid, 2 years ago
      Ladies boots? Love a great pair of boots :)
    2. jscott0363 jscott0363, 2 years ago
      Thanks Roy!! Yes, I will assume these are ladie's boots or youth boots, due to the small size.
    3. Caperkid, 2 years ago
      Thank you very cool Scotty. Have a great day.
    4. jscott0363 jscott0363, 2 years ago
      Thanks everyone for the loves and for stopping by

      Roy
      Ken
      JImam
      Rick
      Kevin
      Roddy
      fortapache
      Judy
      Mike
      Kyra
      Rob
      and
      Thomas
    5. vintagelamp vintagelamp, 2 years ago
      Love these! They remind me of the 1920s for some reason. Thanks for sharing.
    6. jscott0363 jscott0363, 2 years ago
      vintagelamp,
      Thanks very much! I believe these are from the 20's or 30's.
    7. jscott0363 jscott0363, 2 years ago
      Thanks very much for the loves and for stopping by
      Karenoke
      BB2
      vintagelamp
      and
      Gary
    8. jscott0363 jscott0363, 2 years ago
      Jean,
      Thanks very much for the love and for stopping by.
    9. SEAN68 SEAN68, 2 years ago
      another stunning pair!!
    10. jscott0363 jscott0363, 2 years ago
      Thanks very much SEAN!!
    11. antiquerose antiquerose, 2 years ago
      Did you know you can use a (dry ) Water noodle to store in boots to help them retain their shape while in storage.......just cut to size. Cheap item to buy

      https://sc02.alicdn.com/kf/HTB1n3IEIFXXXXbTaXXXq6xXFXXXb/Manufacturing-company-High-quality-foam-swimming-noodle.jpg_350x350.jpg
    12. jscott0363 jscott0363, 2 years ago
      Thanks Rose!
      I have heard that. I actually had a pair of wooden boot lasts that fit these. Unfortunately, I no longer have the boots or lasts. They sold pretty quickly to an avid equestrian collector.

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