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JACOB WELSH - ASSISTANT STORE MANAGER LONDON

 

How long have you worked at RWSSL?

Ive worked for the Red Wing Shoe Store for 5 years this year.  The most enjoyable part of my job is being able to communicate the history of the company and selling the brand to new customers.

I look after the visual merchandising of the store and we have slowly been growing our personal archive of vintage boots and piecing together a small museum and storytelling area out the back of our store which is coming along nicely.

I’ve have been wearing Red Wing boots for 10 years now. The first time I remember seeing them a family friend was wearing a pair 8138’s (6-inch Moc-toe in briar oil slick)  and asked I him where he got them from. I’d never seen this style of shoe before, moccasin stitched front with the white traction sole. The craftsmanship you could just tell was impressive.

Why Red Wing Shoes?

- Timeless style and quality over simply a fashion statement. And not only durability but they are extremely versatile. Out of all the boots and models I own I find the Pecos style for me my go to model. I love this western style boot, with a pair of jeans it can never look bad.

8131 - custom repair, double leather midsole and nitrile cork sole - 6 years

- 8188 - 4 years

- 2015 - Huntsman - 4 years

- 877 - 5 years

- Black tooled vintage Pecos- 1 year

- Black vintage Pecos - 1 year 

- 4327 - RW X EAT DUST COLLAB - 2 years 

8159 - 2 years

- 2268 - 4 years

London based Jacob is first and foremost a drummer and music producer.   He is one of the original founding members of London based electronic soul band "The Hics".

I started playing drums at the age of 4 and at the age of 11 studying as a jazz drummer.  At the age of 13 I started producing my own music and playing in bands which led onto touring with various artists as well as my own projects.

Jacob is also a collector of Vintage Americana clothing (like everyone else who works in the store) and has been collecting for 6 years or so.

My favourite piece would be my 1940s Grais motorcycle jacket which was bought at INSPIRATION. Inspiration is a vintage trade show in LA where collectors, dealers and brands have booths to sell their garments.  Grais is an American leather jacket company form the early 20th century, founded by a Russian immigrant who provisionally started making shoes.  My Grais jacket is made from very thick Horseside, with a great fit.  I love that to the un-trianed eye it looks like your classic motorcycle jacket but it really isn’t.  It’s got so many cool details. 

My other favourite piece in my collection would be my mid 1950’s Levis 507XX jacket which I bought from a good friend of the store, Simon, a few years back.  He got it in America and it was kept in fantastic condition, probably never had a wash just a few soaks so has remained this lovely dark blue colour.  And lastly my mid-1960s 501XX jeans which I wear a lot and fit great with my Pecos style boots.


1 Response

Ken Wixon
Ken Wixon

June 26, 2019

Jacob,
I live in Oklahoma, USA. Want some Red Wing steel toed Engineer Boots. Not sold here for last two years. Your site says “UK sizes”
I need a size 10 U.S.
Do You have a phone number for us Americans to call, and do you take “Pay Pal?”
I have been driving Harley Panheads for the last fifty years, the only real option are Red Wings. Thanx, Mate ! Ken

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Size Guide For Men's Footwear Only

Sizing Guide and Fitting Instructions

ALL SIZES ON OUR SITE ARE IN UK SIZES.

For those of you that are new to the brand, for your consideration, our boots do fit much larger than other brands. More often than not you will drop half to full size in our boots. But, this does all depend on foot shape whether you have a broader or narrower fitting.

If you would like more in-depth information before buying please do contact us at the store and we will do our best to ensure you purchase the correct size for your foot shape.

PLEASE NOTE- WE ADVISE STAYING TRUE TO SIZE IN OUR WOMENS BOOTS. 

 020 7287 5007 or email us at info@redwinglondon.com. 

 

UK 

USA Men's

USA Women's

Europe

2.5 5

34.5

3 5.5

35

3.5

6

36

4

6.5

37

4.5 7

37.5

5

6

7.5

38

5.5

6.5

8

38.5

6

7

8.5

39

6.5

7.5

9

40

7

8

9.5

41

7.5

8.5

10

 41.5

8

9

10.5*

42

8.5

9.5

11

 42.5

9

10

 

43

9.5

10.5

 

43.5

10

11

 

 44

10.5

11.5

 

45

11

12

 

46

11.5

12.5

 

47

12

13

 

48