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PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2021 2:00 pm    Post subject: Luke Skywalker ROTJ Boots Reply with quote

Hello all,

I've got most of the costume sorted, but my main issue are the boots. I'm in the UK and I'm having trouble finding a good pair, could anyone point me in the right direction?

I found these on eBay - https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Regent-long-leather-riding-boots-Size-8-1-2-/133874023465?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49286&mkrid=710-127635-2958-0

Would these be acceptable if I coloured the little bit of stitching black?

I'm just unsure where to get them from.

Any advice would be highly appreciated
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2021 3:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not a judge, and I'd have to look a bit more closely later to say for sure, but I think those are a decent option. Or something similar. If you can find one without the white stitching, that would be better. I use a regular pair of knee high black riding boots. I also found mine on eBay.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 14, 2021 7:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You'd need to do something about the white stitching on the side, but they might work.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 14, 2021 8:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Would colouring the stitching in black be acceptable? Like I say I'm just having an issue finding a decent pair
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 14, 2021 11:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DefinitelyNotASith wrote:
Would colouring the stitching in black be acceptable? Like I say I'm just having an issue finding a decent pair


Probably. It will be hard to dye, though, as thread is usually at least partially polyester. But ye olde Sharpie might do the trick.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 20, 2021 6:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So I was unable to buy the other boots, would these ones be okay?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Aigle-Ecuyer-Coupe-Saumur-Long-Black-Riding-Boots-Size-42-/393357442171?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49286&mkrid=710-127635-2958-0

I'm unsure as to whether the boots need a straight cut at the top, or if something like that would be acceptable?

Is leather or rubber better?
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 20, 2021 11:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DefinitelyNotASith wrote:
So I was unable to buy the other boots, would these ones be okay?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Aigle-Ecuyer-Coupe-Saumur-Long-Black-Riding-Boots-Size-42-/393357442171?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49286&mkrid=710-127635-2958-0

I'm unsure as to whether the boots need a straight cut at the top, or if something like that would be acceptable?

Is leather or rubber better?


For comfort I would go with leather. It can be shaped to your foot for a solid fit. The rubber would also run a bit hot.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 21, 2021 3:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ionicdesign wrote:
DefinitelyNotASith wrote:
So I was unable to buy the other boots, would these ones be okay?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Aigle-Ecuyer-Coupe-Saumur-Long-Black-Riding-Boots-Size-42-/393357442171?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49286&mkrid=710-127635-2958-0

I'm unsure as to whether the boots need a straight cut at the top, or if something like that would be acceptable?

Is leather or rubber better?


For comfort I would go with leather. It can be shaped to your foot for a solid fit. The rubber would also run a bit hot.


I've seen folks approved in both, but leather is nicer. And I'm not sure on your question on the cut of the top of the boots.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 21, 2021 6:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah thank you,

Also what I mean is the top of the boot. Does it matter if the top of the boot has a slant (I've noticed some riding boots have the leather come up higher on one side of the leg, if that makes sense?)

I know that Luke's is pretty straight, but I'm just wondering how strict the standards are.

I'm sorry if my description is bad 😂
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 21, 2021 6:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-Regent-Black-Leather-Riding-Boots-Size-8-5-38cm-Calf-/324789741331?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49286&mkrid=710-127635-2958-0

I did find these, but they are in need of some loving. Thoughts?
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 21, 2021 6:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DefinitelyNotASith wrote:
Ah thank you,

Also what I mean is the top of the boot. Does it matter if the top of the boot has a slant (I've noticed some riding boots have the leather come up higher on one side of the leg, if that makes sense?)

I know that Luke's is pretty straight, but I'm just wondering how strict the standards are.

I'm sorry if my description is bad 😂


I understood. I'm unsure of the answer.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 22, 2021 3:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In a perfect situation you'd want ones to match the reference.

Where the trousers blouse a little there, it might not show much either way.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 22, 2021 4:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A little slant is fine, just avoid going overboard. Wink
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