1820's Shoes, Bootee, Brogans, Socks, Shoe Care


C & D Jarnagin Company

19th Century

Footwear


Leather Preservation  Please follow this link for more information on the care and feed of leather.

To see how to attach the buckles please follow this link.

The Colonial Shoe is a low quarter shoe for the late 18th Century.  These reproduction shoes are based on recovered examples from a New York area military camp as well as our most recent research.  Information may be found in Sketchbook '76, sunken ships, and originals from private collections.

Our shoes are formed on "Straight Last" meaning there will be no left or right when new.  Be sure to wear the shoe on the same foot to form them to your feet properly.  made from "Oak Tanned leather with a two piece back, squared toe, pegged heels, welted and sewn soles.  These shoes will give many years of excellent use.

 

Special Note: DO NOT PUT YOUR FEET CLOSE TO OR IN THE FIRE. You will bake the soles and cause them to dry up and crack open. At this point there is nothing to be done to repair them.


#6015 1812 Period Low Quarter Military Shoe    $193.50

The buckle shoe had passed from the military scene by the time of the War of 1812.  The Militia, however was still equipped with low quarter shoes.  The information for this shoe was provided by an 1812 militia unit.  This example has two lace holes pierced.  As all of our shoes, these are hand made of high quality leather.  The need for taller footwear was recognized and compensated by wearing of the half gaiters.

Available in Black

Available in Size 7 through 12 and Half sizes 7 1/2 through 11 1/2

#60153E   EEE Sizes are available but they will have to be made on right and left lasts.  Add $28.00

#6015R&L  Made on Right and left lasts Size 12 1/2  in "D" width are available.  Add $28.00

#601512        Add for Size 12  Straight last             $13.00

We are only make smooth out shoes upon special request. Please call or write for more information.


Crown soap-  4oz of soap in a tin container $6.95

We are now offering this period soap for cleaning leather.  This is based off a period recipe for soap liked by harness makers.  This is not like modern saddle soaps but instead is mostly made from cod oil.  This type of soap will clean the leather but not be harsh enough to damage the leather.   Leather items should be cleaned with soap several times a year in order to prevent the build up of dirt and other things that will damage the grain surface. 

#113      Neatsfoot Oil 8 fl. oz. 100% pure              $6.95

#PW124        Preservation Wax                            $12.95

This is specially designed product to give you maximum life out of your leather items.  This is the clear wax, for use on russet items.  This wax contains a natural mold and mildew inhibiter, along with protection from insect damage.   

 #BPW125        Black Preservation Wax              $15.95

This is specially designed product to give you maximum life out of your leather items.  Lamp black has been added to help maintain the black color of your leather items.   This wax contains a natural mold and mildew inhibiter, along with protection from insect damage.   

 


#JS6030 Jefferson shoe     $193.50

These are copied from a drawing of the shoes Thomas Jefferson wore at his inauguration in 1801.  These are a shoe that comes 2” above the ankle, as described in a book on riflemen printed in 1812.  This must have been a common type of work shoe since I have seen styles similar as early as the mid 1700’s.   These are listed as shoes sometimes and other as boots, but the truth is they are bootee which means taller than a shoe but shorter than a boot.    These would have been made with a welted and sewn sole since pegged sole did not come in till 1818. We do not make these shoes in smoothout. These are offered in the correct waxed leather or rough out finished to look smooth.

jefferson shoe side view

 

Available in Black

Available in Size 7 through 12 and Half sizes 7 1/2 through 11 1/2

Item number Shoe options Price
TRIPLE E WIDTH (This can only be done of Right and Left lasts)
$28.00
Made on right and left lasts
$28.00

We are only make smooth out shoes upon special request. Please call or write for more information.


#601522     1822 Bootees  250.00

In 1822 the US army switched from a low shoe to a taller version to end the need for the half gaiters.  This is lower mid calf bootee having 8 lace holes.  These are offered in straight last welted and sewn sole as the originals.  As all of our shoes, these are hand made of high quality leather. 

Available in Black (Smooth out or Rough out)

Available in Size 7 through 12 and Half sizes 7 1/2 through 11 1/2

#6015223E   EEE Sizes are available but they will have to be made on right and left lasts.  Add $28.00

#6015R&L  Made on Right and left lasts Size 12 1/2  in "D" width are available.  Add $28.00

#60152212               Add for Size 12  Straight last             $13.00

We are only make smooth out shoes upon special request. Please call or write for more information.


Straight Last Bootee (Brogans)

(This is not a stock shoe. Each pair will be made to order. Allow at least 30 days for delivery)
This shoe is useful for the Mexican War period and the Civil War period (Confederate Service as well as civilian impressions). This is the most common outdoor type of shoe of the first half of the 1800's. Our shoe is patterned from an original in our collection which is like the one found in front of Fort Jackson, Georgia.

These brogans are available in Black. There are no "lefts" and "rights" to these shoes. They are made on straight lasts. ( A "last" is a block or form over which a shoe upper is drawn and shaped.) Laces are provided. Since they are made of the finest natural leather they quickly form to whichever foot you regularly wear them. Soles are pegged as original.


Special Note: DO NOT PUT YOUR FEET CLOSE TO OR IN THE FIRE. You will bake the soles and cause them to dry up and crack open. At this point there is nothing to be done to repair them.


Sizes Available:      7D through 12D and 1/2 sizes available 7 1/2 through 11 1/2.

#101DRP      Straight Last Brogans (Double Row Pegs) Black            $159.95

#R101DRP      Straight Last Brogans (Double Row Pegs) Russet        $189.95

#1003E      Add for any size EEE              $13.00

We can not make wide sizes on a straight Last.  We can make the upper like this bootee but it will need to be on the Right and Left pattern in order to get a wider width.


#10012UP      Add for Size 12 and Up              $13.00

We are only make smooth out shoes upon special request. Please call or write for more information.

Crown soap-  4oz of soap in a tin container $6.95

We are now offering this period soap for cleaning leather.  This is based off a period recipe for soap liked by harness makers.  This is not like modern saddle soaps but instead is mostly made from cod oil.  This type of soap will clean the leather but not be harsh enough to damage the leather.   Leather items should be cleaned with soap several times a year in order to prevent the build up of dirt and other things that will damage the grain surface. 

#113      Neatsfoot Oil 8 fl. oz. 100% pure              $6.95

#PW124        Preservation Wax                            $12.95

This is specially designed product to give you maximum life out of your leather items.  This is the clear wax, for use on russet items.  This wax contains a natural mold and mildew inhibiter, along with protection from insect damage.   

 #BPW125        Black Preservation Wax              $15.95

This is specially designed product to give you maximum life out of your leather items.  Lamp black has been added to help maintain the black color of your leather items.   This wax contains a natural mold and mildew inhibiter, along with protection from insect damage. 


18th Century Stockings 

#RW109C  Cotton Stockings  $11.00

Solid Colored Cotton Stockings - Adult size 9-11 and come in the following colors (Left to Right, Top to Bottom): Brown, Light Blue, Maroon, Dark Green, Olive Drab, Bright Red, Charcoal, Mustard, Black, Natural, Dark Blue, White and Bright Blue


#RW109CS  Striped Cotton Stockings  $11.00

Horizontally Striped Cotton Stockings - These stockings are the same weight as my Heavy Weight Cotton Stockings, but are only available in one size are come in the following colors (Left to Right): Red/Black, Brown/Black, White/Black, Blue/Black, White/Brown and Mustard/Black.


#RW109CVS  Striped Cotton Stockings  $11.00

Vertically Striped Cotton Stockings - My newest product, these Vertically striped stockings are lighter than my heavy-weight stockings, but heavier than the light-weight and are available in three colors with more coming soon (Right to Left): Grey, Red and Blue.


#RW109W  Wool Stocking   $23.50

Wool Stockings - These heavy-weight wool stockings are available in one size only and come in the following colors (From Left to Right): Dark Blue, Grey, Natural, Green and Brown

#108      Period Insoles              $11.00 per pair

These insoles are made, like the original examples in our collection, of sheet cork and heavy cotton drill with cotton taped edge. They prevent the friction which causes foot injury on the march. Specify.
Straight Last Version or Regular Version and size.


#109      Gray Wool Socks              $14.50

These are a gray wool sock with cotton toe and heel.

One size fits most.



#120      Shoe Trees              $4.95 per pair


#120        Shoe Trees        $4.50

You should keep shoe trees in your shoes at all times to extend the life of the upper.  Adjustable from size 6 to Size 13.


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