The Revere Boot is the common riding boot for the majority of the 18th century.
Calf measurement is required. Measure the circumference of your calf and enter it in inches in the box provided. If necessary, the boot will be stretched to accomodate the measurement given.
This boot is built upon a squarish antique last. It has a rounded shank that fits a stirrup well. The shank is held in place by pegs but the rest of the sole is lock-stitched. The Revere boot has a steam-molded front piece and a full calfskin lining. The exterior is polished black calfskin. Two sturdy pull tabs are provided inside each boot.
This Revere has a natural color cuff of heavy, supple glove leather. When the boot comes off the bench, the cuff is turned all the way down. There is plenty of leather cuff for you to easily roll it up to whatever height you desire. The object is to avoid any gap below your breeches or show any of your stocking or breeches band. The functional cuff also may be turned up to protect a rider's knees. The light brown colored cuff is finished differently than the body of the boot so it can be dyed. Use a dye appropriate for oil-tanned leather.
"By 1727 the riding boot leg had become softer and closer-fitting......(the) jockey in close fitting boots with brown top." "The top was turned down below the knee for greater mobility, showing the brown lining. It was soon adapted for fashionable wear." "These are the boots with brown top featured in caricatures of John Bull, the nearest an Englishman has come to national dress." "The top boots worn by Thomas Jefferson, now in the Smithsonian are of this type" -- Excerpts from June Swann's "Shoes" (London, 1982).