18th century Buckle shoes, shoe buckles, 1812 shoes, 1822 bootee


C & D Jarnagin Company

18th Century

French & Indian Regimental Coat


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.

 

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


 

#FI110        (Early 18th Century) Colonial Buckle Shoe     $280.00

Buckles purchased Separately

(We do not attach buckles due to fitting problems)

For those doing an impression of the first half of the 18th Century we offer the option of having the “counter” (the piece of leather put in the back of the heel of the shoe to stiffen the back) hand sewn with a “tunnel stitch” which is a row of stitching that only goes part of the way through the leather so stitching is not visible on the outside of the shoe. Please note this method  of stitching virtually disappears early in the second quarter of the 18th Century.  

Available in Black (Rough out)

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

Due to the extra work required please allow 4-6 weeks for manufacturing.

 

Item number Shoe options Price
#FI1103E
TRIPLE E WIDTH (This can only be done of Right and Left lasts)
$28.00
#FI110R&L
Made on right and left lasts
$28.00
#FTWA
Brass Buckles for Colonial Shoes
$35.00
#FI11012
Add for size 12 Straight last
$13.00
#FTWD
Add for Armored Heels (a series of nails placed in the heel to help prevent wear.)
$22.00

(We do not like to attach the buckles since without the foot to fit it too we can only guess. If we attach the buckles the charge is $45.00 and they may be a delay.)

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


 

#110RW       Colonial Buckle Shoes (Rev War)       $240.00

Buckles purchased Separately

(We do not attach buckles due to fitting problems)

 

This shoe is produced exactly as the #FI110  without the "tunnel stitching" in the counter.

 

Available in Black (Rough out)

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

Item number Shoe options Price
#110RW3E
TRIPLE E WIDTH (This can only be done of Right and Left lasts)
$28.00
#110RWR&L
Made on right and left lasts
$28.00
#FTWA
Brass Buckles for Colonial Shoes
$35.00
#110RW12
Add for size 12 Straight last
$13.00
#FTWD
Add for Armored Heels (a series of nails placed in the heel to help prevent wear.)
$22.00

(We do not like to attach the buckles since without the foot to fit it too we can only guess. If we attach the buckles the charge is $45.00 and they may be a delay.)

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

 


 

#JS6030 Jefferson shoe     $230.00

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 only.

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

 


 

#6015        1812 Period Low Quarter Military Shoe     $265.00

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 (Smooth out or Rough out)

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

Item number Shoe options Price
#60153E
TRIPLE E WIDTH (This can only be done of Right and Left lasts)
$28.00
#6015R&L
Made on right and left lasts
$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.

 


 

#601522     1822 Bootees  $299.00

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

Item number Shoe options Price
#6015223E
TRIPLE E WIDTH (This can only be done of Right and Left lasts)
$28.00
#601522R&L
Made on right and left lasts
$28.00
#60152212
Add for size 12 Straight last
$13.00

 


Crown soap  4oz of soap in a tin container $9.95

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. 

#PW124        Preservation Wax                           $14.95

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             $16.95

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.

 

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

 


18th Century Stockings 

#RW109C  Solid Colored Cotton Stockings $11.00

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  Horizontally Striped Cotton Stockings  $11.00

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  Vertically Striped Cotton Stockings  $11.00

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

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

 


#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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Revolutionary Period & War of 1812

Online Civil War Catalog

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