S&S x Wesco Van Cleef III Veg Tan Engineer Boot

Full Price:$775

Free USA Shipping on orders over $300


This is a pre-order item.

This boot is made to order - please view terms and conditions for Wesco MTO boots here. Please note that the current turnaround time for MTO boots is now 15+ months

We require a $450 deposit to start production on your boots, and $325 is due when your boots are ready to ship. 

Our Van Cleef series has been our top-selling collaboration with Wesco for several years now. Using undyed vegetable tanned leather - these boots will age dramatically with wear as they darken by exposure to UV light and absorb oils and dirt.

Based on a 1930s style engineer boot from the Wesco archives, the Van Cleef series all feature triple needle stitching on the vamp and heel counter, double needle stitching on the top of the shaft, and our favorite - vee stitching on the back stays. Nordic brass buckles hold the straps together atop a Vibram 700 outsole and heel. Unlike the prior two editions, this one is a full 11” height.

The Natural Horween Essex leather needs no break-in and is instantly comfortable on the foot. It will still take on patina and character in the same as the prior ways. The shaft diameter has been narrowed by 1.5 inches to allow a snugger fit and denims with slim leg openings will fit easily over the boot.

NOTE: This leather is undyed - there will be natural variations in color, texture and grain, and there may be small marks, nicks, spots on the boots which we consider normal.

These boots run 1 width narrow, sizing up to an E width is recommended. Contact us for help with sizing on these boots.

Other and custom sizes available - choose other size/custom and email us to finalize the details.


  • Horween Natural Essex undyed vegetable tanned leather
  • Leather will darken and patina dramatically with wear
  • Stitchdown construction
  • Boots are resoleable and rebuildable by Wesco
  • Unstructured toe
  • Shaft narrowed by 1.5 inches
  • Motor Patrol 1339 last
  • Vibram 700 outsole and heel
  • Natural edge midsoles
  • Spring steel shanks
  • Nordic brass buckles
  • 1” longer instep strap
  • Triple needle vamp and heel counter stitching
  • Double needle stitching at top of shaft
  • Vee stitching on backstay

Wesco Boots Pre-order Policy

  • We require a deposit to guarantee your size. If you're unsure about sizing, please contact us before placing an order.
  • All deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • Pre-orders be made on a different last and with different build specs than what we offered - please contact us for more information.
  • If you have previously ordered a custom fit boot with Wesco, our boots can be built to your custom fit specifications - select other/custom size and contact us to confirm.
  • Our delivery date estimates are subject to change - we'll contact you regarding and delivery date changes.
  • When your order is delivered to us, we email you an invoice for any final deposit required.
  • Final deposit payments must be made within 14 days. If payment is not made within this time, your order may be cancelled and the initial deposit will be forfeited.
  • Any questions? Feel free to contact us.

We reference Brannock sizing for our footwear. The Brannock Device is the standard foot measuring tool for the world's footwear industry. Most better quality footwear stores will have one.

These boots run 1 width narrow, sizing up to an E width is recommended. Contact us for help with sizing on these boots.

Choose 0.5 size smaller than your Brannock device size.

Choose the same size as your Red Wing Iron Ranger or Alden Barrie last size.

Choose 0.5 size bigger than your Viberg 2030 last size.

If you own a pair of Wesco 7400 or 7500 Engineer boots - choose the same size.

If your feet run wider than D width, choose a half size larger than our recommendation above.

Our Oakland and Santa Fe stores are open for cubside pickup. View our curbside pickup info.

Due to USPS service delays, we are shipping most USA orders via UPS Ground until further notice. If you prefer to have your order shipped with USPS, please contact us and we will do our best to accommodate you.

USA Orders

Bandanas, Patches, T-Shirts, Socks, & Hats - $5 via USPS First Class Mail
Curbside pickup: Free
Orders $300 and over - Free shipping via UPS Ground
Orders under $300 - $12 shipping via UPS Ground
Expedited Shipping (1 - 2 business days) via UPS - $40

International Orders

Canada Shipping - Orders under $400
USPS First Class (10 - 15 business days)  - $18
USPS Priority Mail (5 - 10 business days) - $35
DHL Express (2-3 business days) - $55

Canada Shipping - Orders over $400
DHL Express (1-3 business days) - $50

Rest of World Shipping
DHL Express (2-4 business days) - $55