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


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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.

This time around, we’ve had Wesco use their nail down construction rather than stitch down, and we’ve changed up the leather to Horween Essex in Natural. This 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.

In Wesco’s standard stitch down construction the vamp and counter flare out and are stitched to the midsole and the outsole; in naildown, the vamp and counter are wrapped under the insole, and nailed down all the way around the boot. The midsole is then nailed to this stack of leather, and finally, the outsole is attached with a single row on a Rapid E machine. This produces a sleeker boot with a vintage look that can still be re-soled and re-built like all Wesco boots.

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
  • Naildown 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

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.

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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.

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Expedited Shipping (1 - 2 business days) via UPS - $40

International Orders

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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

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