jackboot

(from the article `dress`) ...garters replaced points. Both men and women wore stout leather shoes with medium heels. Men also wore French falls, a buff leather boot with a ...
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Jackboot

The term jackboot denotes two very different styles of military boot, the cavalry jackboot and the hobnailed jackboot, and its derivatives. ==Cavalry jackboot== The term originally denoted tall winged leather cavalry boots, which had been "jacked" or reinforced against sword blows by use of chain mail sewn into the lining of the leather. The win..
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