So for a few years I've been running about with a pair of Corcoran 985 but have never been able to bring myself to cut the flaps off or sand the zippers in fear of destroying the boot.
So in anticipation of receiving what will be my final ultimate GB costume with my Magnoli GB suit that I'm putting together, my mind has began thinking about boots. I have seen older style boots without the flap and brass zippers appear occassionally but never in my size. So I opted to find a pair of Corcoran 1500 boots and also purchase some zippers from info in this thread: viewtopic.php?f=42&t=10506
So I have purchased zippers from the place mentioned here and picked up two pairs of boots (if this works I will modify a pair with brass zippers for GB2)...
And finally after a few weeks of trying, I've managed to find a cobbler who can do the work....So once the zippers get here it will be full steam ahead on this project!
So stay tuned....I'm also nervous that I'm about to ruin a perfectly good pair of Corcoran boots!!!