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The SF makeups ship to LA Guy first, so you shouldn't have any issues with customs.
Who the fuck are you the polite policewoman?
To be fair, I've heard of significant quality control issues coming out of Julian, and they're also Goodyear-welted boots, not stitch-down constructed ones. I've heard claims that Julian isn't making the boots and that production is outsourced to Mexico.
At $400-500, fit and finish is not something White's is overly concerned with. Their principle demographic is firefighters and loggers. They're not Viberg, and they're not catering to the fashion market. White's Boots boots are incredibly well-made, and I doubt you'll see any flaws on a pair that impair the durability of the boot, but things like sloppy welt termination and sole stitching, and variations in heel shelf aren't out of the norm. Here (http://imgur.com/a/zB1wF)...
I think we could still get hit with duties from Viberg purchases if the materials aren't from North America, but I don't know if I've ever seen it happen.
Worth is subjective, but if wings+horns isn't selling very much at full-price, and everyone is waiting for sale season, the brand is likely overpriced, at least in the context of this forum. Products are worth what people will pay for them.
Homes are destroyed; people have died—let's celebrate with a sale!
I'd be surprised if you couldn't sell it for retail if you tried it on. I've seen the Leffot x Viberg shell boots go for more than retail on the secondary market.
If you want a pair of dressy boots that can be worn with a suit, White's is grossly inappropriate. I think even more so is roughout with a navy CXL. If you want boots that are dressy and can be worn with a suit in a pinch in a similar price range, look to Crockett and Jones, Alfred Sargent and Carmina. Alden's shell options are good, too.
Viberg's pricing isn't the way it is because of quality, though the quality is very good; the prices are the way they are because of their goals. They're actively trying to be a fashion boot brand, and exclusivity is critical—it serves only to build them. Nick's is just starting to get their feet wet in terms of offering leathers that aren't completely inappropriate for the fashion communities (their stock leathers were, in my opinion). White's has been doing that for a...
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