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 Quabaug Corporation of North Brookfield, Massachusetts apparently manufactures the heels and also the Vibram soles. There are of course Vibram manufacturing plants in other places including Europe and presumably China. But I wouldn't be surprised if the old school soles like the 100, 269, 430 and 700 (which probably represent a rather small specialist market) were made in MA exclusively. I know that for some boots White's are using the fireproof Technora aramid (a close...
Incredible boots Leftys   Are they lined? How much did you wear them during that year? The shark leather looks like it doesn't crease at all - very nice!
With two pairs of each - what is your experience with respect to the instep and heel portions of the boots?I'm in a similar situation to Oreo's: I have a pair of Farmer/Ranchers (ie SJ last) that fit perfectly in a 12.5D after some initial pinky-toe-pinch on the right foot. For my planned Semi Dress, I want basically the same fit. Some additional width in the toe box would be acceptable, but I definitely don't want the heel to become wider.
Here's a slightly less off-topic pic to make up for the completely off-topic one above: I've grown so fond of my Farmer-Ranchers that I decided to get a pair of cheap Hathorn SJs from Whitesriver for those really muddy autumn and winter days, saving my FRs for nicer times. Just in case anyone was planning something similar and wondering if the fit and sizing was identical to White's (because after all, they're made in the same factory...) -- it isn't. The Hathorns do...
Though Fugazi almost invariably wore Chucks. Would have loved to see Ian McKaye airborne in a pair of smokejumpers;-)
^^ That's a beauty! The leather sole makes it really elegant. Was this made on an SJ last (aka Farmer/Rancher) or is it an 8'' Bounty Hunter (SD last)? Did you specify the non-standard eyelet/hook config or did it just come out this way? Looking forward to fit pictures...
Here's a pair with some wear: Rancourt for BB navy CXL - their 2nd summer. Been wearing these a lot lately.
So this is the "Retro Oxford by White's Boots" on Baker's website? I always wondered why they're so expensive - roughly 150$ more than a Semi Dress, right?How's the fit and sizing? Like an SD, just lower?
Those Oxfords are fantastic. Makes me want to order a pair immediately. Sadly, that money will have to go in my car first (which is made in Italy and has an unquenchable thirst for repairs;-) Congratulations on your build. As others have written above, it's made me consider oxfords for the first time.
Yeah, looks like Bison / brown rough out. I think it's a great combination and it will look even better once the brown rough out gains some character. I wonder about the height - is that 7" or 8"?
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