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 They both are beautiful!Funny that the heel length is different between the two pairs. I would actually prefer the somewhat shorter heel on the brown pair.The midsole of the black one is different from all other White's midsoles I've seen. It looks much thinner, making for a dressier look, more flexibility and less weight. In addition, you have 269 Vibram sole on the black oxfords, which tapers from approx. the same thickness as the 700 to about half that thickness in the...
Not always, apparently. FWIW, here's a pic of my 8" Farmer/Rancher's pull loops and back stay. They're made out of separate pieces of leather in this case. But at least the width of the pull loop and the upper end of the stay are the same, whereas on Bingham's boots they clearly don't match.
^^The green shell is unreal. Wow! Boot envy!
 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.
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