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FYI, I'll be at 9 weeks this Friday; Baker's said "Maybe next week" before they get the boots from the factory, inspect them & ship. Six weeks sounds optimistic to me
I'm over the 8 week mark waiting on my soft-cap-toe Bounty Hunters (swing last in Distressed Brown, 6"). Will post some pics up here for you once they finally arrive
FYI, looks like build times are backing up again - called Baker's yesterday to check in on my pair of distressed swing last bounty hunters, which were due to hit their delivery date this Friday (I'll be out of town in November & wanted to ensure they'd arrive before my departure). Alas, turns out White's won't have them done for another 2-1/2 weeks beyond the initial 6 week estimate.
I'm at the 5 week mark as of today on a pair of Bounty Hunters, no word yet from Baker's
hmm... would these be the boots you're talking about, @LouieBailie?
And hey I'd like to second @conak's post from last week inquiring about White's insulated "Hunter" model. Anyone here have experience with that boot? (or can anyone point me to a more appropriate thread?) I'm in great need of a warm, watertight well-fitting very cold weather boot to get through a lot of outdoor time during winter in Chicago. I find most ice-fishing style boots (Muck Boots, etc) while very warm, fit too loose to allow long hours of walking comfortably. ...
Just cleared Week 3 of waiting on my order. Must have greater patience...
...having frequent occasion to bike or drive by the Horween tannery here in Chicago (I work just about a mile straight west), I gotta say the stench OUTSIDE on some days makes me hurt for the guys who have to dive right into the source everyday for a paycheck. Hope Horween pays their workers well.
...in related news, I scored a used pair of black smokejumpers on eBay for a scant $34. Heels look quite worn in photos, may need a resoling. But they're 12 E, the size Kyle hesitantly suggested I go for in the SD last were I to insist on not following his recommendation to order a swing last boot. Should be arriving Monday or Tuesday; curious to see how the SJ last fits in wide, if it's worth it to get them resoled or just save them for the dirtiest demolition days.
@gregornz - my boots will be 'standard' trim (a.k.a. double stitch). I know that's not what most prefer on the Swing Last, but I'll be using these boots for heavy work, lifting, crouching, etc., and Kyle recommended going with the standard over close trim to better withstand heavy use & resolings. I'm going with form-follows-function here. You can see my full spec list on this earlier post.
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