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post #46 of 1912
Here are pictures as promised http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=163822
post #47 of 1912
those daytons look a lot more quality than the collab
post #48 of 1912
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A lot of clothing purchases is just if the payoff of intangible benefits outweigh the cost to the buyer. Fashion/clothing/style isn't just about finding the highest priced leather or cloth for the price. If you want to look like KitonBrioni by all means go for it

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post #49 of 1912
i thought i would revive this thread rather than start a new one to ask a question - do you guys use boot trees in these? i just got mine last week and wore them for the first time today. i always put trees in all my shoes and boots of course, but these ones have the turned up toe - will the boot tree kind of mess it up?
post #50 of 1912
the upturned toe supposedly reduces with time anyways, so I'd go ahead and use a tree if I had them. But if you want to prolong the upturn avoid trees.
post #51 of 1912
The upright toe evens out almost entirely after enough wear. I don't see much point in using trees for this type of boot, though. The style is such that the objective here shouldn't be to worry about creasing or anything like that.
post #52 of 1912
No Shoe Trees, these look way much better creased and wrinkled imo.
post #53 of 1912
Anybody know when the W&H boots will be available again from a retailer? I haven't been able to find any other brown boots that appeal to me and would gladly pay retail at this point.
post #54 of 1912
Can someone giving me sizing advice on these boots? Blackbird says go down .5, Farinelli says go down 1, and a few guys on B&S say 1.5. I'm a bit confused.
post #55 of 1912
travisttt -- I read in one post that going down 0.5 is good if you're going to add a thick insole, 1 if you add a thin insole, and 1.5 if you have small volume foot and aren't going to add any insole. If you know you have a high instep and boots are often tight on you (as they are on me), 0.5 seems like a safe bet. If boots fit you normally, 1 is probably right. Now, where did you see that's selling these? Will W&H be doing another run?
post #56 of 1912
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Originally Posted by travisttt View Post
Can someone giving me sizing advice on these boots? Blackbird says go down .5, Farinelli says go down 1, and a few guys on B&S say 1.5. I'm a bit confused.
Farinelli is right, you should go down 1 size. That is the safe answer for most people. (I've honestly never found Blackbird's sizing advice to be overly accurate). And a few people will even be able to down 1.5 size due to the boots being unusually wide. I wear mine with thick athletic socks. I find the boots to be very comfortable when worn like this without needing an insole.
post #57 of 1912
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Originally Posted by geoffmartin17 View Post
those daytons look a lot more quality than the collab

I have to disagree with this. While I'm sure the Dayton model is actually good quality, the subjective look is one of lower end and cheaper quality. The shinny leather with the embossed pattern looks cheap compared to the amazing leather used on the W+H model. And the sole has a rubbery appearance that reminds me more of Red Wings than a high end fashion boot.

Cool to see the pictures though. We've been hearing about these forever but those are the first pictures I've ever seen.
post #58 of 1912
I'm looking for black or brown in 9 or 9.5, pm me
post #59 of 1912
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Originally Posted by travisttt View Post
Can someone giving me sizing advice on these boots? Blackbird says go down .5, Farinelli says go down 1, and a few guys on B&S say 1.5. I'm a bit confused.

I went down a size. I could've probably gone down another half size, but the toe box would have been a little too snug for my liking. Going down one, the boots are a tad roomy, but insoles makes them a pretty good fit.
post #60 of 1912
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Originally Posted by BB1 View Post
I have to disagree with this. While I'm sure the Dayton model is actually good quality, the subjective look is one of lower end and cheaper quality. The shinny leather with the embossed pattern looks cheap compared to the amazing leather used on the W+H model. And the sole has a rubbery appearance that reminds me more of Red Wings than a high end fashion boot.

Cool to see the pictures though. We've been hearing about these forever but those are the first pictures I've ever seen.

A store in my city got brown dayton boots in, retail for 400 cad. They look really good, matte and not shiny. I'm not sure if I can get pics, but I was pleasantly surprised. I definitely agree with your assessment about those black ones though.
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