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post #136 of 6101
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Originally Posted by mrUnicorn View Post
i suggest the water buffalo

the water buffalo is a softer, more supple leather. i think it's perfect if you want your semi dress to be more of a dress/fashion boot. the standard dress leathers and CXL leathers feel much more rugged - perfect for work or motorcycle boots.
post #137 of 6101
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Originally Posted by mrUnicorn View Post
i suggest the water buffalo
WB texture looks exotic & cool, & prolly great for casual urban utility. but, it's soft & light [like calfskin] & will require lining. 'no idea how tough, but it seemed/felt like it's gonna tear/disintegrate quickly.
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Originally Posted by mrUnicorn View Post
its a bit hard using the semi dress as a motorcycle boot because its like if you tie it not to tight you feel like the boot loosen on the ankle part i dont know but i always use 8" high boot as my bike boot

cxl imo is not that great as they say or tell you i rather go with whites oiled or dress leather than the cxl ones...
imo, if it's a 1st pair, mosdef. but , like the denim experience, expanding one's experience & exploring other possibilities, are not a such a bad endeavor. of course, one consideration in leather choice would be intended usage.
post #138 of 6101
^ That's what I was worried about when I read the 'requires lining' bit - their water buffalo hide having been split too thin.
post #139 of 6101
just ordered another pair from baker's. will post pics in a month or so.
Custom Semi Dress by White's Boots
Last Standard, Sole Leather, Hardware All Brass Eyes, Edge Brown, Upper (Shaft) Leather British Tan, Midsole Single, Pull Loops No Thanks, Leather Liner No Thanks, Sole Trim Close Trim, Toe Vamp Leather Distressed Rough Out, Toe Cap No Thanks, Celastic Toe Box Single Celastic Toe, Heel Base Standard
post #140 of 6101
^nice! tho' with single leather sole [w/c meant lower profile], i woulldve gone with the block heels cuz they looked better in person, imo.
post #141 of 6101
Whats the last on the center boots?

post #142 of 6101
^I'd like to know as well.

I notice that people don't talk about White's various lasts much, and the company doesn't state which boot is on which last, as systematically as Alden does. I've been able to piece together that they have a standard last, a swing last, and (I think), a northwest last. What else? I read somewhere that the smokejumper is usually made on the same last as the farmer/rancher (but what the last is I have no idea).

Anyone know of an existing guide or chart?

I'm visiting a White's retailer this weekend to try (and possibly buy) some Northwest boots, but it's a trek. I'd like to get my sizing in a few common lasts so that I can purchase and order w/some confidence online in the future.
post #143 of 6101
^^ that middle boot is most likely on the standard last, but with the "close trim" option.
post #144 of 6101
It may be the new swing last.
post #145 of 6101
I would have guessed "swing" last, but I could very well be wrong.
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Originally Posted by konadog View Post
^^ that middle boot is most likely on the standard last, but with the "close trim" option.
post #146 of 6101
Found these on a Japanese site called Sturdy. Nice. Would love to know what type of leather was spec'd for them. Any ideas?







post #147 of 6101
I think that's either "Distressed smooth" or a well worn "Natural Chromexcel"
post #148 of 6101
Kyle (from Baker's) and I have been emailing back and forth a lot lately. I started asking him a few questions about ordering a pair of Semi-Dress and now I am bugging him about the possible new options from White's. Today Kyle shared some pictures of new sole options he is working on with White's. He said I could post the pics here. What do you guys think?




post #149 of 6101
I like the commando sole! Never understood that half-sole style that's similar to Alden Roys... just seems like it would wear down at the toe really quickly. Also looks like it's visible from the side, which looks a little odd (having a black strip on an otherwise natural side of a boot).
post #150 of 6101
I think the rubber inset into the leather outsole is a good compromise between traction and a lower profile.

The half-commando looks nice too...but why not just have the full lug?
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