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post #136 of 4480
i suggest the water buffalo
post #137 of 4480
Nice looking Boots Slide! Would to see some pics of them in action if you had the time/ability...?
post #138 of 4480
I'm selling my custom White's Farmer-Rancher Boots:

http://www.styleforum.net/showthread...67#post4406467

post #139 of 4480
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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 #140 of 4480
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...
post #141 of 4480
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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 #142 of 4480
^ That's what I was worried about when I read the 'requires lining' bit - their water buffalo hide having been split too thin.
post #143 of 4480
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 #144 of 4480
^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 #145 of 4480
Whats the last on the center boots?

post #146 of 4480
^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 #147 of 4480
^^ that middle boot is most likely on the standard last, but with the "close trim" option.
post #148 of 4480
It may be the new swing last.
post #149 of 4480
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 #150 of 4480
Found these on a Japanese site called Sturdy. Nice. Would love to know what type of leather was spec'd for them. Any ideas?







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