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post #166 of 5290
Without a doubt still my favorite shoes!
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post #167 of 5290
what color midsole looks proper with chrome excel? brown or the lighter natural color? Anyone here actually added 1/4" to the heel as opposed to lowering it?
post #168 of 5290

Go for natural to get a nice contrast between the leather and the sole.

post #169 of 5290
I went with brown midsole color. What are you guys` thoughts on steel toe? I`m on buildaboot.com and I can`t add celastic toe box?!
post #170 of 5290
I can't think of any reason to get a steel toe unless you need one for work. Otherwise it just seems ridiculous. I say go single celastic toe box, which is basically the standard.
post #171 of 5290
yeah I went with the celastic toe.
Everything horween brown chrome excel with toecap, antique hooks and eyelets, double leather brown midsole, cream leather liner, standard height curved heel, narrow/close trim, standard last. Forgot what else. Can`t wait icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #172 of 5290
sounds like a great build, be sure to post pics when they show up.
post #173 of 5290
Is kyle from baker on the forums?

Gottta give him props, I changed my order several times to the point that I feel embarassed of having to press the "sent" button all the time lol and he updated my order timely icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

I gave it some thought and Brown dress is the best leather White`s got. After scouring at aged pics of CXL, et al, IMO an aged brown leather looked best. Went with the following config (much different from the order I posted:

Brown dress everything
antique hooks and eyelets
single leather midsole (brown color)
tan leather liner
cuban heel
narrow trim, single row stitching
no captoe, celastic toe
standard last

Also sent them my foot tracing. Hoping to get these soon before xmas I hope nod[1].gif
post #174 of 5290
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Originally Posted by brokeassp View Post

Is kyle from baker on the forums?
Gottta give him props, I changed my order several times to the point that I feel embarassed of having to press the "sent" button all the time lol and he updated my order timely icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
I gave it some thought and Brown dress is the best leather White`s got. After scouring at aged pics of CXL, et al, IMO an aged brown leather looked best. Went with the following config (much different from the order I posted:
Brown dress everything
antique hooks and eyelets
single leather midsole (brown color)
tan leather liner
cuban heel
narrow trim, single row stitching
no captoe, celastic toe
standard last
Also sent them my foot tracing. Hoping to get these soon before xmas I hope nod[1].gif


Most people are happy with off the rack footwear but treating yourself to custom means what you wear, its in no one else's closet!

 

post #175 of 5290
Kyle from Baker's is the man. Extremely helpful and can get you great prices. I buy all my footwear thru him/Baker's now.
post #176 of 5290
I'm planning on getting a build up in #8 chromexcel with half soles, but as much as the standard cuban heel intrigues me, I am a little thrown off by just how high they will look in person. Would anyone with the half sole option mind giving me a heel height measurement? would appreciate having a number to go with it, possibly compare to my Alden Indys
post #177 of 5290
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These pictures above are the "brown dress" right? That`s what I specified in buildaboot and after looking at buildaboot leather options again, I got confused by the other browns like the "brown smooth."
I can`t wait to get mine. How long does it usually take from Baker`s til delivery of the shoes from White`s?
post #178 of 5290
Yeah, those look like dress brown to me. Great leather, probably my favorite from Whites.
post #179 of 5290
pictures of the chromexel?
post #180 of 5290
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brown chromexcel, single leather sole, close trim, swing last.
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