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post #1666 of 4993
Can anyone convince me that whites offers a slicker brown than British Tan? This boot looks practically perfect to me
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post #1667 of 4993
Hi B-Ewing, what do you mean by slicker? All or pretty much all Browns available are sampled on the same site you got the pic from.
post #1668 of 4993
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Originally Posted by EastWestApparel View Post

Hi B-Ewing, what do you mean by slicker? All or pretty much all Browns available are sampled on the same site you got the pic from.

Haha, yeah I pulled that photo from your shop.

By slick I mean awesome (not shiny etc.) smile.gif I just think this is such a nice tone to it, and is on the top o my lists for leather on my future SD build. Was hoping to hear some feedback on the pros-cons, plus suggestions on other browns that will patina similarly. other current front runners are the natural CXL and the brown HH
post #1669 of 4993
That's a $50 charge for using the picture thank you muchly smile.gif

All 3 are great leathers, some have CXL fear as you might have read but the patina when aged is old-school hobnail, the British Tan is superb, heavy duty and although I've not got an aged pair, I know they will age beautifully.

And if you've got the budget, HH is HH, enough said really.
post #1670 of 4993
B-Ewing,

Love the looks of the British Tan. The only complaint I have seen about the leather is that it tends to "spot" easily. The best person to ask is Bl@ster who owns SDs in just about every brown leather White's offers. He's the authority. Bl@ster says his favorite is his Classic Brown pair. As you know, I chose HH.

Allan
post #1671 of 4993
@EWA, thx for the reply. Is British Tan about the same thickness as CXL?

Also, have you ever done a makeup of cap toes without a celastic toe box? I want a low profile toe, and was considering this option.
post #1672 of 4993


The top is Nat CXL, second down is British Tan and the bottom one is Brown smooth. The CXL is definately thicker but when both on a boot I can't really tell the difference.

Haven't done a non celastic cap toe as of yet, but have been thinking about one for stock and/ or myself. Think it will be fine with the thicker leathers as the last will give it some lasting shape along with the thickness.

You're welcome by the way.
post #1673 of 4993

I was reading my white's boots catalog and standard White’s leather is 7-8oz. for CXL the catalog says full-grain leather. so is CXL 7-8oz leather? For many of the other leathers for the SD boots in the catalog also says mid-weight leather. I love how white's dosen't do any boots in light-weight leather.

post #1674 of 4993
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The top is Nat CXL, second down is British Tan and the bottom one is Brown smooth. The CXL is definately thicker but when both on a boot I can't really tell the difference.

Haven't done a non celastic cap toe as of yet, but have been thinking about one for stock and/ or myself. Think it will be fine with the thicker leathers as the last will give it some lasting shape along with the thickness.

You're welcome by the way.

@ewa, the pic is very helpful- I appreciate it.

In regards to a non-celastic cap toe, I was thinking that by leather lining the boots, it would even further mitigate long term shape problems. Don't you think? My main objective again is to get the lowest toe profile I can, but maybe it isn't worth it... I gotta imagine someone has done this before, no?
Edited by b-ewing - 6/20/13 at 12:26pm
post #1675 of 4993
I'm sure you have done already but a good google around might throw up a pic, I think Chris on the IH forum posted a non celastic cap toe within the last 20 pages also....

In my experience and judging by my stock boots, if you go with a thicker leather and line it you're not going to get any collapsed toe shaping problems at all, plus a lot of normal boots you see on the market use flimsy leather with no toe box and still manage to hd up okay.

Within the couple of weeks The shop will have shed loads of info on the custom boots page to help with certain questions with regards to lining the leathers etc...

Know you're in the US but happy to help as its all learning for me also.

J.
post #1676 of 4993

So tomorrow will be 12 weeks from when I ordered Bounty Hunters... Kyle has informed me Baker's expects to get them next week... which means it might be 13 weeks before I actually get the friggen things in hand.  Was given a 6-8 week timeframe when I ordered, I know those timetables can slip but this is annoying.

 

This is really souring me on White's....

post #1677 of 4993

It was 15 weeks for my semi-dress order which I ended up having to sell. Things happen; my first White's order was quite prompt.

 

At least it's not Russell wait times! So glad I got my Russells on Yahoo Japan.

post #1678 of 4993
@EWA, I found the pics you referenced on IH here http://www.ironheart.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=989.2670

Good god those are ugly IMO! Maybe that's cos it's on the swing last? I dunno; rethinking this now... Hmm
post #1679 of 4993
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So tomorrow will be 12 weeks from when I ordered Bounty Hunters... Kyle has informed me Baker's expects to get them next week... which means it might be 13 weeks before I actually get the friggen things in hand.  Was given a 6-8 week timeframe when I ordered, I know those timetables can slip but this is annoying.

This is really souring me on White's....

Still faster than Wesco and Viberg wink.gif
post #1680 of 4993
I waited a year for a pair of shell Aldens.
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