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post #1741 of 3625

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 #1742 of 3625
@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 #1743 of 3625
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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 #1744 of 3625
I waited a year for a pair of shell Aldens.
post #1745 of 3625

My White's took 12 weeks. I was told 5. Your gonna wear em for life, i can wait the extra few weeks.

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I waited a year for a pair of shell Aldens.

Now that’s a long wait! Though, worth it I imagine; Shell Alden’s are so wonderful.

You have good taste in footwear.

post #1747 of 3625

Those stories make me feel a little better - kudos everybody

post #1748 of 3625
I have a question that I'm sure one of the fine gentlemen that frequent this forum will be able to answer. I am looking to get a leather soled pair of Semi Dress boots and would like to know if there is any discernable difference in a boot with a double midsole and a single leather sole, and a boot with a single midsole and a double leather sole?
post #1749 of 3625
Hi Rasmontonio,

In essence I think you re asking about the same thing? Just for info, Whites will not do a triple leather sole, however it is dressed up, it's either double mid and vibram outer of just double leather sole. Hope that helps.
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@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

Yeah, it has an ugliness in a pug type of way. Don't let it put you off, a good leather will make it look a lot different. Think I will be ordering one for myself or stock at some point in the near future.

A lot of the Vibergs have non-toe box cap toes and they look v nice.
post #1751 of 3625
Yeah man, im totally with you on the Vibergs. The 2030 service boot with brogue toe cap and no celastic, well worn looks amazing. You think the standard last SDs can achieve a similar look?
Edited by b-ewing - 6/21/13 at 1:15pm
post #1752 of 3625
No reason why they shouldn't, they are similar weight leather and to me the White's feel more solid....they'll just be a more full shape than the 2030.
post #1753 of 3625
@EWA, judging by your make-ups I think its safe to say you're a big proponent of the lowered block heel, and so i am interested to hear your perspective.

My concern has been that the last was made for a specific heel (height, shape and position), and that altering it would make the boot fit funny.

Having said that the two SDs on your site look spot on perfect to me, so it's very likely the way ill go. Otherwise it'll be the standard Cuban heel (I personally don't like the look of the lowered Cuban heel)
post #1754 of 3625

I've tried on models with lowered heels and find they feel like the last has been tilted back. Nothing else is done to them to compensate for the lower heel.

post #1755 of 3625
I just talked to Baker's and got the tracking number for my new HH SDs. Delivery is estimated as next Tuesday, June 25. If the boots arrive that day, exactly 14 weeks will have elapsed from the day I placed my order to the day of delivery. That's a long time, but only a fraction of the time it took me to get my Russell boots on the two occasions I ordered those. If the White's are a good fit and are comfortable to wear all day, they will have been well worth the wait. I'll see how they turn out and will give my comments here.

I only like the block heel when lowered 1/4", but the Cuban heel looks the best to me and generally best at its full height.

Allan
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