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post #1891 of 3634
I see my old British tan SDs were posted a while ago with people looking for evo pics....sorry to say they ended up being a little small for me so I didn't keep them long. Don't ven remember where they ended up I'm afraid.

I've had lots of SDs before but only pair I still have is my first pair of brown dress cap toes with double leather soles.
post #1892 of 3634
Slide, sorry to hear that, tho at this point I've definitely settled on British Tan for my SDs smile.gif

Now the decision is do I go double leather soles, single mid with 269 outsoles, or single mid with 705 half soles. Also, all eyelets, or eyelets and hooks (pretty sure all eyelets)! Oh and forgot about medallion or standard cap toes (basically, I ain't ready to order yet- lol)
post #1893 of 3634
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Originally Posted by the shivman View Post

does anyone here have the hathorn rainier oxfords? I have been jonesing hard for these lately.

 

 

 

 

 

Love the two right pairs ..

Very Viberg'esque ..

Would like those laces in my Vibergs - anyone any ideas where those colour laces they use are available ?

post #1894 of 3634
Bl@ster -- I like yours better than the ones you were emulating, probably because the Cuban heels look nicer to me than the block heels. Also, your laces look better. You have good taste -- and lots of beautiful boots.

Tiger -- Your boots look good too.

Today I visited Little Joe's here in Oklahoma City to see their rather large stock of White's boots. I would like to have common size feet, but alas! Nothing at Little Joe's was even close enough to bother trying on. At least I got to see many of the leathers and boot styles in one place. I'll go back soon when I have more time. I would have liked to try on some packers, as they will probably be the next boots I order. The pointed toes look more like my cowboy boots; however, I will probably go with the more rounded toes for comfort, even though I would prefer the pointed toes for appearance. I was really impressed with the distressed oiled leather. It would be great for a more casual look and seems tough as nails. But for the Packers I plan to order, I am still thinking of going with the black oiled leather that is hell for stout but can still be worn with slacks, if needed. I noticed that most of the boots at Little Joe's were unlined and had soft toes. I am fine without lining when using the oiled leathers, but the soft toes did not appeal to me because they had so little rigidity and seemed they would collapse easily.

Allan
post #1895 of 3634
B-Ewing -- British tan is one of my favorite leathers for SDs. A close second to HH. I saw the 269 soles for the first time today, and they are VERY nice. I don't think any other sole looks better, and they are very practical for street use, with no exposed leather on the bottoms of the soles. I REALLY like the "waist' under the arch and now question my decision to have 700 soles on my boots. As you have seen, I got all eyelets on my SDs, and I wouldn't dare change that decision. Same with the plain toe caps that are classic.

Allan
Edited by Okal - 7/9/13 at 11:06pm
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B-Ewing -- British tan is one of my favorite leathers for SDs. A close second to HH. I saw the 269 soles for the first time today, and they are VERY nice. I don't think any other sole looks better, and they are very practical for street use, with no exposed leather on the bottoms of the soles. I REALLY like the "waist' under the arch and now question my decision to have 700 soles on my boots. As you have seen, I got all eyelets on my SDs, and I wouldn't dare change that decision. Same with the plain toe caps that are classic.

Allan

Allan, I appreciate your input. Other than my still indecisive decision on the cap toes, I'm going the route you reaffirmed for me- thx again biggrin.gif
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Also, all eyelets, or eyelets and hooks (pretty sure all eyelets)!

 

The eyes and hooks allow you to independently control the lace tension for the ankles. I was going to go for the all eyes too, but then my dad talked me out of them, then he had me try on his boots… loved them. I have had bad experience with hooks before (breaking/bending/coming loose), but not with White’s… my dad has purchased seven pairs of white’s and has had several rebuilds, he has never had a problem with the hooks. Anyway, it changed my mind….smile.gifsmile.gifsmile.gif

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About the exposed arch on the composition half sole, the main thing I like about it is it’s easier to resole because not having to remove the heal + it’s super beefy, looks cleaner and more minimalistic. But I am also a little concerned about how the sole would age with time and stepping on rocks or gravel, but with white’s preserve it should be rot free. I see both points, but I got the composition half sole.

But then again…. This one is ageing pretty nicely…decisions.gif

Picture from: supertalk.superfuture.com

post #1899 of 3634
I got my ship notification today! I ordered on May 7, so this is actually a few weeks earlier than I was expecting.

Interestingly, I had been very torn about going with the 100 over the 430 sole. I emailed them just this morning asking if I could make a change. I got their automated system email with my tracking # before Kyle @ Bakers even got to my email and responded.

I'm sure the 100 will be great and I can always have the resoled.
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Kilties in!  Tried securing one the normal way and the other more 'over the top' - tempted by the less orthodox approach, but may well be a passing fancy - thoughts gents?

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Really don't like the false tongue.
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Really don't like the false tongue.

... And i really do! They just look tough as nails on lace to toe boots IMO. Though I'd try lacing em a bit differently- like on my SJs

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They just look tough as nails

and they provide protection for the soft thin leather tongues.. I need  to find some in navy CXL. cool.gif

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and they provide protection for the soft thin leather tongues.. I need  to find some in navy CXL. cool.gif
black would be a super cool (and subtle) contrast, though I don't know about with cap toes?
post #1905 of 3634
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though I don't know about with cap toes?

Ah, you may have a point there… shog[1].gif

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