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Originally Posted by univibe88 View Post

I got these for my SDs and really like them. http://www.shoelacesexpress.com/leatherround.asp
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Uni, I bought a bunch of these from shoelaceexpress too but for the life of me could not get the laces to stay tied. They seemed to "slip" right away and untied. What's your secret? Did you apply some wax or leather conditioner to them? I tried mink oil to no avail. Sad because they looked on point!
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Originally Posted by Hill View Post

I just got my first pair of White's. 8 weeks exactly. Love them except for the color of the welt stitching. I know there's been some discussion about this recently but I've never seen this type of build with anything but white. It looks like a stain or something was applied to the top of the welt (maybe from the brown edge trim?) because the bottom stitching is white. Super bummed because I assumed they would come with white. They just don't pop like they would with a white welt.

 

 

 

Nothing a little bit of white out can't fix.

post #2043 of 4601
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Originally Posted by bl@ster View Post

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Uni, I bought a bunch of these from shoelaceexpress too but for the life of me could not get the laces to stay tied. They seemed to "slip" right away and untied. What's your secret? Did you apply some wax or leather conditioner to them? I tried mink oil to no avail. Sad because they looked on point!

I am sorry to hear that they aren't working for you. I think you may have even gotten them of my recommendation over on TFL.

I just double knot them and don't have any problems. They never come untied on me.

Maybe once broken in they are a bit better? I have had mine for like 2 years so I can't remember for sure. But I can not remember them ever coming untied on me.
post #2044 of 4601
Use the knot found at this link. http://www.fieggen.com/shoelace/secureknot.htm I was taught to tie the same knot (but with a different technique) when I was 8 years old and have been using it all my life. Your laces won't slip.

Allan
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Gave my SJs a coat of Venetian Cream and a good brushing today.

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Pics will be posted 1 by 1 because I'm going to sell a lot of them. So if you measure an 11.5D and wear White's in 11D you're in luck!

Listed one pair so far:

http://www.styleforum.net/classifieds/feedback/index/current/classifieds/user_id/100347

 

 Wow, you've got some great footwear for sale !  I would so love to take the brown Bison White's , but I'm at the 6 week mark on a pair of Semi Dress in natural CXL.   I had a hard time deciding which leather to go with, the Bison was on the list but the CXL won out.  After seeing your pics I hope I'm not disappointed with my decision.

Also until I get my new ones I'm not sure what size I am in them.  My current Semi Dress , I was told are size 11's. I bought them on Ebay pre owned.  I don't see anything about size in them but they fit great.  I normally wear a size 10.5 to 11.  When I sent my tracings to Baker's they got back to me saying I was more like a size 10.. which I haven't worn in years.  So hopefully these new boots are not too big.

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bakers has a bit of a history being generous with their estimates of tracings.  But if its only a bit big, you can do thicker socks and/or inserts to perfect the fit.

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B-Ewing, those SJs look brand new and outstanding! Remind me of the leather, please.

Allan
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Haha, thx Allan! It's CXL. I've had them for about 3 (I think?) yrs now. I admit I baby em a bit, but they've seen some thrashing. A lot of the brown is starting to come through on the toe and counter. Love aniline finished leather for this reason
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 It's CXL. I've had them for about 3 (I think?) yrs now. I admit I baby em a bit, but they've seen some thrashing.

That’s encouraging; I must say they do look really nice. I’ll have to try that Venetian Cream.

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That’s encouraging; I must say they do look really nice. I’ll have to try that Venetian Cream.

Thx man, Horween recommends this stuff first and foremost for CXL
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Hi everyone. I really need your incomes about sizing... I sent my tracings to both White's and Baker's, they suggested different sizes... So I did it again, and it happened again... With other sizes suggested... Second time, I really took my measurments super carefully, cause I tought that I had mistaken the first time. But it ended with a 9 D for Kyle and a 10 C for White's. Any suggestions? My first move would be to follow Kyle's, for his suggestion seems the closest to my usual one (I usually wear a 9.5 in Timberland boots), and you guys all post about his good service. Thanks for your help!

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10D suggested by Whites, 9 1/2 by Bakers and fit comfortably into a 9D. They all err on the side of caution - it`s easier to tell you to wear a thicker sock, quite understandable, but no comparison to really trying them on. Another suggestion would be to try a more common boot, and get others to compare here - Today I fitted into a Redwing 9, so by my count these compare - but honestly there are many variables...

post #2054 of 4601
That's a tough one. Like Daizawaguy recommends above, if you can try on some other common boots (eg Alden Indys, Red Wing Beckmans, Wolverine 1000 mile), and then let Kyle know how you fit in those, he can make a more informed recommendation. In the end though, I'd probably go with Kyle's recommendation, if only because of Bakers' guaranteed fit program. If they recommend one size, you don't get it and the boots don't end up fitting you, you may be screwed!
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Fit is always a personal thing.  Every pair of off-the-shelf boots I've ever owned I wear a 9.5D.  I measure 9.5D any time I get measured.  Here's the problem though - when you get into companies that have different lasts, those standards go out the window.  My foot feels most comfortable with a little room in the toe box.  I don't like the sides pinching at all.  I tried Redwing GTs on in a Nordstrom and 9.5D my feet were swimming.  I tried 9s and they were better but still didn't feel right.  I ended up getting White's SDs in 9.5D and they're exactly the way I like them - a bit of room in the toe box with no pinch, but no heel slip.  Very much like I get my sneakers (9.5 or 10E).

 

But so much depends on how your specific foot shape fits in a given shoe - since everyone's feet are slightly different.  And, everyone's preference for fit is slightly different.

 

Similarly, when I buy AE shoes - generic advice tends to go out the window.  I buy a 5-last shoe and I get 9.5E and that's the best fit.  Some people say you have to drop down a size or up a size - not me.  All in all, if you never wear a 10 in any other type of shoe, I can't see it for a SD.  If you wear 9.5D for everything else then 9 for snug or 9.5 for a bit loose (since these boots will be a little looser than off-the-rack timberlands) is the way to go.

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