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post #2146 of 4880
congrats on your new pair of whites?
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Originally Posted by andy b. View Post

I've had my Bounty Hunters with red dog vamp and heel counters for three years and wear them often. My SJs with the brown smooth uppers are less than a year old and I haven't worn them at all this summer. So I really can't comment on how durable the brown smooth is or how it will age, but I would expect since it is one of the two heaviest leathers White's offers, it should be very durable. The brown smooth is very dark, so as it ages I expect it to get only darker, almost black. The red dog gets a little darker when I oil it with Obenauf's, but it lightens back up a little over time. It is a nice reddish-brown color. In sunlight it has definite red coloring.

As for weight, the red dog seems a little lighter. If the brown smooth is 8-9 oz, the red dog is maybe 7 oz. The brown smooth seems stiffer than the red dog did right from the start. It is tough to say though since I only have one pair of each and the leather thickness can vary.

Andy B.

Andy, how's the fit of the BHs compared to the SJs?
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Originally Posted by b-ewing View Post

Andy, how's the fit of the BHs compared to the SJs?

B,

Well, somewhere a few pages back I posted my crazy sizing stories. To make it short, my BHs are 9 1/2 D and my SJs are 9 1/2 E. I wear a lightweight hiking sock or something about like an athletic sock with the BHs, and the thickest wool socks I can find with the SJs. The wool socks are from Cabela's, and I would say they are at least 1/8" thick when compressed. That doesn't sound too thick, but it effectively makes your foot 1/4" wider and 1/4" taller. I can't even start to fit my foot into the BHs with the wool socks on.

My guess is that a pair of SJs in 9 1/2 D would fit pretty close to the BHs. I told Kyle at Baker's what I wanted to do with the thick socks, and it was his suggestion to go with the E width for the SJs. I asked him several times if he was sure about this, and he assured me it would work. At this point if I had a sizing question, and had an existing pair of White's to base my question on, I would go 100% with what Kyle recommends. He really does do this every day. lol8[1].gif

I am already planning my next pair of White's. It will be lace-to-toe SJs, 6" height, 9 1/2 D, probably distressed brown. I have no doubt the 9 1/2 D SJs will be fine with light hiking socks.

Andy B.
post #2149 of 4880
Cheers man. Appreciate it (and pardon my laziness biggrin.gif ) 6" SJs will be fantastic!
post #2150 of 4880
Broke down and bought a pair of used dark brown semi-dress boots, my second pair of SDs.
Stock w/Vibram sole and slanted heel. I used to have a pair but it was 1/2 size too large.
Stoked to have a pair coming back to me... such a nice boot.
post #2151 of 4880

did you get them off ebay?

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Originally Posted by the shivman View Post

did you get them off ebay?
+1 were these the ones that were pulled early? Sz 10D I believe
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post #2154 of 4880
But in all seriousness, he canceled the auction and then I emailed him.
I didn't ask him to pull them.
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Originally Posted by meso View Post

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No sour grapes; but hit me up if ya decide to dump em wink.gif
post #2156 of 4880

Thanks for all the advice everyone.  This wonderful thread has so much information that I was finally able to nail down my order and I placed it tonight!  Now the 8-10 week wait begins :(

 

6" height Bounty Hunter

Natural chromexcel leather

Toe cap with single celastic toe box

Antique eyes and hooks

Standard heel

Commando mini lug half sole

Close trim brown edge

Brown liner

post #2157 of 4880
I know how you feel im almost at 3 weeks
post #2158 of 4880

I ordered my boots Jul. 8th, so I believe I’m in my 8th week…:satisfied:

Dose bakers send an Email before they ship the boots from there shop or do the boots just show up one day on the door step?

post #2159 of 4880
I heard bakers makes a one time delivery via horseback and if they miss you they put the boots up on ebay.

Bases covered because passed the paypal protection and credit card protection grace period.
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Originally Posted by crosswound View Post

I heard bakers makes a one time delivery via horseback and if they miss you the put the boots up on ebay.

Bases covered because passed the paypal protection and credit card protection grace period.

Of course, should have known…

But, do they send an email before they do the horseback delivery?

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