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Thx for that, Allan. Yours truly are masterful, and keep my interest peaked. Any idea of the thickness and type of tanning?
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i'm only at 2 weeks.....
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Can anybody comment on the #8 horween CXL? Not the shell.
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Would jump on the horsehide if it were horse strip (aka horse butt), but I'm guessing its not because it's not advertised as such (right?).

 

B-ewing would you be in the market for a $1000 pair of White's boots?

 

If you are, go for it, get the horse butt. HB is pretty much the king of dress leathers (you know better than I) and should be well worth it (if you have 1k to spend). I’m glad I’m getting my navy CXL SDs, but someday I really want to get them in cordovan.

 

SD shoes in cordovan are available hear:

http://www.bakershoe.com/display-product.cfm/product/8-burgundy-shell-cordovan-semi-dress-by-whites-boots---sold-out-until-oct-2013

 

 

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The cordo #8 is sick as hell but for over a G I can hold back.
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Not in the market for $1k boots that's for sure. Looking for horse strip, which is neither shell nor FQHH; sort or a poor mans shell.
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 Looking for horse strip, which is neither shell nor FQHH; sort or a poor mans shell.

Really?  Sounds awesome! I’ve never heard of that, I’ll have to do some digging.

thanks for bringing it up

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Update: This is really interesting...


 

"The strip and the shells are pure vegetable pit tannages, and the horsefront can be tanned either with or without chrome – note: horsefront a.k.a. front quarter horsehide (FQHH), double horsefront (DHF), and single horsefront (SHF). The strip (a.k.a. bark strip, russet horsehide strip, natural horsebutt strip, north of cordovan, and others) is thick relative to the front, and typically ranges from 4 – 10 oz, or 1.6 mm to 4 mm. This is great leather, though it’s a little funky to work with due to the shape(Horween)."

 

"The shell has no grain, the strip in the center has very pronounced and coarse grain, and the two steerhide examples have very fine, but still very pronounced grain. These are all full grain products (Horween)."


Edited by 4characters - 8/28/13 at 7:48pm
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You can find examples of SDs in strip sold to the Japanese market. Not sure what it costs but I'm all but certain the stuff Bakers is marketing is not strip- not that it's bad per se, just not necessarily what I'm wishing for. (Probably gonna stick with steer in the end)
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Most likely going to wear these with my new A2



Perhaps the British tan is too matchy? Or maybe it's "just right" matchy?

 

Perfect matchy, +1 for the British tan

Nice jacket by the waysmile.gif

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^^ Cheers, man
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So did b-ewing decide on bison?!? stirpot.gif
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Boots came in last Friday 8/23. Ordered from White's directly on July 12. Americana Semi-dress in Red Milano WB.

 

Enjoy the boots so far. They feel great, not has heavy as I expected.. Not a big fan of the laces so I'm planning to switch them out for some brown dress laces.

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Good observation, Meso. Basically confirms my suspicions, as well as reaffirms my obsession with getting both lol8[1].gif

Would jump on the horsehide if it were horse strip (aka horse butt), but I'm guessing its not because it's not advertised as such (right?).

Most likely going to wear these with my new A2



Perhaps the British tan is too matchy? Or maybe it's "just right" matchy?

The darkest brown will be much more classy...

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Boots came in last Friday 8/23. Ordered from White's directly on July 12. Americana Semi-dress in Red Milano WB.

 

Enjoy the boots so far. They feel great, not has heavy as I expected.. Not a big fan of the laces so I'm planning to switch them out for some brown dress laces.

Congrats, they look great~!

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