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post #2206 of 4505
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Originally Posted by tavoz View Post

Hi, I'm still on the sizing issue. Can you guys give me a clue on what would be the closest fit to semi-dress, between Wolverine 1000 and Red Wing iron ranger? I can try those two here in Paris, but no White's, so it would help me to figure out if the size that Kyle gave to me is something I can go on when ordering.

I have Iron Rangers in 9 1/2 D and my Bounty Hunters are 9 1/2 D. Both fit well with a medium to lightweight sock. I mean regular socks like athletic socks or a light hiking sock, not a lightweight thin dress sock. If you're going to wear thick hiking socks, I would go up a width.

Andy B.
post #2207 of 4505
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Originally Posted by 4characters View Post

Brown smooth or red dog….
Could someone explain how they differ in weight, durability, finish, or ageing?


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.
post #2208 of 4505

If you get the brown smooth you probably don't need a leather liner because it is so thick.

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I am days awayyyy
post #2210 of 4505
congrats on your new pair of whites?
post #2211 of 4505
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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?
post #2212 of 4505
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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.
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Cheers man. Appreciate it (and pardon my laziness biggrin.gif ) 6" SJs will be fantastic!
post #2214 of 4505
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.
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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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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
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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

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