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post #226 of 6075
@crosswound : It's just a figure that Kyle gave me
post #227 of 6075

Hello -

 

The leather that we would be obtaining from Horween is shell cordovan which is indeed the highest grade of horse hide available. Shell cordovan is made of horse-butt and is very soft but extremely durable. Aside from certain exotic leathers, this is probably the number one demanded leather in the world for fine footwear. There are few manufactures that are using true shell cordovan leather.

Due to the high demand of this leather and White's being a new shell cordovan customer, we are only going to be allocated enough leather to make roughly 5 pair a month.  

The price will not to be inexpensive - they will be $950-$1,000 per pair. I know the price will scare people, but this leather costs about 3-4x as much as standard cowhide or chrome excel leather. Only the top boot makers in the factory will be able to craft with this leather because it’s so delicate.

I have a sample pair that I will throw up on Facebook sometime this week (it's been crazy due to holiday, but I'll try and get it up by midweek)

 

Thank you all!

 

-Kyle

Baker’s Shoes

www.bakershoe.com

www.buildaboot.com

 

 

 

post #228 of 6075
^damn, at 650-7 maybe, but sadly 950-1K puts me out for sure frown.gif
post #229 of 6075
yeah, me too. The $600-700 that Alden is getting for cordo is already pushing it a little for me, but $950-1000 is just too much. I'm sure there are people who will pay it though, if I had the kind of disposable income where it wasn't a big deal I'd probably do it myself, cordo White's would be amazing. Can't wait to see pics.
post #230 of 6075
he already posted them up on the facebook page, here it is (i figure it's ok since the facebook group is public, as well)

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post #231 of 6075
what color is closest to black cherry in buildaboot? trying to decide on my next color either going to be brown chromexcel or the black cherry if i can figure out which one it is lol.
post #232 of 6075
damn....those look awesome. Wish those were in my price range.
post #233 of 6075
call up baker
post #234 of 6075
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Originally Posted by crosswound View Post

what color is closest to black cherry in buildaboot? trying to decide on my next color either going to be brown chromexcel or the black cherry if i can figure out which one it is lol.

Burgundy CXL, which they just recently started offering. It may only be availabe on their regular website right now though. Ask Kyle @ Bakers.
post #235 of 6075
Thanks when time comes for 2nd order will do
post #236 of 6075
Someone posted pictures of the Burgundy CXL over at Fedora Lounge and it looks great:

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http://www.thefedoralounge.com/showthread.php?17198-White-s-Semi-dress-Boots..&p=1363252&viewfull=1#post1363252
post #237 of 6075
Sweet really looking forward to my first pair on the way
post #238 of 6075
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Originally Posted by crosswound View Post

ok for semi-dress build a boot there isn't a option for celastic toe box so guess i'm also good there. slide13 do your brown dress have celastic toe box?

I just put another order in for my brother and there is an option for close sole trim and celastic toe box now
I did specify the single row stitching + close trim and the single celastic toe via email just to make sure.

The shell cordovan is nice. A little out of my price range right now though
post #239 of 6075

Style Forum - I am working on doing an intro price on the shell cordovan for Style Forum for the first 5 buyers interested. This would be limited to the first 5 customers. I am thinking 20% discount good thru Dec. 31, 2011. To be fair, I will also include Super Future fans as well. Again, this will be offered 'first come, first serve' to the first 5 buyers.

 

Base price: $949

Less 15%

After discout price: $806.65

 

If anyone is interested, please contact me at orders@bakershoe.com

 

Thank you all for your business and support.

 

We greatly appreciate it.

 

-Kyle

Baker's Shoes

www.bakershoe.com

www.buildaboot.com

post #240 of 6075
QA for QA__ how is Bison leather? i'm thinking of an option to CXL on a pair of SD.

_how's the texture?
_is it thick [ie, like regular SJ smooth leather] or thin [like Water Buffalo]?

it would help much if you can post a macro of the swatch. tnx in advance.
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