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jawnzer---Welcome, your boot selection sound great. I’d love to see what a soft toe Bounty Hunter in Navy/black rough-out would look like; Sounds very nice. The navy CXL is wonderful stuff.:)

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Yeah, that navy is absolutely stunning, especially one of the pairs that was posted quite early in this thread (around page 40) That pretty much sold me on it.

 

Just need to get something for the tough winters around here, something with a good sole, but something that doesn't look to bulky, and vibram 430 looks to be perfect for it.

 

Question I have, why does certain leather need to have a lining, but others don't?

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I think it has to do with the thickness of the leather. The thinner leathers require a lining 

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I think very few of whites leathers "need" to be lined. Some recommend it with cxl because of stretching but I have both lined and unlined cxl and I don't feel the unlined have stretched excessively. Lined will give a little softer feel though and warmth if you're looking for that.
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Thinner leather requires a liner to prevent the leather from tearing during sewing.

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First day to wear my new boots to school; no comments, but a few oncoming students nearly wrecked staring at my feet…:rotflmao:

These boots are ridiculously comfortable; they are redefining my definition of comfort...

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See those squiggly lines? I call that lightning in the Chromexel…

No idea exactly what it is (cow veins?), but it looks super cool.

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Here's a few pics of my natty cxl bounty hunters. 7" height, no celastic, red liner, brass eyes, navy cxl pull loop.




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First day to wear my new boots to school; no comments, but a few oncoming students nearly wrecked staring at my feet…:rotflmao:

 

These boots are ridiculously comfortable; they are redefining my definition of comfort...

Those look awesome, love that navy! Makes my choice even easier.

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Here's a few pics of my natty cxl bounty hunters. 7" height, no celastic, red liner, brass eyes, navy cxl pull loop.




 

 

Those look great.  How long have you had them ? My natural CXL still has that toupe color, they still haven't gotten that brownish patina.  It's only been a few weeks though.

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@cwmi I've had them since late April but have only worn about once/week over the summer, hoping to get a lot more wear this winter. I've brushed them a couple times and that seems to have darkened them a little so maybe try brushing. Not sure of your experience but this is the dryest/least greasy cxl of the three pairs I have (1000 mile & Indy), are yours pretty oily?
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^^ those are perfect my book! Tho if you specified all eyelets and ended up with speed hooks, you have every reason to reach back to White's for resolution. I've personally debated between speed hooks or none, but think speed hooks win in the end. To me, it just fits the boot's aesthetic. Regardless, man, congrats! They're awesome and deserve some good wear
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@cwmi I've had them since late April but have only worn about once/week over the summer, hoping to get a lot more wear this winter. I've brushed them a couple times and that seems to have darkened them a little so maybe try brushing. Not sure of your experience but this is the dryest/least greasy cxl of the three pairs I have (1000 mile & Indy), are yours pretty oily?

 

 

Yes , they do seem oily compared to my wife's 1000 mile (brown CXL) not quite as much.  This is my first pair of CXL footwear and I was pretty surprised on how easily they scuff.  I've tried brushing them and I end up making them worse looking, I will usually just wipe them with a damp cloth then rub or knead them and the scuffs come right out.

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 I think part of the fun is building up the boot.  I get to help out my wife, she has gotten bit by the boot bug.  First her 1000 miles and now she wants a pair of White's. She is looking to build up a pair of lace up cowboy Packers either 14" or 16" with pointed toes in either brown oil or distressed brown.

Looking forward to see how these turn out.

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