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My White's shelf. . . . Left to right: Dress Browns, British Tans, Black Shark, Black Smoke Jumpers, Sno Cats.  :cheers:

!!!!:inlove:

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Well my semi dress arrived and so far the fit seems to be excellent.  There are the plain jane models in standard brown dress, the only modification was a lowered heel.

 

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Do you have better pictures of the edge stitching, specifically close to the ball of your foot on the right? From this pic it looks a little sloppy.

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Do you have better pictures of the edge stitching, specifically close to the ball of your foot on the right? From this pic it looks a little sloppy.


I see what your saying but the stitching is actually fine currently I do not have another picture.  I think the aberration you are seeing is something caused by the flash going off.   

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enjoying Sunday Night Football!
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... Like a Boss
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Ben, the top ones indeed do not. They're the first cap toe non-celastic whites I've seen to date and I can't wait to hear from EastWest on how they wear (nudge, nudge, wink, wink wink.gif )

 

I have a pair of horsehide, cap toe, lined SD. You asked for updates on these.. Sadly I didn't get much wear yet so I couldn't show you how they wear.

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I have a pair of horsehide, cap toe, lined SD. You asked for updates on these.. Sadly I didn't get much wear yet so I couldn't show you how they wear.


Are there pics of these posted...?

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@linafelt, here ya go bud


Those are some beauties!

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Originally Posted by linafelt View Post

Some White's / Viberg comparison pics. I would say that Viberg clearly wins on quality and craftsmanship (check out the welt pics), but I find White's more comfortable..









I don't own a pair of Viberg boots, and honestly I have no experience with them. I just want to point out one thing. The welt on the Vibergs is the same as Wesco (and I do own several pairs of Wesco boots). The Viberg welt is a stitch-down welt. The White's welt is a traditional Goodyear welt. Now this is just my opinion, and of course everyone knows what it is about opinions, but the traditional Goodyear welt takes more steps to manufacture, and from what I have found is more waterproof. One of the reasons I don't own more pairs of Wesco boots is because personally I dislike the stitch-down welt. I also feel that if a rebuild was necessary, the portion of the Goodyear welt that is sewn to the sole can be sewn through several times before replacing it. On the stitch-down welt, the portion of the welt sewn to the sole is part of the leather upper, and the only way to replace it is to replace the upper.

I'm just tossing my biased opinion out there. biggrin.gif

Andy B.
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Just arrived!!

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A classic! They really look great with the jeans...
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I don't own a pair of Viberg boots, and honestly I have no experience with them. I just want to point out one thing. The welt on the Vibergs is the same as Wesco (and I do own several pairs of Wesco boots). The Viberg welt is a stitch-down welt. The White's welt is a traditional Goodyear welt. Now this is just my opinion, and of course everyone knows what it is about opinions, but the traditional Goodyear welt takes more steps to manufacture, and from what I have found is more waterproof. One of the reasons I don't own more pairs of Wesco boots is because personally I dislike the stitch-down welt. I also feel that if a rebuild was necessary, the portion of the Goodyear welt that is sewn to the sole can be sewn through several times before replacing it. On the stitch-down welt, the portion of the welt sewn to the sole is part of the leather upper, and the only way to replace it is to replace the upper.

I'm just tossing my biased opinion out there. biggrin.gif

Andy B.

 

I confess that this is mostly above my paygrade.  I thought White's was stitched-down as well...  But I am pretty sure that Viberg's can be resoled without replacing the upper; lots of folks talk about getting them done...

 

In any case, I certainly wouldn't question the toughness or durability of White's, though aesthetically there does seem to be some quality control issues on occasion.  Not a big deal for work boots of course, where looks are secondary to functionality.

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Originally Posted by andy b. View Post

 The welt on the Vibergs is the same as Wesco (and I do own several pairs of Wesco boots). The Viberg welt is a stitch-down welt. The White's welt is a traditional Goodyear welt.

 

Just checked the White's site, and it says that both the Smoke jumper and the SD feature "hand sewn, stitched-down construction"...

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I was wondering about that too.. Thx for keepin em honest, linafelt!
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