Perhaps these White's are built on the same last as packers?
Edited by b-ewing - 12/16/13 at 9:43pm
I've always liked the idea of an SD or BH on the packer last, but the packer has one of the tallest heels, and even lowered 1/4" it would still be pretty tall. The nice part about the Wesco MP last is that its heel is naturally 1/2" lower than their Western last, which is like White's Packer.
On a side note, what's up with Wesco charging for every little customization?
Roughout = $40
Double midsole = $40
Comp. Half Sole = $40
Leather Lining = $99
They even charge $40 to use thread that's not brown, which is why those black Firemasters have brown thread.
I'm all ready to place my order...just waiting on White's to get back to me on sizing. I was all set to order my Bounty Hunters in distressed smooth, but then I was reminded of my first in-person encounter with White's, at Grahame Fowler in NYC. I believe they're the "standard" makeup for brick and mortar stores, and it's a really dark brown (almost black). I called White's to ask which leather that is, and he couldn't tell me for sure, but told me it was their "dark brown leather" and said it was chrome-tanned. When I look at the site, all I see is Dark Brown French Calf. Does that sound right to you guys?
For all my boots, I toss the leather laces and go with paracord. You can find 50ft rolls of it at hardware stores for ~$10 and you can make the laces whatever length you want. It also comes in just about any color you could want.