or Connect
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Streetwear and Denim › Custom White's Boots ... Thoughts?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Custom White's Boots ... Thoughts? - Page 186

post #2776 of 4323

Ricky,

 That is a great looking pair of boots.

post #2777 of 4323

Wandering around today

 

Untitled

post #2778 of 4323
Brian, them nattys are killin the patina war. Tho it looks like you puked on one of em biggrin.gif
post #2779 of 4323

 

 

I got my BHs in a couple of weeks ago so I had some questions/comments. First the comments, love the boots, well made as were the pair of SJs I purchased in 1998. I had an interesting conversation with White's concerning the color. I ordered them in British Tan but changed to Classic Brown as I was concerned the former would be too orange. After I got them I was convinced they had actually been made in BT after comparing them to BT swatch I had (see pic). I called White's to get the final word. Turns out according to White's, British Tan and Classic Brown are the same color! The name just depends on what boot they are in. Who knew?

 

Next the question. I am concerned they are too big, They feel good in some spots but generally feel a little squishy in the heel. When I bought my SJs back in 1998, I sent foot tracings to White's and was sized at 10.5 EE. That is what I ordered these in. You can see from the photo how much room is between my big to and the end of the boot. I was expecting them to be more snug as I remember my SJs being. Am I remembering incorrectly? If they should be more snug is there anything that can be done about it? Thanks.

post #2780 of 4323

I must have done something wrong, no pics. Trying again...

 

 

 

post #2781 of 4323
Judging by your thumb width, I'd say the length is about right, but having the same issues I can feel your pain. (See my post a page or two back). If the width feels just right I'd probably keep em. Btw- looking forward to seeing some evo pics of your soft toe wink.gif

As for the color; that's gotta be wrong, right? No way those are the same color, are they???
post #2782 of 4323
Quote:
Originally Posted by chiliinabowl View Post


Next the question. I am concerned they are too big, They feel good in some spots but generally feel a little squishy in the heel. When I bought my SJs back in 1998, I sent foot tracings to White's and was sized at 10.5 EE. That is what I ordered these in. You can see from the photo how much room is between my big to and the end of the boot. I was expecting them to be more snug as I remember my SJs being. Am I remembering incorrectly? If they should be more snug is there anything that can be done about it? Thanks.

my personal experience is that you need to size down 1/2 from SJ to SD.
hence, SJ 8.5E = SD 8E
learned that the hard way, too ... 'had to sell my MTO SD HH x Bison as the consequence.
post #2783 of 4323
Quote:
Originally Posted by chiliinabowl View Post

I must have done something wrong, no pics. Trying again...



That color looks great! I think once they get some wear and dark creases it will look even better!!

The SJ last is supposed to be fuller than the rest, so if anything I would have expected the BHs to be tighter. Like B-Ewing said, if the width feels good, and the arch feels in the right spot, they are probably a good fit.

Andy B.
post #2784 of 4323
Wondering who you got to rebuild them for you... I may want to have some rebuilding done on a pair. Thanks.
Quote:
Originally Posted by RickyTylerson View Post

I've had them for about 3 years. They've been rebuilt twice though due to sizing issues. so the vamp area is only about a year old. the uppers are 3. 

unlined semi dress last - but the last is modified on the right foot for a larger toe box. 
post #2785 of 4323

That's pretty goofy about the British Tan and Classic brown...  I just went back and looked at the swatches Whites sent me a year ago or so.  I asked for browns and blacks, and they included both British Tan AND Classic Brown, each marked separately; and now that I look again, I see that they are the same color!

 

 

Quote:

Originally Posted by chiliinabowl View Post
 

I had an interesting conversation with White's concerning the color. I ordered them in British Tan but changed to Classic Brown as I was concerned the former would be too orange. After I got them I was convinced they had actually been made in BT after comparing them to BT swatch I had (see pic). I called White's to get the final word. Turns out according to White's, British Tan and Classic Brown are the same color! The name just depends on what boot they are in. Who knew?

 

post #2786 of 4323

I posted this in the Danner thread, but there's probably a greater chance of it being answered here. 

Quote:

Greetings everyone, long time lurker. I have a couple questions I hope could be answered in regard to Danner before going through with a purchase. This community is typically the most knowledgeable around when it comes to these things, so any help offered will be appreciated.  

 

I've been looking to add another pair of boots to my rotation for the winter months, and have narrowed my options down to Wesco, White's, Viberg, Oak Street, & Danner. My question pertains to the quality and finish of Danner boots, namely their stump-town collection, relative to aforementioned manufacturers. 

 

I've done a little research on my own, and from what I've gathered they seem to be on par; Horween and oiled leathers, hand crafted double stitching, gortex/waterproof, Vibram soles, recraftable construction, etc. The only draw-back I see is that they don't offer customizable options, but no biggie. I've also noticed that they've collaborated with some very reputable brands/retailers over the last few years in Comme Des Garcons, Sophnet, Ball & Buck, Woolrich Woolen Mills, Bolyston, Tanner Goods, and others. So far so good, but then I learn that Danner is a subsidiary of LaCrosse footwear, which is owned by ABC-Mart, a Japanese retailer with hundreds of stores across Japan, Taiwan, and South Korea. This gave me concerns about their quality control and production standards, especially compared to smaller, private owned brands.

 

So, to owners of boots from said brands or those of you familiar with their production standards and quality, is Danner to hikers and military types what Wesco, White's, and Viberg are to Lineman and Loggers, or are they a cheaper alternative more comparable to Wolverine or Red Wing? There's nothing wrong with that, but I'd rather spend a couple hundred more for heavy duty pair of boots with the potential to last me a decade or two. However, if their products are right there with the best, I'll find it more difficult to justify the price point of say, a custom or limited edition pair of Viberg 66's over limited edition pair of Danner Mountain Lights(I really like retro hikers).

post #2787 of 4323
My brown dress SD's finally made it out of the office. I wore them the majority of the time this past weekend in northern Michigan.

post #2788 of 4323
Quote:
Originally Posted by chiliinabowl View Post  

 

I got my BHs in a couple of weeks ago so I had some questions/comments. First the comments, love the boots, well made as were the pair of SJs I purchased in 1998. I had an interesting conversation with White's concerning the color. I ordered them in British Tan but changed to Classic Brown as I was concerned the former would be too orange. After I got them I was convinced they had actually been made in BT after comparing them to BT swatch I had (see pic). I called White's to get the final word. Turns out according to White's, British Tan and Classic Brown are the same color! The name just depends on what boot they are in. Who knew?

 

Next the question. I am concerned they are too big, They feel good in some spots but generally feel a little squishy in the heel. When I bought my SJs back in 1998, I sent foot tracings to White's and was sized at 10.5 EE. That is what I ordered these in. You can see from the photo how much room is between my big to and the end of the boot. I was expecting them to be more snug as I remember my SJs being. Am I remembering incorrectly? If they should be more snug is there anything that can be done about it? Thanks.

I own a pair of SDs in British Tan.  I have a swatch of the Classic Brown.  To me they are one in the same.  That was my initial reaction when I got the swatch.  Now it's been confirmed.  Thanks for sharing that research.

post #2789 of 4323
Quote:
Originally Posted by b-ewing View Post

Judging by your thumb width, I'd say the length is about right, but having the same issues I can feel your pain. (See my post a page or two back). If the width feels just right I'd probably keep em. Btw- looking forward to seeing some evo pics of your soft toe wink.gif

As for the color; that's gotta be wrong, right? No way those are the same color, are they???

 

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by linafelt View Post
 

 

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by BumsFan View Post
 

I own a pair of SDs in British Tan.  I have a swatch of the Classic Brown.  To me they are one in the same.  That was my initial reaction when I got the swatch.  Now it's been confirmed.  Thanks for sharing that research.

Thanks for your comments all. The whole classic brown/british tan thing is a bit odd. You'd think they would just stick to one to avoid confusion. I fretted over which to pick for a week!

post #2790 of 4323
Quote:
Originally Posted by b-ewing View Post

Judging by your thumb width, I'd say the length is about right, but having the same issues I can feel your pain. (See my post a page or two back). If the width feels just right I'd probably keep em. Btw- looking forward to seeing some evo pics of your soft toe wink.gif

As for the color; that's gotta be wrong, right? No way those are the same color, are they???


That's pretty funny, you are dealing with the same thing! I probably looked at 80 pages of this thread but missed that one. When you say you shelved your BHs for now does that mean they are still eligible for return? I have worn mine outside so I am guessing they are not.

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Streetwear and Denim
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Streetwear and Denim › Custom White's Boots ... Thoughts?