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post #2881 of 5496
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Originally Posted by SixOhNine View Post

Dear god, why would you do something as awful as that? A Christy sole is quite possibly the ugliest thing you could put on a pair of cordovan boots, especially something rare and beautiful as whiskey color. It's like putting a platinum Patek Philippe on a Velcro strap.

Heh, I kind of like them and have plenty of other boots, so why not one with a Christy? Admittedly I admit it is sort of ridiculous and lately have been thinking about spending my money on exotic leather dress shoes instead.
post #2882 of 5496
Do it. They're just White's, it's not like you're putting them on some Edward Greens or something.
post #2883 of 5496
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Originally Posted by cathpah View Post

More photos can be seen here.

Pretty cool that they include 2 free bookmarks.  (I kid, I kid.)

Great pics! And I love how you went right out and wore them on a hike. That is what they're built for.
I am REALLY leaning towards this leather for my next pair.

Keep posting some wear pics after you've hiked around in them for a while. I want to see how they age.

You know, when you send boots back to White's for a rebuild, they give you a new set of bookmarks. I think in a few years when I send a pair back, I will keep the old ones and actually use them as such.
post #2884 of 5496
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Originally Posted by akatsuki View Post

Been trying to get Whiskey cordovan semi-dress boots on Christy sole, but haven't had much luck - mostly because Whiskey is a rare color...

Never heard of white's doing whisky. I think the only shell they do is #8.
post #2885 of 5496
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Originally Posted by meso View Post

Never heard of white's doing whisky. I think the only shell they do is #8.

They will make you a boot out of rat ass you provide the hide(s) biggrin.gif
post #2886 of 5496
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Originally Posted by b-ewing View Post

They will make you a boot out of rat ass you provide the hide(s) biggrin.gif

Yeah, basically. Hell, it would be easier to get boots made out of something like croc or stingray than whiskey cordovan given availability.

Rat's ass, though... hmmm., probably hard to get premium cuts of that.
post #2887 of 5496
Yeah man, and you thought the membrane of a horses ass was rare
post #2888 of 5496
*unless they have an exclusivity contract with a Japanese dealer for rat ass boots. Certain makeups are definitely off limits for this reason.
post #2889 of 5496
I think that color scheme would be awesome! I ordered a two tone pair of semi dress for which I am currently waiting. I can't wait to see pictures of yours.
post #2890 of 5496

It can't possibly be worth more than twice the price to get a pair of White's SD made up in shell cordovan? Don't get me wrong, I love shell cordovan, but I think it's more fair that they cost around 50% like Alden and not more than twice the price of a normal SD. 

 

I would think two pairs of SD's in for example CXL would last longer than one in shell anyway.

post #2891 of 5496
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Originally Posted by OlafG View Post
 

It can't possibly be worth more than twice the price to get a pair of White's SD made up in shell cordovan? Don't get me wrong, I love shell cordovan, but I think it's more fair that they cost around 50% like Alden and not more than twice the price of a normal SD. 

 

I would think two pairs of SD's in for example CXL would last longer than one in shell anyway.

While I agree that their upcharge for shell is downright outrageous, I imagine part of it is the fact that they're ordering shell in such smaller quantities than Alden...but that's only a part of it.  I'd have to assume that they're doing it mostly because they think they can, and that because they assume anyone tracking down their boots in shell has ample money to do so (something I don't support or agree with).  I'm mighty tempted to order a pair in shell, but I find the upcharge hard to justify, both functionally (is it really twice the boot?) and philosphically (do I really want to support such an insane upcharge?).

 

As far as lasting longer in CXL, I'm not sure I follow/agree.  Shell is remarkably resilient, and should last every bit as long as CXL if properly taken care of.

 

Edit:  I just noticed that you said *two* pairs in CXL.  That I can get behind. Unfortunately, shell has that innate ability to roll instead of crease, which is just so damn sexy.  

 

I wonder if Nick's would make a boot in shell?

post #2892 of 5496

My point was that you might have boots for a longer period of time with two pairs in CXL rather than one pair in shell, and it would most likely be cheaper.

 

I'm tempted too as I really do love shell cordovan, but, it's hard. I already have too many dark brown/red-ish boots anyway.

 

Edit: A bit trigger happy.

post #2893 of 5496
I dunno. The SDs I've seen in #8 shell are sick as f*ck. and about $200 cheaper than shell Vibergs
post #2894 of 5496
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Originally Posted by b-ewing View Post

I dunno. The SDs I've seen in #8 shell are sick as f*ck. and about $200 cheaper than shell Vibergs

Is Viberg really a realistic comparison though?

post #2895 of 5496
A shit load better comparison than Alden's.
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