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Spend the extra scratch for the perfect fit
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Originally Posted by ben2t View Post
 

They did not put the black tongue i requested and even called Baker's about before placing my order, not a deal breaker as i like the outcome of the boots but make me suspect about their MTO which 3 weeks only.

 

 

 

Make them do it.  Seriously, people in this thread act as if Whites or Bakers are doing them a favor.  You're paying a custom price for a custom boot.  Get what you paid for.  I'm happy with my White's but if they didn't send exactly what I PAID for then I would have had them change it.  They aren't going to say "no".  You're going to have the boots for a long time - get what you really wanted and paid for.  Don't settle for a mistake someone else made.  Mistakes happen and they'll make it right.

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My boots took about a month from the time I ordered them to the day they arrived. Here's another pic showing the taper to the heel. Again, its not a "Cuban" heel by any stretch, but still tapered.

 

I've seen a lot of different amounts of taper called "Cuban."

 

If people want to be really precise about it, there are heel style charts out there. White's standard heels are closest to "walking" heels on Western boots. If they're definitely not anything, they're neither block nor riding heels. 

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Originally Posted by aaronjared View Post

Sorry for just getting to respond to this. Pretty much all of White's soles are the same thickness if I'm not mistaken, so for the mini lug half sole they add a second piece of leather to make up the difference. It gives the appearance of a double leather with the half sole beneath it. Here is a better picture of it in action.

I am waiting for a brown edge dressing I ordered from AE (thanks to those who suggested it) so I will retouch them shortly.

Received the brown AE edge dressing and finally had a chance to apply it last night. Makes a huge difference I'd say.
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Originally Posted by revrend View Post
 

 

I've seen a lot of different amounts of taper called "Cuban."

 

If people want to be really precise about it, there are heel style charts out there. White's standard heels are closest to "walking" heels on Western boots. If they're definitely not anything, they're neither block nor riding heels. 

 

Seems like the amount of taper, and the degree to which it "curves" or just "slants," depends on who at White's is making the particular boot.  You'll notice quite a bit of variation in different pictures around the web.  Eastwestapparel (I think) had some tapered heels that are MUCH less curved and tapered than others. Also, you'll notice that the overhang on the block heel can differ by quite a bit depending on the particular boot.  Part of the "handmade" deal I guess...

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Originally Posted by linafelt View Post
 

 

Seems like the amount of taper, and the degree to which it "curves" or just "slants," depends on who at White's is making the particular boot.  You'll notice quite a bit of variation in different pictures around the web.  Eastwestapparel (I think) had some tapered heels that are MUCH less curved and tapered than others. Also, you'll notice that the overhang on the block heel can differ by quite a bit depending on the particular boot.  Part of the "handmade" deal I guess...

Let's just hope they're the same between each boot in a pair. 

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Let's just hope they're the same between each boot in a pair. 


Right!  Which does seem to be the case...

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HI guys,
Can anyone tell me how long the brown takes to come through in black CXL? I know there are variables such as what kind of use, and frequency of wearing...I like the look of the patina as it ages...thinking black CXL nomads, and a pair of dress brown bounty hunters. Have seen a cople of well worn dress brown and it seems to show a lot more brown as it ages...thanks for any help.
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Originally Posted by Bunyip View Post

HI guys,
Can anyone tell me how long the brown takes to come through in black CXL? I know there are variables such as what kind of use, and frequency of wearing...I like the look of the patina as it ages...thinking black CXL nomads, and a pair of dress brown bounty hunters. Have seen a cople of well worn dress brown and it seems to show a lot more brown as it ages...thanks for any help.

It takes the same amount of time as it takes for a brown CXL boot to scuff at all. That's all it takes for the black CXL to show brown.

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Does anyone know where I can source speedhooks and the Vibram 430 sole or halfsole? I need it for a repair job of another pair of shoes.

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Originally Posted by OlafG View Post
 

Does anyone know where I can source speedhooks and the Vibram 430 sole or halfsole? I need it for a repair job of another pair of shoes.

Vibram 430

 

Speedhooks  (or check ebay)

post #3117 of 5037
These are gorgeous, love the blocked off heel.

Curved heels look more like lady boots to me.
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Originally Posted by bl@ster View Post

And some new British Tan SD's came in as well. Here's the specs and photos.

Last Standard, Sole Leather, Size - Length 11, Hardware All Antique Eyes, Edge Natural, Upper (Shaft) Leather British Tan, Midsole Single, Pull Loops No Thanks, Leather Liner Tan, Sole Trim Close Trim, Toe Vamp Leather British Tan, Size - Width D (medium), Toe Cap Leather Toe Cap (only available on plain toe style), Celastic Toe Box Single Celastic Toe, Heel Base 90 Degree Blocked off Heel (Traveler)





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Originally Posted by clintfisher View Post

Curved heels look more like lady boots to me.

Them fighting words...:crazy:

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Originally Posted by 4characters View Post

Them fighting words...crazy.gif

Haha I figured that might rustle some feathers.

How about I rephrase and say "Curved heels are a bit too curvy for my taste".
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Much better. :D

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