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post #3136 of 3609
Ain't no shame in antique hardware. I actually prefer the way it ages; the laces will gracefully wear away the finishing to reveal a nice polished brass patina.

Btw- those gotta be close trim
post #3137 of 3609
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Originally Posted by b-ewing View Post

Btw- whose got experience with the C461 last? I'm enamored with it at the moment biggrin.gif

My SJs are on the C461 last. It does seem a little roomier in the toe area than the SD and Packer lasts. I don't think it is really wider than any other last, but it may be a bit taller in the toe. As for the turned up toe, I don't think it shows as much as in some photos. Then again, my SJs have a double midsole, so that may have flattened it out some.

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Originally Posted by trvlr472 View Post


Hello Andy,
I was out on the road so it's taken a few days to respond to all the posts.

The work boots on the other hand have been real snug all the way around.  Especially over the arch area and even more so in the upper shaft where they fit around the leg up above the ankle.  The leather on the left, outer part of the left boot has been VERY uncomfortable since it is constantly pressing on my leg right above the ankle.  The right boot is VERY tough to get my right foot into but once it's in there the boot fits fine.

Have you ever fractured your ankle? biggrin.gif I would have assumed you'd have mentioned that, but I found it funny because many moons ago I fractured my left ankle and I have the exact problem you describe with some footwear. Thank goodness that problem has never manifested itself with any White's.
post #3138 of 3609
These are what I'm talking about; man, I love them!





More C461 goodness here
http://emptygarage.jp/smp/list.php?type=class&scat=941494
post #3139 of 3609
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Originally Posted by b-ewing View Post

Ain't no shame in antique hardware. I actually prefer the way it ages; the laces will gracefully wear away the finishing to reveal a nice polished brass patina.

Here's a quiz. Is this polished brass or antique brass hardware?



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It's polished brass. After a year, pretty much all brass will be antiqued except where something rubs on it to polish it. And it gets more "antiqued" all the time. happy.gif
post #3140 of 3609

lol :lol:

 

Red dog/brown bull hide?

post #3141 of 3609
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Originally Posted by b-ewing View Post

My two cents-
I'd do standard trim and heel, no pull loops, and no leather lining (the cxl is thick enough on its own IMO). Also would consider brass hardware. Makes a beautiful contrast to the burgundy.

These have me digging the standard trim...tough choices

post #3142 of 3609
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Originally Posted by 4characters View Post

lol lol8%5B1%5D.gif

Red dog/brown bull hide?

Yup! And in a few weeks they'll be 4 years old. Definitely my favorite pair. I wear them several times a week except in the summer, and even then I can usually get a day a week out of them.
post #3143 of 3609
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Originally Posted by rydenfan View Post

These have me digging the standard trim...tough choices


Yeah man, proper SDs. 700 outsoles, standard heel and trim, natural stain, British tan leather
post #3144 of 3609
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Originally Posted by b-ewing View Post

Yeah man, proper SDs. 700 outsoles, standard heel and trim, natural stain, British tan leather

I can see the appeal smile.gif would likely still go #8 CXL as these are lighter leather, double stitch down and natural midsole



post #3145 of 3609
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Originally Posted by rydenfan View Post


I can see the appeal smile.gif would likely still go #8 CXL as these are lighter leather, double stitch down and natural midsole
 

Guy, you're Viberging the White's thread. Love those boots, though. They look even better once they're broken in.

post #3146 of 3609
Sorry. Was only used in context to discuss my white's makeup
post #3147 of 3609
My 2 cents:
Definitely celastic toe.
Yes to pull tab, block heel , and lowered.
Single row or double stitching either way.
No speed hooks (its a short boot).
I would def get CXL lined, to prevent stretching; Kyle at Bakers recommends it, and I experienced it with my OSB CXL boots.
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Originally Posted by rydenfan View Post

All,

I am working on a semi-dress makeup and would love some opinions on any possible changes:
  • #8 CXL leather
  • no toe cap
  • single celastic toe
  • leather liner (black or cream)
  • pull tab (undecided)
  • antique eyelet and speed hook combo
  • close trim
  • block heel (possibly minus 1/4")
  • Commando mini lug half sole
  • single midsole
  • brown edge trim (possibly natural but probably not)

Thanks for the assistance as this would be my first White's makeup
post #3148 of 3609
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Originally Posted by rydenfan View Post

I can see the appeal smile.gif would likely still go #8 CXL as these are lighter leather, double stitch down and natural midsole

Gonna be one boss boot!
Edited by b-ewing - 2/5/14 at 3:07pm
post #3149 of 3609
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Originally Posted by rydenfan View Post


These have me digging the standard trim...tough choices
 

Dang, those are beautiful.

post #3150 of 3609
No break in needed on cxl compared to black smooth which is hard as wood:)
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