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post #3316 of 5808
The HH Whites used is horse strip or horse butt. Tbh I don't know if you could even use FQHH for boots- may just be shell and horse butt. From what I gather though is its nice stuff.is it worth the $80 upcharge? Probably. It is default with leather lining (required to form over the last from what Kyle tells me), so it's really only about a $50 upcharge
post #3317 of 5808
Okay guys I'm hoping to order a pair of whites in the next month or so (deciding between whites or nicks newer models). However, I'm really pretty clueless when it comes to leather options such as cxl, distressed leathers, tan leathers, horsehide, etc. With all these options, I'm not sure what would be best for me. Does it really only come down to looks?

In case you were wondering, I will be wearing these in a casual office environment with jeans. I figured I would ask you guys first before I call the guys at bakers. So, would you recommend certain leather types of another? Any help would be greatly appreciated!.
post #3318 of 5808

I would start with something conservative if you're not set on a particular look or feel. 

White's seems to only use quality materials, so you can order their basic make-up with full confidence.

For a first pair it should be brown or black, no fuchsia or teal until you're a little more confident about the various leathers and the style you want. 

post #3319 of 5808
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Originally Posted by ojaw View Post

I would start with something conservative if you're not set on a particular look or feel. 
White's seems to only use quality materials, so you can order their basic make-up with full confidence.
For a first pair it should be brown or black, no fuchsia or teal until you're a little more confident about the various leathers and the style you want. 

I forgot to mention, I do own a pair of brown wolverine 1000 mile boots. I really like em, but I just want to purchase better quality leather boots you know? I guess brown or black would be simple and conservative. I just want the best option to wear with all kinds of colors of shirts and blue jeans.
post #3320 of 5808
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I forgot to mention, I do own a pair of brown wolverine 1000 mile boots. I really like em, but I just want to purchase better quality leather boots you know? I guess brown or black would be simple and conservative. I just want the best option to wear with all kinds of colors of shirts and blue jeans.

At one time I was an all black boots guy. I have come to feel a medium to medium-dark brown seems to go with more clothes and more environments.

Andy B.
post #3321 of 5808

Hm, I don't think that would change what I said.

If the 1000s are a look that works for you, then try and emulate that with the White's.

Do you shine your boots regularly, or just periodically apply protection?

That might affect which leather you choose, since some take a shine better than others.

An oil tan type of leather may prove more durable for a wearer who misses the occasional clean-up or buff, since the protection is manufactured in. 

post #3322 of 5808
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Hm, I don't think that would change what I said.
If the 1000s are a look that works for you, then try and emulate that with the White's.
Do you shine your boots regularly, or just periodically apply protection?
That might affect which leather you choose, since some take a shine better than others.
An oil tan type of leather may prove more durable for a wearer who misses the occasional clean-up or buff, since the protection is manufactured in. 

Well I have only had them for a few months. I oiled and lp them when I got them. Now I brush them occasionally if I scuff them up. Do you think it would be dumb though if I bought another brown leather that looks like my current 1000s? Thanks for the help!
post #3323 of 5808

If you're shooting for higher quality (and can appreciate the difference) it's not dumb at all to go with a better version of what you already have.

And what Andy B. said; I'm turning that over in my head as I wear my new Black Vibergs while waiting on my Brown Dress White's.

Black formalizes an outfit to a degree - with obvious NB walking shoe exceptions...

post #3324 of 5808

Oh, and like my friends tell me, everything I say comes out of my ass.

post #3325 of 5808
Good evening guys,

If anyone has been pondering a shell cordovan White's SD, jump on board! Whites is going to discontinue this leather. There is still enough leather to make roughly 8-10 pair but once it's used up, they aren't bringing anymore in.

Reason? They unfortunately had too much leather rip in the lasting process. Roughly 20% of the orders had to be restarted and due to the cost of the leather they can't afford to move forward with it.

Please email me with questions.

Thanks,

Kyle @ Baker's
post #3326 of 5808
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Originally Posted by gfloridafan93 View Post

Okay guys I'm hoping to order a pair of whites in the next month or so (deciding between whites or nicks newer models). However, I'm really pretty clueless when it comes to leather options such as cxl, distressed leathers, tan leathers, horsehide, etc. With all these options, I'm not sure what would be best for me. Does it really only come down to looks?

In case you were wondering, I will be wearing these in a casual office environment with jeans. I figured I would ask you guys first before I call the guys at bakers. So, would you recommend certain leather types of another? Any help would be greatly appreciated!.

 

I think black work boots are totally cool, and will look great with just about anything -- brown or tan chinos, jeans, blue pants, etc.  I like them with contrasting silver eyelets, and either a brown or natural midsole.

 

Your main options for a "basic" leather from Whites will probably be:  brown or black dress; brown or black or burgundy CXL; brown or black horsehide.  CXL has really caught on recently, but if you look back in the earlier days of this board, brown dress seems to have been the clear favorite, often thought of as White's "standard" leather. There are lots of pics of it well worn, and it looks really great.  It's a much darker brown than many other brown, and would be different enough from your 1000 mile boots I think, especially if you added a cap toe, pull loop, or the like.  And the sole and feel will be much more substantial than the 1000 mile.  There seem to be less pics of black dress, bu presumably it would wear well too.

 

The black and brown oil tans will be less glossy and distinctive looking, but thicker and more durable by all accounts (including white's).

 

I've made my case for HH above, which I love.

 

By the way, White's will send you sample swatches of the leathers if you email them and ask...

post #3327 of 5808

How do you guys get fitted for these boots? Just go off of measurements?

post #3328 of 5808
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Any chance we can get some updated photos of these, Rev?  They're mighty beautiful out of the box, so I'd love to see them after a few months of wear.

These are gorgeous! what leather is that?

post #3329 of 5808
Thanks guys for all the responses regarding the leather options. I have my eye on a few different styles, so I will post pictures later and ask for your opinions. Another quick question. I have only ever owned 6'' boots. The semi dress is 5''. Is there really a big difference between the two? If so, would a 6'' bounty hunter be equivalent to a 6'' semi dress since they don't make it in a 6''?
post #3330 of 5808
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How do you guys get fitted for these boots? Just go off of measurements?

 

White's will ask you to send in tracings and measurements, and that seems to work well for some folks.  But I don't entirely trust it.  Based on mine White's suggested I order 9.5D; but I had a chance to try on a pair of SDs in that size (from the store Imogene and Willie's) and they were clearly too tight.  Kyle from Baker's then sent me a pair of SJ's in 9.5E to try on, and those were also tight in the toebox.  After talking with Kyle, I ended up ordering my SD's in 9.5EE, which I am hoping and praying will fit just right.  Bottom line:  no substitute for trying on...

 

BTW, I am going to attach here a picture of my old old horsehide Vibergs.  I know, it's a White's board, but thought I'd give a sense of how black HH can look, since there are few pics of White's black HH in the wild.  (I confess that I want to weep openly at having had to let these boots go!)

 

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