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post #3376 of 4558
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Originally Posted by mogili222 View Post

I am still debating between the HH or the Dress Leather for a pair of SD in the standard last. Is HH worth the $80 or so premium over Dress leather?

I think so. It's gorgeous. I wish it was available when I got my SDs.
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I think so. It's gorgeous. I wish it was available when I got my SDs.

I agree too. I am a big fan of HH. Waiting on a pair now and will report back when they arrive.
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I think so. It's gorgeous. I wish it was available when I got my SDs.

 

 

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I agree too. I am a big fan of HH. Waiting on a pair now and will report back when they arrive.

Thank you for the comment. Pardon my ignorance, but what exactly is the advantage of HH? Also is the quality of HH used by White's really that good as I understand there are various grades of HH. 

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Originally Posted by mogili222 View Post
 

 

 

Thank you for the comment. Pardon my ignorance, but what exactly is the advantage of HH? Also is the quality of HH used by White's really that good as I understand there are various grades of HH. 

 

Right, that question of quality is the thing.  I have never held a pair of White's horsehides in my hands, though I will soon. But I briefly owned two different pairs of Viberg HH's (had to sell because of fit).  Honestly, it was just a gorgeous leather. Rich and distinctive, without being overly dressy.  A slight glossiness to them, but not as much as CXL.  I talked to lots of folks, both at Whites, Bakers, and Vibergs, but also on the boards, and everyone who had HH agreed that it was a fairly thick, and very tough, leather that wore well over the years.

 

Again, I basically fell in love with the Viberg HH (and I've had boots in oil tan leather and in CXL), but I will let you know how White's seems once they arrive.

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It's been said in this forum that it's very high quality. The pictures I have seen look nice and looks like it will age and patina wonderfully. Like linafelt said, horsehide has a wonderful luster and depth of color to it.
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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
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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!.
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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. 

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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.
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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.
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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. 

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Originally Posted by ojaw View Post

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 #3388 of 4558

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...

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

post #3390 of 4558
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
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