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Hey guys, just joined for this thread alone. I don't own a pair of White's yet but the education here has been amazing. Thanks to all for the pics and info. I'll have questions to follow I'm sure.

 

Welcome to the board.

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Which of these boots represent a color closer to how the Brown Oil (Brown Smooth) leather looks like in real life? Or is it just how it looks in different light?

 

These

 

Or these..

 

 

 

I love the shine on the leather in the last picture.. 

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It all depends on what leather conditioner you use. Bick 4 will keep them light and all the others will darken them.....

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I guess it's possible that not everyone cares about my new boots as much as I do (!), so I won't continue to post an egregious number of pics, but here are a few.  Wore these all day yesterday, and am very happy with them.  I love the look, and they feel good on my feet, with just some break in issues on the inside of each ankle.

 

I had Baker's sand the block heel down closer to flush, which came out well, I think.  One of the unintended effects is that the original midsoles were natural, but after the sanding Baker's dyed the sides brown, but left the tops of the midsoles natural, so there is still some contrast, as you can see on the "shelf" pic below. Followed by a heel pic.

 

 

 

You can get the Fiebring sole dressing sold by Allen Edmonds that they use and dye the rest with q tips or an old tooth brush.

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It all depends on what leather conditioner you use. Bick 4 will keep them light and all the others will darken them.....

Thank you.. So is the leather that is on the heal counter of this boot the regular Brown Oil that just lightened up.. 

 

 

Here are a couple more pictures of the same boots. Courtesy demonito on Iron Heart forums. 

 

 

 


Edited by mogili222 - 6/8/14 at 7:46pm
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^ That might be red dog smooth?
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Yup, red dog with natty CXL

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Which of these boots represent a color closer to how the Brown Oil (Brown Smooth) leather looks like in real life? Or is it just how it looks in different light?

 

These

 

Or these..

 

 

 

I love the shine on the leather in the last picture..

Top ones are the only brown smooth.

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Here's my pair in brown smooth with a bit less direct light.


In full daylight these look exactly like the "stacked" pictured earlier.
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Those Red Dogs are so freakin sweet! How did the owner get the leather so rich in hue?
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Just a note that it's really difficult to get the true sense of a leather in pictures.  Flashes especially make everything look shinier than it is in real life.

 

@mogli222, have you asked Whites to send leather samples?  They will do so very willingly, and even though they are small and it is sometimes hard to imagine what they will look like on a whole boot, they certainly do help.

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Just a note that it's really difficult to get the true sense of a leather in pictures.  Flashes especially make everything look shinier than it is in real life.

 

@mogli222, have you asked Whites to send leather samples?  They will do so very willingly, and even though they are small and it is sometimes hard to imagine what they will look like on a whole boot, they certainly do help.

I did get some leather samples. I have samples of the Brown and Black dress, Brown and Natural CXL, Brown Oil and finally the Brown and Black HH. However looking at the Brown HH sample and then the boots in Brown HH, I see that the boots look a lot lighter than the sample. It could be a variation in the leather but like you mentioned, I am not very good at traslating the color of the sample to the color of the finished boot.

 

I have decided on getting another pair of BH in their oiled leather. But still deciding on the color, either a Brown, Red Dog or British Tan. I have seen a lot of pictures where the boots made of these leathers were shined really good.. Any idea how to go about achieving that?

 

On a different note, I am having the same trouble with choosing a leather for my leather jacket based on the samples I got from Johnson Leathers. 


Edited by mogili222 - 6/9/14 at 11:06am
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I did get some leather samples. I have samples of the Brown and Black dress, Brown and Natural CXL, Brown Oil and finally the Brown and Black HH. However looking at the Brown HH sample and then the boots in Brown HH, I see that the boots look a lot lighter than the sample.

Brown Smooth is probably the darkest brown White's offers. If you want a medium or light brown leather from White's, Brown Smooth is not the one you want.

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I have decided on getting another pair of BH in their oiled leather. But still deciding on the color, either a Brown, Red Dog or British Tan. I have seen a lot of pictures where the boots made of these leathers were shined really good.. Any idea how to go about achieving that?

I'll have to get a current pic of my Red Dog/ Brown Bullhide BHs posted. The Red Dog isn't quite as glossy as the SJs just posted, but it has a pretty decent shine. All I do is put some Obenauf's LP on it a couple of times per year and brush them once a month or so with a horse hair brush. The smooth leathers will eventually get a nice shiny patina, but it is something that takes a few years. I'm not sure how you could speed up the process other than possibly by polishing the boots with a clear/natural shoe wax.
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Brown Smooth is probably the darkest brown White's offers. If you want a medium or light brown leather from White's, Brown Smooth is not the one you want.
 

Is that true?  Their dress brown is *really* dark (bordering on black), so that surprises me.

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Brown Smooth is probably the darkest brown White's offers. If you want a medium or light brown leather from White's, Brown Smooth is not the one you want.
I'll have to get a current pic of my Red Dog/ Brown Bullhide BHs posted. The Red Dog isn't quite as glossy as the SJs just posted, but it has a pretty decent shine. All I do is put some Obenauf's LP on it a couple of times per year and brush them once a month or so with a horse hair brush. The smooth leathers will eventually get a nice shiny patina, but it is something that takes a few years. I'm not sure how you could speed up the process other than possibly by polishing the boots with a clear/natural shoe wax.

Thank you Andy. Would very much appreciate if you could post a current picture of your BHs.. 

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