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post #3931 of 6130
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Originally Posted by Whacky View Post

So I finally decided to take the dive on a decent pair of boots. After doing a lot of research, I finally decided on a pair of White's.
I wanted a boot that was durable, long lasting, yet still retained some classic styling.

I ended up picking some custom White's Semi Dress.
I had no idea what size to pick, so I traced my foot and sent it directly to White's.
Went with:
-Semi Dress Brown Leather
-Single leather sole
-90 degree block heel, 1/4" lowered
-standard last
-antique eyes and hooks
-black leather lining

I just put the order in. I will give full details and pics when they arrive in 4 weeks.

However, in the meantime, I was wondering if anyone out there has also ordered custom White's in the past, and why they made their decisions, what they thought about them after they received them.
How they fit with the custom tracing, features, etc.

Pics would be awesome as well.

Thanks


Haven't ordered from them before but I'm sure if it's custom, then they will tailor them to your specs precisely.

post #3932 of 6130
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Originally Posted by LouieBailie View Post

Oil has more of a slik look vrs std tanning having a more semi gloss. The bull hide is not as "hard" as steer/cattle hide, thus the"soft" bs, It is as or more durable than the others and is softer because of the hide taking the process and not becoming stiff.

If one skins an animal and hangs it up it becomes stiff, if one processes leather it retains its elasticity. Bull hide is softer and more flexible then the others, thus the premium charge.

I WOULD SUGGEST YOU PEOPLE WITH QUESTIONS CALL WHITES DIRECT AND AVOID GETTING ALL THIS INTERNET CONJECTURE..

Exactly.
I have bullhide shafts on my BHs. Bullhide is one of the leathers that requires a lining because it is very flexible (which could also be described as "soft"). I certainly would not describe it as weak or less durable.
post #3933 of 6130
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Originally Posted by CityofChamps View Post

I know the sizing questions have been beat to death, but I don't have anyof the popular boots that many have mentioned on this thread for sizing reference. I own two pairs of Red Wings, chukkas and pull-ons, both in a size 8. Does anyone have any experience to relate to the whites sizing?


Gosh, I thought that is why Whites' attempts to require you to send in measurements, so "the guy on the internet telling me size" is NOT ordered and IS the cause for the boots not fitting.......Yea they answer the telephone and mail instructions on how to do it.

post #3934 of 6130
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Originally Posted by dappertimes View Post
 


Haven't ordered from them before but I'm sure if it's custom, then they will tailor them to your specs precisely.

This the perfect example of internet blather.


This posters statement is 100% incorrect. Whites makes boots to industry standards or the sizing measurements you supply ONLY, no deviation or customization from their lasts.

 

Try Russel Moccasin if that is what you want (and will pay for it). J Lobb also does it....if you want a nice pair.......hardy har har

post #3935 of 6130
Would it be advisable to get the boot lined if I want to go with the Chromexcel leather? I have some loafers in that leather that is unlined- but was wondering if a liner might help the boot from stretching too much.
post #3936 of 6130
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Originally Posted by Bingham View Post

Would it be advisable to get the boot lined if I want to go with the Chromexcel leather?

I would advise it.

post #3937 of 6130
We should all probably ignore you, Louie, but the next time I want to read a non-informative, "I'm the smartest guy in the room" post, I'll go back and find your earlier input. Go away or have something positive to say.
post #3938 of 6130

I found this facebook page and it's full of White's boot pictures and many other boot makers as well.  Enjoy.

(I am not affiliated with this company in any way.)

 

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ultrasound-Boots/198093005548

post #3939 of 6130
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Originally Posted by CityofChamps View Post
 

I found this facebook page and it's full of White's boot pictures and many other boot makers as well.  Enjoy.

(I am not affiliated with this company in any way.)

 

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ultrasound-Boots/198093005548


Why play around here:  http://buildaboot.com/  you can make anything out of anything you like from Whites or Nicks.

 

\\ PS they are called catalogs for you young guys.....

post #3940 of 6130

 

Just got these CWB's and i'm in love. I'm not new to White's as I have a pair of Brown CXL Classic Work Boots but after a few hours of wear, there is some serious bite from the tongue on the right boot. Like a hot spot digging into my ankle bone where the crease in the tongue is. Tied them a hole bunch of ways with not much change. I know Whites website has a way of sort of folding the tongue towards one side, but I think it looks kind of goofy and I didn't have to do that on my old ones. Didn't seem to have this bite on my old boots or I don't remember well enough lol. The right one seems fine. If I remember correctly, these should alleviate as the tongue and leather soften and flatten out, but i'm just being neurotic I think. I've only worn them 2 hours yesterday and three hours today. I'm resistant to hitting them with Obenaufs LP right away as I want them to patina naturally. I will do it eventually, but wanted to wait till winter.

 

Should I worry, or just deal with it until it breaks in? :)

 

BTW: the fit otherwise is PERFECT. Like walking on little foot clouds :)


Edited by climbinglife - 6/13/14 at 6:08pm
post #3941 of 6130

Hi,

 

Looking for some input regarding black Semi-dress boots.  I have a pair in brown dress (standard?) leather and really lilke them.  Would like a black pair of boots but am unsure about the leather to choose.  The boots would be worn at work, primarily with jeans, and it is a pretty relaxed atmosphere.  I would like a leather that could be polished/cleaned up readily as compared to something that would develop or show wear quickly.

 

It looks like the choices are black dress, water buffalo, chromexcel, and black horsehide...

 

Thanks for your help.

 

Chuck

 

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post #3942 of 6130
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Just got these CWB's and i'm in love. I'm not new to White's as I have a pair of Brown CXL Classic Work Boots but after a few hours of wear, there is some serious bite from the tongue on the right boot. Like a hot spot digging into my ankle bone where the crease in the tongue is. Tied them a hole bunch of ways with not much change. I know Whites website has a way of sort of folding the tongue towards one side, but I think it looks kind of goofy and I didn't have to do that on my old ones. Didn't seem to have this bite on my old boots or I don't remember well enough lol. The right one seems fine. If I remember correctly, these should alleviate as the tongue and leather soften and flatten out, but i'm just being neurotic I think. I've only worn them 2 hours yesterday and three hours today. I'm resistant to hitting them with Obenaufs LP right away as I want them to patina naturally. I will do it eventually, but wanted to wait till winter.

Should I worry, or just deal with it until it breaks in? smile.gif

BTW: the fit otherwise is PERFECT. Like walking on little foot clouds smile.gif

Pretty sure I had the same thing you are describing, on the inside ankle of both boots with my new SJs-- right where the bellows tongue folds back? Had it for about three days but now it seems to have broken in and is almost not noticeable, FWIW.
post #3943 of 6130
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Originally Posted by climbinglife View Post
 

 

Just got these CWB's and i'm in love. I'm not new to White's as I have a pair of Brown CXL Classic Work Boots but after a few hours of wear, there is some serious bite from the tongue on the right boot. Like a hot spot digging into my ankle bone where the crease in the tongue is. Tied them a hole bunch of ways with not much change. I know Whites website has a way of sort of folding the tongue towards one side, but I think it looks kind of goofy and I didn't have to do that on my old ones. Didn't seem to have this bite on my old boots or I don't remember well enough lol. The right one seems fine. If I remember correctly, these should alleviate as the tongue and leather soften and flatten out, but i'm just being neurotic I think. I've only worn them 2 hours yesterday and three hours today. I'm resistant to hitting them with Obenaufs LP right away as I want them to patina naturally. I will do it eventually, but wanted to wait till winter.

 

Should I worry, or just deal with it until it breaks in? :)

 

BTW: the fit otherwise is PERFECT. Like walking on little foot clouds :)


 I had a problem with my last set of Whites boots too. I would place my right boot in my lap and go driving around. It seemed to hurt my groin so I called Whites and they told me to put it on the foot and it would eliminate the problem. I tried that and it cured the problem.

 

They also told me to PULL THE TONGUE UP AND PUSH ON BOTH SIDES, WHEN TIGHTENING THE LACES, and they would not pinch my wittle ankles. THIS CAUSES THE TONGUE TO FOLD EQUALLY ON BOTH SIDES.

post #3944 of 6130
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Originally Posted by linafelt View Post


Pretty sure I had the same thing you are describing, on the inside ankle of both boots with my new SJs-- right where the bellows tongue folds back? Had it for about three days but now it seems to have broken in and is almost not noticeable, FWIW.

Yup, right where it folds back...i'll give it some time, thanks :)

post #3945 of 6130
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Originally Posted by LouieBailie View Post
 


 I had a problem with my last set of Whites boots too. I would place my right boot in my lap and go driving around. It seemed to hurt my groin so I called Whites and they told me to put it on the foot and it would eliminate the problem. I tried that and it cured the problem.

 

They also told me to PULL THE TONGUE UP AND PUSH ON BOTH SIDES, WHEN TIGHTENING THE LACES, and they would not pinch my wittle ankles. THIS CAUSES THE TONGUE TO FOLD EQUALLY ON BOTH SIDES.

I'll try that, thanks.

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