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Originally Posted by Arizor View Post

Hey chaps, if I'm size 10 in Viberg, can anyone recommend the size in White's standard semi-dress

Is this a trick question?

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I've emailed White's and Baker's a while back with measurements and heard nothing.

Stuck down here in Australia it's not very easy (impossible) to find a place to try on White's.

Hence my question - 10 in Viberg 110 last, 10 in the 2030 last. 10-10.5 in Alden depending on last, 10 in Redwing GTs.
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Originally Posted by Arizor View Post

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I've emailed White's and Baker's a while back with measurements and heard nothing.

Stuck down here in Australia it's not very easy (impossible) to find a place to try on White's.

Hence my question - 10 in Viberg 110 last, 10 in the 2030 last. 10-10.5 in Alden depending on last, 10 in Redwing GTs.

Do you think the width might come into play at sometime?

post #4654 of 6067
Try emailing Baker's again. I gave them my measurements during the weekend and they replied monday morning.
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Christ LouieBailie, who pissed into your coffee this morning? Maybe if you've just got snarky comments to add, perhaps just shut the fuck up?

Yes width comes into play, but only once I'm assured I have the correct length; generally for size 10 boots I need an E, for 10.5 I need D.

Thanks Leipegrey, I'll email again.
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Perhaps you should give all pertinent required info prior to asking for help... now go help yourself...ya help yourself :crackup:

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... Good lord man get back on your meds.
post #4658 of 6067
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Originally Posted by LouieBailie View Post

Do you think the width might come into play at sometime?

To be fair, the Viberg lasts mentioned have widths associated with them already (2030 is E, 110 is EEE).

Anyhow, to actually help answer the question, I'm a 10D in White's semi-dress and also a 10 in all Viberg lasts I've tried (110, 310). Brett Viberg would know, and he wears the same size through all lasts.
post #4659 of 6067

Hey, come on now! I don't think you guys are impressed enough with Louie's machine. Maybe he's not posting enough images of it. Why would you pay full price for the boots you want that are the correct size, when you could be paying less for ill-fitting boots and forcing them to fit with this one weirtrick! Shoe companies HATE him!

post #4660 of 6067
Arizor: definitely try Bakers again, specifically Kyle. If they haven't gotten back to you via email, there must have been a tech error somewhere as their customer service and response has been excellent and I'm a first time customer. Also remember that they are on US Pacific time and they really don't get in until after 9:30-10 am. Download the fitting guide from Drew's boots and follow it by tracing your foot on the template (I used different colored markers for each foot as they overlap on the template) and doing the girth measurements on your foot and lower leg, this helps them determine which last would be appropriate for your foot. Then send it in via snail mail. It seems like a Byzantine process in this digital era but having a full scale (not faxed or computer printed) template in front of them, they can give you a true assessment of your sizing. When I first called them, I was adamant I was an 11.5D, come to find out from my tracings and measurement that I am actually an 11E and my foot shape only allows me to fit in 2 of their lasts.

James
Edited by jrosenthal - 8/13/14 at 2:43am
post #4661 of 6067
So I had a lengthy conversation with Kyle yesterday and placed my first order. I asked the questions we were discussing here and got clarification from one of the sources that knows these boots better than anyone.

Lowered vs. regular heel: he said if you have a low arch (aka flat footed) like I am, then lowering the heel would probably give a less extreme angle for the arch support and be more comfortable. He said lowering 1/2" would indeed change the geometry of the arch support, but 1/4" isn't too extreme.

Standard heel vs. Block heel: he said the standard heel does help with natural gait, and if you tend to have a hard heel strike (like I do) then it will mitigate the impact. That said, he said he has both and does prefer the look of the standard heel as it is the iconic White's look, but agreed the lowered block heel would look dressier.

Chromexcel: seems to be one of his favorite leathers (can't blame him, it is lovely) but agreed that it was a more casual leather and one of their dress leathers would be far more "dressy" and take a polish and resist scratching better.

Lined vs. Unlined: he said that the studier leathers don't need a lining (Chromexcel, dress, bull, etc) but the finer ones do need a liner (calf, Horse hide, water buffalo). He said lining the heavier leathers is preference but it does make the boot warmer and heavier.

He also mentioned that they just lowered the price on the retro oxford by $75 so that now brings them into custom semi-dress territory within a few bucks. I'm tempted to get a pair blacked out with lowered block heel with regular cap toe as formal dress shoe. I think in the black calf or dress black with high shine it could work with a suit.....who says all dress shoes have to have a pointy toe? The oxford last is not as bulbous as the swing last (sleeker and lower profile- if you can call that shape sleek at all) and is perfect for those of us that have a wide fore foot and narrow heel.... All of you Trickers and C&J owners just shut up now-we can't all wear sexy shoes :-(

The order I placed is:
Semi-dress on swing last (to accommodate my pinky toes)
Black dress leather
No lining
Medallion cap toe
Lowered standard heel
Commando mini-lug half sole
Natural welt
Standard edge trim

I am now rethinking the double stitched sole and natural welt as I think they look awesome on a black boot in pics I have seen but am now thinking it may make the boot too casual and chunky-funky looking and close trim and dark brown welt color would make it look dressier (not as dressy as blacked out would) and still show off the stacked leather heel and leather welt.....thoughts?
James
post #4662 of 6067

Thanks for the detail, you answered many of the questions I would have asked anyway. I would definately opt for the close trim and brown color (if not black) if you want it dressier. I have the standard trim with natural color on my BHs and it looks great, but very work-boot like.

post #4663 of 6067
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Originally Posted by Arizor View Post

Hey chaps, if I'm size 10 in Viberg, can anyone recommend the size in White's standard semi-dress?

From the pair I have I can say i'm a half size smaller in Vibergs than I am in my whites. I'm a 7 in White's and 6.5 in Viberg, but that can be "last" dependent.

post #4664 of 6067

Has anyone seen a 2-tone SD made with dress black and brown leathers? A quick google image search doesn't come up with anything. I'm thinking brown upper, black vamp with brown medallion toe cap.

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