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post #496 of 4804
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Originally Posted by bl@ster View Post

Could be distressed smooth.
Yup, you got it. Wish they were natty cxl. Oh well, maybe next pair...
post #497 of 4804
reinforces my thinking that my next pair of White's should be in distressed smooth...it always looks damn good.
post #498 of 4804
Yes, Distressed Smooth also is the thoughest leather White's provides.
Very hard leather, it is. Will need some breaking in.
post #499 of 4804

What makes it the hardest leather?  Just a different cut of cowhide or is it from a different tanning process?
 

post #500 of 4804
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Originally Posted by 7018 View Post

What makes it the hardest leather?  Just a different cut of cowhide or is it from a different tanning process?
It's much drier than the other Smooth Leathers White's provides. And base on my own experience, it is the hardest one.
I don't know much about the tanning process though. satisfied.gif
Edited by gd1944 - 5/12/12 at 11:26pm
post #501 of 4804
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Originally Posted by 7018 View Post

My custom Whites finally showed up after a LONG 8 weeks.  Couldn't be happier with them and with Kyle from Bakers Shoes. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

 

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Can you share the specs? Distressed smooth looks AWESOME!

 

They really looks sharp.

post #502 of 4804
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Originally Posted by gd1944 View Post

It's much drier than the order Smooth Leathers White's provides. And base on my own experience, it is the hardest one.
I don't know much about the tanning process though. satisfied.gif

Interesting.  I put a light coat of Obenaufs LP on them last night as they definitely felt dry. 

 

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post #503 of 4804
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Originally Posted by patrick_b View Post

 

 

Can you share the specs? Distressed smooth looks AWESOME!

 

They really looks sharp.


Thanks!  From my order confirmation email:

 

2012 Custom White's Smoke Jumper Lace to Toe
Counter Leather Distressed Smooth, Hardware Nickle Eyes & Hooks, Celastic Toe Box No Thanks, Height 8", Last Standard, Steel Toe Yes, Upper (Shaft) Leather Distressed Smooth, Toe Cap No Thanks, Toe Vamp Leather Distressed Smooth, Top Cut Top (standard), Midsole Single, Leather Liner No Thanks, Size - Width D (medium), Lace Design Plain Toe, Sole Vibram 100 Lug, Toe Cap Leather Color Does not apply, Edge Natural, Size - Length 8

post #504 of 4804
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Originally Posted by 7018 View Post


Thanks!  From my order confirmation email:

 

2012 Custom White's Smoke Jumper Lace to Toe
Counter Leather Distressed Smooth, Hardware Nickle Eyes & Hooks, Celastic Toe Box No Thanks, Height 8", Last Standard, Steel Toe Yes, Upper (Shaft) Leather Distressed Smooth, Toe Cap No Thanks, Toe Vamp Leather Distressed Smooth, Top Cut Top (standard), Midsole Single, Leather Liner No Thanks, Size - Width D (medium), Lace Design Plain Toe, Sole Vibram 100 Lug, Toe Cap Leather Color Does not apply, Edge Natural, Size - Length 8


Thanks for that, much appreciated.

post #505 of 4804
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Originally Posted by 7018 View Post

My custom Whites finally showed up after a LONG 8 weeks.  Couldn't be happier with them and with Kyle from Bakers Shoes. icon_gu_b_slayer%5B1%5D.gif

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Those are going to look even more amazing, in a couple years. inlove.gif
post #506 of 4804
Nice choice on the distressed smooth. A while back I posted an incredible pair of worn White's (not mine) in that same exact leather because I loved thet leather so much and needed an ID. They will soon look even more incredible.
post #507 of 4804
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Originally Posted by Trapp View Post

Nice choice on the distressed smooth. A while back I posted an incredible pair of worn White's (not mine) in that same exact leather because I loved thet leather so much and needed an ID. They will soon look even more incredible.


Do you have the pic handy?  Or is it in this thread?  Would love to see some aged distressed smooths

post #508 of 4804
Oh God, this thread is bad for my wallet. All those pics of worn Natty CXL is tempting me. Has anyone experienced stretching with CXL? I found my Alden Indy's in CXL to have stretched a fair bit... I'm pretty sad about that.
post #509 of 4804
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Originally Posted by david3558 View Post

Oh God, this thread is bad for my wallet. All those pics of worn Natty CXL is tempting me. Has anyone experienced stretching with CXL? I found my Alden Indy's in CXL to have stretched a fair bit... I'm pretty sad about that.

This is just my hypothesis, but the thicker leather of White's over, for example Alden, should somewhat mitigate the CXL stretching issue, no?

I visited the MOTOR shop in Tokyo over the weekend with my natty CXL Aldens on for comparison, but no comparison was forthcoming. They were a much thicker piece of leather, and the color and depth looked much richer. It was hard to imagine that stretching was going to be much of an issue, but again this is just a hunch.

Here's a pic of a new and a well worn pair:

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post #510 of 4804
Hrm, interesting, I didn't consider the fact that the thickness may vary.
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