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Have you guys found that White's semi dress fit TTS or are you sizing down?
post #542 of 4831

i have found that they fit true to the measured brannock size.  Meaning, I measure at a 10, so I buy 10.5 shoes.  With Whites, I got a 10 and its a perfect fit.  If in doubt, trace your foot and send them to Bakers or Whites.  

post #543 of 4831
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Originally Posted by bl@ster View Post

Have you guys found that White's semi dress fit TTS or are you sizing down?
I am a 7C on the brannock. I got measured at 7B by baker`s. Here is my take on it:
This is per White`s website-
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Remember, due to the all-leather construction, White's Boots will shorten in length and widen as worn.
By the time the creases set in, the length ever so slightly gets affected and the width will conform better to your feet as the leather stretches. Now had I sized down, I would have had even lesser room after the creases. I confirmed this with White`s as far as length goes and the width from Baker`s. So from my experience and take this is a grain of salt as it is YMMV, go a width down and stay with your brannock heel-to-toe length (or heel-to-ball, whichever is larger of the two readings).

But then again, the brannock only measures in 2d so definitely YMMV.
I have also owned a pair in my actual size and one 1/2 size down. They were both comfortable but I trust the measurements Baker`s got for me.

I have also read a lot of different takes on sizing from poohbang (thehooligan? from sufu) and the common consensus is 1/2 down. There were some who sent their measurements and felt like they were off.
post #544 of 4831
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Originally Posted by fuzzyearlobes View Post

 Meaning, I measure at a 10, so I buy 10.5 shoes.  With Whites, I got a 10 and its a perfect fit.  If in doubt, trace your foot and send them to Bakers or Whites.  
I don`t get this. You measure at 10 so why don`t you buy size 10 shoes? Is your foot past the 10 line on the device?
post #545 of 4831
in my own experience, SmokeJumper = TTS & SemiDress = size down 1/2.
post #546 of 4831
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Originally Posted by brokeassp View Post


I don`t get this. You measure at 10 so why don`t you buy size 10 shoes? Is your foot past the 10 line on the device?

my foot is right at the 10 mark, so if I go got a 10, it would be too small.  

post #547 of 4831
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Cap-toes with bull hide? Is that a triple sole?

yay, french cow cap toes with bull hide. and yes, double mid sole + out sole

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Originally Posted by IIIrd Icon View Post

in my own experience, SmokeJumper = TTS & SemiDress = size down 1/2.

i am size 10 but bountyhunter ( semidress last ) i need 10.5

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@sb_ congrats!
deets on the MTOs?

deets on the MTOs ? whats that mean ?

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Originally Posted by sneakerbearz View Post

deets on the MTOs ? whats that mean ?

Details on the made to order.
post #551 of 4831

Jeez, I cant believe I dodnt post my boots here as well.  So many forums, I get confused.  I recognize a few boots here from other forums.  

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post #552 of 4831
Yeah lol I follow the White`s threads on ironheart, fedoralounge, and sufu but I am only a member here and on sufu.

I also posted my boots on USN
post #553 of 4831
Nice boots! 1/4 lowered?
post #554 of 4831

yes, -1/4".  When it comes time for a resole, I think im going to do a full 430 sole with normal height.  

post #555 of 4831
^'afraid the half-sole + slanted heels + 1/4" lowering = not a good idea. i thought the half-sole + 1/4" lowering on "Swing" last & blocked heels were a sound combination ... & it felt that way when i 1st got them. there was almost zero break in time due to the upturned toe of the swing last. but, later i realized there's something OFF__ aesthetically, as well as utility-wise.

i don't know if it's actual or just visual, but it seems there's a significant change on boots when you combine the half-soles + 1/4" lowering options. when it's time for re-heel, i'm planning to bring them up by 1/4" [to standard] & gun for a slight heel taper like on the Viberg boots.





SemiDress 5'" HorseHide MTO: Bison toe caps & backstays :: Swing Last [_i know it's not for every1]:: Vibram composite half-soles + Quabaug block heels [1/4 lowered] ::

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Edited by IIIrd Icon - 7/9/12 at 9:48am
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