Curious whether you'll treat the rough out leather with anything? I do treat my boots occasionally and sparingly with Obenauf's HDLP. I wonder if this would work well on the rough out or if it would radically alter its appearance? Perhaps one would have to use a spray on weatherproof solution ...
Really pleased with how these turned out, although considering how long I spent looking up images and researching every detail I was anticipating any surprises haha. Built these to be my summer and warmer weather boot when lined brown smooth boots with thick socks can be a little stifling.
Decided to give the block heel a shot and my first impressions are pushing me toward being a bigger fan of the curved heel but it's not a huge thing and I appreciate having the variety in the rotation of boots. Especially coming straight out of my other White's which have the standard heel there's a bit of a falling backward feel with the lowered block heel but once I start moving I don't even notice it.
The Rough Out is gorgeous and a nice change from the smooth leathers that I have all the rest of my experience with.
Out of the box they're not as comfortable as my leather soled Semi Dresses but that has a lot to do with my very flat feet and sizing these to be worn with thin socks. Initial break in will be a little brutal but I can already feel my feet settling on the arch support and into the heel. Once the ankle forms a bit there's a very good chance these will far and away become my favorite pair of boots.
Couldn't find any flaws in the boots that I find worth complaining about. Some little finish issues here and there but considering I've already trekked these through mud, I'm not at all concerned. One fun detail I spotted was some "liner notes" on the inside of the right boot.