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I think you're right! Thanks! "Browndom" is an awfully odd name. What do you think of that Smoke Jumper makeup. What does LTT mean?

I'm mulling over a leather jacket in "red brown" that looks very close to the brown smooth.
post #827 of 4791
Bl@ster those standard browns are beautiful. The natural sole complements them very nicely. The photography doesn't hurt, either.

Shit like this isn't making my eight-week wait any easier.... fffffffff
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Very nice indeed!  I am curious about the heel:  I know it is lowered by 1/4", but it actually looks more low and less tapered than usual, which I like.  Do you all think that's because it's just a plain leather sole, with no Vibram?  That is, if you added a Vibram commando half sole, would they add another lift to the heel to compensate?  If I could have the heel as pictured here with a half sole in the front, I'd be happy.

 

 

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Originally Posted by bl@ster View Post

My new White's SD are in from Baker's. Went with the "classic brown" leather this time around, with tapered heel, and 1/4" lowered heel. Couldn't be happier with them. According to Baker's, the "classic brown" leather is dry-tanned a, which nd will take a polish nicely and patina with age similar to the dress brown. It will develop a crackly finish and patina fairly quickly.
Here's the full config:
Last Standard, Sole Leather, Size - Length 11, Hardware All Antique Eyes, Edge Natural, Upper (Shaft) Leather Classic Brown, Midsole Single, Pull Loops No Thanks, Leather Liner Tan, Sole Trim Close Trim, Toe Vamp Leather Classic Brown, Size - Width D (medium), Toe Cap No Thanks, Celastic Toe Box Single Celastic Toe, Heel Base Standard
Here are a couple shots (click for high-res). I tried to color correct these as best I could, but in real life they are more of a deep brown and less saturated in color:



post #829 of 4791
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Originally Posted by Crane's View Post


Some of those leathers you mentioned aren't more durable, at least as far as footwear is concerned. I've ridden bikes for better than 3 decades and my antics while wearing 1K boots in both CXL and shell are well documented on this board.

For sure. I guess it depends on what you mean by 'durable'. Also it's all about application. I would get a reign in kangaroo not bison and I would get some gloves in calf or sheep not shark, ya know?

I just took issue with you saying that CXL has about everything beat as far as durability which is absolutely absurd. Don't get me wrong I dig on CXL, I just think its a poor boot leather if you are trying to make some really really hard wearing boots.

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Originally Posted by linafelt View Post

Very nice indeed!  I am curious about the heel:  I know it is lowered by 1/4", but it actually looks more low and less tapered than usual, which I like.  Do you all think that's because it's just a plain leather sole, with no Vibram?  That is, if you added a Vibram commando half sole, would they add another lift to the heel to compensate?  If I could have the heel as pictured here with a half sole in the front, I'd be happy.
lowered 1/4" leather sole/ no vibram will be lower than the 1/4" leather sole/vibram by depending on the thickness of that vibram sole.

From my understanding, by default, yes they would add an extra layer of leather in the heel to compensate for the added height that the half-sole would add-all because this would affect the arch ease.
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Originally Posted by Addahn View Post

For sure. I guess it depends on what you mean by 'durable'. Also it's all about application. I would get a reign in kangaroo not bison and I would get some gloves in calf or sheep not shark, ya know?

I just took issue with you saying that CXL has about everything beat as far as durability which is absolutely absurd. Don't get me wrong I dig on CXL, I just think its a poor boot leather if you are trying to make some really really hard wearing boots.

i feel you.  The CXL on my White's is fine for my application, but I would not get work boots with CXL.  Other leathers resist scuffing and scratching much better than CXL.  I dont think this means CXL is going to wear out any faster under typical usage.  I just think for certain applcations its fine.  Others, maybe not the best choice.  

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thoughts?
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not a good look

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Thread Starter 
Unless you're into that circus clown vibe
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I think that would be a cool look with jeans a few years after wear...

post #836 of 4791
Those should have "SWAG" stenciled on the sides of those ugly fucks.

Then they'd be cool. Cuz they got "swag."

Do people still say "fugly?"
post #837 of 4791
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Originally Posted by mrUnicorn View Post

brwondom means brown oiled leather.

Hmmm. I want to believe you. But my eye keeps telling me that the pics here:

http://sturdy-web.com/?pid=10735731

have a lot of red in them.
post #838 of 4791
Methinks you're right. Here's another boot with "brown smooth."

Hmm....

post #839 of 4791
Yeah, the original pic I posted definitely has more red, but it could be some sort of optical illusion. Was going to call the shop in Yokohama, but they're closed on Mondays. Will give them a ring tomorrow and see what I can find out.
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Originally Posted by Kashiwa View Post

I think you're right! Thanks! "Browndom" is an awfully odd name. What do you think of that Smoke Jumper makeup. [b]What does LTT mean?[/b]
I'm mulling over a leather jacket in "red brown" that looks very close to the brown smooth.

 

 

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