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post #916 of 6120
Does the toe of the swing last curl up more than the standard semi-dress last?
post #917 of 6120

Yes - photo at top of page

post #918 of 6120
Just placed an order for semi-dress with these specs. Look all right?

Leather 1: Brown Dress
Leather 2: Brown Dress
Toe Vamp Leather: Brown Dress
Toe Cap Leather: None
Celastic Toe Box: Single
Steel Toe: No
Upper (Shaft) Leather : Brown Dress
Leather Liner: Cream
Back Stay Leather: Brown Dress
Pull Loop: Yes
Eyelet Color: Antique
Sole Trim: Standard Trim
Eyelet Configuration : Hook and Eyelet
Lace: Nylon
Sole: Vib 700
Half Slip: No
Heel Shape: Curve
Heel Height: Standard
Last: Standard
Midsole: Standard
Midsole/Edge Color: Brown
Size - Length: 9.5
Size - Width: C
post #919 of 6120
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Originally Posted by Shorty Long View Post

apologies for less-than-stellar photos. specs for my semi-dress:
- black chromexel. lined in tan leather
- swing last
- close trim
- medallion captoe
- single leather sole
- brown edge
- lowered std. heel
- all antique hooks


Possible to get top down view pics? Want to see how the captoe looks.

Thanks,
post #920 of 6120

i personally dont think the semi dress needs a pull tab, its your build...

post #921 of 6120

I like the pull loop on the SD's. But I also like the cap toe and the false tongues with it also, so there's that. Not the medallion cap toe though, shit's awful.

post #922 of 6120
Quote:
Originally Posted by Shorty Long View Post

apologies for less-than-stellar photos. specs for my semi-dress:
- black chromexel. lined in tan leather
- swing last
- close trim
- medallion captoe
- single leather sole
- brown edge
- lowered std. heel
- all antique hooks

 

I LOVE these boots...  I think the kicked up toe is very cool.  Looks to me like the classic 1940s work boot. And unlike many folks here on the board, but like many off the board, I like the lowered heel.  Looks great.

post #923 of 6120
thanks...i can see that they wouldn't be everyone's cup of tea, but I absolutely love them, and they are extremely comfortable to boot...pun intended
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Originally Posted by linafelt View Post

I LOVE these boots...  I think the kicked up toe is very cool.  Looks to me like the classic 1940s work boot. And unlike many folks here on the board, but like many off the board, I like the lowered heel.  Looks great.
post #924 of 6120

Can someone with knowledge explain to me if there is there any downside to getting a leather liner in a semi-dress?

post #925 of 6120
you mean stick with your brannock size with lining since most ppl size down 1/2?
post #926 of 6120

Wouldn't the liner affect the width more then the length?

post #927 of 6120
Cleaned up and oiled my broken in smokejumpers. Also picked up a pair of hawthornes as a backup pair for work. Still hoping to order up a pair of SDs very soon

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post #928 of 6120

I'm about to buy some boots from Baker's but I have some questions for some of you who have worn White's for awhile...

 

I'm wondering about the celastic toe/no celastic toe.  I know on some steel toe boots without cap toes, when there's a toe cap in it you can see the line where the toe cap ends and it doesn't blend in so well.  Does this line appear on the celastic toe boots? 

 

Also, does the boot hold up and look decent without the toe cap?

 

Also, what difference does the swing last or the semi dress last make in the appearance?  From what I understand the swing last kinda looks like the Iron Ranger RWs and the semi dress kinda looks like some Doc Marten 1460's- just a traditional shoe looking kinda boot.

 

Also, does the liner affect the width?  I am a EE in RW boots, but was thinking about getting the chromexcel leather, so I was going to go down to E (after talking with the guys from Baker's, and of course I'm sending in my foot tracing) but I kinda wanted to get the liner, and after a little bit of thinking I think it could definitely make it a tighter fit.  I was wondering if anyone had experience with this.

 

Also does anyone have any pictures of a Black Chromexcel Bounty Hunter or Semi Dress with a natural midsole by any chance?  Cant decide between natural midsole or the brown.  They both look so good.

 

One last question- I have a pair of RW Iron Rangers, and the soles are flat to the maximum.  Apparently I walk on the outside of my feet and after only two months I'm getting stitch splitting.  Does the Vibram 700 composition sole prevent stitch splitting cause it seems like it has a little bit of a tread, unlike the Iron Rangers.  If its not that much I think I'm going to get the Vibram 430's because I have to rationalize this purchase as something that can have a little bit of tread.

 

Thanks in advance guys!  So excited to get em.

 

Here's what I'm thinking

6 in or 8 in Black Chromexcel or Black Smooth Smokejumpers (with semi dress last)

Antique Hooks

no celastic toe

single leather midsole with either natural or brown

vibram 430 or 700

cuban heel

lowered a quarter of an inch

close trim

pull hook

rolled leather top

leather liner

 

or

6 in or 8 in black chromexcel or Black Smooth Smokejumpers with swing last

same thing except for add a toe cap and a celastic toe/steel toe if that transition is visible and the boot doesnt hold up without a toe cap

post #929 of 6120
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Originally Posted by ffatt View Post


Possible to get top down view pics? Want to see how the captoe looks.
Thanks,

+1

I'd like to see what the swing last looks from the top down.

 

That boot looks AMAZING.

post #930 of 6120
I'm not quite sure what you're asking about the steel/celastic toes but my smokejumpers and hawthornes above are steel toe and blend in fine.
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