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post #1231 of 8800

^ so what's the main difference between the scout and service boots?  is one heavier?

post #1232 of 8800
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Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post

I think that having 2 separate lines that are essentially not associated in any way, except that the fashion line references the original, heritage, line, is usually a winning strategy. Of course, the devil is in the details, but it seems that every brand, be it heritage or sports, that has successfully made an entry into the fashion market without sacrificing its base, has taken this strategy. Nike, of course, is a great example. The way to do this most economically, but also with the least upside, is in licensing.

On a much cooler note, check out the beginnings of my MTO service boots, which are in a special "heather grey" leather, roughout, with the smooth side out on the heel counter. They will sit on a double leather midsole and a beige Vibram 2060 sole. I designed them specifically as "sneaker boots". If enough people want something like that, we can get them in the Styleforummarket MTO program. We will document the entire process.



Right now, I am planning a scout or service boots on a leather or Dainite sole, a pair of oxfords on the same, and a pair of chukkas on a Vibram sole. You guys would vote on the details so that we get something awesome. And it would be malleable. If people wanted 2 different pairs of boots, and there was less interest in the oxfords, we'd do that, etc... What do you guys think?

 

 

I would be in for this "sneaker boot" plus another service boot in something like Iced Mocca CXL, depending on last, sole, etc.

 

Here is a makeup I have been kicking around

 

 

style:           1950 Service Boot
leather:        Horween #8 CXL, Iced Mocca CXL or Brown Horsehide
toe cap:       Baroque Toe Cap (maybe straight but probably not)
last:             2130 Last
sole:            Dainite Sole
midsole:       Single Natural
hardware:     Brass Eyelets
post #1233 of 8800
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Originally Posted by Dbear View Post

^ so what's the main difference between the scout and service boots?  is one heavier?

There is a pictoral earlier in this thread, but the way the different pieces fit together is different. To a casual onlooker, they are cosmetically quite similar. Check out the two pictures below, and see how the heel counter on the Scout boot is longer, and how the front overlaps the heel counter. Also, check out the semi closed lacing, as opposed to the more traditional, blucher-style, construction of the Service boot. I also had a bunch of different stuff done on the MTO, so I decided that the actual boot design should be kept a little more traditional. There may be other differences that are not apparent to the eye. But if you are looking at the boot, these are the differences that you will see.

Scout boot:


Service boot:
post #1234 of 8800
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Originally Posted by rydenfan View Post


I would be in for this "sneaker boot" plus another service boot in something like Iced Mocca CXL, depending on last, sole, etc.

Here is a makeup I have been kicking around

1950 Service Boot
Horween #8 CXL, Iced Mocca CXL or Brown Horsehide
toe cap: Baroque Toe Cap (maybe straight but probably not)
last: 2130
sole: Dainite Sole
midsole: Single Natural
hardware: Brass Eyelets

Huh. That seems cool. I'm trying to picture it. Incidentally, if anyone is good at photoshop, and wants to do some piecework when we are doing the mockups for different MTO possibilities, email me at styleforummarket@gmail.com
post #1235 of 8800
It's very interesting to see what models will be proposed. I would be most interested in oxfords/service boots with lift round toe box.


Was thinking of ordering a pair similar to these service boots in the photo below when the weather gets cooler, and it would be great if there is a version that's kind of special.


post #1236 of 8800
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Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post

Huh. That seems cool. I'm trying to picture it. Incidentally, if anyone is good at photoshop, and wants to do some piecework when we are doing the mockups for different MTO possibilities, email me at styleforummarket@gmail.com

It should look pretty similar to this



I would also be in on a cordovan MTO service boot, but not sure if that is possible
post #1237 of 8800

I'll be more interested in Oxford.

post #1238 of 8800
Oxfords, chukkas, and boots, are all on the table. We built our little Styleforummarket (www.styleforummarket.com) to respond to the needs of this community, and the MTO program will be run on the forum. As long as we can get actual buy-in from a very small number of people, we can bring these things to you. It's going to be as simple as that (i.e. we will do the logistics for you guys.)

Cheers, and good night for now.

Fok.
post #1239 of 8800

Gentlemen,

 

I propose we construct two shoes (models from the Sample sale).

 

80. Chukka, No.8 Cordovan, Tan Lining, Dainite Sole/Heel, 2030 Last, No Box Toe.

111. Service Boot Hand Cut Sample Pattern, Mahogany Shell Cordovan, Fully Lined, Brogue Toe Cap, Dainite Sole, 2030 Last, No Box Toe.

 

Cordovan (#8, Cigar, whiskey, etc.) or Natural Chromexcel for both models.

The thought of contrasting leathers, an outlandish thick, or colored sole (orange, blue, purple) is unappealing.

 

I would love to hear suggestions.

 

 

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post #1240 of 8800

111. Service Boot Hand Cut Sample Pattern, Mahogany Shell Cordovan, Fully Lined, Brogue Toe Cap, Dainite Sole, 2030 Last, No Box Toe.

 

I would love a plain toe boot in that pattern or the 50s service or the scout in shell although I think shell would be pretty tough unless they already have it as Horween is backordered til 2014. Horsehide may be a better bet

post #1241 of 8800
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Originally Posted by Dpalaghiuc View Post

Gentlemen,

 

I propose we construct two shoes (models from the Sample sale).

 

80. Chukka, No.8 Cordovan, Tan Lining, Dainite Sole/Heel, 2030 Last, No Box Toe.

111. Service Boot Hand Cut Sample Pattern, Mahogany Shell Cordovan, Fully Lined, Brogue Toe Cap, Dainite Sole, 2030 Last, No Box Toe.

 

Cordovan (#8, Cigar, whiskey, etc.) or Natural Chromexcel for both models.

The thought of contrasting leathers, an outlandish thick, or colored sole (orange, blue, purple) is unappealing.

 

I would love to hear suggestions.

 

 

FTFY

post #1242 of 8800

i actually think anything handcut AND in cordovan would be crazy expensive -- even if the MTO fee is waved. were talking about $1K easy. and if thats the case, wed be hard pressed to come up with numbers.

 

Im all for cordovan though.

 

Heres what im suggesting -- An all whiskey version of the pebble grain service boot currently available at Viberg in all black.

 

there is a whiskey with a smoothed out cordovan on the toe and counter available as well, but its not as nice as the all pebble grained version. this is also not a new idea... there was a sample made for the Berlin show last year, and its the one i contacted Guy about during the sample sale. Thing is Brett Viberg himself kept that pair- he posts enough photos of them all the time on ig.

 

Now does he want to share the look? i wouldnt. lol. but we should give it a shot.

 

see below

 

post #1243 of 8800

A big plus here is that they probably have stock for this gorgeous leather.

post #1244 of 8800

Although my preference is a smooth cordovan on the 2030 Last, I would purchase the full whiskey pebble grain if made available.

Great idea!

post #1245 of 8800

Hey Fok, clue me in on why your MTO service boot is considered a "sneaker boot"?  


Edited by Dbear - 7/23/13 at 8:44am
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