Hello Viberg aficionados, I’m curious if someone might be able to help explain a few questions I have about various Viberg service boot make ups after searching the thread I came up a bit short. I’ve been lucky to have found a few pairs of service boots in person to get sizing down, but I’m holding off until I can wrap my head around what I really want from such an investment.
First of all, can someone explain the difference between fat waxed vs. slim waxed flesh? Does this refer to the thickness of the leather?
For those with multiple pairs, are the thicknesses of most leathers used on a service boot consistent? I’m curious in regards to break in period. The pairs I’ve tried on have been a noticeably burly, thick leather, I was curious if this is emblematic of Viberg’s process or if perhaps it was just the pair I happened upon.
Would anyone be able to describe the difference in how natural CXL differs from a similarly shaded chromepak in terms of wear? Any reason to prefer one over the other if the goal is to have a classic brown leather boot?
Also, going back a few years, I like the aesthetic of the Viberg x Nigel Cabourn makeup, does anyone know what the characteristics of this leather/style are? Is this a waxed flesh with the wax almost completely worn off, or did they do some additional distressing to a roughout or a suede perhaps to display that nice worn look? Any idea what the leather was?
Any input is greatly appreciated!