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I personally would hope something like an airline or a surgeons margin of error is 0. No defect is going to be acceptable.

Although that's not fashion footwear.
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I personally would hope something like an airline or a surgeons margin of error is 0. No defect is going to be acceptable.

Although that's not fashion footwear.


Airlines (even limited to safety concerns) and surgeons certainly make regular errors.  Nothing is 100% in this world.  Minor errors, thankfully, rarely lead to horrible outcomes.  Whether the toe vamp mark is a minor error or a horrible outcome, I guess, is the question.

 

I don't have a good answer.  Although $800 is a lot to pay for a casual boot compared to most casual boots being worn in the world, it is half what you would pay for such a product from the highest end RTW lines.  A bespoke pair from the best makers would be upwards of $6,000.  If people really want as close to perfection as humanly possible in footwear, they need to pony up a lot more cash.  I'm not sure they would find that a worthwhile endeavor.  I can say that I enjoy my pairs of 15-year-old RTW John Lobb shoes, but I doubt I would buy them at current prices.  I can also say that the level of quality implied by first-rate surgeons and airline mechanics would align price-wise with the bespoke footwear.  Do you folks know what a minute of surgery costs or a minute of airline maintenance...a lot more than you are paying per minute for the manufacture of Vibergs.

 

That said, if the Vibergs don't feel like a good deal to a person, then there isn't really any arguing with that.  If the mark on the vamp makes them not feel like $800 boots to a person, then that person has a right to feel bad that they spent that much for them.  If the whole issue of marks on vamps of Vibergs gets a person too riled up, I would recommend finding another hobby, other than collecting boots, or buying ones in a price range where one won't get too excited about a particular pair not working out well.  Or, conversely, get bespoke boots from the very best makers and let them know you won't accept any visible or perceivable sign of imperfection.

 

I heard a nice little anecdote about JP Morgan, the person.  A man at a party approached him and said he couldn't sleep at night worrying about what would happen with his stock investments.  He asked what he should do.  JP Morgan responded, "Sell until you can sleep."

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Alright, now that this conversation has taken a really fascinating turn, I'll have a go at actually contributing something.

Picked this barely worn Notre makeup off Grailed for a damn good price:

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Alright, now that this conversation has taken a really fascinating turn, I'll have a go at actually contributing something.

Picked this barely worn Notre makeup off Grailed for a damn good price:


Edit: I was irritable and not as kind as I try to be.   They are, as nearly all are, beautiful Vibergs.


Edited by Whirling - 1/13/16 at 5:32pm
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On a separate issue, can any one recommend how i darken the side of the leather sole to match the heel area?
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Fiebing's Leather Sole and Heel Edge Dressing, then add a bit of cream/polish when dry.
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We all know a lot more about collecting Vibergs now thanks to your "actually contributing something."  We learned one can sometimes get them second-hand at a "damned good price," whatever that means, on Grailed.

Take it easy, Walter. I wasn't referring to you wink.gif your post showed up while I was typing mine. I was referring to the shadowy allusions to some highly professional career in which things must have the utmost exactitude if one wants to avoid lashes and a jail cell. My point was "let's talk about boots"

I actually appreciated what you had to say and thought it was on the mark.

Is this thread about "collecting" Vibergs?
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Take it easy, Walter. I wasn't referring to you wink.gif your post showed up while I was typing mine. I was referring to the shadowy allusions to some highly professional career in which things must have the utmost exactitude if one wants to avoid lashes and a jail cell. My point was "let's talk about boots"

I actually appreciated what you had to say and thought it was on the mark.

Is this thread about "collecting" Vibergs?


I edited my post.  I had just tried to say something helpful and mistook your post as saying I wasn't contributing anything.  I apologize.  I also enjoy all references to the Big Lebowski.

 

Regarding "collecting," that was just my assumption.  I wasn't trying to be snarky with that part.

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Alright, now that this conversation has taken a really fascinating turn, I'll have a go at actually contributing something.

Picked this barely worn Notre makeup off Grailed for a damn good price:
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I've been eyeing this makeup ever since they put it up. The 1035 last fits me very well, and that ripple sole is just so fetch.

How does the sole feel walking? It seems like there is quite a gap between the toe and the floor.

It also looks like you lucked out with the grain on the vamp not being too loose.
post #15129 of 19290
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I've been eyeing this makeup ever since they put it up. The 1035 last fits me very well, and that ripple sole is just so fetch.

How does the sole feel walking? It seems like there is quite a gap between the toe and the floor.

It also looks like you lucked out with the grain on the vamp not being too loose.

Yea man, I should admit that when I first saw Viberg spinning out makeups with these types of chunky Vibram soles I thought they were all dumb. But then I grew a dick, a brain, and a heart, and realized my folly. This makeup especially with the black sole is just sexy. It can work with many different looks.

These dimes are super comfy. A bit stiff at the moment but that is just because they need to be broken in. You're right that the toe is sort of lifted a bit, but that doesn't feel weird. You forget they're any different than dainite once you've been outside for 10 minutes.

There is a little bit of looseness that the pic didn't capture but overall they're great. The stiffest Cxl I've yet handled from Viberg. Looking forward to patina - which should happen soon as I am at long last down to a two boot rotation.
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My Viberg Shell Cordovan Color #8 

 

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My Viberg Shell Cordovan Color #8 

 

 

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Where did you get those beauties?

post #15132 of 19290
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The more I wear these, the more I want to wear them. Between this pair of Leffot service boots and my pair in Chicago Tan Latigo, I haven't reached for much else since the weather turned cold.

After a very light coat of VSC and some brushing:





I hope everyone's week is going well, as always.
These are beautiful - details anyone?
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These are beautiful - details anyone?

Thanks - They're from a late 2014/early 2015 Leffot collaboration.

http://leffot.com/viberg-service-boot-pre-order-2/

It's the standard brown CXL service boot with a punched cap-toe.





I know I'm a broken record, but I can't get enough of them. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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I love this shoe....different sole of course and a faux or regular captoe would be killer(like the country boot)...I think it is that little bit of brogue work that does it for me...I love two tone, could also see this being great with the quarters being a matching roughout

 

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Thanks - They're from a late 2014/early 2015 Leffot collaboration.

http://leffot.com/viberg-service-boot-pre-order-2/

It's the standard brown CXL service boot with a punched cap-toe.





I know I'm a broken record, but I can't get enough of them. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

Really nice. Anyone know if there's a similar make up to these going around anywhere with the punched toe cap?

I see cmt your cxl looks really great. Braving the 'cxl lottery' would be my only hesitation
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