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post #18091 of 19332

I dunno guys.  Every time someone says "310", a bunch of people get very vocal about it, but no one commits.  This has happened at least 3 times now.  I want at least 6 (the minimum) firm commitments to a 310 boot if I am even going to bring it up.  You can post on the thread and then email styleforummarket@gmail.com.   Not "well, if X,Y, and Z are also true", etc... just "If there is a 310, I will buy it, hands down."  Put it this way, we have 3 wishes.  I'm not going to put up a boot that a lot of people like, in theory, but that no one seems to be willing to commit to, come hell or high water.  

post #18092 of 19332
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Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post
 

I dunno guys.  Every time someone says "310", a bunch of people get very vocal about it, but no one commits.  This has happened at least 3 times now.  I want at least 6 (the minimum) firm commitments to a 310 boot if I am even going to bring it up.  You can post on the thread and then email styleforummarket@gmail.com.   Not "well, if X,Y, and Z are also true", etc... just "If there is a 310, I will buy it, hands down."  Put it this way, we have 3 wishes.  I'm not going to put up a boot that a lot of people like, in theory, but that no one seems to be willing to commit to, come hell or high water.  

 

Well, I am not quite willing to say "any 310 boot will do,"  but I can say that if we do the Millwright boot above (or very close) I will definitely raid my daughter's college fund...

post #18093 of 19332
I'm almost willing to say any 310. I already have the IHV B-O-T, so dark browns are a no go for me.
How bout that Millwright in natural CXL?
The pic of the Black Shinki 310 I'd pay in full right now.
post #18094 of 19332
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Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post

I dunno guys.  Every time someone says "310", a bunch of people get very vocal about it, but no one commits.  This has happened at least 3 times now.  I want at least 6 (the minimum) firm commitments to a 310 boot if I am even going to bring it up.  You can post on the thread and then email styleforummarket@gmail.com.   Not "well, if X,Y, and Z are also true", etc... just "If there is a 310, I will buy it, hands down."  Put it this way, we have 3 wishes.  I'm not going to put up a boot that a lot of people like, in theory, but that no one seems to be willing to commit to, come hell or high water.  

Hi Fok,

I'll email you about Millwright boot happy.gif
post #18095 of 19332
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Originally Posted by ShootThePier View Post

I'm almost willing to say any 310. I already have the IHV B-O-T, so dark browns are a no go for me.
How bout that Millwright in natural CXL?
The pic of the Black Shinki 310 I'd pay in full right now.

 

I owned for a while (had to sell due to sizing issues) a prototype for that black horsehide boot, and it was by far my favorite boot leather ever -- except perhaps for this brown HH, which was truly amazing:

 

 

My sense is that neither is available anymore, though who knows.  I am afraid I could not justify a black 310 though. Definitely could do brown.

post #18096 of 19332
I am interested in a 310 boot like the millwright (preferably without the cap toe). But I would need to know what the other options are before I commit.
post #18097 of 19332
We are an interesting bunch.
Out of curiousity, if willing, I would be very interested to hear why people like or dislike the captoe. Maybe I''m missing something.
I like the captoe because it creates contrast and texture. Something about the smooth surface from pant hem to toe steals my attention from seeing the whole package.
post #18098 of 19332
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Originally Posted by bry2000 View Post

I am interested in a 310 boot like the millwright (preferably without the cap toe). But I would need to know what the other options are before I commit.

I'm in agreement here. I'd really like to see a 310 but I can't blindly commit, specifically I would need to know the leather choices otherwise I could end up with something remarkably similar to what I already have. Is prefer no toe cap however The eyelet thing, sole configuration etc I'm totally flexible.
post #18099 of 19332
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Originally Posted by ShootThePier View Post

We are an interesting bunch.
Out of curiousity, if willing, I would be very interested to hear why people like or dislike the captoe. Maybe I''m missing something.
I like the captoe because it creates contrast and texture. Something about the smooth surface from pant hem to toe steals my attention from seeing the whole package.

I think the 310 shape lends itself to an unbroken line on the vamp. The cap toe looks out of place on the upturned toe relatively speaking.
post #18100 of 19332
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Originally Posted by ShootThePier View Post

We are an interesting bunch.
Out of curiousity, if willing, I would be very interested to hear why people like or dislike the captoe. Maybe I''m missing something.
I like the captoe because it creates contrast and texture. Something about the smooth surface from pant hem to toe steals my attention from seeing the whole package.

 

I have always been a fan of the captoe in general, probably for the reasons you state here.  And I think also that Viberg does the perfect captoe proportion, unlike White's and others, who often make them way too long.

 

Generally I am not into the perforated captoe, though I do really like it on the Millwright inspiration boot.  BUT, would be willing to compromise, if it helps some captoe skeptics, and go with a non-perforated captoe on the Millwright.

post #18101 of 19332
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Originally Posted by linafelt View Post

I have always been a fan of the captoe in general, probably for the reasons you state here.  And I think also that Viberg does the perfect captoe proportion, unlike White's and others, who often make them way too long.

Generally I am not into the perforated captoe, though I do really like it on the Millwright inspiration boot.  BUT, would be willing to compromise, if it helps some captoe skeptics, and go with a non-perforated captoe on the Millwright.

post #18102 of 19332

So, the problem that we've always had on any 310 last is that it is a very specific look for very specific tastes.  I understand the appeal, but would never wear it myself, for example.  On the 110, 1035 and 2030 lasts, or even the more bulky 2040, a lot of people who read, but are not regular posters, get on them, since they are more universally appealing.  And the buyers tend to fall into two categories of taste: 1) Relatively conservative boot wearers, and 2) Fashionable boot people, who typically go for more "streetwear" or designer look boots.  Neither really has that much of an intersection with people who like the 310 last.  

 

Every single time we've brought a 310 to vote, of the four or five people that have talked about it, maybe 2 commit, and the rest don't, because some specification is a dealbreaker for them.  Essentially, the 310 guys, if you are out there, need to rally, get friends interested, whatever.

post #18103 of 19332
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Originally Posted by linafelt View Post

I have always been a fan of the captoe in general, probably for the reasons you state here.  And I think also that Viberg does the perfect captoe proportion, unlike White's and others, who often make them way too long.

Generally I am not into the perforated captoe, though I do really like it on the Millwright inspiration boot.  BUT, would be willing to compromise, if it helps some captoe skeptics, and go with a non-perforated captoe on the Millwright.
post #18104 of 19332

I'm not sure I can get on board with the 310 myself, I have bigger feet and I feel like they might just be too clownish.

I'd much prefer a workboot on the 2045 / 2040 if we were going to do something bulkier and more rugged.

post #18105 of 19332

For reference, here's also a 310, Icy Mocha CXL, with a plain captoe. To my mind, a great look. The Millwright Boot will be even better and more distinctive of course, because of the five eyelet fix.

 

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