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post #18376 of 19330
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Originally Posted by linafelt View Post



Right on, just came across some pics of the Crust CXL in natural light, and I think it might well be our substitute leather for the Millwright boot.  It seems to have a nice slightly matte finish, very much like the version of Icy Mocha CXL in the inspiration boot pics.  It is a bit lighter of course, but by all accounts will darken up quickly.  Check it out:




More info and pics here:
https://viberg.com/blogs/journal/service-boot-crust-chromexcel

@Bobbo316
@meso
@Steel28
@bry2000
@vettemike

I like the crust idea. It would be something unique. What's the final spec? All the details in one list.
post #18377 of 19330
My vote for the Millwright is vintage mocha, vibram 705 half sole, nailed down construction, unpunched cap toe, antique brass eyelets on the 310 last
post #18378 of 19330

Okay, here's my proposal for the Millwright Boot:

 

1940s Service Boot, 310 last

Crust CXL

Cap toe

5 eyelets, antique brass

Cat's Paw heel, Vibram half sole

Stitched down/Nailed down

Heel lowered 1/8" (pending Viberg approval)

Natural midsole

 

Let's get as many on board for this makeup as we can, leaving open a few possible tweaks depending on votes.  So, I am open to either brown oil tan or vintage mocha leather, though I would need to know more about the latter (don't want a thinner leather, and I see in the few pics that it is always lined, which makes me wonder).  Though I do think it'd be interesting to try the new Crust leather.  Also, I am open to either broque or non-brogue captoe, depending on what will carry the day.

 

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post #18379 of 19330
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Originally Posted by linafelt View Post
 

Okay, here's my proposal for the Millwright Boot:

 

1940s Service Boot, 310 last

Crust CXL

Cap toe

5 eyelets, antique brass

Cat's Paw heel, Vibram half sole

Stitched down/Nailed down

Heel lowered 1/8" (pending Viberg approval)

Natural midsole

 

Let's get as many on board for this makeup as we can, leaving open a few possible tweaks depending on votes.  So, I am open to either brown oil tan or vintage mocha leather, though I would need to know more about the latter (don't want a thinner leather, and I see in the few pics that it is always lined, which makes me wonder).  Though I do think it'd be interesting to try the new Crust leather.  Also, I am open to either broque or non-brogue captoe, depending on what will carry the day.

 

@NYDRH @Bobbo316 @meso @Steel28 @bry2000 @vettemike@b-ewing @ShootThePier @BHK666 @justinkapur@metranger8694

@LA Guy


Sorry linafelt.

 

I never put my name on the list for this.

post #18380 of 19330
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Sorry linafelt.

 

I never put my name on the list for this.

 

No problem, just wanted to give you another chance!  (Seems like your kind of boot...)

post #18381 of 19330
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Originally Posted by linafelt View Post
 

 

No problem, just wanted to give you another chance!  (Seems like your kind of boot...)

I can see the appeal but the 310 just isn't for me.

 

Even though the crust CXL is different, I'm loaded up with brown boots.

post #18382 of 19330
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Originally Posted by linafelt View Post
 

Okay, here's my proposal for the Millwright Boot:

 

1940s Service Boot, 310 last

Crust CXL

Cap toe

5 eyelets, antique brass

Cat's Paw heel, Vibram half sole

Stitched down/Nailed down

Heel lowered 1/8" (pending Viberg approval)

Natural midsole

 

Let's get as many on board for this makeup as we can, leaving open a few possible tweaks depending on votes.  So, I am open to either brown oil tan or vintage mocha leather, though I would need to know more about the latter (don't want a thinner leather, and I see in the few pics that it is always lined, which makes me wonder).  Though I do think it'd be interesting to try the new Crust leather.  Also, I am open to either broque or non-brogue captoe, depending on what will carry the day.

Im a "maybe".  I am tempted, just to see it get made but Im drowning in brown boots as well. 

 

Crust is more interesting to me than Icy Mocha. I'd forget about vintage mocha, it would essentially be the Van Afferden boot with 5 eyelets.

 

Out of curiosity, Im sure it was mentioned somewhere along the way but where did the name "Millwright" come from?  It makes me think of Millhouse from the Simpsons.

post #18383 of 19330
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Originally Posted by NYDRH View Post
 

 

Out of curiosity, Im sure it was mentioned somewhere along the way but where did the name "Millwright" come from?  It makes me think of Millhouse from the Simpsons.

 

I grew up in a mill town in Western PA, and every adult male I knew worked in the steel mills (or else maybe at the Conrail yard, or the Westinghouse plant), and all of them wore work boots every day of their lives. That picture that has given rise to the Millwright was one of the first Viberg boots I saw, and I was immediately transported to my childhood filled with plain, rugged boots, and I just thought "that to me is the ideal boot."

 

(A "millwright" by the way is a particular job/pay grade in a steel mill.)

post #18384 of 19330
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Originally Posted by linafelt View Post
 

 

I grew up in a mill town in Western PA, and every adult male I knew worked in the steel mills (or else maybe at the Conrail yard, or the Westinghouse plant), and all of them wore work boots every day of their lives. That picture that has given rise to the Millwright was one of the first Viberg boots I saw, and I was immediately transported to my childhood filled with plain, rugged boots, and I just thought "that to me is the ideal boot."

 

(A "millwright" by the way is a particular job/pay grade in a steel mill.)


Love that story! 

post #18385 of 19330
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Originally Posted by linafelt View Post
 

 

I grew up in a mill town in Western PA, and every adult male I knew worked in the steel mills (or else maybe at the Conrail yard, or the Westinghouse plant), and all of them wore work boots every day of their lives. That picture that has given rise to the Millwright was one of the first Viberg boots I saw, and I was immediately transported to my childhood filled with plain, rugged boots, and I just thought "that to me is the ideal boot."

 

(A "millwright" by the way is a particular job/pay grade in a steel mill.)

 

 

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Love that story! 

Agreed, it is very nice

post #18386 of 19330

Or I should say, either worked in the mills or went on to play in the NFL:  Marino, Montana, Kelly, Namath, Unitas, Dorsett, Ditka, Skorupan, Revis, etc etc. Even George Blanda!  My step-father lined up against Ditka in high school ("He wasn't so tough...").

post #18387 of 19330
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Originally Posted by linafelt View Post
 

1940s Service Boot, 310 last

Crust CXL

Cap toe

5 eyelets, antique brass

Cat's Paw heel, Vibram half sole

Stitched down/Nailed down

Heel lowered 1/8" (pending Viberg approval)

Natural midsole

Consider me as a strong maybe for this one, just need to come around on the 310 last.

post #18388 of 19330
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Originally Posted by NYDRH View Post
 

Im a "maybe".  I am tempted, just to see it get made but Im drowning in brown boots as well. 

 

Crust is more interesting to me than Icy Mocha. I'd forget about vintage mocha, it would essentially be the Van Afferden boot with 5 eyelets.

 

Out of curiosity, Im sure it was mentioned somewhere along the way but where did the name "Millwright" come from?  It makes me think of Millhouse from the Simpsons.

Crust we will not get to do stitchdown, so let's not go down that road.  The brown oil tan, as long as that is in stock, is definitely a stitchdown leather.  Maybe the Vintage Mocha, or if you guys want to go down another road, brown waxed flesh.  

 

Cheers,

 

Fok.

post #18389 of 19330

 Why can't crust cxl be stitchdown??   The service boot Viberg sells on their site in Crust CXL is a stitchdown.  Its a thicker leather so its better for stitchdown. 

post #18390 of 19330
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Originally Posted by Rogerdoger View Post
 

 Why can't crust cxl be stitchdown??   The service boot Viberg sells on their site in Crust CXL is a stitchdown.  Its a thicker leather so its better for stitchdown. 

Then maybe.  I'm not say no until I get a definitely yes, though.  So let's not discuss it at all as an option until that time.  The 310 is already enough of a pain to deal with, and it has never yielded a boot, so let's not muddy the waters even more right now.

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