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post #4816 of 7227

I saw the CXL's coming back -- hence the angst.   This won't be a work boot, but it will be a boot I wear every other day in every condition possible.  I intend to be hard on them.  I guess cordovan is more durable, but I'm going to have to wait....

 

I don't want Brandy, I want black or # 8... (or something very dark) So I guess I could be waiting half a year or more if I don't jump on the CXL now?

post #4817 of 7227
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Originally Posted by ScuffedBluchers View Post

I saw the CXL's coming back -- hence the angst.   This won't be a work boot, but it will be a boot I wear every other day in every condition possible.  I intend to be hard on them.  I guess cordovan is more durable, but I'm going to have to wait....

I don't want Brandy, I want black or # 8... (or something very dark) So I guess I could be waiting half a year or more if I don't jump on the CXL now?

If you wear them hard the CXL will definitely get scuffed up and probably stretch pretty quickly. In my experience it is not a workboot leather.
post #4818 of 7227
My black CXL has been a great boot. Always get compliments on them.

Curious what the matte black calf will look like and if it scuffs as easily as CXL. Wish they did a run of black French calf with 10 eyelets for Viberg.com, or at least another run of black shell.

Still digging this bal:
http://instagram.com/p/eDdsKbrplp/

But I'm cool with the derby we discussed earlier.
post #4819 of 7227
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Originally Posted by linafelt View Post


If you wear them hard the CXL will definitely get scuffed up and probably stretch pretty quickly. In my experience it is not a workboot leather.

I'm fine with scuffs.... excited even.  But stretching? I thought VIberg used really thick CXL. Thicker than Alden.  Stretching like they won't fit after a year of hard wear, or stretching like they'll look worn in and bad-ass?

post #4820 of 7227
Worn-in and bad ass. In my experience, the plasticity is minimal but there is a subtle expansion while wearing the boot, which I attribute to heat. I can feel the boot barely loosen up by mid day, after some walking. We are talking about skin, after all.

Get the boots. You won't be disappointed.
post #4821 of 7227
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Originally Posted by ScuffedBluchers View Post
 

I'm fine with scuffs.... excited even.  But stretching? I thought VIberg used really thick CXL. Thicker than Alden.  Stretching like they won't fit after a year of hard wear, or stretching like they'll look worn in and bad-ass?

 

Well, I can speak from my experience with CXL boots from OSB, which have stretched a fair amount in a year's worth of pretty light wear, so that the laces are much closer than they were when they started.  And as sacafotos says above, throughout the day you can feel them loosening, in a way I never have with any other leather, so that I have to retie often to tighten up.  If you have time to look through the boot boards here and on Ironheart and Superfuture, you will find plenty of folks who like CXL but also lots of stories and pics of accelerated wear and significant stretching. 

 

If you have a look at the closeup of the #8 CXL on Viberg.com you'll see a good scratch even on the brand new pair; I can tell you that almost certainly came from someone lightly hitting it with their fingernail, as that happened over and over for me.  Like most others, I don't mind the scratches, but it shows how easily they happen, and just imagine bumping hard against the corner of a concrete block, or catching on a nail...

 

Now, somewhere there is a quote from Nick Horween I think talking about the difference in thickness and quality of various CXLs, and I imagine that Viberg uses the best.  I also think that if it is lined fully it will not stretch as much (this is what Kyle at White's recommends) -- not sure if the ones currently on Viberg.com are fully lined or not.  So I imagine you can get a pair that holds up better with regard to stretching.  But I have to think it will not be anywhere close to the durability of shell (or HH or oil tan for that matter).

post #4822 of 7227

black French calf oxford on 1035 coming soon to viberg.com, per IG.

post #4823 of 7227
Sexy! Not sure how versatile an all black shoe is for me, though. But I'd love a pair of black French calf.
post #4824 of 7227

Guys, CXL boots can get scratched being put in and taken out of the box.  But that doesn't affect the durability.  It's a leather that just gets nicked up.  If you like your boots looking box fresh and untouched, it's not the leather for you.  I personally like the look of a well worn in boot much more than I do a new boot, but ymmv. 

 

As I've said many times before, I think that shell cordovan is a highly overhyped and overused leather, but it does have a luster about it that is that difficult to find elsewhere.  It is probably most appropriate for a hard-wearing workboot, since it is tough as nails, but will crease in a way that calf will not, for example, and the deep creases will not even rub out either. 

 

Next round of Styleforummarket MTO will be started soon.  Sorry for the delay!  (For those who have forgotten, there will be a Copper task service boot on dainite, and a natural cxl derby with a double leather sole).  And to answer a question, Viberg doesn't topy their own boots, but any cobbler will be able to do it for $20 or so.

 

Cheers,

 

Fok.

post #4825 of 7227
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Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post
 

Guys, CXL boots can get scratched being put in and taken out of the box.  But that doesn't affect the durability.  It's a leather that just gets nicked up.  If you like your boots looking box fresh and untouched, it's not the leather for you.  I personally like the look of a well worn in boot much more than I do a new boot, but ymmv. 

 

As I've said many times before, I think that shell cordovan is a highly overhyped and overused leather, but it does have a luster about it that is that difficult to find elsewhere.  It is probably most appropriate for a hard-wearing workboot, since it is tough as nails, but will crease in a way that calf will not, for example, and the deep creases will not even rub out either. 

 

Next round of Styleforummarket MTO will be started soon.  Sorry for the delay!  (For those who have forgotten, there will be a Copper task service boot on dainite, and a natural cxl derby with a double leather sole).  And to answer a question, Viberg doesn't topy their own boots, but any cobbler will be able to do it for $20 or so.

 

Cheers,

 

Fok.

 

Do we know what last the derby will be on. I know lots of suggestions were thrown out, but does that come down to Viberg or us?

post #4826 of 7227
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Originally Posted by B0Bs4g3t View Post

Do we know what last the derby will be on. I know lots of suggestions were thrown out, but does that come down to Viberg or us?

It comes down to what people want and what Viberg and I agree is doable.
post #4827 of 7227
Fok,

Are the waxed flesh en route to you yet?
post #4828 of 7227
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Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post

Guys, CXL boots can get scratched being put in and taken out of the box.  But that doesn't affect the durability.  It's a leather that just gets nicked up.  If you like your boots looking box fresh and untouched, it's not the leather for you.  I personally like the look of a well worn in boot much more than I do a new boot, but ymmv. 

As I've said many times before, I think that shell cordovan is a highly overhyped and overused leather, but it does have a luster about it that is that difficult to find elsewhere.  It is probably most appropriate for a hard-wearing workboot, since it is tough as nails, but will crease in a way that calf will not, for example, and the deep creases will not even rub out either. 

Next round of Styleforummarket MTO will be started soon.  Sorry for the delay!  (For those who have forgotten, there will be a Copper task service boot on dainite, and a natural cxl derby with a double leather sole).  And to answer a question, Viberg doesn't topy their own boots, but any cobbler will be able to do it for $20 or so.

Cheers,

Fok.

Fok I was not planning to Topy the derby but guy has offered to topy other boots I have requested
post #4829 of 7227
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Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post

It comes down to what people want and what Viberg and I agree is doable.

I am in ONLY if on the last pictured on Tumblr.
post #4830 of 7227
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Originally Posted by scottcw View Post

I am in ONLY if on the last pictured on Tumblr.

It looks great in the picture
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