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post #5341 of 6478
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Originally Posted by thelastquestion View Post
 

 

As a mild side note, I think those complaining about stud chipping on a pair of Itshide soles are being a little ridiculous. Studs on Dainite wear down as well, Viberg has been using Itshide for a very long time without issue

Please attempt to accurately relate previous postage - losing a stud in the first 15 minutes on a brand new boot does not qualify as 'wear'.

post #5342 of 6478
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Scarlett Jo is my jam - so please make that comparison for me.  

Kate Hudson is okay too.  I mean, I would not kick her outta bed.  Might even invite if I could dispel the boredom of being.

We are still talking about sex, right?  

I'm a bit busy at the moment, but give me the week and I'll write a review of what it's like to have sex with Kate Hudson versus what it's like to have sex with Scarlett Johansson, given what I know about sex from what I've read online.
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I'm a bit busy at the moment, but give me the week and I'll write a review of what it's like to have sex with Kate Hudson versus what it's like to have sex with Scarlett Johansson, given what I know about sex from what I've read online.

I actually was thinking Kate Upton.  I like a woman with some junk in the trunk.  

 

In other news, get your preorders for this in:  http://www.styleforummarket.com/viberg-natural-cxl-derby-shoes-preorders-full-payment-free-shipping-worldwide-preorders-taken-until-june-15/

 

 

Is it a dress shoe?  A work shoe?  Mind completely blown.

post #5344 of 6478

Huh.  I thought the previous comments were about working out.

post #5345 of 6478
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Originally Posted by ojaw View Post
 

Please attempt to accurately relate previous postage - losing a stud in the first 15 minutes on a brand new boot does not qualify as 'wear'.

Oh, I'm perfectly aware. I'm simply asking you to judge within the relevant context. Does it affect anything aesthetically? No, it does not. The difference is not visible. Does it affect anything structurally or functionally? Again, there is no difference.

 

The only gentleman who had any right to be upset was the one with the chipped toe.

post #5346 of 6478

It certainly affects the aesthetics of the boot, and potentially the quality control of the maker.

I assume that if I would have contacted Viberg about it they would have addressed the issue.

I'm ok with it, but I probably won't go high end again on this kind of item as I don't have the income to do multiple sartorial experiments on this level.

post #5347 of 6478
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Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post

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Originally Posted by dieworkwear View Post


I'm a bit busy at the moment, but give me the week and I'll write a review of what it's like to have sex with Kate Hudson versus what it's like to have sex with Scarlett Johansson, given what I know about sex from what I've read online.

I actually was thinking Kate Upton.  I like a woman with some junk in the trunk.  

 

In other news, get your preorders for this in:  http://www.styleforummarket.com/viberg-natural-cxl-derby-shoes-preorders-full-payment-free-shipping-worldwide-preorders-taken-until-june-15/

 

 

Is it a dress shoe?  A work shoe?  Mind completely blown.


Knock around shoes. Nothing dressy about them, but enough character to not be pedestrian.

You should only get these if you plan on wearing the hell out of them. Make them cry, and they will shed tears of patina.
post #5348 of 6478
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Originally Posted by thelastquestion View Post
 

Calling Viberg a dress boot is absurd.

 

Really, "absurd"?  Calling those brandy shell 2030s dress boots is absurd?  Or the Color 8 shells that Leffot had?  Or even the dark brown calf on Viberg.com?  Look, I am not an expert on dress boots, so have no desire to argue the point.  But I do know a workboot when I see one, and those aren't.  I would also continue to say that anyone who pays a grand for a pair of boots has a right to compare them to another pair that costs a grand.  Not apples to oranges; more like Galas to Red Delicious.

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Really, "absurd"?  Calling those brandy shell 2030s dress boots is absurd?  Or the Color 8 shells that Leffot had?  Or even the dark brown calf on Viberg.com?  Look, I am not an expert on dress boots, so have no desire to argue the point.  But I do know a workboot when I see one, and those aren't.  I would also continue to say that anyone who pays a grand for a pair of boots has a right to compare them to another pair that costs a grand.  Not apples to oranges; more like Galas to Red Delicious.


No matter what term you use, they're not dress boots. EG Galways cost more than Viberg shell boots, and they're not dress boots. These St. Crispin boots cost more than twice the amount of the Vibergs and I still wouldn't call them dress boots. It's not the cost that matters, it's the style that determines whether they are dress boots or not.

 

 

 

post #5350 of 6478
While I wouldn't call it absurd, they aren't dress boots. Sure I use some of my shell boots in dress-IER occasions (business casual), they aren't dress boots. As long as they have open lacing, they aren't dress boots.
post #5351 of 6478
Viberg boots aren't "dress boots" by any stretch of the imagination; "dress boots" really include balmoral boots, certain kind of wingtip / plain toe boots, chelsea boots, etc. Dress boots are boots that could be legitimately worn with wool pants, blazers, or even a suit. Many of the Edward Green / Vass boots posted in the previous few posts fit that "dress boot" distinction.

Obviously Viberg service boots aren't work boots either. Work boots are closer to the boots on Workboot.com, some models of Red Wings, Timberlands, etc. Do we really know anyone who is buying $700 CXL boots or $1,000 shell boots to do factory/field work?

The current Viberg service boots are what they are - on-trend, but high quality, workwear-inspired casual boots for fashion oriented men to wear with denim and chinos in casual settings. Nothing wrong with that.

I sold my 3sixteen Viberg 2030s as I wanted a style that was a bit more dress casual - Alden cordovan and calfskin boots are a bit dressier and more my style at this point. However, I continue to eye the brown CXL Vibergs and may buy another pair down the line. They do look clunkier than most of my other boots, and as a result, I would not wear them with dress wear (for example, I can wear Alden CXL wingtip boots with flannel pants and a sportcoat in the winter; no Viberg boot would be appropriate with that outfit).
post #5352 of 6478

I think we can all agree that there exists no objective definition of "dress boot."  It all depends on context.  (That's the nature of style, right?)  And I can tell you, in my world those brandy shells or color 8 shells, especially on the 2030 last, would most definitely count as dress boots.  And if Mark Trail showed up wearing those, Cherry would for sure say "Mark, where are you going in your dress boots?"  For me, that's enough...

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^^ I have a feeling we won't all agree on that first sentence.
post #5354 of 6478
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Originally Posted by tifosi View Post

While I wouldn't call it absurd, they aren't dress boots. Sure I use some of my shell boots in dress-IER occasions (business casual), they aren't dress boots. As long as they have open lacing, they aren't dress boots.

To me, any shoes that make sense with wool pants and a sportcoat/blazer qualifies as a "dress shoe" or "dress boot" (it may not be a "formal shoe", but that's a different concept). That means that Alden cordovan boots (especially plaza or grant last but really even barrie last), the myriad of style of E&G, G&G, Vass, etc boots, etc are all dress boots. I haven't seen a Viberg boot I would wear with wool pants and a sportcoat.

EDIT - The shell Viberg 2030 boots aren't dress boots by this definition. The last is too clunky, the welts and triple stitching is too pronounced, the antique edging is too prominent, etc. They are obviously incredible boots but they would look pretty goofy with a "dress" outfit.
post #5355 of 6478
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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

To me, any shoes that make sense with wool pants and a sportcoat/blazer qualifies as a "dress shoe" or "dress boot" (it may not be a "formal shoe", but that's a different concept). That means that Alden cordovan boots (especially plaza or grant last but really even barrie last), the myriad of style of E&G, G&G, Vass, etc boots, etc are all dress boots. I haven't seen a Viberg boot I would wear with wool pants and a sportcoat.

I always lumped dress and formal together. That is an interesting concept, though. My basic distinction is Oxford or Derby. Dress and casual respectively.
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