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post #8371 of 10340
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Originally Posted by Brown Dynamite View Post
 

Just received my Natural Boots and wanted to share a couple of quick pictures and thoughts. This is definitely an amateur "review" so let me know if I missed anything or there are any specific questions.

 

SIZING/LAST

My Brannock size is a true 13D so I ordered true-to-size a la Gustin's suggestion and the length is great. In the picture below, I'm also wearing an Allen Edmonds Dundee in 13D and the length on the two are identical. For further reference, I wear a 12D in RW Iron Rangers/Wolverine Rowans and I would not have been able to size down on Gustin's boot. The heel-to-ball measurement seems pretty spot on as well. Obvious in both feel and visually looking straight down, the last is fairly wide ("neutral and accessible" from Gustin's description). I'd be lying if I said it wasn't a bit surprised by how wide it was, but I guess I just forgot that I ordered a work boot. Once I reminded myself of that, the width is 100% fitting. It probably didn't help I went immediately from wearing more of a dress boot to a work boot. Evident in the second picture below is the low toebox profile which I do prefer to a more bulbous toe aesthetic.

 

 

 

 

COMFORT/FINISHING

The soles are reasonably stiff, but definitely seem like they will break in and wear well. The Chromexcel upper feels fantastic and appears to be tightly grained, so I'm not anticipating any deep/unattractive creasing. One thing I noticed only after trying the boot on is the calfskin layered insole. It was Gustin's description, but I guess it didn't register with me. For those familiar with Poron insoles, it feels somewhat similar, although I'm sure it will break in if it is just layers of calfskin. The insoles stop just short of the middle of my arch - an interesting feeling. Not particularly bad or particularly preferred, but just interesting. Definitely hoping as it breaks in its presence goes away. The 270 degree welt is great and has no loose or errant stitching.

 

FINAL THOUGHTS

Overall I'm pleased with them and would probably buy another pair! They were a long time coming, but I'm definitely looking forward to wearing them! Access to CXL leather and USA GYW boots at the $199 price point is pretty difficult to come by unless you go the seconds route for a couple of different manufacturers. These pose a pretty good value (as with almost all of Gustin's offerings). I'm excited to seeing how they break in and handle wear!

 

 

Appreciate the thoughts!  As others have mentioned, I was a bit concerned ordering boots from Gustin with no feedback to work with.  Can't wait to get my #8s!

post #8372 of 10340
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Originally Posted by JilSlander View Post
 

@notwithit -- not exactly ISC workshirt, but looks like Gustin is running the Cone BluexBlack:

 

https://www.weargustin.com/store/2989

 

Folks said the BluexBlack sew up small in the denim.

I'm not sure I would personally care on the WS. I'm probably going to wash it every time I wear it anyway

post #8373 of 10340
The boots seem way darker than I was expecting. I definitely want some of the natural color boots
post #8374 of 10340

Look what the mail man brought in. Lovely houndstooth shirt biggrin.gif
post #8375 of 10340
Quote:
Originally Posted by Brown Dynamite View Post
 

Just received my Natural Boots and wanted to share a couple of quick pictures and thoughts. This is definitely an amateur "review" so let me know if I missed anything or there are any specific questions.

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

SIZING/LAST

My Brannock size is a true 13D so I ordered true-to-size a la Gustin's suggestion and the length is great. In the picture below, I'm also wearing an Allen Edmonds Dundee in 13D and the length on the two are identical. For further reference, I wear a 12D in RW Iron Rangers/Wolverine Rowans and I would not have been able to size down on Gustin's boot. The heel-to-ball measurement seems pretty spot on as well. Obvious in both feel and visually looking straight down, the last is fairly wide ("neutral and accessible" from Gustin's description). I'd be lying if I said it wasn't a bit surprised by how wide it was, but I guess I just forgot that I ordered a work boot. Once I reminded myself of that, the width is 100% fitting. It probably didn't help I went immediately from wearing more of a dress boot to a work boot. Evident in the second picture below is the low toebox profile which I do prefer to a more bulbous toe aesthetic.

 

 

 

 

COMFORT/FINISHING

The soles are reasonably stiff, but definitely seem like they will break in and wear well. The Chromexcel upper feels fantastic and appears to be tightly grained, so I'm not anticipating any deep/unattractive creasing. One thing I noticed only after trying the boot on is the calfskin layered insole. It was Gustin's description, but I guess it didn't register with me. For those familiar with Poron insoles, it feels somewhat similar, although I'm sure it will break in if it is just layers of calfskin. The insoles stop just short of the middle of my arch - an interesting feeling. Not particularly bad or particularly preferred, but just interesting. Definitely hoping as it breaks in its presence goes away. The 270 degree welt is great and has no loose or errant stitching.

 

FINAL THOUGHTS

Overall I'm pleased with them and would probably buy another pair! They were a long time coming, but I'm definitely looking forward to wearing them! Access to CXL leather and USA GYW boots at the $199 price point is pretty difficult to come by unless you go the seconds route for a couple of different manufacturers. These pose a pretty good value (as with almost all of Gustin's offerings). I'm excited to seeing how they break in and handle wear!

 

 

 

Excellent review!!  More of this.  This was most helpful.

post #8376 of 10340
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Originally Posted by TtownMD View Post


Look what the mail man brought in. Lovely houndstooth shirt biggrin.gif
Nice! Care to share some 1st impressions?
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Originally Posted by avsmusic1 View Post

Nice! Care to share some 1st impressions?
This is my first shirt xl slim. Quality is very solid & it's good fitted slim shirt I have few chinos & pants also on order. So far got no complains but definitely hands up vs mall brand shirt. Since I have given gustin a try I am very impressed. And once my Oxford comes in I can compare them to other brand I own like Eidos, zegna, Isaia
Edited by TtownMD - 2/4/16 at 4:57pm
post #8378 of 10340
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Originally Posted by Captain Insano View Post

The boots seem way darker than I was expecting. I definitely want some of the natural color boots

They're a little bit lighter than in the picture, but honestly not much. I'm only working with stock iPhone 6 pictures and didn't take the time to really mess with them. I'd imagine they'd darken to this color fairly quickly after a couple wears anyway. I've only seen a handful of Natty CXL in my life and it's typically darker in person than I always think it will be. Still sweet nonetheless.
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Originally Posted by ace13x View Post

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Excellent review!!  More of this.  This was most helpful.

Thanks! Hopefully it helps out those on the fence. It was definitely a gamble joining the first run, but I've learned so much (and spent/saved so much $) from SF threads that it was time to give back lol.
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Has anyone received their Black Friday mystery denim yet? Mine just shipped but I'm out of the country for another 10 days, feeling curious!
post #8380 of 10340
Quote:
Originally Posted by Brown Dynamite View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by Captain Insano View Post

The boots seem way darker than I was expecting. I definitely want some of the natural color boots

They're a little bit lighter than in the picture, but honestly not much. I'm only working with stock iPhone 6 pictures and didn't take the time to really mess with them. I'd imagine they'd darken to this color fairly quickly after a couple wears anyway. I've only seen a handful of Natty CXL in my life and it's typically darker in person than I always think it will be. Still sweet nonetheless.
Quote:
Originally Posted by ace13x View Post

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Excellent review!!  More of this.  This was most helpful.

Thanks! Hopefully it helps out those on the fence. It was definitely a gamble joining the first run, but I've learned so much (and spent/saved so much $) from SF threads that it was time to give back lol.

Indeed thanks for the review.
Any thoughts on the speed hooks? I've heard they may be too close together for easy use. That ideally there'd be three hooks instead of four. Any thoughts?

Thanks

/mobile
post #8381 of 10340
The Cone BlueXBlack was my first Gustin. It did sew up small but was buttery soft and fades quickly. Great electric fades too. The workshirt should be awesome


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Originally Posted by JilSlander View Post

^ I'd probably wait as I heard the BxB is really tough to fade.

Probably would be better going with RGT or Taylor Stitch's ISC workshirt.
post #8382 of 10340
Quote:
Originally Posted by Brown Dynamite View Post

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Just received my Natural Boots and wanted to share a couple of quick pictures and thoughts. This is definitely an amateur "review" so let me know if I missed anything or there are any specific questions.

SIZING/LAST
My Brannock size is a true 13D so I ordered true-to-size a la Gustin's suggestion and the length is great. In the picture below, I'm also wearing an Allen Edmonds Dundee in 13D and the length on the two are identical. For further reference, I wear a 12D in RW Iron Rangers/Wolverine Rowans and I would not have been able to size down on Gustin's boot. The heel-to-ball measurement seems pretty spot on as well. Obvious in both feel and visually looking straight down, the last is fairly wide ("neutral and accessible" from Gustin's description). I'd be lying if I said it wasn't a bit surprised by how wide it was, but I guess I just forgot that I ordered a work boot. Once I reminded myself of that, the width is 100% fitting. It probably didn't help I went immediately from wearing more of a dress boot to a work boot. Evident in the second picture below is the low toebox profile which I do prefer to a more bulbous toe aesthetic.








COMFORT/FINISHING
The soles are reasonably stiff, but definitely seem like they will break in and wear well. The Chromexcel upper feels fantastic and appears to be tightly grained, so I'm not anticipating any deep/unattractive creasing. One thing I noticed only after trying the boot on is the calfskin layered insole. It was Gustin's description, but I guess it didn't register with me. For those familiar with Poron insoles, it feels somewhat similar, although I'm sure it will break in if it is just layers of calfskin. The insoles stop just short of the middle of my arch - an interesting feeling. Not particularly bad or particularly preferred, but just interesting. Definitely hoping as it breaks in its presence goes away. The 270 degree welt is great and has no loose or errant stitching.

FINAL THOUGHTS
Overall I'm pleased with them and would probably buy another pair! They were a long time coming, but I'm definitely looking forward to wearing them! Access to CXL leather and USA GYW boots at the $199 price point is pretty difficult to come by unless you go the seconds route for a couple of different manufacturers. These pose a pretty good value (as with almost all of Gustin's offerings). I'm excited to seeing how they break in and handle wear!


[/spoiler
Your Dundees look sleek compared to the Gustin boots.
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I received my Albiate Burgundy Blue Flannel today.  The fabric is soft, warm, and has a really nice color.  The Gustin Albiate offerings were pricey compared to their regular shirts but I am definitely impressed and feel it was worth it.  I hope to see more similar offerings in the future and would recommend them to anyone a little hesitant because of the price.  I've wanted a blue/red flannel to wear with dark denim for some time now so this offering hit the spot for me. 

 

One side I've talked about before that I wanted to mention again concerning fit/style.  Obviously the scoops for flannels are absurd and Gustin needs to look in the mirror and consider doing something about it (regardless of whether people are buying, out of human decency and moral obligation).  My preferred size is slightly large on me.  This may be blasphemy to some of the more experienced styleforum members but I usually throw my shirts in for a hot wash and torch them once in the dryer.  This shrinks it down slightly and makes a perfect fit for me.  A greater benefit is that it seems to reduce the scoops to a tolerable amount.  Obviously this is not an option for people who get an impeccable fit out of the package but just wanted to throw it out there as a potential solution for some.  

post #8384 of 10340
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Originally Posted by thundercats View Post

Indeed thanks for the review.
Any thoughts on the speed hooks? I've heard they may be too close together for easy use. That ideally there'd be three hooks instead of four. Any thoughts?

Thanks

/mobile

A little crowded for sure, but I think as the laces loosen up and I get used to the spacing I'll adapt all the same. I also tend to skip the crisis cross on the last of my speed hooks anyway unless I need to really cinch up the ankle.
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Originally Posted by Churchill W View Post

Your Dundees look sleek compared to the Gustin boots.

Definitely. I guess I never really thought of the Dundees as sleek until looking at them next to the G boots lol.
post #8385 of 10340
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Originally Posted by thundercats View Post


Indeed thanks for the review.
Any thoughts on the speed hooks? I've heard they may be too close together for easy use. That ideally there'd be three hooks instead of four. Any thoughts?

Thanks

/mobile

 

Definitely the speed hooks are too close together and there should be three instead of four in that space.  I received my Inferno Tans today and will write up a review and post photos next week when I get back from a short vacation.  One of my immediate observations was WTF! when I went to lace the speed hooks.  Overall the boots seem pretty impressive but I've got to spend more time looking closely and write a proper review.


Edited by mountainman3520 - 2/4/16 at 11:25pm
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