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Custom White's Boots ... Thoughts?

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Whacky, Jan 15, 2011.

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  1. crosswound

    crosswound Well-Known Member

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    yea he quoted me 8-10 weeks but i'm expecting it to be longer :cheers:
     
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    Probably not. I'm pretty sure they put the wait time from when they first posted that boot configuration page. It's probably way outdated.
     
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    Does White's make any boots dressy enough for a business casual office setting? Having a hard time finding a configuration that would work Semi-dress with non-celastic toe box or something? Pretty sure that wasn't an option (EDIT: I might be thinking of the HH SDs only)

    Looking at getting some boots for the fall that I can wear to and after work. In the alternative going to get some Tricker's stow boots w/ danite soles, but don't have to be that dressy... don't want full leather soles, but maybe 1/2's.
     
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    Pretty sure SD is available without the celastic toe - and the sence of dressiness really depends on the leather choice - water buffalo and french calf can be very dressy. Leather sole too...
     
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    None of the White's lasts are very dressy. Unless your business casual office setting is industrial chic, I'd stick with Alden's for this type of thing.
     
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    This info has been deleted - thanks for the heads up! It would sure be nice if they were taking 3-5 weeks [​IMG]
    Current lead times are 8-10 weeks but please keep in mind this is a very extreme fire season this year and a lot of demand for smoke jumper boots! We appreciate your patience.

    [FONT=arial, sans-serif]-Kyle @ Baker's [/FONT]
     
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    Thanks blaster - wearing some Alden's at work right now as a matter a fact --- can't wait to get home and put some white's on for the night though [​IMG]

    And thanks daizawaguy - agree with you on the leather choices, really mixes it up
     
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    Tigerpack---Maybe you are looking for something like this….

    It is Burgundy French calf with half sole and medallion toe cap. Only thing I would do different is get close trim. Also, if you call White’s or Baker’s I’m sure you could get them with an unreinforced toe.

    [​IMG]
    more can be seen at: http://global.rakuten.com/en/store/zodiac/item/10022838/
    in Japan they sell for $1379... lol
     
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    Kyle i sent you a email about adjusting my size :)
     
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    While we are on the subject of White’s boots as dress shoes, I must say this picture is one of my all time favorites. Super minimalistic, unique color, clean looking….. Anyway I’m just sitting here dreaming of my navy CXL SDs with 700 soles, medallion toecap, close trim, and crème liner… ordered them five weeks ago, maybe I’m half way there…
    [​IMG]
    Picture from hear: http://secinfo.exblog.jp/14391483/
     
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    4 - A build like that keeps me on the fence about which boot to buy... that might just work - I'll just have to bother Kyle and see if they can do the toe without the reinforcement like you said
     
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    Tigerpac, go for the soft toe!! You ever seen Hollows natural cxl bounty hunters? F^cking sick, man!

    [​IMG]

    And like his, I'd go with standard trim- i personally only like the look of the close trim on cap toe SDs.
     
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    If he wants a dressy boot i dont think he should be looking at whites.
     
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    Tiger. You can get the non celastic on pretty much any boot being made for you.
     
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    Loving the suggestions so far guys - thanks!

    It's an interesting issue, I think I might be able to get away with a dressy build of a SD for most work days but not really sure. I have Aldens that are dressy enough to wear with a suit... don't need quite that level of dress but enough to be able to wear with slacks and a button down.

    Close trim, non celastic MIGHT do the trick...
     
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    its not a dressy boot at all because you'll never be able to wear it with trousers let alone chino's. your stuck to basically denim only. if you buy it like that and think your dressed up even in the slightest your kidding yourself. wearing really nice boots though most likely dressy nope.

    every pair of aldens i own i can wear with denim/chinos/trousers and it looks good i get compliments no matter so dressy yes. you will look out of place wearing whites no matter what configuration with chinos/trousers so dressy no.

    for reference i don't consider someone really dressed up if they are wearing denim. i wear lots of denim so no hate.
     
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    White's can only be worn with denim? That's silly.

    No normal humans will look sideways at a clean White's build in a dressy scenario. Unless you're hanging with stuffy, guffawing, old money gentry, you'll be just fine.

    I'm still very happy with my no-celastic BH.
     
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    Seconded. Any chance of stealing that pic above then Mr Hollows? Please?
     

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