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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. johng70

    johng70 Well-Known Member

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    See, I look at the photo and think the exact opposite. "dressy wear" and pants bloused like you're in combat boots are just at the opposite end of the spectrum for me. To me, that just looks bad.
     
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    I'll admit, I only have a sample of three, and I tend to play around with sizings a little to get the fit I want, but I would agree the Packers seem to be cut smaller than the SJs or Bounty Hunters. It may be that White's assumes you will wear the SLs with heavier socks? I really don't know.

    Andy B.
     
  3. andy b.

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    I'm not normally a fan of crepe soles, but I like how these look! Andy B.
     
  4. andy b.

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    I have to agree a little with crosswound. I don't think any of White's styles would work with "dress" pants. About the closest I can pull off is my black thoroughbred (pointed toe) Packers work with some pants that are on the dressier side. I will say though that I think you could wear the SDs, or Bounty Hunters with chinos/khakis. I do on a regular basis in winter and I think they look good. Also, you can wear most of the White's stuff with corduroys as long as they aren't a dress cut, more of a jeans cut. These pants I wear them with are all flat front, no pleated fronts. I think anything with a pleated front would be too dressy.

    Just my opinion.

    Andy B.
     
  5. JVAV

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    @CWMI, what leather is that?
     
  6. Ada111

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    Baker usually monitors this forum, maybe they know :). Otherwise I would go with the cheaper version.
     
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    I once ordered through the buildaboot site, paid, and got confirmation, but they came back to say that Whites could not support that price. Interesting how legally binding that sale would have been - I paid, but could not get the goods at that price. Any thoughts?
     
  8. 4characters

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    Andy B. --- I haven’t worn many White's yet, but I’ve seen many pictures of White’s boots and I totally agree with your opinion at least for my wardrobe.

    My personal wardrobe will mainly consist of...
    White’s SD boots in navy CXL with medallion toe cap.

    • Vintage Pendleton wool jackets
    • Vintage Schott bomber jacket
    • French officers coat
    • Original navy Pea coat
    • Harris tweed sport coats
    • Dress shirts
    • Flannel shirts
    • Khakis
    • Blue jeans-- N&F, Lee 23oz, Levis 501xx

    To dress up my boots with I will pair them with some khakis, a nice shirt, and a tweed sport coat.
     
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    [​IMG]

    That's how they look today.

    I don't think I've used any products on them at all yet. Just a damp cloth and brushing.
     
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    4c,

    That is exactly the type of wardrobe I think would work with a pair of White's. In fact, I own a lot of similar items.

    Andy B.
     
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  11. ec123456

    ec123456 Active Member

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    Hi, I am in the process of ordering a custom Whites semi-dress from bakers, and was wondering what the following options referred to:

    Leather liner, heel base, celastic toe box and toe bug stitching.

    Also is there somewhere I can view pictures/prices of all the available leathers?

    Many thanks
     
  12. 4characters

    4characters Well-Known Member

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    http://www.bakershoe.com/attribute-details.cfm/brand/whites-boots/Quote:
     
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  13. ec123456

    ec123456 Active Member

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    That's just perfect, thanks 4characters
     
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    Thinking about this following combination:

    14E,Burgundy Chrome excel,cream liner,vibram 269 sole,Brown edge,single midsole,standard last,close trim,single toebox, blocked off heel ,no toecap, all antique eyelets, no pull loops,no toe bug stitching

    Thoughts? Thinking about making it no toebox for a more casual look, any pictures of ones with no toebox?
     
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  16. Ada111

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    As a reminder these were to show non celastic toe box. I like it, allows for even more patina :)
     
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    The right toe looks like it's collapsing.

    Does a cap toe stiffen the toe making it less prone to creases on the toe?
     
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    crosswound Well-Known Member

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    This thread just reached :uhoh:
     
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  19. b-ewing

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    Would think so, but only mildly. It'll definitely flatten/crease with wear. Been seriously debating doing this myself, mainly to achieve a lower profile
     
  20. Okal

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    Not what I want for myself, but the collapsed toe box does have a certain charm. It's definitely a lower profile. I have thick toes, so a higher toe box is more to my liking. For comfort, a mocassin-style toe is my favorite. But I like the looks of many other toe styles, including pointed toe cowboy boots.

    Allan
     

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