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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. aaronjared

    aaronjared Active Member

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    You can easily just block his posts. There is no reason any single person should be able to derail a thread.
     
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    Meant to report him, thumbed up his post. I'm great at these things :) Blocked.
     
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  3. 4characters

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    Enjoy your fine new boots phantomx48. Wear them until they fade away.
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    ^4c and phantom, what size are these, if I may ask?
     
  5. Neognosis

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    Looks like your navy chromexcel is already creasing pretty good.

    But is that the undyed leather under the coloring that is appearing already in the toe creases?
     
  6. 4characters

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    My navy boots are 10.5D They’ve been my daily boots for a while now.The blue finish is a shallow rubbed-on finish so they fade like jeans which is all part of the fun IMO.
     
  7. phantomx48

    phantomx48 Well-Known Member

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    Mine are 11.5D, and as 4characters said, I am looking forward to the fading/patina these will develop. Definitely not going to baby them!
     
  8. westie187

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    Outstanding.
     
  9. Neognosis

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    I just can't get over how people like that chromexcel.




    I do like your makeup, though I would do it in a non-chromexcel leather. I think that the perforated cap toe looks really great on a pair of whites.
     
  10. trvlr472

    trvlr472 Well-Known Member

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    Am I missing something or is Louie jerking everyone's chain? Calling LGBT? What could they possibly do? Or maybe I shouldn't even ask.
     
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  11. trvlr472

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    4Cahracters,

    Those are really nice looking boots. I'd like a pair with double soles as well but the Classic Work Boots and the SJ's I bought a few months ago are still not broken in all the way.[​IMG] I can't even think about buying another pair of White's for a while not only from a money standpoint but from a pain standpoint. If the time it's taking to break these two pairs in is any indication of how long they will last they'll be around a lot longer than me that's for sure.
     
  12. trvlr472

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    I noticed a couple of minor flaws in mine but as everyone has pointed out. They are handmade and that is to be expected. I use mine to work in so I could care less..
     
  13. trvlr472

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    I've got a pair of the Classic Work Boots in the brown oil finish and I had them leather lined. It's very stiff stuff. I'm thinking that so many like the Chromexcel because it probably is more comforatable and "stretchy" than other leathers which makes it more comfortable right out of the box. it also requires less maintenance from what I have read. I could be wrong but that is what I'm thinking. When I get a pair of SD's I may very well go with the Chromexcel.
     
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    Random soft-toe SJ love…
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    Without doubt, oil tan is stubborn as nails. Tyx trvlr472
     
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  15. trvlr472

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    Yep, it is. If I ever get another pair in oil tan I'll order them with the roll top because that is the main issue. The upper shaft where that leather edge tightens up when I tighten the laces at the top. Some days they feel very comfortable and then they stiffen up again if they sit for a while when I'm wearing the SJ's. They even stiffen up after just sitting overnight. I just wore them everyday for around 2 months and they were still stiff some days and comfortable other days. The SJ's are far more comfortable even though they are made of oil tanned roughout. I suspect it is just the different lots of leather. The taller SJ's don't have the tight point in the same place as the 6" CWB's do so I think that makes a difference as well.

    I can only imagine oil finish, leather lined with double soles.
     
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    It will require much more maintenance. I don't know who told you it requires less maintenance, but perhaps there is some kind of miscommunication. Every scuff shows and it takes very, very little to scuff chromexcel.

    I should point out though, that my experience with cxl is limited to the cxl on my wolverine 1000 miles.

    Of course cxl is more comfortable and doesn't require much break in... and oil tanned leather is stiffer and requires break in. It's like comparing velvet to iron. With cxl, you get a comfy boot right out of the box. The cost of that is that the leather ages overnight (or develops patina... but I'll let that alone without going on a rant about fake distress...), it scuffs if you even look at it funny, it creases and the uncolored leather shows through the creases in no time, the color rubs off on your jeans at certain points, and you'll be either letting it go to shit or brushing it after every wear to keep it from looking ratty.

    However, it has an almost rabid following among people who have an interest in collecting footwear and such, so perhaps my limited experience with it has caused me to have the wrong impression.
     
  17. winteric

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    I've been following this thread for awhile and thought I'd share a pic of my recently acquired Whites original packer boots, there haven't been many packer boot fans I guess mostly semi dress and bounty hunters. My next purchase I think will be a brown pair of bounty hunters or farmer & ranchers. [​IMG]
     
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  18. winteric

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    Another pic

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  19. b-ewing

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    Id love to see some close up shots of those packers, bro. Have some Wesco custom packers scheduled for delivery next week and would be curious to see how they compare.
     
  20. EROCNYC

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    Hey all....I bought some beat up packers on ebay and sent them off to White's for a rebuild. Really a great work boot.[​IMG]

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