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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. b-ewing

    b-ewing Well-Known Member

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    Gregornz, those BHs are incredibly nice. Congrats! Now, stop flattering that wank with your avitar :p
     
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  2. Emixam

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    can anyone share the shaft measurement of the Nomads ? I know it is pretty wide, but I cannot figure out how wide....it is too bad they don't offer the option to make it smaller just like Wesco.
     
  3. sleepy94

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    just got my oxfords
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  4. CityofChamps

    CityofChamps Well-Known Member

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    ^ Those look good. That is the first pair of White's oxfords that I've liked. What leather is that?
     
  5. gregornz

    gregornz Well-Known Member

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    ^ Those are F'n amazing! First pair I've yearned for too
     
  6. trvlr472

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    Those are damn nice looking. One of my favorites since I've been on this forum.

    As far as the "shelf"? Yes, I think it sticks out too far and I wouldn't like it. However, I read a post on this forum a while back stating that White's builds them like that on purpose to protect the leather should you step on something sharp. I can understand that especially since way back when they started business I doubt anyone was as "coddled" as they are these days. They wanted function over aesthetics. In this day and age since I'd bet half their customers are more into being cool, buying something that will last and fit right more than surviving and working in them. They might want to start asking the customer what they are using the boot for.

    It's starting to seem to me that many of the old timers in many industries are dying or retiring and they are training the new people to build them the same old way and the new people don't have the common sense or maybe the talent to figure out how big of an overhang they should build into the boot.

    There was a guy a while back that ordered some and the "shelf" in the arch area was gross in my opinion. I'd be really pissed off if I ordered a pair and they showed up looking like his for what they cost. I will say this. I probably wouldn't have the gouges I have in my back stay if I had more overhang in the hee lbut even though I'm far more into function and durability I would send boots back if they had excessive sole or heel sticking out.. I use mine to work in and it's not like I'm walking on rocks all the time either although I do from time to time. Those posted aren't REALLY bad though and depending on what I was using them for I might live with it and if I couldn't take it have them modified at the first resoling.

    From what I have seen and read it is the block heel White's rally seems to screw up with too much heel or sole sticking out. The block heel on my CWB's are just about perfect in this regard and my SJ's are perfectly flush with the standard heel. This is the first time I've seen a curved heel with that problem. All in all, if the guy who paid for them is fine with it then it's OK by me. If he isn't he can go to a cobbler and have them sanded down or send them back for satisfaction. I can see, however, that having the sole and heel sticking out will definitely protect the leather in some circumstances. It all depends on what your using them for.
     
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  7. trvlr472

    trvlr472 Well-Known Member

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    Those Oxford's a really nice. I have Oxfords in mind for a future purpose. It'll be quite a while though. I'd like to know what leather that is as well. We need the build specs on those.
     
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  8. Royteane

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    I'm discussing with Kyle to have White's or Wesco Oxford built with golf sole. I dont know if it is good idea or not. My current golf shoes now are over stretched, so something stronger and a bit heavier is what I am loking for.
     
  9. rydenfan

    rydenfan Well-Known Member

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    There are a lot of good golf shoes on the market. Why go through the time and energy involved with all of that? A lot of R&D goes into it and I can't imagine getting something that would be truly correct
     
  10. sleepy94

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    the oxfords pictured above are natural cxl, double leather sole, 1/4 lower block heel. no celastic toe, brass eyes. I really liked what style forum was doing with their make up but I love the way White's fit my foot so i decided to work with bakers boots and see if we could come up with something similar. These nailed it plus the fit is perfect for my foot. These will be my go to summer shoe from now on. I am extremely happy with this purchase.
     
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  11. TH3515

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    Those Oxfords are fantastic. Makes me want to order a pair immediately. Sadly, that money will have to go in my car first (which is made in Italy and has an unquenchable thirst for repairs;-)
    Congratulations on your build. As others have written above, it's made me consider oxfords for the first time.
     
  12. Royteane

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    I understand that point, my concern is over-stretching. I tried serveral brands, all end up with over-stretched in about a year. I went to the shop last week, tried serveral pair. dont have any real WOW.

    Wide size is also scared to find in my country. Last year I went to the shop, made some try 9.5D 10D 10.5D. I thought that 10 is too narrow and 10.5 is too long. I decided to ebay 10EE. And that's wrong, it came too large. my foot can twist inside, that made the shoes over-stretched in very short time.
     
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  13. climbinglife

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    Beautiful Oxfords! Natty CXL is really growing in popularity...Love the look :)
     
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    What are some good leathers that would go well as the leather for the upper shaft on the Red Dog BHs. I wanted something a little more comfortable on the top but at the same time something that is long lasting like the Red Dog. How about Brown Chromexcel or Brown Dress?

    I love @andy b. 's boot below but looking to see if there were others that were good.

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  15. LouieBailie

    LouieBailie Well-Known Member

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    see them all........anyway you want..........anytime you please,,,,,,,, without the wait.....

    http://buildaboot.com/
     
  16. mogili222

    mogili222 Well-Known Member

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    Thank you.. Cool website to try out the different features of the boots. However the colors on the website are not even close to the actual colors of the leathers Whites offers.
     
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    So this is the "Retro Oxford by White's Boots" on Baker's website? I always wondered why they're so expensive - roughly 150$ more than a Semi Dress, right?
    How's the fit and sizing? Like an SD, just lower?
     
  18. climbinglife

    climbinglife Well-Known Member

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    And not nearly all the leathers are there for options. I thought they would have fixed this by now.
     
  19. gregornz

    gregornz Well-Known Member

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    What would be cool would be either red dog bullhide or red dog rough out. It doesn't fit your 'more comfortable' criteria, but I think it would look boss.

    I think these oiled leather break in to be comfortable enough anyway, don't they?

    Maybe burgundy french calf or red milano water buffalo would fit well?
     
  20. mogili222

    mogili222 Well-Known Member

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    I actually like the Red Dog Bull Hide very much. Is Bull Hide a hard leather too? I actually thought it would be comfortable but not as hard wearing as the Red Dog..

    Also BuildaBoot has Red Dog Smooth and Red Dog Oiled. I am guessing it is the same leather. Am I right..
     

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