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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. 4characters

    4characters Well-Known Member

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    I really like how those look. Do you find that the surface of water buffalo is really tough and resists scuffs and scratches?
     
  2. CityofChamps

    CityofChamps Well-Known Member

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    I love seeing pics of how boots age. That's a fine pair @daizawaguy


    Here are my brown oil tan F/R with about 20 hours on them. For color reference, these have not been treated with anything.

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  3. daizawaguy

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    Water Buffalo is a thin leather, but its sure tough. It does have that natural gloss, so I`d say is a dress leather, but for someone after a thin and flexible part of the boot, could fit the shaft only well, as in my water buffalo top, and rough out bottom boots. But its a lined by requirement boot, and the water buffalo only is a pretty sturdy boot, with lightness and flexibility to boot. I love the leather.
     
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    Anybody have more pics of white's oxfords?
     
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    Here's the "poleclimber" oxford that they did for Nepenthes. You can also get the lineman patch on Baker's version of the oxford shoe.

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    I am not a big fan of this sole, but it'd be cool with a more standard sole and heel I think.
     
  7. LouieBailie

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    Since most of you people like the "pretty boots & shoes " it may be of interest to you to know how to keep the brushes used on them pretty too....

    Here are the ones made from Yak hair, made in Germany, 25-28 years old, a little pricey, they like to be on their own. [​IMG]
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    They are made from very dense clusters of Tibetian yak hair. The ones with handles are Redecker , the one on top was made in USA by shoe company that is now closed. All German made or German decent company owners that only deal/dealt in the very best in the world. (Some Japanese manufactures custom hand make the Yak hair brushes now, also. They always were good at coping stuff.)

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    Here are the brushes for lighter colored leather, USA made from horsehair in the late 30s-mid 50s. I like 3-4 particular out of business manufactures.

    They don't like mixing with the darker colored brushes or the polish will rub off on them[​IMG], all at least 50 years old. Notice very dense clusters of longer horse hair on the larger and close cropped on the "travel" brushes.

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    Here are the same USA made/manufactured brushes with darker horse hair from the same 3-4 makers. All from late 30-mid 50s.

    These brushes are for darker color shoes & boots.

    Real dark then lighter for cordovan and then my 2 cleaning brushes on the top right.

    All the cleaning brushes are German Redeckers hand tied in hair, made from very hard dense horsehair.

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    Finally here is the power wheel, I it use to buff to extremely high sheen. 3 inch long horse hair made in USA on a Baldor 1750rpm trimmed to 400rpm.

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    All my stuff is serviced/cleaned about once a year . I use Spray Nine that dissolves the polishes and residue, spray it on and scrub the brushes with a hand brush, shake them out, and then brush the hair to restore the shape and alignment. Let Air dry or place on shoe rack in dryer on low air only.

    But really, I don't know much about maintaining shoes boots I got all these pics from the internet.[​IMG].


    The process leaves the brush hair like is came out of the womb. Then you can keep your pretty boots and shoes pretty.....too.
     
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  8. 4characters

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    Louie, your crazy, but I realy like you...[​IMG]
     
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    He certainly makes things interesting around here
     
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    pretty sure they are made by drew's boots in Eugene, OR.
     
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    You of course know that Drews boots owns the retail moniker "Bakers Boots" and they both operate out of the same retail space on 2642 Roosevelt Blvd. Eugene, OR 97402?

    Where would does that manufacturing take place?
     
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    These look pretty sick
     
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    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] [​IMG] I'm speechless.[​IMG]
     
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    Dude, that's a heck of a lot of brushes.
     
  17. CityofChamps

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    So @LouieBailie

    There is no doubt that you have a crazy amount of boot knowledge and that I could ask you boot questions for hours waiting for a pretentious response, but please answer me this in all seriousness.

    Is that a stone pig I see in the pictures and what is the story there?

    I'm dying to know, thanks.
     
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  18. gregornz

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    Louie, can you up pictures of your shoe trees? Now that is a collection I gotta see!
     
  19. 4characters

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    More info/pics please Louie? [​IMG]
     
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    I believe there are a couple of different makers for the baker's oxford. Mine i am fairly certain came from Nick's due to the leathers and 18 week lead time. they are great though. really great quality and fit as well as my whites. if not for the lead time I may have already ordered another pair to rotate. The bakers oxfords are my primary work shoes.
     

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