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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. linafelt

    linafelt Well-Known Member

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    One other question: I understand that the celastic toe provides some structure for the boot toe, but what does the "double" celastic toe add? Does it change the shape of the boot at all?
     
  2. IIIrd Icon

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    ^if you're going for 1/4 lowered block heels, i suggest to stay with the full sole unit like the 700s,
    unless you've got safety issues using them @work, you don't need double Celastic.
     
  3. Shorty Long

    Shorty Long Well-Known Member

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    for those that have ordered White's via Baker's...did you receive any sort of shipping or delivery confirmation, or did your order just show up at your doorstep without prior warning?
     
  4. fuzzyearlobes

    fuzzyearlobes Well-Known Member

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    they send you an email with the UPS tracking when the boots ship
     
  5. Shorty Long

    Shorty Long Well-Known Member

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    Many thanks
     
  6. linafelt

    linafelt Well-Known Member

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    Quick question: I know that the standard heel on Whites semi-dress is 1 1/2 inches. But is that measured from the bottom of the sole (so that the heel itself is that tall), or is it measured from the bottom of the boot leather (so that the sole is included in the inch-and-a-half)?

    Trying to compare with my other boots and get a sense of what to expect... If one of you with your White's there could do a quick measure and confirm it would be much appreciated.

    Thanks.
     
  7. daizawaguy

    daizawaguy Well-Known Member

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    5cm for both cuban and block heel from bottom of rubber to top of sole where it hits the shoe leather at the back of the shoe. Top to bottom
     
  8. linafelt

    linafelt Well-Known Member

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    Thanks!
     
  9. theblackbee

    theblackbee New Member

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    Hello
    I am interesting in Imogene+Willie x White's Boots
    But I wonder about sizing some said it is true to size but some said it run large I have to go down half size.
    If my alden indy 403 boots size is 8D
    Please help me what size I have to buy for white's semi dress boots?
    Sorry for my poor English
    Thanks
     
  10. Gauss17

    Gauss17 Well-Known Member

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    General Wisdom is half a size down. Those who get them true to size typically have "in-between" or wider feet.
     
  11. Kashiwa

    Kashiwa Well-Known Member

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    Which is also the rule for Alden Indy's on Trubalance last. Does that mean that most people take the same size in Alden Indy's and Semi-Dress, or are you suggesting sizing down from Indy size?
     
  12. Gauss17

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    Same size as Indy size. However, if you are really torn, you can order the two sizes from imogene and return the one you dislike. That, or you can order the sizes, decide which one you like, then return them both and order a custom pair.
     
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    it is my sizing experience , too__ Alden Indy = SemiDress
     
  14. mrphrog

    mrphrog Well-Known Member

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    I'm 8D in both SD and Indy
     
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  15. herrmj

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    Same size on semidress and trubalance for me too.
     
  16. fuzzyearlobes

    fuzzyearlobes Well-Known Member

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    I + W up charge their White's by $250+. I cant go for that (no-uh-oh).

    To each his own though.
     
  17. SLAB

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    i could size down more even in my semi dress; i wear size 8D in Barrie/Trubalanc e but 8C in semi dress.
    Nevertheless I own a pair of Indy's in size 8C as well which i can wear although they are a bit tight
     
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    price is for impulse buying fat cats who don't have a clue.
    Nigel Cabourn x Viberg boots were 700+ @Barneys NYC, but went down to the 400's on sale.
     
  19. bl@ster

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    My new White's SD are in from Baker's. Went with the "classic brown" leather this time around, with tapered heel, and 1/4" lowered heel. Couldn't be happier with them. According to Baker's, the "classic brown" leather is dry-tanned and will take a polish nicely and patina with age similar to the dress brown. It will develop a crackly finish and patina fairly quickly.

    Here's the full config:
    Last Standard, Sole Leather, Size - Length 11, Hardware All Antique Eyes, Edge Natural, Upper (Shaft) Leather Classic Brown, Midsole Single, Pull Loops No Thanks, Leather Liner Tan, Sole Trim Close Trim, Toe Vamp Leather Classic Brown, Size - Width D (medium), Toe Cap No Thanks, Celastic Toe Box Single Celastic Toe, Heel Base Standard

    Here are a couple shots (click for high-res). I tried to color correct these as best I could, but in real life they are more of a deep brown and less saturated in color:

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  20. Kashiwa

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    ^^ Awesome boots!
     

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