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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. Bingham

    Bingham Well-Known Member

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    Recently placed an order through Bakers for the oxfords in distressed rough-out. As my other pair of White's were a gift, I have no concept of how long I should expect them to take to be made. Does Baker's/White's give any time estimate for completion?
     
  2. planetarium

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    Current quote is 8-10, but I'm at 12+. Kyle is corresponding with White's at the moment figuring out what has happened. You can expect to tack on an extra week if you ordered before Christmas.
     
  3. Bingham

    Bingham Well-Known Member

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    Thanks.

    Ordered earlier this week- here's to hoping these make it out on the shorter end of that estimate! Twelve weeks is brutal.
     
  4. planetarium

    planetarium Well-Known Member

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    Unfortunately for me, at this point if they have not gone into production I'm going to have to cancel the order as I need mine for work in a few more weeks. Then it'll be another 8-10 week wait for some semi-dress boots to replace my current casual beaters!
     
  5. climbinglife

    climbinglife Well-Known Member

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    Mine took 5 weeks straight from White's. Ordered in May.
     
  6. grendel

    grendel Well-Known Member

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    Kyle at Baker's told me it was at 8 weeks when I ordered just before Christmas.
     
  7. Shorty Long

    Shorty Long Well-Known Member

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    the pair i ordered in august arrived after 8 weeks
     
  8. linafelt

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    I think this may have come up before, but now I can't find it: Bakers' Buildaboot lists four possible lasts for the Smokejumper/Farmer-Rancher -- 38 Swing, 461 Classic, Semi-Dress, and Standard Last. I though I knew how the Lasts worked, but I also thought that "Semi-dress" = "Standard," so now I am unsure. Does anyone know for sure, are the Standard and Semi-dress different lasts? And if so, how?

    Thanks!
     
  9. denimjunkie

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    Semi dress is standard on the SD model.
    SJ/Farmer rancher is standard on the Smokejumper model.
     
  10. daizawaguy

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    Any idea if size difference between the Oxford shoe and a Whites boot, say a S-D? Should I order the same size? As it`s unlined, could I drop a width I wonder?
     
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    Do you have a sense of how they differ on appearance and/or fit and feel?

    Thanks.
     
  12. denimjunkie

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    SJ is a lot more bulky and squarish.
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    SD is of a more sleek profile.
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    I have no actual fit and feel experience on the SJ, though.

    Bounty hunter is a SJ on SD last.
     
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    If I have a high instep and high arch, does that remove the SD from possibility for me? I like the look of the SD more than the SJ, but if it'll be uncomfortably tight in the instep I will have to find another boot.
     
  14. denimjunkie

    denimjunkie Member

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    ^There is also SD in swing last.
     
  15. grendel

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    You can get a different width, would that help? The arch-ease system is supposed to be very good for arch support.
     
  16. EastWestApparel

    EastWestApparel Well-Known Member

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    The Arch Ease in both styles are good for high arches, it's the flat foots that struggle with it to begin with!
     
  17. fuzzyearlobes

    fuzzyearlobes Well-Known Member

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    i suggest a re-measure and send your findings to Whites. I had to have my Oxfords brought down to a C in the heel area because they were too loose as a D. (I have a 10 D in a bounty hunter that fits fine) Because they are a shoe, the heel fit is different. In my experience at least.
     
  18. Redbluegreen

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    I thought the swing last was wider, but not more instep volume? My foot really isn't wide, and when I do get wide shoes to account for instep volume my ankle usually ends up slipping a lot.


    I didn't realize that the SD's had arch support. That's good for my arches, but does it cut down on instep volume? I thought that the SD was pretty low profile. I just don't want to get expensive boots that are custom and not returnable if they're uncomfortable.

    I wish there was someplace that had some to try on. There aren't any big box shoe stores that carry the non-customized versions, are there?
     
  19. Brian Itzaina

    Brian Itzaina Well-Known Member

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    Order Placed!

    Custom Semi Dress by White's Boots
    Last Standard, Sole Vibram 430 Mini Vib, Size - Length 8.5, Hardware All Antique Eyes, Edge Brown, Upper (Shaft) Leather Natural Chrome Excel by Horween, Midsole Single, Pull Loops Leather Pull Loops, Leather Liner Red, Sole Trim Standard Trim, Toe Vamp Leather Natural Chrome Excel by Horween, Size - Width D (medium), Toe Cap No Thanks, Celastic Toe Box Single Celastic Toe, Heel Base

    Thank you Kyle at Bakers! Highly suggest odering through Bakers. I have had so many questions/confusions that Kyle gladly helped with. Thanks again and I can't wait to wear my boots [​IMG]
     
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