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Viberg Boots

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by ysb, Feb 9, 2011.

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  1. winston86dit

    winston86dit Well-Known Member

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    I'd also be down for an all black side zip boot. Black leather with black leather sole (or dainite would be cool too).
     
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    onoudidntgf Well-Known Member

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    I did. Here's an on foot picture of them.

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  3. NYDRH

    NYDRH Well-Known Member

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    That's at least 2 of us
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  4. LA Guy

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    Just got off the phone with Drew. Some cool leather choices in both black for the chelsea or sidezip, as well as interesting lighter brown colors, and a few good options for a stitchdown "tough" boot as well. I'll get back to you guys when I have more concrete information.

    The sidezip has never been done before for production, so it would be pretty exciting to be the first people to do one!

    Cheers,

    Fok.
     
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    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member

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    Oh, and there is no more icy mocha CXL. That I have confirmed.

    310 guys, have you gotten your relative acts together for something that can actually be put up for a vote?
     
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    NYDRH Well-Known Member

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    Strongest argument for a sidezip over a Chelsea this round.

    Thanks Fok, look forward to hearing what the options are.
     
  7. billymax

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    Love it and the names: Let's go Sinister Oxford & Spymaster.

    One thing that I completely lack is buyer's remorse. At Van Afferden prices, I'll pucker a little, but I always buckle when it comes to VBs that I want.
     
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    Genuine badassery!
     
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    billymax Well-Known Member

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    This is the stuff along with the big clunkyass oxfords that brought me to VB years ago. This boot was the next one on my list before VB shut down the MTO. I've got a little nostalgic warm spot going. Let's make this happen.
     
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    Light brown Chelsea (no side zip) and a tough boot would both get my vote once we hear the details. [​IMG]
     
  11. linafelt

    linafelt Well-Known Member

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    Thinking of a replacement for the Icy Mocha CXL, how would you two (@dekalog @Akeem ) describe the thickness and texture of the "Vintage Mocha"? Does it seem like a thicker, workboot style leather, or more of a causal leather?

    For those interested in the (killer awesome) Millwright boot, what do you think about leathers: Vintage mocha (pending report); Natural CXL; "Crust" CXL (I have no idea what that means, but they now have it on the site); or maybe just good old fashioned Brown Oil Tan..?

    @Bobbo316 @meso @Steel28 @bry2000 @vettemike @ShootThePier

    Fok (@LA Guy), any word on lowering the heel on the 310? Thanks!
     
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  12. ShootThePier

    ShootThePier Well-Known Member

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    I really like the Millwright. So much so, that I'm entertaining the idea of another brown boot.
    I think you have enough without me, but I'll probably be in unless I hate the hide used.
     
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  13. NYDRH

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    When Fok reports back there might be some better options(and I might swing back into camp)

    Crust leather - is the hide after it has been tanned but has not had any finishing applied to it. St. Crispins uses it alot(crust leather not CXL) as the canvas to apply dye and staining to customize their colors exactly as they want them, it ages really nicely with a nice worn in, refined look.

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  14. linafelt

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    Right on, just came across some pics of the Crust CXL in natural light, and I think it might well be our substitute leather for the Millwright boot. It seems to have a nice slightly matte finish, very much like the version of Icy Mocha CXL in the inspiration boot pics. It is a bit lighter of course, but by all accounts will darken up quickly. Check it out:

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    More info and pics here:
    https://viberg.com/blogs/journal/service-boot-crust-chromexcel

    @Bobbo316 @meso @Steel28 @bry2000 @vettemike
     
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    I like the crust idea. It would be something unique. What's the final spec? All the details in one list.
     
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    My vote for the Millwright is vintage mocha, vibram 705 half sole, nailed down construction, unpunched cap toe, antique brass eyelets on the 310 last
     
  18. linafelt

    linafelt Well-Known Member

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    Okay, here's my proposal for the Millwright Boot:

    1940s Service Boot, 310 last
    Crust CXL
    Cap toe
    5 eyelets, antique brass
    Cat's Paw heel, Vibram half sole
    Stitched down/Nailed down
    Heel lowered 1/8" (pending Viberg approval)
    Natural midsole


    Let's get as many on board for this makeup as we can, leaving open a few possible tweaks depending on votes. So, I am open to either brown oil tan or vintage mocha leather, though I would need to know more about the latter (don't want a thinner leather, and I see in the few pics that it is always lined, which makes me wonder). Though I do think it'd be interesting to try the new Crust leather. Also, I am open to either broque or non-brogue captoe, depending on what will carry the day.

    @NYDRH @Bobbo316 @meso @Steel28 @bry2000 @vettemike @b-ewing @ShootThePier @BHK666 @justinkapur @metranger8694
    @LA Guy
     
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  19. metranger8694

    metranger8694 Well-Known Member

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    Sorry linafelt.

    I never put my name on the list for this.
     
  20. linafelt

    linafelt Well-Known Member

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    No problem, just wanted to give you another chance! (Seems like your kind of boot...)
     

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