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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by dddrees, Jan 20, 2015.

  1. BootSpell

    BootSpell Distinguished Member

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    I've heard good things about Japanese-made boots that I'd like to try a pair at some point.
     


  2. dddrees

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    Thanks, I'll have to check them out.

    i wonder if they're not on about the same level as Whites with regard to quality and price.
     


  3. BootSpell

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    They might be. Japanese are very much into vintage and work boot style footwear. It's interesting but I can't remember who said that they were surprised how stylish everybody was in Tokyo.
     


  4. dddrees

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    I'm not surprised, besides there's plenty examples of very nice looking Japanese shoes on SF, and I remember vaguely someone saying Viberg made it big over there as a fashion bookmaker.
     


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    Just checked these out online. Hand lasted and welted. The work round last is ugly as sin but the narrow looks great. They're pretty high end price-wise too; about 1000US!
     


  6. dddrees

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    I don't believe Whites are hand Lasted, but I imagine the leather is probably about the same quality. For that look I would probably opt for Whites at less than half the cost. Between all three though I would rather go with Viberg. Their leather I'm pretty certain is better than Whites and you can still get some hand stitched versions. Besides I li the way Vibergs look better.
     
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  7. OzzyJones

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    Shit, I'd just buy a pair of Iron Rangers!
     


  8. dddrees

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    Nice boots, but personally given the choice I'd rather own another pair of Vibergs.
     
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  9. OzzyJones

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    I think the Vibergs are great and if I was going to splurge that kinda dough on a work-style boot they'd be high on the list of considerations
     


  10. dddrees

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    I own two Redwing Beckman 9011s, one in Black Cherry and one in Black. Great Boots, and I even considered getting an Iron Ranger at one point.

    However since purchasing a Viberg Service Boot I'm pretty much sold on Viberg at this point.
     


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    I need to replace my IR's and was thinking of trying Truman boots. People seem really pleased with them.
     


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    Why not just a resole?
     


  13. sleepyinsanfran

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    +1
    resoled boots have that hard earned patina (especially if you have a large rotation) :)

    I've heard good things about truman boots though. so I'll go with teh default styleforum advice - get a resole AND the truman boots (j/k do whatever you find enjoyable - resoling or buying a new pair)
     
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  14. chogall

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    Neither White or Julian boots are hand made.

    Viberg is marketing.

    Brian the bootmaker in LA makes handmade boots off modified lasts.
     


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    Tell me more of the Viberg market plan?
     


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