Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by dddrees, Jan 20, 2015.
I've heard good things about Japanese-made boots that I'd like to try a pair at some point.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Shit, I'd just buy a pair of Iron Rangers!
Nice boots, but personally given the choice I'd rather own another pair of Vibergs.
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
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.
I need to replace my IR's and was thinking of trying Truman boots. People seem really pleased with them.
Why not just a resole?
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)
Neither White or Julian boots are hand made.
Viberg is marketing.
Brian the bootmaker in LA makes handmade boots off modified lasts.
Tell me more of the Viberg market plan?
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