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We drank this in college, because it was priced cheaper than water at the 7-11 across from my freshman dorm.

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After a few months of it, decent beer would taste strange.
 

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We were in Western PA, and I remember in the early 1970s my grandfather drinking Koehler beer as well, which had a brewery in Erie as I recall. I've heard the brand has been resurrected recently. And if you wanted to go high end in those days in PA, it meant Rolling Rock!
 

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I actually liked Schaefer. Never tried the Light. Rolling Rock, pre-AB brewed in Latrobe, was great in the summer.
 

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BTW, recently saw this pair of White's on the Ebay, with rivets. I've always had a soft spot for rivets -- wonder if it might become an option.

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Vintage Boot line. The OTTO White. Otto was a third generation bootmaker and head of White's Shoe Shop for 52 years. I think it's Horween Brown.
 

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I'll leave this hear since we're just talking about leather work :)

My newly crafted wallet, damn near destroyed my hands in the process...

Veg tan weave and inner, oiled mocha exterior, and Color 8 shell card sleeves

Will go great with my White's

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looks awesome. you should post that in the DIY thread too
 

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Vintage Boot line. The OTTO White. Otto was a third generation bootmaker and head of White's Shoe Shop for 52 years. I think it's Horween Brown.
Thanks. I’m mainly wondering if we might be able to get rivets on SDs or SJs.
 

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This was my favourite when I was a teenager. I am from a rural area and it was a cheap beer that was very rural, or 'country'.

I moved to a city to get my degree, then travelled up north in the tropics for 7 years working and forgot all about it

When I moved.back.to the big smoke 4 years ago it was everywhere! Turns out the hipsters had got a hold of it and appropriated it and now every fancy bar stoked it along with microbrews. To give a retro feel maybe? Anyway, i still love it, I was in seventh heaven.

Of course it's now more expensive than the average beer...
 

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@discomute
Turns out the hipsters had got a hold of it and appropriated it and now every fancy bar stoked it along with microbrews. To give a retro feel maybe? Anyway, i still love it, I was in seventh heaven.



Seems to parallel our Pabst Blue Ribbon and my opinion of it. :)
 

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For me it was Nati Light, or Nati Ice for special occasions. Couldn't pay me to drink it now. (Well, that might be a lie.)

Back to Red Dog (the leather color, not the beer)... I've read and kept up with this whole thread, and posted in it a time or two (way back when). I'm coming back out of the woodwork to second @hoppy_IPA 's post. I'm curious about Red Dog, too.

What color would y'all say Red Dog really looks like IRL? When new? And when it's aged?

I ask not from a place of ignorance, but obsession. I've been trying to decide between a BH in red dog vs. distressed smooth for over a year now. I have a folder of pics from all over the internet (this thread and other places). I even have a sample of Red Dog from Kyle. But I just can't get a handle of how RED it really is. (Or could become, with age.) Sometimes it comes across like a reddish brown; other times it looks absolutely fire engine. I know cameras and screens show color differently, leather batches will vary, and I'm mildly colorblind. So it all adds up to a hell of a mystery for me.

Also: I'm interested in a medallion/half brogue toe cap. I've only seen that done in red dog once, EVER (recently on whitesriver's ebay page). Why is that such an uncommon build? The Ronald McDonald potential? (Even in a SD last, I could see a really-red, half-brogued toe looking that way.)
 

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On beer: in the Baltimore area of course it's National Bohemian (Natty Boh). In college we'd go to this one run down store where they'd sell twelve packs cut in half for dirt cheap. Here in Korea there's Cass, Hite, OB, Max...loads of swill lagers that taste the same as swill lagers worldwide.

On Red Dog leather: to me this leather looks really different in smooth vs. roughout. The smooth really does have a red color to it, and looks very, well, clown-shoe like if it's shined up too much. The roughout has far less of a red tone to it and is really attractive if you ask me.
 

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On Red Dog leather: to me this leather looks really different in smooth vs. roughout. The smooth really does have a red color to it, and looks very, well, clown-shoe like if it's shined up too much. The roughout has far less of a red tone to it and is really attractive if you ask me.
I'd agree with this. I also think you're automatically a notch or two below in formality when using rough out.

Overall it sounds like you like the idea of a lighter brown but don't love the red that's in it. It's just a guess but that is exactly how I felt when looking at red dog. It's an expensive mistake and if you're at all unsure I'd steer clear, but that's just me.
 

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For me it was Nati Light, or Nati Ice for special occasions. Couldn't pay me to drink it now. (Well, that might be a lie.)

Back to Red Dog (the leather color, not the beer)... I've read and kept up with this whole thread, and posted in it a time or two (way back when). I'm coming back out of the woodwork to second @hoppy_IPA 's post. I'm curious about Red Dog, too.

What color would y'all say Red Dog really looks like IRL? When new? And when it's aged?

I ask not from a place of ignorance, but obsession. I've been trying to decide between a BH in red dog vs. distressed smooth for over a year now. I have a folder of pics from all over the internet (this thread and other places). I even have a sample of Red Dog from Kyle. But I just can't get a handle of how RED it really is. (Or could become, with age.) Sometimes it comes across like a reddish brown; other times it looks absolutely fire engine. I know cameras and screens show color differently, leather batches will vary, and I'm mildly colorblind. So it all adds up to a hell of a mystery for me.

Also: I'm interested in a medallion/half brogue toe cap. I've only seen that done in red dog once, EVER (recently on whitesriver's ebay page). Why is that such an uncommon build? The Ronald McDonald potential? (Even in a SD last, I could see a really-red, half-brogued toe looking that way.)
I kind of get what you are saying, but I think the "red" part of Red Dog is overstated. I have a pair with black uppers, and Red Dog lowers, an are the only pair I wear regularly that get compliments regularly. They do get a little darker with age, but not much. I like them because they can go as "brown", whereas the regular oil brown, and distressed brown darken so much with age, that they start looking almost like black. This is just my opinion.
 

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