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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. andy b.

    andy b. Senior member

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    I was going to agree with b-ewing, but I just went to White's website, and yes, a plain toe is standard! I never would have thought that! The website states a steel toe or celastic toe is an option and it will remove the NFPA rating if one is added. The NFPA is the code for firefighting gear.

    Well I learned something today so now I'm done. :)

    Andy B.
     
  2. daizawaguy

    daizawaguy Senior member

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    Good find, and surprised myself! But their photo I would say has a toe insert, as seen by the shape, so thats the part that may throw one off...
     
  3. b-ewing

    b-ewing Senior member

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    Well, I stand corrected. Kudos, Shivman. Look who's full of bull sh*t now :) And thx Andy b for keepin me honest
     
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  4. bl@ster

    bl@ster Senior member

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    Some welcome news from Baker's on FB:

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    Ceeeeelebrate good times, come on!!
     
  5. the shivman

    the shivman Senior member

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    What are you ordering for your next pair Bl@ster?
     
  6. bl@ster

    bl@ster Senior member

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    Got my eye on a Natty CXL build w/ brass eyelets. Bootgasm. Got a couple custom Allen Edmonds coming in shell -- it's really nice that the AE CEO extended the MTO offer to styleforum people.
     
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  7. 7018

    7018 Active Member

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    Where at in Denver? I didnt know there were any Whites dealers around here
     
  8. mini14gb

    mini14gb Active Member

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    You guys are really showing your lack of working man roots by not knowing where to buy good boots. Check with ALL agriculture supply stores like Big R Supply, Murdochs Supply basically any place they sell a chain saw they probably sell Whites's, not to mention small custom boot shops. Whites are made for the blue collar man, catering to fashionistas is just a side job. Use the dealer locator on White's website. I bet there are a ton of Whites dealers around Denver.
     
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  9. mini14gb

    mini14gb Active Member

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    Denver area White's dealers.

    WESTERN TRADING COMPANY
    [​IMG] [​IMG] 3524 SOUTH BROADWAY
    ENGLEWOOD, CO 80110-3630 6 miles
    Detail Map T: (303)789-1827
    F: (303)761-0644
    ARVADA ARMY NAVY SURPLUS
    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] 5701 OLDE WADSWORTH BLVD
    ARVADA, CO 80002 7 miles
    Detail Map T: (303)424-5434
    F: (303)424-1304
    Website

    WHITESIDE'S BOOTS & WESTERN 855 BRIDGE STREET
    BRIGHTON, CO 80601
     
  10. JVAV

    JVAV Member

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    @7018 I was at the arvada army surplus but they also have smoke jumpers at whitesides up in brighton . Whitesides has a much bigger selection of work boots while the surplus has a little bit of everything.
     
  11. jawnzer

    jawnzer New Member

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    First post here, but going to be pulling the trigger tomorrow, or whenever the tracing of my foot gets to baker.

    This is how I have it currently, might make a few tweaks here and there.

    • Leather 1: Navy Chrome Excel by Horween
    • Leather 2: Black Rough Out
    • Toe Vamp Leather: Navy Chrome Excel by Horween
    • Toe Cap Leather: None
    • Celastic Toe Box: None
    • Safety Toe: No Thanks
    • Heel Counter Leather: Navy Chrome Excel by Horween
    • Height: 6"
    • Upper (Shaft) Leather : Black Rough Out
    • Leather Liner: No Thanks
    • Sole Trim: Close Trim
    • Top: Cut
    • Back Stay Leather: Navy Chrome Excel by Horween
    • Pull Loop: Yes
    • Eyelet Color: Brass
    • Eyelet Configuration : Hook and Eyelet
    • Top Garment: Hook
    • Lace Design: Plain Toe
    • Lace: Leather
    • False Tongue: Navy Chrome Excel by Horween
    • Sole: Vib 430
    • Half Slip: No
    • Heel Shape: Curve
    • Heel Height: Minus 1/4"
    • Last: Bounty Hunter (Semi Dress Last)
    • Midsole: Standard
    • Midsole/Edge Color: Natural
    • Size - Length: 10
    • Size - Width: D

     
  12. 4characters

    4characters Senior member

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    jawnzer---Welcome, your boot selection sound great. I’d love to see what a soft toe Bounty Hunter in Navy/black rough-out would look like; Sounds very nice. The navy CXL is wonderful stuff.[​IMG]
     
  13. jawnzer

    jawnzer New Member

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    Yeah, that navy is absolutely stunning, especially one of the pairs that was posted quite early in this thread (around page 40) That pretty much sold me on it.

    Just need to get something for the tough winters around here, something with a good sole, but something that doesn't look to bulky, and vibram 430 looks to be perfect for it.

    Question I have, why does certain leather need to have a lining, but others don't?
     
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    the shivman Senior member

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    I think it has to do with the thickness of the leather. The thinner leathers require a lining
     
  15. JVAV

    JVAV Member

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    I think very few of whites leathers "need" to be lined. Some recommend it with cxl because of stretching but I have both lined and unlined cxl and I don't feel the unlined have stretched excessively. Lined will give a little softer feel though and warmth if you're looking for that.
     
  16. HDPolarbear

    HDPolarbear Active Member

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    Thinner leather requires a liner to prevent the leather from tearing during sewing.
     
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    First day to wear my new boots to school; no comments, but a few oncoming students nearly wrecked staring at my feet…[​IMG]
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    These boots are ridiculously comfortable; they are redefining my definition of comfort...
     
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    4characters Senior member

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    See those squiggly lines? I call that lightning in the Chromexel…
    No idea exactly what it is (cow veins?), but it looks super cool.
    [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  19. JVAV

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    Here's a few pics of my natty cxl bounty hunters. 7" height, no celastic, red liner, brass eyes, navy cxl pull loop.

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  20. jawnzer

    jawnzer New Member

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    Those look awesome, love that navy! Makes my choice even easier.
     
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