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What is wrong with you? Wearing work boots to work in a field environment? These are meant for hipsters to jump on their cafe racers and go to Starbucks!
I am pleasantly surprised how Natural CXL can stand its ground, so to speak : )Here are the W&C Latigo next to my natural CXL. Almost the same build just different height (8" vs 7", rolled top, lines vs. unlined, and different soles).
The CXL has about 9 months of wear on it and has not been treated recently. I went on a 5 mile forest hike in them last weekend and just wiped off the mud with a damp rag when I got home so they are probably due for some shoe cream. They are also 11.5 while the W&C I went down to 11. The CXL has darkened up considerably from new. I do use Saphir on them when I treat them but raw denim has also left a mark.
Leather differences, at least in the tongue, the W&C is much thinner and is a bit stiffer. I know they will soften up with some wear but the shaft is also noticeably stiffer too. I need to wear them to break them in. I'll see how patina develops.
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Both of these have celastic toes and single midsoles. The CXL are Vibram 269 while the W&C are Vibram 430.I am pleasantly surprised how Natural CXL can stand its ground, so to speak : )
Do you have celastic toes on Natural CXL? double midsole? and do they have commando soles?
Congrats, those are great. I think that is the best stitching I've ever seen on a pair of White's. Looks like they brought their A-game on that pair.By the way, the stitching on these is pretty decent. The lines are not perfectly straight and even like a pair of John Lofgrens but definitely decent and passable. I found only one stitch that I would consider wonky.
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And here is the wonky stitch. Nothing to complain about or reason to send them back.
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Good looking boots and great job cleaning them.Yesterday, I was asked for some pictures of my Packer boots. This week I gave them a good wash and scrub with saddle soap, then let them dry for a day. I sanded the edges of the sole and heal stack and gave them three coats of resolene. I then treated the boots with Saphir Medaille d'Or Renovateur and gave them a good horse hair brushing. I also made a new pair of kilties (without the crinkle ornamentation for a cleaner look) out of some nice brown oil leather that I have. The color is a close match but not perfect.
You can see in the last picture what I meant in an earlier post about one boots toe wrinkling while the other hasn't.
Anyway, here's the pics:
Late to the party, but just wanted to comment that celastic toes are a must for me from a functional standpoint. I don’t need anything close to steel toe but the celastic has saved my toes many a time at work when getting stepped on by patients. Dogs have no concept of respecting personal space, sighSoft toes are for slippers! There I said it
OK, so it's a personal thing and lord knows I'm sure I have some sartorial predilections that others would find bizarre, but I've always been in the "structured toe" camp when it comes to boots. A burly boot with a withered, wrinkled toe just looks wrong IMHO. If you want svelte, low profile footwear then don't buy a boot!
If it helps at all, my LTT BH are 6.5E, on the Swing last, no less. I feel they still look plenty awesome!Those veg tan LTT BH's look awesome. I was going to do a LTT build for my BH's but backed out at the last minute since I'm just an 8EE and I thought the shorter length with LTT would look weird proportionally. At this rate with all the changes I've made to my build I don't expect my boots to ship until April lol.