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Wow. The price and wait time on those boots sure makes a pair of White’s even more attractive.
Indeed, the boot looks great, but I have no idea of my sizing in the NS40 last, and am disinclined to pay $1,400 and wait 18 months to find out.
 

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Indeed, the boot looks great, but I have no idea of my sizing in the NS40 last, and am disinclined to pay $1,400 and wait 18 months to find out.
And if you buy the type of boots, like these, with the "already worn-in" look, do you expect them to have perfect stitching, creasing, etc.??? For that amount of money I'd expect them to be darn-near perfect, but if they are supposed to be already beat-up, does it really matter? These kinds of conundrums drive me crazy! :crazy: :)
 

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And if you buy the type of boots, like these, with the "already worn-in" look, do you expect them to have perfect stitching, creasing, etc.??? For that amount of money I'd expect them to be darn-near perfect, but if they are supposed to be already beat-up, does it really matter? These kinds of conundrums drive me crazy! :crazy: :)
For that price, the client should at least get to choose the leather haha. Not my cup of tea, but for that much money I'd want more options as however he's treating the leather it just looks bad.
 

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Washed & conditioned the Red Dog’s this weekend.

Next time I'll get a pic before conditioning. The saddle soap wash lightens up RD significantly and reveals some unique character around wear points. VSC does a great job revitalizing the leather & restores the factory color with a mild shine.

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Washed & conditioned the Red Dog’s this weekend.

Next time I'll get a pic before conditioning. The saddle soap wash lightens up RD significantly and reveals some unique character around wear points. VSC does a great job revitalizing the leather & restores the factory color with a mild shine.

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Love the profile of these boots.. possible to list the specs? Thank you
 

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Washed & conditioned the Red Dog’s this weekend.

Next time I'll get a pic before conditioning. The saddle soap wash lightens up RD significantly and reveals some unique character around wear points. VSC does a great job revitalizing the leather & restores the factory color with a mild shine.

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I just got some Red Dog SJ’s for work, but the look of yours makes me want to get my next casual pair in Red Dog too. I’m afraid to use saddle soap on anything anymore. Last time I used it, it stripped some color off my favorite pair of redwing chukkas. I can get the bad spot to match after conditioning them, but after about a week, it gets light and soaks up all kinds of dirt. I’ve been using just straight water if they aren’t bad, and Dawn dish soap on my work boots.
 

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Indeed, the boot looks great, but I have no idea of my sizing in the NS40 last, and am disinclined to pay $1,400 and wait 18 months to find out.
Well, he won't even make the boots without detailed measurements and fit sheets at the least, or an in-person measure if you're able. From what I understand modifications to the last to fit your foot exactly are the norm. Not quite the multiple fittings and purely custom last of true bespoke, but about as close to that as you get. A big part of the cost of those boots is that everything is truly handmade by one man. All of his tools are pre-electricity manual machines or hand tools. I haven't actually contacted the guy yet, but I can't imagine that, for that kind of money, he wouldn't be open to using whatever sort of leather you might want so long as he felt comfortable working with it.
 

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Well, he won't even make the boots without detailed measurements and fit sheets at the least, or an in-person measure if you're able. From what I understand modifications to the last to fit your foot exactly are the norm. Not quite the multiple fittings and purely custom last of true bespoke, but about as close to that as you get. A big part of the cost of those boots is that everything is truly handmade by one man. All of his tools are pre-electricity manual machines or hand tools. I haven't actually contacted the guy yet, but I can't imagine that, for that kind of money, he wouldn't be open to using whatever sort of leather you might want so long as he felt comfortable working with it.
I think the gentleman who makes these boots sounds like an artist hence the higher prices (no sarcasm). I am sure he can only make a limited number of boots based on the types of machines you mentioned. I would love to see some pics (from customers).
 

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Red Dog smooth.

I have brown and black dress, brown HH, and red dog smooth. Owned and flipped black CXL If I was forced to keep just one, it would be tough to choose between HH and RDS.
 

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