Custom White's Boots ... Thoughts?

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  1. 4characters

    4characters Senior member

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    Hears the configuration I’m pondering:
    Baker's Custom Bounty Hunter by White's Boots
    Counter Leather Brown Smooth, Celastic Toe Box No Thanks, Height 10", Midsole Single, Heel Base Standard, Last Semi Dress (Bounty Hunter), Steel Toe No Thanks, Upper (Shaft) Leather Brown Smooth, Toe Cap No Thanks, Toe Vamp Leather Brown Smooth, Top Cut Top (standard), Hardware Brass Eyes & Hooks, Leather Liner Brown, Pull Loops Leather Pull Loops, Size - Width D (medium), Lace Design Lace to Toe, Sole Vibram Composition Half Sole, Toe Cap Leather Color Brown Smooth, Edge Natural, Heel Lifts Standard, Size - Length 10.5

    Grand Total: $429.95

    Thoughts?


    Thanks guys[​IMG]
     
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  2. tavoz

    tavoz Active Member

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    Hi, I'm still on the sizing issue. Can you guys give me a clue on what would be the closest fit to semi-dress, between Wolverine 1000 and Red Wing iron ranger? I can try those two here in Paris, but no White's, so it would help me to figure out if the size that Kyle gave to me is something I can go on when ordering.
     
  3. aaronjared

    aaronjared Active Member

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    Typically people find they do well with the same size in the many boot types. I am 8D in Alden Indy and 8E Red Wing Iron Ranger and Gentleman Traveler, and White's sized me 8C from my tracings, and they were spot on. If you sent in your tracings to Baker's then go with what he gave to you.
     
  4. LeftysRock

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    Responding to British Tan or Classic Brown. Just so happens that I have a pair of each - had them for about a year now. The Classic Brown is a deep rich brown - the British Tan is a more orangey color. Even though I really love the Classic Browns the British Tans have grown on me since I first got them. The color has deepened with age and has taken on a bit of patina. Here are some shots of the two side by side. (Sorry for the bad photo work)




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    10 D Alden Barrie
    10 D White's
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  6. EastWestApparel

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    Hi Tavoz, from experience trying to size people by proxy, I've found the tracing, although a lot of people do get sized well that way, can often be misleading due to sock thickness, pencil angle etc.... There's no substitute for trying them on of course but from quite a bit of experience and my own collection I would always go by: go the same size I. White's they you do in Red Wings or maybe size down a half size at most if going for a wider fit than a D, stay with your Viberg size, and From personal experience, go with a half size up from Alden's Barrie last if its narrow in the toe in a D and go with the same as your Tru balance size.

    Whites feel more snug around the instep and heel than most of the brands above and may feel like they are too small when you first get them but if the length feels right and the width doesn't hurt or pinch the. They will give and mold to become about the most comfortable above any of the above me filmed brands.......unless you have 6 toes and bunions..... And then you buggered.
     
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    Excuse the mistakes above, typing to fast for the phone but the message is still there!
     
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    b-ewing Senior member

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    Thx for these!
     
  9. JVAV

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    I have the same size (11D) in 1000 mile and SD, BH. It really depends on what socks you intend to wear as if I were to wear thin socks I would go down to 10.5 on all as I'm a 11.5 D on a Brannock but if you will wear regular to mid weight socks, I would say size down .5 size. At the end of the day I'd rather have a shoe/boot slightly to large instead of slightly to small.
     
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    In most shoes I wear a 13C or 13D. In the White's Semi-Dress I wear 12.5 with a C ball and a B heel. In my Russell Moccasins PH boots, they are marked 12C, but I know the heel has been narrowed to a B in those boots too. There are a few other moccasin-style boots where I can wear a 12, but mostly I am a true 13. In European sizing I typically wear a 46 or a 47, depending on the shoe/boot. For some reason, shoes/boots like Merrill, Ecco, and many others fit fine in the heel, but the standard White's, Luccheses, Russells and others are far too wide in the heel unless I have them built on a custom last. It all comes down to the lasts that are being used and the style of the boot. It can be hard to fit a boot without trying it on.

    Allan
     
  11. 4characters

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    Brown smooth or red dog….
    Could someone explain how they differ in weight, durability, finish, or ageing?


    Also the configuration I am thinking about is just bellow. what ya think?
    Thanks
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  12. andy b.

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    I have Iron Rangers in 9 1/2 D and my Bounty Hunters are 9 1/2 D. Both fit well with a medium to lightweight sock. I mean regular socks like athletic socks or a light hiking sock, not a lightweight thin dress sock. If you're going to wear thick hiking socks, I would go up a width.

    Andy B.
     
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    I've had my Bounty Hunters with red dog vamp and heel counters for three years and wear them often. My SJs with the brown smooth uppers are less than a year old and I haven't worn them at all this summer. So I really can't comment on how durable the brown smooth is or how it will age, but I would expect since it is one of the two heaviest leathers White's offers, it should be very durable. The brown smooth is very dark, so as it ages I expect it to get only darker, almost black. The red dog gets a little darker when I oil it with Obenauf's, but it lightens back up a little over time. It is a nice reddish-brown color. In sunlight it has definite red coloring.

    As for weight, the red dog seems a little lighter. If the brown smooth is 8-9 oz, the red dog is maybe 7 oz. The brown smooth seems stiffer than the red dog did right from the start. It is tough to say though since I only have one pair of each and the leather thickness can vary.

    Andy B.
     
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    If you get the brown smooth you probably don't need a leather liner because it is so thick.
     
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