Custom White's Boots ... Thoughts?

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  1. Brian Itzaina

    Brian Itzaina Well-Known Member

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    Picked up some lexol today and ordered and received my obenaufs last week. Got started cleaning on the left boot today. Going to oil them with obenaufs after. Right boot [​IMG] [​IMG] Left boot (I began cleaning with lexol). [​IMG] [​IMG]
     


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    I’m thinking about getting something like these brown smooth lace to toe smoke jumpers, but in 10’’. I think the bounty hunter may be a more fitted boot due to the SD last, but I’m not sure. What difference does the SD last make? I am also on the wall about getting a sole like in the picture or a composition half sole.
    I have some navy SDs coming, but I want a pair to use as my daily beater shoes.
    What you guys think?

    Brian--- boots looking nicely worn in!
     
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  3. Brian Itzaina

    Brian Itzaina Well-Known Member

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    Thank you for the compliment @4characters

    I am wondering if anyone on here may have experience with cleaning natural cxl? I started cleaning my left boot as photographed above. I am using lexol leather cleaner and having great results so far. I paused while cleaning the left boot as I worried myself since I've never really done this and want to avoid creating damage. I still can find a lot of places on left boot (like on the outside toe near the sole) but stopped. let me know if I am looking good so far.
    Thanks,
    Brian
     
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    what color polish do you guys who own the color brown dress recommend?
     


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    After a 10 week wait my first custom ordered pair of White's arrived yesterday. My other pair where purchased from Ebay. These came out exactly like i wanted. The leather color, sole and everything are perfect. Sizing was very close, i normally wear a 10.5/11 and my first pair of White's are supposedly a 11D so i sent my tracings in and got a recommendation to go with a 10. I haven't worn a 10 since high school so i went with an 11D. In reality i could have went with a 10.5, these are a little roomy. Not too bad just a little bigger than my other pair. They measure about 1/4" larger. Had them on all day today, i really like the Commando mini lug sole vs the leather on my brown SD's. I will be boxing those up and sending them to Baker's to have those soles changed. The CXL does seem to scuff easy.

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    Those look great. I placed an order last week for 6" BHs in brown bison, and went with the same sole. Every pair I see it on makes me happy I went with it.

    You're making me a bit nervous about the size I went with (9.5B left and 9.5D right -- narrower than I normally go for), but I'll try to keep full faith in Kyle at Baker's every time I worry about it over the next nine or so weeks.
     


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    Thanks! Your brown Bison are going to look great. If you went with Kyle's recommendation you should be good.
     


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    Natural CXL is beautiful but definitely not for the fussy.
     


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    cwmi--- congrats, nice boots! lookin good.[​IMG]
     
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    Those Natural CXL SD look gorgeous. I ordered the exact same config, natural CXL, toe cap, mini lug, antique eyes and hooks, brown close trim, standard heel, in 6" BH's a week ago and I can't wait! I was a bit nervous about the brown edge because I have only ever seen the natural edge, but after seeing yours my mind is at ease.
     


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    Thanks, I'm sure you will love yours. I think the brown edge makes a nice contrast to the natural CXL.
     


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    4c, I can only relate what Kyle told me, I was originally thinking of going with a lace-to-toe style on my BHs when I ordered them. Kyle told me there is no true LTT option for the BH. He said a BH in LTT just uses the standard SJ last. I would contact Bakers to verify this, but it was what I was told. Andy B.
     


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    I remember asking Kyle about this a few years back, and there's no real reason why they couldn't offer lace to toe as an option on the SD last; they just don't, tho.
     


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    Thank god it's Friday!
    Thanks everyone for the insight on the smokejumpers.

    Huge shout out to Kyle at Bakers for all the help!

    White's Smoke Jumper Standard Last
    • Toe Vamp Leather: Brown Smooth
    • Toe Cap Leather: None
    • Celastic Toe Box: Single
    • Steel Toe: No Thanks
    • Heel Counter Leather: Brown Smooth
    • Height: 12"
    • Upper (Shaft) Leather : Red Dog Smooth
    • Leather Liner: No Thanks
    • Sole Trim: Standard Trim
    • Top: Rolled
    • Back Stay Leather: Red Dog Smooth
    • Pull Loop: Yes
    • Eyelet Color: Brass
    • Eyelet Configuration : Hook and Eyelet
    • Top Garment: Hook
    • Lace Design: Lace to Toe
    • Lace: Leather
    • False Tongue: Red Dog Smooth
    • Sole: Vib 430
    • Half Slip: No
    • Heel Shape: Curve
    • Heel Height: Standard
    • Last: Standard
    • Midsole: Double
    • Midsole/Edge Color: Natural
    • Size - Length: 8.5
    • Size - Width: D

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    Does anyone have any tips on tucking the tounge properly when lacing? The leather is stiff new and this is my first boot this tall that uses laces.

    Thanks,
    Brian
     


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    I just tried on some smoke jumpers today in size 10D and they fit perfectly with athletic socks. My SDs are size 10.5D. The Semi-dress is smaller so they should fit in 10.5D right? Maybe with an added in-sole?
    Does that sound reasonable? Size 10.5D in SD and Size 10D in SJ?

    Thanks Andy B.
    Thanks b-ewing

    Brian-----Those are some sweet smoke jumpers! With the way you beat your boots those burley SJs will be perfect for you. Like the Brown smooth/ red dog combo.
     


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