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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. misterjuiceman

    misterjuiceman Senior member

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    Off-topic slightly—does anyone want to make a Nick's thread?
     
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    I just did. Figured it was time.

    Here's the thread.
     
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    Thanks for starting the Nick's thread!

    And a lot of nice White's posted recently!!
     
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    Dear Styleforum Hive Mind!

    I've fallen in love with the Whites x Nepenthes collab:

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    Unfortunately, Starling are out in my size. Does anyone know what options I might use to replicate (closely or exactly) these in a custom order? I'm guessing ordering the Baker's Oxford (http://www.bakershoe.com/Product/Detail/bakers-oxford-by-whites-boots/) in black leather, black soles and nickel hardware won't quite cut the mustard, but I'm not familiar enough with them to know!
     
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    Email Baker's, they can probably get White's to do that make. I think those are called the Pole climber Oxford.
     
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    That comes out to around a grand. It looks like it might be finished a bit more nicely than the average pair of White's (I've noticed this with a lot of the boots they send to Japan), but that's at least $600 saved if he can order directly from White's. I'm not sure if they have a contract with Nepenthes to only do that shoe for them, though.
     
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    That was also part of my thinking. Is the basic shoe a standard White's model in an unusual leather / sole combo? The Baker's Oxford looks close but the pictures on their website aren't very clear...

    M
     
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    Ah! Lovely! I guess the following combo will get close to the look of the Nepenthes collab, but $600 cheaper:


    • Thread Color (upper) Black
    • Midsole Double
    • Edge Black
    • Toe Cap No
    • Lineman/Side Patch No
    • Pull Loops No
    • Height 3"
    • Outsole Stitching color Black
    • Toe Vamp Leather Black Smooth
    • Hardware Nickel
    • Upper (Shaft) Leather Black Smooth
    • Sole Vibram 2021 Black
    • Lace Design Lace-to-Toe
    • Counter Leather: Black smooth

    That look good, chaps?
     
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    Do you know if they're making those in Eugene or still down in Klamath Falls?

    Ever since I found a solo work boot maker in my hometown in southern Oregon, I've been curious about Oregon's shoemakers.
     
  16. misterjuiceman

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    Who's your guy, and do you have any pictures of his work?
     
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    In case anyone is interested, I had someone ask about the size of the toebox on my White's Bounty Hunters (single celastic), so I put together this album. Other boots pictured are: Red Wing Beckmans in Chestnut (sz 9), White's Bounty Hunters in Smooth Leather (semi-dress last, sz 8.5), Alden Indys in Natural CXL (sz 8.5), Red Wing 4583s in Copper Rough and Tough leather (sz 8.5).

    Sorry for the horrible white balance.
     
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    Those well-aged Chestnut Beckman really stands out...
     
  19. cathpah

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    They're actually only 6ish months old...I tend to put my boots through their paces.

    Edit: I've been wearing my White's pretty hard ever since I got them (have probably put 20-30 miles in the woods on them), and all they would need is a quick brushing and they'd look pretty close to new, aside from lace imprints on tongue and around shaft. That "smooth distressed" is some seriously impressive leather.
     
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    Clemons Boot Co. I've not actually been in and haven't been in town for months. Next time I'm down there on a weekday, I want to stop by. There's a chance they may even have closed up shop.

    Here's an example of some of their work I found on Flickr.

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    Here's an article about them. It's behind a firewall, but the photos can be viewed.
     

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