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Good to see others breaking in those solid work boots!

Did take advantage of the FD sale and (finally) put in my order for 690 Packers Friday, at long last.

Have been thinking about them for a while and it's been several years since my last order - the excitement is building already!

10" distressed, double midsole, steel toe, logger heel, honey vibram sole - serious boots for serious times.

Expecting them sometime in September, just in time for Aspen color change in the Rockies.

Will post photos once they arrive.

Cheers to all!
That is indeed some serious boot. I am finalizing my orders but never thought of double midsoles and vibram soles on Packers.
Now, I am really interested!!
 

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I have been wearing British tan for a couple of weeks and I noticed two things
1) well fitting White's boots do not require break-in and these boots have double midsoles, leather half slip and 100 lug soles.
2) British tan leather is underrated which is probably true for a lot of White's leathers. Although British tan is not tan, it's closer in color to cognac leather from AE.
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I have been wearing British tan for a couple of weeks and I noticed two things
1) well fitting White's boots do not require break-in and these boots have double midsoles, leather half slip and 100 lug soles.
2) British tan leather is underrated which is probably true for a lot of White's leathers. Although British tan is not tan, it's closer in color to cognac leather by AE.
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I think the break in is dependent on the leather. My brown dress SD’s felt great with almost no break in. My SJ’s in Red Dog (double midsole) and BH’s in olive waxed flesh are proving to be difficult. The Red Dog leather itself isn’t too bad, but the double midsole has been hell. I’m up and down off my knees a lot at work and they just do not bend. They are starting to give way a bit, but they still have a ways to go.
 

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I think the break in is dependent on the leather. My brown dress SD’s felt great with almost no break in. My SJ’s in Red Dog (double midsole) and BH’s in olive waxed flesh are proving to be difficult. The Red Dog leather itself isn’t too bad, but the double midsole has been hell. I’m up and down off my knees a lot at work and they just do not bend. They are starting to give way a bit, but they still have a ways to go.
I can tell British tan is more supple than horsehide. Speaking of double midsole I like it for aesthetics.
 

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I think the break in is dependent on the leather. My brown dress SD’s felt great with almost no break in. My SJ’s in Red Dog (double midsole) and BH’s in olive waxed flesh are proving to be difficult.
I think it also depends on the construction.
From some photos it looks like the SD / MP have a vamp lining cut at the insole level, the SJ (and probably all their derivatives, such as the BH) have a lining tucked under the insole. This should make SD / MP more flexible.
 

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I think it also depends on the construction.
From some photos it looks like the SD / MP have a vamp lining cut at the insole level, the SJ (and probably all their derivatives, such as the BH) have a lining tucked under the insole. This should make SD / MP more flexible.
The lining definitely wraps around under the insole in my SD’s. I’m not sure about my BH’s, I haven’t looked at them that closely yet. No lining in my SJ’s, but the double midsole on them is what causes me the most issue.
 

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I'm trying to finalize my order tonight. Can anyone tell if these black waxed flesh bounty hunters are structured or unstructured toe? They don't seem as bulbous which I like but at the same time I don't want them to look deflated after they break in.

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100% structured
You have a good collection of White's boots, what do you think of BHs configured like the brown waxed flesh Okanagons?
 

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You have a good collection of White's boots, what do you think of BHs configured like the brown waxed flesh Okanagons?
They're not really for me... Nothing about them work for me
 

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Curse you all and your pretty pictures of boots that fueled my desire and made me order another pair I don't need but managed to justify with some mental gymnastics!! :crazy:

A nice, svelte pair of distressed roughout 6" BHs with Vibram 100 sole, natty edge, block heel, medallion toecap (still not sure about that), Red Dog tongue, brass hardware... you get the picture. Their arrival should coincide with the end of the summer-sauna weather, giving two things to look forward to.

Curious what everyone else bought last minute in the sale -- post your build
 
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That black waxed flesh is yummy. Makes me want to change my brown dress BHs to black CXL or black waxed flesh.
I didn't find it as exciting in the flesh, so to speak, and it apparently patinas to a dull gray, which is not terribly exciting IMO. I'm selling my black WF MP-M1s (that never quite fit me right) and I opted for an Okanagan-style dark brown WF build for last winter's BHs.
 

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Curse you all and your pretty pictures of boots that fueled my desire and made me order another pair I don't need but managed to justify with some mental gymnastics!! :crazy:

A nice, svelte pair of distressed roughout 6" BHs with Vibram 100 sole, natty edge, block heel, medallion toecap (still not sure about that), Red Dog tongue, brass hardware... you get the picture. Their arrival should coincide with the end of the summer-sauna weather, giving two things to look forward to!

Curious what everyone else bought last minute in the sale -- post your build!
I am stuck in Burgundy HH order, can't decide whether to go single midsole or double with leather half slip lol.
I never learn.
Edit: Other pairs are packers in brown, 6 inch BHs in black dress ( going to be too many brown, reddish boots)
 

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I put in my custom semi dress bounty hunter order the other day.
Now I’m taking a look at the white’s Main Street in caramel suede with mini lug. It’s been suggested by the people at bakers that I go down half a size to 8EE with a EEE ball of the foot.
I may slow down and avoid throwing down more money on boots, but I love the look of these. Can anyone speak to them? What is your experience with the white’s suede Main streets?
 

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