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@Legal Eagles by now your BHs in W&C must have turned into a patina galore!
 

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I've seen a few people do this. What's the theory behind doing it this way?
There’s no reason to do this. I believe he’s lacing them this certain way to avoid the laces coming in contact with the bottom eyelets when tieing or tightening the boots however …. If you lace them the opposite way you get rid of that problem in it’s entirety that’s why I thought it’s universally recognized as “the correct way” to lace a false tongue. I’ve also seen so many peoples false tongues to low almost touching the cap toe of a boot. Defiantly need to pull that tongue as high up as possible since it’s always going to slouch down over time. Even if the leather at the very top of the tongue doesn’t need protecting. It’s still worth it for the desired “proper look” or whatever people are going for. This is how I wear mine.. whites kiltie is too big for a viberg.. admittedly I think his look better
 

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It wasn’t my idea. I’m pretty sure I picked it up from someone on the Ironheart forum.
Kudos to you for sharing it on Facebook as well.
 

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There’s no reason to do this. I believe he’s lacing them this certain way to avoid the laces coming in contact with the bottom eyelets when tieing or tightening the boots however …. If you lace them the opposite way you get rid of that problem in it’s entirety that’s why I thought it’s universally recognized as “the correct way” to lace a false tongue. I’ve also seen so many peoples false tongues to low almost touching the cap toe of a boot. Defiantly need to pull that tongue as high up as possible since it’s always going to slouch down over time. Even if the leather at the very top of the tongue doesn’t need protecting. It’s still worth it for the desired “proper look” or whatever people are going for. This is how I wear mine.. whites kiltie is too big for a viberg.. admittedly I think his look better
I will try this way in a little bit. Definitely looks better than mine.
 

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There’s no reason to do this. I believe he’s lacing them this certain way to avoid the laces coming in contact with the bottom eyelets when tieing or tightening the boots however …. If you lace them the opposite way you get rid of that problem in it’s entirety that’s why I thought it’s universally recognized as “the correct way” to lace a false tongue. I’ve also seen so many peoples false tongues to low almost touching the cap toe of a boot. Defiantly need to pull that tongue as high up as possible since it’s always going to slouch down over time. Even if the leather at the very top of the tongue doesn’t need protecting. It’s still worth it for the desired “proper look” or whatever people are going for. This is how I wear mine.. whites kiltie is too big for a viberg.. admittedly I think his look better
Yeah, I wear mine the same way. I just wondered if there was any particular reason for doing it the other way.

I'm lazy and like the cleaner look of feeding the laces in through the back, but if some tearaway mad scientists want to concoct some kind of four-dimensional lace-lattice at the bottom of their kilties, I'm happy to let those crazy renegades carry on.
 

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Yeah, I wear mine the same way. I just wondered if there was any particular reason for doing it the other way.

I'm lazy and like the cleaner look of feeding the laces in through the back, but if some tearaway mad scientists want to concoct some kind of four-dimensional lace-lattice at the bottom of their kilties, I'm happy to let those crazy renegades carry on.
Lol I hate kilties in general but I’ll take extra customization whenever possible
 

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I can look cool now!
Who woulda thunk it?
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This pair is sweet I didn’t know British tan cxl was this red
Thank you.
It didn't start out as red, it was never tan though.
It aged more to be exactly like red dog leather, the false tongue is red dog leather, I changed it today.
Will try to find some pics when these boots were new.
 

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Favorite White's?
I think they have to be my BHs in Maryam Tosconello Horse butt - just love the color, it's very rich.
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For ease/comfort I still love my original SDs in brown cxl - very low maintenance and quick to put on/remove.
How were these to break in? I have a pair of Stevens in this leather and the White bite on my ankles is quite painful. I can go about 1/2 day before I have to loosen the laces. It is impossible for me to lace up the top hook. I find the Maryam leather thick, dry, and stiff. I hope it softens up. My BH's are CXl and MP's HH. Both were pretty easy to break in.
 

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How were these to break in? I have a pair of Stevens in this leather and the White bite on my ankles is quite painful. I can go about 1/2 day before I have to loosen the laces. It is impossible for me to lace up the top hook. I find the Maryam leather thick, dry, and stiff. I hope it softens up. My BH's are CXl and MP's HH. Both were pretty easy to break in.
Yes it was the toughest to break in of any of my 9 or so boots (not all Whites)and painfull on the ankle bones. It took about 10 or so miles of walking to loosen up.
 

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