Custom White's Boots ... Thoughts?

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  1. mogili222

    mogili222 Senior member

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    Those look amazing.. How old are those??
     
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    Thx man; only about 5mos old. 55 last, brown eyelets and hooks, standard heel and double leather soles. Absolute, hands down, no one can argue otherwise, best bang for your buck boots available on the market
     
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    What is a 55 last? Is that the Standard last?
     
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    Yep, I`d be nice to them, and ask a favor...anything should be possible...
     
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    Your brown boots look exactly like mine... and mine has the SD last.

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    I think that a good candidate for "most bang for your buck boots" might be the Chippewa engineer boot, currently marketed at LL Bean as the Katahdin iron works boot. Now selling for $210. I know that's considered a low end boot by many guys on Styleforum, but it is a quality boot made in the US. Pretty sure the Katahdins are the same as my old Chippewas, which I remember buying off the sale rack for $45 (!), and they lasted for 10 years as my primary boot. Now at about 13 years they are on their last legs, but they looked great, were comfortable, and wore like iron.

    Having said that, I am even more excited about getting my $500 SJ's, which should be coming soon. But it's hard to beat $210 -- unless it's finding them on sale for $45!
     
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    Thank you for posting this picture.. If I had just got only the brown boots, I think I might not have noticed it too as these are my first pair of Whites, but I definitely notice the difference between the two pairs once I put them side by side. They even fit very different.

    At this time, I think I will just wait for Baker's to receive them and see what they say.

    Love your pair, I think I am also going get myself a Bounty Hunter in Brown Chromexcel once I get my other pairs sorted out.. Love the leather and the build of these boots .
     
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    Agreed. I picked up a pair for 265 on this forum. Never regretted it. My go-to travel boots. Can walk around a city all day in comfort.
     
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    What do you guys think of a pair of 6 in. Bounty hunters in Brown Chromexcel with the toe cap and heel counter made in dress Brown leather? Would the dress brown be a little too dark for the Brown Chromexcel? Any pictures with similar leathers? Planning to get these with the Vibram 430 for my winter boot.
     
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    mogili,

    I don't think it would be too dark. Look at the photos daizawaguy posted, those are brown and black rough out. It doesn't get any darker than black rough out, and those look great. I know you're just talking about a toe cap, but personally I find a darker toe cap looks good. A toe cap of the same color looks good as well, I'm just saying.
     
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    My only question is, respectfully, why? Added durability?
     
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    Yup.. My boots usually scrap a lot more on the toe caps and counters and I wanted something that does not scratch easily. Also my understanding is that dress leathers are easier to shine. I know a lot of people don't like to shine their boots but I like it..
     
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    Sounds good! I like the idea. The CXL will be very comfortable and the dress will take a good shine.
     

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