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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. CityofChamps

    CityofChamps Well-Known Member

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    Ricky, any current pic with some mileage on your boots? Those are beautiful!
     


  2. climbinglife

    climbinglife Senior Member

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    Hey bro,
    I did. Long story short with those is, the CXL on those boots began to stretch (Unlined) so I decided to sent them to Bakers for a full rebuild with new tracings. Kyle calls me and says these boots are a full size off from the tracings I sent in. Dumfounded (I bought my boots through Whites the first time) I said rebuild them a size down, which they did. When the boots came back, it looked like a ten year old did the stitching...it was terrible looking to say the least. I sent pics to Kyle and ultimately sent the boots back, he agreed and offered me a full refund on the rebuild and offered to put that refund towards a brand new pair (They were really bad) which i did. These boots are the new boots, which i got in 18 days from the date of order.

    They are essentially the same exact boot, except I changed from Brown CXL to Natural, and I added a red liner and also got them in the right size. Sucks that I lost my three year old boots as thats not what I wanted to have happen but they became so sloppy from being the wrong size and stretching i couldn't really wear them any more. They were an 8D, the new ones are a 7D.

    Kyle even sent me my old boots back at no charge and aside from terrible stitching, they are functionally fine, so I gave them to my best friend to use at work. He loves them and has become a Whites convert.
     
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  3. RickyTylerson

    RickyTylerson Well-Known Member

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    I don't have any recent pics. I actually haven't gotten to use them much. theres been a little bit of a sizing issue.

    When I went to white's I tried on a plain toe smoke jumper with a soft toe - which was really comfy in the size that they prescribed. I think my error was switching to a lace to toe with celastic toe. I have a wide forefoot and was feeling a lot of discomfort on my big toe, so I had to send the left boot back to be rebuilt. which led to this disaster -
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    So I had to wait another couple weeks for them to fix the sole and since I wasn't able to wear the boots with the wrong sole very long - I still have the issue (although to a lesser degree) with my left big toe. I'm planning on sending them back for another adjustment next month. big pain in the ass :(

    and yes the leather darkened to match the rest of the boot after application of obenauf's
     


  4. mogili222

    mogili222 Senior Member

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    @RickyTylerson I have said this before that I love how the color of your boots changed with the application of Obenauf's and I am going to do that exact thing once I get to order my boots and I receive them.
     


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    Beautiful plumage!
     


  7. LouieBailie

    LouieBailie Senior Member

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    Yea, I only do it to all my Alden shell cordovan boots and shoes (all 12 pairs), my 744 and 721 wolverines, my std wolverines. my Trickers shell cordovan and calf boots, my Herring calf boots, my Ralph Lauren BOWERY boots, my Westco Boss and Roughriders, my Russell Moccasin boots and shoes , my Quoddy loafers moccasins and boots, my Eastland and Sebago made in usa ALL LEATHER SHOES...and the pair of WWII boots I own that are still flexible as the day they were made. I have been using it for over 50 years IT JUST RUINS THEM ALL.

    Mr stupid, read about what it is and does before sticking your head up your butt with a statement like that.

    Next: Name a better USA supplier of shell cordovan and horsehide then Horween genius. West Coast Shoe Company is not a customer, they do not use premium horsehide or std horsehide.. There are LONG waiting lists of companies waiting for deliveries of it to make boots/shoes. The companies STOP production and wait for deliveries, Mr genius why not tell those "other" companies so they can supply the factories.. bawwhahah

    FYI Huberds has been around for decades much longer than the new trendy stuff and is and has been used on premium leather (including soles) for years to keep them flexible. Most companies try and do as well making leather absorb the proper combination of oils, It does not ruin their appearance and it DOES NOT CAUSE PREMATURE WEAR. Internet genius.....

    As to your assumption about fools, a fox smells his own hole first, foxy boy...now go back and play on your carpet in your pretty boots.....
     


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  9. LouieBailie

    LouieBailie Senior Member

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    Here are a couple pairs of real cheap boots slathered down with shoe grease. If I use it on these you can use it on Whites to protect the leather.

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    Huberds treated tops, bottoms, sides, shell cordovan Allen Edmonds, Ralph Lauren Bowery, WWII Officer boots, all cost MUCH more than 99% of Whites models and all leathers are treated the same to prevent drying out.
     


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  11. LouieBailie

    LouieBailie Senior Member

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    That Huberds stuff messes up the sole & sides real bad........

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  12. LouieBailie

    LouieBailie Senior Member

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    That stuff made the top leather wrinkle all up and real flexible too...

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    I guess I.m going to have to stop using this stuff....NOT
     


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    How's this Huberd's compare to Obenauf's? Never had heard of it before; I've been happy with Obenauf's LP. Cursory googling suggests the primary difference is the addition of pine tar in Huberd's, and an even draw in quality / long-term effects. Anyone here have personal long-term experience using each?
     


  14. LouieBailie

    LouieBailie Senior Member

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    hahahahhaha post something that has been around as long and does same or better.

    I also use Bick-4 on harness leather that I do not want to alter the coloring.


    BOTH MADE IN USA

    grill that mr wing
     


  15. LouieBailie

    LouieBailie Senior Member

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    I started using Huberds in VN for the waterproofing quality of the pinetar, keep the same pair going for 14 months and I never looked back...and I and the boots came back.

    On the back of can:

    Absolute gaurantee It will soften, waterproof, and help preserve the leather or your money back. It just works.


    In paste and oil forms, I use the paste to paint it on without using a rag to mop it on.
     
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