Custom White's Boots ... Thoughts?

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  1. andy b.

    andy b. Senior member

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    I would think to sew a new cap on, you would have to disassemble the boot. I would say it is less work than replacing the entire vamp, but I really have no idea. To be able to access the toe area to resew a cap on, you would need full access to the upper, not just part of the front sole removed. I mean if you took it to some local cobbler and said replace the toe cap and do as little deconstruction as possible, maybe he would do it, but White's wouldn't.
     
  2. LouieBailie

    LouieBailie Senior member

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    Adding a toe cap during a refurbishment is $30 bucks additional at Whites, $45 at Wesco. $40 at Nicks, and $75 at Alden on plain toe boots. They should have explained it when you called/emailed/contacted them.
     
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    rydenfan Senior member

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    Alden will absolutely not add a toe cap. This is false information
     
  4. LouieBailie

    LouieBailie Senior member

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    Well then, I would surmise that it depends on who asks Alden to do the work. The ones on my shell cordovan boots did not just grow themselves during the repairs.[​IMG]
     
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    Gentlemen, please tread carefully. Otherwise, we'll end up with the next twelve pages of this thread on the wonders of Huberd's shoe grease.
     
  6. LouieBailie

    LouieBailie Senior member

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    Huberds works on Vibergs too maybe that thread needs an introduction to it.
     
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    I just have to say that having Louie on this forum has made it much more entertaining even if he is getting a few boxers bunched up.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    As for Huberd's. I will give it a try when I run out of Obenhauf's which I have quite a bit of. As for oil I'm still working on the gallon of Obenhauf's I bought 3 years ago and doubt I'll ever get through all of that. Unless I somehow strike it rich and start buying large amounts of leather goods.
     
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    I'm glad someone's entertained. Here I was checking this thread about custom White's boots. I guess I should go post my thoughts and opinions on the shoe grease thread.
     
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    huberd's grease. huberd's grease. huberd's grease. it puts the huberd's grease on its skin, or it gets the hose again.
     
  10. westie187

    westie187 Senior member

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    :rotflmao:
     
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    Anybody on here own Redwing Iron Rangers along with their White's SDs? How do the sizes compare?

    I had earlier sent my tracings to Whites and also tried out a couple sizes.. But am still not of my size..

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus
     
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  12. LouieBailie

    LouieBailie Senior member

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    I have Beckmans and Heritage models and the sizes are the same as Whites.
     
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    My BHs (on SD last) are the same size as my Iron Rangers.
     
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    Same here, my BHs are the same size as my IRs.
     
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    Anyone know if Whites still offer shell cordovan for SD models? If so, whats the approximate price range. Thanks.
     
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