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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. jrosenthal

    jrosenthal Senior member

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    I like the close trim on those, balances well with the Cuban heel, and makes the lines of boot look seamless.

    Congrats,

    James
     
  2. CityofChamps

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    Those are some nice boots, man. The farmer rancher is built on the smoke jumper last. Technically if a farmer rancher had the vibram 100 sole, it would be a smoke jumper. I can't help you on sizing compared to the semi, unfortunately I don't own a pair in that last.


    Side note: I just went back and was looking at some of the picks from this thread; there are some amazing looking boots! Better than a google search.
     
  3. jrosenthal

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    So went to a symphony event last night in a vintage grey/blue glen plaid 3 button flat front Southwick suit, vintage pale blue banker stripe Brown & Woods fitted dres shirt, vintage blue and rust wool foulard tie (yes time of year for wool ties) and my black water buffalo cap toed retro oxfords...was a perfect match to the semi-formal attire. Was able to walk the room and mingle all night without cringing with every step like I do in my AE Leeds (which "used" to be my most comfortable dress shoes until now).

    Just thought I would share :))

    James
     
  4. Blutarsky86

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    OK searched probably 100+ pages at this point. Anybody have image pic of non celastic toe with a cap toe?? Preferably on a SM or BH last.

    Thanks!
     
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    Thanks man appreciate it. These looks great, but it does appear the toe cap adds some bulk, almost to the point of looking like a single celast toe. Also concerned the toe cap might look busy on a BH build (going for a more sleek look).

    Thanks Again though.
     
  7. gregornz

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    ^^ I don't think those are soft toe...?
     
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    These would be the dress brown after some tough wear correct?
     
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    They aren't...my post wasn't in response to the guy who posted before me. I didn't see it before I posted lol.

    Mine are single celastic
     
  10. Blutarsky86

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    Ok good to know. Question still stands i guess....all call for non celastic toe with cap.
     
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    I'm over the 8 week mark waiting on my soft-cap-toe Bounty Hunters (swing last in Distressed Brown, 6"). Will post some pics up here for you once they finally arrive
     
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    I have some bounty hunters in bullhide with a toe cap and soft toe coming in 8 weeks or so... I'll up pics then. The real trick will be when they age and the toe starts to collapse, like on these ones. Cool.

    I wonder if @mystlawer can post some more updates of his?
     
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    Yeah, those still get my vote as the most comfy looking White's on earth, looks like you could wear them to bed. Put fuzzy liners in them and you have slippers.

    James
     
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    Yeah, they're chromexcel huh?

    Gee, I'm really starting to come around to this chromexcel! I'm planning a pair of 14 inch lace-to-toe smokejumpers, and I'm thinking, because I wouldn't do any 'real' work in them, chromexcel would be a much better choice than work leather. More comfortable, more dressy and eye-popping, more rich and deep in colour, easier to break in and quicker to take on a worn look (rather than the year it would take with the work leathers).

    Why do other places, like Viberg and Qoddy, have so many Horween leathers, whilst White's only has 5? Does White's ever get other colours in? Could they if requested?
     
  15. jrosenthal

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    Those slipper boots you linked appear to have too much the texture to be Chromexcel, I thought bull hide but am probably wrong. As much as I am a "hater" of Chromexcel, as I said I have had 3 pairs of shoes/boots in it and it's lovely soft stuff. And my forthcoming nicks are their version of Chromexcel as I wanted a soft casual leather.
    It has it's place indeed.
    James
     
  16. gregornz

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    Those I linked are White's moongrey bullhide...

    What do you mean 'their version' of chromexcel? Is it not chromexcel?
     
  17. jrosenthal

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    I think Chromexcel is a trademarked name by Horween (help me out here on the facts those in the know). Nick's I believe uses a similar but thicker chrome tanned leather by Seidel called Mexcel, but I remember some chatter about them changing their chrome tanned recently to a different kind.

    James
     
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  18. gregornz

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    Oh, so nicks doesn't use Horween leather?
     
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    Nick's has--or used to have--Mexcel leather available, but I'm pretty sure they also offer Horween's CXL now. I got a pair in Natural and I've seen pics of guys getting pairs in olive CXL, and no mention of it being a different, non-Horween version of CXL.

    There are different grades (is it the right word?) of CXL--e.g. the one used by Wolverine and the one used by Viberg--but I wouldn't know what grade Nick's uses. Is it better than, say, White's? Beats me.
     
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