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Custom White's Boots ... Thoughts?

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Whacky, Jan 15, 2011.

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    So, I've been thinking all along that I would be ordering some configuration of the Semi-Dress, but now I am wondering if I should consider also the 6" Farmer Rancher. I like the extra leather heel cap (or whatever that piece is called at the back of the boot) and the generally more rugged look. I had in mind that the Farmer Rancher or Smokejumper would be taller than I want, but I see they are available in 6", and that's actually what my current Chippewas are - though for some reason the FR and SJ have more eyelets.

    Anyway, can anyone (1) post a picture of SDs and FR back to back in order to compare height; or (2) testify to the feel of a 6" FR in comparison to the SD? Does it feel much higher on the leg? Is the fit and comfort more or less the same?

    Thanks!
     
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    on [more] eyelets, make sure you're not comparing plain toe with lace-to-toe.

    6" is 6"__ don't get why 1 would be "higher" than the other.
    however, SJs have higher profile due to the lug soles+heels.

    .... & depending on your [build] selections, SJ/FRs are designed for a more rugged utility than SDs.
     
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    The Semi-dress is a 5" boot right? Just wondering how much difference that extra inch makes to folks, either in looks or in feel...
     
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    I have both the SD 5" and a Bounty Hunter in 6". I can say that the extra inch makes a huge difference in the ability of the boot to fit on the foot. The SD grip is like a chukka boot, and the BH is like a hiking boot - it may have a lot to do with the cut of the boot or the lace design, but it does make a difference.
     
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    Pics of a couple of makeups that drew my attention while searching for ideas for a White's SJ order.

    Smoke jumper in brown dress leather. Seems like this leather is nearly always used on the SD. Looks good on the SJ as well, no?

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    Smoke jumper with black and red dog bull hide. I'm not a huge fan of two-tone, and probably wouldn't go with this combo. But it's definitely eye catching.

    [​IMG]
     
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    that brown dress sj looks awesome! I`d probably copy unicorn`s red dog/(forgot the other leather) setup
     
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    Just curious, can anyone compare the differences in feel and foot support between White's and Viberg's? Clearly both are a high quality of boot, but does Viberg offer good support? Are they comfortable to stand and walk in?

    At over $600 a pop, the Viberg service boot will do a number on your wallet for sure. But I confess that I love the look of those 1940/195 service boots with the sprung toe. But I am curious how they feel.

    Thanks.
     
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    A couple of q's.

    Anyone have any pics of oiled red dog?

    Have you ever seen a lace to toe smoke jumper with a non-celastic toe? Pics? Thoughts?
     
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    I`d suggest here the lack of support in the toe and the leather being softer around the toe box will be a bad balance to the strength of the lace to toe structure.
     
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    Looks great! A very fine pair!
     
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    If its much like the bounty hunter, I can say that its does not feel much higher but tighter. That extra inch gives much more support than one can imagine.
     
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    just get them all blue suede!
     
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    Thanks for the pics. And how do you think that would work with lace-to-toe Mr. Unicorn?
     
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    damn that looks awesome
     
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    Sorry, but aesthetically the double midsole, both generally and on your SJ, looks fucking bad.

    I can't decide if I dislike the look of the front or the heel more. I keep going back and forth.

    The mini vibram is badass though I love the way it's stitched on there.
     
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    These are bad-ass, but I wear a 12.5EE in White's... A pair built like these for my foot would be HUGE!
     
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    I don't think the double midsole on a heavy duty boot such as that looks bad at all. My question is how come none of you wear the false tonges? They complete the boot IMO.
     
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    Thanks. I'm not sure if I understood completely. You're saying that you like lace to toe in either "hard" or "medium" leathers?

    I think a SJ in dress brown would be my top pick, but I'm really looking for something with red in it. Red dog is an option. I find it strange that I can't find any pics of oiled red dog?
     
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    By the way, Mr. Unicorn, those brown dress SJs are awesome. The sole is more than I could handle, but awesome boots!
     

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