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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. denimjunkie

    denimjunkie Member

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    Shia Labeouf - movie Lawless.
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    I could have sworn hes got duotone SDs on!
     
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  2. grendel

    grendel Senior member

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    Just placed my order after I got my sizing from Kyle:

    • Leather 1: Brown Chrome Excel by Horween
    • Leather 2: Brown Smooth
    • Toe Vamp Leather: Brown Chrome Excel by Horween
    • Toe Cap Leather: None
    • Celastic Toe Box: Single
    • Steel Toe: No
    • Upper (Shaft) Leather : Brown Chrome Excel by Horween
    • Leather Liner: Tan
    • Back Stay Leather: Brown Chrome Excel by Horween
    • Pull Loop: No
    • Eyelet Color: Antique
    • Sole Trim: Close Trim
    • Eyelet Configuration : Hook and Eyelet
    • Lace: Leather
    • Sole: Vib 430
    • Half Slip: No
    • Heel Shape: Curve
    • Heel Height: Minus 1/4"
    • Last: Standard
    • Midsole: Standard
    • Midsole/Edge Color: Brown
    • Size - Length: 9.5
    • Size - Width: E

    I sent a note to Kyle to change it to the commando mini lug and red lining
     
  3. brokeassp

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    they offer red lining? tan and cream and I think black are the only ones I know being offered. I might be wrong though
     
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    Sooo, I'm new to this place and was hoping the local White's mavens could give me some clarity on the question of walkability for the various models. I mean distance; I do not own a car and so do a lot of perambulating about the bush. I need something tough, but also something that will not feel literally like walking on sunshine after 10 or 15 klicks on pavement and concrete.
    Opinions?

    Thanks
     
  6. slide13

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    Rubber sole + tapered heel = good walkability
     
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    These things are heavy. I definitely noticed when walking on hard surfaces, even with the vibram 700.
     
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    so, why have a 2nd leather option [brown smooth] i you're not using it anyway? :confused:
     
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    White's Semi-Dress
    · Toe Vamp Leather: Burgundy #8 Chrome Excel by Horween
    · Celastic Toe Box: Single
    · Upper (Shaft) Leather : Burgundy #8 Chrome Excel by Horween
    · Leather Liner: Black
    · Back Stay Leather: Burgundy #8 Chrome Excel by Horween
    · Eyelet Color: Antique
    · Sole Trim: Standard Trim
    · Eyelet Configuration : Eyelet
    · Lace: Leather
    · Sole: Vib 430
    · Heel Shape: Standard
    · Heel Height: Lower base by 1/4"
    · Last: Standard
    · Midsole: Standard/Single
    · Midsole/Edge Color: Natural
    · Size – 8 EE


    omg cant wait
     
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  11. grendel

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    Oh, that was just on the buildaboot.com site. It always has a 2nd leather option even if you're not using it.

    So my order has been shipped off to White's. Made a small modification on consulting with Kyle at Baker's. He confirmed that with a half sole (the commando half sole in this case) you'll have about 1/2" less at the heel because there's no sole in there, so I went back to the full heel height.

    Now I just have to wait 8 weeks for my boots. [​IMG]
     
  12. moonshine

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    Those look like Wolverine 1000 Mile Addison boots to me...
     
  13. tavoz

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    Hello everyone!

    I'm new to this forum. I've been thinking for quite a long time to get some White's custom SD, but I live in france, so no way to even see one pair in real or try it, only google pic and you guys, to help me make some choices... By the way, this thread has been really helpfull for me, so thanks to all of you, reading your posts allowed me to figure out a lot of things. Now I've made my mind.
    But I still have one point to solve, and I'd really appreciate your inputs!
    I'm going on:



    Leather : all black Horse Hide

    Toe Cap Leather: Medallion cap toe


    Celastic Toe Box: Single
    Leather Liner: Black

    Pull Loop: No

    Eyelet Color: Antique

    Sole Trim: Close Trim

    Eyelet Configuration : Hook and Eyelet

    Lace: Nylon

    Sole: Vib 700 or 269 westerner???

    Half Slip: No

    Heel Shape: cuban heel

    Heel Height: Minus 1/4"

    Last: Standard

    Midsole: Standard

    Midsole/Edge Color: Brown



    The question left is: I've read here a guy complaining about the 269 sole (wich would be my first choice for aesthetic reason), saying that it's very slippery when it rains. I live in Paris, which is a rainy town for sure, and I'm planning to use my SD for every's day wear, walking by the soggy streets... I would really appreciate some inputs of 269 users in such conditions. Do I actually risk my life? Should I go on 700 or composition half sole?

    Thanks! (and grettings!)
     
  14. daizawaguy

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    Slipping for city wear is a non-issue. It might slip on Smoke Jumpers in rough wear compared to a lug sole, but for city wear they give a nice profile. What is more significant between the westerner or half sole is the leather that remains on the half sole - beautifully curved, and geives a great look for classic city looks. Enjoy!
     
  15. daizawaguy

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    Soles...[​IMG]

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  16. tavoz

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    Thanks for the help and the beautifull pics, daizawaguy, this is helpfull. By the way, I see that you're from Tokyo, and I'm going there in february for buziness, I was thinking to take the chance to seek some White's SD... Couldn't find a dealer on White's website, but I know that there are some dealers in Jp. Can I ask you what is the best spot in your opinion?
    Arigatogozaimasu!
     
  17. daizawaguy

    daizawaguy Senior member

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    Welcome! There are dealers (Free and Easy is the name if I recall) but they go for Yen 98,000 - thats Dollars 1200 or so!! With those prices, all mine obviously are from Bakers!

    You will love the Jeans selections here though - the made in Japan selvage are not cheap, but the very highest quality...enjoy
     
  18. roknrolusa

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    Read up on White's here and got me some SD in dress brown ordered today. Hope to have them shortly after i get back from Greece, makes the wait easier...thanks for the info
     
  19. tavoz

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    Thanks! I was planning to order through Baker's anyway, but I'll go and check and enjoy. "Being on diet doesn't means you're not allowed to read the menu..." plus the fact that I've also been seeking japanese denim here in France (like Flathead for ex), with no success till now. So definitely a good help. Thanks again!
     
  20. daizawaguy

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    Absolutely Tavoz - you'll see some nice original leather combinations there. It`s near Jingumae subway station, just up the road from the BMW shop opposite the rugby stadium.

    Here are some close ups of my Whites `denim edition`...


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