Custom White's Boots ... Thoughts?

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  1. Kashiwa

    Kashiwa Senior member

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    I think you're right! Thanks! "Browndom" is an awfully odd name. What do you think of that Smoke Jumper makeup. What does LTT mean?

    I'm mulling over a leather jacket in "red brown" that looks very close to the brown smooth.
     
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    [email protected] those standard browns are beautiful. The natural sole complements them very nicely. The photography doesn't hurt, either.

    Shit like this isn't making my eight-week wait any easier.... fffffffff
     
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    Very nice indeed! I am curious about the heel: I know it is lowered by 1/4", but it actually looks more low and less tapered than usual, which I like. Do you all think that's because it's just a plain leather sole, with no Vibram? That is, if you added a Vibram commando half sole, would they add another lift to the heel to compensate? If I could have the heel as pictured here with a half sole in the front, I'd be happy.


     
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    For sure. I guess it depends on what you mean by 'durable'. Also it's all about application. I would get a reign in kangaroo not bison and I would get some gloves in calf or sheep not shark, ya know?
    I just took issue with you saying that CXL has about everything beat as far as durability which is absolutely absurd. Don't get me wrong I dig on CXL, I just think its a poor boot leather if you are trying to make some really really hard wearing boots.
     
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    lowered 1/4" leather sole/ no vibram will be lower than the 1/4" leather sole/vibram by depending on the thickness of that vibram sole.

    From my understanding, by default, yes they would add an extra layer of leather in the heel to compensate for the added height that the half-sole would add-all because this would affect the arch ease.
     
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    i feel you. The CXL on my White's is fine for my application, but I would not get work boots with CXL. Other leathers resist scuffing and scratching much better than CXL. I dont think this means CXL is going to wear out any faster under typical usage. I just think for certain applcations its fine. Others, maybe not the best choice.
     
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    Unless you're into that circus clown vibe
     
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    I think that would be a cool look with jeans a few years after wear...
     
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    Those should have "SWAG" stenciled on the sides of those ugly fucks.

    Then they'd be cool. Cuz they got "swag."

    Do people still say "fugly?"
     
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    Hmmm. I want to believe you. But my eye keeps telling me that the pics here:

    http://sturdy-web.com/?pid=10735731

    have a lot of red in them.
     
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    Yeah, the original pic I posted definitely has more red, but it could be some sort of optical illusion. Was going to call the shop in Yokohama, but they're closed on Mondays. Will give them a ring tomorrow and see what I can find out.
     
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    Lace-to-Toe
     

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