Custom White's Boots ... Thoughts?

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  1. battmest

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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!
     


  3. the shivman

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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!
     


  6. LeftysRock

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    My wife and I were in Manhattan this past week and we stopped in at Grahame Fowlers on 10th st. We had a wonderful time looking things over. My wife really loved the "butterscotch" Trickers but they did not have in my size. Phew!

    The only Whites in stock were the Semi Dress Brown - it was love at first sight. The color is very dark and rich. Yes they had my size. They stock single leather sole with the Cuban heel. They fit like a glove and I wore them out of the store.

    After about 5 days of hoofing around they are almost broken in. I expect to get many many years out of these. Glad we stopped there.
     


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    Congrats, post some pics when you get a chance if you don't mind.
     


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    Over at the buildaboot website they have "Red Dog Silicone" and "Red Dog Oiled" listed as a leather option for Semi Dress. Does anyone have photos of these leathers used on a built boot?
     
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    Nice find. Somebody kop those! Wish they were my size...
     


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  12. Kashiwa

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    ^^ That was my first guess.
     


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    Just to be clear, are these in the standard Dress Brown that one sees so often in the SD? They look really great I think. But they just seem smoother and a deeper brown than I have seen on the Dress Brown elsewhere. But that's what they are, is that right?

     


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    It sure looks like the same color and texture as the SD Dress Brown's I just purchased last week at Grahame Fowler.
     


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    anyone know if you can resole these boots to a width up? E.g. 8.5 c to a 8.5d

    Just started wearing thick socks for the winter and these are hurting the top of my instep. I am gonna see if I can get them stretched at a cobbler
     


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