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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. Bingham

    Bingham Senior Member

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    Recently placed an order through Bakers for the oxfords in distressed rough-out. As my other pair of White's were a gift, I have no concept of how long I should expect them to take to be made. Does Baker's/White's give any time estimate for completion?
     


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    Current quote is 8-10, but I'm at 12+. Kyle is corresponding with White's at the moment figuring out what has happened. You can expect to tack on an extra week if you ordered before Christmas.
     


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    Thanks.

    Ordered earlier this week- here's to hoping these make it out on the shorter end of that estimate! Twelve weeks is brutal.
     


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    planetarium Senior Member

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    Unfortunately for me, at this point if they have not gone into production I'm going to have to cancel the order as I need mine for work in a few more weeks. Then it'll be another 8-10 week wait for some semi-dress boots to replace my current casual beaters!
     


  5. climbinglife

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    Mine took 5 weeks straight from White's. Ordered in May.
     


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    Kyle at Baker's told me it was at 8 weeks when I ordered just before Christmas.
     


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    the pair i ordered in august arrived after 8 weeks
     


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    I think this may have come up before, but now I can't find it: Bakers' Buildaboot lists four possible lasts for the Smokejumper/Farmer-Rancher -- 38 Swing, 461 Classic, Semi-Dress, and Standard Last. I though I knew how the Lasts worked, but I also thought that "Semi-dress" = "Standard," so now I am unsure. Does anyone know for sure, are the Standard and Semi-dress different lasts? And if so, how?

    Thanks!
     


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    Semi dress is standard on the SD model.
    SJ/Farmer rancher is standard on the Smokejumper model.
     


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    Any idea if size difference between the Oxford shoe and a Whites boot, say a S-D? Should I order the same size? As it`s unlined, could I drop a width I wonder?
     


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    Do you have a sense of how they differ on appearance and/or fit and feel?

    Thanks.
     


  12. denimjunkie

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    SJ is a lot more bulky and squarish.
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    SD is of a more sleek profile.
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    I have no actual fit and feel experience on the SJ, though.

    Bounty hunter is a SJ on SD last.
     
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    If I have a high instep and high arch, does that remove the SD from possibility for me? I like the look of the SD more than the SJ, but if it'll be uncomfortably tight in the instep I will have to find another boot.
     


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    ^There is also SD in swing last.
     


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    You can get a different width, would that help? The arch-ease system is supposed to be very good for arch support.
     


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