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Custom White's Boots ... Thoughts?

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Victor Shadow, Sep 28, 2010.

  1. linafelt

    linafelt Distinguished Member

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    Sounds good. I’ve got black CXL BHs four years old or so...
     

  2. pbrmhl

    pbrmhl Active Member

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    I'll likely be the outlier again, but I've owned and used these Semi Dress boots for four years, with a few treatments of Obenauf's, and a lot of brushing:

    CGM7iwGnRfe162vjpDjnVQ.jpg
     

  3. hoppy_IPA

    hoppy_IPA Senior Member

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    This is a great idea & one that is especially needed for new/potential customers. As someone who remembers this dilemma all to clearly, it cannot be understated how helpful pictures are. White's has a tremendous selection of beautiful leather but as an outsider, it is VERY confusing and mysterious. In addition to the pictures, a brief overview of each leather would go miles. For example, with intense research one can learn that Distressed Smooth is likely White's thickest & most robust work leather. Without an in depth knowledge of leather tannage, you might think this stuff is suede. Talking about its 8oz weight, veg tan & oily but non-pullup finish that makes it practically impervious to abrasion as well as a dress polish would be my idea of HELPFUL.
    Iron Heart's website does a great job talking about the qualities of each unique denim they offer and what cut it comes in (same as leather info & what boot model it can be made with). They have a gallery for each denim (leather type) showcasing it in different cuts (boot models) in various states wear ranging from new to well worn.
    Here is link to Iron Heart's denim catalogue (leather choices). Click on one & it will show you which cuts it comes in (boot models) along photo gallery link for all pr0nz you can handle:
    https://www.ironheartamerica.com/content/our-cuts-denims
    These are the ideas I believe you can mold and tailor to your own website that will be unmatched.
     

  4. b1lf

    b1lf Senior Member

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    My HH BH’s have been sitting at my doorstep since yesterday... I leave the island today to come back home to get them and you’d have to rip them from my cold, dead hands (well, feet) before I’d part from them for any period of time.










    ... check with me in a few months. :)
    I’ll send pics over this weekend.
     

  5. Tatersalad

    Tatersalad New Member

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    Good day everyone. I have been wading through this thread for the past few days now. I have been looking at buying some White's Boots for quite some time now and am about to get my order into Baker Shoe finally, once I settle on a few details.

    So far I am looking at ordering:

    Bounty Hunter x 6" or 7" tall.

    Black horsehide with celastic toe (can't stand the leather slipper look)

    Standard curved heel minus 1/4"

    Close stich, Vibram 700. ( not sure about 1/2 soles yet )

    leather lining, pull loops, rolled top, brown sides.

    These are replacing a pair of Dayton Driver boots I bought many years ago that never fit right and I was never really happy with the quality of.
     

  6. Kissmyanthia

    Kissmyanthia Senior Member

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    Anybody try the Otto Derby? How does sizing compare to SDs...or any other Whites lasts?
     


  7. Frizzleburger

    Frizzleburger Member

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    What was your order date? I hope to be getting mine soon. I cannot wait.
     

  8. sambam

    sambam Senior Member

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    I wear the same in the our Barrie as I do on the 55 or SD. 10D in both. It's the same with everybody in the factory who have worn both styles. I wore a pair of distress derby's all summer and love them. I will post some pics.
     

  9. b1lf

    b1lf Senior Member

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    I’m torn because when I get home tonight it’s going to be pitch black and I wanted to get minty fresh pictures in decent light..... it’ll be nearly impossible to wait until tomorrow to try them on.

    You’ll all have pictures by Saturday regardless.




    I also ordered a matching black leather with natural edge & brass hardware belt from Pigeon Tree Crafting. Took about a month and it was delivered on the exact same day. I got English bridle leather that should have a similar sheen/texture (vaguely) to the horsehide.
     
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  10. b1lf

    b1lf Senior Member

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    Black Friday.
     

  11. Theodoric

    Theodoric Senior Member

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    Apologies for the double post. Raising this again in case most of you were offline during the holidays. Any help is appreciated.
     

  12. Frizzleburger

    Frizzleburger Member

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    Coo
    I just got an email from Bakers. They are complete, and should arrive Thursday. Sweet!
     

  13. iamntbatman

    iamntbatman Senior Member

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    Ah cool, my order was finalized I guess one week after Black Friday, so mayyyybe +1 week on my order.
     

  14. Frizzleburger

    Frizzleburger Member

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    I placed my order November 14. Brown Horsehide Bounty Hunters. Seems like I placed the order a year ago. Lol
     

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