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correct me if i'm wrong, but I think all boots come with a vamp liner, it's just part of the construction. where as the optional "liner" is for the upper only.
Yes, I have unlined Brown Smooth Bounty Hunters and there is no lining in the vamp and upper. It is much thicker and heavier.
Theyll do unlined Vamps in
Brown Smooth
Black Smooth
Distressed Smooth
Red Dog

These being the “Oil Tan” leathers.

Someone will hoepfully correct me if I am mistaken.
 

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Yes, I have unlined Brown Smooth Bounty Hunters and there is no lining in the vamp and upper. It is much thicker and heavier Then Black Dress and Brown Smooth does scuff, but easy to brush it smooth.
On page 840 of this thread you mentioned that you felt your unlined Brown Smooth was much cooler than your lined horsehide, despite the weight difference. You said it was because your Brown smooth breathed easier.

Can I ask how you feel about the totally unlined Brown Smooth vs the "unlined/lined" Brown Dress? Can you compare how they are in the hot weather?

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Linafelt is right. My unlined brown smooth (oil tan) bounty hunters breathe much better than my Horse Hide semi dress which are lined but much lighter overall. The unlined brown smooth ive worn working outside for two summers now
 
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Anyone have pics of their Main Streets with some wear on them?
 

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Anyone have pics of their Main Streets with some wear on them?
My favorite pair so far. Working on a Main St version for a White's construction. Will be a cross between a Semi Dress and a Main st with the new 5050 last. Still working on sizing issues but should be good by the first of the year.
 

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On page 840 of this thread you mentioned that you felt your unlined Brown Smooth was much cooler than your lined horsehide, despite the weight difference. You said it was because your Brown smooth breathed easier.

Can I ask how you feel about the totally unlined Brown Smooth vs the "unlined/lined" Brown Dress? Can you compare how they are in the hot weather?

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Certainly, the Black Dress Which I assume has the same properties as Brown Dress is noticeably less comfortable for me in the summer. But, I would not say the difference is night and day. I think the liner creates a minor insulating effect. It doesn't seem to bother everyone.

I would say walking around in the summer here the HorseHide is about the same as the Black Dress. One of the reasons I switched to Whites was that I was having trouble getting boots without the goretex liner.

Im pretty hard on my boots but I do clean them after use. I hope this helps and isnt adding to confusion. I know how difficult the decisions can be as youll have these boots for decades!


Heres one for Hoppy!
 

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My favorite pair so far. Working on a Main St version for a White's construction. Will be a cross between a Semi Dress and a Main st with the new 5050 last. Still working on sizing issues but should be good by the first of the year.
Any plans to do the Main St in a cap toe? Also wild idea: MP on the 4811 last
 

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Got my new 38 Swing SD's in Brown Dress! Pretty happy so far but again, White's didn't add brown edge dressing. Kinda annoyed by that but oh well. I'll do it myself later tonight. The boots profile is a lot nicer without the cap toe. I think I might skip the cap toe on all my next pairs. I'll try to take some pics later.
 

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I'm still waiting on the wingtip version of the main street. In waxed flesh or roughout. Or brown dress....
 

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My main street should be here in a few weeks, they will likely be worn 5 days a week for work, so if you keep me reminded I'll post them as they age
 

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I'm still waiting on the wingtip version of the main street. In waxed flesh or roughout. Or brown dress....
I'd really be open to a wing-tip SD, MP or MS.

Got my new 38 Swing SD's in Brown Dress! Pretty happy so far but again, White's didn't add brown edge dressing. Kinda annoyed by that but oh well. I'll do it myself later tonight. The boots profile is a lot nicer without the cap toe. I think I might skip the cap toe on all my next pairs. I'll try to take some pics later.
Need pics brah.
 

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Any plans to do the Main St in a cap toe? Also wild idea: MP on the 4811 last
Yes we are. On this style we are cutting the underlying vamp out so it's not a true double vamp like our White's. This isn't really to save money but to keep the toe shape narrow on the MP last. The french calf is light enough that it will be a true double vamp. You can order it in any cxcel, french calf or suede color we carry. Just don't stock them yet. Will be getting pics up on the website shortly.
 

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Yes we are. On this style we are cutting the underlying vamp out so it's not a true double vamp like our White's. This isn't really to save money but to keep the toe shape narrow on the MP last. The french calf is light enough that it will be a true double vamp. You can order it in any cxcel, french calf or suede color we carry. Just don't stock them yet. Will be getting pics up on the website shortly.
I'm late to the party here but I take it you work at White's? I was going to order the British Tan Main Street but I'll definitely wait for the cap toe version if it'll be available shortly. What about a perf cap toe in the Otto Derby?
 

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I'm late to the party here but I take it you work at White's? I was going to order the British Tan Main Street but I'll definitely wait for the cap toe version if it'll be available shortly. What about a perf cap toe in the Otto Derby?
You can order both of those now.
 

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