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Oak Street Bootmakers

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by JRyder, Aug 31, 2010.

  1. katabatic

    katabatic Senior member

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    Yeah, I figured the laces were a personal choice. I'm an inveterate lace color changer myself :) I had no idea OSB would do custom orders like that.
     
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    Great pair of boots! The laces really add to that design
     
  3. eljlakers

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    First run out for my custom ranger mocs in waxed flesh.

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  4. wonsmithr8

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    Must be the lighting but always forget how dark it starts out
     
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    The lighting was not great but also pretty representative. They are dark indeed - looking forward to really roughing these guys up. If they look like your brothers boots eventually I will be very happy!
     
  6. katabatic

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    The UPS guy brought my color #8 dainite trench boots today. I was slightly apprehensive ordering them online without trying them on first, but I needn't have worried - they fit me beautifully. They also feel like a very nice upgrade from the Wolverine 1Ks that they're replacing. I'd be even happier if they had a cap toe, but as far as I can tell Oak St. hasn't made a color 8 cap toe yet.

    @OakStreetBootmakers How about a navy blue Chromexcel cap toe with dainite or commando sole next? I would be all over that in a hot second.

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  7. Dirty Denim

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    Man are those absolutely beautiful. Something about the burgundy leather that makes it look so much richer
     
  8. katabatic

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    Burgundy is my absolute favorite color in footwear. It's so versatile - it works with blue, black, grey, green, brown, tan - anything. Well, maybe not so much with purple pants.
     
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    Those are going to age beautifully.
     
  10. wonsmithr8

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    Haha I almost thought about doing a custom navy cxl cap toe trench boot on Dainite but decided to pass. Not sure it would sell as well as the others. I do wish each trench boot that they're selling comes in toe cap and no toe cap versions
     
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    congrats! Looks great !
     
  12. dgoldberg

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    Got a pair of natural trench boots, so excited!

    Has anyone use Montana Pitch Blend or obenauf's leather oil or as everyone using the venetian shoe cream
     
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    Unless you don't mind them darkening up a LOT, I would stick with the VSC. For now anyway. Eventually the natural CXL Will darken up anyway, and then if you want I have your treatment you can use those heavier boot greases.
     
  14. dgoldberg

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    Got it, thanks.

    What about water proofing with sno seal? necessary or not?
     
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    I'd say only necessary if you really plan on walking through a lot of snow or water on repeated occasions. Otherwise, I would say let the natural CXL age on its own with any treatment for as long as possible. It's fun to see it take on its character without hurrying it along or changing the color drastically by oiling it up.

    BTW, there are pics around the interweb of Hollowsleather's natural CXL White's Bounty Hunters that will give you an idea of how they will age. He is a leather worker who is often a voice against over treatment. As he says "guys over treat their boots, like 10x too much!".
     
  16. dgoldberg

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    Did you go for the same size as your wolverine 1K's? I went .5 size bigger, and the OSB fit almost perfectly right out of the box
     
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    I went with the same size (12 for both) and I'm using a slightly thinner insole than I used in the Wolverines (I put Sole heat moldable insoles in all my shoes for arch support). I think if I went up to a 12.5 they would have been too long for my taste.
     
  18. dgoldberg

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    Interesting. I wonder if I made a mistake and should have went for the same size. Will the stretch significantly over time if they don't start super snug?
     
  19. katabatic

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    Hey, everyone's feet are different :) if they feel good, they are good. I've only had these one day - time will tell.
     
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    Also, looks like Oak Street doesn't make a 12.5, so sizing up isn't an option for me (unless they have a 12.5 last for custom orders). The fit's definitely snugger than Wolverine, but it's hard to know what's perfect until the boots are broken in.
     

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