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  1. Jalt

    Jalt Member

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    Don't make me question myself. I can't handle this pressure. I am gonna drunk purchase all of them one night if you guys keep this up.

    I originally thought that about Bison boot. But then I realized I have a tan shoe with white sole, a tan chukka with white sole, so I could easily envision wearing the Bison. The old-style work Oxford is a beauty and should get made. But I'm not even sure what old-style work Oxford means? Did IT managers in early 90's wear these? If so maybe I reconsider, else I'm not sure that matters to me. I am sure I will live to regret passing when they come in (as some have said about the Bison) but still can't picture wearing them without thinking to myself "dude this is not you".

    The fact I just referred to myself as dude is another clear indication I would embarrass this beautiful shoe by having it be seen with me.
     


  2. Akeem

    Akeem Senior member

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    my bad, mixed up with the natural cxl below it
     


  3. CHRK33

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    We definitely need to use up the rest of the Bison before it permanently disappears.

    Fok, do you know how many boots-worth is left so we can get them committed? If it's less than 10, then we can probably get firm commits and get it done. I don't want to circumvent the process at all, but if there isn't much left, I don't want to prevent another great boot also getting made if it's super limited.
     


  4. Akeem

    Akeem Senior member

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    just not down with oil matte brown for #6.
     


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    Speaking of- I always assumed the eyelets would be regular brass (not antiqued). Is this correct?
     


  6. mb123

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    #23 calls dibs on the navy latigo
     


  7. rydenfan

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    Can we do a different sole for the bison? Or has to be mini ripple?
     


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    Well, definitely need to order a 2030 in size 9.5 to see if it fits or not before heading to this GMTO pre-order[​IMG]
     


  9. linafelt

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    It's the sort of shoe worn by my grandfather when he was drinking Old Style Beer.
     


  10. Akeem

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    i had this same thought, but i think everyone was on the ripple
     


  11. Raneleigh

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    The idea is to keep it as understated and workbootlike as possible. We hadn't actually discussed the eyelets, but it seems like antiqued might be more in keeping with the theme. Regular brass is pretty bright and more noticeable against the darker brown. So my thinking is we stay with understated.
     


  12. thisthingz

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    Works for me! I figured the regular brass would eventually tarnish, might as well give it a head start.
     


  13. Raneleigh

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    Actually, the regular brass has a coating on it, so it doesn't tarnish, it's stays quite bright and shiny, as I learned the hard way. Thus we go with antiqued.
     


  14. stickydonk

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    I'm cool with that
     


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    "I'm still in on #23. Eyelets don't really care. Is this just cosmetic or is there some function I don't understand?"

    It is purely an aesthetic thing for me. I personally think that Viberg boots look better with more eyelets... 7 eyelet boots have a tendency to "bunch up" around the eyelets when I wear them... YMMV.
     


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