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Styleforummarket - Viberg x Styleforum MTO orders - the inaugural edition

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by LA Guy, Aug 12, 2013.

Which of these boots would you be interested in purchasing in Styleforummarket's Viberg MTO program

Poll closed Aug 25, 2013.
  1. A) Standard Issue Black leather Service Boot

    22 vote(s)
    28.2%
  2. B) Iced Mocha CXL Service boot[

    28 vote(s)
    35.9%
  3. C) Black Calf "Excavated" Service Boot

    20 vote(s)
    25.6%
  4. D) Tan Roughout Service Boot

    19 vote(s)
    24.4%
  5. E) Two toned Whiskey Scotch Grain and Brown CXL Service boot

    12 vote(s)
    15.4%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Dino19

    Dino19 Senior member

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    I presume after the Boots are done, it'll be the Oxford or Chukka?
     
  2. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    I will. I didn't get an answer for the different foot sizes, but I'm not optimistic. I'll ask again though.
     
  3. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    Well, I'm focusing on this order right now, but I think that the next order will probably be more of a mix. The Service Boot is the signature boot for Viberg, so it makes sense that people are most interested in that, but I think that next, we'll probably do a Service or Scout boot, a chukka, and an oxford.
     
  4. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    Well, I'm focusing on this order right now, but I think that the next order will probably be more of a mix. The Service Boot is the signature boot for Viberg, so it makes sense that people are most interested in that, but I think that next, we'll probably do a Service or Scout boot, a chukka, and an oxford.
     
  5. Akeem

    Akeem Senior member

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    Fok, two questions for you. Are viberg boots typically lined with anything or are they just one layer of leather? Also, sizing is standard uk for the 2030?
     
  6. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    Viberg boots are not typically lined. That is an option, but I advise against it except for the most delicate of leathers (for example, if they get in lightweight guidi leathers, that might be a consideration. The leather used is typically quite substantial already.

    Sizing is UK for all Viberg models. I wear a size 9.5 in the Trickers 4497, and I would say that they have similar length, but that the 2030 is a more shallow and slimmer last. Unfortunately, I have limited experience with Aldens, so I can't compare them with Alden lasts.

    Cheers,

    Fok.
     
  7. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    We are now officially open for pre-orders:

    http://www.styleforummarket.com/viberg/

    We will take orders for ten days. After that, orders will be closed for this round. It's unlikely that we will make the same boots again, as each round or orders will be different. All orders include free shipping within the CONUS, and $25 shipping anywhere outside of the USA.

    Cheers,

    Fok.
     
  8. dieworkwear

    dieworkwear Senior member

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    Wondering if there might be any interest in getting a StyleForum take on the Cabourn x Viberg Apsley boot that was just released last season? (Not sure how possible this would even be, given potential agreements with the designer, but figured we should gauge interest first)

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    More pics here
     
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  9. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    Incidentally, there will be incentives for the first 4 orders for each boot (i.e. the trailblazers who are instrumental in getting these boots made). And the more people who preorder, the more incentives there will be for anyone involved in the program.

    Edit: I am off to the gym, and will be back in a couple of hours. So I will answer any questions after that. The best way is to ask them in this thread. If you have a question, the likelihood is that someone else will have the same question. Also, I am constantly on the forum when I'm in.
     
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    Hey Fok, I just wanted to doublecheck: will the "excavated" service boot be available in the pre-order? My first visit to the market site displayed only three boot options, but I understand if the pre-order arrangements are still being set up.
     
  11. LA Guy

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    Yes, the"Excavated" boots will be available once Guy gives me a definite timeframe, finalized price, and greenlights it. Probably towards the end of the week or early next week.

    Cheers,

    Fok.
     
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  12. rydenfan

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    Care to elaborate? I will be ordering the Ice Mocha boot this week but if there is a reason to order today I will. Would I have the ability to change my size if I order today and want to change it next week? My plan is a send a foot tracing to Viberg to confirm best sizing for the 2030.
     
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    The extra goodie is a hand drawn picture of a dinosaur by Fok himself.
     
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    Are we doing E widths for the 2030 so they are a bit more user friendly
     
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    I believe the 2030 only comes in E width
     
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    can anyone comment on sizing on the 2030 vs the 110 ?
     
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    I understand that the service boots are going to will be 7 holes going forward as previously discussed. Is the 7 hole boot taller than the 6 hole boot? If so can find out how much taller?
     
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    I wish I could buy in.......I'd need at least the 2040 last if not the 110. Damn you freakishly wide feet...............:foo:
     
  19. Arizor

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    Thanks Fok. If it's of any use Ryan from 4Horsemen confirmed he can do it when ordering me a pair of the 4HM collab, so hopefully it's possible.

    As soon as you can confirm I'll order, but I might switch to the icy cxl as my black boots need could be filled by 4HM.
     
  20. LA Guy

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    There would be a small additional discount. If you are unsure about sizing, though, I would absolutely advise that you send in a tracing. I want you to be happy with the boots. fwiw, cxl is softer than say, the Nubuck boots, and will be more accomodating and pliable. People rarely take this into consideration in discussions of sizing, comfort, etc..., but it's clearly a consideration. To take an example from something else with which I am familiar, a lightweight, 10 oz pair of jeans is going to be more comfortable, off the bat, than the 24 oz multiforum collaborations jeans that I have (which are a beast I still have not bested).


    I'm pretty good at Brontosaurus and also skegosaurus - so, you have a choice.



    They are all in the E width, as remarked. The CXL will be forgiving. The french calf will be very forgiving (beautiful leather).


    The 110 is stubbier and rounder/fuller at the toe.

    the boots are exactly the same height. The only difference is the spacing between the lace holes. Viberg found that with 6 eyelets, after some where, boots would develop some "gaping" between the eyelets, so they tightened this up by adding an additional pair of eyelets. The height of the boots was not altered. For the excavated boots, we will actually use 8 eyelets.

    We will play with some other lasts in the next order. I was asked specifically to do the more streamlined 2030 by the overwhelming majority of people, but I like the idea of a chukka on the 110 last, for example, like Brett Viberg made for Nigel Cabourn.
     

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