Truman Boots

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  1. jvillal

    jvillal Well-Known Member

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    Thanks! Appreciate the advise and will definitely reach out to Vince.

    I'm interested in something to replace my suede Clark DBs that I seem to need to replace every nine months so I'm looking at the Coyote Roughout since it looks like something I won't have to baby so much. But I will surely ask if there's any other interesting leathers coming up. Either way, I'm feeling like Commando is probably the way to go since I want something that can take some wear and will be versatile.
     
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  2. DuckOB

    DuckOB Senior member

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    Linafelt. I would think the hides would vary but here us how mine turned out. The longer t nap was used on the heels 2nd picSorry for the iPhone pics [​IMG]

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    As far as I know coyote is not cxl roughout. Vince didhave some sample cxl roughout and made a few pairs but coyote is different. Hope this helps
     
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  3. Matthew Cruz

    Matthew Cruz Senior member

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    Coyote roughout is not a Horween cxl leather. It comes from Thoroughbred leather, which you can find on instagram under "
    MARKCOXON01". Coyote roughout is very similar to cxl roughout but it has some extra water repellency built in. It's originally designed to be a military spec leather for combat boots. It's very smooth, when you first get it, but the high abrasion areas, like the heel, will get nappy after it wears in.

    Here's a photo of the heel on mine. Keep in mind, this can be avoided if you're not rough on your boots. I actually wear my boots when I'm doing yard work and stuff, so they get messed up, but I actually like the look of these boots more worn in.

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    If you really needed to smooth it out, the shoe lady I go to(allen edmonds store 43rd, nyc), to get my dress shoes shined, says she can get worn in suedes back to smooth with a razor blade. It's a one shot deal, that she saves for stains or marks, that absolutely won't come out any other way.
     
  4. linafelt

    linafelt Senior member

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    Thanks guys, very helpful. Matthew, wondering about the perforated captoes you have, the only ones I've seen on Truman. Did you ask for them, or were they just something Truman was trying out..?
     
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    shoreman1782 Senior member

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    Anyone have a photo of an unstructured toe post break-in?
     
  6. Matthew Cruz

    Matthew Cruz Senior member

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    @linafelt I asked for the perforated cap toe. He's actually done it before on a pair of Dublin leather boots I saw on Instagram. He charges more for it though, because he actually has to cut the pattern by hand.
     
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    linafelt Senior member

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    Cool. I am not a fan of overly fancy brogueing on work boots, but the simplicity of that single line of holes is appealing.
     
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    andy b. Senior member

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    If the roughout is too nappy, just put a little Obenauf's on it to tame it down. The more you put on, the less nappy it will become. If you really layer it on, the boots will become almost smooth, maybe close to a pebble texture.
     
  9. CityofChamps

    CityofChamps Well-Known Member

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    Two applications of Huberd's shoe grease on the cap and heel counter of my natural roughout Truman's.

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  10. gfloridafan93

    gfloridafan93 Senior member

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    I generally hate rough out boots but these look awesome man.
     
  11. FrankCowperwood

    FrankCowperwood Senior member

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    @CityofChamps those do look awesome. So it's all one material and then shoe grease is creating the contrast? I like that idea!

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    rydenfan Senior member

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    That's a good looking last.
     
  13. FrankCowperwood

    FrankCowperwood Senior member

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    It honestly is. I feel as if I heard somewhere that Vince bought the lasts from another shoe maker, but at the very least he has a good eye for what makes a good looking lifestyle work boot.

    Did everyone see these whiskey bisons on Instagram?

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    Anyone due a pair?
     
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    I am. :) Should be shipping out early next week. They emailed me Friday to verify my shipping info. I am beyond stoked.

    I think these will be phenomenal with lighter denim.
     
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    sklark23 Senior member

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    Yup! Mine come Tuesday. Super excited, I worked with Vince for a while trying to figure out which Bison we could get for the GMTO. Really excited about the color
     

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