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Viberg Boots

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by ysb, Feb 9, 2011.

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  1. misterjuiceman

    misterjuiceman Senior member

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    I think the tongue is black oil-tanned leather, unless they're using a different leather from the one on the black CXL boots.
     


  2. linafelt

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    How come? Just for durability...? Or another reason...?
     


  3. Understatesman

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    They are different. I've owned both now. It's almost feels like a super thin chamois cloth. But I know it's not.
     
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    Just for durability. I have been advised by more than one boot makers that boots made from HH without lining will not last well. Shell appears to be OK tho I still prefer it lined.
     


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  6. linafelt

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    Well, I hope this isn't true! I have never owned a pair of HHs until recently, but have always heard that it's a hardwearing leather. Certainly it seems thick and durable, with none of the stretchiness of CXL. But only time will tell I guess... For now, I love it.
     


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  8. Understatesman

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    ^ There's something "off" about those chukkas. Maybe it's me, but I'm seeing wooden clogs. How's the fit?

    [​IMG]
     


  9. linafelt

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    Are these service boots? If yes, whicj last? They look like Bobcats to me. I'm asking because I like their look and would like to order some similar. Thanks.
     


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    These what?

    Ben2T's are chukka's so no.
     


  12. ben2t

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    yeah Chukka in Aged Bark leather.
     


  13. Understatesman

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    How would you compare horsehide to chromexcel? More pliable/flexible? Not as thick? Heavier/lighter? Tougher? More/less glossy?
     
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  14. linafelt

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    Definitely less glossy than CXL (but more than Oil Tan), and definitely less stretchy and less susceptible to nicks and marks. It seems about as thick to me, and probably slightly heavier. Less pliable than CXL, but neither is it stiff.

    Honestly, I love the HH; it's by far my favorite boot leather. I have never owned pair over a course of years however, so we'll see how tough it is in the long run. I have always heard that it wears like iron, but we'll see.
     


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    After a lot of wear, gave my boondockers some dubbin treatment. Only the vamp and counter for now.[​IMG]
     


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