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Viberg Boots

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

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  1. rydenfan

    rydenfan Senior member

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    Cant wait for the summary, thanks!!

    In case you missed my first request how about a boondocker on the 2030 in that smoke grey kudu??
     
  2. Teger

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    Also bear in mind this is a tradeshow where the majority of the attendees are buyers. And a lot of the boots getting flak were really awesome in person.
     
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    I'd wait for plain Boondocker R/O Natural CXL on 2030 last and Dainite sole.
     
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    The interesting quality of Cxl is not on the roughout, so I'm not sure about using that expensive leather, but the other specs seem doable.
     
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    misterjuiceman Senior member

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    I'd be interested in the same boot with a leather like this:

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  6. rydenfan

    rydenfan Senior member

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    grey smoke kudu!!!!
     
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    Or maybe something similar with this one.
    http://www.freemanbrand.com/journal/boondocker-by-viberg.html

    But have them on 2030 last and Dainite sole. I'd be in for sure :D
     
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    ben2t, read what Guy wrote above.
    "The samples we exhibit at a trade show have basically zero do with what you can expect to see on viberg.com or what will end up in most shops."
    Translation:
    You will likely not see this boot for sale.
     
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    Regardless, the show is an opportunity for Viberg to test the waters.
    It seems the waters are rather cool for some models.
     
  12. rydenfan

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    Guy,

    which color is this? I think it is great looking

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    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    I think that that model could look really good in russet, with a lower toebox.
     
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    Maybe you could post more pictures of the same boot so we know which ones do not have your approval?
     
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  17. rydenfan

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    you are just being annoying at this point
     
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    Surprised at the turn this has taken.

    Some thoughts (since I've seen and handled these boots in person).

    As I pointed out in my article, and as Guy has mentioned, Viberg doesn't produce a seasonal collection. Their boots are made-to-order at the time of order by their stockists, and as such they aren't like a clothing brand (or even other shoe brands) which carries stock models they're hoping to sell to retailers. The model is different, and as such the tradeshow (and the things they bring to their booth) function differently.

    That being said, I'm really shocked at how some of you are overreacting. Don't get me wrong, Service Boots are great (I'm wearing a pair right now), but there comes are a point when you have to do - and look for - something else. And part of what makes clothing appealing, at least for me, is when the design shows intention - that it's not intentionally sleek, not intentionally proportional, not intentionally classic. The Service Boots are popular because they're a very simple, yet appealing shoe, but that only goes so far. You reach a point where you want... something different. It reminds me of my history with shirting. For years all I did was looking for the perfect slim shirt, and now I have a closet full of brands that are slim, flattering, can be tucked in or worn untucked... and on some level they're boring. Today I'm wearing an oversized 19th-century styled button down from Engineered Garments, and I know if I posted a picture of it in the WAYWT thread someone would tell me it was too big and I should size down, but with shirts (just as with boots), not everything revolves around a single aesthetic ideal. Service Boots are a great slim shirt, but there's more to footwear and Viberg than just their most popular model.

    I'm not trying to imply that the new chukka is too next level for most people (maybe it is though...) but simply pointing out that freaking out that Viberg is producing more than yet-another-iteration of the Service Boot is really bizarre and inappropriate. Brands prosper in the long term by producing their most popular goods in conjunction with new styles along similar lines that demonstrate an aesthetic development and growth. Viberg has their popular models down pat, and is in the process of exploring new directions. Even if neither the Bernard or the Pershing ever make it to production, I applaud the fact that they were designed in the first place, and I take it as a great sign for the future of the brand.
     
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    If the white stitching were black those chukkas would be way cool for wearing with wacky baggy stuff.
     
  20. Michael Haines

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    More people hate on the black boot the more I want it LOL
     

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