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wow nice colors in those 👍

They look similar to where my mocha ones are at.
Yes..these darkened a bit due to my putting on too much of the neutral conditioner.
Here inside, both in direct sun+ less so.
These will start looking good after another hiking season :)
 

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you’re correct. It is taller. They have 8 large eyelets spaced the same as 7. I wonder if they’re the same height as the Shelby.

they do look great 👍
I hope stockists start offering the ammo boot. Would love to see Miloh Shop’s or Standard & Strange’s take on it.
 

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There was some conversation here recently about the way some of the Horween horsebutt boots have a more pigmented look (e.g. color 4, pigment brown, brown), as opposed to an aniline finish. I got some "tan" Horween horsebutt from Maverick, and it definitely has more of an aniline depth of color. Nice pull-up, too. Here are some shots of it next to pigment brown.

 

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Someone is selling their MTO ammunition boots in Italian Horsebutt. Really liking that ammunition boot pattern. Is it me or are is the shaft taller than service boot?

Just saw these... tempting me away from the shadow shell Lofgrens :oops:
 

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These are more unique (only one pair exists!) and are much cheaper.
I really like the concept of white wax revealing natural shell for some reason. White boots seem totally against everything I'd imagine I'd enjoy wearing, but for some reason I can't shake how much I dig the concept and look of em... Oh well, I guess I have until the end of the month to decide
 

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They very well could be just that if I end up purchasing a pair and hating the look of them once they reach my doorstep Neil from S&S has said on Reddit that he could probably buff off most of the wax from the boots in 15-20 minutes. I've also sort of set myself to task about only making one major footwear and outerwear purchase for the year, which might be apart of my possible FOMO.

At the price, I'd only be paying a hair more than what Viberg is charging for their recent shell offerings in a boot that meets a lot of the check marks for what I wanted in my next pair - some sort of shell cordovan/horsebutt, captoe, non-dainite sole, non-brass eyelets. And no worries, I look fondly upon yours, as well as the postings of most of the regulars here on this thread, and don't feel any negative intentions from your question.
 

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I really like the concept of white wax revealing natural shell for some reason. White boots seem totally against everything I'd imagine I'd enjoy wearing, but for some reason I can't shake how much I dig the concept and look of em... Oh well, I guess I have until the end of the month to decide
I did a complete 180 on them in just a few days. I wasn’t so sure and then found myself to be fully on board. I don’t love the pattern, so I’d have some real trouble passing on a similar make up in something like a service boot.
 

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I did a complete 180 on them in just a few days. I wasn’t so sure and then found myself to be fully on board. I don’t love the pattern, so I’d have some real trouble passing on a similar make up in something like a service boot.
I've been pretty enamored by Lofgren since I saw the first post of the M43 'Black Cats' service boot on r/GYW. I'm also not super in love with the combat boot pattern, but I recently saw an older post on their Instagram of some beat up combat boots and began to feel a little more into it.

It would also be interesting to get a taste of what 'superior' footwear in comparison to what I currently own is (Red Wings, Yuketen, Tricker's, Viberg).
 

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I really like the concept of white wax revealing natural shell for some reason. White boots seem totally against everything I'd imagine I'd enjoy wearing, but for some reason I can't shake how much I dig the concept and look of em... Oh well, I guess I have until the end of the month to decide
True, I like them with some wear on them.
I've been pretty enamored by Lofgren since I saw the first post of the M43 'Black Cats' service boot on r/GYW. I'm also not super in love with the combat boot pattern, but I recently saw an older post on their Instagram of some beat up combat boots and began to feel a little more into it.

It would also be interesting to get a taste of what 'superior' footwear in comparison to what I currently own is (Red Wings, Yuketen, Tricker's, Viberg).
I bought the M43 in brown horsehide and they’re ok but they’re not worth the premium over Vibergs and they’re not necessarily better. My pair has issues and waiting to see what Standard & Strange/John Lofgren’s response.
 

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True, I like them with some wear on them.


I bought the M43 in brown horsehide and they’re ok but they’re not worth the premium over Vibergs and they’re not necessarily better. My pair has issues and waiting to see what Standard & Strange/John Lofgren’s response.
I don’t own any Lofgren’s but they seem a bit overpriced from my prospective. Check out these very familiar looking boots from Skomaker Dagestad which are made in Northern Japan.


It has made me question Lofgren’s pricing a bit more since seeing these boots.
 

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I don’t own any Lofgren’s but they seem a bit overpriced from my prospective. Check out these very familiar looking boots from Skomaker Dagestad which are made in Northern Japan.


It has made me question Lofgren’s pricing a bit more since seeing these boots.
I've never heard of this brand before - thanks for the link
 
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