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Has anyone gotten one of Viberg’s wonky/wacky/misaligned cap toes, kept the pair and regret it? Or didn’t even notice it after a while?
 

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Has anyone gotten one of Viberg’s wonky/wacky/misaligned cap toes, kept the pair and regret it? Or didn’t even notice it after a while?
I haven't regretted keeping my unstructured PCT Boondockers at all, but I was pretty sure I wouldn't when I made the decision. If you're not, it's a pretty expensive mistake. Resale is hard right now, and the defect won't make it easier.
 

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I haven't regretted keeping my unstructured PCT Boondockers at all, but I was pretty sure I wouldn't when I made the decision. If you're not, it's a pretty expensive mistake. Resale is hard right now, and the defect won't make it easier.
PCT boondocker pics?
 

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Has anyone gotten one of Viberg’s wonky/wacky/misaligned cap toes, kept the pair and regret it? Or didn’t even notice it after a while?
I’d say most of mine vary from “just a tad” to “medium misaligned”. I keep them and forget as I am the only that notices in my immediate social group.

It is more noticeable when brand new and less so with wear due to vamp wrinkles etc.
 

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Has anyone gotten one of Viberg’s wonky/wacky/misaligned cap toes, kept the pair and regret it? Or didn’t even notice it after a while?
Having seen a few very asymmetrical cap examples, I guess I've been rather lucky. Of the eight Viberg cap toe makeups I have here (seven if you exclude the faux cap toe on the Withered Fig Prairie Country Boots), the worst I have isn't that bad. My two kudu makeups -- beaver fur and peanut -- have the least symmetrical caps of the bunch, and about equally so (between the two styles). Here are the caps on the peanut kudu ones:

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They actually look a little more symmetrical in the photos than they do in person, but the asymmetry isn't very noticeable to me either way.

On a slightly different (but related) topic, I prefer slightly larger caps than these. I still love this pair, though.

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Having seen a few very asymmetrical cap examples, I guess I've been rather lucky. Of the eight Viberg cap toe makeups I have here (seven if you exclude the faux cap toe on the Withered Fig Prairie Country Boots), the worst I have isn't that bad. My two kudu makeups -- beaver fur and peanut -- have the least symmetrical caps of the bunch, and about equally so (between the two styles). Here are the caps on the peanut kudu ones:

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They actually look a little more symmetrical in the photos than they do in person, but the asymmetry isn't very noticeable to me either way.

On a slightly different (but related) topic, I prefer slightly larger caps than these. I still love this pair, though.

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Can we see some pics of the beaver?
 

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Can we see some pics of the beaver?
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He / Him / His
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I don't have a specific symmetry shot of the beaver fur kudu toe caps (like the one above of the peanut kudu makeup), but if you wanted to see these boots, here's a photo I posted on Instagram (and maybe here, too) several months ago. As I said above of the peanut kudu boots, I'd prefer slightly larger toe caps than these, but still love this pair.

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Here's the text from that Instagram post:

Viberg's beaver fur kudu service boot was one of the most interesting Viberg makeups to drop last year. Just about everything we call "character" on a boot showed up in this pair -- rolls, wrinkles, grain, scars, depth of color...
I've got a lot of boots but no other pair connects me more closely with the animal whose hide it was crafted from than this makeup. And each boot in this pair has its own character, individually looking quite different from the other -- yet together looking very much the pair.
If Denys Finch Hatton ever gifted someone a pair of boots, I feel like they might very well have looked something like these.
(The beaver fur kudu leather is a shrunken grain tannage antelope hide from the C.F. Stead tannery.)
 

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