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Wow nice! What boots are these? MTO?
Thanks, yeah MTO:
ModelService boot
Size11
LeatherBlack Shinki horsebutt
Last2040
ProductionStitchdown
LiningUnlined
Eyelets8 AA gun black
TonguePartially gusseted, Black shinki latigo horsehide (I intended teacore for the tongue, didn't catch the mistake on invoice)
SoleBlack Dainite Studded (wanted leather, wasn't possible for some reason)
HeelBlack Dainite studded
FinishInked black
ThreadTonal
Sole threadBlack
StructureUnstructured
Heel counterSingle piece (no pull tab)
OtherBlack binding
 

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Thanks, yeah MTO:
ModelService boot
Size11
LeatherBlack Shinki horsebutt
Last2040
ProductionStitchdown
LiningUnlined
Eyelets8 AA gun black
TonguePartially gusseted, Black shinki latigo horsehide (I intended teacore for the tongue, didn't catch the mistake on invoice)
SoleBlack Dainite Studded (wanted leather, wasn't possible for some reason)
HeelBlack Dainite studded
FinishInked black
ThreadTonal
Sole threadBlack
StructureUnstructured
Heel counterSingle piece (no pull tab)
OtherBlack binding
Has anyone ever gotten 100% what they asked for? I was telling @Turns31 im very happy with my MTO but it isn’t exactly what I imagined.
 

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The boots that I mistakenly thought might be shell arrived.

I have to say I like them more than I expected. Still not 100% sure what the leather is, most likely french calf, possibly horsebutt?

They almost roll more than crease on the vamp which I like.

sadly I think I might have to move them on, they’re a touch snug on the right foot. I often have trouble with my right foot being a bit wider than left. My only other Vibergs 2030 CXL are half a size larger (half down from my US brannock) and fit better.

Here’s how they look with a well worn pair of white oak 501’s.

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The boots that I mistakenly thought might be shell arrived.

I have to say I like them more than I expected. Still not 100% sure what the leather is, most likely french calf, possibly horsebutt?

They almost roll more than crease on the vamp which I like.

sadly I think I might have to move them on, they’re a touch snug on the right foot. I often have trouble with my right foot being a bit wider than left. My only other Vibergs 2030 CXL are half a size larger (half down from my US brannock) and fit better.

Here’s how they look with a well worn pair of white oak 501’s.

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there was a box calf and a horsebutt run back in the day, one or both were for mr porter. This looks more like horsebooty than calf to me. Nice pair!
 

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there was a box calf and a horsebutt run back in the day, one or both were for mr porter. This looks more like horsebooty than calf to me. Nice pair!
Thanks for the info. They are really nice and I love the leather.

What makes you think horsebutt out of interest? I have no experience with horsebutt
 

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would have loved to see these in a double leather sole.

Don’t think they’re doing any leather soles on their stitchdown shoes now with the high spi.
 

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I stand corrected. Those are some nice boots you’ve got. Post pics if you have any.
Dunno why they wouldn't do leather sole and stitchdown for me. I definitely thought of the hatchgrain pair, but didn't push the issue. My guess is that they ran into production difficulties making that run, or that it required adjustments of the equipment that they weren't willing to do for one pair.

It's not just the SPI that's different, either. They're also doing open channel vs. closed vertical channel. I dunno why either of those would cause problems, though.

And unrelated - black Shinki latigo would be awesome on a pair of derbys.
 

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