Viberg Boots

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

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  1. zola

    zola Senior member

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    I do own both IR ranger and wolverine Addison and will soon get my first viberg shoe with a 2030 last (but the Oxford). I tried the cordovan 2030 service boot in the store and its definitefely a more dressier shoe that goes very well with chinos and a more upscale outfit. There are plenty of pictures on google!
    The wolverine is in between and a shoe that I also love but always wear with jeans (the colour is tan).
    The IR is for going to a concert, bad weather, and is more sturdy. The "balloony" look will fade over time as the front becomes more flat.
    Hope that helps..
     
  2. sleepy94

    sleepy94 Well-Known Member

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    the unstructured toe on some of the 2030's that you have shown are what contribute to the sleeker look, where as the ones with toe reinforment have a little higher profile, that being said I own redwings, and whites and the service boot with the structure toe that i own are much dressier than either of those. Look much closer to a casual/dress boot than to a typical work boot. though they look great with denim too.
     
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    Cool - thanks lads, that's exactly the advice I was after.
     
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    PSA - One size left of Nigel Cabourn x Viberg at Barney's warehouse. Also have the loden green chukka in a couple of odd sizes.
     
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    I've tried a few options...nothing's working. I have to admit I am really disappointed. I gave pretty specific details and foot drawings and these shoes just came out beautiful but big...it's quite a bummer for $700, but I guess that was the risk I was taking...They do look good though. They are making their way to the forums now. Super sad...[​IMG]

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    They are in the forums...
     
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    linafelt Senior member

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    I am curious whether anyone here got a pair of the ready-to-wear black horsehide service boots (2045 last) that were sold off the new website. If so, I'd love to see pics of them in the wild. (Also, if anyone has a pair in 9.5 that they may be interested in selling, I might be interested in buying. They are sold out and not being replenished.)
     
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    Sorry....incorrect post
     
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  9. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    My MTO boots are now in the mail. Guy documented the entire manufacturing process, and we will be printing it in a three part series. Here are a few teaser shots:

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  10. Arizor

    Arizor Senior member

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    Gorgeous. Would you mind supplying the specs you asked for?
     
  11. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    Sure. This is what I specified:

    Service boot - 7 eyelets.
    Heather grey roughout with a heather grey (not roughout) heel counter.
    110 Last
    Deconstructed toe/no toebox.
    Brogued captoe
    Double leather midsole (in natural)
    Vibram 2060 beige outsole
    gunmetal eyelets
    Rawhide laces, and I believe that guy was going to send me some waxed "bone" laces as well.

    Based on past conversations with Guy and my slight mis-sizing in the 2030 last (well, it turned out, just not the ideal last for me - a little too long, but a little too shallow), a size 9.5UK.

    When we start the MTO program, I've been told that the minimum is merely... 4 pairs. That means that you only need to find 3 likeminded people to get a boot made.

    Based on what I've seen, I'm thinking of a "dressier" service boot, on the 2030 last, with a dainite sole, and 8+ eyelets, maybe in a burgundy color, or some shell cordovan, if there is enough interest, a chukka or an oxford in roughout in the 110 or 2040 last, and a boondocker. Are there are any more suggestions? I think that the prices would be around $650, maybe slighly less, for the non-cordovan models. Not sure how much the cordovan models would be, but they price would probably be considerably higher, as you might imagine.
     
  12. VLSI

    VLSI Senior member

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    Someone buy boots in a charcoal nubuck with me... like dayton service boots... without the dayton.

    For your inspiration...

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    cyc wid it Senior member

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    To be fair, the distressed W+H ones were way better than the normal Dayton ones.
     
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    I know but unobtanium :( You will have to manually distress them.
     
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