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Viberg for Styleforummarket Order #2: Suggestions

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by LA Guy, Sep 9, 2013.

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  1. rydenfan

    rydenfan Senior member

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    Dainite can come in other colors, it just depends what Viberg stocks. I agree it would be jarring though. It would be cool if they offered a low profile commando style sole like Alden. That would fit the boot quite nicely.

    I would vote for 2040 plain toe on either a waterloc or double leather
     
  2. Find Finn

    Find Finn Senior member

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    How about something like a bobcat (proper winter boot).
     
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    FWIW I'd be in for this.
     
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    Let's get some traction on a ebony essex roughout chukka duuuuuuudes. Was quoted almost 8 bill shipped if I were to go the MTO route on those bad boys....way too much.
     
  5. VLSI

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    I already emailed Morgan hoping to work out something with that ebony essex... damn I hope it doesnt come out to 800 :(
     
  6. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    I think that this would be cool - I've just asked Guy to price this out for us, so... definitely in the running. Right now. some viables are a Loden Green service boot on a dainite sole, antique brass eyelets, a tan bison scout boot, on a waterloc sole (I think a single sole, not unlike the Boonbocker. That is already pretty tough and heavy), and... @Dbear 's eboxy essex roughout chukkas. Lot of support for the Loden green service boot.

    Cheers,

    Fok.
     
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  7. rydenfan

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    I have been lobbying for a grey rough out chukka, it was even my winning submission for the Rd.1 contest. But damn, that Bison boot it starting to sound damn near perfect now that it is waterloc as opposed to double leather
     
  8. VLSI

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    Would be in on bison but it's unfortunately very similar in color to my one pair of boots.
     
  9. iotan

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    I hear you LA Guy and definitely appreciate all you are doing here. However, since I did not purchase from the previous round, the fact that those ones were all on the 2030 last has no real bearing on me. Furthermore, I would assume that besides a few big ballers most of the people who buy this round will also not be repeat purchasers from the last round. (Of course, to be fair, some of the people may not have purchased last time because they do not like the 2030 last). Personally, I have a strong preference for the 2030 last but would also probably get something on the 2040. I doubt I would be interested in something on the other lasts. Nonetheless, the design should be determined based on what the most serious buyers are interested in, not anyone person's preference.

    I do agree with your point about the dainite sole. I think double leather is the way to go with bison.

    Thanks again!
     
  10. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    Thanks Iotan.

    I like the 2030 last - and really liked the boots that we had made for the first go around. Ultimately, however, there are a lot of different ideas going around, even for any single makeup, and I need to make a decision based both on members' preferences, and my own design editing abilities, to produce a few fits for the community to vote on and choose from. I've been hearing a lot of calls for lasts other than the 2030 last.

    In this go around, I'll probably put 4 boots up for consideration, and will probably whittle that down to 2, or maybe 3 if I get enough hard commitments. Of the 4 boots, probably there will be one on the 2030 last, while the others will reflect the diversity of opinions that I've been hearing from the community, and the diversity of Viberg's lineups.

    I think the thing to keep in mind is - if you see a makeup that you like, you should jump on it, because the likelihood of seeing it again, or honestly, something very close to it, is low to nil. (that said, we do have a pair of cinnamon roughouts in 10, and a pair of the black standard boots, in 9.5. If anyone is interested, the cinnamon boots are in the store: http://www.styleforummarket.com/viberg-cinnamon-roughout-service-boots-exclusively-for-styleforum/ and I can get them out tomorrow. If you want the black boots, email me at styleforummarket@gmail.com.

    Cheers,

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  11. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    That's not unfortunate. That's fortuitous. It means that you have the wardrobe to wear them, and they will become something you reach for. A lot of us tend towards a certain style, and purchases are evolutionary.
     
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    I think it would be a good idea to do some sort of explanation of what the difference is between the different lasts.
     
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    I'd love this, or at least one experienced person's culling of some internet pics of them that are representative (I know the details like toe cap, sole etc can affect the look a little)
     
  14. LA Guy

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    Guy was supposed to do this, but the man is busy. I posted a description of the differences between the most popular lasts (110, 2030, 2040) in a post in the Viberg thread, though, that was taken from the Viberg blog).

    Cheers,

    Fok.
     
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    Loden Green Service boot would be very nice to have in this MTO..
     
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    Fok,

    As we begin to hone in on these selections would it be possible to put all the swatches together in a single post? Maybe update the front page? It would be really helpful for me to see the bison, loden green and suedes all together. If it's a pain please don't bother.
     
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    If one is going to be on 2030 last, I'd push for the loden. I will be open to the 2040, though. I fully understand where you are coming from, Fok. At the same time, for those of us non-Viberg owners/experts, the 2030 last is very attractive and -- speaking now just from my point of view -- what initially caught my eye about Viberg. Again, not opposed to other possibilities, but I see what iotan is saying. Anyway, thanks very much for doing all this.
     
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    Fok, what do you think the best eyelet color choice is for ebony essex rough out? Seems like gun metal might be cool, particularly with the gray undertones, but I haven't seen it in person to know and I'm not sure it comes through on monitor.
     
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    Speaking of the choice of the last, I think if you are looking at non-2030 options, 2040 is probably the one that looks most similar to 2030 but wider in the toe. If thats what you want, why not just choose the 2030 last then? There are many other last options (2045, 310, 110, 160, etc) that look more casual and sporty, and in my opinion match better with the gray roughout leather. I might be interested in the gray roughout chukka depending on the specs.
     
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  20. LA Guy

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    Hmmm... I would say, off the top of my head, that probably the antique brass will offset the ebony essex roughout nicely, especially if we go with the beige 2060 sole.

    Cheers,

    Fok.
     
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