Viberg x Styleforum GMTO - Round one for 2017

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  1. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    Hi all,

    I've decided to go old school this round, and ask for suggestions and allow a 10 day proposal and discussion period for entries. I'll vet them along with Brett and Guy, and after that, present up to 7 for you to choose from, in the "put your money where your mouth is preorder-to-vote" system. Up to the top 4 makeups will prevail.

    Please put all proposals in the following format:
    Model: Service boot
    Last: 110
    Leather: Black Waxed Flesh
    Construction: Stitchdown
    Sole: Black midsole, Vibram 705 half sole, Vibram heel
    Eyelets: 7 eyelets- Gunmetal
    Toebox: partially constructed toe (pingpong)
    Notes: Contrast tongue- Smooth side, Pull tabs

    Please don't ask us to replicate a boot seen elsewhere, nor propose a makeup that we've already done.

    With that in mind, take it away.

    Cheers,

    Fok.
     
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  2. Hill

    Hill Senior member

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    Hell yeah. Is there a set of leather options or can we propose anything?
     


  3. styleophile

    styleophile Well-Known Member

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    I would love to see an inspired take on the Chelsea.
    RydenFrank has set a very high bar ...:worship:
     


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    Model: Scout boot
    Last: 2030
    Leather: Some navy roughout- reverse kudu, chamois, etc. depending on stock
    Construction: Stitchdown, unless GYW is required for the leather in stock
    Sole: Leather wedge w/ white Vibram mini-ripple
    Eyelets: 7 eyelets- nickel
    Toe: Plain toe, unstructured
    Notes: Navy tongue, leather rolled around top opening, pull tab present (not sure if this needs specifying for Scout, but just in case)

    If this has been made before, my apologies, I'm late to the game. Totally understand if its not unique enough, or a few years too late :p
     
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  5. jlchau

    jlchau Senior member

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    Are there any restrictions on pattern/models?
     


  6. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    You can propose whatever you like, but we will be restricted to those leathers that are actually in stock, and I've found that it's unfeasible to try to really get a set of leathers from Viberg, since they always have things coming in.

    Also, if you choose a softer leather (like the kudu above) and ask for stitchdown, I can nearly guarantee that we'll need to change either the construction, or the leather.

    Use your judgement, I guess is what I'm asking. I am on good terms with Brett and Guy, but sometimes it does hurt to ask, and I'm not going to burn through my goodwill asking for things that I already know won't be well received.

    I am the master of the doable!

    Cheers,

    Fok.
     


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    mattw Well-Known Member

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    My bad, amended for flexibility.
     


  8. Akeem

    Akeem Senior member

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    they are currently doing stitchdown with kudu
    I want this one with a lighter sole
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    Model: Derby Boot
    Last: 2030
    Leather: Natural Kangaroo
    Construction: Goodyear welt, channelled insole
    Sole: Leather, dovetail heel
    Eyelets: 8 blind eyelets
    Toebox: partially constructed toe (pingpong)
     


  10. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    If you want to be considered, you have to do the proposal like I put forth.
     


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    mattw Well-Known Member

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    Slippers, 1A and 1B...

    Model: Slipper
    Last: 40218
    Leather: Burgundy calf, horsebutt, whatever is in stock
    Construction: GYW, channeled insole
    Sole: Leather (standard slipper sole)
    Eyelets: N/A
    Toe: Unstructured (standard slipper construction)
    Notes: Natural sole edge/welt

    Model: Slipper
    Last: 40218
    Leather: Gray kangaroo
    Construction: GYW, channeled insole
    Sole: Leather (standard slipper sole)
    Eyelets: N/A
    Toe: Unstructured (standard slipper construction)
    Notes: Natural sole edge/welt
     


  12. Hill

    Hill Senior member

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    The Minimalist

    Model: Derby boot
    Last: 2030
    Leather: Brown waxed flesh
    Construction: Stitchdown
    Sole: Double leather with dovetail heel
    Eyelets: 8 antique brass eyelets
    Toe: Plain toe, partially structured ping pong
    Notes: Natural edge trim, tonal stitching on upper, white stitchdown thread, smooth side brown leather gusseted tongue, NO pull tab
     
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  13. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    I do like the idea of a slipper. Not sure when I would wear them. Either way, seems like a soft leather would be best.
     


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    mattw Well-Known Member

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    It's my understanding that kangaroo is light yet strong- why it is prized for soccer shoes- but maybe softness is not part of that equation. Some of the calfs, etc. that Viberg has used have appeared soft and not overly burnished in photos. The horsebutt option for the burgundy suggestion was a concession made by looking at Viberg's Instagram and seeing what leathers are up and coming, trying to avoid suggesting options that aren't feasible. A whole bunch of stabbing in the dark here.
     


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    mattw Well-Known Member

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    As I continue to make up for lost time in these parts, here's a more traditional suggestion:

    Model: Country boot
    Last: 1035
    Leather: Natural waxed flesh upper, natural chromexcel shaft. Extra bonus if shaft is crust chromexcel.
    Construction: Stitchdown
    Sole: Commando
    Eyelets: 7 antique brass
    Toe: Plain toe, partially structured
    Notes: Pull tab, dark brown tongue
     
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