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lopo

Familiar Face
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White's Semi Dress & Buzz Rickson's Vint. Rough Wear A-2
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dwilson

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Anyone have suggestions on a service boot made out of black horween shell? The only one I can find that ticks (almost) all the boxes is Viberg.
 

Entropindigo

New in Town
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Just received these Julian Bowery’s in whiskey shell. These are my first made to measure boots, and the fit is superb. I’m always struggling to find footwear that matches my long, narrow feet that also fail to fit into pointed toe profiles, so I’m beyond happy that taking a risk on such an expensive purchase worked out.
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ojaw

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Winnipeg
Just received these Julian Bowery’s in whiskey shell. These are my first made to measure boots, and the fit is superb. I’m always struggling to find footwear that matches my long, narrow feet that also fail to fit into pointed toe profiles, so I’m beyond happy that taking a risk on such an expensive purchase worked out.View attachment 425653View attachment 425654View attachment 425655
Know what you mean about shoe/boot fitting, I’ve a feeling that the Alden Modified would work for me, but I can’t risk an order without an in person fitting, and NYC is a long way from home. What jacket is that, Mr Freedom?
 

Entropindigo

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Know what you mean about shoe/boot fitting, I’ve a feeling that the Alden Modified would work for me, but I can’t risk an order without an in person fitting, and NYC is a long way from home. What jacket is that, Mr Freedom?
It is a Mr. Freedom!
 

Psant25

One Too Many
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Finally got my whites boots back from bakers/drews. Had them resoled turned out pretty good. Have not had a wedge sole for a while so that’s nice. Much better job finishing at the heel compared to whites. Specifically asked for that too so prlly why. I tried sanding myself and f’ed em up so resole it was. I mentioned that a while back.
 

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Goel

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Anyone have experience with badhat brothers boots out of Korea? Thinking of doing some black wedge sole Monkey boots.
 

Observe

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Hello all, first post, been lurking a couple years. Here's my Wesco Mister Lou in brown cxl which I overdyed black back in December after having a change of heart about the colour. You can see some of the brown starting to peek through. I just used Fiebeings black leather dye and went over it with some Collonil black liquid polish after for a shine. I also had the celastic toe structure removed by Dimar Shoe Repair in Ontario for a bit more room for my toes up front.
 

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Entropindigo

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Hello all, first post, been lurking a couple years. Here's my Wesco Mister Lou in brown cxl which I overdyed black back in December after having a change of heart about the colour. You can see some of the brown starting to peek through. I just used Fiebeings black leather dye and went over it with some Collonil black liquid polish after for a shine. I also had the celastic toe structure removed by Dimar Shoe Repair in Toronto for a bit more room for my toes up front.
Looks fantastic! I may have to try this some day, truly a tea core look. How much room would you say you got from the celastic toe removal surgery? My wesco’s get a little cramped in the toe box, even after removing the leather insert.
 

Observe

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Looks fantastic! I may have to try this some day, truly a tea core look. How much room would you say you got from the celastic toe removal surgery? My wesco’s get a little cramped in the toe box, even after removing the leather insert.
Thank you. I dont have the insert in either. I'd say it gave me some room to play with, especially after stretching it out. I had some trouble with the shape of the toe, but didn't want to wait for custom Boss wait times from Wesco. I also like the other features of the stock Mister Lou, like the heel cup and narrower shaft.
 

Entropindigo

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Thank you. I dont have the insert in either. I'd say it gave me some room to play with, especially after stretching it out. I had some trouble with the shape of the toe, but didn't want to wait for custom Boss wait times from Wesco. I also like the other features of the stock Mister Lou, like the heel cup and narrower shaft.
Ya, the svelte profile of the Mr. Lou can’t be beat, looks wise, imo. Finding the right fit is tough, though and the axe breaker’s I’m waiting on were ordered half a size up in hopes of a solution.
 

Observe

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Got these Viberg 2040 service boots in Shinki horsebutt the other day. I immediately noticed the below pictured panel of the outside quarter of the left boot had some pretty questionable looking grain compared to the rest of the boot. I only tried them on for sizing and my concern for the quality of the leather only grew, as the top layer of the leather appeared to be delaminating further. What do you guys think, would you consider this acceptable for a 6 month wait for pre-order? I'm personally rather disappointed and have already contacted Viberg by email, waiting for their reply after the long weekend here in Canada. I'm hoping that I'm not being too picky in expecting a bit better QC, but I'm open to other's opinions on it too.
 

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