Badass shoe/boot link thread

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Post by dnslater » Wed Aug 07, 2013 4:05 pm

I'm a fan of AE so I was looking for a pair of rubber sole'd boots to wear to my business casual office on rainy/snowy days. My other office shoes are all leather soled dress shoes. Chukkamonks from Allen Edmonds Rough Collection just went on sale for $195. They use a waxy distressed leather and are not lined so they are über comfy out of the box. Here after I applied mink oil.

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Post by moishlashen » Wed Aug 07, 2013 4:25 pm

I like those a lot.
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Post by DMB » Sat Aug 17, 2013 9:12 am

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Post by jad3703 » Sat Aug 17, 2013 9:28 am

Those are really nice boots. Congrats on the p/u, mate.

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Post by CGSshorty » Sat Aug 17, 2013 10:43 am

Those are great. I nearly bought them during the clearance sale but they just don't work with my wardrobe. That is definitely a great business casual boot.
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Prada motorcycle boots. About 15 years old. Held up amazing and bad ass. Busted them out for celebration of new job with my wife tonight.

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Post by cali kid » Sat Oct 05, 2013 3:09 pm

http://www.danner.com/boots/


Worth price of admission and making some dress/casual boots in good ole USA. Can't beat the boots made for the field!!'
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Post by Cowbiker » Mon Oct 14, 2013 10:01 am

Have a fair bit of Frye leather for casual wear, James lace up boots and james oxfords. The boots I removed the distress from, polished up and had B Nelson in NY resole w/ Oak Bark soles, they're worthy now other than my feet have gained a half size with the hundreds of miles of running doing these days.
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Have a pair of Paraboot Super Rando's coming, while hardly casual wear, stoked about them, even if it took outgrowing my others to get me to pony up. Soodi at Pelle Line shoes in New Jersey is the way to get them here in the US.

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Post by CGSshorty » Mon Oct 14, 2013 12:34 pm

My boots made their first appearance of the season today. I still have a few more weeks of flip flop weather though.
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Post by marchone » Tue Nov 18, 2014 12:06 pm

My go to all-weather, all-terrain boots. I've worn them on hunts everywhere from Colorado to Ireland to Africa.

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Post by Cowbiker » Thu Dec 18, 2014 6:42 am

Okay, after giving up on finding UK caliber cognac debry boots/borgues to burnish toe, decided the next best alternative was to go the custom route with the Whites Semi-Dress to make them as 'dress' as possible, in british tan. Will do my usual leather voodoo and shine to them once broken in, but specs were single leather soles, antiqued eyes and hooks, no liner, no loops, no toe cap, black edged close trimmed single leather sole and 1/4 shorter heal (I'm over 6 foot as is). Kyle at Baker worked to get sizing figured out and got them to me surprisingly fast for a custom order. Stay tuned for the cowbiker leather treatment and maybe even my first attempt at burnishing, unsure how it'd look on the darker color.
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Post by CGSshorty » Thu Dec 18, 2014 7:12 am

Those look great, very similar to my cigar Beckmans. I like the heel you chose. I can't deal with the silly heel White's usually have.
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Cowbiker wrote:Okay, after giving up on finding UK caliber cognac debry boots/borgues to burnish toe, decided the next best alternative was to go the custom route with the Whites Semi-Dress to make them as 'dress' as possible, in british tan. Will do my usual leather voodoo and shine to them once broken in, but specs were single leather soles, antiqued eyes and hooks, no liner, no loops, no toe cap, black edged close trimmed single leather sole and 1/4 shorter heal (I'm over 6 foot as is). Kyle at Baker worked to get sizing figured out and got them to me surprisingly fast for a custom order. Stay tuned for the cowbiker leather treatment and maybe even my first attempt at burnishing, unsure how it'd look on the darker color.
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Brilliant. You guys finally coming around on the Whites :clap:

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Post by mechnut » Thu Dec 18, 2014 4:57 pm

Cowbiker wrote:Okay, after giving up on finding UK caliber cognac debry boots/borgues to burnish toe, decided the next best alternative was to go the custom route with the Whites Semi-Dress to make them as 'dress' as possible, in british tan. Will do my usual leather voodoo and shine to them once broken in, but specs were single leather soles, antiqued eyes and hooks, no liner, no loops, no toe cap, black edged close trimmed single leather sole and 1/4 shorter heal (I'm over 6 foot as is). Kyle at Baker worked to get sizing figured out and got them to me surprisingly fast for a custom order. Stay tuned for the cowbiker leather treatment and maybe even my first attempt at burnishing, unsure how it'd look on the darker color.
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Well done, those look nice. I'll be checking out some Whites.

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Post by zepp21 » Thu Dec 18, 2014 8:12 pm

marchone wrote:My go to all-weather, all-terrain boots. I've worn them on hunts everywhere from Colorado to Ireland to Africa.

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I bought these last year after hearing friends rave about them. I was very anti slip-on style. Figuring that they would slip off the foot and not be comfortable. They are by far the most comfortable hunting boots I've worn. I also get cold feet all the time despite how many pairs of socks (or how few) I wore and my feet are always constable in them. No break in as well. They feel the same today as when I got them.
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Post by Cowbiker » Fri Dec 19, 2014 6:54 am

CGSshorty wrote:Those look great, very similar to my cigar Beckmans. I like the heel you chose. I can't deal with the silly heel White's usually have.
Thanks Chris, full specs of order/config:

#38 Retro Semi Dress Americana by White's Boots
Last: Standard
Toe Vamp British Tan
Upper British Tan
Leather Liner No
Pull Loops No
Toe Cap No
Toe Cap Leather Does Not apply
Single Celastic Toe
Antique eyes and hooks
Mid Sole Single
Edge Black
90’ Traveler heel ¼” lower
Leather Sole
Close Sole Trim

Looking forward to finishing break in and giving them a burnish and parade shine, should look slick but may need to change the laces to make the look work.
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Re: Badass shoe/boot link thread

Post by Cowbiker » Sat Dec 20, 2014 7:17 am

Post some break-in wear/hours and cleanup, ready for my touches
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Toes and toe welts treated to Fiebing's black institutional dye burnishing, work slowly...be patient.
two coats of sapphir light brown cream
one coat sapphir light brown wax
my top coat (shouldn't say what it is or the shoe snobs will disavow me)
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Re: Badass shoe/boot link thread

Post by ElChingon7 » Sat Dec 20, 2014 7:45 am

Damn, looking good!

Haha, shoe snobs. Kiwi?

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Post by Cowbiker » Sat Dec 20, 2014 7:50 am

Shhhhhhh....

They'd cringe b/c this is on top of sapphir cream and wax...
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Post by ElChingon7 » Sat Dec 20, 2014 8:41 am

haha :lol:

No problem with it cracking ?
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Post by Cowbiker » Sat Dec 20, 2014 9:08 am

thin application buffed with microfiber once dry hasn't caused me a problem yet, other such products have, this one's best I've used so far.
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Re: Badass shoe/boot link thread

Post by DAVIDSWdan » Fri Jan 02, 2015 6:30 pm

Almost pulled the trigger on some Redwing Iron Rangers in Amber harness leather tonight. They were lighter then I had seen in pics and didn't have any of that cherry look I was wanting. Almost sucked it up and bit the bullet when the sales guy said they were releasing Oxblood this year. Showed me catalog and everything they just received with them in it. I told him thanks so much for the info and I'll wait for them to come out since that's what I really wanted. He just looked at me like he was thinking he just screwed his sale. LOL. Until then I'll just keep rockin my AE Daltons and Longbranches.
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Post by toxicavenger » Fri Jan 02, 2015 6:39 pm

Cowbiker wrote:Shhhhhhh....

They'd cringe b/c this is on top of sapphir cream and wax...
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I used floor wax in the military for my boots.

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Re: Badass shoe/boot link thread

Post by HapaHapa » Sat Jan 03, 2015 1:47 pm

DAVIDSWdan - - thumbs up for Redwing.

Funny that I could drop $300 on boots and my wife wouldn't spend much time on it, but $300 on a watch (yeah, $300!) and she's beside herself.
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