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#27961 ranonranonarat

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 03:29 PM

actually, there is a bounty hunter last. If you want a semi dress last on anything other than a semi dress boot, you need to order bounty hunter last. when you order a semi dress, the standard last is the bounty hunter last. at least this is how I did it. I didnt see an option to order a "White's Bounty Hunter", so I had to sort of build it myself. Im sure if you order over the phone and tell them you want a bounty hunter, they will know what you are talking about though.
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there is indeed no bounty hunter last as what BrownMetallic said. it doesn't exist. to no fault of yours, i think you could have been confused by the build-a-boot site. it was discussed here previously when i made the enquiry about the difference between a bounty hunter and a semi dress (or a smokejumper, i cant remember) a long long time ago. i was also confused between a bounty hunter and a smokejumper.

a bounty hunter is quite simply a smokejumper on a semi-dress last i think the build-a-boot site should have listed that option as "Semi Dress Last (Bounty Hunter)" instead of "Bounty Hunter (Semi Dress Last)". not trying to be smart or anything but i think this explanation and affirmation will make things a lot easier and prevent a lot of confusion for anyone looking at a bounty hunter down the line... in any case, you have a pair of well-made boots that will last you forever. enjoy them!

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 04:11 PM

yeah, was thinking of doing palladenim and levis bags, but it'll be too offensive.

I don't get it
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Posted 28 May 2012 - 04:27 PM

Trying not to offend the manly ones for matching denim. Enough of this girls talk and moar shoes
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Posted 28 May 2012 - 08:15 PM

Back to shoes... some of my Trickers Champagne waxy Stow

Can'r decide on the laces - grey or brown?! Starting to look nicely broken in.

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I'm duping from another forum... hopefully you don't ALL inhabit both or I'm rather repeating myself!
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Posted 28 May 2012 - 10:43 PM

there is indeed no bounty hunter last as what BrownMetallic said. it doesn't exist. to no fault of yours, i think you could have been confused by the build-a-boot site. it was discussed here previously when i made the enquiry about the difference between a bounty hunter and a semi dress (or a smokejumper, i cant remember) a long long time ago. i was also confused between a bounty hunter and a smokejumper.

a bounty hunter is quite simply a smokejumper on a semi-dress last i think the build-a-boot site should have listed that option as "Semi Dress Last (Bounty Hunter)" instead of "Bounty Hunter (Semi Dress Last)". not trying to be smart or anything but i think this explanation and affirmation will make things a lot easier and prevent a lot of confusion for anyone looking at a bounty hunter down the line... in any case, you have a pair of well-made boots that will last you forever. enjoy them!


I see what you are saying, and I might have gotten the explanation mixed up, although what you are saying is what I was thinking, and doing a poor job of typing out. Thanks for the clarification. The boots are great, break in time seems to be pretty easy compared to some other boots I have had.

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#27966 Poonjo

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 06:14 AM

@steve7: While they both look very good and could be swapped depending on your outfits, I have to vote for the brown lace. Bring back that colour from the bottom of your boot.
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Posted 30 May 2012 - 04:05 AM

Red Wing 213, worn nearly daily since christmas. Untreated so far.

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My 213s look almost exactly like this, at about 1 month of wear with 1 application of mink oil. The difference is that they didn't crease at all.
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Posted 30 May 2012 - 05:07 AM

Just wanted to give a shout out to Union Made. I was in the store today and they gave me a free set of laces for my Aldens. I had been walking around for 6 months with tied together shorties.
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Posted 30 May 2012 - 01:54 PM

^ Also if you email alden they'll send you a replacement pair of laces.
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Posted 30 May 2012 - 02:44 PM

^ Also if you email alden they'll send you a replacement pair of laces.


I'd go ahead and buy the waxed laces. IMO they look much better and are more durable. I know they have em at the Alden store off Madison Ave for like $6/pair.
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Posted 30 May 2012 - 05:37 PM

Whereas if you go into moulded shoe they'll charge you $15 or something.
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Posted 30 May 2012 - 08:14 PM

this might be of vague interest to fans of clarks' desert boots - the obituary of nathan clark and the story of how the boots were 'born'.

interesting that the design was first loved by the americans and the boots didn't go on sale in the uk until some time later, even though they're often seen as being quintessentially british...
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Posted 30 May 2012 - 10:04 PM

Sorry about the poor photos. Bad lighting and iphone. Anyways, my Allen Edmonds Daltons and Wolverine 1000mile.

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I had a local cobbler put a vibram sole on the 1000 milers.

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 12:30 AM

i like the ae's, but maybe they'd look better with flat waxed laces? also, not sure about the eyelets. overall a good looking boot, noodle.
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Posted 31 May 2012 - 03:50 AM

i like the ae's, but maybe they'd look better with flat waxed laces? also, not sure about the eyelets. overall a good looking boot, noodle.

I completely agree. I got them to have something dressier for work, thus the skinny laces they came with. Flat waxed or a broader lace was going to happen in the future. Now that I have them I'm thinking I want another pair in a lighter brown or natural.
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Posted 31 May 2012 - 04:10 PM

Oddly enough, my only two pairs of boots are walnut AE daltons and rust Wolverine 1000 Miles, haha. I kind of feel the same way about the laces on them. Where can I find a solid selection of broader laces?
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Posted 31 May 2012 - 04:32 PM

got 2 pairs of flat laces for my white's & tricker's @Converse store__ pick your color & CTM [cut to measure] for about $5 a pair.

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 08:04 PM

can't imagine why people reckon c&j boots are more elegant than tricker's...

islay and stow:

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Got me some of those Stow Espressos on the way - what do you use to keep them looking like that? Aside from the dark brown shoe cream? Wax?
I've only added some saphir neutral shoe cream to my espresso burford's from new, and with 2 pairs of shoes in that colour some advice will help!
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Posted 31 May 2012 - 08:15 PM

Got me some of those Stow Espressos on the way - what do you use to keep them looking like that? Aside from the dark brown shoe cream? Wax?
I've only added some saphir neutral shoe cream to my espresso burford's from new, and with 2 pairs of shoes in that colour some advice will help!


just wax, really...and not too often (they've only been worn since the start of april, and maybe polished thrice since then). i just give them a decent brush after each wear.

not a fan of neutral polish (wax or cream) so have used both kiwi dark tan (as per richard shoehealer's recommendation) and saphir dark brown on them - not fussed about a fancy finish on the tricker's at the moment but i've seen some espresso stows on a japanese blog that had the most incredible, 'liquid' finish to them...
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Posted 31 May 2012 - 09:44 PM

not a fan of neutral polish (wax or cream) so have used both kiwi dark tan (as per richard shoehealer's recommendation) and saphir dark brown on them - not fussed about a fancy finish on the tricker's at the moment but i've seen some espresso stows on a japanese blog that had the most incredible, 'liquid' finish to them...


Curious - I have read on Trickers own site (and other good guides) to use shoe cream to keep leather in tip top shape and avoid it drying (only ever use neutral if I don't have a decent colour match pigment one). The wax is just a cosmetic shine? I tend to only use wax when I want a real shine, as a final step.
Interested why you aren't a fan of creams, especially neutral - and would like to know where that link is as I am none the wiser about different finishes.
My shoes are in 3 groups: waxy finishes where I use cream and dubbin, smooth finishes were I use cream only to avoid a high shine, and smooth finishes where I add wax after the cream to get the bull finish. I was tempted to use neutral on the espresso to encourage the burnish to show and not overload the leather with pigment.

But I'm really none the wiser on shoe care. Only use Saphir products, or the supplied Trickers shoe cream (and would only think about more than one colour on the Ilkleys which may enjoy a bit of oxblood as well as dark brown to bring out the red undertone.

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 10:11 PM

Curious - I have read on Trickers own site (and other good guides) to use shoe cream to keep leather in tip top shape and avoid it drying (only ever use neutral if I don't have a decent colour match pigment one). The wax is just a cosmetic shine? I tend to only use wax when I want a real shine, as a final step.
Interested why you aren't a fan of creams, especially neutral - and would like to know where that link is as I am none the wiser about different finishes.
My shoes are in 3 groups: waxy finishes where I use cream and dubbin, smooth finishes were I use cream only to avoid a high shine, and smooth finishes where I add wax after the cream to get the bull finish. I was tempted to use neutral on the espresso to encourage the burnish to show and not overload the leather with pigment.

But I'm really none the wiser on shoe care. Only use Saphir products, or the supplied Trickers shoe cream (and would only think about more than one colour on the Ilkleys which may enjoy a bit of oxblood as well as dark brown to bring out the red undertone.


i've not got a problem with cream in general, only neutral cream polish, so i possibly wasn't being as clear as i could've been - sorry!

i'll use a conditioning cream on the boots that don't get a couple of coats of dubbin a year - for these boots, very little else is needed in terms of conditioning but i've started using black polish on a couple of pairs of veldts as that seems to have been the done thing back in the day, and makes for a characteristic look to them.

i'll go for a high shine on my dressier boots (crockett & jones) and business shoes (church's) but it can look a little incongruous on heavy duty country boots unless you're after a 'bulled' finish.

tricker's polish is saphir as far as i know. crockett & jones are, i understand, in talks with avel with a view to also using their products.

i wouldn't worry too much about overloading the espresso leather with pigment as it seems to be a leather that lightens naturally over time in most cases that i've seen. here's a magnificent pic of a pair of worn burford in espresso taken from the 'withtrickers' blog:

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definitely one of those pics that makes me want to spend some more cash...

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#27982 NewStandard

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 01:26 AM

Oddly enough, my only two pairs of boots are walnut AE daltons and rust Wolverine 1000 Miles, haha. I kind of feel the same way about the laces on them. Where can I find a solid selection of broader laces?


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Posted 01 June 2012 - 04:35 AM

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Minus my shitty berry pic, I love my Danner Mountain Light JP, courtesy of the Danner Factory store a few weeks ago. Already wore them twice for breaking in and some concern regarding leather care for the color.

These Danners look great as well. It's about time Danner started evolving.

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http://www.shoebizsf...34304_boot.html

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 10:39 PM

Viberg Service Boot
Icy Mocha Chromexcel
Cap Toe
Vibram 705 half sole w/ Cats Paw Heel

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#27985 ranonranonarat

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 06:08 AM

that stitching is so damn neat.
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Posted 03 June 2012 - 07:23 AM

who doesn't have viberg lust?

sure it's twice the price of white's, but goddamn i'd love to have a pair. it's a shame they're made so close to where i live but still so expensive.
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Posted 03 June 2012 - 01:10 PM

Just a quick question, is it hard to pair viberg service boots with bigger hem opening? It looks fantastic with those small openings but never seen in bigger hem openings though.
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Posted 09 September 2012 - 03:17 AM

as planned we have to split up the 10 big MEGA THREADS on supertalk.

all details about splitting these threads can be found here:

we have started manually moving all the posts made so far in 2012 from this OLD THREAD to a NEW THREAD:

Shoes that look better with age... 2012

--> systematically going backwards from the most recent post.
--> since this will take a LOT of TIME it might be realistic to only go back a few months.
--> will update status in this first post.

SO PLEASE START POSTING YOUR Shoes tha look better with age...2012 IN THE NEW THREAD
[as they're going to get moved from here anyway if you don't...]

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update: ok. so far we have gone back and moved 468 posts to june 4th 2012

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