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most of aussie superdenimbros are in melb (aries, badseed, mikecch)? okisan in sydney, louisbosco in perth, who else? there used to be a dude in canberra and that girl who loved mf and billykirk stuff, also in the berra.

 

 

HEY I AM IN SYDNEY!!!!! 

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Hahahahahahaha

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Its a tranny!

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What's the word on Truman? I've been out of the game for a while...Seems like Whites x Viberg x Oak Street styling? How does the build compare? Not buying, just interested :)

 

In other news, my daily beater White's' pull tab finally ripped off. 4 years going strong and they haven't even seen a heel replacement. Craziest quabaug and vibram soles I've owned, I've had other pairs wear down at 20x the rate, and I wear these at least 2/3 of the year...

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I've had my bounty hunters, with the quabaug heel, for just about a year. They're my work boots and I do a lot of walking in them every day. Been pretty happy with the Vibram 700 and at the most worn point of the heel, I'd say I've gone through about half of the rubber. Not sure how much more wear I can get out of them, before I should reheel. If there's anything more durable than this sole/heel combo, I'd like to know.

 

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^you may do more walking in them than I do, but I got another year+ out of my pair (and still going strong without resole/heel replacements) when they looked like that!

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cool. thanks for the info. i'd like to at least get another 6 months out of the heel. interested in maybe trying a lowered block heel, but white's seem to make a really big 'shelf' on those block heels. would want to see if they can sand it a little closer because it looks like it would feel so weird when walking, especially coming from the curved heel.

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cool. thanks for the info. i'd like to at least get another 6 months out of the heel. interested in maybe trying a lowered block heel, but white's seem to make a really big 'shelf' on those block heels. would want to see if they can sand it a little closer because it looks like it would feel so weird when walking, especially coming from the curved heel.

 

White's has refused to sand it down in the past, but if you order through Baker's boots they will sand it down for you before sending it out.

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First time wearing my Brass Clinch with denim, I'm beginning to get the appeal of this engineer boot thing.

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About lowered heels my advice: DON'T DO IT! 

 

I have a really nice pair of Wesco Packers, lowered heel for Japanese market. I wore them a good 10 times before I gave up. The imbalance and constant "leaning backwards" feel bugged the crap out of me and probably would mess up my gait and posture if I wore them any longer. 

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Aries those clinch look fantastic!

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With regard to block or curved heels, and lowered or high heels, it is clearly to each his own.  I am very much a fan of both block and lowered heels, on White's and Vibergs.  The higher heels make me feel like I am walking on stilts, and that I am constantly banging my heel hard every time I take a step.  The lowered helps with both feelings.  A curved heel would help with the latter, but as my wife and daughter both said independently when I had a pair of White's with curved heels to try on:  "are those ladies' boots?"  Not that there's anything wrong with that.

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I never would've thought of cuban heels as a strictly feminine heel style.

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my wife thinks there's something vaguely gay in the heels of my white's too, but I don't care what she says about clothes anymore...

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I don't think I've ever had anyone say my boots were feminine, at least not openly. I've had a couple people think they were cowboy boots though.

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The Empire strikes back.

Some English goodness - Alfred Sargent Hannover boots:

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Maybe some of these ladies' critiques about the heels might just be them feeling threatened because you have nicer shoes than them. ;)

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How do the Alfred Sargent compare to Trickers? Worth the extra money?

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How do the Alfred Sargent compare to Trickers? Worth the extra money?

 

The pricing is similar, I think? Most British shops sell either for around 350 pounds.

 

I think AS Hannover has some nice little details that Tricker's Stow doesn't have, but overall the build quality is similar.

AS's scotch grain leather is a bit oilier than Tricker's - which is great!

So far, I wouldn't definitely recommend one over the other. Will put up a proper review next week :)

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Look forward to the review, I'd always assumed AS was more expensive. I may have been getting confused with Edward Green!

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What's the word on Truman? I've been out of the game for a while...Seems like Whites x Viberg x Oak Street styling? How does the build compare? Not buying, just interested :)

 

In other news, my daily beater White's' pull tab finally ripped off. 4 years going strong and they haven't even seen a heel replacement. Craziest quabaug and vibram soles I've owned, I've had other pairs wear down at 20x the rate, and I wear these at least 2/3 of the year...

i have no idea who they are, how long they have been around but I did handle a pair at Standard and Strange the other day.  Very nice looking boots, seem well made.  I would say the construction is generally on par or cleaner than Viberg, but the only Vibergs I have seen are the garbage they spammed out at the peak of their popularity when the QC dept seemed to go on vacation.  They are not as heavy as the Boondockers I have seen, but they are heavier than my pair of Alden dainty ballet slippers for him Indy's.  The waxed flesh leather they used is teh shit though.  I will get this leather the next time I get a new pair of boots for sure

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