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I can see it now. The Ultimate Welt Porn and Welt Care thread.   Now this is a nice tight welt.     A little contrast, anyone?       Oh yeah, take it off...
Can someone tell me why the tongue on my left Trickers boot might keep migrating to the outside of my ankle? It's a bit vexing, as the right one stays dead on. I wonder if it's a flaw in the sewing of the tongue or just some strangeness in my gait...
 I never thought I'd have a pair of country brogues that require painters tape to care for... Perhaps the more reasonable solution is just to tromp through a grassy park a few times and let nature take it's course!
 Just experienced some of this first hand. A few careless strokes of the brush and you can definitely get some red pigment onto the welt. Lexol seems to take it off, but not from the welt stitch. That seems to soak it right up. It may be best to delay brushing for the first few weeks of wear...
Enjoying a new Horween CXL strap. Plump and buttery soft.      
Wow, that cordovan cream really does create quite a pronounced effect.  Lollipop red Trickers are a beautiful thing, don't get me wrong. But they are quite bright...(pardon the denim). I wouldn't necessarily want to darken them severely. But they could do with a bit of texture. Though it sounds like neatsfoot cream might be playing with fire. Maybe I'll brush a bit of Saphir black around the toe box and see how that works for starters... My thanks to everyone who's weighed...
If I might put a question to the good gentlemen of this thread.   I would like to darken a pair of lollipop red CXL Trickers boots to more of an oxblood, as did MSAINT in this post.   Saphir has a neatsfoot-based black cream for cordovan, and I know Nick Horween has been said to recommend neatsfoot for his CXL leather. However, MSAINT used a standard Saphir cream polish used for calf, and got great results.   Can anyone comment on the difference in textures/potential...
 Reposted for posterity: MSAINT transforms lollipop Stows into Oxblood  @MSAINT if you're out there, may I ask if you used Saphir cordovan cream polish or the standard stuff? My thinking is that a cream polish meant for cordovan would be more appropriate for CXL...
 Nice work. Wish mine were as pretty. After unboxing in 2011:    Here they are today after a good saddle soaping followed by Reno and brushing.     I'm starting to see the old girls' true shade under there. But they're still way too saturated. I think what happened is, I over-saturated the already waxy leather, which allowed extra Obenauff's to accumulate on the surface, mix with dirt and drag some of the dirt in, especially at stress points, as the boot flexed.
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