deep enough that a fingernail would catch on the edges of it. that's the beauty of the sleeking bone for me . . . . with the right pressure it can smooth scratches like that out because I don't have the expertise to fill it in and cover it up. it was a bonus the leather was shrunken calf which no doubt helped but the process works well on smooth leather too.
Shoe Shine Sunday - Minor Surgery Edition
My first post in shoe shine sunday is a combination of that and minor surgery Sunday.
I've had this pair of St. Crispin boots for about a year and a half with their care being a wipe down & a buff . . . .
until I rushed out of the office to correct a problem on a construction site where I promptly gouged the shit out of
the toe on a piece of rebar.
Thankful that I had purchased an...
I'm going to place a few pics of mr. Bestetti's work on my two pair of his St. Moritz model for grins.
These two are my first kind of sorta - semi bespoke shoes which I immediately fell in love with when I first saw them.
Frankly, they're almost embarrassing to wear . . . . the positive comments and friendly jabs about them lasted the entire day and into the next.
The fit is exactly what I expected. Two test fits with fine tuning modifications at my request and they...
that's correct, their osloer boot was the model used. if I remember correctly, the osloer is normally made on the F last and it took a couple of attempts to make it work on the U. originally I was going for antic cognac or 6319 cognac but RogerP's monk changed all that. if I could see their 6319 in person and it was light enough in color, that would be prime for another austerity wing boot.