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I'd heard good things about Bick4 so decided to give it a try on some boots.  I'm lazy so I like this as it's easy to apply and seems to condition leather better than either Reno or VSC, but those are early first impressions.  It also leaves less of an oily residue compared to Reno or VSC, but that could be because of less wax content.   Waxy brown Long Branches that I had zippers installed on (horrors!) and burnished chili Daltons:     Walnut calf and walnut shell...
 Thanks, I'll check it out.  The EG surcharge is incredibly reasonable as I thought it'd be more like the very expensive C&J surcharge. Excited that this is starting to take shape...
 Good input on the width, triple D.  Thanks.  I'm going to have to start narrowing down what leather to go with. Could someone tell me what the EG MTO premium runs?
   Thanks guys for the very much appreciated input.  The Skoak makeup sounds killer but ryden is totally correct, I'd only be able to wear them maybe two months out of the year, if that.  Drop the shearling and I'd be in. I'm beginning to open up to a two-tone boot.  Maybe for my 2nd Galway!
@DWFII, thanks for your mentions of Bick4.  I thought I'd give it a try so ordered some and tried it on a few pairs of boots today.  Very pleased. It seems to condition and hydrate better than what I've used before --- Reno, VSC, Meltonian cream, etc.  I also have some GlenKaren cleaner/conditioner and neutral cream and I know they're supposed to be good (and sure smell good) but they require a lot of work, otherwise my boots are left kind of tacky/sticky.  I may very well...
 That's amazing how many are signing up for round 3.  It just speaks for what an amazing makeup this is.  I had forgotten round 1 had actually started with hoit proposing the dark brown shell and somehow whiskey was mentioned and that's all history now.
 On the Galway front (as I'm more familiar with C&J), I'm definitely going to need advice/suggestions from the Galway-heads. One definite is that I want a casual boot (not two-tone).  Those two-tone Galways on the 82 last are absolutely gorgeous and I love looking at them and might even enjoy having a pair but I'd rarely find the opportunity to wear them.  So I'm thinking the 64 last.  Not sure about the 202 last.  I'm guessing the 64 leans more toward a work boot shape,...
 I am a shoe guy.  I have one pair of shoes total, no lie.    Two if you count my EP snuff trainers.
 Those are gorgeous and definitely one of the C&J contenders.  Thanks for sharing (and enabling).
 From a purist POV, you are 100% correct!  And that's how I've approached all my boots and raw denim but I was feeling lazy, I guess. 
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