If you're really into the whole process, you will have one of those fancy leather aprons and sit anywhere with the shoes on your lap. I just lay some newspaper on the table and work on the table while watching tv.
Yeah, right! :->> Most boots I have that have pinking --- the stitching is so close to the pinking that it would be difficult to cut off (even if you could) the pinking without getting too close to the stitching. I do have some boots that I would have preferred without pinking, but I've actually never thought of trying to have the pinking removed. Does it bother you that much? (not you @meso)
Has anyone with a size 8 foot bought any of the CHUP socks? I typically stay away from socks that are sized 8-12 as at a size 8, they're usually a bit big on me. I'd like to get some CHUPs but am hesitant.
I was pleasantly surprised when reading the latest EP Communique that Mike used a picture of mine of the unfinished HH high tennis trainers. It was like, "Hey, those are my stairs!". I say "pleasantly" surprised because my photography skills are nonexistent compared to most others on SF.
btw, I am loving the trainers.
^^ You can't go wrong with either of them. I have the washed/sanded ones in khaki/tan so I can't speak too much for the fading but they are super soft and have a great feel to them. I have 8oz canvas ones in navy and they do fade nicely if that's what you want. Also very soft with maybe a softer feel than the washed/sanded ones. But really too little a difference.
Having said all that, I'd go with the washed/sanded ones.