Here's a question:
What types of odd-trousers are appropriate besides medium gray and possibly light gray? I'm assuming a khaki/tan odd-trouser is also appropriate. (also that charcoal and navy are both inappropriate).
The Saloon on U Street - you may have to wait, though
Local 16 on a Wednesday and Thursday (especially downstairs) is actually not horrific (unlike the weekends).
James Hoburn, across the street from Front Pages, isn't too bad
Darlington House is ok, also near the Dupont Metro
I own a pair of the 213 and I wiped them down with a dry, old t-shirt and then applied Obenauf LP. Barely darkened and they went back to the normal color the next day. In other words, I don't think leather cleaner or anything is needed before you apply the mink oil or the Obenauf (or whichever product you choose to use).
I am just wondering why trolls always feel the need to hijack and kill off the informative threads in Styleforum.
There are literally thousands of inane threads on this forum, but as soon as there is one that is substantive and non-repetitive, which focuses on style and sartorial details rather than branding and marketing, the trolls come en masse to bury the discussion with pointless needling, personal vendettas, and needless provocation.
If you want to kill...