Thanks for this tip! I have been looking for a quality lower cost belt to go with my black cherry red wing's and jeans and the 1.5inch burgundy belts are perfect. Gonna be rocking those boots so hard soon
I just got my first pair of Beckman's in the Black Cherry yesterday and I'm loving the look of them. I'm a totally newbie to this kind of boot so I've gone through most of the thread looking for care tips and admiring people's beautifully worn in pairs. I've got a few questions now, though.
The lady at the store suggested I get the RW leather conditioner. I haven't used it yet but I read a post from a while back saying that venetian shoe cream is a better option...
I've had this pair for 2 months and they are really comfortable now but I'm really conscious of how there's a weird shelf under the knees when I stand.
Anybody know what the deal is with that or how I can get rid of it (taper/hem/etc)?
Just got my jeans last week! Here are some pictures of the fit (upon unpacking, they've since softened and become less blocky). These really are straight leg... the thighs are roomy and they stay baggy to the leg opening. I actually like this fit more than I had expected. It's relaxed and the opposite of the skinny/slim pants I've been foolishly wearing for a while. The rise is higher than many brands and the waistband will be narrower than the hips; I...
I was bored last night and decided to take some before/after pictures from applying mink oil. I worked in layer on each boot, then popped them in a warm oven as it cooled down to speed up absorbing the oil.
This is a new pair of CDBs in beeswax that I got from amazon. Wore them once before using the mink oil.
Left shoe has mink oil, right shoe is clean
Both shoes have mink oil, the leather was nice and soft at this point
I've had a pair of sued desert boots for a while and just got the beeswax CDB last week. I can already tell the beeswax will be used 80% more than the suede shoes. I like the way the smooth leather will age and show different tones in it. The smooth leather is also way more durable and you can treat/condition it with beeswax or mink oil. No more concerns about rain or stepping in things; the most you will need for cleaning is a damp cloth or a brush.