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Agree about the CXL. In fact, the more I think about it, I would not buy anything made of CXL ever again. At least not anything I wanted to look good for a long time. But right now, watch bands are a booming "cottage" industry, regardless of leather. I just had one custom made by a guy in Croatia, of all places, that I met on another forum.  I would buy a custom American made watch band if the pricing was anywhere near comparable.
Hand made watch straps are pretty popular. I would probably buy one, in fact, to add to my collection.    
I'm happy to have learned about Lawless denim. I have been looking for US made jeans that aren't priced obscenely. Good to see that it's possible to make a good product in the US without overcharging folks.
I, too, have had a pair of motorcycle boots with a half sole and exposed leather under the instep for around 7 years. Resoled twice, all kinds of wear in all kinds of weather, and no problems with the exposed leather.   Here's my Beckmans. Daily wear since August. Just gave them a quick shine.  
My Beckmans from august 9 photo a few pages back. Daily wear, lately through western NY snow and salt. No obe-enough or any treatment whatsoever except 30 seconds of brushing once a week or so and some Kiwi brow polish 3x since August.
Thank you for your response. My business is actually at the AFB!   Second, your screen name is  fantastic.   Third, are any of these shopping districts within an hour's train ride or so? And if so, any idea where I can get some nice boots?
Hello!   I am fortunate enough to be heading to Fussa, Japan, in April. I understand Fussa is close to Tokyo.   I would love to bring back a pair of boots from Japan (ironically, made in the USA).    I've seen some pretty interesting configurations the Japanese have been doing with White's and Red Wings, etc.   Does anyone have a suggestion on anyplace to buy a pair of boots near there? Or anything else I might check out or bring back from Japan?
Have you considered using neatsfoot oil on the tongue to soften it up and speed break-in?   I wouldn't treat the whole boot, but some neatsfoot oil can soften the tongue up pretty nice, I imagine.
Yes, they don't need any initial conditioning. You don't need to do anything.
I would recommend not treating them at all until they need it. Probably at least six months from now if you bought the boots new and don't wear them in a wet environment regularly.
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