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It seems like many here have issues with crust finished shoes. These leathers are supposed to show wear. It is kind of the point. If you don't like it than get box calf shoes. I just think the logical progression of many users in this forum is flawed: Many users don't like the way hatch grain wears therefore Saint Crispins are not good shoes. That's absurd, it is just the nature of that particular leather. I believe I posted my theory on it in this very thread, which...
I don't understand you people. Clearly hatch grain leather has issues across all brands, and it has to do with the leather, not the maker. If you don't like how it looks after some wears just don't get hatch grain. Problem solved. This isn't difficult, people.
Using renovateur without polish isn't what I was doing. I was just using renovateur solely as a conditioner. Honestly I think the cracking at my vamps probably has less to do with what conditioners I use and more to do with the fact that I wear dress shoes exclusively and walk a great deal. I think conditioning leather is an overrated concept for the majority of shoes out there. You're just doing something aesthetically pleasing, furthermore most shoes have topcoats on...
Workshop beans = under-roasted
Did you have a choice between comp time and $? My cheap-ass company always just wants to throw us comp time. I tell my boss to shove it. To me that's an insult.
I've recently been impressed with coffee's from Peru.
Dunno, but I am still a virgin.
I had a cut on a pair of St. Crispins. When they came back from a recraft it looked invisible. There weren't any stitches, but it looked as if it was mended together somehow and appeared to be only like a deep crease. They replaced the linings in the shoes as well so maybe they cemented a patch on the inside to keep it together. Couldn't be sure, but I sure was happy with the result.
I just know that they are generally pretty good across all price points.
As with most things, I think messing around with any part of your footwear offers more opportunity for poor results than better ones. I did an experiment a while back oiling some soles and leaving others alone. The left alone ones lasted longer. I just attribute it to the oils softening the leather. Walking on softer leather probably just makes it wear faster. I mean, it makes sense to me. The only time I would really oil soles if you're going to do it at all is...
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