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post #3346 of 13492
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Originally Posted by fritzl View Post

according to the horween blog cxl is the method. you can treat either shell or calf this way. this is what i understood.
they need a repost in the other thread biggrin.gif

Agreed. I basically only use cream on shoes once a season if that. Essentially when they start to show physical signs of being dry.
post #3347 of 13492
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Originally Posted by Slewfoot View Post

Agreed. I basically only use cream on shoes once a season if that. Essentially when they start to show physical signs of being dry.

Does this pertain to all types of leather? I presume you polish more frequently?

I was shocked to see in the Vass book that they stated one should apply cream to their shoes after EVERY wearing. (Page 165 - The 10 golden rules of shoe care.) It would seem that one would end up with lots of pigment in the finish with this method.

BTW - for CXL and Shell Horween recommends using Neatsfeet oil as a conditioner, when a conditioner is needed.
post #3348 of 13492
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Originally Posted by Gdot View Post

BTW - for CXL and Shell Horween recommends using Neatsfeet oil as a conditioner, when a conditioner is needed.

+1. This works much better at maintaining the original "finish" and feel of CXL than any other conditioner I've tried. Can be a bit messy though, and often comes off on clothing.
post #3349 of 13492
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Originally Posted by Gdot View Post

Does this pertain to all types of leather? I presume you polish more frequently?
I was shocked to see in the Vass book that they stated one should apply cream to their shoes after EVERY wearing. (Page 165 - The 10 golden rules of shoe care.) It would seem that one would end up with lots of pigment in the finish with this method.
BTW - for CXL and Shell Horween recommends using Neatsfeet oil as a conditioner, when a conditioner is needed.
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Originally Posted by jerrybrowne View Post

+1. This works much better at maintaining the original "finish" and feel of CXL than any other conditioner I've tried. Can be a bit messy though, and often comes off on clothing.

Thanks for the info, I have a bottle of Lexol Neatsfoot around, might give it a try
post #3350 of 13492
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Originally Posted by fritzl View Post

according to the horween blog cxl is the method. you can treat either shell or calf this way. this is what i understood.
they need a repost in the other thread biggrin.gif

I get what you are saying - that CXL is the tanning/finishing method and as such it does not specifically pertain the type of hide (ie leather or shell). I am not aware of Horween using the CXL forumla to tan shell. Are you?

In any case the story of CXL is compelling in that it is an 'old family recipe'. I like that.

http://horween.wordpress.com/2010/03/23/chromexcel%C2%AE-2/
post #3351 of 13492
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Originally Posted by Gdot View Post

Does this pertain to all types of leather? I presume you polish more frequently?
I was shocked to see in the Vass book that they stated one should apply cream to their shoes after EVERY wearing. (Page 165 - The 10 golden rules of shoe care.) It would seem that one would end up with lots of pigment in the finish with this method.
BTW - for CXL and Shell Horween recommends using Neatsfeet oil as a conditioner, when a conditioner is needed.

I use polish even less frequently as personally I don't really like a "shine" on my shoes. I prefer a more casual matte type finish which cream provides. Cream seems to be what shoes really need when they get thirsty anyway. Duly noted on the Neatsfeet oil. I may try that sometime.
post #3352 of 13492
This pair is my favorite for the office right now. Very versatile, I wear them with all color trousers except black. The P2 last is very special I think, looks very good & elegant on the feet, like a combination of traditional and modern.

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post #3353 of 13492
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Originally Posted by rikod View Post

This pair is my favorite for the office right now. Very versatile,

strike.
post #3354 of 13492
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Originally Posted by rikod View Post

This pair is my favorite for the office right now. Very versatile, I wear them with all color trousers except black. The P2 last is very special I think, looks very good & elegant on the feet, like a combination of traditional and modern.

I agree. And I love that model from Vass. I actually have two pairs on the way - 1 in black calf and 1 in 6319 Cognac both on F last. At the end of the day the F last just fits me better.
post #3355 of 13492
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Originally Posted by Slewfoot View Post

I use polish even less frequently as personally I don't really like a "shine" on my shoes. I prefer a more casual matte type finish which cream provides. Cream seems to be what shoes really need when they get thirsty anyway. Duly noted on the Neatsfeet oil. I may try that sometime.

polish is wax in a tin can?

as i do. i'm so used to wax that i just slightly buff and i'm there. i use cream too, though, as i do not have a fixed routine/regime.
post #3356 of 13492
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Originally Posted by Slewfoot View Post

I agree. And I love that model from Vass. I actually have two pairs on the way - 1 in black calf and 1 in 6319 Cognac both on F last. At the end of the day the F last just fits me better.

imo, both are staples.

sheez, i'm too late for the cognac.
post #3357 of 13492
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Originally Posted by Slewfoot View Post

I agree. And I love that model from Vass. I actually have two pairs on the way - 1 in black calf and 1 in 6319 Cognac both on F last. At the end of the day the F last just fits me better.

And that is very important, and on top the F is such a beautiful last - I'm looking forward to see your pairs when you receive them.
post #3358 of 13492
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Originally Posted by rikod View Post

And that is most important, ...

imo
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Originally Posted by fritzl un 


imo, both are staples.
sheez, i'm too late for the cognac.

 

??  have they run out?

post #3360 of 13492

Well guys I just got my first pair in. Got them from Karl of Ascot Shoes. They are U Last's. Initially they are a little tight but I hear this style is. So I am hoping they break in or something. I am so jealous you all have Vass shoe trees, mine did not come with any. I am currently talking to the seller about my shoe trees.

 

Here is a phone pic:

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Sorry im no photographer.

 

I was wondering, mines do not have the Johannes Redenbach "JR" nor the German Traditional Tanners Association mark on the sole. Just wondering whats up with that? Anyways, nice polished sole, cant wait to go scruff them up tomorrow. Maybe I will do aerobics class in them to give them a Power-Break-in.

 

-Chris

 

 

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