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post #841 of 915
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Originally Posted by VRaivio View Post

Yes, the one thing to keep in mind with exotic leather is conditioning. Bick's colourless cream is often mentioned here, it'll do wonders on gators, crocs, ostrich, lizards, so on.

Interesting. I only have one pair of crocodile loafers. I generally only wear them in Summers, however, as they are a bit brash for my general tastes. I Reno them once at the beginning of the season, and then at the end (before storing them). I may hit them with some conditioner mid-season if they are getting considerable wear, but that's about it. I planned on periodically conditioning the belt. Should I be treating them differently?
post #842 of 915
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Originally Posted by akatsuki View Post

I think Dunhill did an exotic hiking boot as well:

Looks really aggressive

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made by Koji Suzuki
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made by Koji Suzuki

Very very nice...
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made by Koji Suzuki


wow...very cool

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bourbonbasted, if you're among these guys who take a shoe polishing evening one a month, it will do no harm also to treat your croc shoes with cream. Otherwise once every four months could do the trick, just to be sure the pair won't dry up. It dries regardless of wear.

Somehow I can picture Lapo Elkann wearing those naughty Dunhill hiking boots with just about anything. Navy chalk stripe flannel would be just fine and dandy.
post #848 of 915
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Originally Posted by akatsuki View Post

I think Dunhill did an exotic hiking boot as well:


Santoni made some Limited Edition models for Dunhill a couple of years back. They look similar to one of their models.
post #849 of 915
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Originally Posted by VRaivio View Post

bourbonbasted, if you're among these guys who take a shoe polishing evening one a month, it will do no harm also to treat your croc shoes with cream.

what kind of "cream". Definitely not shoe polish... especially not on any areas that bend/ flex.
post #850 of 915
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Originally Posted by isshinryu101 View Post

what kind of "cream". Definitely not shoe polish... especially not on any areas that bend/ flex.

I don't polish my croc shoes and don't plan on polishing the belt. Truth be told, I really don't polish any of my shoes unless it's a formal event. Otherwise, I keep them brushed and treed, and hit them with Saphir conditioner or Reno every so often.

From the sound of it, hitting the belt with Reno twice a year should suffice.
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Originally Posted by mr monty View Post


Beautiful

post #853 of 915
Isshi, Bick 4 will do nicely on crocs and other exotics. Apply, wait, buff, go.
post #854 of 915
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Originally Posted by VRaivio View Post

Isshi, Bick 4 will do nicely on crocs and other exotics. Apply, wait, buff, go.

Ville... you learned about bick4 from ME some time ago.
post #855 of 915
Is anyone interested in doing a Carmina MTO in alligator? We would need 6 for an order through Epaulet. Thinking an 80175 or 10027.
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