or Connect
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Streetwear and Denim › Wolverine 1000 Mile Boot Review
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Wolverine 1000 Mile Boot Review - Page 115

post #1711 of 6256

Sorry to bombard this thread, is Penguin beeswax sno-seal the same as atsko sno-seal seen here?

post #1712 of 6256
See my post in the other thread....
post #1713 of 6256

oh man, costar got rid of all but one pair (size 12) of the tan addison, I would have definitely picked those up for 50% off.

post #1714 of 6256

I picked up a pair of the austens

 

 

Is there any reason not to treat the predator leather with obenauf's LP in the same way as the chromexcel?

post #1715 of 6256
Quote:
Originally Posted by mellowllama View Post

I picked up a pair of the austens



Is there any reason not to treat the predator leather with obenauf's LP in the same way as the chromexcel?

How does the predator leather feel? Compared to CXL?
post #1716 of 6256

Wow I hadn't seen the Austens before. They look pretty cool.

Here's another pic.

 

 

 

Also like these , the Winchester, a half brogue in tan:

 

post #1717 of 6256
Quote:
Originally Posted by tsekh View Post


How does the predator leather feel? Compared to CXL?

unfortunately I don't own any CXL. this horween blog post on CXL describes predator as follows 

 

Quote:

Predator is a waxed and tumbled full grain leather. The wax used on the leather is burnishable and will wear very well over time. This is a chrome tanned leather with a heavy vegetable retannage.

The leather does feel waxy (more obvious in indigoeagle's pic). I'm wondering if the fact it's waxed means rubbing stuff on it won't have much effect.

 

The horween guy recommends using neatsfoot on CXL, on the ground that it's the last thing they put on it at the factory.

post #1718 of 6256

I really like the Austens but couldn't justify a $100 premium over standard 1K's.

post #1719 of 6256
...also posted in the Heritage thread...

I've got a fit question - I've got the Red Wing Beckmans in a size 9.

I'm going to pull the trigger on the Wolverine 1000 Mile Montague Chelsea boots - should I get a 9 or an 8.5?

Thanks!
post #1720 of 6256
Quote:
Originally Posted by mellowllama View Post

unfortunately I don't own any CXL. this horween blog post on CXL describes predator as follows 

 

The leather does feel waxy (more obvious in indigoeagle's pic). I'm wondering if the fact it's waxed means rubbing stuff on it won't have much effect.

 

The horween guy recommends using neatsfoot on CXL, on the ground that it's the last thing they put on it at the factory.

 



If it's waxed, I would probably just clean it with saddle soap. Leather that's boiled in or treated with wax will have its pores all clogged up. To make use of LP you'd have to heat it up substantially, which could kill the waxy finish.

 

Yeah, just get some saddle soap and enjoy your express-ticket to nice patina.

post #1721 of 6256
CXL and Predator leather are almost identical. The difference is Predator is tumbled after tanning. Same advice I've given for CXL care and maintenance applies to Predator.
post #1722 of 6256

I am really torned between the rust or brown, which one should i get?!

post #1723 of 6256
Flip a coin! LOL!
post #1724 of 6256
Quote:
Originally Posted by Grytter View Post

I am really torned between the rust or brown, which one should i get?!

 

brown for sure, of course i don't have the rust, so i guess i'm a little biased.  i'm definitely looking to get some more brown cxl in my life tho.

post #1725 of 6256
Quote:
Originally Posted by Grytter View Post

I am really torned between the rust or brown, which one should i get?!

I chose rust and I'm glad I did.

 

 

I chose brown with my Indy, and Black Cherry and Black with my Redwing Beckmans.

 

 

 

Variety is the spice of life.

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Streetwear and Denim
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Streetwear and Denim › Wolverine 1000 Mile Boot Review