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post #4231 of 6890
Pine tar is not good for leather.
post #4232 of 6890
My confusion was miseading that chart, and reading Saphir's description of their CXL greasy leather treatment, which advises against wax-based products on CXL. As I said, I don't mind the discoloring, I mind ugly discoloring. On brown CXL Obenauf's Oil has looked great, and I highly recommend everyone use it. On Natural CXL and veggie tan, it always seems to come out looking like mud, dull and flat. If it's what's needed, I'd use it, but since Lexol seems to work incredibly well (and is so cheap and readily available) that seems to do it for me. I'll probably give them an LP'ing in a week anyway, since I need something that can romp in the snow (in addition to my 6" and 8" beans).
post #4233 of 6890
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Originally Posted by Crane's View Post


Those aren't rif's boots. They are mine. Water damage? I wade in lakes, rivers and streams with these boots for hours at a time on a regular basis. There is no water damage. That, once again, is because I maintain them in accordance with how I use them.

As far as the leather getting darker is concerned get over it already. The lighter colors darken quicker and much more dramatically period. It is what this type of leather does like it or not. As far as I'm concerned be my guest and don't treat them. Your boots are going to darken anyway. There will be no protection from stains, water, mud, snow, beer or dog shit. You can also expect the life span of the boot to be dramatically decreased as well. The leather will dry out, start to crack and then split. You won't have them long enough to worry about dry rot but hey who cares right? It's all about keeping the color the same! If that's what you want put them in a damn glass case in a controlled environment out of the sun and never wear them.

My approach to leather care has always been pragmatic, My reward is leather goods that look good, are in good usable shape and some of them are older than most of the people who post here. These aren't jeans, you don't size down 2 sizes and they don't fade.

 

Kind of figured my post would eventually get you a little riled up lol, I know you've been answering similar questions for 283 pages.  

 

I totally understand (although I have 0 experience) that this leather will darken on its own over time, however it seems different products for conditioning/protecting produce different levels of darkening. I would just prefer not to have dark chocolate colored 1k's on day 1.  Again as I said before, I'm not asking for zero darkening, I just don't think it's unreasonable to be interested in their color.  Otherwise, I would've just bought black.  And clearly I am interested in treating the boots or else I wouldn't be on here trying to learn.

Oh and I was asking rif if with his "minimal care" (assume that at probably means no LP) he has experienced any water damage.  I know from your posts your LP'd boots have seen a little water and survived.

 

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Originally Posted by wdahab View Post

I did indeed use Lexol on my Indy Boots this evening. They came out a very lovely golden color, very similar to the shade that I've seen Natty CXL darken to normally. LP doesn't result in the ugly color, in fact I like the LP color. I haven't decided whether I'm going to LP them, they really really needed oiling so it will have to be at least a week before I put LP on them if at all. It's Obenauf's Oil that gives the really muddy, ugly shade, not the LP. I mean, lets be honest, I probably will, since it's coming on snow and rain season. Interestingly, I've seen a people say that CXL shouldn't have wax-based treatments, because its a waxless leather. This includes Saphir, who says use oils on oil based leathers, and wax on wax based leathers, and don't mix. Probably not meant for people like Crane's, but an interesting debatable point.
From what I've read, I think you're right in that it's the Obenauf's Oil not the LP that causes severe darkening.
post #4234 of 6890
I've found that the Obenauf's oil darkens much more than the HDLP.
post #4235 of 6890

Hey, so I purchased both the Obenauff LP and Oil, and was wondering, for a new pair of boots, do i have to use the oil first? If so, how long after applying the oil can i apply the LP. 

post #4236 of 6890
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Originally Posted by space4lyfe View Post

Hey, so I purchased both the Obenauff LP and Oil, and was wondering, for a new pair of boots, do i have to use the oil first? If so, how long after applying the oil can i apply the LP. 

I applied 2 coats of oil, waited a day in between coats although i noticed that it dried after about an hour. The next day i used crane's method with the lp.
post #4237 of 6890

I was out and about today so I stopped and tried a pair of 100 Mile boots.

 

They were very comfortable, and I really liked the way they looked - from the plain toe 1000 Mile through the Rockford cap toed and the Addison wingtips. Obviously a piece of handcrafted quality.

 

My question goes more toward color.

 

Not owning these (yet), what would you guys....the owners...say the most versatile color is?

 

I was looking at the black Addison wingtips to wear with a pair of Gustin grey silk jeans I am expecting, but also thought they would look great with many other things.

 

I want these to wear them casually and even on occasion, out in the evening.

 

Suggestions?

 

Thanks in advance, it's appreciated.

post #4238 of 6890

Duplicate post.


Edited by michaeljohnr - 11/9/13 at 8:46pm
post #4239 of 6890

Anyone have a good suggestion for inserts(high arch foot) that works well with the W1K boot?

post #4240 of 6890
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Originally Posted by michaeljohnr View Post
 

I was out and about today so I stopped and tried a pair of 100 Mile boots.

 

They were very comfortable, and I really liked the way they looked - from the plain toe 1000 Mile through the Rockford cap toed and the Addison wingtips. Obviously a piece of handcrafted quality.

 

My question goes more toward color.

 

Not owning these (yet), what would you guys....the owners...say the most versatile color is?

 

I was looking at the black Addison wingtips to wear with a pair of Gustin grey silk jeans I am expecting, but also thought they would look great with many other things.

 

I want these to wear them casually and even on occasion, out in the evening.

 

Suggestions?

 

Thanks in advance, it's appreciated.

My guess would be Rust. I have not own Rust yet but the close colour to it Cordovan is what I always wear to the office.

 

post #4241 of 6890
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Originally Posted by ihatesundays View Post


I applied 2 coats of oil, waited a day in between coats although i noticed that it dried after about an hour. The next day i used crane's method with the lp.

Thanks!

post #4242 of 6890
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Originally Posted by Mr M View Post
 

My guess would be Rust. I have not own Rust yet but the close colour to it Cordovan is what I always wear to the office.

 

 

Thank you!

post #4243 of 6890

I recently purchased the 1000mile in brown. I have been looking through the thread for best first treatment. I see a lot of snoseal and obenaufs lp recommendations. My question is....if I live in an area that doesn't see much rain/snow and I most likely won't be taking the boots through tremendously rough conditions do I need to apply these? or would only a conditioner be ok for treating before first wear? 

 

following that up....do you suggest obenaufs oil or venetian shoe creme

post #4244 of 6890

One more stupid question about how does they fit :embar:

My feet is 280mm long, it's 11 inches.

As I understand it is US10 size, right?

Is it true I need to order US9 size boots to get correct fit?

 

Maybe there is someone with same feet size as my?

What size of 1000 Mile Boot do you wear?

I'm asking because I'm in Russia and there is no way to find them in local stores at my city.

I want to buy them online, but it's hard to choose correct size :(

What size should I buy?

post #4245 of 6890
Go measure your feet using a brannock device.
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