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post #4891 of 6681

Any belt recommendations to match with the Brown Original 1000 Miles? 

 

 

Not sure what color to pick from Orion...

 

Medium Brown: http://www.orionleathercompany.com/American-Made-Medium-Brown-Belts-s/301.htm

Dark Brown: http://www.orionleathercompany.com/American-Made-Dark-Brown-Belts-s/300.htm

post #4892 of 6681
I have a question on color. I ordered a pair of brown originals. Treated them with some oil and LP.

They seem to have almost a red color to them. Made me think at first it was rust instead of brown. On photos I've seen, I've seen some brown that are like a milk chocolate brown--which is more what I was wanting, while others seem to have this red cast to them. Am I crazy here?
post #4893 of 6681

I am in between colors brown and rust. I have a few dilemmas, so I really don't know what I should do. I have been reading through the boot threads here on this website to figure out what oils I would need to use. First of all, I live in Ohio, and since I don't want to ruin my new boots, I feel as if it would be best for me to put some type of waterproofing protective substance on them. However, I have sweaty feet, and I am concerned that waterproofing them would make me sweat even more. Do you guys know of any ways to counteract this issue of sweating? Note: I plan on using Obenauf's LP to waterproof them. This is what I have read at least. Would you guys recommend that? Now, am I going to have to use Obenauf's oil too to soften and condition the boots? I am new at this so that is why I have all these questions. From what I have read, Obenauf's LP will NOT change the color of the boot. However, the oil WILL change the boot's color and make them darker. Is that correct? I love the reddish tent in the brown boots, so I really don't want them to get darker. After all of this researching, I believe here are the list of options for me:

 

1: Buy the brown boots. Use Obenauf's LP to waterproof them, but do not use the oil so the boots will not get darker. Hopefully my feet don't sweat too badly and hopefully I don't need the oil.

 

2. Buy the brown boots. Do not waterproof them so my feet don't sweat. Also, don't oil them so the color doesn't change.

 

3. Buy the rust boots. Use both the LP and the oil and hope the oil darkens the boots to the brown color.

 

4. Buy the brown boots and use both LP and oil and just suck it up and live with the boot's color change.

 

What do you guys think I should do? Any help would be greatly appreciated because I have no clue what I am doing.

post #4894 of 6681

why can't people just accept the colour change? god.

post #4895 of 6681
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bms259 View Post

I have a question on color. I ordered a pair of brown originals. Treated them with some oil and LP.

They seem to have almost a red color to them. Made me think at first it was rust instead of brown. On photos I've seen, I've seen some brown that are like a milk chocolate brown--which is more what I was wanting, while others seem to have this red cast to them. Am I crazy here?

All the brown boots I've handled all have a slight reddish cast to them.

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Originally Posted by gfloridafan93 View Post

1: Buy the brown boots. Use Obenauf's LP to waterproof them, but do not use the oil so the boots will not get darker. Hopefully my feet don't sweat too badly and hopefully I don't need the oil.

2. Buy the brown boots. Do not waterproof them so my feet don't sweat. Also, don't oil them so the color doesn't change.

3. Buy the rust boots. Use both the LP and the oil and hope the oil darkens the boots to the brown color.

4. Buy the brown boots and use both LP and oil and just suck it up and live with the boot's color change.

What do you guys think I should do? Any help would be greatly appreciated because I have no clue what I am doing.

1. They're going to get darker from exposure to light and the elements. That's the way it is.

2. You're feet are going to sweat one way or the other. Buy wool socks, they absorb a lot of moisture while still feeling dry. Good luck with your boots if you decide not to take care of them because you are so worried about the color changing which is going to happen like it or not.

3. The color doesn't change. All that happens is the original color becomes more saturated with oil.

4. Suck it up.
post #4896 of 6681

Just purchased a pair from Cranes! I am now going to buy supplies to oil and waterproof my new boots. Here is my list so far:

 

~~Obenauf's Leather Oil 8 oz.

~~Obenauf's Heavy Duty LP 4oz

~~Kiwi Leather Shine Horsehair Brush

 

I believe these materials will be enough to start with. So, I am definitely going to apply the Heavy Duty LP before I even where the boots because I want to protect them. However, I am not sure about the oil. Should I apply Obenauf's Leather Oil before I do anything? Or, should I just apply the Heavy Duty LP and then wait a couple of months to apply the Leather Oil and reapply the Heavy Duty LP? What do you guys think?

post #4897 of 6681
Quote:
Originally Posted by gfloridafan93 View Post

Just purchased a pair from Cranes! I am now going to buy supplies to oil and waterproof my new boots. Here is my list so far:

~~Obenauf's Leather Oil 8 oz.
~~Obenauf's Heavy Duty LP 4oz
~~Kiwi Leather Shine Horsehair Brush

I believe these materials will be enough to start with. So, I am definitely going to apply the Heavy Duty LP before I even where the boots because I want to protect them. However, I am not sure about the oil. Should I apply Obenauf's Leather Oil before I do anything? Or, should I just apply the Heavy Duty LP and then wait a couple of months to apply the Leather Oil and reapply the Heavy Duty LP? What do you guys think?

Light coat of oil first, wait a few days and then a light coat of LP and go from there.
post #4898 of 6681
in 164 pages this has probably been covered, but is it sartorially possible to wear 1ks with shorts?
post #4899 of 6681
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Originally Posted by aeymxq View Post

in 164 pages this has probably been covered, but is it sartorially possible to wear 1ks with shorts?

 



Why not? But only with taupe nylons
post #4900 of 6681
Quote:
Originally Posted by aeymxq View Post

in 164 pages this has probably been covered, but is it sartorially possible to wear 1ks with shorts?

I wouldn't. Get some oxfords -- suede bucks tend to go well with shorts. Or maybe try the Wolverine low cut oxfords, no guarantees that'll work though.
post #4901 of 6681
Quote:
Originally Posted by aeymxq View Post

in 164 pages this has probably been covered, but is it sartorially possible to wear 1ks with shorts?

Not unless it's October, your in Germany, your inside a tent, your wearing suspenders, and your drinking beer from a mug. 

 

 

 

Check out some of the non-boot options from Qouddy, Rancourt, or Oak Street Bootmakers.

post #4902 of 6681
Quote:
Originally Posted by aeymxq View Post

in 164 pages this has probably been covered, but is it sartorially possible to wear 1ks with shorts?

I suppose it depends on what you're doing. I wear mine with shorts when I'm hiking, rock hunting, fishing or doing some outdoor work when it's warm out.

Oh and the current flash deal ends tomorrow sometime.
post #4903 of 6681

Is there any videos on the correct method of applying the LP and Oil?

post #4904 of 6681
Quote:
Originally Posted by puppy3 View Post
 

Is there any videos on the correct method of applying the LP and Oil?

 

http://youtu.be/3PycZtfns_U

 

 

 

In all honesty, you just need to apply it all over, and let it absorb. A hair dryer can help with the second part, but you need to be careful. Then, remove the excess that didn't absorb and buff them like crazy, and this part can be done the next day.

post #4905 of 6681
After 2 weeks of brutal weather, I could feel the water repellent starting to wear off.

After wiping off the salt and mud and giving them the seal and bake treatment, here's how my 2 years old brown W1K look like:



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