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post #14251 of 16699
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post #14252 of 16699
Hi all. Just bought some black leather boots. This will be my first experience owning nice leather and I don't really know how to take care of it.
These are the boots in question: http://shop.havenshop.ca/collections/mark-mcnairy/products/for-haven-country-brogue-boot-waxy-black
I emailed Haven and they recommended a waterproofing spray followed by Mink Oil.
A quick search of SF and everybody seems to say mink oil is a very bad idea for good leather. I'm planning in grabbing some red wing leather protector spray and cedar shoe trees on Amazon, so I'm looking for a leather conditioner to order at the same time. I'm not looking to have a high polish, just to keep them from drying out and cracking. Again, when I searched SF all I could really gather is that mink oil is bad and most people like either Saphir Revotaur (sp?) but when I look that up it is apparently mink oil or sno-seal.
Any help for brands and products that will help the leather stop from drying out and cracking would be greatly appreciated. I live in the northeast where snow and salt and slush is every day in the winter if that makes a difference.
post #14253 of 16699
...followed by mink oil? i wouldn't think the mink oil would absorb at all if you waterproofed them first. that advice seems weird.

Since they're black, they're not gonna show water stains anyway. If they get wet, you give 'em a day to dry out and they'll be fine. You don't really need a waterproofing spray. If you're gonna put 'em through serious weather, sure, do a waterproofing spray, but always after the application of conditioner. I'd recommend the Renovateur.

I see the "mink oil might go rancid" talk a lot, but it's never happened to me on the pair of shoes I've used straight mink oil on, and I first put mink oil on those about two years ago.
post #14254 of 16699
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Originally Posted by ghdvfddzgzdzg View Post

...followed by mink oil? i wouldn't think the mink oil would absorb at all if you waterproofed them first. that advice seems weird.

Since they're black, they're not gonna show water stains anyway. If they get wet, you give 'em a day to dry out and they'll be fine. You don't really need a waterproofing spray. If you're gonna put 'em through serious weather, sure, do a waterproofing spray, but always after the application of conditioner. I'd recommend the Renovateur.

I see the "mink oil might go rancid" talk a lot, but it's never happened to me on the pair of shoes I've used straight mink oil on, and I first put mink oil on those about two years ago.
Actuallly, re reading their response it doesn't specifically say waterproofing THEN mink oil. Just waterproofed AND mink oil. So the and when you recommend the Renovatour is there a specific one you suggest? I'm searching Amazon and a few different versions show up (luxury leather care balm, medaille d'or etc). Either way, conditioner first, then a spray if desired? If I'm not looking for a polish then should I just apply the conditioner, give it a few hours then wipe it down with a cloth and that's it? Thanks for the help man.
I will be wearing them in the rain and snow. If weather is truly horrible I will wear beaters but I'm not planning on babying these too much - I want to wear them.
post #14255 of 16699
With the Reno, medaille d'or is what you'd want. this one here:
http://www.hangerproject.com/shoe-care/cleaning-conditioning/conditioning/saphir-renovateur.html

With that said, Renovateur will make a shine if used how everybody uses it. Just giving it a quick wipe-down after application and wait time (you don't need to wait a few hours; I give my shoes about 10 minutes with it on there) is not what people do as far as I know. I go at my shoes with a brush and I'm pretty sure most others do. I don't know what happens with unpolished Reno on a shoe. Probably nothing, but it's nonstandard.

If you want to minimize shine, there are other conditioners to use--Obernauf's Heavy Duty LP, or just mink oil, though LP is much more serious. The LP will also do some waterproofing. You may just want to use that. PTO did a good job explaining LP: http://putthison.com/post/30802926417/how-to-take-care-of-rugged-boots-i-spent

Congrats on "wanting to wear them." I feel some people in threads like this one don't want their shoes to ever see daylight. But anyway, yes, you'd use conditioner first, then the spray, unless you just use LP.
post #14256 of 16699

Need a bit of help. I'm a good sized man (6'4 215) with a slight build. I'm looking at getting a double-breasted blazer (will settle for a sport coat if I have to) or full suit with peak lapels. I've checked out Suit Supply here in NY but I am not a fan of the European "slim" style of suit. II want a tailored look but not slim. I've also scoured the internet and haven't quite found what I'm looking for. My budget for this particular project is $250-$350 or somewhere close. Any suggestions?

 

 


This is the look I'd like in terms of fit and buttons. Try and ignore the velvet and lack of side vents.

post #14257 of 16699

Hello SF!

Im looking to buy some OBDC shirts online during the holiday sales but i'm having problems with the fit. My measurements are a 15.5" collar and 36" sleeve, these measurements prove to be difficult... For example; J.Press and Brooks Brothers stock shirts wont fit me... At J.Press I can get 15.5 collar but a 35" sleeve or 16.5" collar and 36" sleeve... Does anyone else have these problems and maybe some solutions? :)

Note that most MTM programs are to expensive for me and inconvenient.

 

H.R 

post #14258 of 16699

I think Brooks Bros can make that for you. Just order the shirts during one of their MTM events. You can probably even do it over the phone. You can also try Mercer or Lands End.

post #14259 of 16699
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Originally Posted by HenryRearden View Post
 

Hello SF!

Im looking to buy some OBDC shirts online during the holiday sales but i'm having problems with the fit. My measurements are a 15.5" collar and 36" sleeve, these measurements prove to be difficult... For example; J.Press and Brooks Brothers stock shirts wont fit me... At J.Press I can get 15.5 collar but a 35" sleeve or 16.5" collar and 36" sleeve... Does anyone else have these problems and maybe some solutions? :)

Note that most MTM programs are to expensive for me and inconvenient.

 

H.R 


If its not available, it needs to be made.

If Brooks Brothers is an option, then some MTM options  will fall in that price range.

Also, many MTM options allow you to order standard sizes, without really going through the measurement hassle.

Our shirts are currently being delivered in less than 2 weeks of ordering.

 

One can still have many reasons for not choosing MTM, but, it sure is a lot less inconvenient now than ever.

post #14260 of 16699

How is the fit on this jacket? Too boxy?

 

Thanks.

post #14261 of 16699

what do you guy think of this nylon jacket (mesh interior).  good enough for 25F (-3C) snowy weather?

or should I get a down puffer jacket instead?

post #14262 of 16699
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Originally Posted by stolen View Post

How is the fit on this jacket? Too boxy?

Thanks.

the fit looks okay but the way you're wearing it is atrocious. collar down and flaps snapped. foo.gif
post #14263 of 16699
do you guys know if i am a sz 7 or 8 uk in lanvin cap toes if i pretty much wear a 9/42 all across the board?? I see mixed reviews everywhere dozingoff.gif
post #14264 of 16699
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Originally Posted by grizzlybear View Post

do you guys know if i am a sz 7 or 8 uk in lanvin cap toes if i pretty much wear a 9/42 all across the board?? I see mixed reviews everywhere dozingoff.gif

uk7

I wear 41 across the board, 40 for CP and similar, and have UK6 captoes (same ones you got I think)
post #14265 of 16699

No idea, but the lapels are ridiculously wide enough to be the work of Tom Ford.

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