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Thirty years in a closet, and the leather didn't fall apart.

 

Which speaks to the silliness of the compulsory Obeneauf treatment of boots before you ever wear them because "you don't know how long they have sat in a warehouse or on a store shelf."

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Dudes here are chronic over-lubricators (ahem) uhoh.gif
Pull-up leather like CXL always looks a "little dry" so there is this temptation...
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I was guilty of that with my first pair...not doing that again with my new ones. 

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Originally Posted by Certifiedinsane View Post



Smokejumpers with flat waxed laces

Beautiful pair.. Did I just read on the IR forum that this pair is a couple of years old and you just applied only the 2nd coat of Obenaufs.. That is amazing.. How did you get that shine?  Also did not know that Brown Smooth gets that rich with use.. 


Edited by mogili222 - 8/1/14 at 7:17pm
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It’s more LP than use that makes them shiny… My boots arrived shiny.

Arrived treated with LP.

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Dudes here are chronic over-lubricators (ahem) uhoh.gif
Pull-up leather like CXL always looks a "little dry" so there is this temptation...

#Louie'd
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4Char, I'm having a love affair with your SJ's... We rent hotel rooms when your at work happy.gif
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#Louie'd

Nah, Louie would have thrown down some Titanic-sized, obscenity-laced, derogatory-filled, grammatically-incorrect type ish on that ass, topped with a bucket of Huberds!
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I thought I'd share a few pictures and my experience with White's.  Growing up in the Southwest and working as a firefighter I have known about White's for a long time but have been too cheap to go out on a limb and get a pair.  Wasting time on ebay I noticed that there are a handful of old/used up boots that can be picked up for a good deal.  I scored a pair of lineman/SJ boots.  $80 included shipping.  I shipped the boots to White's along with a sketch and measurements of my feet and we decided to go with an 11.5 E and down grade it the the original SJ (less leather and less weight than the lineman).  I asked to leave the midsole and stacked heel natural, but other than that it is the plain old smoke jumper, ready for some wildland firefighting.  I'm a 12 in Adidas/Nike. 11.5 EE in Danner, 10.5D in Red Wing IR/1907 and a 11D in Wolverine 1000 Mile.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by mogili222 View Post
 

Beautiful pair.. Did I just read on the IR forum that this pair is a couple of years old and you just applied only the 2nd coat of Obenaufs.. That is amazing.. How did you get that shine?  Also did not know that Brown Smooth gets that rich with use.. 

hey mogili222, yeah they are around 2yrs old. true that you get the richness in brown smooth leather with more LP than use as LP really does darkens them quite a bit...and the shine, you'll need elbow grease and horsehair brush. :)

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@meso, Kyle all day long

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#Louie'd

Nah, Louie would have thrown down some Titanic-sized, obscenity-laced, derogatory-filled, grammatically-incorrect type ish on that ass, topped with a bucket of Huberds!

Lol.
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Thank you for the response @Certifiedinsane. I can never get a shine after I apply Obenauf LP. Could be that I am applying too much of it.. Will go a little easy with the LP next time and try brushing more.. 

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If you really want a shine, use some neutral wax polish. Not recommended for oil leathers per se, but it's still done all the time.
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(Warning crappy cell phone pics ahead)
I just got my first pair of Whites in the mail today. The fit is perfect(thanks Kyle) and they look great. I will post a more in depth review and impressions after a few wears.

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Nice!!!

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