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I just read the last 100+ posts and now wish I hadn't.

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Originally Posted by Patrick R View Post
 

I just read the last 100+ posts and now wish I hadn't.

Poor you, sir, for whatever traumatic experience you happened to have caught...

post #12903 of 19072

Just a thought, had anyone ever tried Connolly Hide Care cream for their shoes? Stuff looks interesting.

post #12904 of 19072
I've used the old stuff they called Hide Food, it was pretty greasy but good for last chance saloon applications, similar to Grison. No idea what the new formula is like though.
post #12905 of 19072
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Originally Posted by Fred G. Unn View Post


I currently have a strip of Baker's leather around my waist, courtesy of Equus Leather:
http://www.equusleather.co.uk/oak-brown-bakers-bridle-leather-belt.html
Really great stuff! I know this has been posted in this thread before, but here it is again in case anyone hasn't seen this BBC clip of Baker:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-14442109

 @Fred G. Unn would you say that the belt is suitable for office dress (but not dress) wear?  I am looking at the raw holes, etc. and am looking for a custom belt.  The opportunity to have a 33 belt with holes .75 apart is compelling.

post #12906 of 19072
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Originally Posted by Patrick R View Post
 

I just read the last 100+ posts and now wish I hadn't.

Like watching a slow motion train wreck and can't look away?  

post #12907 of 19072
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Originally Posted by traverscao View Post
 

Dream just came true for me!!! I'll try organize my time table. 

 

 

Oh, this would be a great blog.  Document all of the design discussions from concept to commissioning.  Plus the follow-up service and analysis.

post #12908 of 19072
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Originally Posted by MDeKelver View Post

 @Fred G. Unn
 would you say that the belt is suitable for office dress (but not dress) wear?  I am looking at the raw holes, etc. and am looking for a custom belt.  The opportunity to have a 33 belt with holes .75 apart is compelling.
I have 5 belts from Equus and really recommend them highly! Everything is custom made and they are great people to work with. Check out their affiliate thread if you haven't already:
http://www.styleforum.net/t/260644/equus-leather-bridle-leather-belts-official-affiliate-thread/1620_30

I wear my Baker's leather with suits as well as casual. I have 2 Baker's, 2 bridle leather, and 1 suede. The Baker's have darkened with age and have developed a great patina.
post #12909 of 19072
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Originally Posted by traverscao View Post

They would absorb the right amount, Jerry, and they won't get soggy. Dry leather would suck up the liquid nourishment in matters of seconds, and create the illusion of them being very dry, when in fact, those excess conditioner will make the leather damn soggy in later wear, and possibly prevent a shine, even.

Apply the product when damp will give it just the right amount, and will prevent the leather from getting soggy. When the leather is completely dry, it will not prevent a shine - you can even brush the surface and get the healthy, smooth look.
i thumbs upped this by accident. Lexol's main ingredient is water to avoid this very issue. Adding more water before use does it a disservice.
post #12910 of 19072
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Originally Posted by traverscao View Post
 

They would absorb the right amount, Jerry, and they won't get soggy. Dry leather would suck up the liquid nourishment in matters of seconds, and create the illusion of them being very dry, when in fact, those excess conditioner will make the leather damn soggy in later wear, and possibly prevent a shine, even.

 

Apply the product when damp will give it just the right amount, and will prevent the leather from getting soggy. When the leather is completely dry, it will not prevent a shine - you can even brush the surface and get the healthy, smooth look.


My experiences have been that applying products while leather is damp/wet can set in water stains.

post #12911 of 19072
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Originally Posted by Patrick R View Post
 

I just read the last 100+ posts and now wish I hadn't.

 

you know you have the option to selectively hide some comments and only show the rest? makes browsing much faster if you have several pages to read

post #12912 of 19072
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post


i thumbs upped this by accident. Lexol's main ingredient is water to avoid this very issue. Adding more water before use does it a disservice.

I get you, Pat. It's alright.

 

The leather is damp, not dripping. 

 

I am thinking of switching over to Lexol NF though, consider what you are saying. I know NF is the same formula, but I used to use Lexol NF before, and thinking that my care regimen is better suited with Lexol NF.

post #12913 of 19072
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My experiences have been that applying products while leather is damp/wet can set in water stains.

For light color leather - yes!

post #12914 of 19072
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Originally Posted by AAJJLLPP View Post


My experiences have been that applying products while leather is damp/wet can set in water stains.

Actually, applying a light conditioner such as Lexol or Bick4 when leather is wet is the only close-to-certain way I know to prevent water stains. I do it all the time when wet lasting boots. My experience is that the light oils allow the water to disperse evenly, as well as retard evaporation.

Water stains are often...maybe always...the result of displaced minerals, chemicals, salts, etc., dissolved in water and then deposited as the water recedes or evaporates. Esp. if it evaporates too quickly. Kind of like the way detritus is cast up on a beach after the high tide.

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Edited by DWFII - 1/11/15 at 11:30am
post #12915 of 19072
I think the key is to use distilled water. It doesn't have any minerals that can leave spots. But in general water isn't the best for leather being that the pH is a tad higher than where it wants to be and what it is when it leaves the tannery.
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