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post #6256 of 6880
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Originally Posted by Midisurf View Post

I feel stupid.

and well you should.
post #6257 of 6880

Finally picked these up.

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Good god what happened to this thread. facepalm.gif

post #6259 of 6880
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Originally Posted by gastarbeider View Post

and well you should.

What for falling into brand names? I'm not one of those guys who pays stupid money for a RL shirt just to have a badge on it.

Brian they look nice with Raws, Beeswax?
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pretty sure i know this answer, but i just got a pair of beeswax DB and got what is usually a size down, however it is REALLY hard to get on my feet. Right at the bend in the tongue, there just isnt room for my foot. Once I get my foot inside, it fits, but it s tight. Im guess that that is more tight than snug, ie. wrong size? I guess I'll go a whole size bigger, same size as my Wallabees (which are just ever so slightly big) and my Clarks dress shoes (same thing). 

post #6261 of 6880
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Originally Posted by Brian Itzaina View Post

Finally picked these up.
what color is that? looks good
post #6262 of 6880
Got my first pair of Desert Boots in sand the other day.

Was wearing them around around the house for a while without waterproofing them. While washing my hands, a few drops of water dripped onto them and left an ugly dark stain. When I tried to wipe it away with a clean white towel, the stain only got bigger.

The light coloured suede seems to be rather delicate. I am not terribly worried about it, but there might be a way of removing the stain. Any suggestions?
post #6263 of 6880
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Originally Posted by Bullitt View Post

Got my first pair of Desert Boots in sandI got some water on my suede
If it 's already dried you have to dunk the whole boot to make it look natural. Not a big deal.
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Originally Posted by Bullitt View Post

Got my first pair of Desert Boots in sand the other day.

Was wearing them around around the house for a while without waterproofing them. While washing my hands, a few drops of water dripped onto them and left an ugly dark stain. When I tried to wipe it away with a clean white towel, the stain only got bigger.
The light coloured suede seems to be rather delicate. I am not terribly worried about it, but there might be a way of removing the stain. Any suggestions?

I'm never buying them in sand if that's the case, I'd be forever walking on egg shells with them. I got my taupe dirty and cleaned it with a wet cloth, then realized I had to wet the whole shoe or it would look uneven.
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Wetting them with a sponge is the way to go, even though it will never look even. No need to be especially careful Desert Boots are not dress shoes.

Still thinking if I should wear them with raw denim. Blue stains might look ugly on the light coloured suede.
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Why does raw denim stain if it's dry? Have you not washed them yet?
post #6267 of 6880
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Originally Posted by Midisurf View Post

Why does raw denim stain if it's dry? Have you not washed them yet?

 

Raw denim fades. It starts dark as hell and then it will get nice characteristic fades. The indigo that gets out of the denim has to go somewhere, right? And that somewhere can be anything from chairs, to saddles to shoes to whatever it gets in touch with a few times. if you have light colored shoes, they will get blue stains from your denim.

 

 

Washing your denim helps against this problem, you got that right! But raw denim.... and ... washing? The whole concept of raw denim is NOT washing it for a looooong time. So that leaves us with 3 options;

 

1. Don't buy or wear light colored shoes when you got a 'young' pair of raw denim.

2. You buy light colored shoes and you don't give a **** if they get blue stains.

3. You do something unsacred: Washing your raw denim just to keep your shoes clean.

 

Hint: option 1 is the most popular, but you're free to choose!

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Originally Posted by Somar View Post

 

1. Don't buy or wear light colored shoes when you got a 'young' pair of raw denim.

2. You buy light colored shoes and you don't give a **** if they get blue stains.

3. You do something unsacred: Washing your raw denim just to keep your shoes clean.

 

Hint: option 1 is the most popular, but you're free to choose!

 

Some people just cuff their jeans and put tape on the underside so it doesn't rub against their sneakers.

 

Simple, tacky, but effective. 

post #6269 of 6880
Yeah I know about raw denim but you still wash it at least once to prevent all the honeycombs and fade lines moving up your legs from the shrinkage which looks retarded if you don't wash it before wearing it.

Anyways I picked up a pair of clarks desert boots off amazon in taupe for £54 ($70) so saved myself £25 and the clarks shop didn't even know about Taupe, he spent half an hour looking for that colour on their systems and I had to show him it on my phone cause he wouldn't believe me. I walked in with the taupe yesterday and he said it's the best colour he's seen and he's getting a pair now.
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I have a few question on applying obenauf LP on the CDB. do you use a soft cloth, sponge or ur bare hand to apply it? How much LP is needed and how many coat is recommended? Just got my boots. Loving them hahha. Thanks
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