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@Burzan I do not have any real reason for not using it on the uppers honestly...I was wearing my leather soled shoes a lot in the spring and it seemed to be raining all the time and I started doing some research and found Leather Honey to be highly suggested for keeping soles in good shape...I already had other products I was treating uppers with and never thought to try the leather honey...lol

 

My McTavish's soles  that have been treated with Leather Honey since new, the soles look fantastic and they have been wet an aweful lot.

 

Wow that's great to hear, I will for sure be grabbing a bottle soon.

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Regarding the color variation, it reminds me of my Black Hills 2nds (received yesterday) in that, from more than a foot away, the color variations and small "scratch & dents" look like they are supposed to be there (BTW, the Black Hills were the best $128 one could have spent on the last sale).

 

Regarding width, I would have ordered a "C" for my son but was told it wasn't available.  It certainly isn't offered on stock model LB's. 

 

It's a great looking leather.

 

 

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I didn't even check. I figured there 511 last would be offered in a full size range. Still a pretty good fit for never trying one on.

 

The Leeds is available in C widths, so the 511 last is available in that size. For a Dalton or Long Branch, I think you might be able to pay an extra $40 on an MTO for special sizing, but I've never done it.

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My default conditioner - for both shell and smooth calf - has become Bick 4.

 

What about the Dublin leather?  Any thoughts?  What is "officially" recommended?

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Originally Posted by Count de Monet View Post
 

My default conditioner - for both shell and smooth calf - has become Bick 4.

 

What about the Dublin leather?  Any thoughts?  What is "officially" recommended?

I looked into this a bit. I've seen that you can use nothing since it's already saturated with oils and waxes. I've seen recommendations by Horween that you can use Renovateur. Presumably it's probably fine to use anything that cleans and conditions like Bick4 or something like Glenkaren's Cleaner/Conditioner. 

 

I suspect just a brush and nothing else would be sufficient. If in doubt, remember that it's liquored like shell cordovan plus wax. So maybe avoid wax strippers.

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