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post #1846 of 2063
I wanted to order the Maliseet in Natural CXL - was going to call Quoddy - but searched to see if any retailers had them - and indeed Leffot did. Ordered them on Sunday and they arrived today.

Natural Chromexcel, Antique Brass Eyelets, Brick Vibram Soles, Rawhide Laces


post #1847 of 2063
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Originally Posted by Ritchee View Post

I wanted to order the Maliseet in Natural CXL - was going to call Quoddy - but searched to see if any retailers had them - and indeed Leffot did. Ordered them on Sunday and they arrived today.
Natural Chromexcel, Antique Brass Eyelets, Brick Vibram Soles, Rawhide Laces

Nice pair of Maliseets Ritchee! Have you treated them with anything? That's one of the darkest new pairs in natural Chromexcel I've ever seen. Perhaps it's just the photos. I definitely love the natural CXL pair I bought some time ago; they age very nicely and are comfy as hell. 

post #1848 of 2063
That natural CXL is beautiful stuff. Can anyone show some patina'd Natural CXL? I bet it ages beautifully.
post #1849 of 2063
Every Quoddy on sale at Gravity Pope

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post #1850 of 2063
post #1851 of 2063
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Originally Posted by Clay J View Post

That natural CXL is beautiful stuff. Can anyone show some patina'd Natural CXL? I bet it ages beautifully.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here's a few pics of the pair of Quoddy Maliseet Oxfords I've had for 6 or 7 months. I've been wearing them regularly since I purchased them (alternating with a pair of Oak Street Trail Oxfords to give them days of rest with shoe trees). I've treated them lightly with Venetian Shoe Cream twice since I bought them to prevent excessive spotting/scuffing and to keep the leather in decent shape.

post #1852 of 2063
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Originally Posted by Bianco View Post

Nice pair of Maliseets Ritchee! Have you treated them with anything? That's one of the darkest new pairs in natural Chromexcel I've ever seen. Perhaps it's just the photos. I definitely love the natural CXL pair I bought some time ago; they age very nicely and are comfy as hell. 

I didn't treat them with anything before I took the shot, they are lighter than that pic, at least on my monitor. And they are very comfortable!
post #1853 of 2063
Just ordered a pair of bluchers in Natural Chromexcel with the red brick camp soles. Anybody else have pics of something similar? I was torn between those and the basic brown cxl with charcoal soles. Or even these natty cxl w/ white sole from kafka.

Also, to confirm I'm not severely incompetent, I saw the pictures above and read through the entire thread. Just wanted to see if anybody else has worn pictures.
Edited by AnOxymoron - 10/21/12 at 10:43am
post #1854 of 2063
I picked up some canoe mocs in brown chromexcel. I was wondering what I should treat them with. I would like to waterproof them but could someone run over the benefits of different products one might use? And recommend different products?


I've seen this addressed before but mostly in response to natural chromexcel. Is there a major difference in taking care of the two?
post #1855 of 2063
speaking of nat CXL, i put mine up FS in B&S. Just wasn't getting good use out of them. See my sig for details.
post #1856 of 2063
Anybody know if the brown J Crew bluchers are lined or unlined?

edit: nevermind it says "glove leather lining and footbed" im dumb
post #1857 of 2063
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Originally Posted by jakej View Post

I picked up some canoe mocs in brown chromexcel. I was wondering what I should treat them with. I would like to waterproof them but could someone run over the benefits of different products one might use? And recommend different products?
I've seen this addressed before but mostly in response to natural chromexcel. Is there a major difference in taking care of the two?

Venetian Shoe Cream is one of the most frequently recommended products for Chromexcel in any color. It cleans, moisturizes, and protects the leather and buffs to a nice shine. It doesn't affect the appearance of the leather too much as long as you don't apply too much of it. Care of brown and natural CXL is more or less the same; the natural is obviously more likely to darken in color when treated though. I would certainly avoid anything you spray on to waterproof quality leather like the Horween stuff Quoddy uses. I'm guessing that the Quoddy waterproofer would be a good product to use (or perhaps Skidmores leather waterproofer) if you really need to protect them from nasty weather. They're made primarily of beeswax, so they would definitely keep some moisture out but they will alter the look and feel of the leather a bit.

post #1858 of 2063
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Originally Posted by Bianco View Post

Venetian Shoe Cream is one of the most frequently recommended products for Chromexcel in any color. It cleans, moisturizes, and protects the leather and buffs to a nice shine. It doesn't affect the appearance of the leather too much as long as you don't apply too much of it. Care of brown and natural CXL is more or less the same; the natural is obviously more likely to darken in color when treated though. I would certainly avoid anything you spray on to waterproof quality leather like the Horween stuff Quoddy uses. I'm guessing that the Quoddy waterproofer would be a good product to use (or perhaps Skidmores leather waterproofer) if you really need to protect them from nasty weather. They're made primarily of beeswax, so they would definitely keep some moisture out but they will alter the look and feel of the leather a bit.

Horween recommends neatsfoot oil on CXL, it'll darker then shoe a bit though
post #1859 of 2063
Just got my pair of Quoddy for South Willard brown cxl bluchers. OMG these are so comfortable, especially with no socks.
post #1860 of 2063
J. Crew Quoddy Brown Chromexcel Blucher after 2 years of wear:





J. Crew Quoddy Blucher after refurbishing:





Impressions:

Looks like Quoddy didn't touch the leather uppers at all, which is fine, I like the reddish hue that is emerging from the brown leather. The insoles feel thicker than the ones that had been in place prior to the refurbishing, which is probably a good thing. The original insole wore through due to constantly wearing them without socks. The laces seem much thicker and longer than before. Finally, the camp sole is exactly the same as before and I expect to get at least two years of wear from it before refurbishing it again. It will be interesting to see what the leather looks like then. Overall, I'm very happy with these shoes. Probably the most versatile pair of shoes I've ever owned.
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