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post #65701 of 122416
Thinking about picking up the Rough Roy's from context. Do these age well? Sometimes I think rough out boots looking pretty good with age, other times they look pretty beat for the amount of wear.

Any pics of worn in rough outs?
post #65702 of 122416
what is the general consensus on natural chromexcel ptb care?


^these in particular

i've tried searching, only found one result and it says this
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I’ve used Meltonian saddle soap (A very gentle cleaning and moisturizing product.) for the 12 years I’ve worn them and the leather doesn’t look much different than when I bought them. Simply take a damp cloth, put a little saddle soap on it, and wipe the boots. Let them dry, and then buff with a horsehair brush. The brush removes any film and gives the leather a soft luster

just wanted to get anyone else's opinion / experience on it, thanks
post #65703 of 122416
Care for NatCXL the same way you would shell. Little to no product, frequent brushing, and always tree them.
post #65704 of 122416
Hello All: I recently purchased from Unionmade a pair of Alden Muir Indy Boot in Walnut Calfskin 40541HC. What is the opinion on the proper care for calfskin? Any suggestions will be appreciated! Thank you!!

post #65705 of 122416
^ Wear 'em. Sometime next year brush them off and put a little conditioner on them. Done
post #65706 of 122416

Latest pick up, from Citishoes NYC! Decided to go with metal toe plates from B Nelson:

 

 


Edited by Subutai - 11/11/13 at 5:23am
post #65707 of 122416
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Latest pick up, from Alden DC! Decided to go with metal toe plates from B Nelson:

 

Those look outstanding!!

 

I really like the metal toe detail.

 

I've considered doing that, but it turns out I rarely have much wear on my toes - I'm a strange walker apparently.

post #65708 of 122416
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Latest pick up, from Alden DC! Decided to go with metal toe plates from B Nelson:


 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

They are beautiful.

Alden DC is blowing up with the less common colors. 

post #65709 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Subutai View Post
 

Latest pick up, from Alden DC! Decided to go with metal toe plates from B Nelson:

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

 

 

Each picture brings me that much closer to picking up a pair of Whiskey... anything actually.

 

Those are spectacular.

post #65710 of 122416
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Originally Posted by tampatravel View Post
 

Those look outstanding!!

 

I really like the metal toe detail.

 

I've considered doing that, but it turns out I rarely have much wear on my toes - I'm a strange walker apparently.

 

 

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Originally Posted by bkotsko View Post
 

They are beautiful.

Alden DC is blowing up with the less common colors. 

 

Thank you, very excited with the color of these! And Nick did great work with the plates

 

...I need to edit the original post, I actually got them at Citishoes in NYC. Great shop, they even throw in the shoe trees!

post #65711 of 122416
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Latest pick up, from Citishoes NYC! Decided to go with metal toe plates from B Nelson:
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Very nice! Congrats. I have been thinking about toe plates, too. If your gait tends to make your toes wear faster does that mean that the metal toe taps will click when you walk????
post #65712 of 122416
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Very nice! Congrats. I have been thinking about toe plates, too. If your gait tends to make your toes wear faster does that mean that the metal toe taps will click when you walk????

I've heard they don't make a noticeable click, but this is the first pair on which I've had them installed. I'll let the much more knowledgeable members respond. I plan to use the Mac Method to break them in so I may not find out for a few days!

post #65713 of 122416
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I've heard they don't make a noticeable click, but this is the first pair on which I've had them installed. I'll let the much more knowledgeable members respond. I plan to use the Mac Method to break them in so I may not find out for a few days!
I am going to try the mac break in method for the first time on my Cigar PTB. I will see of that makes a difference once I wear them in the real world. Then I'll see if I still want to do the taps.
post #65714 of 122416
Care for Natural CXL is going to really depend on how you wear your boots. If you wear them as dress boots (as many here do) they require little to no care, and can stop reading.

If you wear them as *actual* boots (as I do with my Indy's) where they are going into mud, streams, sand, snow, etc. you may want to give them occasional oilings (I use Lexol Conditioner) every few months (3-6, unless you have a specific incident like walking through oily flood waters, like I've done in my Beans) and possibly a wax waterproofing treatment (I use Obenauf's LP) once a year or so. Again, that depends on how you beat them up, and how heavy duty an oil/conditioner you're using. These *will* darken your boots, so again, if you are wearing your boots as dress boots, disregard. Go over to the Wolverine 1000 mile thread to see recommendations on how to treat CXL boots that are worn as boots.
Edited by wdahab - 11/11/13 at 6:39am
post #65715 of 122416

Bick 4 works well to keep CXL hydrated without darkening the leather.  No need to do it too often unless you're really beating up the leather as others have suggested.  

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