Originally Posted by MrGuy
Bakes, the patina is what I'm most looking forward to. I've seen some natty cxl turn grey-ish (display pair of brixton boots in store at epaulet, a few weeks ago), which is much more worrisome to me
Originally Posted by Bakes11771
Interesting, I think I would prefer the greyish. Maybe it has to do with brushing/not brushing? I defer to El Argentino, as our unofficial resident authority on natty cxl patina development.
My suspicion is that the greyish Brixtons you saw were actually completely new, maybe tried on in store, but not seriously worn. NatCXL will usually start off very pale, and then will patina "golden" with wear and care. CXL won't pick up rain spots either like cordo is prone to doing. Obviously you don't want the shoes soaked, but I wouldn't mind wearing mine outside when showers started. Brush them well, and hit them with some reno/meltonian/whatever, and you should be good to go. I think NatCXL is probably the easiest leather to patina in the quickest amount of time b/c of how little dye is used (if any).
And do post pics of the tassels!!
Originally Posted by Papa Doble
This is what I thought of at first too, but I knew it wasn't the right reference. Still hilarious:
"I don't own A gun, let alone many guns that would necessitate an entire rack."