Still cool after all these years and cooler than the rest of them put together.
An inspiration to drummers (and musicians as well!) everywhere.
Charles Robert Watts
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The saddle shell boot is in Oscar last. I have been told it is very similar to the Soller last, so it should fit fine, if not a big more snug. It is not MTO, just RTW, so no storm welting, and comes in IMO the worse possible sole, dainite. Absolutely useless in heavy rain or snow. Eventually, several years down the line, I will need to send them back to Carmina to refurbish with JR soles.
PP, if you don't mind me asking, where are you getting them from?
If it's a shop, could you please let me know where as I wouldn't mind seeing if I can get a pair, too.
Carmina have a very similar pair in stock at present but they're in burgundy shell and I'd much rather prefer a shade of brown.
There are a few Perth members around from time to time. "Johnsnothere" is one that I remember but I'm sure that a few other people from Perth post from time to time.
I've heard about using women's tights when polishing shoes (and I'm sure that fxh will make a joke about this), but haven't personally tried it. I used to enjoy polishing shoes but I must admit that, like you, I do find it rather boring nowadays. I tend to get my catharsis/meditation time from ironing shirts.
My tip for time saving polishing is ironically, take more time. I was polishing Hallams last weekend and did not allow enough time for wax/polish to dry between coats, The wax ended up just taking off all of the existing polish, right down to the leather and I almost ruined my damn shoes. Took three days of various polishes to fix and is still a bit visible.