Just thought this was cool
Picked through lots of stuff today but no great finds. The stores were so crowded here it was insane.
I did manage to get one oddity. Its a pair of Drybak hunting pants from the 50's. What drew me to them was the label touting the "NEW" Talon 42 zipper. 100% Cotton with a vinyl covering parts of them.
Also got the goofy Levi Panatella's. I fall for anything pre-90's and Levis. Luckily I found 4 or 5 pairs of Levi's 501 from the 1980's and a NOS pair of Womens Levi Cords from 1978
I would have picked them up, and if they are a UK 8 I'd ask for a proxy :)
Very fine automotive sandpaper (1k-2k+ grit), fiebings black leather dye, and a layer of creme/wax melted in with a lighter will work wonders. You won't have the same grain structure in that area but unless someone is examining your shoes up close no one should notice.
Thanks for the tip, Jesse! Also, I enjoyed your talk on Thursday. I'll be sure to thank you if I take over the world .
Did any of you from here nab this? I stopped by and it was gone. If it doesn't fit you, PM me and we can work something out. I'm having a real hard time finding 38R/L conservative business staples.