- Feb 22, 2009
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CALLING ON HOME SEWERS TO HELP HEALTHCARE WORKERS FIGHTING COVID-19
The lack of proper masks, gowns, and eyewear equipment is making it difficult for health workers to do their work fighting the novel coronavirus. In a recent New York Times article, medical workers said they were worried about how they can both fight the coronavirus without imperiling themselves, as well as their loved ones when they go back home.
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Thanks for the pics. I have a Horween shell wallet and love it. But I see where the reservations comes from everyone when it comes to shoes and boots.
My friend’s Carmina (before they stopped taking wholecut cordovan chelsea orders) - the exact inspiration for my project with AM:I like shells just not on the Wholecut Oxford model. I recall a few years ago my “holy grail” shoe was a shell seamless Wholecut but over time realized that it was not a good idea. Perhaps she’ll for a Chelsea would work better because it is a boot. The good thing about a boot is that it looks great polished and shiny but equally looks superb scruffy and beat up. Gongdrew on IG just posted his Yanko Shell Cordovan boots as attached. A good point of reference but note that his shell cordovan is sourced from Rocado (I.e Italian)
how about Kangaroo? These are my 11 year old RM Williams seamless boots. My only chelseas
Indeed, for the very rustic look. I think he uses a metal spoon once a very long.Wow he really didn’t take care of these. On purpose I assume?
I have their yearling leather wholecut and they are my best friends in the rain. They have fewer wear then they should because I tend to choose sharper lasts when I have two pairs in front of me (and I own a pair of CJ calf, which always compete with this pair for wear).how about Kangaroo? These are my 11 year old RM Williams seamless boots. My only chelseas
now to be fair you can make those color “even” just be ready to use a ton of cream and going at it for like 30 minutes +, then hope it doesn’t rain any time otherwise repeat the process...This is a color 8 Carmina Wholecut that sold on eBay for $300 a few weeks back. This is the reason why Shell cordovan does not suit the Wholecut model.
Definitely agree with @clee1982 concerning bad weather leather. Suede with a protector, or a grain type leather are amazing, especially in cities with inclement weather. Alpine, and Inca from my experience are excellent resilient leathers, not to mention easy care. In fact, all of these are low maintenance, and look fantastic on pretty much any AM last.Now on the alternative for bad weather I would vote for
1. suede with nano spray protector
2. some kind hatch grain
case in point... I had polished up these Carmina Rubi shell cordovan captoes on a Sunday. Moisturized then with Venetian creme and brushed them like a bitch. Then added on some Alden cordovan creme and brushed like a bitch some more. The shoes looked amazing! They were ultra shiny! Come Monday morning, I wear these out the door, literally to my car and into my office and look at that white layer of wax bloom already!!!now to be fair you can make those color “even” just be ready to use a ton of cream and going at it for like 30 minutes +, then hope it doesn’t rain any time otherwise repeat the process...