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jcreadeur

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Received notification today that my order from the last fee-waived special are on their way to me. DHL says they'll be here on Wednesday.
I’m jealous! I’m still waiting for mine from the GMTO back in January!
 

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Wow - I think my shoe design may have caught Carmina's attention.

From Instagram...
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Burgundy Boxcalf & Russian Reindeer.
That’s a really nice makeup! Next MTO weekend I’ll probably do something in mixed media. This time around I went with shell in something fairly boring but also very uncommon. I doubt it’ll get enough attention to show up on their page or even get a second look from most collectors.
 

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X-post from C&J thread:

Anyone out there who could compare the Oscar last to C&J’s 325?
 

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I think I know the answer to both questions but want to confirm:
1) Carmina's Russian grain is from JFJ Baker right? (This may be the only instance of anything anywhere where I don't want the Horween version)
2) for those with Carmina's Russian grain, is it effective as an all-weather leather?
 

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I think I know the answer to both questions but want to confirm:
1) Carmina's Russian grain is from JFJ Baker right? (This may be the only instance of anything anywhere where I don't want the Horween version)
2) for those with Carmina's Russian grain, is it effective as an all-weather leather?
Yes it is and I think so. It's a veg tan leather so if you are okay with some patina I don't see why not
 

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Thanks for confirming. I have been trying to exercise restraint and abstain from the Russian hatch but I think it's near time for this saga to come to its natural conclusion.
Seeing as the original spent a couple centuries at the bottom of the ocean I would think the occasional exposure to the elements shouldn't be a problem.
 

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Thanks for confirming. I have been trying to exercise restraint and abstain from the Russian hatch but I think it's near time for this saga to come to its natural conclusion.
Seeing as the original spent a couple centuries at the bottom of the ocean I would think the occasional exposure to the elements shouldn't be a problem.
I think if you don't have a pair in it, it's definitely worth a try and I'd have no qualms putting it through the paces and using some Bick 4 to keep it looking its best.
 

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