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chicagoan2016

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Yesterday, I was asked for some pictures of my Packer boots. This week I gave them a good wash and scrub with saddle soap, then let them dry for a day. I sanded the edges of the sole and heal stack and gave them three coats of resolene. I then treated the boots with Saphir Medaille d'Or Renovateur and gave them a good horse hair brushing. I also made a new pair of kilties (without the crinkle ornamentation for a cleaner look) out of some nice brown oil leather that I have. The color is a close match but not perfect.

You can see in the last picture what I meant in an earlier post about one boots toe wrinkling while the other hasn't.

Anyway, here's the pics:







I have BHs coming in British Tan and I am sure in the future I would acquire Brown Oil tan.
Please share your cleaning 'regimen'. I like how your boots (this brown oil tan and the British tan) develop patina.
 

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On Baker's Facebook page, someone posted 350 cruisers in brown bison and another gentleman shared pics of his BHs in Latigo with lug soles, worth taking a look at!
 

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Come on Chicago, you can't tease us like that.
You have to bring the bacon (website link) when you throw down those challenges :)
 

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I have to change my mind about Bison and BullHide, I didn't know Bison would look that great and on top of that two-tone boots. As someone who is a fan of lug soles, I am so tempted!!
 

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I have to change my mind about Bison and BullHide, I didn't know Bison would look that great and on top of that two-tone boots. As someone who is a fan of lug soles, I am so tempted!!
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found this on GYW (owner could very well be in the forum). may be this will help to tip you over the fence :p
 
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yes you are right . i am dealing with Kyle now for my first pair of Whites right now. he definitely is very patient with my questions as a newib.
I found out Brandon's suggested size for boots were right on target! He was very kind to send me try-on boots but his original recommendation was perfect.
 

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I found out Brandon's suggested size for boots were right on target! He was very kind to send me try-on boots but his original recommendation was perfect.
same here , Kyle's suggestion was spot on (at least based on what i read and hear , coz i have no measurement to go on as to say what is a good fit as these are my first pair of nicer boots) and the try on pair feels great. Try on pair was on 4811 and what i am planning is BH s on 55 . later i mentioned that i would need celastic toes and the Kyle suggested to actually try one with celastic toes with half a size down. so now i am waiting to hear from him about availability of a a pair, which i think will be tough as they should be 8 EE or 8Fs.
 

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