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I think that is a good recommendation, Saphir makes great stuff. Since they are crimson, didn't want to overly "brown" them, but VSC isn't cutting it.
I guess my monitor needs calibrated; they looked brown to me. Check hangerproject.com; Saphir makes cream polishes in a bunch of differnet colors. There'll probably be something closer than medium brown. Maybe Bordeaux or Hermes Red?
 

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I guess my monitor needs calibrated; they looked brown to me. Check hangerproject.com; Saphir makes cream polishes in a bunch of differnet colors. There'll probably be something closer than medium brown. Maybe Bordeaux or Hermes Red?
I have Bordeaux, think Hermes may be too red, I'm thinking a light coat of brown would do the trick. They are the crimson Diesel boots, but photograph brown. Oh hell, everything winds up brown eventually..........
 

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My Dune CXL plain toe bluchers arrived today. All I can say is... WOW. I thought my Diesel boots were great. And they are great. But these -- sublime. Flawless in every way. The leather sole is substantial and will undoubtedly be long-lasting. Comfort is fantastic -- the Leo last has a nice wide forefoot, especially in EEE, and the back portion of the shoe cups my heel perfectly. The 360-degree welt looks great. I generally don't like it when shoe companies add their own finish to Chromexcel and cordovan leathers, I prefer the original leather in all of its glory. But I actually like whatever GS did to the natural CXL on these, it makes it a little deeper and more interesting.

I've gone back and forth on natural Chromexcel plain toe bluchers for a couple of years. My worry was that they might be too casual to wear to work. But they look fantastic. The shoes are of such obvious quality that I feel comfortable wearing them anywhere. And they're also physically comfortable.

I really liked my Diesel boots but these PTB's... they are amazing. I'll bet I can walk all day in them too. In fact, I'm going to do just that next week, just to try them out. This is a really fantastic pair of shoes.
 

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My Dune CXL plain toe bluchers arrived today. All I can say is... WOW. I thought my Diesel boots were great. And they are great. But these -- sublime. Flawless in every way. The leather sole is substantial and will undoubtedly be long-lasting. Comfort is fantastic -- the Leo last has a nice wide forefoot, especially in EEE, and the back portion of the shoe cups my heel perfectly. The 360-degree welt looks great. I generally don't like it when shoe companies add their own finish to Chromexcel and cordovan leathers, I prefer the original leather in all of its glory. But I actually like whatever GS did to the natural CXL on these, it makes it a little deeper and more interesting.

I've gone back and forth on natural Chromexcel plain toe bluchers for a couple of years. My worry was that they might be too casual to wear to work. But they look fantastic. The shoes are of such obvious quality that I feel comfortable wearing them anywhere. And they're also physically comfortable.

I really liked my Diesel boots but these PTB's... they are amazing. I'll bet I can walk all day in them too. In fact, I'm going to do just that next week, just to try them out. This is a really fantastic pair of shoes.
Told you, or maybe not you directly, but told someone they would like them. GS punches way above their weight class.
 

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Diesel day here, plenty of leaves still left on the deck, so blower is going to work this afternoon. Looking for a good polish to bring the color back up in the scuffed areas, any ideas GS? View attachment 1282415View attachment 1282416
Saphir Greasy Leather Cream is awesome for CXL. I use neutral on my stuff, but it comes in brown too. I doubt it will do anything to diminish the tone of the Crimson color, and leaves a matte finish I associate with CXL instead of shiny.
 

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Saphir Greasy Leather Cream is awesome for CXL. I use neutral on my stuff, but it comes in brown too. I doubt it will do anything to diminish the tone of the Crimson color, and leaves a matte finish I associate with CXL instead of shiny.
Well, I have some, so will try it tomorrow.
 

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Saphir Greasy Leather Cream is awesome for CXL. I use neutral on my stuff, but it comes in brown too. I doubt it will do anything to diminish the tone of the Crimson color, and leaves a matte finish I associate with CXL instead of shiny.
I have used the neutral on my Natty CXL Aldens with zero color change, so mayweed to get some brown for the GS boots as I would like to not only condition, but attempt to darken the scuffs and bring them closer to rest of boot. But since I have neutral on hand, will try that first and see what happens.
 

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I have used the neutral on my Natty CXL Aldens with zero color change, so mayweed to get some brown for the GS boots as I would like to not only condition, but attempt to darken the scuffs and bring them closer to rest of boot. But since I have neutral on hand, will try that first and see what happens.
Pick one spot close to the back for a test.
 

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Edge dressing question. I know a lot of you love the contrast between the upper and the lighter colored welt and edge, but has anyone tried to darken from the more natural leather color to a darker, more antique look? This would be more like a transparent dark stain rather than a thick brown old school edge dressing. Thanks for any thoughts.
 

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