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Morning all. May I garner some opinion.

I recently got rid of some very old Snowdon's and now need a new a new pair. As I have seen here before, I am not as impressed with the current wax hide as compared to the leather on my old boots (much looser grain, wrinkly and lighter colour). It changed in 2017 and not to my liking. Anyway, I am going to get an MTO with an alternate leather.

I have been speaking with Pernilla. Zug is an option but never as comfortable as other leathers in my opinion. Also there is an oily/waxy waterproof Nubuck but am not a big fan of nubuck. So, to stay weatherproof, this limits me to the Hurricane leather as can be found on the Ross. Does anyone here have Ross boots (or any other make up with Hurricane leather) that can share their experience of the leather??

I actually like the look of the Ross boot. Maybe I should save about £400 and just but a pair of those. My primary reason for buying Snowdon is my faith in the veldt welt for walking through wet grass and the odd shallow stream. Am I being old fashioned in my belief that only a veldt welt is up to the job? Would a modern storm welt (as on the Ross) do an equivalent job?? Do storm welts leak if pushed??

I would be very grateful for anyone's experience in this area. An MTO for me is a significant investment for me and I would like to get it right. Many thanks in advance.

[Cordo Galways look amazing btw. I have the Lindricks and would like some Galway's also]
 

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Morning all. May I garner some opinion.

I recently got rid of some very old Snowdon's and now need a new a new pair. As I have seen here before, I am not as impressed with the current wax hide as compared to the leather on my old boots (much looser grain, wrinkly and lighter colour). It changed in 2017 and not to my liking. Anyway, I am going to get an MTO with an alternate leather.

I have been speaking with Pernilla. Zug is an option but never as comfortable as other leathers in my opinion. Also there is an oily/waxy waterproof Nubuck but am not a big fan of nubuck. So, to stay weatherproof, this limits me to the Hurricane leather as can be found on the Ross. Does anyone here have Ross boots (or any other make up with Hurricane leather) that can share their experience of the leather??

I actually like the look of the Ross boot. Maybe I should save about £400 and just but a pair of those. My primary reason for buying Snowdon is my faith in the veldt welt for walking through wet grass and the odd shallow stream. Am I being old fashioned in my belief that only a veldt welt is up to the job? Would a modern storm welt (as on the Ross) do an equivalent job?? Do storm welts leak if pushed??

I would be very grateful for anyone's experience in this area. An MTO for me is a significant investment for me and I would like to get it right. Many thanks in advance.

[Cordo Galways look amazing btw. I have the Lindricks and would like some Galway's also]
I used the Galway/Skye with normal stormwelt under heavy rain, wet grass, mud etc.. and never experienced any leaking. Never tried stuff like crossing shallow streams so not sure if stormwelt would be enough in this case.
 

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I used the Galway/Skye with normal stormwelt under heavy rain, wet grass, mud etc.. and never experienced any leaking. Never tried stuff like crossing shallow streams so not sure if stormwelt would be enough in this case.
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in all fairness even the Snowdons are not meant to be submerged. For crossing streams get goretex. For wet grass and the odd puddle a stormwelt should be fine.
 

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+1

in all fairness even the Snowdons are not meant to be submerged. For crossing streams get goretex. For wet grass and the odd puddle a stormwelt should be fine.
Hi Crat.
No intention to go wading in them, it's just when there is a stream or run-off crossing my path and I need to dash through it. Happens often and was always fine in the old boots until the toecap stitching starting to leak. The welt was fine.

(Ironically, I have Gore-tex and Gore-tex lined boots and they leak. I have found Gore-tex is great for a while and then it starts to let the water in. Same for my coats (but I have 10 year old Simms waders that still don't leak!))
 

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Not sure if these C&J Harrogates are too formal for Selvidge denim. Well I am trying it today because the snow has melted and I wanted to wear something other than my beloved boots.
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Definitely not, looks like they go together. Especially since it appears they are on a grained leather with stormwelt
 

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Definitely not, looks like they go together. Especially since it appears they are on a grained leather with stormwelt
I disagree. They look great individually, but something seems off when worn together.
I'd maybe let the pants rest more on the shoes, but those shoes are super casual the way they are made up
walking around in them today makes me reconsider. I am lowering the denim roll by one but it still doesn't feel like a cohesive trouser/shoe combination. Perhaps one of my 'mistakes'. Was just excited about not needing to wear boots.
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walking around in them today makes me reconsider. I am lowering the denim roll by one but it still doesn't feel like a cohesive trouser/shoe combination. Perhaps one of my 'mistakes'. Was just excited about not needing to wear boots.View attachment 1567278
I personally like it, but to each their own. Not sure what you have on up top, but here are some pics I quickly searched.

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