Red Wing Gentleman's Traveler

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  1. Get Smart

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    the chestnut colored GT....really turned out to be a great color that I like a lot more than I thought I would. after a coating of Dr Marten wonder balsam, and some polishing with kiwi brown, the color is getting richer and deeper. also notice the leather is much softer than GTs I got over 2 years ago and they needed almost no break in, dunno if that's due to the "featherstone" leather they use now or what but I like it

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    the chestnut colored GT....really turned out to be a great color that I like a lot more than I thought I would. after a coating of Dr Marten wonder balsam, and some polishing with kiwi brown, the color is getting richer and deeper. also notice the leather is much softer than GTs I got over 2 years ago and they needed almost no break in, dunno if that's due to the "featherstone" leather they use now or what but I like it

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    are these the original laces? I really like the wax laces the GTs come with....Ive got a chestnut pair ordered from my local RW store.
     


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    ^^ no, I dont like the OEM wax laces they come with

    those laces are the extra pair that came with some Paul Smith boots. real thick and heavy but not waxed
     


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    Those chestnut ones are very nice. I've been watching the GT on Amazon (currently $190 shipped) but they only have black and cherry right now.
     


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    Over the weekend I gave my 1-yr-old GT's their second application of Obenauf LP. I really recommend this product for GT owners who would like to soften the leather. I honestly like this boot so much I am considering getting another pair, this time in the black cherry leather. Would there be much difference between a size 9 and size 9.5, in terms of width? I am usually a 10 but my GT's are a size 9, they fit great length-wise but the sides are still narrow, even after a year of use. They're not too uncomfortable but the sides do "hug" the widest part of my feet when laced up. I was wondering if a sz 9.5 would solve the width issue but then i'd worry about the length being too long. Thoughts?
     


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    the chestnut colored GT....really turned out to be a great color that I like a lot more than I thought I would. after a coating of Dr Marten wonder balsam, and some polishing with kiwi brown, the color is getting richer and deeper. also notice the leather is much softer than GTs I got over 2 years ago and they needed almost no break in, dunno if that's due to the "featherstone" leather they use now or what but I like it

    I just bought a pair of these aswell. They are really nice and im happy i went with them for my first pair of good boots. Like you i found they required almost no wearing in and they are pretty damn comfy already. I've been looking for a good way to treat them and i think ill order some of that Wonder Balsam. Does it make them relatively water-proof? Which brand polish do you use?
     


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    Over the weekend I gave my 1-yr-old GT's their second application of Obenauf LP. I really recommend this product for GT owners who would like to soften the leather.

    I honestly like this boot so much I am considering getting another pair, this time in the black cherry leather. Would there be much difference between a size 9 and size 9.5, in terms of width? I am usually a 10 but my GT's are a size 9, they fit great length-wise but the sides are still narrow, even after a year of use. They're not too uncomfortable but the sides do "hug" the widest part of my feet when laced up. I was wondering if a sz 9.5 would solve the width issue but then i'd worry about the length being too long. Thoughts?


    my cherry GTs are a half size larger than ideal at 8US, and they are about another 1/8" or so wider, and maybe .25" longer. at least from a 7.5 to 8, so they fit pretty similar, but maybe in larger sizes the difference is greater when scaled accordingly

    I just bought a pair of these aswell. They are really nice and im happy i went with them for my first pair of good boots. Like you i found they required almost no wearing in and they are pretty damn comfy already. I've been looking for a good way to treat them and i think ill order some of that Wonder Balsam. Does it make them relatively water-proof? Which brand polish do you use?

    I think the wonder balsam is supposed to help them be more water resistant, tho I thought the GT leather was already "water proof" from the factory, i dunno as it never rains in SoCal. but it enrichens the color really nice, it went from a dull chestnut to a rich chestnut with one coat. For the polish I alternate between Trickers dark tan and Kiwi brown
     


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    damn uu those brown GTs look awesome. I knew they would look better than the black cherrys
     


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    Nice to see a real life picture of that color, I like it a lot. I actually like all three colors of the GT a lot and my Black Cherry ones are getting more and more comfortable each day. Wouldn't mind having all three someday [​IMG]
     


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    does anyone have the cigar color?

    Ive had mine for about 2 years but only applied some mink oil once. Should I add more? I wear these pretty much all fall and winter when its crappy/raining out but I don't go running through puddles or anything.
     


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    it's deep enough to take off part of the top layer and expose the oak coloured leather underneath. i hate to say it, but i'm extremely disappointed. i expected much more durability from these boots. guess i'll just have to find a polish to match the colour of the boots and go from there. is it a no-no to polish waterproof leather? i believe the GTs are waterproof.
    You can re-apply waterproofing material, something like Sno-Seal. Also, someone brought up new boot laces. The laces that came with my RW Inspired's are just terrible and they are falling apart. Anyone recommend some new ones in particular?
     


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    Just got a pair today in the black cherry. They definitely look awesome...much better in person that from pics.

    I do hope they stretch out a little width wise. I'm normally a size 9D so I sized down to 8.5. Lenght is fine but the sides feel a tad bit tight. And the leather is definitely stiff.

    One question i have...should i treat them with Sno seal first before I start wearing them? Or can I wear them for a bit and put treat it at a later time?

    Also I plan on making these my main go to boots for the winter. Is there anything I need to do for the leather part of the soles?
     


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    That chestnut color is really nice. Is that a stock color? If they are, where did you buy them ? I haven't seen that color in any of the retailers i've visited.
     


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    yes stock color

    papashoe.com has them right now for $210 with 15% off with a code SALE15OFF i think it is (it's in the Red Wing thread), so you can get em shipped for about $185ish
     


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