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Red Wing Gentleman's Traveler

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by imstr8trippin, May 15, 2008.

  1. TheChefs

    TheChefs Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, I'll definitely give the polish a try. If I had to buy them again I think I would go with the black cherry as I think the worn and darkened caps would blend better than the cigar color.

    You could apply dark brown polish all over the boot to darken it
     
  2. boibleu22

    boibleu22 Well-Known Member

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    New to the forum, but this thread convinced me to pull purchase a pair of Cigar GTs. I've been wearing them every day since November putting a minimum of 3 miles of Boston commuting miles on them every day. Overall I love them, they handle the commute great, but look good in the office as well.

    I know they are just fancy work boots, but this color hasn't held up quite as well as I was expecting. The issue is that any scuff becomes very dark due to the snowseal waterproofing. Even with the waterproofing the leather will wick water up from near the sole resulting in wet salty water staining the boot.

    Do you guys have any ideas on how to blend the scuffing on the toe of the boot? I wish the contrast between scuffed area and upper section wasn't as dramatic. Maybe a brown polish? I would be ok with the entire boot becoming darker just the even out the patina.

    I've also started to get close to wearing out the front of the sole, should I look into getting these resoled already? or do you think they will last a little longer.

    Thanks in advance, below are some pics

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    Geeze! I've had mine for almost as long and they still look brand new!
     
  3. BIGBERTHA

    BIGBERTHA Well-Known Member

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    Kind of dig these pics I took of my GTs.
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  4. threepedals

    threepedals New Member

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    Looks great, that color wears really well.

    Sometimes I wonder if I squeezed into a smaller size, the front caps would have less wear. Unfortunately my daily walk is through 100 year old brink and cobblestone sidewalks in Boston, and hitting my toes is inevitable in any pair of shoes.
     
  5. Notverystylish

    Notverystylish Active Member

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    This forum has been so helpful I feel the need to give back.

    I bought a pair of GTs the other day. Here's how they fit in the Nudie Slim Jims. They are the cigar color.
    [​IMG]
     
  6. aaaeeeiiiooouuu

    aaaeeeiiiooouuu Senior member

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    Love the pics of the beat-up GTs

    Truly a boot that looks better w/ age, and w/ some nicks and scratches
     
  7. arced

    arced Senior member

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    Has anyone used Pecard's Leather Oil on their GT's? I have a pair that's quite beat up and I was thinking about applying it, but I was wondering if anyone else has tried it.
     
  8. Steve Thomas

    Steve Thomas Senior member

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    Kind of dig these pics I took of my GTs.
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    Holy crap!!! Those are gorgeous!!!!!!! Are those enough exclamation points to get across exactly how much I covet those boots?
     
  9. mikeeeey

    mikeeeey Well-Known Member

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    thought i would post these in this thread also: During my trip: [​IMG] After the trip (Now its about 1 week since the first wear) [​IMG] wore this pair when its brand new (not really brand new, wore it for a few hours days before my trip and set off when its hardly broken in. my feet survived) and boy its comfortable..
     
  10. Biff

    Biff Senior member

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    ...good looking pair of boots... [​IMG]
     
  11. aaaeeeiiiooouuu

    aaaeeeiiiooouuu Senior member

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    Here are my GTs at about 5 months Don't really baby them, as you can tell, but that's the way I like it [​IMG]
     
  12. oboy_oboy

    oboy_oboy Senior member

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    Man! Some great pics of GT's in here. I don't have any real close ups, but here's today's fit (x post from SNS thread). Thought I'd throw it in. About of year of use, not super hard (no snow) but plenty of rain and decent hikes.

    [​IMG]
     
  13. mikeeeey

    mikeeeey Well-Known Member

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    Man! Some great pics of GT's in here. I don't have any real close ups, but here's today's fit (x post from SNS thread). Thought I'd throw it in. About of year of use, not super hard (no snow) but plenty of rain and decent hikes.

    [​IMG]


    nice!

    did you put any protection or treatment (obenauf, mink oil and such) on your boots?
     
  14. oboy_oboy

    oboy_oboy Senior member

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    ^ I did a coat of Obenauf's after about 6 months of use thinking I'd let the leather get a little broken in to better absorb it, but I probably should have done it right away, and more regularly. I don't have as pronounced toe-scuff/color change as boibleu22 but it seems that's the direction it's headed. i think the eary and often approach helps to mitigate this, but heavy use in wet/snowy weather probably leads to that over time.
     
  15. meso

    meso Senior member

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    Toe scuffs just happen on work boots. With or without Obenauf's. Best to just roll with it.
     
  16. mikeeeey

    mikeeeey Well-Known Member

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    ^ I did a coat of Obenauf's after about 6 months of use thinking I'd let the leather get a little broken in to better absorb it, but I probably should have done it right away, and more regularly. I don't have as pronounced toe-scuff/color change as boibleu22 but it seems that's the direction it's headed. i think the eary and often approach helps to mitigate this, but heavy use in wet/snowy weather probably leads to that over time.

    I dont think applying obeanauf sooner will help. I tried obenauf on my brand new pair, on a tiny spot inside the tongue area. It doesnt get absorbed at all and leaves a shiny finish.

    I believe its due to the leather still new with natural oil and stuff. The leather was treated in the tannery so maybe its good to roll without much additional care.

    I will again, try to apply obenauf on my GT later to see if it gets absored.
     
  17. spacemanvt

    spacemanvt Senior member

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    love all the boot porn. these are some legit boots
     
  18. aznanon

    aznanon Well-Known Member

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    Just want to give you guys a heads up... the black cherry gentleman traveler is on "sale" at bakershoe.com + they have a promo right now for an extra discounted 14.95 for shipping. type "usps" as the promo code. I grabbed a pair myself. With all the fuss about sizing, I hope I chose the right size. Super excited to get them.
     
  19. Pizza

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    Just want to give you guys a heads up... the black cherry gentleman traveler is on "sale" at bakershoe.com + they have a promo right now for an extra discounted 14.95 for shipping. type "usps" as the promo code. I grabbed a pair myself. With all the fuss about sizing, I hope I chose the right size. Super excited to get them.

    If you sized 0.5 down you're set. Thats all.
     
  20. NefariousSabatour

    NefariousSabatour Senior member

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    i'll probably get shit on for this but here goes:

    a red wing dealer in my town has the #9011 Beckman boots for sale at 178. They look exactly like GTs, are these the same boots? I've heard a lot of conflicting stuff that they may be a different leather or that its just a name change.

    Someone take pity on me and help me out.
     

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