Red Wing Iron Ranger Boots - what's the dilly yo?

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Garage/Surf Rock, Sep 30, 2008.

  1. Matte Male

    Matte Male Active Member

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    I treat my amber harness IRs with Obenauf's LP occasionally, haven't touched my hawthorne pair with anything though. Treating these with a synthetic spray just seems like a sin to me for some reason.
     


  2. walds11

    walds11 Senior member

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    I went with Kiwi mink oil because it is sold locally. I applied a coat on this afternoon. It darkened the leather just a little bit. The mink oil also softened up the leather, which is a plus and hopefully will speed up the breaking in process.

     


  3. click here

    click here Senior member

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    I recently purchase this boot in Amber Harness and I'm a bit confused about what to apply. I got Obenauf's Heavy Duty LP and Obenauf's Leather Oil? Which one should I apply?
     


  4. lesamourai

    lesamourai Senior member

    

    LP.
     


  5. alexa17

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    leather oil on first coat, LP on the second coat if you got both.

    leather oil for dry weather, LP for wet weather
     
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  6. dcg

    dcg Senior member

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    I'm pretty sure that the J.Crew "dark straw" is identical to what everyone else calls Hawthorne, but can anyone confirm?
     


  7. Islander

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    Yeah it is the same.

    XXX

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  8. dcg

    dcg Senior member

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    ^Thanks!

    There does appear to be one minor difference, in that the J.Crew version uses gunmetal eyelets and speed hooks vs. silver on the original.
     


  9. Islander

    Islander Senior member

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    This is true, mine are not from JCrew. They are ~2 years old and have only really been used for yard work and as a winter boot.
     
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  10. dcg

    dcg Senior member

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    They look freaking excellent.
     


  11. NormanF

    NormanF Senior member

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    It's part of the Red Wings European line that is not available in the US stores.


    Footwear and clothing is exclusive to certain markets. But if you like it, like this Red Wing model, you can buy it outside the USA. With the Internet, the only restriction on "exclusive" nowadays isn't geography but price and availability.
     


  12. Matte Male

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    Once it starts staying around freezing I do not wear these boots, the lack of tread can cause some terrifying moments on ice and snow.
     


  13. maritimetimetime

    maritimetimetime Well-Known Member

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    anyone know where i can get some long, thick leather laces to replace the old ones?
     


  14. Islander

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    Probably true, winter here is mainly rain and slush.
     


  15. spacemanvt

    spacemanvt Senior member

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    finally ordered some hawthornes from nordstrom

    will post once they are broken and awesome
     


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