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My mistake, I was confusing it with Utah calf. Coloured cream is perfectly ok, although personally I don't use it often as it's easier to make a mistake. I usually use some kind of conditioner, colourless cream and then waxes and a bit of water for a nice shine.
Hi Tom, why would you advise against using cream on Utah calf? I use saphir cream on all my shoes to cover scratches or create a bit of patina.

Haven't tried yet with my George STD in chestnut Utah and used only dark wax, should I keep it that way and never use cream then?
 

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Hi Tom, why would you advise against using cream on Utah calf? I use saphir cream on all my shoes to cover scratches or create a bit of patina.

Haven't tried yet with my George STD in chestnut Utah and used only dark wax, should I keep it that way and never use cream then?
I’d guess bc cream can get stuck in the grain and hard to brush out?
 

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Although these were part of the summer collection I like to wear them on cold days as well. If anyone is still on the fence about the GMTO Frank quarter brogue in brown museum, I would recommend going for it. It’s the same shoe with less brogueing and I know Tom sources excellent museum calf...
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Although these were part of the summer collection I like to wear them on cold days as well. If anyone is still on the fence about the GMTO Frank quarter brogue in brown museum, I would recommend going for it. It’s the same shoe with less brogueing and I know Tom sources excellent museum calf...
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I am on the fence! Think still have time until tonight to make that final.
 

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I am on the fence! Think still have time until tonight to make that final.
Go for it, I just placed my order.

I am so happy with the other shoes I have from Tom I couldn't resist this one, especially since it's impossible to find a nicer or more balanced quarter brogue derby elsewhere.

Bonus picture of my black Friday special, couldn't be more pleased with this.

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I’d guess bc cream can get stuck in the grain and hard to brush out?
In my experience when using cream on textured leathers it is important to use the tiniest amount so that it doesnt get stuck in the grain. For my ebony utah George I use bick4 for the whole shoe and some dark brown or black cream on the toes and heels because those parts get scratched most easily.
 

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Go for it, I just placed my order.

I am so happy with the other shoes I have from Tom I couldn't resist this one, especially since it's impossible to find a nicer or more balanced quarter brogue derby elsewhere.

Bonus picture of my black Friday special, couldn't be more pleased with this.

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I was on the fence about those and I thought I didn't need them but oh how wrong I was!
 

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Go for it, I just placed my order.

I am so happy with the other shoes I have from Tom I couldn't resist this one, especially since it's impossible to find a nicer or more balanced quarter brogue derby elsewhere.
Just jumped off the fence and placed my order as well :)
Now the wait begins ...
 

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I’d guess bc cream can get stuck in the grain and hard to brush out?
In my experience when using cream on textured leathers it is important to use the tiniest amount so that it doesnt get stuck in the grain. For my ebony utah George I use bick4 for the whole shoe and some dark brown or black cream on the toes and heels because those parts get scratched most easily.
I have several grained leathers. From Utah grain, alpine to your exotic kangaroo, camel, etc. I also use Bick 4 to condition the whole shoe. I then use the same colored cream of the shoe's color on the whole shoe (a quarter amount which I dab around with my fingers to ensure equal distribution). Then put on a darker color across the heels and toes like @Meyboom.

Provided you have a stiff haired pig bristled brush, it will not embed within the grain (negatively that is). You also want to make sure to clean off the excess the leather that did not absorb with a rag of some sort.
 

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Thank you all for the interest in the GMTO's! I had not put in the same effort as before in terms of advertising, as I am very busy with getting the new project on the rails, but still a quite a few models made the required 6 and will go into production :fistbump:.
 

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I know it exists, but nothing more.
In general, we are waiting for the exact details of the project.
Working on it day in day out!

Hi Tom, why would you advise against using cream on Utah calf? I use saphir cream on all my shoes to cover scratches or create a bit of patina.

Haven't tried yet with my George STD in chestnut Utah and used only dark wax, should I keep it that way and never use cream then?
Utah is a vegetable tanned leather, meaning that it soaks everything up like a sponge. It's a delicate leather, and a heavy cream such as saphir pommadier can blotch the finish. Also in the factory I am very careful with how I finish the leather, and have recently switched to colourless cream instead of a light pigmented cream. But of course, everyone is free to use what they think works best.
 

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