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"BColl_Has_Too_Many_Shoes ".....

Many thanks for your considered reply. I agree with you on extreme contrasts, guess I am just smitten with the shoes I linked to!

I have some snuff suede split toe derby's, so going to see how they look with the lighter winter trousers. I always viewed those shoes of mine as spring/summer...not sure why!!

Cheers

Graham
 

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"BColl_Has_Too_Many_Shoes ".....

Many thanks for your considered reply. I agree with you on extreme contrasts, guess I am just smitten with the shoes I linked to!

I have some snuff suede split toe derby's, so going to see how they look with the lighter winter trousers. I always viewed those shoes of mine as spring/summer...not sure why!!

Cheers

Graham

Glad I could assist.

Chukkas may be more winterish appropriate, but I feel like depending on how sleek (or not sleek) those SpTDs are they should work well. Also, if they look on the heavier side or lighter weight will affect the appearance against a winter clothing backdrop.

I don't blame you for desiring those Saddle Derbies. They are a nice pair. ??
 

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@GrahamM if it's the style you like and not necessarily the color those saddles look good in a slightly darker (and maybe more versatile) hatch grain...

EDIT: Slightly different style, maybe not exactly what you're looking for.
 

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Arrived moments ago from STC. I can’t wait to wear these. Apologies for the poor pictures. I usually shoot outdoors, but I’m north for the winter and it’s FREEZING outside, so this will have to do.
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Those 524s are sweeeeet

Didn't I mention the iconic 524s in suede on another thread? ?
The grain on that SpTD is glittering. Beautiful pairs!

Extremely versatile haul. Wear them in good health and when the weather allows.
 

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Arrived moments ago from STC. I can’t wait to wear these. Apologies for the poor pictures. I usually shoot outdoors, but I’m north for the winter and it’s FREEZING outside, so this will have to do.
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they do really make the best more classy chukka Boot. Nice pickup.
 

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Arrived moments ago from STC. I can’t wait to wear these. Apologies for the poor pictures. I usually shoot outdoors, but I’m north for the winter and it’s FREEZING outside, so this will have to do.
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Do share your experience with the Russian Hatch! People either love or hate it - down the track please post worn photos that are not polished please. So tempted to order one in russian but have yet to do it

I vaguely seeing a post from Leaves that says to polish with 'wax' to keep the look up as oppose to normal shoe polish

Well done on the pickups!
 

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Do share your experience with the Russian Hatch! People either love or hate it - down the track please post worn photos that are not polished please. So tempted to order one in russian but have yet to do it

I vaguely seeing a post from Leaves that says to polish with 'wax' to keep the look up as oppose to normal shoe polish

Well done on the pickups!

I just use medium brown saphir wax on mine with plenty of brushing. I haven't had any issues like those that were posted by MoosicPA in the Skoak thread ages ago.


Anyone have comments on how GEYO wears compared to leather in terms of hardiness and comfort? Those look great @George Red ?
 

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I just use medium brown saphir wax on mine with plenty of brushing. I haven't had any issues like those that were posted by MoosicPA in the Skoak thread ages ago.


Anyone have comments on how GEYO wears compared to leather in terms of hardiness and comfort? Those look great @George Red ?
Thank you! Most of my STC’s are on the GEYO sole. In my opinion, it’s the second best rubber sole in terms of comfort and durability (second only to Vibram Gumlite). It lasts forever and is soft and bouncy underfoot.
 

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Do share your experience with the Russian Hatch! People either love or hate it - down the track please post worn photos that are not polished please. So tempted to order one in russian but have yet to do it

I vaguely seeing a post from Leaves that says to polish with 'wax' to keep the look up as oppose to normal shoe polish

Well done on the pickups!
Will do! I plan on breaking them in on Monday. Will post pics.
 

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Do share your experience with the Russian Hatch! People either love or hate it - down the track please post worn photos that are not polished please. So tempted to order one in russian but have yet to do it

I vaguely seeing a post from Leaves that says to polish with 'wax' to keep the look up as oppose to normal shoe polish

Well done on the pickups!
I just use medium brown saphir wax on mine with plenty of brushing. I haven't had any issues like those that were posted by MoosicPA in the Skoak thread ages ago.

I second the wax and brushing to upkeep the appearance of the leather.

Generally speaking, the reasoning (as told to me by Horween) you only need the wax and brushing is when the makers receive the leather they build up the color and finish through coats of color and wax. The color should remain consistent, but the wax sometimes requires a little more assistance. So the additional wax and the heat generated from brushing should revitalize the leather.

That said, adding a little cream isn't going to result in a negative outcome. I'll say that I do 4 or 5 wears (maybe more) before adding on the wax. I do brush before and after usage though.
In terms of the usage of cream, I may go 15 to 20 wears before I add a little.
 

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