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  1. Man with Apple

    Man with Apple Senior member

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    Was the OP talking about reverse chamois or regular chamois? I am curious to see what regular chamois looks like aged. Never really been a big fan of the reverse.
     


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    alton brown rocking indys and a big ass gun

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    Sexy gun, nice boots.
     


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    This is a good point. I should also note that the ofxords I mentioned are Waxed/Oiled Reverse Chamois, which may be relevant.

    A quick bit of research reveals the following (click for better ideas of texture):

    Chamois:
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    Reverse Chamois:
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    Basically, it looks to me like Chamois and Reverse Chamois are different textures.
     


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    This is so random.
     


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    [​IMG] Well...here's mine from just a couple pages back that I posted and here is the write up from Winn Perry's old blog. Seems like chamois can go either way -- smooth side or rough side out. These are smooth side and are wearing very well for me. http://winnperry.com/updates/alden-73030-ranger-mocc/
     
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    The Chamois and Reverse Chamois are the same leather just turned inside out. I have a pair of smooth Chamois that are about 4 years old. There is so much oil in the stuff that I've never applied anything to them other than giving them a damp wipe down. They've lost some of their original glow but still look really nice.

    The sueded Reverse Chamois pair I have has also aged nicely. Although, the surface has sort of matted in areas because of the oily nature of the leather. It's never bothered me because it's just what that type of leather does. If you don't like a roughed-up look, the Reverse isn't for you.
     


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    Do you have a picture of the smoothe chamois?
     


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    Look two posts up (or a couple pages back)...I've posted the pic twice. That's a smooth Tobacco chamois Ranger Mocc...you can read about it in the link I posted too.:D
     


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    Thanks for that link. They look different than the Leffot longwings. Leffot's seem to be lighter brown.
     


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    I have the Context Rough Roy boot in black chamois. I care for it with a special brush that looks very similar to the brushes used to take care of suede shoes whenever I wear them. Every 6 months or so, I apply Chamois oil and it makes the boots look like new again. I purchased all the gear from Allen Edmonds. edit: these boots are in the reverse chamois leather. I am not sure if you would apply the oil to the smooth side of regular chamois. The suede brush is key in making them look good and not very matted.
     
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    enjoy wearing your good looking boots. remember the break in method
     


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    good job
     


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    I've found pictures of the smooth Chamois make it look more lively. Whenever I've gotten a pair the leather has always looked more flat, much like the picture of those Ranger Mocs.
     


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    Check this pic out from leffot. The chamois longwings next to the natural longwings looks great and seems to have more character in natural light: http://s3.amazonaws.com/data.tumblr...373902&Signature=Zpai2JYmg6EZxnO4yzW/nOqjq+A=
     


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