Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Mr. Moo, Feb 28, 2011.
Yeah, I sometimes wax the front of the toe, but never the top (vamp) section.
Thanks for all the help guys! I appreciate it!
Looks like exactly what is happening to my CXL LHS. I'm taking the advice of BootSpell and kwhitelaw and just accepting it and wearing them as usual. In the end I'm certain that IF I'm not the only one who can see it, then I am CERTAINLY the only one who really cares. If anything I found they stretched a lot which is a bummer for a loafer so I might end up selling them at which time the "cracks" might cause some drama.
I say just enjoy them. I have my pair of Indys in Kudu, couldn't be happier with them. Enjoy!
Am I the only one who likes teh cracks?
Are they cracks? I always thought it was just folds and creasing, not necessarily the leather 'cracking'. Cracking seems to have a negative connotation to me, while I view it us 'patina' and 'getting worn in'
d00d didn't you go on a tirade like 8 months ago about how much and how quickly your leather cracks??
They arn't cracks it is a creasing typical but not universal to cxl . If it bothers you you should probably avoid cxl . Many of us buy this leather precisely because of this rather than in spite of it . Kinda like saying I like shell cordovan expect its too shiney
Bad choice of vocabulary. Those are just cracks in the finish, not cracks through the whole upper of the leather.
It's been a while since I've been on the forum. After a quick search I wasn't able to find an answer to my question.
Is it ill advised to use cordovan creme on calfskin shoes?
if your concern is about doing harm on calf skin there is no problem on that!! just cordovan creme has a lot more pigment in it!!
I disagree; I would not advise it. Not all cordovan creme is the same, so benhour cannot be sure what he's saying is true for your product.
Use the right tool for the job. You can get good calfskin polish for cheap with free shipping from Allen Edmonds or Amazon.
I think you should stay in the Allen Edmonds thread.
Me? If so, I believe you missed that I linked non-AE polish as well...
cordovan cremes is the same cremes as the cremes for calf and conteining les solvents and more oils and pigments!! believe i really know what i say!!
Double-exclamations aside, I'm just pointing out that you can't claim to know the ingredients of any and all cordovan creams on the market, and therefore cannot say with any certainty that they're all safe for calfskin.
I think with how inexpensive shoe polish designed for calfskin is, we should be suggesting he use the right tool for the job rather than risk any damage.
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