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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Mr. Moo, Feb 28, 2011.

  1. Crat

    Crat Distinguished Member

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    Use
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    Cleaned, rinsed and dried.
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    Obenauf'ed
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  2. Cleav

    Cleav Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    That is truly awesome! Thanks for that great post!!
     


  4. Cleav

    Cleav Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    You're very welcome. :satisfied:
     


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    Boots look great! Obenauf's is magic. I beat up a pair of Red Wings during the winter here, and a fresh coat of Obenauf's leave them looking like new.
     


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    Cleav Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    Exactly Nick. As I said above ^ :slayer:
     


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    Does it make sense to condition leather soles with, say, Renovateur or a similar product? They're leather, so why wouldn't they require the same care and attention that the uppers require?
     


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    This is pretty fantastic partrick. Thanks for posting it again as i missed it the first time.

    The mechanic in me loves this.
     


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    The only time I treat soles is after they get wet and I use Lexol after they dry naturally. You don't want to do anything that overly softens soles as they will wear faster.
     


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    Great point. Thanks.
     


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    I have a pair of AEs which I condition with Lexol (once / month) and apply meltonian cream (once / week). I've noticed that whenever I condition them, they acquire a smell which persists for weeks. It's kind of musty and somewhat acrid, but not altogether unpleasant -- kind of a old-leather-jacket smell. It is coming from the outside of the shoe, not the inside. It is quite strong to the point that every once in a while I am aware of it while walking down the street. What can I do about this?
     


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    Maybe your Lexol has gone bad. It had a shelf life of about 5 years. Also you should look into saphir or Glenkaren creams as they are all natural and don't contain silicones.
     


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    Maybe...but I've had Lexol in gallon jugs around the shop for close to ten years.
     


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    Have anybody used a similar shoe stretch solution? This probably work on shell and calf, but does it harm the leather in any way? Say from going one width size higher, from C to D.

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    I don't mean to spam these everywhere but I thought I would include them here as I used what I learned from this thread, from all of you, to shine these beautiful shoes. I obviously shine all my regular shoes but the outcome never looks as good, and there is more pressure shining a pair that you know will have to go for sale. But I did so with confidence because of this forum thread. [​IMG]

    If anyone is curious I used to GlenKaren paste wax for the toes and quarters/heels and maybe a layer or two on the remainder of the shoe. I actually got a bit over confident and wanted to put a thin layer or two on the soles for good measure but they began to discolor quickly from any hint of moisture (evident in the bottom of the left shoe). [​IMG]

     
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