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Hey Flipstah, if they're thrift price it'd be worth trying some leather cleaner/lotion like Bick 4, which would make those cracks a lot less noticeable. Maybe some of the other Canadians on here might want a project.
def thrift price. Going to see if mink oil will make a difference
 

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Late 1980s shell MacNeils.
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def thrift price. Going to see if mink oil will make a difference
Don't use mink oil. It will ruin the leather. Start with Bick 4.
 

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Happy Thursday forum pals. Florsheims, of course.

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Camel skin Dack’s today. ?
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Thoughts on this 93602 being restorable?
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The cracks seem relatively mild for a thrift store find. I'd heavily moisturize it with renovateur or Bick 4 - like, 5-6 coats at least - and fill in the cracks with renovatrice from Saphir.

This isn't shell, so you don't have to worry about it being utterly ruined.

Yeah dude, seriously, try renovatrice in the same colour brown, cream polish it three times, and then wax polish it. I think you could probably get these shoes looking really nice, though the damage is already done.

I mean, these aren't -holes-.
 

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There a bidding war (currently at $328) between two bidders for these Johnsonian. I am curious if there are anything more special than just 1940s vintage.

Not from what I can tell. I'm shocked at the current auction result given they're narrow.
 

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