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*** Visvim thread: Dissertation on a Japanese Holy Spirit ***

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by g transistor, Jul 3, 2014.

  1. Chaconne

    Chaconne Senior Member

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    Obenauf's doesn’t darken the boots?
     

  2. dieworkwear

    dieworkwear Mahatma Jawndi Dubiously Honored

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    I don't have any experience with the mud dyed boots, but I've used Saphir Reno on crust leather shoes and the conditioner stained the leather. I later asked the the manufacturer about it and they said Reno can be kind of harsh. I haven't had any problems with it on "normal" leathers, only crust, but thought it was worth mentioning for mud dyed.

    I've also used Obneauf LP. It darkens leather and can make the surface feel a little tacky, which will attract dust and dirt. Supposedly, this can wear the leather down prematurely, but I don't know for sure. It's a nice conditioner though if you want to weatherproof your shoes a bit.

    Otherwise, Bicks and Allen Edmonds have pretty neutral conditioners. They'll still darken leathers, but no more so than any other conditioner.
     

  3. Mon Dieu

    Mon Dieu Senior Member

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    "Obenauf's doesn’t darken the boots?" I would say subjectively its more of a patina...which I like. But what I like the most is wiping salt,mud,light scuffing etc. off with a damp cloth then brushing and the shoe is clean. Have been doing this for years and not noticed to my eyes any ill effects to the leather.
    Have to many boots and shoes so it is time consuming, THE downside !!!
     

  4. OccultaVexillum

    OccultaVexillum Distinguished Member

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    Ok so these are up for grabs for $400. Add $15 for shipping in the US (they are heavy and the box is big).
    I just want them out but 400 is the lowest it makes sense for me to sell.

    Size 12
    Black veg dyed suede
    Worn 3 times
    Dirt on the soles is the only “flaw”

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    skenney Senior Member

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    Would a 3 in a down jacket fit like a US L or a US M?
     

  6. g transistor

    g transistor Distinguished Member

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    Generally, US Medium.

    Re: obenaufs

    I found that tackiness is only there if you've used too much Obenauf's. I apply very lightly with my fingers and then brush it all around with an applicator. Then I brush again with a horsehide brush after a few minutes of drying, sometimes overnight.
     

  7. Gus

    Gus Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored

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    Will be heading to Santa Fe soon where they have the stand alone women's boutique. I'd like to get something for my wife. Is there any particular piece, for women, that you would recommend to start with Visvim as a first step?
     

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    g transistor Distinguished Member

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    Probably a dress or kimono style jacket if she’s into that kind of stuff. WMV is really a specific kinda look that I think is kinda hard to give advice for.

    There’s always really cool Native American jewelry made by wonderful artists in Santa Fe, too. Go to a reputable dealer where they sell signed artists’ work if you want that.
     

  9. Emixam

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    Wmv boots are great but so overpriced
     

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    Zen market are great.
     

  12. Chaconne

    Chaconne Senior Member

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    I got my Brogs from Concept Shop. Not the same as Vintage Concept. Quick shipping.
     

  13. randomkoreandude

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    i just received a size 8.5 virgils in brown horsehide from bureau belfast but need to size up. they were on sale for 786.42 (including shipping to me to the US)

    if anyone wants them at cost plus shipping to you, please pm me before i send back and waste time and money
     

  14. Mon Dieu

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    Newi just received a size 8.5 virgils in brown horsehide from bureau belfast but need to size up

    That sucks,,,,You get your normal (TTS) Vis size ?
    Tight in the toe box ?

    Have not kopped yet, keep reading they run small ?

    GL #first world problems
     

  15. randomkoreandude

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    i went TTS with my typical boot/dress shoe not my sneaker size. im a 9 in sneakers nike/adidas and 8.5 in most dress shoes AE/alden etc

    was hoping i could make them work and im sure they would stretch out with wear but its already tight from get go so not worth it. i got a good deal on them which is why i was willing to try but should have just stuck with 9
     

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