Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Rollin Tumble, Feb 1, 2010.
You can always call us.
Hey, sorry if I'm unfamiliar but, what would one call about? New boots or seconds? I'm pretty willing to buy but just wondering what the price level would be to consider it a deal.
New boots, call the store for pricing.
I benefited from this, but I believe it's no longer available; your best bet might be to call Crane's.
Just bought my first pair of 1k miles brown originals. I'm getting a vibram half sole and keeping the stock heel. I'm not wealthy but have wanted a nice pair of boots to wear for years instead of blowing out a pair of Walmart specials in one. I've decided on these cleaning products:
Filson boot oil
Appreciation: Crane's you are the man. Very insightful stuff,love following every picture and description of your adventures. I love everyone dropping good advice, overseas tips and sale sources and being respectful to each other. Thank you
Rant: after reading 108 pages in 3 days, The fit and the size of the boots has been beat to death! It was so tedious to read 600+ posts worth of " is this the right size for me?" Reading and searching people. I read threads front to back, I learn a lot. I can tell you about different leathers, souls now and what scree and chert are.
Question: I've seen woodlore shoe trees mentioned along with wolverine supplying trees for LTD 721, 744 etc but not real recommendations. Im looking for a tree that will fill the toe box to cut down on creasing over years. I've notice some sell the tree with the cedar toe turned up as to keep the natural curve of your boot. What are you guys using out there?
I just picked up a pair of tan 1000 mile boots. i do a lot of stream fishing but have other boots for that. These boots will be primarily used in an urban environment.
After sifting through all these pages, it seems like i should start off with some Obenauf LP or Sno Seal for the waterproofing. Will the LP serve as a conditioner to keep the boot from looking rough and worn? Also does anyone have any pics of the tan boot after using Obenauf LP? I would like to see what the color change looked like. Please let me know if you have any other product recommendations. thanks.
Similar question: If using LP, do you need boot oil too?
After reading through the first 26 pages, I want a pair (even though I just bought a pair of GT about a month ago.)
Not needed, but some people will use the oil in between less frequent LP applications.
What would be recommended... Filson?
I ended up buying both the Rust and Brown. They are very close to being the same color. The rust is like a shade and a half lighter maybe. I haven't put obenaufs or oil on it yet tho but I would assume it would get close to the browns color. I prefer the lighter color of the rust. Is there a way to somewhat keep them from not turning brown keeping the rust even with obenauf's or sno seal?
I ended up putting the browns on the B&S forum. I just needed to see them next to each other to decide which ones to keep.
Needed, neither of the waterproofers can penetrate or replenish the essential oils like a good boot oil.
That or Obenaufs boot oil.
Nope, it's the nature of this kind of leather. The sun and elements will darken the leather no matter what you do. If they get lighter in color then they are in need of being treated. Failure to do so will lead to the leather dry rotting and cracking. I was asked in another thread how long I expected these boots to last doing what I do in the conditions I wear them in. My response was 10 plus years barring having them getting cut to shreds on scree. Left untreated and neglected these boots wouldn't last me 6 months. The choice is yours. 6 months or 10 years?
New to the forums right here, been lurking a ton for a long time!
I actually just recently LP'd my Tan 1000's. I did not treat them right out of the box before I wore them, per Crane's rec. because I really enjoyed the color. I was worried it would be annoying, but it's a very versatile smooth and creamy color that is vibrant and goes well with my pant collection (Raw indigo denim, tan cords, various chinos, slim wool trousers). I will try to get pics ASAP (sun is starting to set here) of my boots (unfortunately no before shots). I wiped them down with a slightly damp cloth and went over them with a small dab of saddle soap. The chromexcel was still supple and well-enriched before I LP'd them, but I figured they deserved a nice tasty Obenauf's treat. Like you might be, I was worried the LP would completely change the beautiful tan color ( I have used sno-seal countless times and know what it can do). I applied two light-medium coats of LP, no hairdryer used, just the warmth of my fingers. The boots did darken, but instead of going to a darker heavy brown as I was kind of expecting, much to my delight the color change yielded a very gorgeous Copper-like color. I like it even more than the original color personally.
Congrats on your purchase, I'll grab some pics when I can!
Thanks Crane for your amazing input on this forum
No problem. One of the reasons why I started all of this was to dispel a whole bunch of bad information about good leathers and how to really care of it if you want it to last. I put my money where my mouth is and three years later the results are there for anyone to see.
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