Wrinkles on my new Grenson fred boots.

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Jhang-il Joo, Jan 4, 2013.

  1. Jhang-il Joo

    Jhang-il Joo New Member

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    Jan 4, 2013

    Hi, everyone.

    I bought Grenson fred V tan color boots. And I still didn't wear them due to heavy snow these days.
    I just tried them on inside. But this picture shows pretty old looking boots. :)
    Yet, being worried about the dry weather and for the leather health, I put leather conditioner, shoe cream and polish them, etc.

    Well the darken color change after using conditioner is pretty expectable and acceptable,
    BUT all of a sudden the wrinkles around the ankle part looks horrible. Especially, just one pair looks much worse than the other.
    Sorry that I couldn't describe very well in the picture. I know, I would say it looks like healthy leather from the picture. Just a bit vintage looking.
    But if you look at it directly, it doesn't. And if I slightly press the leather surface with my finger, all the cracks shows up.
    Here, I took another picture with my phone to describe it better.


    And it makes me think that I won't be able to wear these boots not too long. Cause it seems like the surface will fall apart soon.
    FYI, the real leather looks much worse than in those pictures. :(

    So, I regret a lot that I put shoe cream and polish them before I even tried them. Cause when I opened them, they looked pretty normal to me. But still, I can't believe Grenson used this weak leather for this boots anyway.

    I wonder If this is pretty normal. And hopefully this doesn't get worse afterwards. If anyone knows how to improve it, please let me know. Your comments would be greatly appreciated.

  2. Schweino

    Schweino Senior member

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    Jan 29, 2008
    Avoid the made in India Grenson's. As you can see they are made of low quality parts.

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