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    Shoes that look better with age...

    My experience with CXL is not so much that it dries out but gets scraped up as your boots are getting, which look great btw! I trust the leather experts who say that most of us condition our boots far more than they need to be. I would say to treat them if you want to rub away some of the scuffing, but otherwise there’s probably no need to.
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    Shoes that look better with age...

    Three generations of Chippewa “engineer” boots. Left to right: worn 8-10 years before transitioning to yard work / current main boots, worn about 6 years / “new” ones (via EBay) waiting in the wings to replace the current boots.
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    Shoes that look better with age...

    Do tell..
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    Shoes that look better with age...

    I had him resole my RDTs in 2017, and he did a great job (pics below, 5 years later). Cost was $170. Around the same time I had Baker’s resole my white’s boots, and the cost was $120, but I have to say that the bakers job was not as cleanly done as Brian and pretty sure one of the boots ended up being bigger than when I sent it to them. Also, I once had Alden resole a pair of Indy boots for me and they completely ruined the boots. Oof.
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    Shoes that look better with age...

    I really like the shape of some of the Kreosote boots. But they are very expensive, and I’m a little too scared about sizing.
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    Shoes that look better with age...

    You may already know, but Venetian shoe cream is a pretty good light treatment for CXL, will rub the scuffs out but not do much besides that.
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    Shoes that look better with age...

    I’m tempted to try a pair of Lofgren combat boots, but have never tried them on. Can anyone compare sizing to RDT Coupen boots? Thanks.
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    Shoes that look better with age...

    Chippewas.
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    Shoes that look better with age...

    FYI, looks like Jack Reacher is wearing these in the new Amazon series. Though his appear to be brand new - a failure in the costuming dept.
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    Shoes that look better with age...

    Sometimes it’s nice to just admire the lace marks on your boots…
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    Shoes that look better with age...

    Where are Oak Street Boots assembled?
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    Shoes that look better with age...

    My Coupen boots feel about a whole size larger than my Brannock size. They are not particularly wide I would say, but long and lots of volume.
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    Shoes that look better with age...

    Remind me what makes them “Italian”? And what leather? (They look great.)
  • Alan Crocetti Silver Nose Plaster
    $US 342

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