Monday, May 18, 2015

NOLA OR BUST


This is the lineup of boots hat made the cut for the trip to New Orleans, Louisiana, all cleaned and ready to roll.



MOTO MONDAY


A recent offering from Swellegant Vintage, these 1950's jeans are an amazing piece of denim and military history.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

BOOT MAINTENANCE


I couldn't just bring a pair or two to sustain me through my cross-country move while the rest of my collection is packed up by the moving company, so I decided on a measly five pair. For the past couple of days, I decided to perform some long-overdue maintenance and I'm very pleased with the results. Everyone has their own special way to clean and condition their boots, but in the next couple of days -- as soon as I find a break from packing -- I'll outline my process. Stay tuned.

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RICHARD STEVEN VALENZUELA


Richie Valens
13 May 1941

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Thursday, May 7, 2015

JOHN LOFGREN ENGINEER BOOTS


My beloved John Lofgren Horween CXL Engineer Boots have suffered enough and it's about time to give 'em the love they so deserve. Previous Pecard conditioning prevented the South Pacific Ocean water from damaging the leather, so it's a proven fact my product of choice works. Not sure if I'm going to clean and condition or clean, polish and condition.

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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

READER MAIL (FOLLOW-UP)


Last week I posted a "Reader Mail" regarding the conditioner to use on a pair of  The Real McCoy's Buco Engineer Boots and after following my recommendation, Matthew couldn't be happier with the results.

Cheers, Matthew, and please keep up on the evo of your awesome boots.

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Tuesday, May 5, 2015

JOHNNY STRABLER


Marlon Brando sporting his Chippewa Engineer Boots and Perfecto One Star in the 1953 film, "The Wild One."

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Monday, May 4, 2015

Saturday, May 2, 2015

VEB LEATHER SAF-T-FLASH BELT


Here's the brass version I made for myself that's developing a desired natural green tarnish around the studs from normal wear - no forced patina on my belts.

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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

BOXING UP THE BOOTS


Movers will be coming by soon, so I'm packing up the boots and it turns out a large packing box is not enough to accommodate the collection - I may have to start another box. This doesn't include the boots I've selected to put aside for my cross-country move. Stay tuned to see which boots made this cut.

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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

"SEX KITTEN"


Ann-Margret "Slugger" Olsson
28 April 1941

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Monday, April 27, 2015

READER MAIL


Hey John,

I hope you are well. I was wondering if you could tell me what conditioning product you use on your horsehide boots? I think my Bucos need a little love. Thanks!

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Hi Matthew, 

Good to hear from you again. I've used almost every type of leather cleaning and conditioning product out there and find myself always reaching for the Pecard Antique Leather Dressing for my leather to include all my Horsehide (and RMC Buco's) - it repels water, snow and dew; prevents hardening and cracking; resists most acids; removes most stains, and allows the leather to breath.

Using my fingers, I like to apply a generous amount of the dressing over the entire boot, to include all the nooks and crannies. Be mindful of applying a thin even layer, but it's not too important. Allow the leather to absorb the product for about a day or two and with a cotton cloth or boot brush, wipe and buff away any excess. 

I hope this helps.

Best, 
John