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Re: WESCO
« Reply #4470 on: April 15, 2021, 12:16:17 pm »
Stunning! Nice job AJ!


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Re: WESCO
« Reply #4471 on: April 15, 2021, 02:52:56 pm »
Great build. Please do share pics as they take on wear.

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Re: WESCO
« Reply #4472 on: April 15, 2021, 03:48:49 pm »
They nice AJ.... can I have them... only joking


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Re: WESCO
« Reply #4473 on: April 15, 2021, 04:52:26 pm »
@AdamJ Those have your name written all over them. Awesome build. How are they breaking in?

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Re: WESCO
« Reply #4474 on: April 16, 2021, 05:54:32 am »
@Giles any interest in getting Wesco to do some navy or light blue shell cordovan something? I asked Chris about making me some chukka boots and he just said they don't have that kind of leather.

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Re: WESCO
« Reply #4475 on: April 25, 2021, 09:27:58 pm »
Decided to try my luck with wax staining some Natural Essex Wescos that I picked up a while ago and I figured someone here might be interested in how it worked out. Below is the Before pictures after approximately one month of steady wear back and forth from the office. I had heard amazing things about the patina that natural veg tanned boots would pick up over time, but given the blue collar roots of my job the boots were attracting a lot of negative attention when compared to my normal black jobmasters. I decided that I needed to speed things up

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As you can see, they look great but at this rate it is going to take a year to really weather these into a more mellow color. Since Essex leather is Aniline finished I decided that it would be interesting to do a beeswax stain to see if that would darken the leather naturally without adding a tint to the finished product- the goal was still boots that had the natural veg tan leather look. To be sure the wax was applied evenly and absorbed by the aniline surface I heated the boots in a 120 degree oven and applied a thin layer by hand. I am pretty happy with the results.

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Re: WESCO
« Reply #4476 on: April 25, 2021, 09:45:56 pm »
I think you did great.  Looks like you added about a year of sun exposure in a matter of hours, and I like that it's a natural wax.