Just last night I was searching for this pair of boots. Ready to buy them in Singapore cos I am not willing to risk the waiting time + possible sizing error (though I guessed my size correctly) by buying them online. Saw it on Amazon.com and used it to read the reviews only. And I went ahead to buy them at a local Timberland store.
Finally, the itch has arrived. I am now eyeing a pair of boots. I shall keep it hush hush for now as I have not confirmed on getting it yet. Doing research and looking for reviews. But sadly and apparently, there aren't many people like me around to post up picture of worn boots. :(
I am so glad I wore the 9013 today. Didn't expect such a heavy downpour suddenly. Had to roll up my jeans, first time rolling 4 cuffs in order to make it to my car. The water level was just at the tip of the boots.
It's the time to clean my 875 again. Except this time round I will be cleaning not only the leather, but also the sides of the crepe soles. Yes, you heard (or read) it correctly. The CREPE SOLES. As odd as it sounds, I am going to clean the sides of the crepe soles today. Yes I once mentioned that I like my 875 looking dirty and worn out. But also at the same time, I like them looking tidy. So, how should I put it, I like them looking dirty in a tidy manner. HAHA. I'm weird. I know.
Starting to notice that the sides of the soles are looking unevenly dirty. With stains from God-knows-where, its starting to irk me.
So I remembered I once read somewhere that toothpaste can clean the crepe soles pretty well. Got my tools ready: A Colgate toothpaste and toothbrush.
And I started to brush a little toothpaste, with a used toothbrush that I'm gonna replace anyway.
Brushing and brushing...
After rinsing it off...
TA-DA! Looking slightly better. Though I have to admit I was expecting to become sparkling white. Haha. But its alright. Most prob the tougher stains are denim stains.
After the soles are settled, proceeded to clean the leather as usual, with the Obenauf's Leather Cleaner.
See this ugly patch of stain?
Spray the cleaner on it, scrubbing it with a piece of foam.
Well, I had started to attend RCIA lessons recently. And last week they presented us with a Bible. I am excited about owning a true physical Bible for the first time (physical, cos I do download those Bible Apps in App Store before).
But something came to my mind, how am I suppose to go to class with the Bible. I don’t want to look like a preacher, walking to the lobby with a Bible in hand. Yet I don’t want to put it in my other canvas bags; they are either too big or too shabby for a purpose like this.
And so I went to search for a proper bag to carry the Bible and perhaps some other notes that they gave out.
What are my searching criteria?
MUST be Leather (nuff said)
Be able to hold the Bible of 2” thickness
Be able to hold A4 size notes
Not looking like a schoolboy or working bag
With that in mind I went to search for the dream bag. The only “type” of bag that matches my criteria above was to get a clutch bag. Something I can hold it in hand and don’t need a sling to carry around.
Searching on the Internet is one of the most challenging things in life. They can present you with everything that sounds vaguely the same to totally different. -_-“
In the end I remembered I know of this business contact of mine, which does leather belts and stuff. So I decided to check out their website, Aquila Fashions
The first (and only) product that caught my attention was this:
Felt it pretty much suits my criteria and best of all, MY FAVORITE COLOR! So I contacted the owner’s son on my request. The initial reply was disappointing as he mentioned this folder will not be able to hold the Bible’s thickness of 2” (50mm). But I held on. I went to their office to discuss if the thickness can be altered in such a way it can accommodate the Bible’s thickness. Went through a casual talk with the owner and he agreed to customize one for me.
I dropped by one fine day to see the progress, and saw the owner’s son was doing my order personally.
And today, I received the message from him that its done!
Chose a different leather color from the strap
I love these imperfections of leather. This is what makes it PERFECT!
Just look at the color and tone. Totally blew me off!
A closer look on the grains. Color seemed to have changed in this picture, camera settings fault.
Will be giving them a thin layer of Obenauf’s Leather Oil before I bring them out tomorrow.