Bootblacking In The Garden Of Eden:
Care of exotic skins
Have you ever noticed that most of the exotic boot leathers are
from creatures that are feared? Snakes, sharks, alligators, lizards
and eels are among these creatures that are frequently portrayed
as dangerous and destructive and often mysterious…often showing
up in mythology and folklore. Even the Christian version of the
beginning of mankind features an evil serpent that is the force
behind man’s fall from grace.
Ironically, the care of boots made from the skins of these exotic
and often-evil animals can be dangerous and destructive. But there
is also a lot of myth surrounding proper care of exotic leathers.
Don’t let the care of exotic leathers be your “fall
from grace” in you bootblacking skills.
Don't fear exotic leather care. You don't have to be a devout Pentecostal
to handle snakeskin or a bayou-raised Cajun to care for alligator
Jump right in those sharksin boot infested waters and keep caring
for leather of all types.
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