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Wednesday, October 2, 2013
More making do and mending
College boy stopped by last night, and later returned after work, which ended @ 10 p.m. He had something to eat, hung out with DD, and ended up crashing on my couch, something that he does upon occassion. Pictured above are the jeans that I had previously mended, with the sewn seam coming apart. After washing them and machine drying them this morning (everything else is being line dried), I set to fixing these pants.
After sewing the seam back shut, I crafted a patch over the area, using some of the denim trimmings I saved from other recent jean mending jobs that I have done for him.
The right rear pocket had previously been reinforced and the material has now become weak-another patch from the denim scraps.
These jeans are more patches than material it seems. I recall fixing this leg, following a wipe out while long boarding. New jeans are most definitely on his Christmas list!
I have been after college boy to take care of his boots, bought ON SALE around Christmas 2 years ago, for $249 plus tax. I first applied a thick coat of Cavalier leather balm, which just soaked into the dry leather. I let them set a bit before polishing this off.
Next: a thick application of black shoe polish, using about 1/2 of a small tin of polish. Now buffed with a horsehair polishing brush, these look pretty good. I should have taken a before picture. These need to last at least another year if possible. College boy was pleased, and I reminded him that he has to take care of his things.
My loafers also got a polish. Noted that these need to go to the cobbler, as the thin heel is wearing down.