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Quote: Originally Posted by johnnyblazini I tend to agree with this, too bad no-one makes nice looking Quartz watches... Oh, good lord! There's a whole world out there of absolutely beautiful-looking quartz watches: the Citizen Chronomaster (see pic below), the Grand Seikos, The Seiko Credor quartzes, the Citizen Campanolas.... This watch can be had with solid 18K gold case, as can the Grand Seikos, and Seiko Credors are so...
Adding Topy sole covers (and possibly heel-lift replacements) would be one option if greater slip- and wear-resistance are desired.
I like the 202 last. I have two pairs on it (Berkeleys and Dovers), and, although the 202 is not the sleekest of the EG lasts, these shoes feel better on my feet than other EGs I have on the 888, 89, and 606 lasts. I think that, for me, with narrow feet (EG B/C-fitting), my EGs on the 202 last look sleeker than similar shoes in a wider fitting would look. I too am beginning to put comfort ahead of appearance and foresee more 202-last purchases!
Quote: Originally Posted by Flieger Dear Roger, It is the horological equivalent of a child predator stroking himself in public.. Dear Flieger, Get back on your meds....
Quote: Originally Posted by Flieger tasteless shit really... awful. yes sophisticated? no. You're kidding, right? If not, that's a completely over-the-top comment. That watch is neither tasteless nor awful. It's just not a dress watch. BTW, COSC chronometer standards are -4 sec. to +6 sec. per day. I agree that a watch with a chronograph function would be less than ideal for a dress watch, but can't see why a watch certified as a...
Foxx, this is an interesting watch, but clearly misses "dress watch" status on a number of points: (a) it's much too large at 45.5 mm. case diameter; (b) it has a black face (the ideal dress watch has a light-colored face), (c) it has a functional bezel with numbers on it, clearly indicating that it's not a dress watch, (d) it has a functional knob on the 9 o'clock side, and (e) it lacks the leather strap that is absolutely mandatory for a true dress watch.
That's some major alteration work! I've had Joy do a few smaller things, but haven't known whether to trust more substantial work to her--not because of any complaints about her work, but more because of her age and relative inexperience. I think it's impressive that she could take on de-pleating a pair of trousers. From the pictures, it looks as though she narrowed the shoulders somewhat, although it's hard to be absolutely sure about that as there is no 'after'...
Let me just add a little more to my take on this issue. I don't think that care of shoe linings is necessary or desirable every time we polish our shoes. However--as I now consider this more--once in a while still seems like a good idea--maybe once a year. By treating the lining leather with a conditioner, you are not introducing the kind of moisture that is problematic--water and perspiration. In other words, not all moisture is bad. If leather conditioner had the...
I've thought of doing that and think that it's an excellent idea. After all, the lining is exposed to wear too, and to the potentially-degrading effects of perspiration. I guess we don't do this much because we don't want to get conditioner on our socks, but I think that if you really rubbed it in and then removed all the excess carefully, by the time you wore the shoes again, very little, if any, residue would end up on the socks. I think I'll start doing this too. ...
Quote: Originally Posted by JohnnyCrockett The shoes started out not badly scuffed at all, barely in need of a shine (it's shell, so it always looks pretty good). The woman helping me went to town on them. First a heavy-handed horsehair brushing, then toothbrush and water around the welt, then THREE separate complete coats of Lincoln wax (the last 2 with a spritz of water in the can first). My shoes are sparkling now. I can actually see my reflection in...
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