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Posts by Nick V.

WADR Have you recognized the attitude of a typical repair shop operator? I'll say it again, in most part, that is the problem with the shoe repair industry. We can do better but, it takes a commitment to strive to be the best you can be. Not for money, that takes care of itself. It goes beyond better materials. For instance, there was a time where excellent materials were available and made here in the U.S.. New government regulations made those products cost prohibitive...
Justin--Well if you say that you've seen it then who I'm I to dispute you're claim?Who does that kind of work, Jack The Ripper?Then again, I've seen my share of nightmares as well. Sometimes you just ask yourself, what in the world was that guy thinking!!While we are on the subject often shop owners and supply houses complain to me that the factories are taking away a lot our business with their re-crafting services. I tell them it's our own fault and I don't blame them....
First, let me point out that the blogger clearly states "in the world of RTW shoes". He is not talking about custom made bespoke. My comments are based on that clarification.Some of the negatives don't make sense to me. Namely, the concern that water can seep through. Seep through what? We are talking about a GY welted shoe and the stitching is on the outside of the shoe. So where is the water going to seep through? The high-grade makers offer closed stitching on their...
Forgive me if this has been posted already: http://www.theshoesnobblog.com/2014/10/closed-vs-open-channel-sole-stitching.html I don't agree with everything said but, in general it's a summary of the discussion.
My guess is if it "contains" those ingredients it's one thing. Those ingredients being "primary" is another.
It has nothing to do with how much product I purchase. It has to do with relationships that I have established over the years. Those relationships turned into friendships built on mutual trust and respect .I can't tell you how often I see comments in this forum that are totally false and conjured up and since those comments are written, the words turn some into believers. Sometimes I'll print what I know are the facts told to me by CEO'S and Presidents other times I won't....
Looks like this is another version without the shank area stained black:http://www.paulsmith.co.uk/us-en/shop/mens/shoes/men-s-tan-leather-knight-wingtip-brogues.htmlIf that's the case it's a combination leather sole with a built in rubber inlay.No need to put a sole guard on them. You are already getting the benefit of that with the rubber.
I sent an e-mail this morning to one of the owners of Saphir and Tarrago brands. We are friends. Here is what he wrote back: Saphir Renovateur 75 ml. is a water based product, which is non oily and contains mink oil and lanolin. Saphir Nappa Renovateur 75 ml., which is another formula, contains jojoba oil and wheat proteins, water based also. For very very delicate leathers, like nappa. So NO turpentine! You can post that , for sure.
In a general sense yes. But consider this....Your feet contain about 250,000 sweat glands, which can produce as much as 1 cup of moisture a day. Not everybody but, in some cases. I go back to my original point cream polish is better for your shoe and foot. That's all I'm saying.
You see? Here we go again.....Moderator, maybe you care to PM us again. Who's picking the fight? I don't care to partake. Last word doesn't matter to me. Just willing to share my experience and knowledge. Not to be a self anointed know-it-all. I'll wait to hear from you. WADR.
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