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Such shortsightedness - these places would rather save a few bucks now but can't see how their anal service will cost them thousands in lost business when the customer never returns. These companies won't last long... Had a pair of Sorel boots that chaffed terribly. The store refused to refund when I came back three days later, and I'll never go back. Sorel was normal about it, of course - they emailed a return label and refunded, no problem. The store could have done...
Site looks great - can't wait to visit the store! Best of luck!
^^ for kentyman's sharp observation
Interesting. I wonder why - seems to make more sense to have a solid heel made of one "layer" (or two if a leather heel + rubber on the bottom) = easier to construct and more durable than several stacked on each other ...
Do people here use horsehair buffers? I've seen posts for use in cleaning dust and dirt, but you don't really need them to achieve a mirror shine... Wondering, because those buffers seem so iconic (my grandfather and father have always used buffers)
Funny, I was looking for a pair of shoes with your exact specifications - versatility, quality, and price. I tried a pair of Red Wing Beckman chukkas. Sizing was strange - they ran quite narrow, and even after going up half a size I had to return them (fantastic return policy, btw). Eventually got this - http://www.johnstonmurphy.com/product.aspx?c=1332&sc=1332&pid=98288 . J&M has greatly improved/expanded their styles, and I think their quality is OK for the price. My...
Beautiful!How does the quality differ ?
Thanks! My pleasure.Now, and it may depend on the quality of the shoe, but using old t-shirts (which may be relatively rough) can wear out the finish. I have a pair of Bostonian wingtips whose toes definitely got lighter after using old t-shirts and the multiple-wax-coat procedure. Or perhaps I was buffing too hard. Just saying - be careful when applying and buffing multiple coats, it could take a toll...
Hi, bit late in the game, and I'm not sure if this has been posted yet (apologies if it has), but this fellow has some useful shinning tutorials on his interesting blog - http://www.theshoesnobblog.com/polish-your-shoes-properly Basically very similar to Lear's first post, but it's good to hear it from a different source. (Sorta passed SF muster - http://www.styleforum.net/t/171528/shoe-snob-new-blog-about-shoes/0_100) Loving this thread, thanks to all contributors!
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