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post #12481 of 20271
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I think I'm the only one in here who likes the S last. I have wide, fat feet, so I'm a fan of lasts with elongated chisel toes that make my feet look sleeker than they really are.

I foresee a pair of S last H-width oxfords in my very near future...

H width! Ha! Just caught this. I'm anxiously awaiting shoe gazing blogs pics of s last
post #12482 of 20271
Decided that it was about time for me to give my cordovan austerity brogues some care, still very happy with them.



post #12483 of 20271
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Originally Posted by Jakezero View Post

Decided that it was about time for me to give my cordovan austerity brogues some care, still very happy with them.
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post #12484 of 20271
jakezero, that looks great! what are you using for care? is that saphir cordovan creme?
post #12485 of 20271
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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

jakezero, that looks great! what are you using for care? is that saphir cordovan creme?

Thanks, it's actually just the normal pommadier, but I never used it. I kept it on hand in case there were any scratches that needed a bit of extra attention.

For my cordovan boots I use GlenKaren conditioner rather than Renovateur, don't ask me why, I just tried it once and I preferred the results. I use the conditioner in the same way as I would use renovateur. After I brushed of the conditioner I hit the boots with a teeny, tiny bit of wax. I use cotton rounds to apply both wax and conditioner.

When bringing out the shine, rather than spraying a bit of water on the boot as I do with my calf boots, I just breathed on them, silly as it sounds. If I'd had the patience I could probably put a complete mirror shine on the entire boot with very little wax, but that would take the patience of a saint.
post #12486 of 20271
Your boots look amazing and I'm glad you've been able to maintain that orange glow. In my experience lighter shell tends to darken easily so I've taken care to use seperate brushes.

Do you prefer cotton over the tip of finger? I need to try cotton balls for a more even output of wax. And this is saphir wax that you typically use for calf?
post #12487 of 20271
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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

Your boots look amazing and I'm glad you've been able to maintain that orange glow. In my experience lighter shell tends to darken easily so I've taken care to use seperate brushes.

Do you prefer cotton over the tip of finger? I need to try cotton balls for a more even output of wax. And this is saphir wax that you typically use for calf?

I definitely prefer cotton rounds over the tip of finger method, it's more comfortable for me. It also removes the need for separate brushes, as the appliers are disposable. The saphir wax is the same one that I use for calf.
post #12488 of 20271

I use those little foam makeup pads they sell at the drug store (to apply wax - I am beyond the help of makeup) - I find a get a more even application of product than with cotton.  Cheap, disposable.

 

@Jakezero those boots look freaking awesome.

post #12489 of 20271
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Originally Posted by chogall View Post

No shit, it's Chelsea boots. Vass is making them properly by increasing vamp space and heel slippage so you can slide your feet in.

Now let's hear how wingtip and captoes fit differently with the same last and blame Vass for it.
I am a great fan of Vass and have four pair, all oxford's. Two on U, two on F and all in same size and width. No doubt inconsistant in sizing. Mostly in terms of width (or more correct, cirkumferens), but there is also 5mm difference in length between my two pairs U lasted shoes. Roominess explained by "hand made, lasted by different persons".
Love all of them but they do fit differently between them.
post #12490 of 20271

If you haven't done so, check the Epaulet thread for Vass samples. The austerity boot will be mine some day.

post #12491 of 20271
You bought it? Looks great
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No...the samples weren't my size, but a shell version has been high on my list.

post #12493 of 20271
Does anyone know if the F last size and Peter last size are the same? Meaning If I take 42.5 in F last would that translate to 42.5 on Peter last?
post #12494 of 20271
New peter and F should be very similar in size. Unless you want the oxblood alt Englisch, then they're miles apart
post #12495 of 20271
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Originally Posted by badsha View Post

Does anyone know if the F last size and Peter last size are the same? Meaning If I take 42.5 in F last would that translate to 42.5 on Peter last?

For calf yes. I don't know for shell I'm confused with vass sizing can be inconsistent in sizing from shell to calf, blucher to balmoral. I still don't know how to size 100%.
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