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WOAH!!! Welcome to SF. Impressive first post!

Regards.
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I like how the size and fitting page mentions styleforum specifically for comparing sizes against other brands.

--Andre

It's a shame it's styleforum.com and not styleforum.net
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It's a shame it's styleforum.com and not styleforum.net

it's also a shame they are selling their "overstocks" at regular full price
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Those are cool.
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Fair enough guys. But what specifically are your objections....

Sorry about the posters who take great pleasure in any opportunity to make mean-spirited insults to people who take the risk of posting what reflects their tastes.

As far as your shoes, I personally don't like loafers in general - much less with the horse bit hardware. I think most people on here would consider them too flashy and made to show off the shoe's brand more than its overall design aesthetic and construction quality. I hope you enjoy them and get much tail while wearing them!
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...so I recoloured and self-antiqued it with black, mahogany, light brown and dark brown dyes/creams. The sand-coloured crepe sole looked a bit odd then with the new upper colour, so I darkened it as well. So without any further ado... presenting my heavily 'modded' Grenson Oscar:


Very nice shoes. Personally, I would have kept the sole the same color for the contrast and let it darken from the polishings over time.
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Nice Grenson "Oscar", they look very good.
Thank you!
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Nice. Did you strip the color first? Or just add on top of it?
Thank you. I prepped with renomat, then dyes, then creams. Took quite a bit of time. The flat brown colour it was was a good 'base' to start off from, so I didn't strip the colour.
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Very nice shoes. Personally, I would have kept the sole the same color for the contrast and let it darken from the polishings over time.
I see your point, but the Significant Othr (tm) veto-ed that decision. It was a very marked contrast, and given the chunky-cut sole with the relatively broad 'edging' around the shoe, a very very obvious one. What I didn't expect was that the stitching would then provide the 'contrast' after I recoloured the edging - an effect I quite like TBH. The best thing is that Grenson supplied a piece of sandpaper, should I ever want to convert my sole back to the original light sand colour.
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The best thing is that Grenson supplied a piece of sandpaper, should I ever want to convert my sole back to the original light sand colour.

Really? That's thinking ahead.
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for the winter holiday parties

http://saint-crispins.com/index.html

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What section is that called?


That link takes you to the page with the available shoes. Just click on any of the pictures and it gives you the details for that pair.

If you go to the main web page, then click on the lower right box called "Vintage Premium Store".
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Quick! Someone confirm that St. Crispins run 1.5-2 sizes large!
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for the winter holiday parties

http://saint-crispins.com/index.html

I may actually like the boots. I'd blacken the holes though.
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I may actually like the boots. I'd blacken the holes though.

Foul indeed!

Something a retired circus artiste might commission. I would recomend you replace the laces with thinner ones. Definitely colour in the holes. Can you dye the suede? The boots are recoverable, but the shoes should be given to a particularly aggressive dog to play with. Here in the UK, with postal delays, aggressive dogs are no doubt pining for a bit of biting, rending and tearing!
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Foul indeed!

Something a retired circus artiste might commission. I would recomend you replace the laces with thinner ones. Definitely colour in the holes. Can you dye the suede? The boots are recoverable, but the shoes should be given to a particularly aggressive dog to play with. Here in the UK, with postal delays, aggressive dogs are no doubt pining for a bit of biting, rending and tearing!

You are way too serious. It's just footwear for somebody other than you.
Relax, take a few prozacs, and loosen the strings on your wingtips.
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