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Gents of the suede persuasion, room for one more member? icon_gu_b_slayer%5B1%5D.gif


Good stuff! Who's the maker?
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Good stuff! Who's the maker?

 

Thanks - somehow I forgot put deets on the end. They are Alfred Sargent.

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Thanks - somehow I forgot put deets on the end. They are Alfred Sargent.

Nice. Do you happen to know which last?
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Nice. Do you happen to know which last?

 

Sure, its last 89, from here.


Edited by jmills - 10/27/12 at 8:57am
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Sure, its last 89, from here.

Out of curiosity, how is the fit on these? Do you wear anything from Edward Green to compare sizing? Thanks!
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Cleaning Suede Shoes (Click to show)
Operation Tetbury

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Now wait untill they're dry...


* * *

– I brushed the shoes to get rid of dust and dirt. I also cleaned the soles with an old brush.

– I put some of the suede shampoo (the small bottle in the pic) in a bowl of water (let's say 1:10 ratio shampoo/water)

– I rinsed the shoes under a running tap (lukewarm); made them real wet (while trying to keep the inside of the shoe dry)

– I took the yellow side of the spunge (not the scratchy green side), dipped it in the bowl with shampoo/water and 'brushed' the whole shoe

– I left it with the shampoo on for a few minutes

– Then I rinsed the shoe under a running tap to remove the soap

– Then I repeated the process and gave the laces a litte rinse in the bowl

– After that, I put newspapers inside the shoe to get the inside dry

– I left the paper in for an hour or so and then put the shoe trees back in

Now, I'll leave them to dry for a day or so (don't know how long it will take). If they're dry tomorrow, I'll give them a brush
(I use a regular shoe brush, the one you see in the first picture, not a suede brush) and then spray them with Saphir Super
Invulner spray (the black spray can). After that, I'll apply Saphir Rénovateur to the sole edges and the soles themselves.
I leave that to dry for say half an hour. If the edges need some colour, I'll use a medium brown Saphir crème to touch
up the colour. I might do part of the sole as well. I'll leave that to dry, and give it a brush for a nice finish.
That's about it, I think.


* * *


Rénavateur applied on the sole edges:

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The suede still feels a bit damp, so I'm going to let it dry some more.


Also did the soles:

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* * *


Added some brown wax on to finish the sole edges:

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What's left to do: brush and spray (when the leather is completely dry.

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Might as well re-post this classic on cleaning suede:

 

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What do you use to spray when you are done?
post #1329 of 2155
^^
I knew that vid, but thought people might find the pics interesting anyway.

^
Saphir Super Invulner (the spray can in the first pic).
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Thanks for the pics. I don't have patience to watch videos and can't see them at work anyway.
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You're welcome. You should watch it at home some time. It shows that you don't have to be so careful with suede and water as many people seem to think.
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What's your opinion regarding this http://www.hangerproject.com/closet/saphir-suede-spray.html#.UJQVjUKIKfQ , NOBD?

 

It seems my brown suede shoes may need some coloring but I've never done such a task before.

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What's your opinion regarding this http://www.hangerproject.com/closet/saphir-suede-spray.html#.UJQVjUKIKfQ , NOBD?

It seems my brown suede shoes may need some coloring but I've never done such a task before.


My experience (Click to show)
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Thanks! Anyone else weigh in or have before after pics?







I used the right one: Rénovateur, colour 05 - marron foncé (dark brown).


Sprayed the left shoe, brushed the right one (against the nap).












Both sprayed. The left on already dried a little and is a bit lighter because of that.






I'd use gloves. The spray is rather 'painty'. And I'd only use it on dark brown shoes.






After an hour:

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Thanks so much. I like the results. Does the "paintiness" run w/ rain or anything?

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My first post here, so pardon if I have failed proper protocol in not posting in an introductions area.  I just love, love, love suede wingtips and had to jump on and post something.  In fact, coming of age in NYC years ago I first fell in love with the brown, suede wingtip.  Every time I see a pair, and a really good pair for that matter, it brings me back to those shoes and the person who wore them.  Just had to share.  BTW, glad to be here.

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