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Originally Posted by fritzl View Post

both are beautiful. prefer the original, though.
might be biased due it's a gap in my rotation.

I prefer the original as well. I have no trouble wearing shoes like this to work. I can understand that people in an office with a traditional suit culture may struggle wearing these but I generally wear odd jacket and trousers and such shoes make me well dressed.
post #10502 of 19137
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quality is another thing...

I have posted numerous times about my issues with Alden quality problems. I am reluctant to draw conclusions from my one off experiences but I am not impressed and will not make any further purchases. I sold all (but one pair) of my Alden shoes earlier this year on ebay. I hope people like them.
post #10503 of 19137
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I prefer the original as well. I have no trouble wearing shoes like this to work. I can understand that people in an office with a traditional suit culture may struggle wearing these but I generally wear odd jacket and trousers and such shoes make me well dressed.

+1
post #10504 of 19137

Have a question. If I want this burnish look at the front of my shoes do I give them to my local shoemaker? Or can I do it?

 

/ C

post #10505 of 19137
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Originally Posted by cliche View Post

Have a question. If I want this burnish look at the front of my shoes do I give them to my local shoemaker? Or can I do it?

/ C

Maybe, you can ask. In Paris where I live, burnishings are generally made by people who are specialized in burnishings, but they are not shoemakers. There are some shoe stores which can make burnishing too, on shoes on their own brands, like JM Weston or Septième Largeur.

You can try yourself, it's not really difficult. There must be some tutorials somewhere on the web.

What is easier to do for a beginner is a burnishing only with cream (Saphir is the best). First you must clean (or strip, sorry for my english) the shoes with acetone, until the leather is quite clear. Then apply coats of Saphir Cream (of different colours if you want nuances).
Try first on old shoes. And don't be afraid, it's reversible.
post #10506 of 19137
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Originally Posted by Burton View Post

I prefer the original as well. I have no trouble wearing shoes like this to work. I can understand that people in an office with a traditional suit culture may struggle wearing these but I generally wear odd jacket and trousers and such shoes make me well dressed.

The chestnut burnishing is ok, but a bit difficult to wear with suits imo.
But in terms of evolution, it's really more interesting than any dark leather of course.
post #10507 of 19137
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Originally Posted by Kemper View Post


Maybe, you can ask. In Paris where I live, burnishings are generally made by people who are specialized in burnishings, but they are not shoemakers. There are some shoe stores which can make burnishing too, on shoes on their own brands, like JM Weston or Septième Largeur.
You can try yourself, it's not really difficult. There must be some tutorials somewhere on the web.
What is easier to do for a beginner is a burnishing only with cream (Saphir is the best). First you must clean (or strip, sorry for my english) the shoes with acetone, until the leather is quite clear. Then apply coats of Saphir Cream (of different colours if you want nuances).
Try first on old shoes. And don't be afraid, it's reversible.


Thanks alot for this wonderful answer! Well my shoemaker sells C&J shoes and Saphir I think he will manage. You think it will be nice on a pair dark brown double monks in C&J?

 

 

post #10508 of 19137
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Originally Posted by cliche View Post



Thanks alot for this wonderful answer! Well my shoemaker sells C&J shoes and Saphir I think he will manage. You think it will be nice on a pair dark brown double monks in C&J?


On dark brown, you could do a clear burnishing like on this shoe (WS Foster) :
270
post #10509 of 19137
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Originally Posted by Kemper View Post

The chestnut burnishing is ok, but a bit difficult to wear with suits imo.
But in terms of evolution, it's really more interesting than any dark leather of course.

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I think you could wear those burnished EGs with what Mr. Barbera is wearing and the would look smashing.
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On dark brown, you could do a clear burnishing like on this shoe (WS Foster) :
270


Oh okay, thanks alot. Very kind of you, good information :)!

 

Take care and have a great day!

post #10511 of 19137
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

I think the easy thing to do is just get the lasted trees with whatever shoes you buy and not worry about it.

+1 when possible.

-LR
post #10512 of 19137
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Originally Posted by Kemper View Post

Another exemple of new burnishing, on Crockett & Jones Wesbourne
Before :
263
Now :
467

This is great, I like both. I've seen the pictures many times now and still undecided which one I like more, the new color is so cool

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Originally Posted by Burton View Post

I have no trouble wearing shoes like this to work. I can understand that people in an office with a traditional suit culture may struggle wearing these but I generally wear odd jacket and trousers and such shoes make me well dressed.

+1
post #10513 of 19137
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Originally Posted by Burton View Post

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I think you could wear those burnished EGs with what Mr. Barbera is wearing and the would look smashing.
You're right.
But I need some of the fantastic Barbera's clothes ;-)
post #10514 of 19137
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Originally Posted by cliche View Post



 


Oh okay, thanks alot. Very kind of you, good information smile.gif!

Take care and have a great day!

Thanks (great night now !).
You too.
post #10515 of 19137
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Originally Posted by rikod View Post

This is great, I like both. I've seen the pictures many times now and still undecided which one I like more, the new color is so cool
+1

Thanks.
I put sometimes mahogany cream on the dark brown to have some nuances.
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