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Originally Posted by Crat View Post

Dye like i did here, not with a spray though. Some pics are gone now.
http://www.styleforum.net/t/168002/shoe-damage-report-shoe-p0rn-central-part-ii/11850

 

Dye first and rebirth afterwards. Nice!

post #14777 of 19126
Thats also why I suspected the carmina wholecuts on your blog weren't on the inca last wink.gif
You got my message, right?
post #14778 of 19126
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Originally Posted by Crat View Post

Thats also why I suspected the carmina wholecuts on your blog weren't on the inca last wink.gif
You got my message, right?

 

That was you!!!!

 

Yes, I didsmile.gif

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Guilty as charged : )
A guy on my local forum re-posted them as Inca's but it didn't look right to me.
So I tracked the source and sent a PM. How do you like them so far?
Very nice Blog btw!
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Thanks for the kind words. I haven't worn the black wholecuts yet but I did wear the two eyelet derbies on Saturday night and a different pair of wholecuts on the Rain (the ones in my avatar - I expect the black ones will fit exactly the same way) and both were really comfortable.

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Gerry how is the leather quality on your black 2eyelet derbies? The leather on mine creased up a bit and after the first wear I noticed some whitish residue in the creases....which is weird since its not cordovan. I had to colour them with Saphir medium brown cream and then wax, but the residue still persisted...like psoriasis.

 

Last night I applied cream again but this time used Saphir Havana brown (very dark) to polish and now it seems things are turning around.

 

But still, great shoe and great fit....with these I don't need any fancy Corthay one eye derbies (which I tried and hated).

post #14782 of 19126

Fiddler, I didn't have that problem it creased a little but totally in line with wearing it once. I didn't get any residue on mine. I agree about the fit - they were extremely comfortable. Is the residue still there after you used the brown polish?

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Crat, perhaps a leather patch in the style of Prince Charles will allow you to use the pair longer?

post #14784 of 19126
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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post

Fiddler, I didn't have that problem it creased a little but totally in line with wearing it once. I didn't get any residue on mine. I agree about the fit - they were extremely comfortable. Is the residue still there after you used the brown polish?

 

No it's gone now but I used much darker brown...i think giving it a few layers of polish over the next few months will probably correct it.

post #14785 of 19126
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Originally Posted by Crat View Post

Nothing lasts forever. Santoni, 2004.

why in the heck are they cracked like that? That's a huge split in the leather. If using trees and proper polishing/ conditioning, that should NEVER happen. And in just 8 years.
post #14786 of 19126
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Originally Posted by Stirling View Post

Very nice, just don't look like Santoni.

Interesting statement. Santoni is all up and down the range in styling. From the xtra pointy or xtra Italian styles to the more English traditional lasts as well. Hard to say exactly what Santoni's "look like".
post #14787 of 19126
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Originally Posted by isshinryu101 View Post

why in the heck are they cracked like that? That's a huge split in the leather. If using trees and proper polishing/ conditioning, that should NEVER happen. And in just 8 years.
Well, Santoni isn't known for its durability as far as i know.
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Originally Posted by Crat View Post

Well, Santoni isn't known for its durability as far as i know.

What? Based on what? It's impossible to label a maker that has shoes from CG blake all the way to hand-welted masterpieces. Regardless, even at the lowest levels, that is a ridiculous amount of cracking. Even AE's shouldn't suffer that way. Using shoe trees alone should prevent that, much less if you polish and condition.
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Based on the fact that I agree that this amount of cracking shouldn't occur with proper treatment but it did. I know others who share my opinion and have had similar experiences.
Go crazy all you want with high-end, hand-welted constructions methods, I'm not impressed by Santoni's leather quality.
post #14790 of 19126
Recieved my carmina x epaulet shortwing boots









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