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Originally Posted by richiemokkiez View Post

Does anyone know if its possible to fix a hole in the tongue of a pair of bison leather boots? I ordered a pair of Brooks Brothers Red Wing Beckman's earlier and it finally came in although with the issue of the dot sized hole in the corner of the tongue. I can't return it since it was a sale item and it was the last in size. The piece of leather is still kinda hanging off the rip so I was wondering if anyone knew the best way to repair it with minimal sign of damage, and most importantly, reinforcing the damage enough to prevent further tearing along the rip. I suppose a form of glue for leather would be involved?

Pics?
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-double post-


Edited by richiemokkiez - 1/20/13 at 8:53pm
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Edited my first post with pictures! Sorry for the double post. :/

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I am far from an expert, but I would suggest bringing it to a cobbler and having them sew a small patch on it. I think it's at a very good place. In terms of preventing a further tear, you might have a circle punched which would reduce the stress concentrations on the tear, but that would also be invasive. All in all, leather is not a brittle material, so stress concentrations should be of lesser concern.

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If you skills permits, use a thread to sew the hole back, otherwise let it be, it won't get worse.
Nice boot, That is my favourite brand for causal boot
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Originally Posted by add911_11 View Post

If you skills permits, use a thread to sew the hole back, otherwise let it be, it won't get worse.
Nice boot, That is my favourite brand for causal boot

 

Thanks! Red Wing shoes are my favorite too! Their quality and durability are top notch. Sadly, my pair came in with a slight defect. Still, a pretty good buy all around considering that I managed to cop it for only $137 after taxes. ;) I'll upload some pictures of the boot since I don't really see much of this particular Red Wing x Brooks Brothers collaboration floating around.

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Originally Posted by lucidream View Post

I am far from an expert, but I would suggest bringing it to a cobbler and having them sew a small patch on it. I think it's at a very good place. In terms of preventing a further tear, you might have a circle punched which would reduce the stress concentrations on the tear, but that would also be invasive. All in all, leather is not a brittle material, so stress concentrations should be of lesser concern.


Yeah but the bison leather that the boot is made of is the softest boot I've ever worn out the box especially for Red Wing shoes which are known for tough break in periods. Worried about the soft quality to it. Would you recommend punching a circle especially since the underside is unlined? A hole with a replacement patch would be okay as long as it's neatly done. Would kinda give it a little character I guess. :p

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Edited by mcarthur - 1/20/13 at 2:42pm
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Originally Posted by lucidream View Post

I am far from an expert, but I would suggest bringing it to a cobbler and having them sew a small patch on it. I think it's at a very good place. In terms of preventing a further tear, you might have a circle punched which would reduce the stress concentrations on the tear, but that would also be invasive. All in all, leather is not a brittle material, so stress concentrations should be of lesser concern.

 

The thing is the bison leather that comprises of this boot is especially soft. It's the softest boot I've worn out the box especially for a Red Wing boot, usually known for its tough break in periods. Would you recommend a circle being punched though, especially since the underside of the leather is unlined? As long as the repair allows for neatness, I'm fine by a little distinction from the overall tone of the leather especially if it means the stress is alleviated. Durability is priority for me. tongue.gif

 

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Originally Posted by add911_11 View Post

If you skills permits, use a thread to sew the hole back, otherwise let it be, it won't get worse.
Nice boot, That is my favourite brand for causal boot


Thanks! I love Red Wing Shoes, the quality and durability of their shoes are just top notch. Sad about my pair having to have a defect. But at least it's not too bad from what people are saying especially since I managed to get em at a steal of $137 after taxes. wink.gif I'll upload a couple of shots of the boot since I don't really see much talk of the Brook Bros x Red Wing boot!

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Originally Posted by mr monty View Post

Vass shoes deserve a better office chair


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Haha I wish my boss would understand this!
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Originally Posted by DWFII View Post

Considering that the cut is on the heel, if you are extremely careful you could close this cut up to near invisibility with a little super glue and a bone folder or a very smooth piece of plastic ...even a teaspoon might work. Apply the SG very sparingly inside the cut...I'd use a dressmaker's pin...and then push the cut flat and the loose edge towards closure with the bone.

Again, be meticulous and sparing. You can always try again but if you get excess squeezing out of the cut the chances are slim that you will be able to remove it. Or be able to polish over it.

If it works, this will be a near-as-nevermind permanent repair
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Originally Posted by dbhdnhdbh View Post

If it bothers you enough, before polishing it over, you might see whether your cobbler can glue it back down. You will probably still need to disguise the cut with polish, but the lifted edges might get worse if not fixed in place.

 
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Originally Posted by isshinryu101 View Post

cream polish.

Thanks guy for all the suggestion....

Will let you guys know how things turn out...hope i will fix this right....

ps. i was going to buy a Saphir products to help cover this tear...any suggestion on which I should buy?
What i'm thinking now are the renovator/ wax/ cream polish.....also are the "bordeaux" and "burgundy" color from Saphir the same thing?
I was checking hangerproject and they use the term burgundy...while a store in Ebay that sell Saphir product as well use "bordeaux"...
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Originally Posted by Nizza View Post



Thanks guy for all the suggestion....

Will let you guys know how things turn out...hope i will fix this right....

ps. i was going to buy a Saphir products to help cover this tear...any suggestion on which I should buy?
What i'm thinking now are the renovator/ wax/ cream polish.....also are the "bordeaux" and "burgundy" color from Saphir the same thing?
I was checking hangerproject and they use the term burgundy...while a store in Ebay that sell Saphir product as well use "bordeaux"...

http://www.hangerproject.com/closet/saphir-renovating-recolorant-repair-cream.html#.UPzL6Fy9LCQ

Bordeaux is the same as burgundy for Saphir.
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love this thread
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Not my shoes, these pics are from a Japanese owner's blog (Zenobia_Bengal) Looks great nonetheless

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^Jizz worthy
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