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post #15481 of 19792
Holy shell! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

Is it me or does the EG, Cleverly, St. Crispin shell look almost like new. Have all of these been worn?
post #15482 of 19792
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Originally Posted by JubeiSpiegel View Post

Holy shell! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

Is it me or does the EG, Cleverly, St. Crispin shell look almost like new. Have all of these been worn?

Most pics were taken when the shoes were new. The exceptions are the Aldens b/c they were purchased before I got in the habit of shooting pics, crappy as they are.
post #15483 of 19792





Belgian Shoes. You guys are going to hate these. Probably the most comfortable shoes I currently own.
post #15484 of 19792
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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post

Carmina jumper boots in shell:




More pics here.

Pics look great, Gerry!

I think that Carmina are doing better things with shell than Alden - may not please some to hear it, but what I've seen lately from Carmina looks great!
post #15485 of 19792
A part of my toecap won't take any polish, even after hours spent working them with saphir wax. Shoes are bespokish made by Cliff Roberts in Northhampton. They had a rather bland tan color originally, which I have tried to darken and give some depth with darker polish/wax. Shoes have only been worn a few times, mostly inside.

Any idea why this "mold" has appeared and if there's anything I can do about it? Rest of the shoe takes polish well as you can see.



post #15486 of 19792
In my experience, this "mouldy" appearance happens when the polish builds up on the surface of the leather, rather than penetrating into the leather and forming small layers. I usually apply a very light spritz of water using a spray gun and work the polish into the area and then it takes on a nice shine.

Pretty soon they'll be shiny like these:

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post #15487 of 19792
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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post

Carmina jumper boots in shell:




More pics here.

nephew,
wear in good health
post #15488 of 19792
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Originally Posted by p.henrik View Post

A part of my toecap won't take any polish, even after hours spent working them with saphir wax. Shoes are bespokish made by Cliff Roberts in Northhampton. They had a rather bland tan color originally, which I have tried to darken and give some depth with darker polish/wax. Shoes have only been worn a few times, mostly inside.

Any idea why this "mold" has appeared and if there's anything I can do about it? Rest of the shoe takes polish well as you can see. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)




This question is probably more appropriate for the shoe care thread (http://www.styleforum.net/t/228153/the-official-shoe-care-thread-tutorials-photos-etc), but it looks to me like there might be a flaw in the leather finish dye job. Whether it was originally not noticeable, or it was induced, I don't know.

You might just try stripping the shoes with something like Saphir RenoMat and start your polish job over again. If it is simply a polish issue then this should address it. If it is a dye issue then the shoes may need to be re-dyed.
post #15489 of 19792
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Originally Posted by p.henrik View Post


I believed you have used excessive water and wax. Start again after Renomat, do it slowly and lightly, make sure you start again until the shoe is totally dry.
Is this your early attempts to polish?
post #15490 of 19792
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Belgian Shoes. You guys are going to hate these. Probably the most comfortable shoes I currently own.

They look unlined to me so I can believe that they must be super comfortable. Do you wear them only indoors?

post #15491 of 19792
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Originally Posted by ThinkDerm View Post




Carmina used to be shell masters, I think their quality has gone downhill (from the photos I've seen)

They look great when unworn...after that they start to look quite terrible. I use shoe trees and polish them (no polish, just reno or dry brushing) fairly regularly. EG shell looks stunning. I have my eye on the Elmsleys in brandy cordovan from the new catalog.

post #15492 of 19792
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Originally Posted by Fiddler View Post

They look unlined to me so I can believe that they must be super comfortable. Do you wear them only indoors?

So far only indoors, but they're going to make nice summer time shoes.
post #15493 of 19792
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Originally Posted by add911_11 View Post

I believed you have used excessive water and wax. Start again after Renomat, do it slowly and lightly, make sure you start again until the shoe is totally dry.
Is this your early attempts to polish?

Early attempts on this pair, but my technique has worked well on other shoes. Just dip the polishing cloth in a water/alcohol mix and work the polish. I've used excessive water in the past but don't think that's the problem here. Will try the renomat strip down and start again. If the same problem reoccurs, I might try to return them.
post #15494 of 19792
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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post

Carmina jumper boots in shell:

 

 

More pics here.

Very nice.

post #15495 of 19792
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Originally Posted by jerrybrowne View Post






Belgian Shoes. You guys are going to hate these. Probably the most comfortable shoes I currently own.[/quote

I saw a guy wearing a pair of these when I was in the C&J shop in Burlington Arcade a few weeks ago in a lizard calf. They looked very cool IMO icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
Not sure I could pull them off and they were slightly too rounded for my personal taste but very elegant, looked well crafted and super comfortable!
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