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icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif more shell. I am still not sure it's for me but love your collection Mac.
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icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif more shell. I am still not sure it's for me but love your collection Mac.

nephew,
thank you
try it and you will find out
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icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif more shell. I am still not sure it's for me but love your collection Mac.

I wasnt sure about shell but its fantastic man! Love it
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I wasnt sure about shell but its fantastic man! Love it

Trouble is you have to shell out a lot more for it....smile.gif
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Trouble is you have to shell out a lot more for it....smile.gif

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cigar utip
argyles otc
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Trouble is you have to shell out a lot more for it....smile.gif

I would say the real trouble is that you can't get enough of it.

From left the sublime Alden's color#8, Vass Burgundy, Alden Ravello and Saddle, I have others not pictured but I'm really missing cigar ^^^^^



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I would say the real trouble is that you can't get enough of it.

From left the sublime Alden's color#8, Vass Burgundy, Alden Ravello and Saddle, I have others not pictured but I'm really missing cigar ^^^^^




nephew
thank you for posting
good looking selection of shells
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cigar LHS
argyles otc

Edited by mcarthur - 4/27/13 at 6:07pm
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Latest two additions-I am done for the year! I have 3 pair of MTO Meermin paid for and awaiting shipment.

G&G Cannes
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EG Dover

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#8 LHS
argyles otc

Edited by mcarthur - 4/28/13 at 7:38pm
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X-Post from the Official Shoe Care Thread. Hoping someone can comment...

 

Not sure if this would be considered "damage", but I'm a bit concerned with the way the left shoe of my Carmina PTBs is creasing...when I received them I noticed the leather was not as supple as I was used to getting from Carmina.  The surface appeared dry and not smooth and the leather was very stiff and not soft like all the other pairs I have.

 

Well after about 7-10 wears the left shoe is creasing in a very ugly way and I'm afraid I've damaged them.  Over the course of the last week I've applied a layer of Reno then some black Saphire creme polish.  I let the shoes stand for about 5 days but the leather still felt the same so two nights ago I used some AE leather conditioner, let dry overnight, then applied some neutral Saphire creme polish as the conditioner would not buff very well.  I then applied a few thin layers of wax to give them a slight shine but the left shoe would not take a shine as well as the right one, almost as if the leather was different. 

 

The applications of creme and conditioner has seemed to help a bit but as you can see from the pics the leather still looks "grainy" and while a bit softer, it's still not as supple as my other pairs of Carmina shoes.  Carmina is known for their fairly high quality calf sources but these have disappointed me.

 

I understand the left shoe may be a bit too long and that's why they are creasing more but I never expected the crease to be this extreme, especially with quality calf leather.  Are the shoes ruined???  Any help would be greatly appreciated!

 

Thank you!

 

 

 

 


I have the same problem with my shoes but apparently creases are normal especially with plain front shoes coz they have no place to crease normally, make sure you have a tight fitting pair of shoe trees which will stretch the leather a tincy bit and therefore stretch out the creases. Mink oil from shoesnob or Saphir Renovateur will soften the leather. But shoes will most definitely crease apparently from what I've read.
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Latest two additions-I am done for the year! I have 3 pair of MTO Meermin paid for and awaiting shipment.

G&G Cannes
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EG Dover


SWEET!
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Hello All,

 

I'm new here, but wanted to share my first two pairs of bespoke shoes by T. Januszkiewicz in Warsaw.

 

Thanks to all the Polish enthusiasts who helped me out.

 

My next shoe is a navy suede wholecut derby (5 eyelet) and will ready in July- I will post then!

 

I would recommend Mr Januszkiewicz to anyone, the shoes are fantastic, very comfortable, very well made, the suede could be

better but they look 10 time better in the flesh!

 

He [Mr J] is also a lovely old man, and a hero ( he fought against both the Nazis and Communists!) as someone from a family which

was repressed by the communists in Bulgaria I had great empathy for what he must have faced after the war in Poland.

 

He is also very, very good at his job, he gets every detail right, and he knows what he's doing when it comes to fit.

 

Go and get some shoes before he retires! He's 87 years old! Though, I think his patrons wish he keeps working till he's a 100!

 

price is about 570 euros with trees, little more for the boots.

 

Enjoy

 

Alex

 

 

PS: sorry about having to see my winter white legs- it's a 27C heatwave in Bulgaria and we're all in shorts!

 

 

Januszkiewicz bespoke chukka in burgundy/bronze freudenburg calf

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Edited by sashko1 - 5/2/13 at 3:01am
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Loake Pimlico in dark brown calf:



And together with its brother in Dark brown suede:

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