or Connect
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › Shoe Damage Report & Shoe P0rn Central - Part II
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Shoe Damage Report & Shoe P0rn Central - Part II - Page 1116

post #16726 of 19377
Quote:
Originally Posted by Xiaogou View Post

It's nice to see black shoes getting some love.

An excerpt from StCrispinsBlessing blog:

Mythbustin’

One of the most persistent memes in the #menswear community and even in the mainstream is that Italians supposedly only wear black to funerals and weddings. Another brilliant piece of Italian marketing? A meme originally started by Italian shoe salesmen to boost demand for made-in-Italy, brown footwear? Who knows. Now it is true that in Italy mores with regards to footwear may be a bit looser, due to Agnelli’s excentric habit of pairing ‘inapproriate’ footwear like driving shoes and hiking boots with business suits. And where l’Avvocato leads, others follow. But when things get serious - and navy and charcoal worsted solids and pinstripes are called for, Italian men of style, like their British and Continental equals opt for black shoes (preferably English). Pictured above, Stephan Winkelmann, 2 unidentified gentlemen, John Elkann, Alain Elkann, Luca Cordero di Montezemolo, Giovanni Agnelli, Andrea Agnelli, Matteo Marzotto, Aldo Brachetti Peretti and Lapo Elkann (pre-overdose).


Click here to see all of the above mentioned gentlemen in their black shoes!

http://saintcrispinsblessing.tumblr.com/page/10

While brown is more interesting and gets a lot of love here on SF, most of us would still wear black for formal occasions. It's just for me, it can be 5 days a week!
post #16727 of 19377
Quote:
Originally Posted by wurger View Post

I like this pair as well!

nephew,
thank you
post #16728 of 19377
Oh shit!
post #16729 of 19377
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ducc View Post







I came home and applied a bit of water/vinegar to even out the stain, 

 

I would try a little piss with the vinegar.

post #16730 of 19377
Quote:
Originally Posted by mcarthur View Post

dark brown wt
argyles otc



Uncle, nice wt! Wear in good health.
post #16731 of 19377
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ducc View Post

(I have no idea how this forum works. I posted this earlier, but I think I should have put it here.)
...

In the case of this thread, "shoe damage" is referring to financial damage to the bank account, not damage to the physical shoe.

Try this thread: (http://www.styleforum.net/t/228153/the-official-shoe-care-thread-tutorials-photos-etc)
post #16732 of 19377
Loake Ayr Black



post #16733 of 19377
Quote:
Originally Posted by wurger View Post

What type of water did you drop on the shoes?

Light colored shoes will always get water stain marks once rained upon, however, the leather should go back to normal color once it's dry, and this happens to all of my shoes.
Fascinating! How long does it take to dry? It was normal tap water (but probably was reasonably hard).
Quote:
Originally Posted by glenjay View Post

In the case of this thread, "shoe damage" is referring to financial damage to the bank account, not damage to the physical shoe.
Try this thread: (http://www.styleforum.net/t/228153/the-official-shoe-care-thread-tutorials-photos-etc)

Wow, I totally misinterpreted that. smile.gif Thanks for the correction!
post #16734 of 19377
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post

Uncle, nice wt! Wear in good health.

nephew,
thank you
post #16735 of 19377
Quote:
Originally Posted by wurger View Post

Loake Ayr Black




nephew,
nice shine on your cap toes
post #16736 of 19377
#8 wt
argyles otc


Edited by mcarthur - 7/12/13 at 11:54am
post #16737 of 19377
Forgive my cross-post



post #16738 of 19377
Quote:
Originally Posted by add911_11 View Post

Forgive my cross-post




oh my, that are 3 nice EG pairs, did you buy them at once!
post #16739 of 19377
Quote:
Originally Posted by mcarthur View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by wurger View Post

Loake Ayr Black




nephew,
nice shine on your cap toes

Thank you uncle.

But this sparked a question:

With my lower grade shoes: like Loakes and Allen Edmonds, and they are all full grain finish, not correct grain bookbinder finish; but I can easily get mirror shine finish on them with just one layer of polish and buffing, I don't bother with renovateur on them yet.

However, with my Tricker's and Alfred Sargents, which cost nearly double, and I put a lot of more care into them, like wipe, reno, polish and buffing, but I just can't get to mirror shine.... after 3 layers polish, quite depressing for me after my shoe care sessions. shog[1].gif

Anyone else experienced this? And can someone shed light on this?
post #16740 of 19377
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ducc View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by wurger View Post

What type of water did you drop on the shoes?

Light colored shoes will always get water stain marks once rained upon, however, the leather should go back to normal color once it's dry, and this happens to all of my shoes.
Fascinating! How long does it take to dry? It was normal tap water (but probably was reasonably hard).


Wow, I totally misinterpreted that. smile.gif Thanks for the correction!

A few hours to half a day max.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Classic Menswear
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › Shoe Damage Report & Shoe P0rn Central - Part II