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post #17431 of 19228
The shine on those inspired me to hit my black shell captoe boots with navy wax yesterday, me like!
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The shine on those inspired me to hit my black shell captoe boots with navy wax yesterday, me like!

 



pics, dammit!
post #17433 of 19228
The Grenson wholecuts look terrific - love the shine.
post #17434 of 19228
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Originally Posted by OzzyJones View Post

The shine on those inspired me to hit my black shell captoe boots with navy wax yesterday, me like!

 



pics, dammit!

Hahaaaa! Or it didn't happen right? I'm at work. There is no light. Go play with your Vass!
post #17435 of 19228
Like I said the light is shit and my shine got a bit fuzzed in the rain.

post #17436 of 19228
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I can never understand AE's desire to stitch all seems with like 400 rows of stitching. Same with brogueing. Always huge. I think it lends the false impression of "clunk".

 

Which is ironic, to me, as although I like my AEs, I find most of my new ones rather light and flimsy.  Has its benefits in a hot climate, but Austro-Hungarian panzers they're not.

post #17437 of 19228
It is all relative really. Especially when you have many differently shaped shoes when you look down at your feet sometimes things seem so disproportionate, but really it is just relativity at play. Also, when you look down at your feet it is amazing how different that perspective is than when you actually look at yourself wearing them in a mirror, or see them on somebody else. Looking down for some reason makes everything seem worse than it is, from ties, to shirts, to suits, to shoes. It is amazing, really.
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Like I said the light is shit and my shine got a bit fuzzed in the rain.



 



See, that wasn't so hard! Nice and shiny - thanks for the look.
post #17439 of 19228
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It is all relative really. Especially when you have many differently shaped shoes when you look down at your feet sometimes things seem so disproportionate, but really it is just relativity at play. Also, when you look down at your feet it is amazing how different that perspective is than when you actually look at yourself wearing them in a mirror, or see them on somebody else. Looking down for some reason makes everything seem worse than it is, from ties, to shirts, to suits, to shoes. It is amazing, really.

I have noticed the distortion when looking down at shoes too. Things can look exaggerated very easily based on the drastic vanishing point. Camera pics can have the opposite effect, making the foreground look more bulbous than in reality. Sometimes the mirror is best, less distortion...
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Originally Posted by OzzyJones View Post

Like I said the light is shit and my shine got a bit fuzzed in the rain.





 





See, that wasn't so hard! Nice and shiny - thanks for the look.

 



Cheers! Need more blue, that's only a couple of very thin coats.
post #17441 of 19228
You're not going to see any drastic difference in color with just a few polishing sessions. It takes a lot of time. If you try to glob it all on at once it will look awful, trust me.
post #17442 of 19228
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You're not going to see any drastic difference in color with just a few polishing sessions. It takes a lot of time. If you try to glob it all on at once it will look awful, trust me.
I DO trust you!
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Just wanted to say the Grenson wholecuts look great. Something I love about wholecuts is the wear itself is what gives the shoe its style and character rather that deliberate patterns and seams and holes and such. It is the "raw denim" of shoes, imo.

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Originally Posted by OzzyJones View Post

The shine on those inspired me to hit my black shell captoe boots with navy wax yesterday, me like!

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Originally Posted by RogerP View Post

The Grenson wholecuts look terrific - love the shine.

Thanks
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

You're not going to see any drastic difference in color with just a few polishing sessions. It takes a lot of time. If you try to glob it all on at once it will look awful, trust me.

You are right they had about 20 polishing sessions with blue wax and blue polish before having this kind of shine
post #17444 of 19228

Patrick, any pictures of the backside? I imagine cordovan wholecuts without the gooseneck seam would be extraordinarily difficult to do, if done traditionally. Nice shoe.

post #17445 of 19228
Cross post from the black cap toe thread, Loake post here



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