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post #18241 of 19801
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I agree. - Those shoes were a cow in a previous life, not a horse. biggrin.gif

+1. These are not shell. Look like Chromexcel
post #18242 of 19801
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Originally Posted by meister View Post

Summer time Down Under and the livin' is easy....


Brooks Bros Shell Cordovan Boatshoes from the 80s (?)


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Originally Posted by jerrybrowne View Post

+1. These are not shell. Look like Chromexcel

Agree on this, definitely looks like chromexcel. Would explain the confusion too, many people think Horween=Only cordovan.

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Very nice colors

Cheers Gianni!
post #18243 of 19801
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Originally Posted by jerrybrowne View Post

+1. These are not shell. Look like Chromexcel

Why? They can't be polished with way/creme polish - I have to use Renovateur. The polish up like shell. They have no creases but rolls. The colour is a shell standard colour. They are reasonably waterproof.
post #18244 of 19801
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Why? They can't be polished with way/creme polish - I have to use Renovateur. The polish up like shell. They have no creases but rolls. The colour is a shell standard colour. They are reasonably waterproof.

 

 

Chromexcel is stuffed full of grease and oil.  Most chromexcel shoes do not take a high shine, my Rancourt penny loafers being an exception.  Reno is probably removing some of the oil from the surface, allowing them to take a shine.  Probably not a good idea in the long term, as it is the stuffing that makes chromexcel such a tough leather.

post #18245 of 19801
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Chromexcel is stuffed full of grease and oil.  Most chromexcel shoes do not take a high shine, my Rancourt penny loafers being an exception.  Reno is probably removing some of the oil from the surface, allowing them to take a shine.  Probably not a good idea in the long term, as it is the stuffing that makes chromexcel such a tough leather.

+1. The creases I see and the way the toe and other wear points look really suggest Chromexcel. Also Chromexcel is a very common leather for boat shoes.

I would not use Reno on these due to reasons stated in the above post. The leather looks like it could use some reconditioning to get the oils back. Horween suggests neetsfeetoil or Venetian for Chromexcel and both work well.
post #18246 of 19801
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Originally Posted by jerrybrowne View Post

+1. The creases I see and the way the toe and other wear points look really suggest Chromexcel. Also Chromexcel is a very common leather for boat shoes.

I would not use Reno on these due to reasons stated in the above post. The leather looks like it could use some reconditioning to get the oils back. Horween suggests neetsfeetoil or Venetian for Chromexcel and both work well.

Thanks. You learn something every day.
post #18247 of 19801
Meister, those aren't rolls - they're creases.

Here are rolls:


post #18248 of 19801
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Originally Posted by jerrybrowne View Post

+1. The creases I see and the way the toe and other wear points look really suggest Chromexcel. Also Chromexcel is a very common leather for boat shoes.

I would not use Reno on these due to reasons stated in the above post. The leather looks like it could use some reconditioning to get the oils back. Horween suggests neetsfeetoil or Venetian for Chromexcel and both work well.
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I would highly recommend Obenauf's HDLP or Montana Pitch Blend - get that beeswax.
post #18249 of 19801

Hey friends here is the skin of my next Gladietor Bespoke Bestetti. It is French calf.

 

 

At the end I told Bestetti not finish my shape because I was still undecided on the tip. I did not know if it square or round. But in the end I will make the chisel tip. And how colors instead I kept the ones I had decided.

 

 

That cognac and whiskey. I look forward to the finished shape is to try the shoe test. So I can update on the developments.

 

And here is the final outcome ..... now sent me these pictures and I could not hold them all for me ... I wanted to show them ... what do you think?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

post #18250 of 19801

Wondrous!  

post #18251 of 19801
Wow - those are fantastic, Gianni! Thanks for giving us a look.
post #18252 of 19801
Hot Dog Gianni! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #18253 of 19801
Wonderfully over the top, Gianni. Enjoy!
post #18254 of 19801

A little evening espresso (AC)...

 

 

post #18255 of 19801
Bitchin' Gianni tutto benfatto!
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