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post #31 of 62
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There is also a French range of products that is highly regarded: "Saphire".
I've heard of it but never seen it here. I mainly use Weston's shoe wax, and for shoe creams I use CAY and Meltonians (which I buy when I go to the States). I've heard you mention La Cordonniere, and I will check it out when I go to Paris. Have you used it? I've also seen Allen Edmonds Beeswax cream (no colour), I've never tried it because it says it waterproofs shoes.
post #32 of 62
Originally posted by T4phage:
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I've heard you mention La Cordonniere, and I will check it out when I go to Paris.
Is it La Cordonniere or La Cordonnerie (Anglaise)? If the latter, I believe Oger (in the Netherlands) stocks some of their products. And a search on Google led me to La Cordonnerie's website. Not to cheat you out of a trip to Paris of course T4phage   . Just to let you know that, in an emergency, you have a resource nearby. MtB
post #33 of 62
The new Allen Edmonds polish is made by Collinil - I have it at the shop. I still insist that Lincoln is the best wax polish out there.
post #34 of 62
Gentlemen, Let me first congratulate all of you for a great forum. I had dinner with a friend of mine tonight who is a casual reader of this forum who told me about this Weston thread. I am a clothing/shoe lover who lives in New York and grew up in Europe, I am a watch fanatic and involved as the moderator of Patek Philippe Forum and Breguet Forum on some watch forum. Anyway, I have a certain affinity for Weston shoes, in particular the 180, 598 and 677. I have been wearing 180's since I was able to afford a decent pair of shoes.That hardly makes me an expert but rather a  boring sucker for these loafers. The 180 Shark, are really sharskin and available in a multitude of color, I have them in black and brown. I would recommend brown because the leather is uneven and dust and dirt does show more on the black skin. Shark is a rather difficult leather to polish and does not get much of a Patina. However the strenght is incredible and its water resistance worthy of the Animal from whom the hide was cruelly taken. For 180 Exotic skins, based on my experience I would recommend: Brown matt Alligator, simply one of the greatest loafer made today, then Black buffalo, black Alligator, Brown Antilope, Brown shark, Black shark, Brown Kangoroo (very light but tough). However, regardless the brown suede loafer remains the nicest looking 180 in my humble opinion. Regards, William
post #35 of 62
Welcome to the Forum William great to have another Weston fan here. I recently received my 180s in brown croco, very very nice shoes. I am now seriously considering getting the black shark next time I'm in Belgium or France. What do you think of Perry's new designs? Jcusey and I love them, very sleek, modern and elegant. Originally posted by Looking to Improve:
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Is it La Cordonniere or La Cordonnerie (Anglaise)? If the latter, I believe Oger (in the Netherlands) stocks some of their products. And a search on Google led me to La Cordonnerie's website. Not to cheat you out of a trip to Paris of course T4phage . Just to let you know that, in an emergency, you have a resource nearby.
Thanks MtB. Have you tried Cordonnerie's products yet? I'd like to hear your opinion. Good call on the shirt at Oger, let us know how it turns out. Did you get any deals at their sale? At the end, they were selling two Borrellis/Zegna Napoli's for about Euro 150 minus 30%, and two Etros/Maffeis for Euro 115 minus 30%. Sadly I didn't pick any up, the colours were not to my liking. I recently passed Oger and am questioning one of thier window displays: it had a man's suit and various accesories including Creed's Spring Flowers.. A woman's scent.
post #36 of 62
Originally posted by T4phage:
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Thanks MtB.  Have you tried Cordonnerie's products yet?  I'd like to hear your opinion.
I must admit I use Kiwi's "Parade Gloss" and am perfectly content with it, so no, I haven't any experience with La Cordonnerie's products.
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Good call on the shirt at Oger, let us know how it turns out. Did you get any deals at their sale?  At the end, they were selling two Borrellis/Zegna Napoli's for about Euro 150 minus 30%, and two Etros/Maffeis for Euro 115 minus 30%.  Sadly I didn't pick any up, the colours were not to my liking.
I picked up 2 Etro's for EUR 150,00, so I suppose I was there a little earlier in the sale   . And of course I'll post about the shirt.
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I recently passed Oger and am questioning one of thier window displays: it had a man's suit and various accesories including Creed's Spring Flowers.. A woman's scent.
I'm no expert on (Creed's) scents, so I'll take your word for it without question. Personally I mostly use Trumpers "Wellington". It does boggle the mind though... a woman's scent in Oger's window display??? MtB
post #37 of 62
Originally posted by Looking to Improve:
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I'm no expert on (Creed's) scents, so I'll take your word for it without question. Personally I mostly use Trumpers "Wellington". It does boggle the mind though... a woman's scent in Oger's  window display???
Yep, a woman's scent.  My wife uses it   .  For great colognes check out Celeste in Den Haag, they carry Trumpers, Creed, etc., and in Amsterdam, check out Skins Cosmetics. Celeste is cheaper than Oger and Skins. EDIT: Celeste and Skins also carry Penhaligons, my favorite being Blenheim Bouquet. If you like Tumpers Lime, try Penhaligon's too.
post #38 of 62
All quotes originally posted by T4phage:
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Yep, a woman's scent.  My wife uses it   .
Well, no arguing with that statement then   .
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For great colognes check out Celeste in Den Haag, they carry Trumpers, Creed, etc., and in Amsterdam, check out Skins Cosmetics. Celeste is cheaper than Oger and Skins. EDIT: Celeste and Skins also carry Penhaligons, my favorite being Blenheim Bouquet.  If you like Tumpers Lime, try Penhaligon's too.
I didn't know Celeste in Den Haag. I'll go have a look. Or should I say "sniff". Thank you for the information. MtB
post #39 of 62
Originally posted by Looking to Improve:
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I didn't know Celeste in Den Haag. I'll go have a look. Or should I say "sniff". Thank you for the information.
They are right near Hardies Mode (the people who have Brioni). Another place you may want to check out now and then, the Meddens outlet on Fredrik Hendriklaan, I have seen some pretty nice Corneliani super 120's suits now and then for about Euro 300, Stefano Ricci ties (including the pleated ones) for about Euro 50 to 70, and now and then Borsalino hats for Euro 60 to 70. They now have a bunch of Burberry's trenchcoats, some Paul and Shark sweaters, etc.
post #40 of 62
Originally posted by T4phage:
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They are right near Hardies Mode (the people who have Brioni).  Another place you may want to check out now and then, the Meddens outlet on Fredrik Hendriklaan, I have seen some pretty nice Corneliani super 120's suits now and then for about Euro 300, Stefano Ricci ties (including the pleated ones) for about Euro 50 to 70, and now and then Borsalino hats for Euro 60 to 70.  They now have a bunch of Burberry's trenchcoats, some Paul and Shark sweaters, etc.
I know how to find Hardies (Javastraat, right?), it's near where I live. And I'll take a regular stroll along the Frederik Hendriklaan from now on. This may turn out to be either one expensive forum, or an exceptional trainingground for self-restraint. MtB
post #41 of 62
Originally posted by Looking to Improve:
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I know how to find Hardies (Javastraat, right?), it's near where I live. And I'll take a regular stroll along the Frederik Hendriklaan from now on. This may turn out to be either one expensive forum, or an exceptional trainingground for self-restraint.
. Yep, Hardies on Javastraat. Btw, on the Etro website, is the linen shirt you purchased on the site?
post #42 of 62
Originally posted by T4phage:
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Btw, on the Etro website, is the linen shirt you purchased on the site?
T4phage, I just missed your edit in the thread about pink shirts    . I haven't found the shirts on the Etro website though. You'll have to make do with the descriptions posted in the 'pink shirt'-thread. MtB
post #43 of 62
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Anyway, I have a certain affinity for Weston shoes, in particular the 180, 598 and 677. I have been wearing 180's since I was able to afford a decent pair of shoes.That hardly makes me an expert but rather a boring sucker for these loafers.
Welcome, William. I'm glad that you stopped by. I can't argue with the 180, the 598, or the 677, although the 677 is still a bit too rich for my blood. As for the 180 loafers,I like the design, but I don't have much room in my shoe wardrobe for loafers.
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The 180 Shark, are really sharskin and available in a multitude of color, I have them in black and brown. I would recommend brown because the leather is uneven and dust and dirt does show more on the black skin.
Shark really does have an interesting grain, and I know that it's as tough as nails. It's a rare skin that doesn't look better in brown than black.
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For 180 Exotic skins, based on my experience I would recommend: Brown matt Alligator, simply one of the greatest loafer made today, then Black buffalo, black Alligator, Brown Antilope, Brown shark, Black shark, Brown Kangoroo (very light but tough).
That's quite some experience. Antilope is a very interesting skin. I would have expected that it would be soft and easily scuffable like deerskin, but it's not that way at all. It has a beautiful grain pattern, and it's extremely tough. If I were to buy the 180 loafer, I think that it would be in brown antilope. Kangaroo is another interesting skin. Around here, a lot of people get formal shoes made up in black kangaroo because it takes a shine so well and is so tough.
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However, regardless the brown suede loafer remains the nicest looking 180 in my humble opinion.
Brown suede makes most things look better. I've never seen a 180 in brown suede in person, but the pictures that I've seen look very good. What do you think of the 598 in brown suede?
post #44 of 62
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What do you think of Perry's new designs?  Jcusey and I love them, very sleek, modern and elegant.
At first I must admit that Perry's collection was not something I appreciated. I did find the shoes too fashion, but I must admit that his Chelsea boots are killers.  However, if I had to choose this style, narrow long, I would go with Berluti.
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Brown suede makes most things look better. I've never seen a 180 in brown suede in person, but the pictures that I've seen look very good. What do you think of the 598 in brown suede?
While Shark is a special order, the brown suede 180 are definetely the most common Weston you can buy.  The 598 are simply gorgeous in Brown and black suede (I think only available by special order in black).
post #45 of 62
For those of you who happen to be in the Washington, DC area, I recently discovered that a store downtown on 20th Street, called Highcliffe Clothiers, carries a nice selection of Weston shoes and can order the full line. The store also carries Allen Edmonds.
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