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^that's unreal, man. Congrats.

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I lost 100 pounds and went down 2 shoe sizes. So, yes.

I have gained 100 pounds and went up 2 sizes...didn't work for my pen...nevermind.

post #10248 of 11878
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Having now experiment with and used Saphir Medaille D'Or Pommadier Cream Polish , Saphir Medaille D'Or Renovateur, Saphir Mink Oil Lotion and Saphir Medaille D'or 'High Gloss' whatever it is - but frankly, garbage - over the duration of one year I'm left with the opinion that I wouldn't bother with any one of them again.

 

In my opinion it's all unnecessary and provides no value over actually looking after your shoes properly in the first instance with a damp wipe or dry brushing as necessary and the application of shoe polish when required.

 

All this mythical shoe treatment is marketing mumbo jumbo and internet fascination which quite frankly borders on hysteria at times, certainly nothing that kept good shoes in good condition before the advent of the internet. 

 

Personally, WS Robsons shoe polish is the best I've found, and I'm sticking to it. Job done.

 

I now toppy the the top and bottom of my shoes and do not worry about shoe care at all.

post #10249 of 11878

So, I got a jar of Tapir Leather Fat at a steal, which seems to contain only lanolin, castor oil, rapeseed oil, beeswax, carnauba wax and coconut oil. I have two pairs of Loakes that I'll need to take care of soon. Can anyone give me any advice on how to use this stuff?

 

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I suppose the moral to all this is, for RTW shoes, try on various permutations of size and fit and - perhaps - try on a range of different styles. I have noticed that the man in the shop that I go to is happy for me to try on loads of pairs of shoes, on any visit. He even offers you coffee or whiskey! 

I'd like to know where this incredible shoe store is.

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I don't know, guys...I can see the mechanics and logic of a foot gaining girth or losing girth (widths) but how does the bone structure of the foot change when you lose or gain weight? The bones aren't going to shift around much just because there's more or less adipose tissue or water in the foot. The distance from the os calcis to the medial ball joint isn't going to change much, if at all...in my experience.

That said, the foot is one of the most architecturally complex structures in nature, so I guess anything is possible. But I think it must indicate a pathology one way or the other.

As we age, however, the ligaments break down and the foot normally gets longer and a little narrower.
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Well I'm happy to see that things got sorted out regarding recent posts in this thread.
When it comes down to "making money" as the objective....
As a small player, I subscribe to a very simple theory...Take care of the customer, the rest will take care of itself. However, I do know of companies that actually invest in schools and pay the freight training apprentices in order to turn out a consistent high-grade product. They even pay for lunches for their students. That's an admirable commitment. Nothing gets released until there Masters approve of the details. Thats at a cost. It's of logic built into the retail price. But, they know what they want in terms of consistency of they're high-grade product. So, to say everything is equal in terms of products, materials, time and, cost is unfair in these cases,

DW....You mention that you currently have a student. Regardless of your arigment with him/her. Can they use your're name? Do they just go off on they're own? Do you pay some expenses? What's in it for them?
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Originally Posted by DWFII View Post

I don't know, guys...I can see the mechanics and logic of a foot gaining girth or losing girth (widths) but how does the bone structure of the foot change when you lose or gain weight? The bones aren't going to shift around much just because there's more or less adipose tissue or water in the foot. The distance from the os calcis to the medial ball joint isn't going to change much, if at all...in my experience.

That said, the foot is one of the most architecturally complex structures in nature, so I guess anything is possible. But I think it must indicate a pathology one way or the other.

As we age, however, the ligaments break down and the foot normally gets longer and a little narrower.

Cannot inform you of how the foot shrinks with a weight loss, but it does.  Few years back, I dropped 50 pounds, and went trom an 11.5 -12 to a 10wide.  I've always had wide feet, but to be able to wear a size that looks more proportionate to my stature, is much more eye pleasing.  Unfortunately I am on the rise in weight gain again, and do need to put a halt to it. PB, how do you keep the hundo off?

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pardon the ignorance (i'm just joining the club) but what is a dovetail

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pardon the ignorance (i'm just joining the club) but what is a dovetail

Welcome

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Hi,

 

Just sharing a pair of Santoni we did for a customer a couple of weeks back. Was rather a fun pair to do.

 

Managed to clean, creme and gave a great shine to this pair. 

 

 

 

-Mason And Smith 

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Thanks for all your comments on weight and shoe size. I take DWF's point that it seems unlikely that bone structures would change - except perhaps as a result of ageing. 

 

The shop that offers whiskey or coffee is The Brogue Trader, in Cardiff, Wales, UK. They always have a good stock of brogues and other shoes. After you have bought 6 pairs, the 7th pair is free. I am up to 4, so far. 

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Originally Posted by Snoogz View Post

Cannot inform you of how the foot shrinks with a weight loss, but it does.  Few years back, I dropped 50 pounds, and went trom an 11.5 -12 to a 10wide.  I've always had wide feet, but to be able to wear a size that looks more proportionate to my stature, is much more eye pleasing.  Unfortunately I am on the rise in weight gain again, and do need to put a halt to it. PB, how do you keep the hundo off?

Not impossible I suppose but I wonder if it's not more a case of the shoesalesman putting the foot into the nearest shoe size he has in stock. It is a common practice (and misconception) to think that a 10 wide is equivalent to an 11 narrow. Etc.

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post #10258 of 11878

I've unfortunately gained around 30 pounds in 7 months and what was a wide that could wear a narrow, is now an extra wide. Hardly if any change in length. A change in volume is certainly there, I'm feeling the upper between the arch and toes more than before. Diet time.

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The morbidly obese must lay down fat (or fluid) in their extremities. I can't imagine that a morbidly obese person has the same size feet before he got that big. I am using reductio ad absurdum, to make a point, not to suggest that all weight loss or weight gain necessarily leads to changes in shoe size. 

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Originally Posted by Scalable View Post
 

So, I got a jar of Tapir Leather Fat at a steal, which seems to contain only lanolin, castor oil, rapeseed oil, beeswax, carnauba wax and coconut oil. I have two pairs of Loakes that I'll need to take care of soon. Can anyone give me any advice on how to use this stuff?

 

judging from the ingredients it seems to be a heavy conditioner - water proofer (basically is a Dubbin, mentioned as leather fat in their site)!! in that case more is less!! dont over do it cause it ll take ages to absorbed and dry so you can buff to a shine!!

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Originally Posted by MasonAndSmith View Post
 

Hi,

 

Just sharing a pair of Santoni we did for a customer a couple of weeks back. Was rather a fun pair to do.

 

Managed to clean, creme and gave a great shine to this pair.

 

 

 

-Mason And Smith

nice shine at the toes!! generally at my opinion this pair needs some conditioner and shoe trees for sure!!

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