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post #10261 of 19073
Curious as to any leads as to where to pick up Epic trees on discount? I used to get them from Cedarville but they have since closed. Thanks for any recommendations.
post #10262 of 19073
Gentlemen, I have a pair of red wings boots with a large laceration on the toe cap

I know these are work boots and not the usual type of leather or design you discuss but these are my most comfortable boots after being a bitch to break in and the mark bothers me as it has raised a rather large flap



Is there a way to make this less conspicuous? Sand it down? The underlying leather is a very different color
post #10263 of 19073
Take it to a cobbler, he will glue the flap back down and polish over it.
post #10264 of 19073
That looks like a good candidate for the Saphir leather repair cream. Check it out.
post #10265 of 19073

Hi,

 

 

I'm having a problem with some shoes I bought a few weeks ago. I've noticed that when I wear them, the colour rubs off onto the bottom of my trousers, leaving marks (which come out in the wash). The shoes aren't terribly expensive, but not cheap either, so I would expect better. Unfortunately, it took me some time to notice this and so they're now too worn to be returned to the store. Google doesn't have much advice to offer - seems to be an unusual problem. It would be much appreciated if anyone could shed any light on what's wrong/what to do about it.

post #10266 of 19073
It could just be the polish wearing off on your trousers. I will say, I have never experienced this before. In the future polish them with a neutral polish. That might help. What kind of shoes are they?
post #10267 of 19073
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

It could just be the polish wearing off on your trousers. I will say, I have never experienced this before. In the future polish them with a neutral polish. That might help. What kind of shoes are they?

 

I haven't actually polished them - haven't needed to since they're relatively new. Polishing with a neutral polish might work, I suppose, if it covers up the problematic colouring - thanks!

 

They're dark burgundy leather wingtip shoes - very similar to this

 

http://www.jonesbootmaker.com/mens/formal-shoes/burgundy/jones-bootmaker-formal-shoes-fashion-laced-formal-2725419051

 

from the same store, but not quite the same model.

post #10268 of 19073

This is odd, as the Jones' shoes appear to be made of corrected leather. As such, they would - presumably - not absorb polish in any way. The polish simply sits on top of the leather. Are you sure you haven't wiped some polish on them at some point?  Or dusted them with a cloth you use for other shoes, perhaps? Good luck with this - someone will have the solution!

post #10269 of 19073
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Originally Posted by Munky View Post
 

This is odd, as the Jones' shoes appear to be made of corrected leather. As such, they would - presumably - not absorb polish in any way. The polish simply sits on top of the leather. Are you sure you haven't wiped some polish on them at some point?  Or dusted them with a cloth you use for other shoes, perhaps? Good luck with this - someone will have the solution!

 

Definitely haven't touched them, and it's the same colour as the shoes. How does corrected leather make a difference? (I don't know very much about shoes...) They do have a more waxy feel than most shoes.

post #10270 of 19073
All shoes are polished coming out of the factory, so it could be factory polish coming off. Or just a crappy finish, who knows.
post #10271 of 19073

You could try giving them a a good 'polish' with a clean cloth. Don't put anything on the cloth, just rub it all over the shoes. There is a lot on the internet (and on this site) about corrected grain. Nice looking shoes!


Edited by Munky - 8/7/14 at 11:31am
post #10272 of 19073
I've been polishing these DMs and while I have a good 10ft shine, up close the wax looks flaky. Is this just a case of using too much? While I'm polishing, I can't see it building up, and the shine is good. That was last night, this is today. What's the best way to fix this and get a proper shine?

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post #10273 of 19073
Not sure if I'm going nuts here, but is there any way/reason to darken shoes during a repair process?
Here's the rub
I got a pair of bespoke shoes made up for my wedding in navy. They were clearly navy when I chose them and when I received them. However there was an issue with fit. There was way too much room in tre toe box. So I took them back and was told they could be altered no problems. 6 weeks later they arrive. And I swear they are black now. If not black then such a dark navy that no one in my office could tell the difference.
It's not like they've even been shined up with black polish as they are desperately in need of some work.

Why would this happen? Is it possible or can I just not remember how dark they are
post #10274 of 19073
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Originally Posted by Munky View Post
 

You could try giving them a a good 'polish' with a clean cloth. Don't put anything on the cloth, just rub it all over the shoes. There is a lot on the internet (and on this site) about corrected grain. Nice looking shoes!

 

Thanks, rubbing them with a cloth might be working - there's less and less colour coming off and the shoes don't look any different. Problem solved, perhaps.

post #10275 of 19073

Greetings gents,

 

So I was really excited that I finally got my first pair of Allen Edmonds (Park Avenue)...!  And then it was a total kill-joy when I realized there was a huge crease/indention on one of the shoes.  I ordered these at Nordstrom and had them shipped to my house since they didn't have my size. 

 

I posted this in the Allen Edmonds Appreciation thread, but I think perhaps this post is better suited here. So should I return these immediately? Or is this not a big deal, and the leather will warp back into place (for lack of a better word)?  It's a hassle to have to return them and wait for them to arrive again, but I definitely do not want to keep them if they are permanently damaged.

 

I'd greatly appreciate your advice.  Thank you!

 

 

 

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