The discussion about the $1,275 a pair socks put me in mind of a contributor on here, recently. He wrote that he had found an unworn pair of John Lobb's in the back of the cupboard. As one does. I keep checking mine to see if a pair of these socks has got left behind!
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**The Official Shoe Care Thread: Tutorials, Photos, etc.** - Page 831post #12451 of 1907212/23/14 at 7:40ampost #12452 of 1907212/23/14 at 8:56amQuote:
That's a great idea. I found a pair of shoe trees...Xmas came early !!post #12453 of 1907212/23/14 at 9:29amQuote:Originally Posted by patrick_b
Why? To use with their $1200 socks of course.
I'll show this to my girlfriend, so I won't catch any more crap about my $800 shell cordovan boots...."See! At least I don't do this...."post #12454 of 1907212/23/14 at 9:49ampost #12455 of 1907212/24/14 at 3:56amQuote:
When your eye tells you to clean up your shoes, but some cream on them. When it dries (solvent based around 2 minutes...water based around 5) brush them up. If you want to add a little protection and/or shine, same thing with a neutral wax. Wear them, be done. It takes all of 10 minutes. Get a bottle of some sort of Balm and use that quickly in between.....takes all of 2 minutes.
If you want to drive yourself batshit, read the rest of this thread.post #12456 of 1907212/24/14 at 5:07amQuote:
The thing is, it's more like a tattoo...if I could just wipe it off the "pigs" in question, it wouldn't bother me so much...but they really work that stuff in!post #12457 of 1907212/24/14 at 5:32amQuote:
I know. I antiqued some burgundy leather with broguing and gimping some months ago and it turned out quite nice by the standards that are au currant here on SF.
But I used shoe cream. And shoe cream can often be removed.
Some years ago I looked into "professional" antiquing and acquired some small bottles of same from Prime Leather Finishes. The only thing I can compare it to is undiluted aniline dye in a cream base. The minute the antiquing touches the leather it strikes...and you're not going to remove it or soften it, really. I worked with it for a while...experimenting...and eventually got to the point where I could make it look acceptable but it was always a crap shoot. It's dye and it's permanent.post #12458 of 1907212/24/14 at 6:43ampost #12459 of 1907212/24/14 at 6:50amQuote:
I imagine it makes for a fabulous method of "faking up" flaws that often appear in poor quality leather after lasting the toe.post #12460 of 1907212/24/14 at 6:55ampost #12461 of 1907212/24/14 at 7:09ampost #12462 of 1907212/24/14 at 7:49amQuote:
Not best practice--begs the question of deception, forbye.
Makes one wonder why so many "high end" manufactures do it.post #12463 of 1907212/24/14 at 9:55ampost #12464 of 1907212/24/14 at 6:31pmpost #12465 of 1907212/24/14 at 7:47pmQuote:
With apron and split toes, always make sure to brush clean and care for the tip, because god knows you'd end up kick the toe somewhere. In addition, it's part of the shoe, take care of it.
Merry X-mas, btw.
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