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post #12451 of 19072

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. :smarmy:  I keep checking mine to see if a pair of these socks has got left behind!

post #12452 of 19072
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Originally Posted by Munky View Post
 

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. :smarmy:  I keep checking mine to see if a pair of these socks has got left behind!

 

That's a great idea. I found a pair of shoe trees...Xmas came early !!

post #12453 of 19072
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Why? To use with their $1200 socks of course.

 

http://leffot.com/shop/index.php/socks/william-abraham/william-abraham-cervelt-sock.html


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 19072

:lol:

post #12455 of 19072
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Originally Posted by joachim92 View Post

Do you know of a good beginner shoe care guide? Where they talk about which products to use, how often, how to apply, ...

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 19072
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Tell us how you really feel... crackup[1].gif

(I'm pretty much with you...but hey, it's just makeup--blush, rouge, eye shadow, etc.. If you put lipstick on a pig, it's still a pig. On the other hand, some people are easily beguiled. )

 

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 19072
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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!

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 19072

So when is the best time to use Saphir Renovateur? 

post #12459 of 19072
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post


Burnishing.  What a crock of shit.  What the flying fucking buggery hole is this fixation with daubing black dye on the toes of tan shoes?  It looks dreadful.

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 19072
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Originally Posted by RIDER View Post


When your eye tells you to clean up your shoes, but some cream on them.
If you want to drive yourself batshit, read the rest of this thread.

 

   leave it to mr. Rider to sum things up. absolutely loved this one.

post #12461 of 19072
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Originally Posted by SoGent View Post

   leave it to mr. Rider to sum things up. absolutely loved this one.

Yup....Ron being Ron, I agree with him.

Merry Christmas to those that celebrate it.
Happy New Year to all.
post #12462 of 19072
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Originally Posted by ntempleman View Post

I imagine it makes for a fabulous method of "faking up" flaws that often appear in poor quality leather after lasting the toe.

+1

Good point.

Not best practice--begs the question of deception, forbye.

Makes one wonder why so many "high end" manufactures do it.
post #12463 of 19072
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Originally Posted by Beach Bum View Post
 

So when is the best time to use Saphir Renovateur? 

I prefer to use it after 9pm…sometimes later…with a local pinot noir or even scotch, if I'm working on my C&J Islay's….

post #12464 of 19072
If you are shining shoes that have an apron like the Dover / Hove, do you guys bother to shine the tip of the split toe? I imagine you don't go past the apron but I'm wondering if it even makes sense to apply wax to these because of the apron.
post #12465 of 19072
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Originally Posted by Ironist View Post

If you are shining shoes that have an apron like the Dover / Hove, do you guys bother to shine the tip of the split toe? I imagine you don't go past the apron but I'm wondering if it even makes sense to apply wax to these because of the apron.

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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