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Originally Posted by Fred G. Unn View Post


Why would you mirror shine the whole upper? It will crack and look crappy as soon as you walk in them.
This is why I was asking if you had pics of the "Travers method." I think you are doing way too much to your shoes, including things that I have a difficult time believing are beneficial. How many pairs of shoes do you have in your rotation? How do you deal with scuffs and wear if you are only doing this a couple of times a year as you stated here? If you are honestly walking 20 or 30 miles a day, then that's an unbelievable amount of wear on your dress shoes. Something doesn't add up here.

I know. That happened... Refer to my talk to Pat for references. That shit happened.

 

I know there are things I did which is difficult to believe, therefore, if you cannot, I would not recommend. It's not like I am the only one doing it - examples of greasing shoes include Benhour, and another SF gents who also did that the other day, although the crazier attempt was with canned mink oil.

 

Dealing with scuffs was an interesting one. Did you know that Glen's polish can last really long? As in, once I get home, I clean the shoes and all, and with just a drop of water on my brush, I can literally buff the scuffs out, set the shoes to rest, and that was all done. Nothing else was ever done to them. I only give them another coat of polish when they seems to dry or soak up water - and it's Glen's polish.

 

I know I walked too much in my shoes, but caring and pampering them maybe one thing, but I did not buy them to make them babies in my house. They should be make for walking. A lifespan of 5 years like Pat's? I'll see if it ends there. If it gets beat up in any longer amount of time? Wonderful! If it ends up ruined too early? Too bad. Not made for walking.

 

As I said, I cannot promise you, but there will be times when I will open a thread, with full pics and writings on how I managed to do it, and you can witness it all for yourself. As of right now, you may keep much of the doubt as you wanted. I already posted pictures of them. Prefer to that.

post #13112 of 19043
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Originally Posted by traverscao View Post

I know I walked too much in my shoes, but caring and pampering them maybe one thing, but I did not buy them to make them babies in my house. They should be make for walking.

Well, I'm with you on this point anyway. I do a lot of shoe maintenance, but they are made to be worn.
post #13113 of 19043

With the amount of deemed unnecessary maintenance I did on them, I am a lot more confident to walk more on them. Babying the shoes are just awkward and takes the fun out of walking.


Edited by traverscao - 1/16/15 at 6:37am
post #13114 of 19043
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Originally Posted by traverscao View Post

What's your problem? Why do you people have to call me copeland for?

I did what I did for a reason, and I managed it very well, and if you cannot respect that like many others, walk away. Don't start. Don't make me feel sick of it.

It's not like I have none but one single pair of shoes. I have 4 pairs. And I still grease them because I find the effectiveness in doing so, and as Pat mentioned, I was able to find the fine line of it.

Again, just because I did something you cannot do, don't turn me into copeland just to sit on your sorry asses to laugh on. It is getting seriously worse.

There's been many cases of tragedies happened on this thread from people following some presidential shoe shine.

With your post count in this thread it's just a matter of time before people asking for resolutions for overly greased dress shoes.

Or maybe one day you will share some of your shoes to better demonstrate your success.
post #13115 of 19043
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Originally Posted by chogall View Post


There's been many cases of tragedies happened on this thread from people following some presidential shoe shine.

With your post count in this thread it's just a matter of time before people asking for resolutions for overly greased dress shoes.

Or maybe one day you will share some of your shoes to better demonstrate your success.

Refers to the post with my wholecuts. I don't do presidential shoe shines. I don't even do bulling, or brush shine with waxes anymore, FWIW. I am not yet with sufficient time for a thread about how I do things to my shoes, and I can only expect one in the future. 

post #13116 of 19043
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Originally Posted by chogall View Post

Or maybe one day you will share some of your shoes to better demonstrate your success.

I forgot, he did post his wholecut here:
http://www.styleforum.net/t/228153/the-official-shoe-care-thread-tutorials-photos-etc/12810_30#post_7610928

Travers, how many pairs do you have in your rotation? Mostly AEs, or what brands? (If you've posted this before, I don't remember.) Sorry, if that's being nosy, I'm just trying to understand how and why you are doing all this to your shoes.
post #13117 of 19043

Hi Traverscao, have you ever make numbers in order to see wether or not is more profitable for your pocket to buy another pair of shoes instead of so many shoe cleaning stuff to test?. I imagine you can spend a lot of money/time on those if I am not mistaken?. Please do not misunderstand me.

post #13118 of 19043
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Originally Posted by Fred G. Unn View Post


I forgot, he did post his wholecut here:
http://www.styleforum.net/t/228153/the-official-shoe-care-thread-tutorials-photos-etc/12810_30#post_7610928

Travers, how many pairs do you have in your rotation? Mostly AEs, or what brands? (If you've posted this before, I don't remember.) Sorry, if that's being nosy, I'm just trying to understand how and why you are doing all this to your shoes.

Two pairs of calfskin (used to be four, but two died), and two pairs of shells. Shells seems to last a lot longer. And it is always OK to ask. 

 

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Originally Posted by Zapasman View Post
 

Hi Traverscao, have you ever make numbers in order to see wether or not is more profitable for your pocket to buy another pair of shoes instead of so many shoe cleaning stuff to test?. I imagine you can spend a lot of money/time on those if I am not mistaken?. Please do not misunderstand me.

I tend to lean towards caring for them. I am saving up for bespoke(s) projects, so, I try not to buy anymore of these shoes. However, I take good care of them so that they may become heritage pieces, or a memo piece. It's OK to ask, once again.

 

 

I might as well do a huge bespoke project, once I am nicely settled.

post #13119 of 19043

Can someone tell me why the tongue on my left Trickers boot might keep migrating to the outside of my ankle? It's a bit vexing, as the right one stays dead on. I wonder if it's a flaw in the sewing of the tongue or just some strangeness in my gait...

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Who is David Copeland? puzzled.gif
post #13121 of 19043
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Originally Posted by BostonHedonist View Post
 

Can someone tell me why the tongue on my left Trickers boot might keep migrating to the outside of my ankle? It's a bit vexing, as the right one stays dead on. I wonder if it's a flaw in the sewing of the tongue or just some strangeness in my gait...

My guess is stitching flaw.

 

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Originally Posted by westie187 View Post

Who is David Copeland? puzzled.gif

OMG really, West? I mean, honestly, really?

post #13122 of 19043

Took my new, red, Tricker's out for a walk, today And no-one laughed. :smarmy:

post #13123 of 19043

You are a lucky man!!:D

post #13124 of 19043

Seriously Munky, I wear burgundy socks that looks more red than Bordeaux. Why would anyone laugh at me?

post #13125 of 19043
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Originally Posted by BostonHedonist View Post
 

Can someone tell me why the tongue on my left Trickers boot might keep migrating to the outside of my ankle? It's a bit vexing, as the right one stays dead on. I wonder if it's a flaw in the sewing of the tongue or just some strangeness in my gait...

Alden Indy boots are famous for that … it drives me crazy. I think some people have a cobbler sew it to the upper so it stays put. 

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