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post #13426 of 19079
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Originally Posted by BostonHedonist View Post

Shoe crisis.

In a few hours I will be hosting a party for friends and well-wishers at the newest evening club in Boston. As such, I wish to wear my finest pair of Church's custom grade black calf single monks, which seem right for the occasion.

Wait- forget about the shoes, where is this party?! mwink[1].gif

In all seriousness, I get why you are worried given the recent snows here, the insane amount of salt Bostonians lay down, and the slush that's everywhere right now. I don't think anyone will notice if you excuse yourself to the restroom and wipe down your shoes with some paper towels.
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Can't they ever find a different way to dissolve these snow? Salt isn't the only option.

post #13428 of 19079
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Originally Posted by traverscao View Post

Can't they ever find a different way to dissolve these snow? Salt isn't the only option.

They love their road salt in Boston. It's actually amazing how much they use.....
post #13429 of 19079
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Originally Posted by Zapasman View Post




I was put under pressure to condition  ( usually do not polish much) some of my wife´s shoes this afternoon.  It was a good chance to test the Bick 4  (I just received) Vs. Lexol Conditioner that I previously ordered; both from USA via Amazon with crazy shipping fees and exchange rates.  . All left shoes were done with Lexol and the right ones with B4. Both are great stuff, I would say they are very similar products but somehow I liked  more Lexol: it seemed to me that is a bit less smelly, and a bit more creamy (wich I like).  Great results in both cases. I will keep conditioning the sole stiching and edges with Saphir Creme Universelle. Thank you for the inputs.

I'm impressed that your wife bothers to condition her shoes, and that she purchases what appear to be well made shoes. My wife's closet is filled with Ferragamo and Chanel glue jobs.
post #13430 of 19079

My wife doesn't condition her shoes.  That has turned out to be my job.

post #13431 of 19079
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Originally Posted by jerrybrowne View Post


They love their road salt in Boston. It's actually amazing how much they use.....

Here in Lynnwood they use salt, too, in little amount, but still, I suppose there are better solutions than salt, but they're just too lazy.

 

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Originally Posted by BootSpell View Post
 

My wife doesn't condition her shoes.  That has turned out to be my job.

Try and pry some extra credits out of the job LOL!l!!!

post #13432 of 19079
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Originally Posted by jerrybrowne View Post

I'm impressed that your wife bothers to condition her shoes, and that she purchases what appear to be well made shoes. My wife's closet is filled with Ferragamo and Chanel glue jobs.

I just spent some time washing my wife's cheap suede and did a quick polish on some black boots. I was surprised that the boots (Coach on sale) had a stitched welt and stacked heel.
post #13433 of 19079

Congrats....

post #13434 of 19079

Boston, could you get a pair of galoshes and whip them off when you get to the party?

post #13435 of 19079
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Originally Posted by BootSpell View Post
 

My wife doesn't condition her shoes.  That has turned out to be my job.

Mine neither...I have too.. otherwise forget about taking polish time on mines. She wears Carmina (beautiful ladies shoes), C Dior and Lottusse, among other crap.

post #13436 of 19079
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Originally Posted by Munky View Post
 

Boston, could you get a pair of galoshes and whip them off when you get to the party?

This, in Canada in -30C, is what you do.  All coat checks here have boot racks and offer plastic bags for your overshoes or galoshes. 

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Yes Munky, I do mean to pick up a pair of galoshes one of these days.

 

For the record, the post was half joking.  But only half, haha.

 

The salt was ample, but the drivers did manage to keep us clear of any slush. And indeed, Boston roadworkers do love their salt. The stuff is absolutely everywhere right now. Perhaps some day they will incorporate flamethrowers to help deal with the snow. Until then, rock salt will likely be the inexpensive and favored solution.

 

Pleased to report that my shoes are fine, and that by the end of the evening I was far from any state of mind that would care. Thanks for the concern, both feigned and genuine.

 

Now then, anyone have a good hangover cure?

post #13438 of 19079
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Originally Posted by BostonHedonist View Post

Now then, anyone have a good hangover cure?

So off topic.... but two aspirin is the only thing remotely close to scientifically proven for hangovers. It blocks prostaglandins responsible for some of the ill effects of overindulgence in alcohol.
post #13439 of 19079
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Originally Posted by BostonHedonist View Post

Yes Munky, I do mean to pick up a pair of galoshes one of these days.

For the record, the post was half joking.  But only half, haha.

The salt was ample, but the drivers did manage to keep us clear of any slush. And indeed, Boston roadworkers do love their salt. The stuff is absolutely everywhere right now. Perhaps some day they will incorporate flamethrowers to help deal with the snow. Until then, rock salt will likely be the inexpensive and favored solution.

Pleased to report that my shoes are fine, and that by the end of the evening I was far from any state of mind that would care. Thanks for the concern, both feigned and genuine.

Now then, anyone have a good hangover cure?

Boston - definitely pick up a pair of overshoes - tingleys, swims, etc. Buildings and homeowners around here cover the entire ground with salt. Sometimes you can not even see pavement. I use the overshoes as much in winter because of salt as I do when it is raining. As for hangover I like a greasy breakfast sandwich and hair of the dog. Cheers.
post #13440 of 19079
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Originally Posted by nickrut View Post

Where's the best place to buy supplies like polish and whatnot? I know of places that sell it but are there any places where it's extra affordable

Allen Edmonds products are pretty decent, quite affordable, and they have free shipping:
http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/cati2_ShoeCareProductss_1_40000000001_-1_1_image_0_N_216_216__subcategory__

If you want to step up to Saphir, there are plenty of stores that offer it. Hanger Project offers free shipping over $75 I think and has a pretty comprehensive selection (not that you need all that stuff):
http://www.hangerproject.com/shoe-care.html
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