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post #13861 of 19067
about to grab my first pair of shell from a very generous member here.

thoughts on the condition and what i can/should do to them (besides wear)?





post #13862 of 19067
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Originally Posted by Munky View Post

Thanks for that, DWF. One more subsidiary question. Is it reasonably to use only neutral polish on highly coloured shoes - for as long as the life of the said shoes?

Neutral won't hurt anything...for the most part the only difference between neutral polish and coloured polish is the presence of some sort of dye. If you don't need to cover or darken, why not?
post #13863 of 19067

Thank you; that's very helpful.

post #13864 of 19067
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Originally Posted by thefastlife View Post

about to grab my first pair of shell from a very generous member here.

thoughts on the condition and what i can/should do to them (besides wear)?





Send it straight to B Nelson or maybe learn to sew it yourself. Then remove old polish, condition the shell, brush the hell on, and wear 'em good.

post #13865 of 19067
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Originally Posted by Munky View Post
 

Thanks for that, DWF. One more subsidiary question. Is it reasonably to use only neutral polish on highly coloured shoes - for as long as the life of the said shoes?

I'd like to see if long run use of neutral on colored leather would produce a sort of nice "antiqued" effect over time, especially over scuffs and discolored spots.

post #13866 of 19067
So when the captoe of a shoe creases (just on the toe side of the stitching) that means the shoe is too long right?
post #13867 of 19067

The stitching on the cap is just for decoration, it has nothing to do with the structure of the shoe.  And the toe puff (unless it's broken) won't bend.  What might happen if they're too long is that the leather will roll over your toes and rub the tops of them when you walk.

 

If the creasing is happening inside the toe cap area and you don't like it, the more likely explanation is that the cap toe is quite big (I prefer that to very small), but you don't like how it looks when it's been worn.  That is all.

post #13868 of 19067
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post

The stitching on the cap is just for decoration, it has nothing to do with the structure of the shoe.  And the toe puff (unless it's broken) won't bend.  What might happen if they're too long is that the leather will roll over your toes and rub the tops of them when you walk.

If the creasing is happening inside the toe cap area and you don't like it, the more likely explanation is that the cap toe is quite big (I prefer that to very small), but you don't like how it looks when it's been worn.  That is all.
Glad to hear it's not a big deal. The captoe is rather big, but you're right I do prefer that to it being small.
post #13869 of 19067

@patrickBOOTH, for your request. Sorry it took so long.

 

Grease ball shell that came out so pretty under natural lighting:

 

They only look good in natural lighting. Tomorrow's their turn in the rotation. 

 

And, as you said once before, it takes a fine line to really work the magic. I also find burnishing the grease with the narrow bone from Abbeyhorn give the surface a much smoother finish. Friction is also another important factor.

 

Enjoy and rant per necessary.

post #13870 of 19067

Could somebody point me to where I can get some VSC. I have looked at the 32 oz tin. Fore Supply Co, has it for $19.99 but the shipping is $16.96. Amazon has it for $42 including shipping. Was hoping to find someplace that might be a little less expensive.. 

post #13871 of 19067
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Could somebody point me to where I can get some VSC. I have looked at the 32 oz tin. Fore Supply Co, has it for $19.99 but the shipping is $16.96. Amazon has it for $42 including shipping. Was hoping to find someplace that might be a little less expensive.. 

 

I got my 32oz tin from Most Shoe Stuff.  They have it for $19.75.  Not sure what they charge for shipping (free after $75).

 

http://www.mostshoestuff.com

post #13872 of 19067

@BootSpell Thank you. with shipping ($10) it is certainly the best price... 

post #13873 of 19067
Why do you want the stuff? It is horrible.
post #13874 of 19067
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Why do you want the stuff? It is horrible.

Pat, apparently people are still unaware of VSC's contents and effects.

post #13875 of 19067
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Originally Posted by mogili222 View Post
 

Could somebody point me to where I can get some VSC. I have looked at the 32 oz tin. Fore Supply Co, has it for $19.99 but the shipping is $16.96. Amazon has it for $42 including shipping. Was hoping to find someplace that might be a little less expensive.. 


You can also get it on Amazon here (same exact stuff):

 

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008U51NL2/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B008U51NL2&linkCode=as2&tag=tt-20&linkId=SGCAJJQ34Y3DLVQW

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