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post #15961 of 19848

Berners pls can you and your mate stop shit storming this thread? 

 

You find usefull to "steal" a photo of GG from tumblr  and ask a question for pair you dont own and with no possibilities to obdane?  + trolling all the way from start, DrMartens really?

post #15962 of 19848

Leaving it on the poor bloody fish would have been the best way to look after it rather than the atrocious monstrosity that the skin leant itself to frankly.

post #15963 of 19848

Any ideas how I could create this kind of patina on a plain brown loafer?  Is it possible to create with 2 shades of Saphir cream, or would I need proper leather dye?

 

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post #15964 of 19848
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Any ideas how I could create this kind of patina on a plain brown loafer?  

I have no idea how that particular shoe was done but I've achieved similar results with an airbrush and acrylic dye. A technique that comes straight from the factory.
post #15965 of 19848
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Any ideas how I could create this kind of patina on a plain brown loafer?  Is it possible to create with 2 shades of Saphir cream, or would I need proper leather dye?

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Stripping them and using leather dye is the proper way to do it, but it depends on the finish already on them and your patience with the process and risk tolerance (possibly screwing up your shoes). In general shoe polished will change the color of your shoes, but it happens slowly over time. If you try to just glob a bunch of polish on at once they will be resistant to shine and an utter mess.
post #15966 of 19848

DWFII - I know it's not really the right forum but as you're about at the moment, can I pick your brain please and thank you.

Thinking only of Oxfords and thinking of costing less than £1000, which in your opinion is the best investment (construction and quality wise) between, Edward Green, George Cleverley or Gaziano and Girling

post #15967 of 19848
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Stripping them and using leather dye is the proper way to do it, but it depends on the finish already on them and your patience with the process and risk tolerance (possibly screwing up your shoes). In general shoe polished will change the color of your shoes, but it happens slowly over time. If you try to just glob a bunch of polish on at once they will be resistant to shine and an utter mess.

Quite true, very difficult to change the colour of a shoe overly much with just polish.

post #15968 of 19848
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Originally Posted by Berners15 View Post

DWFII - I know it's not really the right forum but as you're about at the moment, can I pick your brain please and thank you.
Thinking only of Oxfords and thinking of costing less than £1000, which in your opinion is the best investment (construction and quality wise) between, Edward Green, George Cleverley or Gaziano and Girling

My guess is he is going to say they are all probably about the same being that they are all goodyear welted.

At this price point I would suggest the "best" is what fits you the best.
post #15969 of 19848

What style shoe should as get as my first pair? I need both brown and black shoes but am not sure which style to choose. These will be worn with navy/charcoal suits.

 

Is something like this a good choice?

http://www.skoaktiebolaget.se/collections/frontpage/products/edward-green-inverness-in-burgundy#&gid=1&pid=3

 

http://www.skoaktiebolaget.se/collections/edward-green/products/edward-green-chelsea-in-black

post #15970 of 19848
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Originally Posted by Xman11815 View Post

What style shoe should as get as my first pair? I need both brown and black shoes but am not sure which style to choose. These will be worn with navy/charcoal suits.

Is something like this a good choice?
http://www.skoaktiebolaget.se/collections/frontpage/products/edward-green-inverness-in-burgundy#&gid=1&pid=3

http://www.skoaktiebolaget.se/collections/edward-green/products/edward-green-chelsea-in-black

I have an EG Inverness, and it's a beautiful wingtip balmoral that I like a lot. But I wouldn't buy it if you're looking for a "first pair" of dress shoes. The EG Chelsea, as a black captoe balmoral, is a better "first pair" with navy/charcoal suits (at least between the two options you listed).
post #15971 of 19848
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Originally Posted by Xman11815 View Post

What style shoe should as get as my first pair? I need both brown and black shoes but am not sure which style to choose. These will be worn with navy/charcoal suits.

Is something like this a good choice?
http://www.skoaktiebolaget.se/collections/frontpage/products/edward-green-inverness-in-burgundy#&gid=1&pid=3

http://www.skoaktiebolaget.se/collections/edward-green/products/edward-green-chelsea-in-black

I think those are solid choices for your first two pairs.
post #15972 of 19848
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Originally Posted by Xman11815 View Post

What style shoe should as get as my first pair? I need both brown and black shoes but am not sure which style to choose. These will be worn with navy/charcoal suits.

Is something like this a good choice?
http://www.skoaktiebolaget.se/collections/frontpage/products/edward-green-inverness-in-burgundy#&gid=1&pid=3

http://www.skoaktiebolaget.se/collections/edward-green/products/edward-green-chelsea-in-black

Every man should have at least one black captoe oxford and the EG Chelsea is a great solid choice. For brown I would recommend taking a look at the EG Asquith. The EG Inverness in burgundy makes a great burgundy faux wingtip.
post #15973 of 19848
Dark oak Berkeley or Canterbury trump Asquith in my opinion. Simplicity and no broguing on the toe keeps everything clean and formal.
post #15974 of 19848
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post


My guess is he is going to say they are all probably about the same being that they are all goodyear welted.

At this price point I would suggest the "best" is what fits you the best.

That is kind of what I'd figured by experience and reading blogs - I have a fondness for G&G styles on MH71 - but much respect for GC and EG - just wondered as he pulls them apart if I should lean in one direction or the other.

post #15975 of 19848
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post


I think those are solid choices for your first two pairs.

I agree, but have you looked at Asquith on an 888 last yet - Perhaps my favourite EG's

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