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post #15976 of 19061
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Originally Posted by EnglishShoes View Post
 

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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the easy way (if the starting  color is tan or light brown) is adding dark brown wax (not paste polish) at the areas you want or see at the photo! then buff with a brush! if the result is what you want stick to it else add some more wax and buff again !! with this way the transaction from color to color ll be smoother and it ll give more depth at the color!

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Originally Posted by DWFII View Post


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.

this is the best way to go but if you havent a basic experience of using an airbrush it ll probably end like a mess ! (airbrush (especially the gravity feeded) tend to spit the color that trapped at the tip of the needle of the airbrush , a suction feeded one for this cause would  be a better choice ))

 

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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post


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.

summery of both ways! i have made a post with a pair i changed color and antiqued in the shoe damage thread! always happy to help! :happy: 

post #15977 of 19061
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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

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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.

pB, Well, you make a very good point but not one that would have come immediately to mind--however, it's always there in the background, aye?

My response is that I simply don't disparage or recommend one brand or one maker or even one manufacturer over another.

That's my story and I'm sticking to it...or trying to.
post #15978 of 19061

No real difference in quality under the shiny wrappers then?

post #15979 of 19061
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Originally Posted by Berners15 View Post

No real difference in quality under the shiny wrappers then?

Wasn't this post addressed to you?

I thought it spoke to the issue pretty well.

edited for punctuation and clarity
Edited by DWFII - 6/27/15 at 3:51pm
post #15980 of 19061

I guess so really - didn't know if there was any other considerations - but guess not

post #15981 of 19061
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Originally Posted by Berners15 View Post

I guess so really - didn't know if there was any other considerations - but guess not

At a certain point...beyond the fundamentals--the really important stuff from my POV, IOW...it's down to personal aesthetics and what you want to spend. But you know all that.

Don't look for advice on these kinds of things--they're subjective and superficial--all you'll get is someone else's favourite shoes.
post #15982 of 19061
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Originally Posted by DWFII View Post


At a certain point...beyond the fundamentals--the really important stuff from my POV, IOW...it's down to personal aesthetics and what you want to spend. But you know all that.

Don't look for advice on these kinds of things--they're subjective and superficial--all you'll get is someone else's favourite shoes.

I  was thinking more of leather quality, general thickness, accuracy of punching on broguing etc wasn't looking for advice on aesthetics.

post #15983 of 19061
At any given price point, there's probably very little difference.

What difference there is in one area might be balanced in another.

But the same considerations about aesthetics apply to much of what you mentioned. Some people will notice and be offended by uneven broguing. Others won't---won't even see it when it's pointed out. Leather thickness varies according to the type of leather and the intended usage.

But be careful...you're starting to get a little too inquisitive for your own long term comfort or satisfaction. Next thing you know, you'll be wanting to know what leatherboard is. lol8[1].gif

That's a joke, son.
post #15984 of 19061
Wanted to see if there is anything I can do about this. It's a pair of shell shoes, brand new. If nothing can be done, I will explore my options for returning them or possible discounts.

It's on the vamp of the right shoe (left of the picture)




Here's a close up.
post #15985 of 19061
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Originally Posted by DWFII View Post

At any given price point, there's probably very little difference.

What difference there is in one area might be balanced in another.

But the same considerations about aesthetics apply to much of what you mentioned. Some people will notice and be offended by uneven broguing. Others won't---won't even see it when it's pointed out. Leather thickness varies according to the type of leather and the intended usage.

But be careful...you're starting to get a little too inquisitive for your own long term comfort or satisfaction. Next thing you know, you'll be wanting to know what leatherboard is. lol8[1].gif

That's a joke, son.

Thank you for your replies :)

post #15986 of 19061
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Originally Posted by Schumachr View Post

Please inform us how to take care of snake skin shoes.

I'd just use bick4 and keep 'em clean
post #15987 of 19061
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Originally Posted by aglose View Post

Wanted to see if there is anything I can do about this. It's a pair of shell shoes, brand new. If nothing can be done, I will explore my options for returning them or possible discounts.

Here's a close up.

It's a rip/damage to the leather. Nothing can make it whole. Return them if possible. Look at shoes you buy more carefully.
post #15988 of 19061
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Originally Posted by DWFII View Post

It's a rip/damage to the leather. Nothing can make it whole. Return them if possible. Look at shoes you buy more carefully.
They were shipped from Vass direct so I didn't have a chance to examine them in person. The dangers of buying shoes from different countries I suppose.
post #15989 of 19061
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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

I have dissection pictures of EG and G&G if you fancy those.

GC is supposedly to be hand welted, but I have not seen any dissection pictures of them.
post #15990 of 19061
I thought there was some bruhaha because Cleverley stated their rtw and semi bespoke shoes were hand welted, and some knowledgeable parties suggested that was a marketing lie. I bring this up only to recount the assertions, not to come down on one side or the other.
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