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post #16366 of 19072
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Originally Posted by eljimberino View Post

Yes but the RTW last is based on someone's bespoke measurements.

 

No.  Its designed for no one with standard length/width, and graded up/down according to specs.

post #16367 of 19072
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Originally Posted by chogall View Post

Shrinking, stretching, re-lasting, or anything that could be done to avoid remaking the shoes...

I don't think its usual for bespoke customers to take lasts/patterns as part of the delivery specified on the order sheet, but maybe it could be arranged with some of the makers for a price.

Tell 'em you want the last. See how far that get's ya. Remember you paid for it!
post #16368 of 19072
I'll try something. So I sent back some Bourbon AE Fort Collins for mis-fit (eh?) And got Brown Leeds.

Before I ruin them by just trying it, does anybody have experience treating AE Brown with AE Bourbon shoe cream? (I know I shouldn't have opened it already biggrin.gif)

Here's the brown one for reference:


post #16369 of 19072
How do you guys prevent heel slippage, especially with loafers? Tongue pads? Will tongue pads ruin the integrity of the shoe? What about the sticky adhesive from the remains of old tongue pads? That could be rather annoying if/when you remove them.
post #16370 of 19072
What is the best way to make a pair of suede shoes bigger. They feel a bit thight when i put them on, but one size bigger was way to big. I did try to put a pair of shoe trees in them over night and that helped a bit, but not quite enough.

Any tips or experience on the matter?
post #16371 of 19072
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Originally Posted by ciny View Post

What is the best way to make a pair of suede shoes bigger. They feel a bit thight when i put them on, but one size bigger was way to big. I did try to put a pair of shoe trees in them over night and that helped a bit, but not quite enough.

Any tips or experience on the matter?

Check the specific thread about stretching shoes.  I have a good tutorial, but my cobbler is better.:nodding:

post #16372 of 19072
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Originally Posted by walds11 View Post

How do you guys prevent heel slippage, especially with loafers? Tongue pads? Will tongue pads ruin the integrity of the shoe? What about the sticky adhesive from the remains of old tongue pads? That could be rather annoying if/when you remove them.

The best solution is to not wear loafers.

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post #16373 of 19072
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Originally Posted by ciny View Post

What is the best way to make a pair of suede shoes bigger. They feel a bit thight when i put them on, but one size bigger was way to big. I did try to put a pair of shoe trees in them over night and that helped a bit, but not quite enough.

Any tips or experience on the matter?

Try a half a size bigger.

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post #16374 of 19072
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

The best solution is to not wear loafers.

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Alrighy then, at least you are being honest, LOL!

Mother goose....?
post #16375 of 19072

Do you guys think these shoes are salvageable if I were to get them cleaned up by the shoemakers themselves? They are my favourite pair of oxfords so they've seen a lot of use however my heavy and clumsy footing has caused them to get light gauges and scuffs on the side of the toe area.

Even with creams and polishes that rival the cost of the common mans shoes and brushed and tree'd after each use this is something I struggle with avoiding other than being very selective on where I wear them.

post #16376 of 19072
Perfectly salvageable. In fact with some creams and polishes they can end up looking pretty awesome.

Also, for general knowledge those aren't oxfords they are derbies.
post #16377 of 19072
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Perfectly salvageable. In fact with some creams and polishes they can end up looking pretty awesome.

Also, for general knowledge those aren't oxfords they are derbies.

I instinctively wrote Oxfords even though they have open stitching haha

I've tried cleaning them up using avel cream and saphir polish but no good unfortunately, maybe I'm just lousy at it. Will they be able to get rid of the gauging then?

post #16378 of 19072
What make / color cream or wax polish do you recommend for Edward Green cloud antique color shoes?
post #16379 of 19072
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Originally Posted by Docker View Post

Do you guys think these shoes are salvageable if I were to get them cleaned up by the shoemakers themselves? They are my favourite pair of oxfords so they've seen a lot of use however my heavy and clumsy footing has caused them to get light gauges and scuffs on the side of the toe area.


Even with creams and polishes that rival the cost of the common mans shoes and brushed and tree'd after each use this is something I struggle with avoiding other than being very selective on where I wear

Looks easy enough, I would use renomat get all the junk off, reno to moisturize, 3 coats of a light brown or neutral cream polish, and neutral or light brown for the rest of the cap toe, followed by black for the tip( 2-3 inches) to cover scuffs and give it a burnished look. Than get most of the cap toe to a mirror.
post #16380 of 19072

Dont need renomat really.  Just clean with damp cloth, cream polish over, then wax polish.

 

Black/burnished look is just too Cliche, #menswear, gaudy, trendy.

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