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post #17161 of 19079
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Originally Posted by Spartcom5 View Post
 

Any way to get creases out of the heel of a boot? Anyway to prevent it or is it inevitable? 

Its inevitable I am afraid, shoe trees and a little conditioner can soften their appearance but you can't make them disappear.

post #17162 of 19079
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Originally Posted by Stemo79 View Post
 

Its inevitable I am afraid, shoe trees and a little conditioner can soften their appearance but you can't make them disappear.

Dang thanks happened after like two times wearing them haha oh well!

post #17163 of 19079
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Originally Posted by Spartcom5 View Post
 

Dang thanks happened after like two times wearing them haha oh well!

Personally I think that a little creasing adds to the character of the shoes, it's like buying white trainers, they need to be lived in a  bit so they stop being so in your face "LOOK AT ME I'M NEW!!!"

post #17164 of 19079
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Originally Posted by DWFII View Post


As compared to what? Unsubstantiated blather? That's where you're coming from again and again. You argue with people without even knowing the basics. As I recall, you didn't even know what a "base" was when you started arguing with pB about alkalinity. Never sewn an inseam, English or otherwise, and yet you feel qualified to bloviate about a strictly cosmetic technique making the inseam tighter and more waterproof. I'll say it again...BOGUS!

And yes, indeed, the "argument" has to go "to the man"...esp. to the man who won't take responsibility for what he says. Who doesn't have any basis but pipe dreams and speculation to be prattling

That's what Asimov's famous quote means--people with no sense of responsibility insisting that their opinions are every bit as valid and worth listening to as someone who has actually walked the walk and done the work and earned the knowledge.

Once more for relevance:
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I'd just adopt the habit of saying to the bloviators "I'm sorry, but you clearly don't know what you're talking about." and leaving it at that.  You've got nothing to prove (though I did find a lot of what you and pb were posting very informative, if brought out through a less-than-useful process).  

 

There's also a really cool ignore function I've used on that particular poster...

post #17165 of 19079
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Originally Posted by M635Guy View Post

I'd just adopt the habit of saying to the bloviators "I'm sorry, but you clearly don't know what you're talking about." and leaving it at that.  You've got nothing to prove (though I did find a lot of what you and pb were posting very informative, if brought out through a less-than-useful process).  

There's also a really cool ignore function I've used on that particular poster...

Been there, done that, bought the tee-shirt.

Don't get me wrong, I appreciate the concern. It's good advice.

That said, in all the years that I've been hosting, and posting to, forums, only once have I put someone on the ignore list. I've always figured I was a big boy and wasn't so delicate or uncertain of my own knowledge, experiences, and worth that I needed to cover my ears like the three moneys. And I never really felt any need for a "safe space."

Lalalalala lol8[1].gif

Also if the offender quotes something you've said to another member in a thread you're subscribed to, you're gonna get an email containing those remarks, anyway.

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Edited by DWFII - 11/14/15 at 8:26am
post #17166 of 19079
Making my first suede (Vass) shoe purchases.

What "kit" do I need and which brands do you suggest?

Thinking:

Rubber
Crepe brush
Cleaner/renovateur
Nano spray

Your guidance is much appreciated.
post #17167 of 19079
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Originally Posted by Hotjock View Post

Making my first suede (Vass) shoe purchases.

What "kit" do I need and which brands do you suggest?

Thinking:

Rubber
Crepe brush
Cleaner/renovateur
Nano spray

Your guidance is much appreciated.

 

Probably just the nano-protector spray and a suede brush to start. I'd only buy the cleaning supplies should the protective spray fail. 

post #17168 of 19079
Hi all, not sure if I this is the right place to post this in. I apologize if it is not!rolleyes.gif

I got a pair of alden snuff suede chukkas and in the far future, they will have discolored stains. Should I redye them at that point?
(I only use jason markk repel for my chukkas and brush them now and then.) What 's the best product I can use if I want to redye them, or should I dye them black (because snuff suede is such a tricky color).

Sorry If this is posted somewhere else. I couldn't find it.shog[1].gif

Thxx
post #17169 of 19079
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Originally Posted by BryanW View Post

Hi all, not sure if I this is the right place to post this in. I apologize if it is not!rolleyes.gif

I got a pair of alden snuff suede chukkas and in the far future, they will have discolored stains. Should I redye them at that point?
(I only use jason markk repel for my chukkas and brush them now and then.) What 's the best product I can use if I want to redye them, or should I dye them black (because snuff suede is such a tricky color).

Sorry If this is posted somewhere else. I couldn't find it.shog[1].gif

Thxx

 

Moved this over here for you...

post #17170 of 19079
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Originally Posted by BryanW View Post

Hi all, not sure if I this is the right place to post this in. I apologize if it is not!rolleyes.gif

I got a pair of alden snuff suede chukkas and in the far future, they will have discolored stains. Should I redye them at that point?
(I only use jason markk repel for my chukkas and brush them now and then.) What 's the best product I can use if I want to redye them, or should I dye them black (because snuff suede is such a tricky color).

Sorry If this is posted somewhere else. I couldn't find it.shog[1].gif

Thxx

 

Wait what?  Why not put some invul/repellent to prevent the stains?  And when they get dirty, suede shampoo/wash usually works well.  Any spot that can't be easily removed is part of the patina process.  Embrace it.

 

Or, if you insist on dying suede some point in the future, there're plenty of suede dye brands from the typical suspects; Fiebings, Angelus, etc.  Visit your local cobbler to buy suede dyes or Amazon/eBay/Google.

 

You could dilute your suede dyes to match the snuff color.

post #17171 of 19079

Hi! New guy here. I apologize if I'm doing something wrong, please let me know if that's the case. So, a few weeks ago I traveled to Mexico and bought quite a few handmade leather shoes, pretty good leather and construction specially on the dressier ones, however I did not notice until I left Mexico that a pair of pumpkin color oxfords had something weird going on. One shoe seems to be a couple of shades lighter or more washed than the other, it looks sort of dehydrated if that makes sense. I think what might have happened is that one of the shoes was on exhibition, exposed to light and who knows what else for a long time. Any idea how could I fix this if even possible?

 

 

post #17172 of 19079
Saphir Renovateur should rehydrate it.
post #17173 of 19079
I live in Budapest and unfortunately haven't found any cobbler who can fit flush toe taps. I will be in London over New Tear and have found a shoe repairer in East Finchley who will be able to do the job. Unfortunately their repairers will be on holiday, so I can drop off the shoes (a pair of GG and CJ) and they will post them to me when they are ready. My question is would it be bad for the shoes to spend these few weeks in travel shoe trees (shoe snob) or better to give them to the shop in the wooden trees. Thinking of weight for luggage, postage and of course maintaining the shoes in the best condition possible. Your advice would be much appreciated. Additionally I wrote to GG if installing toe taps would mean that they wouldn't resolve later on but never got a reply. Thoughts on that also appreciated.
post #17174 of 19079

I just finished recolouring my favourite pair of Crockett & Jones.  These shoes have a Dainite sole and have been my default shoe for wet days and for travelling for conferences, etc.  I have noticed that the colour had faded a fair amount from the vamp area and I wanted to bring them back to their dark brown original colour.  I used "dark brown" Fiebings oil dye mixed with some Lexol.  I also used some Saphir edge dressing cream on the sole edges as the leather layer was getting worn and rather pale.

 

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post #17175 of 19079
I know Jason Markk is a popular cleaner for leather/suede amongst sneaker heads. Can I trust this kind of stuff on a pair of Suede derby's? Or should I just spring for a Saphir product?
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