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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

great score. unsure of why spoo would sell them. I thought they were the perfect captoe

Was also surprised; however, Spoo does cycle through shoes pretty quickly.

I have to say I still wear my DC Lewis bal boots regularly and the soles do hold up really well. The quality is superb.
post #4112 of 12476
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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

great score. unsure of why spoo would sell them. I thought they were the perfect captoe


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Originally Posted by DpprDr View Post

Was also surprised; however, Spoo does cycle through shoes pretty quickly.

I have to say I still wear my DC Lewis bal boots regularly and the soles do hold up really well. The quality is superb.

Spoo's short attention span is my gain! The soles have very little wear and any minor scuffs brushed right out.
He cut me a great deal too! smile.gif
post #4113 of 12476
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Originally Posted by DpprDr View Post

Was also surprised; however, Spoo does cycle through shoes pretty quickly.

I have to say I still wear my DC Lewis bal boots regularly and the soles do hold up really well. The quality is superb.

Their great. I was super jelly when I didn't see my size during the sample sale.

You guys enjoy your dc Lewis shell, now
post #4114 of 12476
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Originally Posted by Lear View Post


1. It embarrasses me to say probably 100+ ultra thin coats shog[1].gif They are extremely thin.
2. Different shoes take differing amounts of time. High quality JL will come up quicker than standard C&J. It's all about those micro bumps in the leather.
3. Correction: from around 30 to 45 seconds.
4. I use normal (what's that) pressure at the beginning, getting lighter in pressure once I have the mirror. Upon deciding that I've 'arrived', I use a feather touch + much less hard wax.

Everyone seems to get results using their own method. No two ever alike it seems.

Hope that helps

Lear

 

 

Thanks to everyone who offered their advice. It appears that it was just a matter of giving it more time with those shoes I was polishing. This is the result so far:

 

 

 

The finish is taking on an almost three dimensional look. I think this is not a bad shine but not yet a true mirror - I can see my reflection quite well but not clearly enough so I will press on. I can't wait to see how this will turn out.

 

Thanks again, all!

post #4115 of 12476
Gerry: They look absolutely stunning. Personally, I would stop the shining here, but the beauty of shoe shining is that it's a personal choice how the shoes end up.
OJ: I remember those; Spoo's quest for sleek shell cordovan bals. They are so badass that I can't wait to have a pair like them made. One day!
post #4116 of 12476
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Gerry: They look absolutely stunning. Personally, I would stop the shining here, but the beauty of shoe shining is that it's a personal choice how the shoes end up.

 

Thanks, cbfn. Ordinarily, I'd stop there but I want to see if I can achieve results like crat's or lear's.

post #4117 of 12476
Gerry, I would now put the shoes on and walk around the house as you would normally do. I don't mean flex them every which way like a piece of rubber. Just a gentle walk around the house with them on, laces tied etc. If all is okay, then continue as you like.

If you deposit the entire amount of wax in one sitting, or just lay it on too thick... you might experience cracking.

Edit: This is especially true if the shoes are new, without crease lines set in place. I see that yours have cap toes, so probably a little safer.

Don't blame the messenger peepwall[1].gif

Lear
Edited by Lear - 3/1/13 at 2:08am
post #4118 of 12476
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Originally Posted by cbfn View Post

OJ: I remember those; Spoo's quest for sleek shell cordovan bals. They are so badass that I can't wait to have a pair like them made. One day!

They really are a bit special, they make my New Rey wholecuts look clunky! Lasted trees too!  icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

post #4119 of 12476
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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post

 

 

Thanks to everyone who offered their advice. It appears that it was just a matter of giving it more time with those shoes I was polishing. This is the result so far:

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

 

 

The finish is taking on an almost three dimensional look. I think this is not a bad shine but not yet a true mirror - I can see my reflection quite well but not clearly enough so I will press on. I can't wait to see how this will turn out.

 

Thanks again, all!

Very nice Gerry.

post #4120 of 12476
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Originally Posted by dddrees View Post

Anybody have any experience with Walnut Cordovan?

 

What color cream or paste do you use?

 

The closest color I could find was light brown Saphir cream, however it was the regular kind and not the type that you are supposed to use with Cordovan.

 

Photo from J Gilberts Website.

 

Bump.

 

Anybody have any ideas for these.

 

 

Please see above.

post #4121 of 12476
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Originally Posted by OzzyJones View Post

Formerly Spoo's shoos, reborn!

Toying with shining the toecaps, what's the thoughts?

Apologies for the atrocious camera work!
Lovely!

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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post


Thanks to everyone who offered their advice. It appears that it was just a matter of giving it more time with those shoes I was polishing. This is the result so far:
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The finish is taking on an almost three dimensional look. I think this is not a bad shine but not yet a true mirror - I can see my reflection quite well but not clearly enough so I will press on. I can't wait to see how this will turn out.
Well done; you're getting there.
Now do as Lear says : )

Are you going to mirror shine the entire toe cap or just it's tip?
post #4122 of 12476
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Originally Posted by Crat View Post


Are you going to mirror shine the entire toe cap or just it's tip?

Crat, was this directed at me or Gerry?

post #4123 of 12476
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Originally Posted by Crat View Post

Lovely!
Well done; you're getting there.
Now do as Lear says : )

Are you going to mirror shine the entire toe cap or just it's tip?

I was planning to do the whole toe cap. Why do you ask?
post #4124 of 12476
"Lovely" was directed to your shoes OzzyJones

Gerry, Ias just curious.
Personally I like a mirror shine do decrease gradually towards the laces so that there isn't an apparent line where it stops. Opinions on this differ though.
post #4125 of 12476
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Originally Posted by Crat View Post

"Lovely" was directed to your shoes OzzyJones

Gerry, Ias just curious.
Personally I like a mirror shine do decrease gradually towards the laces so that there isn't an apparent line where it stops. Opinions on this differ though.

OK, I only asked cos I asked for thoughts on shining the cap. I'm not gonna

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