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Question -

If your shoes have no marks or discolouration is it necessary for the health of the shoe to polish them with a shoe cream?

The black Chelseas in my picture are 2 years old now and whilst I wear them frequently its in an office environment so they don't get scuffed etc. I've used saddle dressing on them once every 1-2 months.
post #6047 of 12289
Thank you guys for the recommendations and sympathy. I'll give it a go tonight after work and report back with results.
post #6048 of 12289
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Originally Posted by MoneyWellSpent View Post

Cool patent drawing.  I've never seen that.

It was Regal's patent and the link is http://www.google.com/patents/US2008237

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Originally Posted by chogall View Post

Which magazine did the scan come from?

That is P.76 of LAST Vol.6 published by Esquire Japan in 2005. The monks are Cortay's bespoke shoes.
post #6049 of 12289
Interesting. That's probably not the same LAST magazine, which only has 4 volumes up to now.
post #6050 of 12289
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Originally Posted by VegTan View Post

That is P.76 of LAST Vol.6 published by Esquire Japan in 2005. The monks are Cortay's bespoke shoes.

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Originally Posted by chogall View Post

Interesting. That's probably not the same LAST magazine, which only has 4 volumes up to now.

LAST was published by Japanese Esquire as a bi-annual publication in the early-late 2000s. The magazine made it up to vol. 13. Although I have vols. 3-13 in front of me, I cannot read Japanese and can't work-out the publication dates. But if vol 6 was published in 2005, the final issue must have been 2008/09. At this time Esquire withdrew from the Japanese publishing market and publication seized.

Whether the "new" LAST has anything in common with the "old" LAST, I wouldn't know. I have never seen the new one and, as I cannot read Japanese, I have no idea, whether or not members of the former magazine do work for the new one.
post #6051 of 12289
The new LAST magazine is also a bi annual magazine as well, releasing apr/oct. right now it's issue #4.
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I'm still a bit nervous of wurger's suggestion that I bend my brogues by bringing the toe up towards the back of the shoe...does anyone else have experience of doing this?

Yes, but this break-in method is for new shoes. Please don't squash a toe box. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

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Excellent find, thank you for sharing with us.
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Whether the "new" LAST has anything in common with the "old" LAST, I wouldn't know. I have never seen the new one and, as I cannot read Japanese, I have no idea, whether or not members of the former magazine do work for the new one.

Mr.Matsuzaki, who was publisher of Esquire Japan, founded his company around 2005. New Last is published by this company.
http://www.webchronos.net/

Mr.Sugawara(below) was editor-in-chief of old Last from vol.1 through vol.13, and he is now editor-in-chief of new Last.
http://openers.jp/fashion/flagship/john_lobb/photo_capitalcollection_party.html
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wurger, sure thing!
post #6054 of 12289

Interesting video. This guy literally scrapes the shoes with a knife and restores them completely with a deer bone. I don't speak German but I think he is saying no wax or cream is needed:

 

 

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Originally Posted by mediahound View Post

Interesting video. This guy literally scrapes the shoes with a knife and restores them completely with a deer bone. I don't speak German but I think he is saying no wax or cream is needed:




I appreciate the video, but I just don't get the whole deer bone thing. Is there any scientific basis for a deer bone "working?" I can speak from experience that when there are nicks on cordovan and calf, the back of a spoon with some polish and wax works just fine. Is deer bone just the cordwainer's version orlf snake oil?
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Do not doubt the deer bone.
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Awesome vid! brb, hunting deer..
 

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Do not doubt the dear deer bone, dear.

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Originally Posted by Like a Sir View Post

Hi!

I got some used shoes, which apparently have been worn often and not much cared for.

However the leather seems to be not so bad, may it be that it is cordovan?

It has these larger bulges like cordovan, but also small ripples inbetween, which should only appear on calf skin?

 

 

 

 

 

 

I think I also have these shoes. I asked about them here:

 

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Originally Posted by scatterbrain View Post

Hello shoe care aficionados.

 

I have this pair of shoes from Brooks Brothers.

 

 

 

 

 

How do I care for these shoes properly? They came from the manufacturer with a heavy shine that I don't  want to lose. At the same time, I don't want the leather to dry out or form any more creases than it needs to.

 

The box describes them as "dark brown boned calf." 

 

I bought some Saphir Renovateur, and Saphir Medaille D'or 1925 in Dark Brown. But before applying I wanted to know whether it would take the shine off of them. 

 

Nobody ever replied. So I don't know how we are supposed to care for them.  :(

 

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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Looks like corrected grain calf to me.

 

Dear god, I hope not. I didn't think that BB sells corrected grain. These shoes retail for over $500, although I did get mine for less than half price. Given the maker and price point, I had assumed it was not corrected grain. This is the box they came in, if that helps.

post #6060 of 12289
Boned calf is corrected grain. Both pairs are cg.
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