or Connect
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › **The Official Shoe Care Thread: Tutorials, Photos, etc.**
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

**The Official Shoe Care Thread: Tutorials, Photos, etc.** - Page 480

post #7186 of 11390
Quote:
Originally Posted by ceoceo View Post

Hi everyone,
I have a question regarding the condition of a pair of shoes I have, and I was recommended to post question here:

So I have a pair of Guidi 992 in Kangaroo, and the leather is smooth on all except this left panel on the left shoe, which almost looks like cracks. Is this a flaw on their side, or something happens regularly? The only other pair I have is one-piece 995's and they don't have this problem. Can this issue be corrected at my end?
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)




other side:

Thank in advance smile.gif

Here is the same topic
http://www.styleforum.net/t/228153/the-official-shoe-care-thread-tutorials-photos-etc/6090#post_6449334
and the different kinds of grain.

http://www.sulfaro.com.au/faq/production-processes


http://www.ilbisonte.com/eng/2013_la_vacchetta.php


Sale@Aero Leather

Edited by VegTan - 11/2/13 at 10:15pm
post #7187 of 11390
Thank you VegTan! Although now I am confused.. the discussion in first link I think says this is a sign of using inferior leather, but the rest are saying that it is fine.. shog[1].gif
post #7188 of 11390
Quote:
Originally Posted by ceoceo View Post

Thank you VegTan! Although now I am confused.. the discussion in first link I think says this is a sign of using inferior leather, but the rest are saying that it is fine.. shog[1].gif

I couldn't find that. Would you quote?
post #7189 of 11390
Well not literally 'says' anywhere, I guess, but I was talking about other links you provided one of which being Aero's jacket. I do not know about the other two brands but Aero from my experience was a reputable brand with quality. I was guessing it's fine if they use those kind of hide on their jacket. But please correct me if I am wrong:)
post #7190 of 11390
Quote:
Originally Posted by joonian View Post

I have a question about removing old polish with Renomat. I just got a pair of ebayed Loake chukkas in English tan. The toes have had dark brown wax applied to them. So I did what the Renomat pictoral instructions said and brushed, applied Renomat, left for 15 minutes. At the end of 15 minutes -- no difference, literally!

I then did another round of Renomat, with the extra step of taking a small applicator brush to the toes after the Renomat had settled in for a few minutes. The old wax seemed to spread out a little bit, but it wasn't removed.

Do I have to get some acetone/white spirit/other alcohol for this? Shouldn't Renomat be taking care of this easily? The old wax actually doesn't look like a huge amount, it's just that it's noticeable because it's a different colour. Am I using the Renomat wrongly?

On a sidenote, I have had very good results with Saphir's suede cleaner with multiple pairs of shoes, and I just did what the instructions said.

hmmm i think you just used it the wrong way!!

the old polish(even with silicon in it) had to get off really easily!!

apply renomat on a cloth( prefer an old tshirt or shirt(better cause of the texture of the fabric )) about 2-3 ml, start rubbing the shoe  with circular motion(dont need force,cause if you rub hardly you can damage the surface) and you ll see the old polish coming off onto the cloth!! do this until all the old polish ll come off !!!

 

the 15 min on the bottle if i remember correctly referring to the time you have to wait before re polishing the shoes not the time you leave renomat on your shoes!! (you can see thats renomat in reasonable application would be evaporated in 4-7 minutes)

 

hope i helped a little bit:happy:

post #7191 of 11390
What do you think? Would you let her touch your shoes?
post #7192 of 11390
Quote:
Originally Posted by ceoceo View Post

Well not literally 'says' anywhere, I guess, but I was talking about other links you provided one of which being Aero's jacket. I do not know about the other two brands but Aero from my experience was a reputable brand with quality. I was guessing it's fine if they use those kind of hide on their jacket. But please correct me if I am wrong:)

OK! Sales are discounted.
http://www.aeroleatherclothing.com/products.php?cat=salerv&sub=sale
post #7193 of 11390
Quote:
Originally Posted by mediahound View Post

What do you think? Would you let her touch your shoes?

hmmm maybe touch something else but not shoes!!! hhahaha

post #7194 of 11390

Can one of you gents kindly let me know if I have a problem here? Alfred Sargent Moore's that have probably seen around 30 wears. Any idea what the splitting is and will it get worse? Yikes.

 

 

 

post #7195 of 11390

just the channel splitting.  no big deal, cement them back together or have cobbler cement them back.

 

did u wear them in wet weather when they r new?

post #7196 of 11390
Quote:
Originally Posted by chogall View Post

just the channel splitting.  no big deal, cement them back together or have cobbler cement them back.

did u wear them in wet weather when they r new?

Thank you, sounds like an easy fix. They copped a bit of a soaking a few weeks ago so maybe that was a factor. I love melbourne but leaving home in the morning when it's like summer and coming home again when it's like winter makes shoe choice a little difficult at times.
post #7197 of 11390

All,

 

I'm sure this question comes up all the time - what is a good initial care regime for a new pair of shoes?

 

Condition and polish?  Condition only?  Something else?  

 

If this has been covered, referral to another appropriate thread would be helpful too.

 

Thanks,

Jim

post #7198 of 11390
Can anyone give me advice on these "veins" that have developed on one shoe on my Meermin monk straps? Should I worry? Just regular treatment/conditioning? Thoughts?
post #7199 of 11390
Quote:
Originally Posted by Murph65 View Post
 

All,

 

I'm sure this question comes up all the time - what is a good initial care regime for a new pair of shoes?

 

Condition and polish?  Condition only?  Something else?  

 

If this has been covered, referral to another appropriate thread would be helpful too.

 

Thanks,

Jim

 

Dust off, wax, and wear. 

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dillardiv View Post

Can anyone give me advice on these "veins" that have developed on one shoe on my Meermin monk straps? Should I worry? Just regular treatment/conditioning? Thoughts?

 

Cannot be saved.  Those are not veins but creases from using lower grade part of the leather.  Live with this.  Cream wax will conceal them slightly.

 

Don't need to complain about Meermin either.  You get what you paid for, and there's no other well-known shoemaker that produces better at the same price.

post #7200 of 11390

A new one on me - cemented soles. I have discovered, from the manufacturer, that I have a couple of pairs of shoes with these. I don't know much about them but I suspect that a response to asking about cementing, here, will bring forth opinions along the lines of a) don't go anywhere near them, b) there is good cementing and bad and c) cementing can be very good. 

 

From a quick look on the internet, I note that some of Loake's and (I think) Church's are made with cemented soles. 

 

Any info would be welcome.

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Classic Menswear
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › **The Official Shoe Care Thread: Tutorials, Photos, etc.**