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post #7261 of 10226
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Originally Posted by benhour View Post

they look quite good to me!! the only thing i see is that you have to use shoe trees to minimize the creazing!!
Thanks smile.gif sorry for the indoor lighting which maybe doesn't show them off best.

The oxford brogue on the right is the Cheaney Hythe. Pebble grain in mahogany with dainite sole. I wear it for work, so it is the most creased. The black captoe oxford is on the 6184 last which I believe is discontinued. The Avon derby country brogue I haven't worn yet.
post #7262 of 10226
Just some moar pics. Transition spit-polish from high to low shine.







post #7263 of 10226

love the pictures and the shine.

 

Good job...as usual :)

post #7264 of 10226
Stupid shoe care question... What do you do when the brass knob thing comes out of your shoe tree? Cedar wood seems quite soft and the screw is no longer threading due to the wood crumbling in the thread hole from repeated pulling on the knob. Should I glue it back on? shog[1].gif
post #7265 of 10226
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Stupid shoe care question... What do you do when the brass knob thing comes out of your shoe tree? Cedar wood seems quite soft and the screw is no longer threading due to the wood crumbling in the thread hole from repeated pulling on the knob. Should I glue it back on? shog[1].gif

 

Get some wooden toothpicks and put a few in the hole (enough so that the screw will be tight). Cut the toothpicks to the correct length so that they don't stick out of the hole.  Then put a few drops of wood glue (Elmers) on top the toothpicks and screw the knob back in.  Allow it to dry overnight before using.

post #7266 of 10226
Thanks mixProtocol. I shall buy some toothpicks and try that. smile.gif

I think I'm beginning to understand why some use other woods. The knobs on my (non-cedar) crockett & jones shoe trees are still going strong despite much pulling.
post #7267 of 10226
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Thanks mixProtocol. I shall buy some toothpicks and try that. smile.gif

I think I'm beginning to understand why some use other woods. The knobs on my (non-cedar) crockett & jones shoe trees are still going strong despite much pulling.

this is not true!! the only reason is price and how the wood looks!! cedar wood is not solid color!!

i have a lot of cedar shoe trees and never had any problem with them!!! probably this was a little problematic from the day it came out of the factory!

post #7268 of 10226

last saturday i bought a pair of pvc shoes. on monday i wore it for school graduation night. when i wore it at firsdt, it was okay but when the event was over, my right shoe start to peel off :( what can i do to cover up the peeled area? waht can i do to care for my pvc? thanks :)

 

 

 

 

 

post #7269 of 10226

^^^

 

unfortunately, not much I think can be done for those. inferior material that can't hold up to creasing while wearing

post #7270 of 10226

quick question i couldn't find an answer to on here or through google - anyone know either a cobbler or brick and mortar store in chicago that sells saphir renovateur?

post #7271 of 10226
Nickname199 - Could you return the shoes as not fit for purpose?
post #7272 of 10226
Nickname199, how much did you buy them for?

The moral of your story, you get what you pay for.
post #7273 of 10226
@wurger it is 30SGD
@chuckie egg iemail the shop. now awating reply.

Also the shoes are. Mixed PVC leather.
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What does PVC leather mean? If it has anything to do with PVC pipe I would imagine this is a fancy way of saying, "Plastic shoes that resemble leather".
post #7275 of 10226
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@wurger it is 30SGD
@chuckie egg iemail the shop. now awating reply.

Also the shoes are. Mixed PVC leather.

 

that pair is gg'ed.  dont buy pvc coated shoes if you can.

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