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Originally Posted by Itsuo View Post

Thank you, that actually makes FUN sound a bit like cordovan: holds a bit of a natural shine and creases heavily, only maybe the FUN is softer. I don't care much about creases as I seem to crease the hell out of my shoes--at least that's what forum members say--I hadn't ever thought about a shoe crease before hand. I know I just put many hurried miles on them. The CRU sounds a little like what my G&Gs are made of.

Thank you for the insight. I'll probably stick to the suggested FUN on my ordered pair of 105s as they are just for weekend and anything-but-office wear; I'll save the CRU for any future work shoes that I put in for.
FUN is absolutely nothing like shell cordovan. Complete opposite end of the softness and weight spectrum, grainy, and creases a lot. Shell doesn't crease as it does "bend" or "roll". I would not recommend getting FUN if you think you will get cordovan. Completely opposite. I would say G&G's leathers are more like a heavier dyed CRU, almost in between CRU and VNA. Saint Crispins allows more of the natural character of the leather to show through and doesn't make it as opaque. A true crust.
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I don't know and the cobbler didn't really seem interested in speculating.  To him it was just another job, and evidently he could tell by looking at the shoes that it wasn't going to be a tough job.  He did mention I'd applied too much polish.  I'm not sure if he was suggesting that had something to do with my little problem or if it was just a general observation.  To fix the problem all he did was wax and polish. 

 

I'm not sure what brand wax he used or how he did the polishing, but it sure worked!  By the time I picked the shoes up the owner was long gone and some teenaged hipster wannabe was minding the store.  I usually don't even bother attempting a conversation with such creatures so I didn't ask questions.

 

It is funny how my wife expects me to drop what I'm doing when she want's to know what earrings to wear even though you can't see them from more than about 5 feet away, but when I have a catastrophic footwear event she couldn't care less!

I asked because I can absolutely see that situation happening to me (followed by a frantic attempt to fix it). If you ever do find out what it was (perhaps the next time you talk to your cobbler) PM me as I'd like to know what to do should I create the same problem for myself.

 

As for your wife, that is pretty much how it works: diamonds versus sapphires is a life or death decision, but your jacket catching fire is barely noticeable (yes that really happened to me - burned a hole in my dinner jacket at a party that, according to my wife, "nobody can even see").

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Sorry, I made an error here. 

Edited by Munky - 4/30/14 at 7:06am
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Excuse me. Just to try to pin things down a bit. Would I be right in thinking that we should generally cut back on the Reno and cream polishes, use wax polish in small doses and use the brush more often than the products?

 

Or...should we cut out the cream polish and just use an occasional dab of wax? And use the brush a lot?

 

From my own experience, the brush - on its own - produces better finishes than do various products. 

 

I remain, your faithful servant, Munky. 

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I think I might start walking everywhere barefoot.
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So what would you put on your feet, Patrick, to ensure a good finish? :sarcasm:

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:rotflmao:

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I'm not even going to ask...

Actually, yes I am: how do you even know of such a product?
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lurker[1].gif and does it work?
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Originally Posted by MisterFu View Post

I'm not even going to ask...

Actually, yes I am: how do you even know of such a product?
He loves and cares for his dick. What else?
http://www.styleforum.net/t/354137/leather-quality-and-properties/825
Edited by sstomcat - 5/1/14 at 5:36am
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lurker[1].gif and does it work?

Wanna find out? wink.gif
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I heard that it was to boost Patrick's dwindling asset but that may be wrong... :embar: 

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There's not much these to begin with so I gotta protect what I got!
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