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post #196 of 1716
Thanks! Great job on the burnishing
post #197 of 1716
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Originally Posted by gyasih View Post

Thanks! Great job on the burnishing

The burnish is coming along - that's about 4 coats of navy blue kiwi alternating with 4 coats of oxblood kiwi on the toes. Took about an hour and half including waiting to dry between coats.

Going to give them another round tonight - which should bring them up to a full on mirror.
post #198 of 1716
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Originally Posted by Gdot View Post

Gyasih,

Here are the pics of the Alfred Sargent Warwicks you requested. I did the burnishing/antiquing on the toes - they didn't arrive this way.

Man those look sweet...too bad there weren't any in my size. From your pics the -724 does not look as square as the stock pics. I already bought 2 more (Fordham & Woodstock). At these prices no one can go wrong with the AS shoes.
post #199 of 1716
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Originally Posted by Gdot View Post

Gyasih,

Here are the pics of the Alfred Sargent Warwicks you requested. I did the burnishing/antiquing on the toes - they didn't arrive this way.
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Sorry the pics aren't great - just got home and have run out of light.

I'm very pleased with the quality for the price.

Good looking shoes. How does the 724 last fit, ½ size or 1 full size down from your US size?
post #200 of 1716
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Originally Posted by dsmivtr View Post


Man those look sweet...too bad there weren't any in my size. From your pics the -724 does not look as square as the stock pics. I already bought 2 more (Fordham & Woodstock). At these prices no one can go wrong with the AS shoes.

I didn't realize it would be so hard to photograph a pair of shoes so that you could see the actual shape. I''ve not taken shoe glamour shots before. shog[1].gif They are actually longer/sleeker and the toe more chisled than the pictures seem to show.

I'll post more pics when I'm done with the burnishing/finishing. It'll probably be a few more days to a week. I think I put down too much conditioner before I started the polish, as the finish is staying too oily - a sure sign. I put down six more very thin coats tonight (1 coat navy, 1 coat oxblood, 1 coat midtan and repeat). From here I'll just buff everyday with a t-shirt until they are no longer oily. Then add just a couple more coats of mid tan for mirror/depth.

Shoe shine therapy is good for the soul! tongue.gif
post #201 of 1716
Thanks for providing that discount code -- I was able to snag for a song the plain black captoes that I absolutely needed.
post #202 of 1716
want badly.
post #203 of 1716
Thanks for the sale and for the heads up. Just bought the Dallas - I like the look of the double sole. Pity I didn't wait on purchasing the Ramsey, which I did a few weeks ago. Could've picked up the Regent too with what I would have saved between the two I bought.

BTW, that's one impressive refinishing job you have going there, gdot. Let me ask you this: if your efforts didn't turn out as desired would you be able to return the shoe back to its original color?
post #204 of 1716
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Originally Posted by curzon View Post

Thanks for the sale and for the heads up. Just bought the Dallas - I like the look of the double sole. Pity I didn't wait on purchasing the Ramsey, which I did a few weeks ago. Could've picked up the Regent too with what I would have saved between the two I bought.

BTW, that's one impressive refinishing job you have going there, gdot. Let me ask you this: if your efforts didn't turn out as desired would you be able to return the shoe back to its original color?

Thanks Curzon,

Polish can always be removed - so theoretically the added color could be completely removed. On a shoe this dark I'm confident it could be removed to the point that you would not see any residual color. On a light colored shoe a minor amount of residual color might well remain without resorting to stripping the shoe and redying.

And in all cases the stitching is likely to absorb color that cannot be removed.

I take the cautious route and put down a couple of layers of neutral as an undercoat before I started applying the alternating colors. But I've never had to go backwards - it's an amazingly forgiving process in my opinion - particularly on dark shoes. As a matter of fact on this pair I've done six thin coats of alternating colors on the body of the shoe and frankly it hasn't had much visual effect at all. I may try a few layers of creme polish - as it has a lot more dye in it than the wax polish - or I may just decide to wait and let them develop some character on their own with time.
post #205 of 1716
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Originally Posted by Wes Bourne View Post


Good looking shoes. How does the 724 last fit, ½ size or 1 full size down from your US size?

These are a UK 8 - I normally wear a US 8-1/2E. These are just a TINY bit roomy for my liking - but I like them TIGHT when they are new.

This is absolutely typical for me with UK sizing so I say they are pretty true to size and width.
post #206 of 1716

Just caved in..................and bought a pair of

Alfred Sargent GREENWICH

post #207 of 1716
One of the shoes I ordered doesn't fit well for my narrow foot even though I've worn them for a day. So they're up for sale:

http://www.styleforum.net/t/263856/almost-new-alfred-sargent-kelmarsh-uk10-5e-us11-brown-loafers/0_30
post #208 of 1716
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Originally Posted by Tony Romo View Post

One of the shoes I ordered doesn't fit well for my narrow foot even though I've worn them for a day. So they're up for sale:

http://www.styleforum.net/t/263856/almost-new-alfred-sargent-kelmarsh-uk10-5e-us11-brown-loafers/0_30


That's sad to hear. Fingers crossed my shoes fit!

post #209 of 1716

And they arrived today along with some Saphir goodies! A bit snug (comfortable though) but will wear them in!

 

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Delivery didn't take too long!

post #210 of 1716
Hello,

Is it me or they aren't take the 20% off (VAT) anymore?
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