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post #11401 of 21780
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Originally Posted by PCK1 View Post
 

Shiny :happy:

 

 

I used saphir burgundy cream on the rioja's....i think it darkened them a bit...now they look more like burgundy oxfords...

 

also used saphir burgundy wax for the toes.

 

anyone else use a different color on their rioja colored shoes?


Fantastic photo...and beautiful shoes

post #11402 of 21780
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Originally Posted by DpprDr View Post

Black polish.

+1
post #11403 of 21780
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Originally Posted by JubeiSpiegel View Post

^
I have noticed all textured leathers are just not as supple. The shaft of my concept GG boots are in English grain, and it feels quite stiff as well. The crust leather vamp / quarters really make up most of the comfort for that boot. I could not imagine a whole shoe in English grain, the appeal is strictly in appearance for me.


In my hatch pair I do find the appearance to not reflect the price of the shoe as well as crust. It could, from far away, almost be mistaken for a pair of corrected grain Bostonians I have (that were free).

 

I have, however, found the leather to be extremely comfortable after a bit of a break in. Just seems to move well with my foot and have plenty of stretch.

 

For the price of G&G MTO I'd probably avoid it though.

post #11404 of 21780

Wanna post pics of rioja's polished with black?

 

Does it darken it up alot?

post #11405 of 21780
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Originally Posted by PCK1 View Post

Wanna post pics of rioja's polished with black?

Does it darken it up alot?

Here you go:
photo

I use black wax polish.
post #11406 of 21780
Was it GG that suggested using burgundy cream but black polish with their Rioja? I forget... shog[1].gif

Either way, both shoes look well polished...
post #11407 of 21780
^ that's sounds familiar. Black adds a lot of depth to te finish
post #11408 of 21780

Good to know....will try black in the future

post #11409 of 21780
would the same advise be applicable to vintage cherry?
(burgundy cream, black wax)
post #11410 of 21780
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Originally Posted by ianGP View Post

would the same advise be applicable to vintage cherry?
(burgundy cream, black wax)

I use neutral cream and black wax (only for the toes and rears). I also have what I think we've termed the "light(er) cherry". At first I thought it was too bright and "flashy" for the office. But I've grown to really like them.



It's also nice that they don't sound like a pair of rubber rain boots (like my St.James II). facepalm.gif
Edited by Itsuo - 3/10/14 at 5:23am
post #11411 of 21780

 

I use saphir mahogany cream and wax for my vintage cherry...matches the color pretty well...

 

maybe others use different to add depth but i find mahogany matches the cherry color pretty well

post #11412 of 21780
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Originally Posted by JubeiSpiegel View Post

Sorry for the repost of the Oakham mock-up, i didn't like how i Photoshoped the hatch grain part, and felt compelled to fix it:



Now it's of the same quality as the other hatch grain mock-ups...

Try to revive this MTO. Anyone is interested in this Oakham MTO (Not necessarily in Mid-night Blue)?
post #11413 of 21780
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Originally Posted by DpprDr View Post


Here you go:
photo

I use black wax polish.


Very very dandy

post #11414 of 21780
i am always afraid of using cream or polish that is not matched to the leather color. i am a shoe polish wimp. frown.gif
post #11415 of 21780

honestly...i feel pretty similarly except in the case of a leather color that I bought and then don't like and want to try and make it a little better...

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