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Please post this on Foster site...

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Please post this on Foster site...

That's interesting.

The other possibility is that it's bespoke and was made for Mr. Manilow.
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Vintage cherry St.James this morning.

 

 

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With the utmost of due respect, Sir, but these seem awfully dry around the whole vamp - is that how the leather of this fine shoe turns after what looks like very few wears? Nothing personal - lovely shoe, but that leather finish and process doesn't seem to match the quality for the price?

 

 

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No offence taken, I've noticed it as well, but only in the past couple wears. It's a good question that's beyond my expertise to comment on, so I'm planning on going over to the Savile Row store to ask. At this stage, I have no reason to be concerned about quality of the underlying leather, I'm guessing it's to do with the application of the last few layers of polish I applied in recent weeks. Wouldn't surprise me at all if my polishing technique isn't up to snuff - it's an opportunity to learn!


I love them too, but I also agree in that the vamp seems a bit off, like it is dried out or releasing too much pigment. I would consider using some Bick4 and then a few rounds of creme polish to replenish the leather. 

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I love them too, but I also agree in that the vamp seems a bit off, like it is dried out or releasing too much pigment. I would consider using some Bick4 and then a few rounds of creme polish to replenish the leather. 


Could it also be extra polish? That happens on pretty much all of my shoes after polishing. After brushing after wear, the effect is not as noticeable. This probably means I need to try to use less polish.

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Could it also be extra polish? That happens on pretty much all of my shoes after polishing. After brushing after wear, the effect is not as noticeable. This probably means I need to try to use less polish.


i always use very small amounts of polish at a time, but i have heard of people talking about white coloring forming in some areas when too much polish is used. 

 

I would recommend using very small amounts of polish at a time and then adding multiple layers of the polish in rounds after brushing. 

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Could it also be extra polish? That happens on pretty much all of my shoes after polishing. After brushing after wear, the effect is not as noticeable. This probably means I need to try to use less polish.

 

 

 Less is always more with these kind of products. You would be amazed what you can do with very little. A dab will do you. The Vamp is an extremely bad place to put to much product on due to the amount of flexing that takes place in that area.

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Will update on the status of my poor St James' vamps after I've taken them in for diagnosis at the Savile Row store.

in the meantime, deco Mitchells in black calf.



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The other thing is to use a cream, and let it soak in, before brushing a lot. If you are using a wax, there could be drying effects, and add to that the color and pigments may not match well. Saphir well recommended here, especially the more expensive versions...or use a neutral or colored cream before a wax...

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So here are the final specs for the Racing Green Hatchgrain Thorpes

 

- Gaziano & Girling Thorpe
- Racing Green Hatchgrain

 

 


- GG06 last in F-width 
- Dainite w/ Storm Welt 
- Standard lining 
- Hidden eyelets 
- Dark brown midsole

 

 

We need 6 confirmed people to make this go through. 

 

So we have:

 

@Diabolical
@laufer
@stevent 
@lartiste 
@Faster 
@MoutonBarton - ?
@DeSense - ?

 

I've followed up with @Leaves to see what the next step is. Hopefully we can make this happen. We're nearly there.

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Regarding the Foster and Son writing on the tongue, this is where they put the name of the person for whom the shoe is made on my bespoke shoes. I wonder were they made for a Mr B Manilow?

I see someone has already mentioned this- sorry.
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Does this racing green color hatch grain look dark as in the photo in real life? I saw some photos of other racing green calf shoes and its looks lighter in color.  If it is dark enough (closer to black), I am also interested.

It's a darker green than calf racing green. 

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Regarding the Foster and Son writing on the tongue, this is where they put the name of the person for whom the shoe is made on my bespoke shoes. I wonder were they made for a Mr B Manilow?

I see someone has already mentioned this- sorry.

I wondered if they were the Foster bespoke.

It would be so incredibly cool if they were Barry's! No way to know, though. Unless anyone knows if he's ~10.5D....

Foster thread appears to be locked.....
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@Diabolical

Cheers for paging me. Alas, I'm an E if not D width for G&G. Thorpes in E were too wide, and I'm experimenting right now whether going down a half size in length might remedy that. If not, I will end up in firm (single) MTO territory.
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It's a darker green than calf racing green. 


Thanks, but I just had a second look and realized it is GG06 last rather MH71, I may probably pass then.

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