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Originally Posted by claes500 View Post

Suede is notthat hard to maintain. Just use a suede brush after each wearing and clean with eg Omninettoyant from Saphir from time to time

Brush after each wear seams a little excessive. I brush mine when i need to but i agree that a suede cleaner is very good, i´ve used combishaum. Then i always spray the shoes with water repellent spray and this keeps the shoes very clean.
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

also, i heard from a local expert here once that suede is a very strong and durable leather. i think i heard that anyway.

My opinion is that suede is more durable than leather. I have used a pair of Loake Pimlico in dark brown suede for two winters and they still looks like new. I washed them ones every year and put new water repellent spray on them. This year i bought spray with the same color as the shoe and the result was great. The spray works very well and i have been caught in heavy rain a few times and the water just slips right of, no need to worry about water marks like you do on nice leather shoes.
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Originally Posted by Frank the sheep View Post

Brush after each wear seams a little excessive. I brush mine when i need to but i agree that a suede cleaner is very good, i´ve used combishaum. Then i always spray the shoes with water repellent spray and this keeps the shoes very clean.
My opinion is that suede is more durable than leather. I have used a pair of Loake Pimlico in dark brown suede for two winters and they still looks like new. I washed them ones every year and put new water repellent spray on them. This year i bought spray with the same color as the shoe and the result was great. The spray works very well and i have been caught in heavy rain a few times and the water just slips right of, no need to worry about water marks like you do on nice leather shoes.

[sigh] With all due respect, suede is leather.
post #3393 of 21771
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Originally Posted by Frank the sheep View Post

My opinion is that suede is more durable than leather. I have used a pair of Loake Pimlico in dark brown suede for two winters and they still looks like new. I washed them ones every year and put new water repellent spray on them. This year i bought spray with the same color as the shoe and the result was great. The spray works very well and i have been caught in heavy rain a few times and the water just slips right of, no need to worry about water marks like you do on nice leather shoes.

excellent info, thanks.
post #3394 of 21771
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Originally Posted by DWFII View Post

[sigh] With all due respect, suede is leather.

cmon, you know what he meant. wink.gif
post #3395 of 21771
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Originally Posted by DWFII View Post

[sigh] With all due respect, suede is leather.

Oh, it is? Thanks for clearing that out. This is the reason i visit SF, you learn sooo much everyday smile.gif


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post #3396 of 21771

Damn I want to polish my G&G shoes, but I dont have the right stuff for it. Must buy some on monday.

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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

cmon, you know what he meant. wink.gif

Whether I did or didn't isn't the point. I'm conversant in things connected with leather and shoes to a greater degree than most people. I can guess. Not everyone can.

And that being said, the comparison of suede was made in a specific context...ie. contrasting the durability of suede to...to...well, to itself.

But more to the point, when you are giving advice to other people, generalities and misdirection seldom help.

And as an aside, cobblers are not shoemakers.
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Oh, it is? Thanks for clearing that out. This is the reason i visit SF, you learn sooo much everyday smile.gif
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Var inte en idiot.

 

post #3399 of 21771
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Originally Posted by DWFII View Post

Whether I did or didn't isn't the point. I'm conversant in things connected with leather and shoes to a greater degree than most people. I can guess. Not everyone can.
And that being said, the comparison of suede was made in a specific context...ie. contrasting the durability of suede to...to...well, to itself.
But more to the point, when you are giving advice to other people, generalities and misdirection seldom help.
And as an aside, cobblers are not shoemakers.

Ok. Post one stated i used the wrong term, post two told me why it was wrong. Is the next post reveling the right word to use?
post #3400 of 21771
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Originally Posted by Frank the sheep View Post

Ok. Post one stated i used the wrong term, post two told me why it was wrong. Is the next post reveling the right word to use?

If you like....

In most cases..among reputable makers...suede is actually the flesh side of a full grain or top grain leather.

You could say something along the lines of "IMO, suede is more durable than top grain."

Which would be more or less true (and informative) depending upon how you define "durable."

As well as how you define "suede"...primarily because some "suedes" are actually splits and could not legitimately be described as more durable than full grain suedes, for the simple reason that the grainside (where most of the strength and density is) has gone missing.
Edited by DWFII - 4/28/12 at 2:50pm
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Originally Posted by DWFII View Post

Whether I did or didn't isn't the point. I'm conversant in things connected with leather and shoes to a greater degree than most people. I can guess. Not everyone can.
And that being said, the comparison of suede was made in a specific context...ie. contrasting the durability of suede to...to...well, to itself.
But more to the point, when you are giving advice to other people, generalities and misdirection seldom help.
And as an aside, cobblers are not shoemakers.

fair enough smile.gif
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post #3403 of 21771
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Originally Posted by Sir F View Post

Do someone have a picture or something with these on, http://www.bespoke-england.co.uk/collections/shoes/products/antibes-in-vintage-cherry-calf

i havent seen any here afair, sorry. frown.gif
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i havent seen any here afair, sorry. frown.gif

I believe Woe is me has some.
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Damn, would really like to see them on somebody, well well maybe later!

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