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Marlow pennies today, freshly Mac methoded
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Socks: Pentharella
Pants: PRL
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no difference between polo vs ralph lauren however the stamp is a good indicator when your shoes were made. Ralph Lauren branded shoes are made within 3 years, Polo before that. I happen to be wearing my Polo Marlow wingtips today:

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^ those need some mac love
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takes too much time and this isnt Alden shell we are talking about. C&J scuffs after making contact with just about anything. its far too labor intensive for these pussy hands
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^ those need some mac love

Can you detail this method? I struggle to get much of a shine at all from brushing. If I do it doesn't last more than one wearing before they develop a very matte finish.
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both look nice, guys.

NAMOR, deets on the chinos?
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To NAMOR and inim

I usually do the Srivats-Mac Method

Also, for C&J shell, I add a layer Saphir reno to hydrate the otherwise very dry cordo. I use this in place of the paste wax (no need for that yet)

http://theagatineeyelet.wordpress.com/2010/10/05/the-mac-method/
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To NAMOR and inim

I usually do the Srivats-Mac Method

Also, for C&J shell, I add a layer Saphir reno to hydrate the otherwise very dry cordo. I use this in place of the paste wax (no need for that yet)

http://theagatineeyelet.wordpress.com/2010/10/05/the-mac-method/

 

For me it's Mac Method with the substitution of Saphir Cordovan Creme in neutral instead of Reno.  The neatsfoot oil in the cordovan creme seems to have a longer lasting effect of moisturizing and has some wax in it to help cheat on the shine.  I generally wipe down with a damp cloth and brush and add the cordovan creme a couple of times a year.

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no difference between polo vs ralph lauren however the stamp is a good indicator when your shoes were made. Ralph Lauren branded shoes are made within 3 years, Polo before that. I happen to be wearing my Polo Marlow wingtips today:

NAMOR, I had to really look at your brogans more closely since I couldn't discern anything other than a very nice pair of wingtips. Your straight leg chinos with the blue socks makes for a great combo, consider it stolen.
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Can you detail this method? I struggle to get much of a shine at all from brushing. If I do it doesn't last more than one wearing before they develop a very matte finish.
In deference to NAMORS delicate condition I find that the key ingredient for getting a good shine on my Marlows is elbow grease and time. There are a lot of resources for shining shell cordovan on the web, Uncle Macs being the best. He says the idea is to never use polish on shell at all. Here's what I do to kill time. Go to the linen closet and get one of your wife's, mothers, or girlfriends best wash cloths, all cotton, no polyester. Wet the cloth, I like to use warm water, then ring it out leaving it just a little damp. Take the laces out of your shoes, of course, and then wipe them down thouroghly, just like you do the quarter panels on your Porsche. I let mine sit for a few minutes, just about the amount of time it takes to get a beverage or libation, some people prefer a single-malt scotch. Get a good sized horse hair brush with stiff bristles and just go crazy. Buff with a soft cloth. Follow these steps and when they pick you up for drunk driving your shoes will look beautiful.
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thanks guys. unlike the polo marlows, most of my shoes are kept in tip-top condition and are brushed before every wear. yes my marlows are scratched and scuffed, and dry as hell but I like how they can look after just a single wear. imagine just how disgusting they would look after a handful of wears without any care. i reckon some would even confuse me for a homeless. thats why youll never see me drinking coffee while wearing C&J for RL/Polo shell cordovan wingtips
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NAMOR, I had to really look at your brogans more closely since I couldn't discern anything other than a very nice pair of wingtips. Your straight leg chinos with the blue socks makes for a great combo, consider it stolen.

thank you sir, thank you. those are Banana Republic socks

instiches - the chinos are gilded age. we same size too mwink[1].gif
post #3628 of 6296
gimee now !
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Originally Posted by BeSpiffington View Post

NAMOR, I had to really look at your brogans more closely since I couldn't discern anything other than a very nice pair of wingtips. Your straight leg chinos with the blue socks makes for a great combo, consider it stolen.

thank you sir, thank you. those are Banana Republic socks

instiches - the chinos are gilded age. we same size too mwink[1].gif

I got a pair of those gilded age chinos for uber cheap during a Mr Porter sale.
Something about whatever was done to distress them seemed to have also eaten away at the thread.
The crotch seam blew out the second time I put them on. The thread was incredibly weak. I managed to beg my wife to fix it.
They're not tight at all.
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I got a pair of those gilded age chinos for uber cheap during a Mr Porter sale.
Something about whatever was done to distress them seemed to have also eaten away at the thread.
The crotch seam blew out the second time I put them on. The thread was incredibly weak. I managed to beg my wife to fix it.
They're not tight at all.

holy smokes z, we might be related. i too bought my pair from Mr.P for cheap, I too blew out the crotch but i was a tubby at the time, and I too begged a female - only this time I had to ask the lady and her two other friends not to point and laugh. it already difficult talking to people at bars without them focusing on your insecurities.

i would also like them more with a higher rise. other than that a great pant for the money.

stich, look at all the fun yourre missing out on
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