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post #301 of 828
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Originally Posted by Shiny View Post

Just got these florsheim shell PTBs from a fellow SF member. Flash makes them look lighter than they are. I can assure you that they are #8 darker color. Did the mac method and I got the shine up nicely, IMO. So far, all I’ve put on these is good ol’ elbow grease. Had a couple of questions: What color edge dressing for these? Also, there seems to be some whitish color where the shoe bends are. Any way to remove these or are they just part of the shell character.
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Dark brown edge dressing, but I usually just use creme polish for that.

 

The lightness where it flexes is the oil being squeezed out of the pores of the leather. Just brush heavily and it will go away until you flex it again lol8[1].gif

 

Over time if you keep up the brushing it will lessen

post #302 of 828
Thread Starter 
^ Very nice, Shiny. Read Mac more closely. That's the oil leaching out of the leather. Rub, rub, rub - brush, brush, brush.
post #303 of 828
Jhcam,
I went with this (post 3):
http://www.askandyaboutclothes.com/forum/showthread.php?102927-Mac-method-for-shell
No rubbing in the above.

Also, grendel, what color creme polish?
post #304 of 828
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Originally Posted by Shiny View Post

Jhcam,
I went with this (post 3):
http://www.askandyaboutclothes.com/forum/showthread.php?102927-Mac-method-for-shell
No rubbing in the above.
Also, grendel, what color creme polish?

Dark brown. Just for the edge dressing. 

 

For the cordovan, just brushing and more brushing... Maybe deer boning if you feel like it. 

post #305 of 828
Thread Starter 
Call it what you will, old bean. I've often rubbed my shells with a cloth, finger, what have you and brushed like a fiend.

Edge dressing: any color you prefer and any polish will also work. Don't worry if you don't like it - it'll wear off.


to rub:

v. rubbed, rub·bing, rubs
v.tr.
1. To apply pressure and friction to (a surface).
2. To clean, polish, or manipulate by the application of pressure and friction.
3. To apply to a surface firmly and with friction: rub lotion on the hands; rub dye into the fabric.
4. To move (an object or objects) firmly along a surface, especially repeatedly: rub an eraser over the blackboard; rubbed my fingers over the sore spot.
5. To cause to become worn, chafed, or irritated.
6. To remove, erase, or expunge: rub away a stain; rubbed the sleep from my eyes.
post #306 of 828
I would use a natural edge finish on those PTB^^^^
I get mine from AE and looks great.
post #307 of 828
I have dust growing on my shoes! The more I walk the more pronounced it appears. Help!!!!

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post #308 of 828
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I have dust growing on my shoes! The more I walk the more pronounced it appears. Help!!!!
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I think I'm gonna get a brush to keep at my office for this. 

 

I like the shooz... what are they?

post #309 of 828
^ I need to do that same. Or a felt cloth.

Carmina adelaide in cognac shell
post #310 of 828

^ Why not both?

 

post #311 of 828
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I have dust growing on my shoes! The more I walk the more pronounced it appears. Help!!!!
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cordovan "bloom"

the oils are coming out
post #312 of 828
Lol I've got brushes everywhere - car, office, 3 at home...

Nice shoes, Namor!
post #313 of 828
100 pairs of Whiskey Shell Cordovan at Tokyo Isetan Men's 9/19~9/25

As a part of their ongoing Fashion Festival, Isetan Men's will be selling a total of 100 pairs of Horween Whiskey Shell shoes from the following brands: (from bottom to top)

Crockett & Jones Wingtip
Carmina for Mermeen Plaintoe
Alfred Sargent Wingtip
Crockett & Jones Chukka

They will be available to buy or drool.gif for a limited time, from 9/19 to 9/25

post #314 of 828
whisky shell is so freaking great, so wish I hadn't fucked up my Vass sizing...
post #315 of 828
The ptb's are nice
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