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post #16 of 24
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Originally Posted by LatinStyleLover View Post

It is absolutely just the photos. The first photos, prior to being worked on, were clearly taken with a flash because the actual shoes, before any conditioniong or polishing was done, was a very dark brown. The color did not change, other than on the repaired heel area which was darkened to match the rest of the shoe.
Now, this might be wrong, but I am just going on what my 91 year old grandpa has said, and he owned a mens clothing store way back in ancient times, and my dad has confirmed. Straight laces on balmorals--criss-cross on derbies. I still have an open mind on the issue and if one of our experts can provide some verifiable insight to the contrary I might change my position on this, but getting my dad to change his mind would be like getting Repubicans to agree that raising taxes stimulates economic growth while simultaneously getting Democrats to agree that lowering taxes stimulates economic growth. It's not going to happen!

Awesome.

I do straight laces on all my shoes, but that's just me.

Keep us posted!
post #17 of 24
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So it seems my dad's first choice for making the repair is B. Nelson since he emailed Nick today. The idea is Nick knows shoes, knows Edward Green, and knows how rare a pair of Edward Green crocodile shoes are so he will give them the care they are due. Does anyone know if B. Nelson does this type of repair?

His second choice is a local leather artisan who does not repair or make shoes, but does amazing stuff with leather so my dad figures he could do what he wants on these. Third choice is a local cobbler who does this kind of stuff but is hit and miss at times and really would have no idea what Edward Green shoes are.

Are their any other recommendations I could pass on? Thanks.
post #18 of 24
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So it seems my dad's first choice for making the repair is B. Nelson...

what kind of repair? resoling and fixing the heel? can you post pictures?
post #19 of 24
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what kind of repair? resoling and fixing the heel? can you post pictures?

No. First, he wants to repair the damage to the heel area where leather was used instead of crocodile. He has a stash of crocodile skins and has found what he thinks is a great match so he wants to remove the current piece of leather and replace it with his crocodile. The re-crafting is going to be done by Edward Green. Actually, he has already contacted Edward Green on the off chance they would be willing to repair the crocodile, but he is not holding out any hope there. So the questions was can B. Nelson sew on the new piece of crocodile where there is currently leather? The one good thing about the repair was they did it along an existing seam and it was done cleanly, although it does not appear that way in the photo. Obviously, if Edward Green says they will do it then he will send it to them for everything, but I have never heard of Edward Green reparing a piece of damaged leather or crocodile in this case?

As to photos? I did post some at the beginning. What kind of photo are you talking about?
post #20 of 24
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Originally Posted by fritzl View Post

what kind of repair? resoling and fixing the heel? can you post pictures?

As to photos? I did post some at the beginning. What kind of photo are you talking about?

copied that.

sole and heel.
post #21 of 24
What type of polish do you use on croc?
post #22 of 24
Whatever happened to this pair?? Any after photos out there?
post #23 of 24
Theyre in the OP
post #24 of 24
this thread has some serious potential.
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