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post #76 of 108
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Thanks for the suggestions. I typically use Venetian Cream on shell (and others as well), do you think that is adequate for crack prevention or do you know of anything better?

Glad to help. Best to Google on it. Others with better advice than I can give.
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post #77 of 108
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Not hookers blood but close and you can suggest something as I honestly did not steal it, even though one of the security ink packets exploded on the end of the jacket arm...


Place a black dot in the middle and turn it into a poppy.


Thanks for the advise. The black dot helped it sell on ebay! lol8%5B1%5D.gif

Great news. Photos of the poppy?
What happens when your buyer signs up here trying to find information on the rare poppy variation and its worh?

 

As long as he leaves pos feedback before finding this thread I'm in the clear peepwall[1].gif
 

 

 

post #78 of 108
Put spoiler tags, as my question was not appropriate for this thread, so no point inflicting it on others. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
MoL I am trying to find casual shoes that I can wear to the office and am unable to find the type I want. Do you have suggestions?

Let me first provide some context.

Despite working in a corporate environment, I wear jeans and chinos to office about 3 out of five days. So my Lobbs, C&J and Vass come out only half the time..

I am mostly the 'MC type' so SW&D shoes are not what I am looking for. I want 'smart and comfortable' casual shoes but not something that came out of SW&D. At the same time I would avoid suede, bluchers if it is an option (if not then it is what it is).

Let me show you what I don't want to wear: Something that looks like this:

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Or, at the other end of the spectrum, something that looks like this:

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I am also not really keen on tasseled shoes, and the Yukenet/ Oak Street tyoe of boat shoes.

I will consider the Mark McNary suedes if that's all there is (see below):

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But here's what I would really consider buying (based on pics, not actually seen in real life). This was in the Oak Street Bootmakers thread and could be something those guys may have in the future. See the captoe on the left

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I could also do the John Lobb 'Winner' range of shoes, but they're much more expensive than what I am prepared to spend ($1k and up). My price range is more $400 and down.

So my questions: Generally, where should I look for the type of casual shoes I want? In specific, do you know where I can presently buy something similar to that captoe above?

Edited by PipersSon - 5/7/12 at 4:45pm
post #79 of 108
PipersSon, would you kindly do me a favour?
Create a new thread for this question and you'll get a much better consensus.
Click to edit your post, then on your text, right-click and choose 'select all' then when all your text is highlighted, right clock on the highlightext text and select 'copy'.
Then hit the backspace key to clear the text and save. Then open the new thread and paste the text body there.
This is going to get you better results than one persons opinion.

This thread here has to stay focused on resurrecting things. smile.gif Thanks matey. Much appreciated.
post #80 of 108
No problem, MoL, will do.

Cheers.
post #81 of 108

So I tried a fun project with a pair of "crappy" thrifted Allen Edmonds. My question is, due to this being my first try, I did not soak the shoes at the same time (lesson learned) so they ended up being slightly different shades. The left shoe is a shade darker then the right shoe, both about the same color. Any thoughts on how to darken up the right shoe without changing the color too much?

 

Also, I was a little hash with my Acetone scrubbing so lesson learned for next time as well.

 

They started like this

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After some Acetone and a few minutes in a bleach/water solution the left shoe looked like this (still wet)

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Once both dried (you can see the left shoe is darker)

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"Custom" polish and wax - Ended up being pretty much the exact color I was going for.

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post #82 of 108
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So I tried a fun project with a pair of "crappy" thrifted Allen Edmonds. My question is, due to this being my first try, I did not soak the shoes at the same time (lesson learned) so they ended up being slightly different shades. The left shoe is a shade darker then the right shoe, both about the same color. Any thoughts on how to darken up the right shoe without changing the color too much?

Also, I was a little hash with my Acetone scrubbing so lesson learned for next time as well.

They started like this
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"Custom" polish and wax - Ended up being pretty much the exact color I was going for.
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Holy smokes, is that ever impressive. Well done.
post #83 of 108
Dear MoL,

I recently bought a pair of Veblen wine on impulse for casual day in the office - to be worn with jeans/khaki and blazer.
After wearing them a few times, I kind of regret no buying the Grenson Archie Honey instead.
What do I do?
post #84 of 108
Dear Man of Lint and Blamm:
Thank you for helping me avoid a major timesink trying to restore a dry-rotted leather duffel.

Dear Brianpore:
Thank you for the inspiration, I'm dumping acetone on a pair of J&W cap toes sometime soon.

Dear Dig:
Thank you for the Man of Lint thread. You are awesome.
post #85 of 108
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Aw. Shucks.
post #86 of 108
Hi MOL

I was hoping to get your thoughts on getting out this mark on my PAs.

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I tried Conditioner/Cleaner to no avail and then took it to my cobbler for his opinion. But he was pretty reluctant to work on them for fear of making it worse. I'm not entirely sure what the mark is from; more than likely, it's rubbing alcohol as I really can't think of what else as I don't work with any other liquid substance otherwise. Ink is a possibility but pretty unlikely in my mind. Is it possible to remove the mark?
post #87 of 108
I will catch up with all recent questions in a day or two. Thank you for your collective patience. smile.gif
post #88 of 108
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I will catch up with all recent questions in a day or two. Thank you for your collective patience. smile.gif

No, thank you for your time and effort biggrin.gif.
post #89 of 108
Thread Starter 
Man of Lint, how often do you assess the condition of your footwear? Specifically, heel wear.

Assuming you have a fairly extensive rotation of shoes, do you look at the heels for wear:

  1. Every time you take them off?
  2. Every time you put them on? (That's a bit too late, I'd imagine)
  3. Whenever you attend to the cleaning and polishing of them? (Weekly? Monthly? Annually?)
  4. Other? (Explain in detail)


I'm finding that when shoes are only worn once every week or two, it becomes more difficult to track the wear.

And quit slacking in this thread, willya?
post #90 of 108

Hey MOL, hoping this thread is not dead. Have you ever attempted to remove shine from a suit? I picked up a Pal Zileri which has a little on the pants seat and also some on the hems of the jacket. I am going to try the brushing, and vinegar method. Unless I hear from you otherwise.

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