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Does everyone here only take care of their shoes themselves? Anyone trust any local shoe shining "experts" to shine their shoes for them?

 

 

I do most of my own but I do trust @jokb to shine several pairs. He's an expert without the quotation marks. I find it super-easy to maintain the finish on shoes and boots he has shined up for me over a very long time. His recent work in buffing up some Galways and two pairs of Vass:

 

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Beautiful work! I forgot you had mentioned jkob before.@RogerP
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Yes indeed tifosi
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Question for those fortunate to have those Zug Galways...

 

The improbable news that C&J has some zug available has me wondering whether the Zug Galways are fully-lined or not.  I'm guessing not as my E64 veldt Galways are not.  I would guess zug leather is even thicker (than Utah) that they wouldn't want to fully line them.

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^^^ Are you asking if the shaft is lined?  If so, then nope.

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I typically wear the shoes the same day they arrive cheers.gif

No patience tongue.gif


I have walked out from the shop in Jermyn street wearing a new pair of shoes! LOL
No point in waiting unless they were bought for an occasion.
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^^^ Are you asking if the shaft is lined?  If so, then nope.

 

Thanks, that's what I wanted to know.

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Question for those fortunate to have those Zug Galways...

 

The improbable news that C&J has some zug available has me wondering whether the Zug Galways are fully-lined or not.  I'm guessing not as my E64 veldt Galways are not.  I would guess zug leather is even thicker (than Utah) that they wouldn't want to fully line them.

With how thick the Zug was with the Galway Zug I don't think lining is necessary. However I have read and I don't know for certain that all Zug is not equal and not as thick, so it does make me wonder how this the Zug will be that C&J might get their hands on. ​

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Very nice, Congrats.​

 

Gotta Luv those Mahogany CC Dovers!!!

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With how thick the Zug was with the Galway Zug I don't think lining is necessary. However I have read and I don't know for certain that all Zug is not equal and not as thick, so it does make me wonder how this the Zug will be that C&J might get their hands on. ​

 

Good point, d*3.  Thanks.

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75%?  I can't even think of one member here who has several pairs of not only unworn but never-to-be-worn shoes.

My only unworn pairs are generally off-season arrivals that get put aside for half a year or so.  But I buy all my shoes with the intent of wearing them, and wear them I do.

I have a hard time accepting that I am in the significant minority in this regard.

Maybe I overstated - more like 57%.
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With how thick the Zug was with the Galway Zug I don't think lining is necessary. However I have read and I don't know for certain that all Zug is not equal and not as thick, so it does make me wonder how this the Zug will be that C&J might get their hands on. ​

I'm willing to bet C&J's Zug is the same material of the same quality and comparable thickness. Edward Green purchased Zug manufactured by the same tannery as everyone else in the recent past. There was no exclusivity or limit. The stuff was not wildly popular when it was available. I bet you can still find stores and makers that still have some left (either as shoes or for MTO orders). I'm sure C&J can make some cool boots out of their Zug. Sounds enticing. Best of luck to all who go for it!
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I'm willing to bet C&J's Zug is the same material of the same quality and comparable thickness. Edward Green purchased Zug manufactured by the same tannery as everyone else in the recent past. There was no exclusivity or limit. The stuff was not wildly popular when it was available. I bet you can still find stores and makers that still have some left (either as shoes or for MTO orders). I'm sure C&J can make some cool boots out of their Zug. Sounds enticing. Best of luck to all who go for it!

If it's so easily available I wonder where the reluctance to make​ them for GMTOs by these various shoemakers is coming from? Could it be that they just aren't buying enough of the leather so it's just not quite worth their effort?

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Hold on. It was easily available. Zug from Ilcea is no longer being produced, so what remains is old stock (unless the revived brand begins to make it again).

I simply meant makers once had easy and plentiful access to Zug, while it was still being made in the past. I do not think it was a hugely popular/ often requested item for EG. It was a hardy and traditional material and certainly not a bright new thing. Like so many coveted items, Zug has probably become far more desired precisely because it is no longer easily available.
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Hold on. It was easily available. Zug from Ilcea is no longer being produced, so what remains is old stock (unless the revived brand begins to make it again).

I simply meant makers once had easy and plentiful access to Zug, while it was still being made in the past. I do not think it was a hugely popular/ often requested item for EG. It was a hardy and traditional material and certainly not a bright new thing. Like so many coveted items, Zug has probably become far more desired precisely because it is no longer easily available.

No doubt that is part of the equation. However unlike other leathers where the differences are mostly based on aesthetics, zug provides another level of functionality that standard grained leathers do not. Zug does not look much different than rosewood cc.
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