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Originally Posted by aportnoy View Post

From vintage Berkeley to the maiden voyage of MTO Southwold...


Nice Southwolds, I have these in burgundy too.

Out of 11 pairs of E.G's I currently have in my collection, these get by far the most attention/compliments.

Mine are very light though, slightly too pinkish for my liking. I have tried to darken them with various different Saphir products (Renovator, Bordeaux and Mahogany cream, dito colored wax), they have only slightly darkened after say 30 polishes with mainly Renovator and cream.

I really like the darkness of yours, curious how you where able to get them to their current shade and color.
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Originally Posted by michaelvl View Post

Nice Southwolds, I have these in burgundy too.

Out of 11 pairs of E.G's I currently have in my collection, these get by far the most attention/compliments.

Mine are very light though, slightly too pinkish for my liking. I have tried to darken them with various different Saphir products (Renovator, Bordeaux and Mahogany cream, dito colored wax), they have only slightly darkened after say 30 polishes with mainly Renovator and cream.

I really like the darkness of yours, curious how you where able to get them to their current shade and color.

Try black. That's what I use to get some burnishing on.
post #5658 of 13066
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Originally Posted by michaelvl View Post

Nice Southwolds, I have these in burgundy too.

Out of 11 pairs of E.G's I currently have in my collection, these get by far the most attention/compliments.

Mine are very light though, slightly too pinkish for my liking. I have tried to darken them with various different Saphir products (Renovator, Bordeaux and Mahogany cream, dito colored wax), they have only slightly darkened after say 30 polishes with mainly Renovator and cream.

I really like the darkness of yours, curious how you where able to get them to their current shade and color.

Renovateur is a conditioner and cleaner, thus it has the effect (in my experience) of lightening, rather than darkening antiquing.

My EGs in Burgundy tend to get lighter unless I polish with black. If you want them as dark as aportnoy's, sticking with burgundy or mahogany polish is not likely to be sufficient. Obviously leathers vary in color and sunlight has an effect blah blah blah.
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Originally Posted by aportnoy View Post

From vintage Berkeley to the maiden voyage of MTO Southwold...


I am waiting on an almost identical pair of shoes. Now I really want them, 888 last correct?
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Originally Posted by aportnoy View Post

From vintage Berkeley to the maiden voyage of MTO Southwold...

 

Simply elegant.

post #5661 of 13066
Yes, 888. And on the darkness issue, as these were MTO I could request a very dark finish as I agree that the lighter burgundy finish is less desirable.
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Originally Posted by DpprDr View Post

Try black. That's what I use to get some burnishing on.

Thanks for the tip!
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Originally Posted by archetypal_yuppie View Post

Renovateur is a conditioner and cleaner, thus it has the effect (in my experience) of lightening, rather than darkening antiquing.

My EGs in Burgundy tend to get lighter unless I polish with black. If you want them as dark as aportnoy's, sticking with burgundy or mahogany polish is not likely to be sufficient. Obviously leathers vary in color and sunlight has an effect blah blah blah.

Thanks for the info and tips, I reckoned that the mink oil in Renovateur would darken the leather.
My goal is to get them to look something like these color wise:


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Originally Posted by aportnoy View Post

Yes, 888. And on the darkness issue, as these were MTO I could request a very dark finish as I agree that the lighter burgundy finish is less desirable.

Thanks for the info.
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Thanks for the tip!
Thanks for the info and tips, I reckoned that the mink oil in Renovateur would darken the leather.
My goal is to get them to look something like these color wise:


Thanks for the info.

These are my Inverness and have been polished a couple times with black paste:
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michaelvl, as DpprDr said, definitely use black cream or polish to darken shoes.
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These are my Inverness and have been polished a couple times with black paste:
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michaelvl, as DpprDr said, definitely use black cream or polish to darken shoes.

Nice, thanks for sharing. Will definitely start throwing some black polish into the mix!
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Renovateur is a conditioner and cleaner, thus it has the effect (in my experience) of lightening, rather than darkening antiquing.

 

 

Agreed.  If you are trying to darken, alternating with Renovateur is not the way to go.  Though frankly, I don't know why you'd be alternating with Renovatuer anyway.

 

Darkening burgundy with black is fine - so long as you are using paste and not cream.  If you are using the pigment-heavy cream, I'd go v-e-r-y slowly with very thin / light coats.

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Hey vcan anyone give me some info on sizing re widths?

I have a pair of Chelseas on the 82 last in 10.5F. They fit me comfortably but not perfectly and are def a little wide for my feet. I'm wondering how much difference there is between the F and E fittings as I was considering picking up another pair from an SF sale if they're going to fit me. Unfortunately I live about 900km from my nearest EG stockist so I have nowhere to go to to try any on.

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Go 10.5E. You'll be fine
post #5669 of 13066
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Originally Posted by ovlov View Post

Hey vcan anyone give me some info on sizing re widths?
I have a pair of Chelseas on the 82 last in 10.5F. They fit me comfortably but not perfectly and are def a little wide for my feet. I'm wondering how much difference there is between the F and E fittings as I was considering picking up another pair from an SF sale if they're going to fit me. Unfortunately I live about 900km from my nearest EG stockist so I have nowhere to go to to try any on.

I found the difference between E and F last a lot , I have a Galway on the 202E last but the same size on the 202F were too big for me.
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Just got these, a little ahead of schedule, Edward Green Sandringhams in Chestnut:



San Francisco 49ers Galway Group MTO
Also, I wanted to pick up on the San Francisco 49ers Galway Group MTO that was being discussed before. We had 3-4 people interested but I need 6 to avoid the MTO fee. Price will be 6960 SEK ex VAT (about $1065) including shipping and handling. Uppers (the bottom part) will be in Edwardian and the quarter/shaft will be in Berry Suede. Double leather sole (can be discussed). PM me or e-mail sales@skoaktiebolaget.se for details on this GMTO.

Galway:
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Edwardian:


Berry Red Suede:
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