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post #12586 of 12663
Hi, I'm looking to buy a pair of boots, but I'm kind of undecided on what I want. I was seriously contemplating the size 5.5 W+H Service boots that sunman4200 was selling, but I think he took slight in the fact that I kept asking him questions because I was uncertain about the sizing and the condition of the sole, etc, so that unfortunately seems like a lost cause at this point ;x Hope he has fun with them or hope he gets another buyer As one can surmise from my previous sentence, my feet are rather small, so my options are rather limited in what I can purchase, as is my wallet (don't want to spend more than 300 unless it's really worth it). I was looking for something in a high top. Ankle is less preferable, because I'd like to stack my jeans in them, but if they look amazing, I'll bite. Can anyone help with some suggestions? I wasn't particularly fond of the Alden Indy boot, which a lot of people seemed to tout for. I normally wear a EU39, but I think my feet are slightly smaller, like a 6.5ish. Thanks for your help! Edit: REALLY interested in the Common Projects Combat Boot, but I'm not sure if the quality warrants the price tag, and if I could ever find a size 38 for those...
post #12587 of 12663
http://www.shopfarinellis.com/pa-639...g-in-grey.aspx whats the shoes on the model? thks
post #12588 of 12663
What's a good brand for wife beaters? or where would I best find some?
All the ones I've purchased from gap & br fall apart and loosen up after a few washes.
post #12589 of 12663
hey guys im planning to get an iron heart belt but i cant decide whether to get the tan color or the brown color one. Which do you guys recommend??

Tan one:

http://www.selfedge.com/shop/index.p...roducts_id=319


Brown one:

http://www.selfedge.com/shop/index.p...roducts_id=207
post #12590 of 12663
i just got a pair of iron hearts 301s and the person at self edge said it was sanforized. my question is should i pre soak them? or not? IF so How do i pre soak them, please explain the process to me, since im new to this. thank you.
post #12591 of 12663
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i just got a pair of iron hearts 301s and the person at self edge said it was sanforized. my question is should i pre soak them? or not? IF so How do i pre soak them, please explain the process to me, since im new to this. thank you.

Sanforized means that very little shrinking will occur. Hence no need to pre-soak them (which is done in the purpose of shrinking them down, without the excess loss of indigo a machine wash causes).
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nvm
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Originally Posted by eseanyang View Post
hey guys im planning to get an iron heart belt but i cant decide whether to get the tan color or the brown color one. Which do you guys recommend?? Tan one: http://www.selfedge.com/shop/index.p...roducts_id=319 Brown one: http://www.selfedge.com/shop/index.p...roducts_id=207
Both will darken, as they're only given a light wax coating (as many saddle leather belts like Tanner are). But keep in mind that they won't darken so significantly that the tan will ever look like the brown, hence why they offer the two colors. Tan is more casual in my book, but then, both are casual denim belts, really. Go with your preferred belt color. I went with the Tanner London Tan and though I like it, I wish I'd done darker.
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i just got a pair of iron hearts 301s and the person at self edge said it was sanforized. my question is should i pre soak them? or not? IF so How do i pre soak them, please explain the process to me, since im new to this. thank you.
Always, always, always, always soak. Sanforized will still have some shrink, it primes the denim for better longevity, it brings out the character of the denim and it rids the fabric of some of the starch, which is a good thing. Look, I've tried it both ways, and believe me there's nothing to gain by wearing them dry, and you may be in for an expensive lesson otherwise. They'll still be stiff after a soak, but you really want to have them primed and shrunk before investing time into them, don't you? Edit: tub, hot or warm water, thirty minutes soak laid out flat, drain, hang dry. It's that simple.
post #12594 of 12663
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Thanks, I'll probably go ahead with the wash tomorrow. It's a cotton-viscose blend, 60/40, so I'm thinking it should be fine, right?

You may get puckering at the seams, but it's not wool, so shrinkage should be controllable. Cotton and viscose (a cotton-like thread) do fine in the wash and dryer, as long as it's not too frequently.

My rec. is to wash warm and dry slowly on low heat the first time around so it doesn't shrink too much.

If that doesn't shrink it enough, you can wet the sweater and re-dry. If you re-dry, I suggest air drying it until it's just damp - spares the sweater extended tumbling in the dryer.
post #12595 of 12663
Cross-posted from WAYWT. How would i remove the stains (scuffs?) from the toes of these shoes? Polish? Some sort of spray? A cleaning solution?
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Cross-posted from WAYWT.

How would i remove the stains (scuffs?) from the toes of these shoes? Polish? Some sort of spray? A cleaning solution?

If they're scuffs, it depends how deep. Colorless polish or mink oil and then a boar bristle brush-polish will buff out surface scuffs. If the scuff is deeper in the leather, you'll need a color-matched polish to stain the raw exposed leather back to dye color., then polish

If it's a stain, I have no idea. Guess it depends on what stained it. Salt? Ink? Paint? All depends...
post #12597 of 12663
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If they're scuffs, it depends how deep. Colorless polish or mink oil and then a boar bristle brush-polish will buff out surface scuffs. If the scuff is deeper in the leather, you'll need a color-matched polish to stain the raw exposed leather back to dye color., then polish

If it's a stain, I have no idea. Guess it depends on what stained it. Salt? Ink? Paint? All depends...

If it's a stain, then it would be salt, probably. How can you tell the difference between a stain and scuffs?
post #12598 of 12663
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If it's a stain, then it would be salt, probably. How can you tell the difference between a stain and scuffs?

Hm, hard to tell occasionally. I'd take a warm wet washcloth and wipe them down, then air dry. Works for many salt stains I've had.

Or better, get a tin of saddle soap and follow instructions. Saddle soap is a detergent and moisturizer, so it cleans and conditions. Then polish.

If that doesn't work, consult a cobbler.
post #12599 of 12663
Sorry for asking the question for the millionth time, but regarding 501 STFs. How do you get maximum shrinkage without resorting to throwing them in the dryer for 30 minutes? 4 hours of really hot water? Keep dunking boiling water into the tub for 4 hours?
post #12600 of 12663
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Sorry for asking the question for the millionth time, but regarding 501 STFs. How do you get maximum shrinkage without resorting to throwing them in the dryer for 30 minutes? 4 hours of really hot water? Keep dunking boiling water into the tub for 4 hours?
In the tub with hot water, as hot as you can get it. From a kettle. I'm not so sure about boiling them on the stove though... Shrinkage will only occur in the first fifteen minutes or so. You can keep it hot for a half hour to be sure. Dry and then repeat, as a second soak will ensure full shrink.
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