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post #2926 of 4087
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Sorry, no pics

but received my GMTO the dark brown suede oxford. Stunning in person, love the suede. The dark brown color is also superb...stock photos lighting make it out to have some gray tone (at least on my screen).

The fit out of the box is perfect, more so than the half brogue dark brown calf oxford shoes I picked up. I guess the suede is more forgiving (FWIW the calf have broken in nicely).

They're really two different kind of shoes, and I love them both. And as always Steve is great to deal with.

Can't wait to see what else is coming!


(Will be wearing tomorrow satisfied.gif)

 

 

Wow the suede on those looks fantastic, I don't know what the deets of that mto was but that should be a standard offering. Enjoy and wear in good health.

post #2927 of 4087
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Originally Posted by Nullson View Post

Navy shell MTO boots.



Holy shit! If those are a uk5.5 and you ever get tired of them...I'll buy them! Great boot and great just Steve and GFW! Keep kickin ass
post #2928 of 4087
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I'd like to see the Frankenstitch boot in navy shell, antique edge trim and with brass eyelets
 
start it up, i'm in. 
post #2929 of 4087
"Maiden voyage" indeed... about 10+ hours on foot, first wear. Very comfortable (more on this later).

Sorry for a horrible photo but after a long dayand it was the only time I remembered to snap a shot. Shoe is barely visible =\
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Regarding the heel, I now understand how some say Carmina heel fits a bit loose. I don't mind it, really. Questions is should I use shoe trees in respect to the shoe size or size down one? Will it stretch out the shoe even more?
post #2930 of 4087
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Originally Posted by europrep View Post

You'll need a suede brush and Nano protector primarily.  Eventually, you may need suede shampoo and eraser.  See Hanger Project:

http://www.hangerproject.com/shoe-care/material/suede-nubuck.html

Nano demo:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PnOw_sNVG0A
Thanks you for the tips and links. Much appreciated. I suppose the schampo is used when you've messed up the shoes despite using nano? Or is it used to nurture the calf? And the eraser.. to erase scratches and scuffs? Sounds simpler to maintain than normal calf. If that's the case, I may end up with several pair of suede shoes in the immediate future.
post #2931 of 4087
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Originally Posted by borbor View Post

you might be waiting for quite some time, still no updates on shell availability
post #2932 of 4087
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Originally Posted by DonRaphael View Post


Thanks you for the tips and links. Much appreciated. I suppose the schampo is used when you've messed up the shoes despite using nano? Or is it used to nurture the calf? And the eraser.. to erase scratches and scuffs? Sounds simpler to maintain than normal calf. If that's the case, I may end up with several pair of suede shoes in the immediate future.

 

Much easier to maintain than calf.  With the Nano, suede is great for rain & snow.  I learned an early lesson when I wore Swims over my suedes and that actually had a harsher outcome than rain because the top edge of the Swim cut into the suede nap.  

 

The only drawback to the Nano is that it doesn't last very long. 

 

Yes, once you get comfortable with this first pair and realize how versatile and easy to maintain suede is, I suspect you will buy a couple more.  I am up to 9 pairs.  

 

Enjoy the suede thread: http://www.styleforum.net/t/153184/suede-shoes-post-em-here/2070_30#post_7285984

post #2933 of 4087
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Originally Posted by europrep View Post
 

 

Much easier to maintain than calf.  With the Nano, suede is great for rain & snow.  I learned an early lesson when I wore Swims over my suedes and that actually had a harsher outcome than rain because the top edge of the Swim cut into the suede nap.  

 

The only drawback to the Nano is that it doesn't last very long. 

 

Yes, once you get comfortable with this first pair and realize how versatile and easy to maintain suede is, I suspect you will buy a couple more.  I am up to 9 pairs.  

 

Enjoy the suede thread: http://www.styleforum.net/t/153184/suede-shoes-post-em-here/2070_30#post_7285984

 

   nono seems to darken the color a little . . . . correct ?

post #2934 of 4087
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Originally Posted by SoGent View Post

   nono seems to darken the color a little . . . . correct ?

only momentarily
post #2935 of 4087
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Originally Posted by SoGent View Post

   nono seems to darken the color a little . . . . correct ?

Not at all. I have used it on a variety of suede colors with no ill effect
post #2936 of 4087
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Originally Posted by rc121 View Post


you might be waiting for quite some time, still no updates on shell availability

 

considering it was what, 6 / 7 months on the MTO shell boot I'm waiting from steve, i know about the shell waiting game.

 

not that it bothers me; rota is decent at the moment; but do want a navy shell or some sort.  

post #2937 of 4087
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Originally Posted by SoGent View Post

   nono seems to darken the color a little . . . . correct ?

I have not had this experience although others claim they have. I start spraying away from the shoe, then go over the shoe in a continuous sweep always keeping the spray can about 12" from the shoe.
post #2938 of 4087
As far as suede goes, is the Nano better then the saphir invulner?
post #2939 of 4087
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Originally Posted by europrep View Post

I have not had this experience although others claim they have. I start spraying away from the shoe, then go over the shoe in a continuous sweep always keeping the spray can about 12" from the shoe.

I used Nano on my noix suede loafers which are very light. They darken slightly after application but when they dried they look pretty much the same. I don't know that it makes the shoes as indestructable as the video made it seem though. I went to a bar and someone dropped a shot glass on my dark brown monks and the rim left an imprint on it. This was less than a month after I applied it and they haven't been through rain or anything. I ended up using an eraser and a rubber brush and aggressively applied pressure until it disappeared. I don't know that that was good for the suede but it worked. Also, some blue from my jeans got on my shoes which sucked. Not sure if that was before or after the nano though.
post #2940 of 4087
I just picked up some Nano

As far as I understand it only protects against liquids. Scuffs and indentations are still going to leave a mark/imprint on the suede. I guess that's where the suede brush and eraser come in. Just be careful about "hitting" the shoe and where you walk.
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