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Originally Posted by DonRaphael View Post
 
All talk about Vass made me remember that I needed to condition one of my pairs. U-last, antique cognac, punched cap:

 

Maybe it's just the lighting, but those look dark for antique cognac, which I like. Have you darkened them with polish? If so, what did you use? They look great.

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Vass has been recommended numerous times here. What about Edward Green?

Russell

Claverton

Claydon

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Oh boy...we've come a long way. 

This thread really helped me turn it around. 

Here are 2 pics that I could find from 2013 or something. 

Photo 62 of 66

Photo 53 of 66 

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Maybe it's just the lighting, but those look dark for antique cognac, which I like. Have you darkened them with polish? If so, what did you use? They look great.
Thanks, sir. I've darkened them deliberately. I went over the cap toes with three coats of Saphir black polish and applied one coat over the whole shoe. Since then, I always use medium brown Saphir cream and dark brown Saphir Polish. I'm quiet happy with the result. Here are two more shots in context. The shoes on the upper right are Carmina Vegano marron (medium brown) and the pair next to the right are C&J Westbourne in Chestnut.



I considered selling them first, as you can see in my signature as I felt they were to light. But after a potential buyer backed down, I figured I'd give it a try to try and darken them. I'm glad the potential buyer backed down.
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You do seem to have a consistent hips-forward pose, but that may be your subconcisou reaction to posing for the photo. If this is your naural pse you will need to shorten the back rise on the pants, I think. It is not the taper that looks bad, it's the bunching behind the thighs, in my opinion.

 

For suspenders I would look at ebay. They mostly go for peanuts, so why pay retail?

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Originally Posted by SeaJen View Post
 

You do seem to have a consistent hips-forward pose, but that may be your subconcisou reaction to posing for the photo. If this is your naural pse you will need to shorten the back rise on the pants, I think. It is not the taper that looks bad, it's the bunching behind the thighs, in my opinion.

 

For suspenders I would look at ebay. They mostly go for peanuts, so why pay retail?

To fix the issue of bunching up behind the thighs, Field did lift the balance (back of the trousers) and the problem was fixed. I am not happy with the trousers as they are right now. 

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Why not just try to fix your posture? Shouldn't take more than a month or two.

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Why not just try to fix your posture? Shouldn't take more than a month or two.

uh...Claghorn said don't go with a robo pose so I tried my natural stance...actually that's not even my natural stance. 

I'll just come up with something better than a robo pose.

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Find what works for YOU. Robo pose is great for some, sitting for others, doing badass things for still others. Find yo groove.

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You do seem to have a consistent hips-forward pose,

Noodles exists in a state of mid-pelvic thrust.

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@Monkeyface @Cleav Let me know if you guys are in London and around on thursday (tomorrow) at all. I'm likely to be hella jetlagged, but could meet up during the day/evening since my friend is turning in an exam on friday and will exile me haha.

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Try some dynamic shots - walking, sitting, jumping around...it might help give a more natural picture.  Or it might just be funny.  Either way, it's worth sharing.

 

In the mean time, I can second the suggestion of a Vass Old English II on the F last in oxblood: conservative but warm, and an absolute bomb with navy or grey suits:

 

The U last is a lot more showy - a bit more extended and that pronounced chiseled toe.  Maybe exaggerated a bit by my welt stitch choice below.  But let's say you went for the U in a dark brown austerity brogue.  That would be striking in style, but very wearable in a corporate environment.

 

 

Vass is awesome.  So awesome that I'm flying to Budapest in a couple of weeks, for the first time.  For a day.  Staying 50m from the shop.  Just for shooz.  

 

[Edit: RTC - I will be there a week Friday, and the following Wednesday possibly (3 and 8 April) - just in case]

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@Monkeyface @Cleav Let me know if you guys are in London and around on thursday (tomorrow) at all. I'm likely to be hella jetlagged, but could meet up during the day/evening since my friend is turning in an exam on friday and will exile me haha.

 

I'll be at work during the day. Not sure how late I'll be done, but it's probably going to be pretty late. Are you staying in east or west London? Enjoy London though! 

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Originally Posted by The Noodles View Post
 

uh...Claghorn said don't go with a robo pose so I tried my natural stance...actually that's not even my natural stance. 

I'll just come up with something better than a robo pose.

 

No, not you pose, your posture. The way you naturally stand. A lot of issues can be fixed or at least improved with some dedication, and would probably take you the same amount of time as Fields takes for alterations. 

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@Monkeyface
 @Cleav
 Let me know if you guys are in London and around on thursday (tomorrow) at all. I'm likely to be hella jetlagged, but could meet up during the day/evening since my friend is turning in an exam on friday and will exile me haha.

RTC, that's a shame mate, not in town tomorrow. My loss.

Safe trip and have a great time biggrin.gif
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