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post #31 of 40

Greetings all,my first post here. 

 

Due to finding a new appreciation of shoes in my 30's I've taken the plunge with my first 'proper' shoes - Loake Aldwych in tan, they were on sale and heard good things about the 1880 range so seemed a suitable entry point for a shoe noob.

 

I have few questions below so would appreciate any input. The shoes will be used very infrequently, weddings and special occasions since I already rotate some cheaper hudsons and clarks for work (my shoe collection is very imbalanced so slowly correcting that)

 

- what type of polish and/or cream could I use to maintain the shoes?

- where can I buy shoe tree's which are suitable, Amazon?

-  Is it worthwhile having a topy/topys fitted?

 

thanks

post #32 of 40
1. I suggest you take a lot at Saphir Medaille D'Or products (renovator, cream & wax)
http://www.saphirmedailledorshop.co.uk/shoe-care-advice.html

2.Try:http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Shoe-trees-by-Cathcart-Elliot

3. No

Going forward, please use the search engine.
post #33 of 40
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by essar1 View Post
 

Greetings all,my first post here. 

 

Due to finding a new appreciation of shoes in my 30's I've taken the plunge with my first 'proper' shoes - Loake Aldwych in tan, they were on sale and heard good things about the 1880 range so seemed a suitable entry point for a shoe noob.

 

I have few questions below so would appreciate any input. The shoes will be used very infrequently, weddings and special occasions since I already rotate some cheaper hudsons and clarks for work (my shoe collection is very imbalanced so slowly correcting that)

 

- what type of polish and/or cream could I use to maintain the shoes?

- where can I buy shoe tree's which are suitable, Amazon?

-  Is it worthwhile having a topy/topys fitted?

 

thanks

 

Welcome to the forum, @essar1.  Like Eucris mentioned, Saphir makes some great shoe care products.  You can always find Woodlore shoe trees on Amazon and they are nice and inexpensive.  No on the topy.  Best of luck.

post #34 of 40

Dear friend, thank you for the forum...

I have a pair of "outdoorsman " ??.. Could you help me figure out the year ( more or less)

Appears to be old: heavy metal, green glass (not to dark) the top plastic piece is wormed out, comes in an aluminum case with a logo on topof case marked B&L in upside down triangle in a circle under says made in USA. The inside case old fade out blue colored felt. 

An old beige and brown B&L " Baclor Guarantee " w/a No 102780 RR, nothing written by hand on warranty.

If you have any idea I would love to know,

Thank you

Marc

post #35 of 40
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Originally Posted by Miami4Me View Post

Dear friend, thank you for the forum...
I have a pair of "outdoorsman " ??.. Could you help me figure out the year ( more or less)
Appears to be old: heavy metal, green glass (not to dark) the top plastic piece is wormed out, comes in an aluminum case with a logo on topof case marked B&L in upside down triangle in a circle under says made in USA. The inside case old fade out blue colored felt. 
An old beige and brown B&L " Baclor Guarantee " w/a No 102780 RR, nothing written by hand on warranty.
If you have any idea I would love to know,
Thank you
Marc

Welcome to the forum, Miami. You'll want to ask here http://www.styleforum.net/t/24109/hof-labels-heels-and-nail-patterns-secrets-to-id-the-maker or here http://www.styleforum.net/t/9006/the-official-thrift-discount-store-bragging-thread. Pictures would definitely help.
post #36 of 40

Moved Post.


Edited by vegasrealtor - 11/23/15 at 10:47am
post #37 of 40

Okay, another follow up question on my blazer inquiry. I've pretty much settled on this particular blazer (thank's MurlSquirrel):

 

http://us.suitsupply.com/en_US/jackets/havana-brown-plain/C929I.html?cgid=Jackets&prefn1=fit&prefv1=Havana

 

It seems like a unique color that would be very versatile, my questions are these:

 

1) I have medium brown skin (North Indian - about Kal Penn's skin tone). Usually just about any color works with my skin, but I am wondering if brown is the one color that does not. Do you think the above color would work?

 

2) I've never seen a wool-hemp fabric. Does anyone have any information on this fit? Is it super casual, wrinkly look, or a will it hold it's structure nicely like I'm used to and be good for dressing up and down?

 

Thank you

post #38 of 40
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Originally Posted by webwing View Post
 

Okay, another follow up question on my blazer inquiry. I've pretty much settled on this particular blazer (thank's MurlSquirrel):

 

http://us.suitsupply.com/en_US/jackets/havana-brown-plain/C929I.html?cgid=Jackets&prefn1=fit&prefv1=Havana

 

It seems like a unique color that would be very versatile, my questions are these:

 

1) I have medium brown skin (North Indian - about Kal Penn's skin tone). Usually just about any color works with my skin, but I am wondering if brown is the one color that does not. Do you think the above color would work?

 

2) I've never seen a wool-hemp fabric. Does anyone have any information on this fit? Is it super casual, wrinkly look, or a will it hold it's structure nicely like I'm used to and be good for dressing up and down?

 

Thank you


1. I think the color would be fine.

2. I think I checked out the wool/hemp jackets at SuitSupply last time I was there (I was with a, uh, hemp fan), and I recall them having enough weight that they wouldn't wrinkle too badly. But I didn't even try one on, so that bit of advice is worth what you're paying for it. But I have no idea what you're used to. In terms of "up or down," based on the pictures, I'd wear that with anything from a casual silk tie (repp, knit, or madder), oxford cloth shirt, and flannel trousers down to an open-collared shirt and jeans.

post #39 of 40
Thread Starter 
^ Pretty much what he said.
post #40 of 40

Does anyone know anything about the K Punto Rosso line of Kiton? Is it handmade similar to mainline Kiton? Any feedback would be much appreciated.

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