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Originally Posted by juniper View Post
Cheaney suede brogues, about 5 years old, after second resole. Just brushed, and excess nap burned off with a lighter. Never used a suede cleaner on them.





Shoes are in sweet shape.

But if you like a 'newer look' I recommend getting a brass bristle suede brush from your local cobbler. They are a lot 'stiffer' than a normal suede brush and not to be used everytime you brush your shoes (would probably tear up the seams.)

BUT I just took a new brass brush to a couple of pairs of old shoes and even the 'bald' spots went away with a little work. They look like new.
post #647 of 755
^ one cat on this forum purposely puts bald spots on his suede shoes.
post #648 of 755
IF you're speaking of eGW he calls in pateena.
post #649 of 755
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IF you're speaking of eGW he calls in pateena.

I'm all for the pateeeeeeeena look on polished leathers (meaning shading and changing of tone etc. etc. etc.) But for me suede just looks 'worn out' and dumpy when it's not in great shape.

One man's treasure.............
post #650 of 755
Agreed. Although the balding on my suede shooz adds character. Gonna have to upload some new snaps.
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who did your resole? nice job

Timpsons, which is the biggest (maybe the monopoly?) chain services (shoes, keycutting etc.) shop in the UK. One in every town. Obviously some variation in quality of work, but it's directly managed not franchised, and they're pretty good.

65 quid for JR Sole & Heel (Normal leather is 55, so well worth it.)
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65 quid for JR Sole & Heel (Normal leather is 55, so well worth it.)

That looks pretty damn good to say its Timpsons
post #653 of 755
First ever SF post. Thought this might be a good place to start my career.

My hand-me-down New & Lingwood (Poulsen Skone) brogues. Almost as old as I am!



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...and some C&J sydney loafers. Not quite as beautiful as the above, I wouldn't say, but at least the "character" is all my own work.



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post #654 of 755
Thanks for posting. What else is on your list as far as dress footwear?
post #655 of 755
Power of bleach with black shoes





















post #656 of 755
The horror!!!! What did you do to those poor black shoes!??!

post #657 of 755
Great pics, nice job.
post #658 of 755
I don't like the shoe design but the work was fantastic!
post #659 of 755
those need to fade from red to white to blue, then they would have character

BTW good job
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I don't like the shoe design but the work was fantastic!

+1!
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