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post #166 of 476
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Originally Posted by thenanyu View Post
My double monks from Zee. These have been worn around 10 times. They are a golden-tan colored calf, almost exactly the same shade as whisky shell.



When I was there, he said that they do goodyear welts upon request. As soon as I mentioned styleforum he asked me if I wanted to copy Ben's shoes

I might actually go ahead and do just that but put a goodyear welt on it.

lol, they look like they did a good job on them!!
post #167 of 476
I will be making a trip to Hong Kong in the foreseeable future, though only for a few days.

How long does it take from placement of order to completed product?
post #168 of 476
First order, a week (my experience). First he draws out your feet on sheets of paper. Then you return after 2-3 days for fitting with a canvas 'mold'. If no alterations to mold, you get the finished product a 3-4 days after. Subsequent orders can be completed in as little as 2 days, once the Zee brothers have your feet measurements on record.
post #169 of 476
I'll be in HK for 3 days. Do they ship?
post #170 of 476
I went in on Monday
Canvas fitting on Tuesday
Pick up Friday morning

They do ship.
post #171 of 476
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Originally Posted by thenanyu View Post
My double monks from Zee. These have been worn around 10 times. They are a golden-tan colored calf, almost exactly the same shade as whisky shell.



When I was there, he said that they do goodyear welts upon request. As soon as I mentioned styleforum he asked me if I wanted to copy Ben's shoes

I might actually go ahead and do just that but put a goodyear welt on it.

Seriously good looking shoe!
post #172 of 476
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Originally Posted by benjamin831 View Post
Well when you buy a pair of Zee's, it usually comes flat brown (assume of course you purchased brown shoes), you can used diluted acetone to lighten the leather in certain areas. You can then use black/navy shoe polish and a old toothbrush and brush the dark polish into the broguing around the shoe.

That's basically what I did.

Its also important to apply a fair bit of cream (Saphir Renovateur) before and after the process to counteract the drying properties of acetone.

In the pictorial essay of renovating a pair of Bruno Maglis (I think it was ) the cobbler mentioned using rubbing alcohol instead of acetone as it was milder on the leather. I don't want to ruin the shoes before they've been worn so what dilution is recommended 1:2? 1:5? Thanks in advance.
post #173 of 476
Does anybody know whether Zee's can do a Norweigan sewn toe?
post #174 of 476
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Does anybody know whether Zee's can do a Norweigan sewn toe?

can not, or should i say not like a dover anyway
post #175 of 476
can someone explain to me what a goodyear welt is? ive tried googling but i get lost in the shoe lingo.
post #176 of 476
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Originally Posted by daruma View Post
can someone explain to me what a goodyear welt is? ive tried googling but i get lost in the shoe lingo.

try doing a search on here insted of googling
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post #178 of 476
hmm maybe I should re think my planned week long holiday in Fiji later this year after seeing those double monks...
post #179 of 476
Surely sombody has the dilution ratio I mentioned above? If antiquing is the way to go, I'd like to get it right.
post #180 of 476
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man thats a nice shoe, think i know what my next order will be will be
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