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post #706 of 1267
pocketsquareguy - they have such a fantastic hand. And the simple weave with subtle contrasting threads creates an incredibly versatile tie - similar in versatility to a grenadine, in my opinion.

We'll miss you in New York but I'll see you in San Francisco for Wingtip's Frank Sanatra party. My wife and I will be coming in for it.

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post #707 of 1267
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Originally Posted by David Copeland View Post


Kirby,

1)  I have several pairs of shoes that are the same color as the above image.  When I have used Saphir polish on them, the holes also seem to get clogged up with the outer layer polish color.  What can I do to restore the darker color to the holes as depicted in the above photo.

2)  Also, what can I do to restore the darker stitching?

It seems that applying the Saphir color to the overall shoe changes the holes and the stitching.

David

David -

I'll have to look into this for you. I have used a toothpick in the past to scrape polish out of the brouging holes... but that can be a pain. How do you apply your polish? With a brush or chamois? With a chamois, you would have a greater capacity to control the amount of polish that you apply. Also, a stiffer bristle polishing brush or dauber (with pig hair) would also allow you to get into these holes to brush the polish out.

As for the stitching, I've "heard" of a technique used by purse repair people to prevent the thread from taking on the polish, but I've never learned what the secret actually is! I'll continue to dig into this and get back to you.

Hope this helps.

Kirby

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post #708 of 1267
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Originally Posted by kirbya View Post

pocketsquareguy - they have such a fantastic hand. And the simple weave with subtle contrasting threads creates an incredibly versatile tie - similar in versatility to a grenadine, in my opinion.

We'll miss you in New York but I'll see you in San Francisco for Wingtip's Frank Sanatra party. My wife and I will be coming in for it.

Send me a PM and let me know when you plan to arrive in SF. Lets meetup for lunch or drinks.
post #709 of 1267
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Originally Posted by kirbya View Post

 

David -

I'll have to look into this for you. I have used a toothpick in the past to scrape polish out of the brouging holes... but that can be a pain. How do you apply your polish? With a brush or chamois? With a chamois, you would have a greater capacity to control the amount of polish that you apply. Also, a stiffer bristle polishing brush or dauber (with pig hair) would also allow you to get into these holes to brush the polish out.

As for the stitching, I've "heard" of a technique used by purse repair people to prevent the thread from taking on the polish, but I've never learned what the secret actually is! I'll continue to dig into this and get back to you.

Hope this helps.

Kirby

 

Yes, going forward (even on new pair) will be a lot more cautionary venture to make sure none of the Saphir polish gets in the holes - and may increase the amount of time.  I am surprised that Allen Edmonds did encourage customers to be careful.

 

Now that the brogue is the same color as everything else, I need to know how best to return it.  I don't think recrafting through AE would solve it.

 

I have read some people use a small drill bit to grin out the old polish.  But then, what should be placed back in the hole?

post #710 of 1267

Dave, I'm a very novice shoe polisher, but my guess would be that you used too much cream/polish when you applied it. When rubbing the cream/polish in it should be so light that it doesn't actually 'fall into' the holes. Instead, it should kind of glide over the holes. Maybe I'm mistaken, but that would be my take on it.

post #711 of 1267
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Originally Posted by David Copeland View Post

Yes, going forward (even on new pair) will be a lot more cautionary venture to make sure none of the Saphir polish gets in the holes - and may increase the amount of time.  I am surprised that Allen Edmonds did encourage customers to be careful.

Now that the brogue is the same color as everything else, I need to know how best to return it.  I don't think recrafting through AE would solve it.

I have read some people use a small drill bit to grin out the old polish.  But then, what should be placed back in the hole?

This is part an unavoidable consequence. If you polish any shoe with brouging, it's almost impossible to not get polish into the holes. I think that the trick is to go light on the polish around these areas and then to use a stiff-bristled dauber to really work the stuff out of the holes. And then, if you still need more help, a toothpick. I looked into having toothpicks made that were designed for this particular purpose, but had trouble finding a manufacturer that would modify something that's been made the same way, essentially, for a century. But if you blunt the end of a regular toothpick, it should do the trick. I'll look into this again for you.

As for the difference in color, I really can't think of anything that could really fix it (or even be worth trying to fix it). A q-tip with some Reno'Mat would remove the polish and maybe restore the original finish. But we're talking a lot of work. Alternatively, you could try some Reno'Mat and a stiff-bristled dauber. It would remove everything (from inside the holes and the uppers). But it would allow you to start over.

I feel that some shoes come with finishes that are almost impossible to sustain over a long period of time. The stitching and brouging being two great examples.

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post #712 of 1267
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Dave, I'm a very novice shoe polisher, but my guess would be that you used too much cream/polish when you applied it. When rubbing the cream/polish in it should be so light that it doesn't actually 'fall into' the holes. Instead, it should kind of glide over the holes. Maybe I'm mistaken, but that would be my take on it.

JimmyHoffa has a point here. When polishing shoes with brouging, I start on a smooth area without holes to lighten the polish (it always starts off thick regardless of how careful you are) before moving onto more sensitive areas. I also use the tin of my polish jar as a pallet, daubing the polish there to help further control the amount applied to the chamois.

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post #713 of 1267

It would also be advisable to apply all treatment with a chamois over the brouged area, rather than a brush, right? Brushes are more likely to slip into the holes than a taught cloth which is unlikely to fall into the holes.

 

I could be wrong, but that would be my take as well. Brush for everything but the holes - chamois for over the holes and the brouging.

post #714 of 1267
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Originally Posted by JimmyHoffa View Post

It would also be advisable to apply all treatment with a chamois over the brouged area, rather than a brush, right? Brushes are more likely to slip into the holes than a taught cloth which is unlikely to fall into the holes.

I could be wrong, but that would be my take as well. Brush for everything but the holes - chamois for over the holes and the brouging.

Sorry, I'm seeing that I was not clear.

Apply the polish with a chamois.
Use a stiff-bristled dauber to remove any polish that may have gotten into the holes.

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post #715 of 1267

Virtual Style Forum Trunk Show for those Who Can't Make it to New York

I am excited to be in New York this weekend for the StyleForum x NYC Trunk Show. I know that many of you guys can't be here but wish you could. So, instead of leaving you guys out, I'm launching a "Virtual Trunk Show" here on my affiliate thread today and tomorrow. I'll be posting pictures and videos from the event here on this thread.

In addition, I'll be offering tomorrow:

A 15% Trunk Show Discount + Free Shipping
Anyone that shows up at the trunk show, including our "Virtual Trunk Show" on this thread, can use the TRUNKSHOW promotional code on orders over $75 to receive a 15% discount with free shipping. Originally, I was only going to offer this to people who show up to the trunk show. But, hey, why discriminate. This is only good thru the end of the trunk show (Sunday at 7:00 PM EST).

Enter A Raffle To Win One of Four Simmont Goddard Pocket Squares
Enter to win one of four Simmont Goddard pocket squares at the trunk show by filling out a ticket with your email address and for those who can't make it, by completing this short form. All of Simmont Goddard's pocket squares have handrolled and sewn edges and are mercerized in the French Alps. Simonnot Godard set up in 1787 is the last french weaver of Luxury Handkerchiefs and pocket squares in France. Their work is fantastic.

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Hope to see as many people as possible tomorrow!
Edited by kirbya - 11/16/13 at 6:18am

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post #716 of 1267
Those SG pocket squares are the very best!
post #717 of 1267
A picture from the NYC x SF Trunk Show

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post #719 of 1267
Kirby, thanks for posting the video...
post #720 of 1267
Yay! Video!
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