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post #18691 of 33019

Hi again all, I know this has been addressed here, but I wanted to be sure.

 

I just purchased a really nice pair of used burgundy cordovan Allen Edmonds loafers and they need a little care. I brought them to AE and the rep there sold me some cordovan shoe care cream. Fine. Now I'm hearing that you should NEVER use cream and should only stick to wax when it comes to cordovan.

 

Any opinions on this will be greatly appreciated.

 

Thank you!

 

 

EDIT:

 

I can see from browsing here that his is a very debatable topic. I'll just go with the cream for now (since I already own it) and perhaps order the wax for the future. 


Edited by Bartleby Trout - 11/26/12 at 5:31pm
post #18692 of 33019
Hey all,

I've been lurking for a while and caught the style bug. I found a pair of shoes that I have become obssessed with:
http://www.guylook.com/luxurious-city-wingtip-oxford-dress-shoes-shoes-06-en.html

Do you knwo of any other shoemaker that resembles that style? Low profile and possibly even same gradation of color?

I've been looking for the perfect shoe, and I feel like this is the form I like.
post #18693 of 33019
Would jacket sleeve buttons > 4mm thickness look awkward, especially if the edges are 'kissing'?
Edited by Baverso - 11/26/12 at 6:23pm
post #18694 of 33019
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bartleby Trout View Post

Hi again all, I know this has been addressed here, but I wanted to be sure.

I just purchased a really nice pair of used burgundy cordovan Allen Edmonds loafers and they need a little care. I brought them to AE and the rep there sold me some cordovan shoe care cream. Fine. Now I'm hearing that you should NEVER use cream and should only stick to wax when it comes to cordovan.

Any opinions on this will be greatly appreciated.

Thank you!


EDIT:

I can see from browsing here that his is a very debatable topic. I'll just go with the cream for now (since I already own it) and perhaps order the wax for the future. 

There's no way the AE cream will harm the shoes. As to whether it's necessary with Cordo shoes is another question, but it won't harm them.
post #18695 of 33019
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bartleby Trout View Post

Hi again all, I know this has been addressed here, but I wanted to be sure.

I just purchased a really nice pair of used burgundy cordovan Allen Edmonds loafers and they need a little care. I brought them to AE and the rep there sold me some cordovan shoe care cream. Fine. Now I'm hearing that you should NEVER use cream and should only stick to wax when it comes to cordovan.

Any opinions on this will be greatly appreciated.

Thank you!


EDIT:

I can see from browsing here that his is a very debatable topic. I'll just go with the cream for now (since I already own it) and perhaps order the wax for the future. 

I think most of the shell heads use either Venetian shoe cream or renovateur on their shoes. The Mac method also uses wax sparingly.
post #18696 of 33019

Hello all. I was looking to buy a pair of loafers and stumbled upon these.

http://www.parkandbond.com/product/130238931

 

Are these out of style or do they look fine? I know they cannot be worn into a business formal setting but would be good for dressy to casual attire. 

 

Would this belt also match well with these shoes? Thanks.

 

http://www.parkandbond.com/product/130232261

post #18697 of 33019
Quote:
Originally Posted by SartorialNYC View Post

Hello all. I was looking to buy a pair of loafers and stumbled upon these.
http://www.parkandbond.com/product/130238931

Are these out of style or do they look fine? I know they cannot be worn into a business formal setting but would be good for dressy to casual attire. 

Would this belt also match well with these shoes? Thanks.

http://www.parkandbond.com/product/130232261

I'm not a fan but I don't see anything wrong with them. Except for the rubber sole. And that ugly toe box.
post #18698 of 33019
Quote:
Originally Posted by SartorialNYC View Post

Hello all. I was looking to buy a pair of loafers and stumbled upon these.

http://www.parkandbond.com/product/130238931

 

Are these out of style or do they look fine? I know they cannot be worn into a business formal setting but would be good for dressy to casual attire. 

 

Would this belt also match well with these shoes? Thanks.

 

http://www.parkandbond.com/product/130232261

 

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by harvey_birdman View Post


I'm not a fan but I don't see anything wrong with them. Except for the rubber sole. And that ugly toe box.

Would this probably be a better buy in terms of flexibility, looks, and style? It costs a bit more and isn't on sale like the one above, but maybe the above is onsale for a reason.

 

http://www.parkandbond.com/product/105629875

 

Thanks again!

post #18699 of 33019

I'm having trouble finding great information on leather belts on SF. I own several in the $20-$100 range and every single one either scuffs easily or the leather starts showing wear within a couple months. Is it possible to get quality leather belts under $200 that won't scuff or crack? If so, what are some brand recommendations? Thanks.

post #18700 of 33019
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Originally Posted by scrolls View Post

I'm having trouble finding great information on leather belts on SF. I own several in the $20-$100 range and every single one either scuffs easily or the leather starts showing wear within a couple months. Is it possible to get quality leather belts under $200 that won't scuff or crack? If so, what are some brand recommendations? Thanks.

http://www.styleforum.net/t/236145/who-makes-the-best-belts/0_50
post #18701 of 33019
Quote:
Originally Posted by scrolls View Post

I'm having trouble finding great information on leather belts on SF. I own several in the $20-$100 range and every single one either scuffs easily or the leather starts showing wear within a couple months. Is it possible to get quality leather belts under $200 that won't scuff or crack? If so, what are some brand recommendations? Thanks.

I like Montblanc - go for palladium finish buckle and plain (not grainy) leather from the contemporary line. I have not worn them enough to say on durability but they look and feel top notch

http://www.montblanc.com/en-us/shop/leather/browse.aspx
post #18702 of 33019


FWIW I have this MB belt I received as a gift that I wear as an everyday beater. I can't say MB makes the best belts or they are even good for the price but I have beat the shit out of this for almost three years and it's only now starting to get worn enough I need to replace the leather. Hope that helps...
post #18703 of 33019

So it's more tricky and debatable than I thought. Are we all agreed on this, though?

Of the socks, shoes and trousers, the socks must not have the lightest shade.

post #18704 of 33019
What the devil happened to these shoes, and how on earth do I fix it?

Polished my shoes for the first time last night. It's worth noticing that my thrifted florsheim loafers came out looking better than ever. However, my stacy adams hold-me-over-till-i-get-allen-edmonds-for-xmas pieces of crap came out with dark brown streaking all over.
The original color was a dark cognac or a light brown. I used brown kiwi polish. Are the brown streaks due to using too dark a color, the shoe being crap, or inadequate polishing technique?

How do I fix it?jytamenu.jpg
post #18705 of 33019
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr Whitebeard View Post

So it's more tricky and debatable than I thought. Are we all agreed on this, though?
Of the socks, shoes and trousers, the socks must not have the lightest shade.

It's not really that debatable- socks are either an independent element to be coordinated like a tie or pocket square, or they approximately match the pants. Matching the shoes is simply not the correct answer. And yes, they can be lighter than the pants or the shoe, but you've got to walk before you run, so I don't recommend that while you're still unlearning old habits.

Hell, I'm not sure I even own a pair of black socks...
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