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post #23731 of 30502

Assuming you don't have a deer bone to hand, try this: stick a good bit of normal black wax polish on the caps (normally not necessary for cordovan).  Put some trees in - whatever you have that reaches deepest into the toe.  Rub the caps in a circular motion, quite firmly, with the back of a stainless steel spoon - a good stiff one.  Then brush off the polish and buff as usual.

 

As long as the actual toe box isn't damaged underneath, it should help smooth it out a little.  You might want to do this more than once for an incremental effect.

 

Let me know how it goes.  If it does something bad, blame yourself for believing the internet.  If it works well, you may thank me personally. OK?

post #23732 of 30502
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Originally Posted by Dean Keaton View Post

Could you help me identify these boots? This is exactly what I'm looking for for winter.


The black or suede?

Kidding. Alden makes nice boots that look a lot like that. I believe you can get them at J Crew these days for about $500. it's a popular style, so there should be multiple options at lesser price points. LL Bean signature has one, regular LL Bean has a Katahdin Iron Works boot that looks chunkier and heavier, but is a nice work boot.
post #23733 of 30502
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post
 

Assuming you don't have a deer bone to hand, try this: stick a good bit of normal black wax polish on the caps (normally not necessary for cordovan).  Put some trees in - whatever you have that reaches deepest into the toe.  Rub the caps in a circular motion, quite firmly, with the back of a stainless steel spoon - a good stiff one.  Then brush off the polish and buff as usual.

 

As long as the actual toe box isn't damaged underneath, it should help smooth it out a little.  You might want to do this more than once for an incremental effect.

 

Let me know how it goes.  If it does something bad, blame yourself for believing the internet.  If it works well, you may thank me personally. OK?

 

haha Ok, will give it a go sometime this week and let you know how it ends up.

post #23734 of 30502

Where to cop a topcoat in camel? Preferably a shop based in Europe so I don't have to deal with the headache that is the tolls. 

 

I imagine the overcoat be in the vein of the one J.Crew one featured here in http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4229VFS6x5Y. It also has to be slim. Thanks in advance.

post #23735 of 30502
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Originally Posted by V1KTA222 View Post
 

 

haha Ok, will give it a go sometime this week and let you know how it ends up.

 

hopefully it works out for you! post results!

post #23736 of 30502
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Originally Posted by porcelain monkey View Post

The black or suede?

Kidding. Alden makes nice boots that look a lot like that. I believe you can get them at J Crew these days for about $500. it's a popular style, so there should be multiple options at lesser price points. LL Bean signature has one, regular LL Bean has a Katahdin Iron Works boot that looks chunkier and heavier, but is a nice work boot.


Thanks a lot, you were right. It's Alden for JCrew.
post #23737 of 30502
Looking for shoe recommendations for a real trim fitting charcoal grey Hugo Boss suit. I'm assuming I have to go with black. I'd like something versatile that's a good investment, but also a bit stylish. I find black cap toe oxfords a little boring... Suggestions?
post #23738 of 30502
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Originally Posted by blacktarmac View Post

Looking for shoe recommendations for a real trim fitting charcoal grey Hugo Boss suit. I'm assuming I have to go with black. I'd like something versatile that's a good investment, but also a bit stylish. I find black cap toe oxfords a little boring... Suggestions?
Unless you're attending a funeral, a job interview among those who'd care, or your own wedding, I'd suggest burgundy or merlot or oxblood instead of black.
post #23739 of 30502
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Originally Posted by random-adam View Post


Unless you're attending a funeral, a job interview among those who'd care, or your own wedding, I'd suggest burgundy or merlot or oxblood instead of black.

 

Ha.  It is a wedding, but not mine :)  However, I am the best man.

post #23740 of 30502

Could someone please help identify these boots?

 

http://postimg.org/image/x43gh495z/

 

http://postimg.org/image/hhluem6j5/

 

I used to own a pair and can't remember the brand name. Winter is coming and I need a good pair of hiking boots. I know the pictures are small, but I thought the sole would be recognizable to someone. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

post #23741 of 30502

Does royal and pinpoint oxford age the same way as regular oxford cloth?

post #23742 of 30502
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Originally Posted by BrooksLauren77 View Post

Does royal and pinpoint oxford age the same way as regular oxford cloth?

I have found that Royal can snag. It isn't common but it does happen. You don't see it on a white shirt but it can be visible on shades of blue.

Pinpost oxford can get a bit shiny over time if you send them out to the cleaners for wash and press. Regular oxford is more resistant to shiny seams.

I like a well worn regular (or especially a "beefy") oxford for a soft comfortable feel. You don't get that same feel or look after years of wearing a Royal or pinpoint. They just look old.
post #23743 of 30502
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Originally Posted by pocketsquareguy View Post


I have found that Royal can snag. It isn't common but it does happen. You don't see it on a white shirt but it can be visible on shades of blue.

Pinpoint oxford can get a bit shiny over time if you send them out to the cleaners for wash and press. Regular oxford is more resistant to shiny seams.

I like a well worn regular (or especially a "beefy") oxford for a soft comfortable feel. You don't get that same feel or look after years of wearing a Royal or pinpoint. They just look old.

Thank you sir.


Edited by BrooksLauren77 - 10/2/13 at 5:58pm
post #23744 of 30502

Can someone tell me what the two small buttons on the inside of this jacket are for? They're only on the one side and given their spacing and the fact that they're shanked, I doubt if they're intended to be spares.  I'm also curious about the reinforcement strip next to the top button - I've never seen that before, although this is the first half-lined jacket I've had.

 

 

post #23745 of 30502
The buttons can be for a detachable throat strip. Is there a button and a stripe under the collar?
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