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post #23731 of 29405

cross-posted from Allen Edmonds thread:

 

Just got a pair of black shell park aves.  Leather is smooth everywhere, except the captoes, where the leather looks dimpled or pebbled, like the surface of a golf ball.  Is this something that will go away with wear or buffing?

 

Here is a pic:  the dimpling is much more pronounced in real life.

 

post #23732 of 29405
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Originally Posted by loarbmhs View Post

Vigogne is French for Vicuna; the Latin is Vicugna; and the Italian is Vigogna. But there's nothing called "Vigugna"--it could be a made-up word to indicate some sort of fake, or some synthetic they're trying to pass off for feeling like Vicuna. Vicuna is extremely expensive--like $20,000 expensive see: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323392204579073090614851288.html

Is it possible you're reading the "o" in Vigogna as a "u"? Or how 'bout walking into the fanciest retail men's store, or better yet, fabric store in your city and having them take a look at it?
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Many thanks, the label definitely states "Vigugna", its like a hybrid of the above translations, I can,t imagine the actual coat is fake, it,s just too nice, I thought perhaps a blend but now I,m thinking it could be real.
post #23733 of 29405
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Originally Posted by V1KTA222 View Post

cross-posted from Allen Edmonds thread:

Just got a pair of black shell park aves.  Leather is smooth everywhere, except the captoes, where the leather looks dimpled or pebbled, like the surface of a golf ball.  Is this something that will go away with wear or buffing?

Here is a pic:  the dimpling is much more pronounced in real life.



I doubt that will go away unfortunately.
post #23734 of 29405

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 #23735 of 29405
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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 #23736 of 29405
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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 #23737 of 29405

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 #23738 of 29405
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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 #23739 of 29405
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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 #23740 of 29405
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 #23741 of 29405
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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 #23742 of 29405
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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 #23743 of 29405

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 #23744 of 29405

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

post #23745 of 29405
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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.
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