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Originally Posted by JR Magat View Post
 


Thanks!  Might have been another SF member's color 8 ptbs, where i've just had my snuff suede LWBs done so far with brass eyelets... SF is definitely giving him a lot of work lately!  I mailed out my Viberg tan horsehide service boots to him this week for antique brass eyelets as well :slayer:

 

Bootmaker Brian Truong in Los Angeles also does great work, including hand-welted resoles. I just sent my Indy 403's to him on Monday to install brass eyes and hooks. His turnaround time is quick (less than two weeks) and his pricing is excellent. I will post pics when they get back. This is the web site for his boots:

 

http://www.roleclub.com/boots/

 

 

also:

 

http://vintageengineerboots.blogspot.com/2014/01/los-angeles-based-cobbler-brian.html


Edited by Carson - 5/14/15 at 7:40am
post #109877 of 122416
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Originally Posted by McBear View Post


Removing a stain.


Hi,  everyone.  The other day I managed to stain my new Whiskey LWBs. I'm not sure how it happened but I think it is a coffee stain or grease from frying hamburgers that landed in the middle of a crease where the cordovan seems to be particularly sensitive.  

To remove the stain, I have: 


*    wiped with a wet cloth, wiped with a dry cloth, brushed-brushed and brushed

*    worked with a deer bone, brushed-brushed and brushed, again

*    Sprinkled baking powder on the stain overnight to absorb the stain, brushed-brushed and brushed


The picture shows what the shoe looks like after two days of these actions, not much difference from before. Is there any other way of cleaning (soap?)

 

The stain doesn’t seem to go away so I suppose I need some color.


Renovateur? Tan Wax? In what order? I have never used any of those products on this pair of shoes before.

Is there a Whiskey shoe cream with color pigment?


Do you all have any suggestions on what to do next?







i
Badnews. There is really nothing you can do if you you ger too aggressive you run the chance of permently damaging the leather
Goodness It will more than likely dissipate to insignificance given a little time
post #109878 of 122416
I'd just keep brushing and just hope the oil spreads. This is a good example of why you should use some type of barrier between your shoes and the world (water welting is another good reason). I doubt hamburger fat would have soaked so badly into shell that had a coat of wax polish on it.
post #109879 of 122416

Hey all, I know this topic has been discussed before, but I couldn't quite find the answer to my question on the forum or the interwebs.  Does anyone have experience matching Ravello with AE belts? Specifically the Wide Basic Dress Belt? Maybe the Chili Burnished? Or Brown Burnished (of which they are out)? Thanks!

post #109880 of 122416

Depending on the shade of Ravello, I think it looks really good with the AE Lamar in Tan Dublin, assuming your Ravello has broguing/perfs. There is variation amongst these belts in color too, but I don't adhere to the matchy-matchy belt stuff anyway. As long as it's vaguely similar, it's fine by me.

post #109881 of 122416
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Originally Posted by McBear View Post
 

Removing a stain.

Hi,  everyone.  The other day I managed to stain my new Whiskey LWBs. I'm not sure how it happened but I think it is a coffee stain or grease from frying hamburgers that landed in the middle of a crease where the cordovan seems to be particularly sensitive.  
To remove the stain, I have: 

*    wiped with a wet cloth, wiped with a dry cloth, brushed-brushed and brushed
*    worked with a deer bone, brushed-brushed and brushed, again
*    Sprinkled baking powder on the stain overnight to absorb the stain, brushed-brushed and brushed

The picture shows what the shoe looks like after two days of these actions, not much difference from before. Is there any other way of cleaning (soap?)

 

The stain doesn’t seem to go away so I suppose I need some color.

Renovateur? Tan Wax? In what order? I have never used any of those products on this pair of shoes before.
Is there a Whiskey shoe cream with color pigment?

Do you all have any suggestions on what to do next?

 

 


I've seen you have had a few comments on this.  I'm curious to see what you come up with?  I've got 2 pairs of whiskey shells with spots.  One is similar to yours, the other rains spots from yesterday.  What really pisses me off is I put leather defender on them yesterday am before I wore them!  Still got rain spots.

 

Steve

post #109882 of 122416
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Originally Posted by totalair1 View Post


I've seen you have had a few comments on this.  I'm curious to see what you come up with?  I've got 2 pairs of whiskey shells with spots.  One is similar to yours, the other rains spots from yesterday.  What really pisses me off is I put leather defender on them yesterday am before I wore them!  Still got rain spots.

Steve

The rain spots will go away with time. I had a pair of shells that got caught in a downpour and welted very badly. I was so pissed I stuck them in the closet for a couple years. I pulled them out recently and they were back to perfect.
post #109883 of 122416
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Originally Posted by HenryIII View Post

Ravello LWBs Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

Looking great Henry! Love them Ravellos! In terms of belts, I just use a medium brown belt that I found years ago. Works well, not sure which AE Belt would go best, but Chili sounds like it would be close.

 

-Mike

post #109884 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Joenobody0 View Post


The rain spots will go away with time. I had a pair of shells that got caught in a downpour and welted very badly. I was so pissed I stuck them in the closet for a couple years. I pulled them out recently and they were back to perfect.


Ha, thats pretty funny. But glad to hear. Not sure how many people have actually done that before... :-)

 

-Mike

post #109885 of 122416
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Originally Posted by HenryIII View Post
 

Hey all, I know this topic has been discussed before, but I couldn't quite find the answer to my question on the forum or the interwebs.  Does anyone have experience matching Ravello with AE belts? Specifically the Wide Basic Dress Belt? Maybe the Chili Burnished? Or Brown Burnished (of which they are out)? Thanks!

I use a Medium Brown belt from Johnson & Murphy that is a pretty good match.  I use it for Ravello and Whiskey wears....

 

https://www.johnstonmurphy.com/double-pinked-belt%C2%A0/3001.html?dwvar_3001_color=Burgundy#start=1

post #109886 of 122416
Am I the only person on here that owns Alden belts in Whiskey and Ravello?
post #109887 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Joenobody0 View Post

Am I the only person on here that owns Alden belts in Whiskey and Ravello?

Considering they haven't been available in some time, you might be one of the few!
post #109888 of 122416
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Originally Posted by katch View Post

My newly acquired Alden of SF Color 8 Wingtip Boot on dainite!!

Beauties! Would love to know how this particular custom job, dainite with shell WTB, holds up in the future. I was thinking of doing something similar to mine.
post #109889 of 122416
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Originally Posted by TO Tie Guy View Post

Considering they haven't been available in some time, you might be one of the few!

I was shocked to find that Alden no longer sells shell belts. There's a huge hole in the market between what BB sells and what Rancourt sells. I guess AE sort of fills it, but not very well.
post #109890 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Joenobody0 View Post


I was shocked to find that Alden no longer sells shell belts. There's a huge hole in the market between what BB sells and what Rancourt sells. I guess AE sort of fills it, but not very well.


There probably isn't enough shell leftover since they are most likely using every square inch to make shoes/boots, now.

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