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Brush lightly and also try using a cotton cloth to buff with a spritz of H2O

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Cigar Cap's today

 

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Since we seem to be on a suede kick today, my second pair of NSTs.

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MrDV: agreed, it's a great day for tan suede.



Also -- and sorry to bring up a talked to death topic -- but what's the consensus on best practices for suede care?

I just ordered some of the neutral Saphir spray with almond oil. These sprays were highly reviewed, but unavailable in the US for a while. I am going to clean some of my older suede and waterproof some new chukkas soon, so I'll pass along reviews
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Does anyone here own both the Indys and the Red Wing Beckmans and do they fit the same? Thanks!

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Does anyone here own both the Indys and the Red Wing Beckmans and do they fit the same? Thanks!

I did for a time. I would go the same size in each though note the Beckman toe box is higher so will feel a bit looser vertically in the toe region.  

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I'm having a hell of a time getting a buff/shine on my shell chukkas - am I just not brushing enough/hard enough?  I'm using the Mac method, and I feel like the brushing has dulled the finish, is this what happens before the natural luster comes out? 

 

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Brush lightly and also try using a cotton cloth to buff with a spritz of H2O

Not sure if Don L is responding to your post, or the one on suede care, but I was going to suggest the soft cloth and spritz of water.

 

Think of the brush as rough-grit sand paper and the soft cloth as fine-grit.  Shines in general, whether it be on a shoe, car, or whatever, are the result of an ultra-smooth and even surface.  The soft cloth really smooths/evens out the surface oils or wax beyond what a brush does, and brings out that high-gloss finish.

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MrDV: agreed, it's a great day for tan suede.



Also -- and sorry to bring up a talked to death topic -- but what's the consensus on best practices for suede care?

they look best beaten up, in my opinion..
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help me decide?

Would you rather have a moderately worn pair of Alden unlined PTBs or a NOS unworn pair of vintage Hanover PTBs?

Both are color 8 shell and the same price...

NOS Hanover.

I'm an Alden guy through and through, but I own enough vintage NOS Florsheim Imperials and Hanovers (LB Sheppard line) to know they are easily the equal to Alden. I have a color 4 NOS ptb Hanover and it is made so well I think I could run it over with my car. laugh.gif
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Where are people buying vintage Florsheims and Hanovers? Just on eBay?
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I've owned the varying vintage old stock hanover ptb in cognac shell and black shell and they were easily the equal of my NIB shell Alden #8 PTB. The Hanover had thicker shell and thicker soles. In fact the black ones with the combination heel with cobbler nails were superior in my estimation.

 

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NOS Hanover.

I'm an Alden guy through and through, but I own enough vintage NOS Florsheim Imperials and Hanovers (LB Sheppard line) to know they are easily the equal to Alden. I have a color 4 NOS ptb Hanover and it is made so well I think I could run it over with my car. laugh.gif

 

Thanks for the input. I'm looking forward to receiving. Do they have a steel shank like Alden? 

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Where are people buying vintage Florsheims and Hanovers? Just on eBay?

 

This website is also a great place to watch: http://www.classicshoesformen.com/

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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

Where are people buying vintage Florsheims and Hanovers? Just on eBay?

You can try ebay or classicshoesformen.com

FWIW, the guy who runs classic shoes (I do not know him) contends that the Florsheim of old made the finest shoes ever produced in Amercia and that they rival the finest RTW shoes ever made anywhere in the world - in terms of build quality and construction, materials, etc.

Two of my go-to shoes are shell PTBs - one black, one color 8 - both are vintage Florsheim Imperial.
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'What is the size?'

Size 10.5 C/E if anyone here has a need...
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Some fresh Cigar...unfortunatly not a perfect fit

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I did for a time. I would go the same size in each though note the Beckman toe box is higher so will feel a bit looser vertically in the toe region.  

What I thought. Awesome, thanks.

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