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post #22936 of 53409
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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post

 

I'd like to get a pair of the Christian Kimber suede chukka boots and I'm on the lookout for a light field-type jacket.

im also getting a pair of kimber chukkas - i was gonna get green but everyone getting green:(

post #22937 of 53409
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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post

Anything and everything so far - Aspesi, Boglioli, Filson, Alpha. I haven't eliminated anything yet since I'm still doing my research.

I guess it's only natural that I should be looking for a field jacket!

Keep us informed Mr Nelson. I trust you tastes.
post #22938 of 53409
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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post

 

Anything and everything so far - Aspesi, Boglioli, Filson, Alpha. I haven't eliminated anything yet since I'm still doing my research.

 

I'm watching Supernatural at the moment - been watching it from the beginning. This is a scene from the episode I'm watching now:

 

 

I just realised something - I've just bought a trench and a peacoat (from the original owner and made in the year I was born!). I guess it's only natural that I should be looking for a field jacket!

Gerry im sitting back and waiting for you to find the M65 because I spent all winter looking for a decent one and no luck (I didnt roll the dice on aspesi which was the best option). I might just go get a bunch made for O&J just to satisfy having one. Shall we say Navy + Green ? I reckon grey would be sick too. OK ive just talked myself into it .. let me find some M65's at Pitti this january and ill bring you back something .. lol what just happened

 

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Originally Posted by Michael Sy View Post

BTW

 

Now that we are talking about P Johnson again, has anyone seen his new loafers?

 

http://www.pjohnsonshop.com/collections/loafers/products/black-and-white-woven-shantung-silk-tie

 

Damn, I have years to go before I put a loafer that looks like that in my wardrobe. That looks terrible. I now see what you guys were talking about with Apolis, and some stuff being absolute crap and others being golden. Cearly P J should stick to suits!

 

P.S Streetminimal is a nice guy, he can also be a douche. We've knocked heads before ;).

 

Those booties are sick ... I was chatting to patrick about these for ages. I want a custom pair. Ill need to wear my watch outside my cuff with my new white popovers too to rake it up:)

 

PS popovers landed and cleared customs and look AWESOME. Friends and family already cleaned 9 shirts off me before Ive even had a chance to photograph them... stay tuned

post #22939 of 53409
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Originally Posted by Prof. B. Bear View Post

Holy fuck my knot was horrendous this morning;

All linens baby.

Very nice, Professor.

Where's the shirt from? Loving that collar...
post #22940 of 53409
Hi all

I just got a pair of shell cordovan Florsheim longwings off the 'bay. As you can see they are pretty worn, but they fit really well so I'm keen to restore them to some sort of glory. Looks like they will need a re-heel; the sole might last a bit longer I think.

The main issue though is the colour. They're burgundy in places, but the vamp and medallion at the front are nearly black. I guess this could be because someone has used a black wax on them? Not sure. Should I apply some sort of cleaner, or just brush them? If it's just brushing, do I need to use a particular kind of brush?

All comments, advice or sledging welcome.



post #22941 of 53409
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Originally Posted by tobiasj View Post

Hi all

I just got a pair of shell cordovan Florsheim longwings off the 'bay. As you can see they are pretty worn, but they fit really well so I'm keen to restore them to some sort of glory. Looks like they will need a re-heel; the sole might last a bit longer I think.

The main issue though is the colour. They're burgundy in places, but the vamp and medallion at the front are nearly black. I guess this could be because someone has used a black wax on them? Not sure. Should I apply some sort of cleaner, or just brush them? If it's just brushing, do I need to use a particular kind of brush?

All comments, advice or sledging welcome.

 

 

Apparently Reno'Mat is safe for shell. I'd try that before anything else if you can get your hands on some. Otherwise try a conditioner and wax your arm off.

post #22942 of 53409
Toby, nice kicks. There's a LOT of life left in those.

What I would do:

1. Get a new heel put on - if you're up for spending money, get a dovetail heel, otherwise a standard heel is fine.
2. Brush the whole shoe with a coarse horsehair brush for a few minutes.
3. Wipe it down with a damp cloth and leave to dry for a few minutes.
4. Take a standard brush and buff till your arms give out.
5. Apply a thin coat of Saphir Renovateur or the Ventian Creme stuff and work it into the leather using your fingertips or a cloth
6. Buff with a standard brush till your arms give out.
7. Take a stocking from your girlfriend and stretch it taut over your hand and run it furiously over the toe of the shoe.
8. Post pictures + accept people's compliments.
post #22943 of 53409
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Originally Posted by thebrownman View Post

Toby, nice kicks. There's a LOT of life left in those.
What I would do:
1. Get a new heel put on - if you're up for spending money, get a dovetail heel, otherwise a standard heel is fine.
2. Brush the whole shoe with a coarse horsehair brush for a few minutes.
3. Wipe it down with a damp cloth and leave to dry for a few minutes.
4. Take a standard brush and buff till your arms give out.
5. Apply a thin coat of Saphir Renovateur or the Ventian Creme stuff and work it into the leather using your fingertips or a cloth
6. Buff with a standard brush till your arms give out.
7. Take a stocking from your girlfriend and stretch it taut over your head and rub your dick furiously over the toe of the shoe.
8. Post pictures + accept people's compliments.

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post #22944 of 53409
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

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And that there is why you're a frumpy old man always wearing socks.
post #22945 of 53409

Interesting news on double monk. $500 for CJ seems pretty reasonable, really.

 

 

My question about shoes is this: are high quality shoes worth it if one is walking substantial amounts (up to 7/8 km sometimes)?

 

I know with proper care they live longer, but I am unsure to what extent expensive leather shoes are really designed to be used for actually walking.

 

Maybe this is a question where they turn out to be the ultimate walking machine, but it's one of those 'dumb questions' mentioned earlier :).

post #22946 of 53409
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post


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How do you clean your shoes fxh?

post #22947 of 53409
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Originally Posted by LonerMatt View Post

Interesting news on double monk. $500 for CJ seems pretty reasonable, really.

 

 

My question about shoes is this: are high quality shoes worth it if one is walking substantial amounts (up to 7/8 km sometimes)?

 

I know with proper care they live longer, but I am unsure to what extent expensive leather shoes are really designed to be used for actually walking.

 

Maybe this is a question where they turn out to be the ultimate walking machine, but it's one of those 'dumb questions' mentioned earlier :).

I am sure they will be far more comfortable to walk 7/8km in compared to cheap Australian brands.

 

However, if you are walking long distances, like 7km a day, then any shoe is going to get hammered, big time. Not even C&J can withstand that.

post #22948 of 53409
Here are a couple of pictures of today's outfit (well, the top half, at any rate).

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Details:

- grey, Herringbone-weave jacket by Herringbone;
- MTO sky blue, royal Oxford shirt by Deer Style;
- burgundy neat silk print tie by Panta;
- Vanda pocket square;
- navy cotton trousers; and
- C&J Belgraves in polo suede.
post #22949 of 53409
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Originally Posted by LonerMatt View Post

Interesting news on double monk. $500 for CJ seems pretty reasonable, really.


My question about shoes is this: are high quality shoes worth it if one is walking substantial amounts (up to 7/8 km sometimes)?

I know with proper care they live longer, but I am unsure to what extent expensive leather shoes are really designed to be used for actually walking.

Maybe this is a question where they turn out to be the ultimate walking machine, but it's one of those 'dumb questions' mentioned earlier smile.gif.

Not a 'dumb question', at least not in my opinion. I mean the whole "worth it" thing could spark another longwinded discussion here, but if you're walking 8km a day in your dress shoes, I think that you will likely find a thin copy to be quite beneficial, or a combination leather/rubber sole. I wouldn't last a week with leather soles on concrete if I were walking 8km a day. I don't mean the shoes, just the walk. I'd die.
post #22950 of 53409
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Originally Posted by Michael Sy View Post

I am sure they will be far more comfortable to walk 7/8km in compared to cheap Australian brands.

 

However, if you are walking long distances, like 7km a day, then any shoe is going to get hammered, big time. Not even C&J can withstand that.

 

comfort is subjective. Sturdy english construction is seen by some as thicker/stiffer than its italian peers (generalising). Typically my italian shoes with blake construction have been softer and more comfy than my english shoes. But i love my english shoes for the durability and look good even after years. Plus I normally get blisters with english shoes in the first few weeks

 

Speaking of aussie shoes i had a pair of kangaroo leather loafers that i bought for my year 12 formal many years ago now but I thought that they were the best shoes ever at the time. Suffice to say they were the softest shoes ive ever owned.

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