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post #31081 of 55015

Anyone want any Saphir products? Might do an order from Valmour and would be keen to split shipping if anyone is so inclined.

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Originally Posted by Oli2012 View Post


The Herring version comes in a slightly darker tone. My brogues look amazing, especially after a polish.

What model do you have? The Herring Chamberlain (in mahogany calf)?

post #31083 of 55015
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Originally Posted by Manuhiri View Post

I have a pair of the brown Aldwych's and I've been more than happy with them. My pair is coming up four years old and has been an absolute workhorse. Can take a pic later if you are keen to see how they age.

 

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Yes please.

As promised. 

 

 

 

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umm does the renovateur go on after the polish or before?
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Originally Posted by streetminimal View Post

umm does the renovateur go on after the polish or before?

Before.

Here's a few brief tips from NY shoe store Leffot:

http://leffot.com/2009/08/13/shine-time-2/
post #31086 of 55015
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Originally Posted by Manuhiri View Post

As promised. 







Beautiful job!
post #31087 of 55015
Do any of the members who frequent South Melbourne know of any nearby shoe repair places that are trustworthy enough to fit simple toe caps? I've not had it done before so don't know how skilled or otherwise it is. I imagine it's just hammering the things on but given the toes are a bit worn it might be harder than that?

I'll be taking the shoes to Rekaris for more extensive repair at some point, but I'm looking for something to prevent further wear in the meantime. Thanks for any suggestions!
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Originally Posted by streetminimal View Post

umm does the renovateur go on after the polish or before?

Too much polish, specially wax, can prevent the conditioner from soaking in. If you have been using wax polish you need to remove it prior to giving the shoes a drink. Shoes shouldn't be allowed to get thirsty.
post #31089 of 55015
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Originally Posted by lennier View Post

Do any of the members who frequent South Melbourne know of any nearby shoe repair places that are trustworthy enough to fit simple toe caps? I've not had it done before so don't know how skilled or otherwise it is. I imagine it's just hammering the things on but given the toes are a bit worn it might be harder than that?

I'll be taking the shoes to Rekaris for more extensive repair at some point, but I'm looking for something to prevent further wear in the meantime. Thanks for any suggestions!

I'd imagine the beggar man thief blokes might have someone in the area.

Although if it is this bloke he might not be working for a while. I did hear he tapped someone.
http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/police-nab-bikies-in-dramatic-arrest-20130508-2j7aj.html
post #31090 of 55015

I would have gone a slightly darker polish on the Oxfords, but thats just me. 

post #31091 of 55015
Uniqlo bloody bargains. Ribbed collar polos, cutaway collar polos, button down collar polos, shirt collar polos 2 for HK$199 and fun socks 4 for HK$59.
post #31092 of 55015
Love the polish on those, Manuhiri.
post #31093 of 55015
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Originally Posted by Romp View Post

ok 155gbp delivered 

oipolloi was 167gbp so 12gbp cheaper.

will post pics when they arrive

now to bleach my hair, find a shawl cable knit and some stone chinos ...bounce2.gif

And start dating Ali McGraw?
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Originally Posted by Pink Socks View Post

Jason, I remember seeing an interview with Gay Talese where his coats all had pocket squares already in them as he took them out of the wardrobe.

To save yourself time (but not money) you could store all yours with a white linen square.

Be a menswear scout, be prepared.

I find that leaving a linen PS in a jacket causes it to sag a bit and not look so good, because the cloth has so much memory. Better to store folded, and then form it up in the morning, it's got more spring that way,
post #31095 of 55015

Hey thanks for the reply and the pics, much appreciated.  I like the brown in the first image can see that going well with Navy/grey, and the polished Aldwychs' above look pretty good. Almost placed an order for just the black churchills this morning, will see about adding in one of the browns again now :)

 

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Hey so I noticed you're still having a bit of trouble deciding on your Brown shoe, and was in Henry Bucks today so took a few pics.

 

I will take back what I said about the Loake Aldwych Brown being 'horrible', it is actually ok for the price (the pair was a bit creased up), and you might actually be quite happy with the shade of Brown. The Aldwych in store was the same shade as the Churchill, and both were a decent mid-conservative brown, with the cap burnished slightly darker.

 

The other pair are a choc brown.

 

 

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I also thought if you need a 2nd pair of affordable shoes, and considered putting off the brown for another black pair, have a look at the Cheaney Fenchurch quarter brogues (http://www.cheaney.co.uk/index.php)

They are surprisingly cheap, free shipping, and the 11028 last is really nice. Just a thought ;)

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