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Originally Posted by nabilmust View Post

 

Which one, GN? There are four: -

 

 

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Originally Posted by Prince of Paisley View Post


I see where you are coming from, you like (1) a clean, simple aesthetic done well(2) For me, that kind of aesthetic is more like anesthetic: (3) fun in small doses(4) TEHO.

 

I hereby amend my previous statement to "Yes, I tend to agree with view (2), (3) and (4) above.smile.gif

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I know we talked about this yesterday, but I think CDs shoes look fantastic post-refurb. I don't mind at all that there is still some evident creasing on the shoe. I like it. To me, good shoes look their worst when they're brand new; stiff, lifeless and often in the case of goodyear welted shoes that aren't the likes of St. Crispin's, John Lobb, and others in that league of "refinement", a little clunky. These look fantastic.

 

I think they look good as well - one pair of brand new shoes looks just like any other. The type of wear on the shoe is the mark of the wearer and what makes it their own.

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Originally Posted by thebrownman View Post

To me, good shoes look their worst when they're brand new; stiff, lifeless and often in the case of goodyear welted shoes that aren't the likes of St. Crispin's, John Lobb, and others in that league of "refinement", a little clunky. These look fantastic.

Agreed entirely - would prefer my old shoes to a new pair any day of the week.

Here's a nice pic I found which shows age/patina/a boatload of character.

http://i.imgur.com/OHjm72t.jpg
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Originally Posted by Osiris2012 View Post

I use to be a huge fan of pizza stones and whilst I still use them, when making my own base they seem to come out better on the vented tray

Try a big cast iron frying pan. Get the oven max hot. Get the frying pan rather hot. Then cook the pizza in the oven on the base (underside) of the pan.
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Old man made a pizza oven a while back, will PM you the recipe, unless others are interested?

 

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Originally Posted by Geoffrey Firmin View Post


SWMBO only hand washes linen clothing.

Re pizza dough I have a couple that work very well will have to dig them out as they are PDF and can send it via PM if anyone interested.

Now excuse me my labours are done the wine has aired and I will settle in to watch the rugby.Go the Brumbies.

 

I'm keen - PM or post at your leisure, please!

 

Will do.

 

As others have said, if you're cooking in a standard oven, I found getting a vented tray helped more than a dough recipe. Some swear by a pizza stone, but I've had better success with a vented tray.

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Pizza recipie

4 Cups flour I a white spelt,personal choice or any goog quality flour

1/2 teaspoon salt

Packet and a half powdered yeast Tandaco is the brand I've used for years.

1cup hot water

Mix flour,salt,yeast then gradually add water.

kneed for 10 minutes cover with tea towel and let stand in a warm place for at least an hour. Once doubled in size roll out. Makes 4 bases

For either gas or electric domestic oven it needs to be cranked right up and left to heat for an hour minimun. One pizza in oven takes 10-15 minutes should rotate after 7 minutes.

I just use thin metal trays as opposed to vented trays or pizza stone. I always get good results.

Toppings? last night, Salami,eggplant,olives,goats cheese on tomato

Pumpkin,fetta,rocket,artichoke on tomato

Eggplant,SDT,artichokes,olives, caramelised onions,mushrooms and goat brie on tomato, give it a bit of chilli for a kick

a good Morington Peninsula pinot noir or solid Barossa shiraz to wash them down
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itlaian cook book "light of lucia" is good - she does cooking classes here in leichardt - she also does a pizza-class but she has the advantage of a wood fire oven

 

highly recommended though - even though she is a crazy nutter

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So I had a pair of AS Armfield's that were just too light a colour to feature regularly in my rotation so I decided to do see if I could take them to a richer/darker colour. I used a combination of black, dark brown and maroon Saphir colours. Anyway, here are the results.

 

Before (unworn):

 

After (with a few miles on them):

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I thought Vanity Fair was a quality magazine but really http://www.smh.com.au/executive-style/style/who-is-the-worlds-bestdressed-man-20130802-2r3ku.html

Kieth Richards judged to be the second best dressed man in the world? You have to be kidding!
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Originally Posted by Spandexter View Post

So I had a pair of AS Armfield's that were just too light a colour to feature regularly in my rotation so I decided to do see if I could take them to a richer/darker colour. I used a combination of black, dark brown and maroon Saphir colours. Anyway, here are the results.

Great job. I'm considering something similar... by saphir colours do you mean dyes or creams?

Looks great like a dye, and I'm pretty interested in your method. I've read the antiquing thread and think I have a decent idea, but you have done really well...

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Originally Posted by Geoffrey Firmin View Post

I thought Vanity Fair was a quality magazine but really http://www.smh.com.au/executive-style/style/who-is-the-worlds-bestdressed-man-20130802-2r3ku.html

Kieth Richards judged to be the second best dressed man in the world? You have to be kidding!

I would have picked Charlie over Keith.
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Thanks. It was actually easier than I thought it would be. No dyes involved just polish. The most nerve wrecking part was the first coat of black polish. I focused this on the toe box, the outer side and the outer heel as this is where the shoe wears most over time. After that I gave the whole shoe a light once over with the black polish and then two more coats of dark brown and one coat of moroon to try and give it some depth.

I also applied a light application of conditioner at the start of the process and a light application of water in between polished to get some shine.
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Today's purchases:

 

 

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^ Wearing mine today:

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Wonder if Willie Horton has one of those.
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