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post #4111 of 24872
I'm sorry for not introducing myself properly ,but having 'lurked' here for a while I will get round to it one day.shog[1].gif I just wanted though to contribute to 'soundsnpressure' question.

If you email Loake on their website and ask for their recommendation on polish they may send you a complimentary tin of their own. Having bought a pair of burgundy Loake Royals from Jump the Gun a few months back( delighted with both the shoes and the top service) I did just that and was chuffed to get a nice email back from Loake asking for my name and address so they could send some. smile.gif

Hope this helps. Cheers
post #4112 of 24872

The best shoe polish I've ever come across is Saphir pate du lux. Yes, I know, sounds like something from a posh deli counter, or an appetiser at a swanky restaurant, but it's a shoe polish. T'aint cheap though. The can I have I got as a freebie.

Rob

post #4113 of 24872
My trick for breaking in boots/shoes:
After the first day, you should know where your rub points are (the blisters/blood will give it away, eh?)
So, I buy those big fucking band-aids (or moleskin if you can find it) and apply over the blisters (after lancing and adding a drop of neosporin), and then just keep changing out the bandaids daily, but I keep wearing the shoes daily. The band-aids take all the rubbing and you still get the time in for breaking them in. After awhile, your foot heals, and should have formed a little bit of callous, and you can take off the bandaids. By this point, the shoes should be broken in if you wear them daily all day, but if not, repeat the process.

It's worked on a dozen pair of combat boots, all of my John Varvatos chucks (they all give me massive heel blisters the first time I wear them), crappy dress shoes, crappy boat shoes, work boots, etc.
post #4114 of 24872
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Originally Posted by fujione View Post

Also what item did you never really like?

kind of talked about this one before, but the one item popular in today's scene that I can't get my head around are the carded hankies. I have a few, have worn them a couple times even, but at the end of the day I think they're whack. Cant understand why you'd want a faux hankie rather than using a real one??? To me it's not much different than wearing a clip on tie.
post #4115 of 24872
Totally agree Jason, What also looks awful, Is hanky's that match say a check shirt, that people have made up, Also i thought a hanky was worn at random, Back in the 60s, I had Two hanky's One Red and the other White, We never gave it a thought that it had to match a shirt or tie.
post #4116 of 24872
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Originally Posted by Get Smart View Post

^^ since Loakes are made from a corrected grain leather, instead of full grain, it's not going to matter that much. Kiwi, Cherry Blossom, Timpsons, Trickers....any of those burgundy/oxblood polishes will be fine



No one's mentioned Angelus shoe polish? Waxes to a glossy finish faster than kiwi does. Granted, before switching to Angelus, kiwi was the only polish I've ever used. But I'm sold on Angelus. One of these days I'll have to try the other ones you mentioned.
post #4117 of 24872
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Originally Posted by Lasttye View Post

Totally agree Jason, What also looks awful, Is hanky's that match say a check shirt, that people have made up, Also i thought a hanky was worn at random, Back in the 60s, I had Two hanky's One Red and the other White, We never gave it a thought that it had to match a shirt or tie.

Yep - I had one blue one burgundy.
post #4118 of 24872
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Originally Posted by Get Smart View Post

^^ since Loakes are made from a corrected grain leather, instead of full grain, it's not going to matter that much. Kiwi, Cherry Blossom, Timpsons, Trickers....any of those burgundy/oxblood polishes will be fine

Hey you. Get out of this thread and post a fit already. lol
post #4119 of 24872

Cheers Jason,Frank,Rob,darksideofforce re:- polish on Loakes.

 

The reason I asked was, I've heard 'mods' really get offended when I say I use kiwi/cherry blossom on loakes!

 

Also

I like carded pocket squares.But I can agree with the 'clip-on tie' analogy. And I understand why people don't like them

To be fair, before I recently used the carded pocket squares, I bought 2 CROMBIE (the actual company)  silk hankies. The problem is, they are huge. I've tried to fold them into a square but they are too bulky in the pocket, and look shite. I don't like wearing a hanky in a 'puff' shape. So I'm at a bit of a loss.

post #4120 of 24872
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Originally Posted by soundsnpressure View Post

I don't like wearing a hanky in a 'puff' shape.


It's what we did back in the day. there was a knack to getting it just right.
post #4121 of 24872
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Originally Posted by Man-of-Mystery View Post

It's what we did back in the day. there was a knack to getting it just right.

Yes,it took time sometimes.I had a Burgundy,Navy,Blue/White Spotted and a Patterned(not Paisley)Silk Pocket Handkerchiefs.The Patterned ones I wore (with a Suit) when I was not wearing a Tie.Now the Spotted ones are hard to get hold of now-found one Stockkist nearby.So I can refurbish my Collection!smile.gif
post #4122 of 24872
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Originally Posted by soundsnpressure View Post

before I recently used the carded pocket squares, I bought 2 CROMBIE (the actual company)  silk hankies. The problem is, they are huge. I've tried to fold them into a square but they are too bulky in the pocket, and look shite. I don't like wearing a hanky in a 'puff' shape. So I'm at a bit of a loss.

silk pocket squares cant actually be "folded" since the cloth doesnt lend itself to holding a crease. like Colin and Paul mentioned, there is def a trick to getting the "puff" just right where it doesnt look puffy. also, yes some handkerchiefs are very large, those really cant be used as a pocket square. ideally less than 12" square is a good size. the trick with a silk hankie is to have it look nonchalant in your breast pocket, which often involves some effort to get it to look effortless, ironically. If you want to do a fold, stick with cotton or linen, not silk.
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Originally Posted by Stazy View Post

Hey you. Get out of this thread and post a fit already. lol

lol, what's up man!
Edited by Get Smart - 9/30/11 at 2:27pm
post #4123 of 24872
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Originally Posted by soundsnpressure View Post

Cheers Jason,Frank,Rob,darksideofforce re:- polish on Loakes.

 

The reason I asked was, I've heard 'mods' really get offended when I say I use kiwi/cherry blossom on loakes!

 

Also

I like carded pocket squares.But I can agree with the 'clip-on tie' analogy. And I understand why people don't like them

To be fair, before I recently used the carded pocket squares, I bought 2 CROMBIE (the actual company)  silk hankies. The problem is, they are huge. I've tried to fold them into a square but they are too bulky in the pocket, and look shite. I don't like wearing a hanky in a 'puff' shape. So I'm at a bit of a loss.



Hi Russ

 

I don't really get why anyone, mod or non-mod would object to using Kiwi/cherry on Loakes- I mean its not like they're paticularly heinous brands of polish, nor are Loakes that big a deal for that matter- just a good solid shoemaker. Think some folk suffer from head up arse syndrome too much. My style of dressing (and musical taste) overlaps mod / the smartest bits of traditional skinhead/ Suedehead and ivy- and I use kiwi and cherry blossom all the time- hell I even use cheapo Timpsons own brand sometimes (shock horror). A lot of it has got to do with how you polish not just the raw materials- suspect I'm preaching to the choir. However that sahpir stuff I mentioned is the canine's cahones and the effect of using it seems cumlative- shoes gets better and better. But I'm borerline OCD with polishing anyway biggrin.gif

 

PS The carded hankies remind me too much of the Cavern circa mid 80s but each to their own mate!

Rob

post #4124 of 24872
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Originally Posted by soundsnpressure View Post

Cheers Jason,Frank,Rob,darksideofforce re:- polish on Loakes.

 

The reason I asked was, I've heard 'mods' really get offended when I say I use kiwi/cherry blossom on loakes!

 

Also

I like carded pocket squares.But I can agree with the 'clip-on tie' analogy. And I understand why people don't like them

To be fair, before I recently used the carded pocket squares, I bought 2 CROMBIE (the actual company)  silk hankies. The problem is, they are huge. I've tried to fold them into a square but they are too bulky in the pocket, and look shite. I don't like wearing a hanky in a 'puff' shape. So I'm at a bit of a loss.



Hi Russ

I don't really get why anyone , mod or non mod, would object to those polishes being used on Loakes. I think there's attention to detail and then there's head up arse. Its not like they're particularly heinous brands of polish, nor are loakes that big a deal, just a good solid shoemaker. My own style of dressing (and musical taste) straddles mod, the smartest elements of traditional skinhead/suedehead, and ivy- i use Kiwi and cherry a lot (whispers softly.... I even use Timpsons own brand sometimes). The Saphir stuff I mentioned was the canine's cahones though, and the effect of it seems to build up each time I use it. A lot of  it is surely how you polish and not just the raw materials hmmm, yes I'm borderline OCD with polishing...

 (PS re the carded hankies- reminds me too much of the Cavern circa mid 80s...but each to their own mate!)

Rob

post #4125 of 24872
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Originally Posted by sambarock View Post

Hey guys,
I REALLY need some assistance with my next suit for this fall/winter.
I was thinking of something different, perhaps a double breasted jacket.
The problem is I have little reference of proper double breasted skinhead/ suedehead suits. One of the feel references is from this video:
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x1k4ky_original-skinheads-suedeheads-1969_music
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It's not the greatest images but is the only one I could find.
That bring up some questions:
-Was those suits high button or fastened to middle?
-From what I know from other posts is that most proper suits were single vent, but in a double breasted shouldn't be side vents?
-Was the lapels always notched or peak acceptable?
-Was brass "ivy style" buttons common at the time?
-Besides Tonik and PoW which other fabrics were common for F/W suits? Were flannels whore at all?
-The end of the trousers looked usually clean, where cuffs never popular?
The only suit that I could find that has a similar style (I am assuming of course,) is this Brooks Brother's Black Fleece jacket.
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I don't like the DNA it look too much like a Mod costume with the exaggerated lapel and extreme high buttoning, looks like a peacoat .
I know this is a lot of questions but I really respect your opinions on this matter biggrin.gif

I posted this a day ago but for only reason was only posted today.
Can anyone shed some light on this suit questions?
Thx
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