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Shour out to MarkThomas, FaceofBoh (Michael)..

For hooking me up with 2 pairs of great loafers...

Blessings brahs...
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Thanks to those that replied. Guess I shouldve googled "93605" before asking. Im getting nothing but Shell Cordovan hits with that code for Florsheim Imperials. Woot Woot. Glad I picked these up. Theyre my size too. I gotta get them cleaned up though for sure. Im seeing alot of "Less is more" as far as polishing and cleaning for Cordovans. Most people say to just give them a good brushing?

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I'm interested in chicks with dicks
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Yep definitely shell. Be sure not to polish them with wax polish unless absolutely necessary. A horse hair brush and a lot of patience is all you need.  They will shine up nice.

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Yes, shell. As Cap sez, no shoe polish or wax. Take a damp soft rag, wipe, then rub like bejeebers with a horsehair brush until your arms feel like spaghetti. Then buff out with a soft cloth. Those are going to look real, real nice--great find.
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Passed on a pre Davies and Son Alan Bennet jacket. It was orphaned and I'd have most likely passed anyway, because of a pea sized hole in the back. Beautiful coat though.

I did pick up a staple navy blue two button Oxxford though, along with a NWOT Filson flannel shirt in my size, two recent Zegna ties and a mint Charvet tie. I'll try to post a pic tonight.
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Armani Exchange (teen label)

Sold an AX shirt for $70. Recently found another one so will figure out how much of a fluke that was.
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Just got the coolest tweed (I think) PRL jacket I've ever seen, at Buffalo Exchange of all places. It's a sport coat style, but with a throat latch and button closure on the vent. What is that called? Anyway, pics to come.
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Yep definitely shell. Be sure not to polish them with wax polish unless absolutely necessary. A horse hair brush and a lot of patience is all you need.  They will shine up nice.

 

With old shell it might be a good idea to hit them with some Venetian Creme or Saphir Renovateur. Don't use Lexol. Shell eventually dries out and cracks too, so it's good to put some oils back in there.

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Don't use Lexol.

Why not?
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Why not?

 

I've heard it's not recommended for shell. 

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Big shoutout to hooker4816 for hooking me up with a very nice chocolate BB camelhair SC. Thanks!

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Today's finds,
Ties, wool knit Pendleton, silk knit Lands End, EZ. I generally always pick up knit ties that aren't trashed as they are my go to tie in the fall/winter.



NWT Lands End quilted jacket for my wife to replace the LRL one I picked up for her last year. shog[1].gif


Vintage Zegna wool & cashmere jacket. Dated 86' but fit like a glove so fuck it.


Incotex flat front mid gray trousers, size 31 but have about an inch to let out!!!!! Made in Italy. This is a real treat because I was just about to shell out good money for a pair of new gray trousers. $6 plus about $30 in tailoring. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif


Falconnable by Loro Piana Storm System jacket, size XL


NIB, Franzus Wrinkles Away hand steamer. "The Best Friend your clothes ever had". Been looking for something like this for a long time. biggrin.gif


And my favorite find of the day, a Cape Cod Catboat model boat, made in Maine. This should come in handy when it becomes too cold to leave the house. Although, after I gave it real once over, assembly looks pretty fucking complicated. It's got real brass rigging's and canvas sails, the whole nine yards! biggrin.gif

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For restoring old shell, I really think the Venetian does a bang-up job. The Renovateur is great, too, and I have and use both, but for that first treatment on old shell... stick with the Venetian, I say.

Don't be too impatient with rehabbing old shell - give it time. And really, seriously, don't get them too gummed up with wax. You want to be very careful especially if it's got wear on them - they can crack, often on the outside of the toe area... and then you'll cry. I haven't had this happen to me on my personal shoes, but there are folks here who've had it happen on multiple shoes. baldy[1].gif
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