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post #6706 of 14986
9D tramezza, bin of $235 and a "make an offer" option:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=190155724764
post #6707 of 14986
Doc, they most certainly don't look pebble grain from any of the pics. It must be finer than any pebble grain I've ever seen.
post #6708 of 14986
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Originally Posted by sartort View Post
Doc, they most certainly don't look pebble grain from any of the pics. It must be finer than any pebble grain I've ever seen.

Nah, it's regular pebble grain, just combined with my extremely amateurish photography.
post #6709 of 14986
Hi,

I've posted this elsewhere on the forum but thought I'd try it here too...

I guess I'm just "kicking tires" for the moment, but if you have a shoe meeting most of the following, I could be interested...maybe...

12-C (medium width)
Great brand- prefer Spanish, Italian or British
Basically conservative styling with roomy toe box
Supportive/ well-built/ repairable
Comfortable
Excellent grade of leather
Leather or leather-rubber combo sole
Prefer blucher/derby style (flaps evenly parallel over tongue)
Minimum four maximum five eyelets, again only four or five pair of eyelets
Closeout, slight blem BUT NO JUNK, NOTHING ALREADY REBUILT!
Prefer dealing with AUTHORIZED dealer
Not interested in "knock-offs"

I would only consider dealing with a business/ individual known to me by virtue of much participation in the forum. That means, a lot of posts...

While I might consider a preowned dress shoe, I'm really hoping for a new/demo/closeout/blem

The big things are quality of the leather, quality of construction, comfort, orthopedic support to feet...

Please- only dress shoes, only lace-ups, only blucher or derby style, only from some of the more esteemed makers, only recraftable styles.

And, to save confusion, I add that I must keep my budget below $400, ideally below $300. So I'm obviously seeking an "opportunity"

Thanks...
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post #6711 of 14986
Those really aren't wing tips.
post #6712 of 14986
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Those really aren't wing tips.

...and they really aren't black. Wonder what else they really aren't.
post #6713 of 14986
I decided to take a stab at these ws foster boots.The seller has good feedback and said they are virtually brand new:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=250166861886

I was hoping to steal them and now I'm wondering if I overpaid...there was just one other bidder and he cost me $67 or so...I stopped by their shop last week and thought they had some nice stuff but I don't see much about them here.
post #6714 of 14986
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Originally Posted by vinouspleasure View Post
I decided to take a stab at these ws foster boots.The seller has good feedback and said they are virtually brand new:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=250166861886

I was hoping to steal them and now I'm wondering if I overpaid...there was just one other bidder and he cost me $67 or so...I stopped by their shop last week and thought they had some nice stuff but I don't see much about them here.

I think you did well...look to be very nice. I would probably dye them a dark brown but that's just me.
post #6715 of 14986
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Originally Posted by DocHolliday View Post
Nah, it's regular pebble grain, just combined with my extremely amateurish photography.

Is the stripping of polish with acetone described in detail in another post?
post #6716 of 14986
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Is the stripping of polish with acetone described in detail in another post?
I just applied the acetone to a cotton T-shirt and rubbed it vigorously into the shoe. It helped to focus on a small area, making sure to remove all the old shininess before moving on to other areas. (Be careful of any non-leather trim -- too much rubbing can fray edges and strip color.) Acetone is nasty stuff, so follow the warning labels on the canister -- wear chemical gloves and eye protection, and don't breath the fumes. Even outside the fumes were potent, especially working with the quantity I was using. After I got done with the acetone, I let the shoes dry completely and waited until the smell had evaporated. Then I applied a few thick coats of leather conditioner. Once the shoes drank their fill and dried thoroughly, I applied several coats of shoe cream before moving on to polish. Here's a closeup shot of the new finish, in which you can get a better idea of the color and kinda, sorta almost see the pebble grain:
post #6717 of 14986
NIB Tywrhitt desert boots/suede chukkas, listed as a U.S. size 8.5, for $64.99 BIN. These run large, and I wonder if the seller has already taken that into account.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...ADME:B:SS:US:1
post #6718 of 14986
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Originally Posted by tonylumpkin View Post
...and they really aren't black. Wonder what else they really aren't.

The picture is of another shoe she's selling, a peluso napoli split toe. She's just got the wrong picture up right now, but I'm guessing she'll fix it soon.
post #6719 of 14986
Brooks Brothers 25% Friends & Family sale includes shell cordovan shoes.
post #6720 of 14986
MICHELANGELO DRESS BOOTS, never heard of. http://cgi.ebay.com/1399-MICHELANGEL...QQcmdZViewItem
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